MOTOR Trend magazine this week released some stunning imagined designs for the long-rumored Apple car.
Talks surrounding an Apple car have been ongoing for years but according to many experts, we still have some time to go before we see one in real life.
However, that has not stopped Apple aficionados from conceptualizing their own version of what the tech giants’ futuristic vehicles might look like, including Motor Trend magazine.
The automotive publication revealed stunning imagery of imagined Apple cars with the help of Garrett DeBry, who designed the cars, Kunaal Kelkar, who shot the models and did some of the 3D renders, and Ali Archer, who also handled 3D modeling.
According to the images, the self-driving Apple car might focus on a heavy minimalist design that centers around a “pod” look.
“The pod, for better or worse, is the future of automotive design,” the report’s authors writes, citing the Canoo Lifestyle Vehicle and the Cruise Origin as modern examples.
A clean pod-like design makes sense when one considers that the vehicle will likely be devoid of bulky engines, steering columns, and pedals, according to the popular magazine.
“Our projected autonomous future strips down the automobile to its most basic elements, a concept Apple has for decades applied to everything from cell phones to wristwatches,” the report states.
The vehicle would have numerous cameras and lidar sensors that will help it navigate completely on its own, and would function solely on a dense-energy battery.
Motor Trend also predicts that the fleet of Apple cars would all be interconnected, giving them the capability to both communicate with one another and use others’ data on surrounding infrastructure.
And, of course, it wouldn’t be a true Apple product if the cars were not able to seamlessly integrate with other Apple devices such as iPhones and Apple Watches.
While all of these features are of course speculation, it will be interesting to see what the real Apple car will offer — if it ever comes to fruition, that is.
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