Apple's first car will be fully autonomous, won't be available for end users

04 February 2021
Apple and Kia will strike a deal later this month.

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  • pt020

This Kia looks like a copy of the Lancia Delta..

Hi there,

We will have to see the tax exceptions and how it affects the different countries where they want to sell this curious car.

  • Anonymous

SpiritWolf, 04 Feb 2021'...get rid of the human drivers' Like, seriou... moreIt's called automation. It is like a wave starting in the start of the industrial revolution and it is ongoing. You must be from another universe to have not paid attention to it.

Either that or you still wash your clothes by hand, go to places on foot, cook using a stove burning wood (and much much more).

Automation means that anything the machines *can* do will do eventually. They will reach their limits though. Machine do not use entanglement in their "brain function" so they can't directly feel as we do, and of course they lack lack any form of will. It's just statistical probability (to us it is the other way around, we actually choose the universe we end up in, which the machines absolutely can't do).

But there are a lot of things we do (still), that are mechanistic. Like driving, so it stands to reason to think that machines would be better at those.

  • KMB877

Anon3, 04 Feb 2021He actually makes a rational and well rounded argument. An ... moreVery logical and elegant said!

  • KMB877

IpsDisplay, 04 Feb 2021Well self driving cars are safer than human beings Infac... moreI'm curios to see how a self driving car will avoid bumps and cracks all over the New York City roads!
Also, a self driving car will be able to stop in front of a hydrant?! If yes, a traffic cop is going to ticket such a car, or the self driving car will be consider havin a driver always inside?!

  • who

Anonymous, 04 Feb 2021Then a bug of something in the system goes wrong and you di... morewho said there would be people in the car? also not available for end users, so you wouldn't be in it anyway?

  • oh dear

Anonymous, 04 Feb 2021Apple.... Let me guess. On pair with Ford Focus, but th... moreno it will probably be priced close to their direct competitors just like all their other products, so between 70 and 100k depending on performance, range and build quality (won't have to worry too much about trims if it's business based, probably for moving products not just people).

  • Mr.Awesome

Ikram, 05 Feb 2021It will come with tyres pre-assembled right? Or people need... moreL.O.L

  • Qwerty2021

Ikram, 05 Feb 2021It will come with tyres pre-assembled right? Or people need... moreOf course not.

-) First, charging cable & the brick are sold separately; u can use Mac charger to charge it.
Why? because Apple are eco[nomic]-friendy.

-) Second, u MUST update it EVERY TIME update released, if not, the system will nag u relentlessly, and u should be happy to receive any 'new & unexpected feature(s)' (read: becoming beta-tester testing beta version with TONS of bugs & NO WAY to roll back)

-) Third, the battery is sealed & ALL vital components are paired to ensure the 'safety' [of Apple's & Kia's wallet; no way to service it from 3rd party even if the parts' quality is above the original, as it won't work properly].

p.s for EVERYONE who think autonomous vehicle are 'the future'; think agan.
1. Ever heard Simon Weckert's experiment of virtual traffic jam?
2. Ever watch anime titled 'psycho Pass' or 'Ghost in the Shell'?

  • Anonymous

Akinaro, 05 Feb 2021until they get "autonomous" car to real road like... moreThat is right. It'll be a chaos and hundreds of crashes every month for sure. People will absolutely get angry against every autonomous car that takes tens of minutes to park in the intense traffic. Discussions, angry drivers, horn blasts everywhere, some broken windows... etc. Then call the insurance... Ohhhh sorry you are not covered, your car leads to dangerous congestion situations and also altercations, you pay... Bye!

Fully autonomous, business use. My brain suddenly blank!

until they get "autonomous" car to real road like center of Madrid, Brazil or Paris in the middle of summer and try to park there... Forget about trusting such car.

  • Anonymous

Prepare for the high price.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 05 Feb 2021If android makes the car. It will stop update in 2 years. A... moreAll the automobiles and you went for flooded car... lmao.

  • Anonymous

Ikram, 05 Feb 2021It will come with tyres pre-assembled right? Or people need... moreHahaha don't crack my ribs

  • Anonymous

It's going to get a massive media attention and every rich people will buy it and we'll see it on the road everywhere. Same thing happens with Tesla. Majority of people just ignore all the bad things they have, companies with big media attention will get all the credit. So expect Apple car to be praised as 'revolutionary'.

Anonymous, 05 Feb 2021enjoy infighting and clicks :D😑🧐😒

  • Q 2021

Ikram, 05 Feb 2021It will come with tyres pre-assembled right? Or people need... moreOf course not.

-) First, charging cable & the brick are sold separately; u can use Mac charger to charge it.
Why? because Apple are eco[nomic]-friendy.

-) Second, u MUST update it EVERY TIME update released, if not, the system will nag u relentlessly, and u should be happy to receive any 'new & unexpected feature(s)' (read: becoming beta-tester testing beta version with TONS of bugs & NO WAY to roll back)

-) Third, the battery is sealed & ALL vital components are paired to ensure the 'safety' [of Apple's & Kia's wallet; no way to service it from 3rd party even if the parts' quality is above the original, as it won't work properly].

p.s for EVERYONE who think autonomous vehicle are 'the future'; think agan.
1. Ever heard Simon Weckert's experiment of virtual traffic jam?
2. Ever watch anime titled 'psycho Pass' or 'Ghost in the Shell'? or at least Terminator series? by watching Psycho Pass, u could realized the gist 'nightmare' of autonomous things, let alone vehicle where u 'entrust' ur lives to corporation which notorious for blaming their consumer, selling faulty product (remember brand new 'bending' ipad?), & found guilty for TONS of 'shady' practice?

  • Anonymous

Ikram, 05 Feb 2021It will come with tyres pre-assembled right? Or people need... moreSavage

  • Anonymous

Ikram, 05 Feb 2021It will come with tyres pre-assembled right? Or people need... morein a few years we will get elevitating cars