Apple is working with TSMC on a chip for the Apple Car, which is said to be similar to Tesla. The Cupertino giant’s Titan project is thought to be a development of autopilot technology, but other reports indicate that Apple may be building its own car.
DigiTimes said Wednesday that Apple is working with Taiwanese semiconductor forge TSMC on a chip that will underpin the autopilot. The two companies are also said to have developed plans to manufacture Apple Car chips in the US and are currently in talks with suppliers in the automotive electronics supply chain.
The Taiwanese resource also added that “Apple Car is similar to Tesla”, but did not elaborate and explain what this statement means. Perhaps we are talking about the fact that Apple is creating its own mass-produced electric car.
DigiTimes does not always accurately report information about Apple. While supply chain claims are usually confirmed, rumors about Apple’s future plans are sometimes false. Therefore, it is better to treat this message with a certain degree of skepticism.
Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo previously predicted that Apple would purchase chips for self-driving cars from TSMC. He argued that the Apple Car could debut in 2023-2025. In addition, TSMC is still considering building a chip manufacturing plant in Arizona.
Rumors of the Titan project have surfaced periodically over the years. While there have been reports of major changes in strategy and staff cuts, development of the autopilot appears to be ongoing.
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