A new report stated that the company Camel Meets in Japan with Toyota executives about production Apple car much rumored by 2024.
Executives at Apple, the world’s most valuable company by market value, have teamed up with the Japanese automaker in Asia, as it tries to lay the groundwork for suppliers to help build the car in the next few years.
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It is also said that Apple met with South Korea’s SK Group and LG Electronics last month about the project.
Apple has been working on a car project since 2014 under the code name Project Titan, and one of the goals of autonomous systems is self-driving cars.
Recent patent leaks reveal Apple’s plans for a smart car door that won’t open if the car is going slow or pedestrians are too close. The system can either keep the door fully closed or limit the amount of swing it opens to prevent danger, according to Apple Insider.
The scheme included in the patent file indicates that it can also instruct the car to keep its doors and windows closed if the car is submerging in water, and the car will unlock the seat belts and deploy the buoyancy devices before making sure passengers are ready to exit.
And if the vehicle is parked with a passenger or pet inside, Dynamic Element Protection turns on the air conditioning to prevent it from overheating.
The vehicle features Traffic Direction Gesture Recognition, which indicates that the vehicle will be able to interpret hand signals from a traffic policeman, pedestrian guard or other “traffic manager”.
And Apple is proposing sensors that will scan nearby pedestrians to identify the traffic manager using recognizable signals.
The car also includes a system that automatically detects broken glass and schedules an appointment with the local service station, but it’s not just the windows that can interact in Apple’s high-tech car: there’s also touchscreens hidden in doors, seats and other surfaces.