Apple Axes Electric Car Project to Double Down on Artificial Intelligence

Apple has officially terminated its electric vehicle project, known as Project Titan, choosing instead to channel its efforts and resources into the development of artificial intelligence. This decision comes after a decade of speculation, development, and anticipation surrounding Apple’s entry into the automotive industry.

The decision to cancel Project Titan was communicated to the project’s extensive team of over 2,000 employees, who will now be redirected to other sectors within the company, notably AI. This move was confirmed during a meeting led by Jeff Williams, Apple’s Chief Operating Officer, and Kevin Lynch, who oversees technology development.

Apple’s foray into the electric vehicle market was seen as a direct challenge to established players like Tesla and Google. Project Titan, initiated in 2014, aimed to revolutionize the automotive industry with a self-driving vehicle that combined Apple’s expertise in technology with cutting-edge automotive engineering. However, despite the project’s ambitious scope and the talent amassed, Apple has concluded that the venture’s high development costs and the estimated retail price of $120,000 per unit posed considerable financial risks.

Apple’s interest in AI is not new, but this decision signals a deeper commitment to advancing in this field. AI has emerged as a transformative technology, with potential applications ranging from improving user interfaces and personalizing customer experiences to developing new products and services that could redefine entire industries.

Meet Adwaith, a tech-savvy editor who's all about gadgets and gizmos. With a degree in Computer Engineering and a passion for all things tech, he's been guiding readers through the world of hardware for 10 years. Known for his clear, insightful reviews, Adwaith is the trusted voice behind TechLog360. Off-duty, he loves building PCs for charity.


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