Experts fear that the Apple Car will get its own charging connector that is incompatible with other electric vehicles
The intentions of Apple to create their own cars rumors for quite some time, although little confirmed information. The project, rumored to be engaged Steve jobs. Moreover, it is known, what are the main principles guided the company when creating a vehicle: this is futurism, sustainability and ease of management.
In the Apple not only plans to create an electric car, but also to make it unmanned. However, the problem in this way is obvious – large-scale problems with infrastructure, and the need to create a high-quality battery power and energy which will be enough for a long time and large distance.
Experts believe that Apple will rely on the recharge rate of the battery and the abundance of available infrastructure, and not on the stock tank. Fears are that compatible chargers for the Apple Car will not be and other electric vehicles will not be able to receive stations on the “Apple” of the company and one electron. In addition, in the future in the Apple Car will be implemented technology use iPhone as a car key.
This way Apple has done repeatedly with the release of new products. The story proprietarily interfaces Lightning and 3o-pin, not compatible with other gadgets, is in danger of repeated and in the automotive industry. The Apple Car will apply its own, incompatible with anything connector, so using public chargers, great chargers from Apple, will be possible only with an adapter. In the US the standard for most electric vehicles — SAE, European cars use the standard in the region Mennekes connector. The third most popular standard is CHAdeMO, which is used in Nissan, Mitsubishi and others.
In may this year it was reported that Apple is actively hiring professionals working on charging stations for electric vehicles. According to Reuters, over the past few months the company has hired at least four engineers who spetsializiruyutsya on the development of electric car charging stations. Among them, a former employee of BMW, Ronan O Braonain. Even before Apple hired Nan Liu, an engineer studying the technology of wireless charging cars and ex-Google employee, specialist charges Kurt Adelberger.
The design of the Apple Car is not only in USA but also in Europe, e.g. in Berlin, where, according to some reports, a secret lab Apple. The issue of electric cars is expected approximately in 2020. For the release of the Apple have already agreed with the Magna plant in Austria. This plant did not produce cars under its own brand, but will organize the production for their famous brands of the global automotive industry. Such contract manufacturer, Foxconn peculiar to the world of electronics.