Quanta Reportedly Supplying Apple With 'Autonomous Driving Solutions'

While the status of Apple's electric vehicle plans are unclear at this point, hit-or-miss DigiTimes reports that Taiwanese manufacturer Quanta Computer is currently supplying Apple with unspecified "autonomous driving solutions."

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An excerpt from the paywalled report, emphasis ours:

With the test of its autonomous vehicle, Quanta is now able to prove its ability in designing an autonomous driving platform, which is expected to assist the company to obtain more partnerships, said the sources, adding that Quanta is currently one of the suppliers of Google's and Apple's autonomous driving solutions.

Quanta recently confirmed that it has developed and tested its first autonomous vehicle on closed tracks in the United States, according to the report, allowing it to "prove its ability in designing an autonomous driving platform." Quanta did not reveal details of the vehicle or the tests.

While noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted that a so-called "Apple Car" could launch by 2025, in line with various reports claiming that Apple has been developing an electric vehicle, other reports have suggested that Apple has been focused solely on underlying autonomous technologies and systems.

Quanta is best known as the primary assembler of the Apple Watch since 2015, but a separate DigiTimes report claimed that the company may stop assembling the Apple Watch in 2020 due to "profit concerns."

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cknibbs Avatar
15 months ago


Aaah, I love the Tesla! Just that once it runs out of battery, you are stuck.
A hybrid car is a better solution, specially one that works like a Prius.

How is that different than... “once I run out of gas I am stuck?”

If you can handle managing a fuel gauge or a cell phone battery you should be fine managing a EV.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Relentless Power Avatar
15 months ago


Aaah, I love the Tesla! Just that once it runs out of battery, you are stuck.

I think that applies just to about anything that has a battery. ? But I don’t know anyone with a Tesla ‘that’s run out of battery’ where they’ve been stuck. It’s like anything, you monitor your battery usage where that doesn’t happen, not to Mention, fast charging stations are expanding all the time.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
farewelwilliams Avatar
15 months ago
Digitimes rumor? pass. Let’s move on, folks. The only rumors they got right are the obvious ones.


Aaah, I love the Tesla! Just that once it runs out of battery, you are stuck.
A hybrid car is a better solution, specially one that works like a Prius.

My Tesla drives far better than a hybrid. Never need to worry about gas for the daily commute as I always start the day with a full battery. Never need to spend 5-10 minutes a week getting gas, only takes 5 seconds to plug in everyday.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Amazing Iceman Avatar
15 months ago
Aaah, I love the Tesla! Just that once it runs out of battery, you are stuck.
A hybrid car is a better solution, specially one that works like a Prius.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BuddyTronic Avatar
15 months ago


Aaah, I love the Tesla! Just that once it runs out of battery, you are stuck.
A hybrid car is a better solution, specially one that works like a Prius.

I like them too. My problem with Prius is what do I do when I’m out of battery and then also run out of gasoline? I’m stuck! It’s a serious design flaw.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
philipk Avatar
15 months ago


Aaah, I love the Tesla! Just that once it runs out of battery, you are stuck.
A hybrid car is a better solution, specially one that works like a Prius.

Let's see the difference.

Electric
No transmission
No valves, camshaft, crankshaft, oil pressure, and many more ICE parts
Add battery and long lasting electric motor.

Hybrid
All the parts of an ICE car
Add battery and long lasting electric motor
Add mechanical interlink parts

No comparison!
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