Elon Musk Claims That An Apple Car Is In Development
Tesla’s Elon Musk has been talking about self-driving cars, going to the ISS, planning a trip to Mars, building a hyperloop, and making all cars electric, but now he’s claiming that Apple is working on a car. In an interview with the BBC, he said he believed that Apple was developing a car of its own. I mean, why wouldn’t they move on to cars? They have their hand in pretty much everything else.
“I encourage more participation by whoever it is,” Musk explained to the BBC, when asked about a potential Apple Car. “It’s quite hard to do. But I think companies like Apple will probably make a compelling electric car. It seems like the obvious thing to do.”
Indeed. A major positive about another big company wanting to compete in the electric car business is that it brings competition. Competition in business is what drives research and development in technologies. The only reason the USA got to the Moon in 9 years was because of the competition from Russia, so maybe this will give us new and cheaper tech for electric cars.
“Are you betting that an Apple Car is going to happen? Have you heard anything?” The BBC interviewer pressed.
“It’s pretty hard to hide something if you hire over a thousand engineers to do it,” said Musk, continuing to be vague on the his exact knowledge of the Apple Car. But he did go on to say that the development of an Apple Car was an “An open secret.”
Whether or not Apple is really developing a car to compete with other developers or just creating one to adapt better software for future electric companies is unknown, but Musk is one person you can bet knows what the competition is up to.