According to Reuters, Apple is exploring the possibility of making a complete vehicle and not just designing programs or any component.
“They don’t appear to want a lot of help from carmakers,” a source told the publication.
“Fully automated driving is an evolution. Carmakers will slowly build the market for autonomous cars by first releasing connected and partially automated cars,” the insider added. “Apple is interested in all the potential ways you can evolve the car; that includes autonomous driving.”
A spokesman for Apple in London refused to comment on “rumors or speculation.”
The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing a source familiar with the matter, that Apple had hired hundreds of employees for a secret car project called “Titan.”
Apple will need several years before the car could become reality and the company could ultimately decide to give it up, the publication noted.