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carOS? Report claims the Apple Car will have its own operating system

A new report from DigiTimes (a subscription is required to read the article) claims the rumored “Apple Car” will sport a centrally integrated operating system like Tesla.

Tesla OS is a free, open-source, aftermarket firmware distribution of Android. Some say the “the crowning jewel” of Tesla’s software would be Autopilot and Full Self-Driving (FSD). Tesla has made plenty of progress with Autopilot within the last year and maybe close to releasing feature-complete FSD. 

From the article: Apple’s electric car, the Apple Car, will adopt a centrally integrated operating system (OS) like Tesla, and The Korean factory will assist in the development of the self-driving sensor part of the Domain Control Unit (DCU).

In automotive applications, a domain controller is a computer that controls a set of vehicle functions related to a specific area, or domain. Functional domains that require a domain controller are typically compute-intensive and connect to a large number of input/output (I/O) devices.

When might we see an Apple Car?

On. Nov. 18, Bloomberg reported that Apple is accelerating development on its “Apple Car.” The article says the electric vehicle will be self-driving and could roll out in 2025. 

What’s more, in a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — investment bank Wedbush says Apple is likely to announce a strategic electric vehicle partnership in 2022 to lay the groundwork for an “Apple Car” release in 2025.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.