According to reports, Apple seems to be interested in making their own car by 2024.
Apple first launched efforts to build a car from scratch under the Project Titan initiative in 2014. Their lofty car production goals were eventually put on the back burner as the company refocused on the software side.
Apple reportedly believes they can set themselves apart from their competitors with self-driving technology and a new battery design that could “radically” reduce the cost of batteries and increase the vehicle’s range.
The report says that Apple is relying on third parties to provide some components of its self-driving tech, including its LIDAR systems.
Apple’s battery technology reportedly relies on a “monocell” design that allows more capacity to be fit into the overall battery unit by not dividing it up into discrete cells.
Reuters reports that it could allow for “a potentially longer range” and lower costs.
Anyone who has ever owned an iPhone would be cautiously optimistic about the company’s ability to successfully create a so-called breakthrough battery.
Meanwhile, A 19-year-old University of Ilorin student, Gbenga Favour Olaoye-Akanbi, has ingested poison and died after he was reportedly scammed of N300 million on foreign exchange (FOREX) trading.
The student was said to have died on Sunday.
Sahara Reporters reported that the 300-level student of the Department of Agriculture invested the money, which he sourced from different investors with a forex trader, Eseka Chuckwutem Gospel (ESG).
A friend of the deceased stated that ESG later informed him (Olaoye-Akanbi) that he lost the money, and he was arrested but eventually secured his freedom through the help of some senior policemen.