Wednesday, October 5, 2022

New Apple Car concept imagines a self-driven, 360-degree rotatable pod

We have seen a number of Apple Car concepts so far, and all of them have some level of irrationality. The most recent of them has been revealed by Devanga Borah, a mechanical engineer at Tezpur University in India, who proposed an Apple Autonomous Car concept, an autonomous and fully electric vehicle.

The bizarre-looking Apple Autonomous car consists of a spherical pod that swivels around 360-degrees on four wheels. Since it is designed from Apple’s perspective, it has a nice sheen and a clean finish, with its sleek, minimal white lines typical of the brand’s aesthetics. The pod-like vehicle has a circular entrance that flings opens like some sedan doors to reveal ‘a cocoon-like cockpit’ with two seats. The concept claims such a design would allow the vehicle to guarantee the full privacy of passengers.

The artwork envisions a rather comfortable cabin where passengers would feel at home not only during short city trips but also when leaving on a longer journey. Thanks to the possibility of a 360-degree rotation in the pod, its users can take full advantage of the ride and the surrounding views.

The pod-like vehicle has a circular entrance that flings opens and can fit two passengers.
The pod-like vehicle has a circular entrance that flings opens and can fit two passengers. Credit: Devanga Borah

Although still early in the development phase, an autonomous electric drive certainly sounds appealing. It’ll still take a while until we’ll all find out how the Apple Car will actually look in the first place. This is because Apple isn’t in a rush to launch its vehicle, and according to people with knowledge of the matter, the unveiling wouldn’t take place earlier than 2025.

Apple has remained completely tight-lipped on everything related to the Apple Car, but it is believed that the tech giant could spill the beans on the project at some point this year.

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