After weeks of hypothesis, Hyundai and subsidiary Kia have once more sought to downplay rumors and reporting that they’re working with Apple on an autonomous electrical automobile mission. The businesses say they’re not in talks, in keeping with Reuters and Bloomberg, although that doesn’t imply the discussions gained’t reopen later.
Hyundai’s feedback as reported by Bloomberg are basically the identical as what the corporate mentioned final month in a press release that talked about Apple earlier than being confusingly walked again. The carmaker says it’s been discussing potential autonomous electrical automobile tasks with numerous companions however is but to achieve a choice. Bloomberg reported final week that the talks with Apple had “paused.”
Famend Apple analyst Ming-chi Kuo believes that the corporate does certainly plan to make use of Hyundai’s E-GMP platform for its first electrical automobile and use Kia for US-based manufacturing, although even then he doesn’t count on the automobile to hit the market earlier than 2025. Regardless of the state of Apple and Hyundai’s negotiations, then, the mission is unlikely to be unveiled any time quickly.