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Apple to launch electric car by 2019

New Delhi: Apple is planning to accelerate its efforts to launch an electric car in the automobile market by the year 2019.A 600-member team has been working on the project code-named 'Titan'. Project leaders have
India TV News Desk September 22, 2015 21:44 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: Apple is planning to accelerate its efforts to launch an electric car in the automobile market by the year 2019.

A 600-member team has been working on the project code-named 'Titan'. Project leaders have now been given the go-ahead to triple the size of the team.

Apple's interest in entering the automobile industry was evident from their meetings with two groups of government officials in California including the state's Department of Motor Vehicles.

For the past few years, the company was hiring experts to carry out research on cars that could run with a self-driving mechanism but Apple currently doesn't have any plan to launch a car with fully autonomous technology.

Apple is targeting a competitive edge in the automobile industry by applying the expertise it has already acquired in developing iPhones.

Most automakers have their own factories but it is not clear whether Apple will follow suit since it has not followed this strategy with the iPhone or iPad.

Apple's target to build a car with their innovative ideas by 2019 is ambitious and it will be a challenge for the company to step into the automobile industry due to its lack of experience in manufacturing cars.