Volkswagen Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Herbert Diess predicts Apple will not develop its own car technology. The opportunity is greater if the company that focuses on electronics, software, and online services invests in a digital cockpit.
“Apple’s efforts to invest in developing cars will be a very big sacrifice. The company may decide to focus on software such as an evolved version of CarPlay,” Diess said at a technology conference as quoted by Autoevolution.
Previously, Apple had announced a new generation of CarPlay at WWDC. The company promises a completely overhauled experience when the new software is ready.
Compared to existing versions of CarPlay, the new generation will gain access to more vehicle functions, including climate control and air conditioning, with Siri technology to be able to perform voice commands.
In addition, CarPlay will be able to operate all displays in the car, so that it can display important information, including speed information.
Apple says it is working with carmakers to pin a new version of CarPlay to market by the end of 2023. Thus, the first vehicles equipped with the latest version will be available from 2024.
Previously, it was reported that Apple was approaching Toyota in the development of the final stages of the Apple Car.
As reported by Digitimes, Apple executives have visited Asia in relation to discussing agreements with a number of third parties for the supply of components.
South Korea’s SK Group and LG Electronics were reported to have engaged in supply talks with Apple earlier this year. And now the iPhone maker is trying to find information about companies it could work with as part of its manufacturing plans for the Apple Car.
As a result, the name of the Japanese car maker, Toyota is said to have started talking. Although it is believed that the current talks are still in the early stages.