Apple, which is quickly losing ground in the electrical vehicle market to GM and Ford, wants the ‘holy grail” option for its autonomous car, no intervention from humans, by 2025.

Bloomberg reported this news first. Lynch is the project’s boss. He was previously the head of Apple Watch software.

Tesla’s autopilot system has received criticism from both consumers and legislators, despite all the attention it has received.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), opened an investigation in August into 11 fatalities. One of these accidents was believed to be caused by the difficulty in spotting emergency vehicles parked. 

Apple wants the 'holy grail' option for its oft-rumored autonomous car by 2025: no human intervention

Apple desires the ‘holy-grail’ option of its autonomous car, as it is often rumored. It will be available by 2025 with no intervention from humans

Apple's car could have no steering wheel or pedals and passengers could sit on the side, like a limousine or a bus

Apple’s vehicle could be without a steering wheel, pedals or accelerator. Passenger could ride on the side like a limousine.

Some automakers like GM, its Cruise unit, Ford, or the recently public Rivian do not offer fully autonomous capabilities.

Waymo has recently claimed that it is helping UPS to deliver holiday-season packages. But, human supervision remains. 

Lynch arrived in the car-related endeavor in July. Prior to Lynch’s entry, the $2 trillion tech titan had pursued the path of making a fully autonomous car, with limited self-driving capabilities. 

Doug Field was the leader of the team, prior to Lynch’s arrival. He left Project Titan, the Special Projects Group, in September for Ford.  

Bloomberg reports that the ambitious timeline of getting a car onto the roads in just four years is quicker than what engineers previously claimed. Bloomberg cited sources who were familiar with this thinking.

Bloomberg stated that the car with fully autonomous driving capabilities could be completely self-driving and have an entirely different design. It may not require a steering wheel nor pedals.

According to the outlet, it may be equipped with an emergency mode that allows for the takeover of the vehicle even though it doesn’t have a conventional steering wheel. 

Apple's car could have no steering wheel or pedals and passengers could sit on the side, like a limousine or a bus

Apple’s vehicle could be without a steering wheel, pedals or accelerator. Passenger could ride on the side like a limousine.

A vehicle may also allow passengers to sit in front of it, like they do on buses or limousines.

Bloomberg reported that the company is pursuing a “holy grail” in both the tech and automotive industries by having an entirely self-driving vehicle. Both have pursued this prospect for many years with varying degrees success. 

Apple may also make changes to its interior to match the Tesla Model 3’s touch-screen iPad in the middle. This would remove the traditional dashboard.

Apple’s products and services are also expected to be included in the new car. 

Apple could achieve Level 5, which is the highest level, autonomous driving. However, this may pose problems depending on where it lives.

‘Some states require a human operator to have one hand on the steering wheel at all times – a law that would pose a barrier to Level 3 through Level 5 ADSs,’ the NHTSA said in a safety document. 

NHTSA Level 5, which is considered full automation, indicates that the vehicle is capable of performing all driving functions under any conditions. “The driver may be able to direct the vehicle. 

The other levels of automation, Levels 1 to 4, can vary slightly. 

Level 3 refers to ‘conditional automation’, where the driver monitors the environment in a way that is necessary but not essential.

Conversely, Level 4 is known as ‘high automation,’  where the vehicle is capable of all driving functions under certain conditions. 

Wedbush Securities Analyst Dan Ives wrote to investors that the timeline of 2025 is consistent with his thinking. This could prove to be an important driver for the company in the coming years, as electric car industry changes happen.

We believe that it’s a matter of “when” and not “if,” Apple entering the EV race, which will increase Apple’s share price by $30-plus. [total addressable market]Ives wrote that the report would be a positive contribution to Apple’s growth story in the coming years, given the golden age for EV transformation.

Apple hired Christopher Moore earlier this month. Moore is a former Tesla Autopilot director who was unhappy with Musk. reached out to Apple for clarification but Apple did not respond. 

According to reports, Toyota Japan met the company in September for the construction of the vehicle.  

Apple, based in Cupertino California has been long rumored as being working on a passenger car.

Reuters announced that Apple’s Car would feature a breakthrough battery technology, also known as monocell. It could drastically reduce the cost of Apple’s Car and allow for greater range without the need to recharge.

A Reuters source claimed that the technology was ‘next level’, adding it’s like ‘the very first time you’ve seen the iPhone.

While it’s not known who would build the car, analysts say they believe the company will rely on an industrial partner for this purpose.

Wedbush analysts stated that Apple would announce an EV strategic partnership by 2021. This will allow them to move into the burgeoning EV sector.

In 2017, CEO Tim Cook confirmed that Apple was working on a car-related project

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook said that Apple was currently working on a car-related initiative in 2017.

Bloomberg published in February that Apple had an initial goal of 100,000 vehicles per year. This is far from the 1,6 billion Apple devices currently being used by CEO Tim Cook. 

Ming-Chi Kuo from TF International Securities previously stated that the car will have a range of 300 miles, and can go between 0-60 in 3.5 seconds.

Cook is the company’s chief executive. He confirmed that Apple was currently working on a project related to cars in 2017.

‘We’re focusing on… what we talked about we’re focusing on publicly is… We’re focusing on autonomous systems,’ Cook said in an interview with Bloomberg.

‘Clearly, one purpose of autonomous systems is self-driving cars — there are others. We see it almost as the mother of all AI projects.

“It is probably the most challenging AI project to work on. We find autonomy to be incredibly thrilling. But we’ll see where it takes us — we’re not really saying from a product point of view what we’ll do. This is a core technology we consider very important.