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Apple modifies a patent to give more autonomy to its future electric car

At Apple they are having a few weeks with the so-called Apple Car. We recently learned of the signing by the Cupertino company of Desi Ujkashevic, a senior Ford executive. Now the company takes up some patents that were registered in 2019 and conveniently modifies them to make this future electric car work under Siri commands, as well as to be able to park autonomously or be controlled by the owner’s mobile phone. Since Carscoops they have been the first to notice such modifications on the original patents.

Known as ‘Apple Car’, its arrival has been rumored for almost a decade. The leaks already speak that his presentation could be closer than we would expect, because most put the year 2025 as the moment in which this would be presented in society. However, years ago it was also rumored that this event would take place in 2020 or 2021, even earlier; but as we can see, none of this has happened and we continue to wait. Now it seems that the Apple Car begins to direct its development in a more forceful way; Numerous patents or leaks let us know more and more details about this mysterious model.

The Apple Car can be handled through commands on the iPhone and through Siri
The Apple Car can be handled through commands on the iPhone and through Siri

In the last hours it has been known that Apple will introduce its electric model in the race for autonomous cars. The creative name of the leaked patent is “Guidance of autonomous vehicles in the vicinity of the destination by means of intention signals”, something convoluted, yes. These plans specify how the vehicle will be able to move through an environment being managed remotely by its owner through the use of its smartphone (iPhone, in this case). Additionally, it is also estimated that this would host the personal assistant (Siri) to carry out certain commands. The well-known personal assistant will be able to park or take the model to a nearby point, simply by asking.

This autonomous driving patent through the Siri command will have the objective of leaving its occupants in one place and then parking the car in a previously stipulated place and not far from the initial environment. This, apparently, It is one of the technological advances that is costing the most to develop by Cupertino engineersas it requires a high level of artificial intelligence and advances in software technology.

The car will be able to leave its occupants and go to park in a predetermined place autonomously
The car will be able to leave its occupants and go to park in a predetermined place autonomously

Precisely, in this modified patent, Apple seeks that the dialogue between the car and the owner is carried out through the smartphone. The interested party will indicate in a specific application which will be the point at which its occupants will get out of the vehicle and where the place where the vehicle will have to park will be. Another method will be carry out the maneuver using a joystick that will be seen on the screen of the iPhone or through a point previously estimated by the model’s navigation system. The autonomous parking system will take the order sent to Siri, for example “Park near the entrance”, and the vehicle will execute such command autonomously.

With all this, it seems that the Apple Car, or also known as Project Titan, is making significant progress in its development. With the arrival of Desi Ujkashevic in Cupertino, we expect a lot more information soon as the presentation and launch date of Apple’s long-awaited electric car approaches.

The iPhone will show a joystick with which to drive the vehicle
The iPhone will show a joystick with which to drive the vehicle

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