As early as 2014, Apple had secretly carried out the Project Titan project, intending to enter the electric car market. Although Apple had intended to enter the car market, there is news that Apple has changed its direction into the field of autonomous driving instead of producing cars. Yesterday, "Bloomberg" reported that Bob Mansfield, who was in charge of Apple's autopilot project, has retired, and that the project will be replaced by John Giannandrea, head of Apple's AI and machine learning department.
According to a report from Digitimes, Apple and TSMC are collaborating to develop new autonomous driving chips and are also exploring the possibility of setting up factories in the United States. In fact, TSMC is also cooperating with Tesla to develop HW 4.0 autopilot chips, which are expected to be mass-produced in the fourth quarter of 2021. Digitimes refers to the autopilot chip being developed by Apple similar to Tesla.