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Apple Reportedly Has a Secret Car Lab in Berlin, May Partner With Magna for Production

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Apple Reportedly Has a Secret Car Lab in Berlin, May Partner With Magna for Production

Influential German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung this morning ran a tale on Apple’s rumored electrical automotive, code-named Undertaking Titan, claiming that the iPhone maker is operating a secret car analysis and construction lab in the guts of Berlin.

From the document:
Because the FAZ has now discovered from knowledgeable resources, Apple is operating a secret laboratory for the improvement of an car - and this in the center of Berlin. As well as, there will have to be concrete plans when and the way the iCar is presented at the German marketplace.
Lately’s tale reiterates earlier reporting via giant media that Apple’s rumored undertaking is an electrical car with out self-driving functions. Interestingly, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung says that Apple is in a vehicle-sharing style utilized by BMW’s Force-Now carrier and Ecu automotive apartment carrier Sixt.

Magna, which builds high-end, limited-edition automobiles for different automotive firms, is already shrunk to construct greater than 100,000 automobiles for BMW in the following seven years and in the past constructed the Mini Paceman and Clubman for the German automotive maker.

Many have wondered how Apple would possibly producer a car given its inexperience in this space. FAZ resources say the corporate will enlist Magna, an auto portions maker in Austria, as a manufacturing spouse. Magna is claimed to be the most important contract producer of cars international.

The rumor-mill stated a yr in the past that Apple executives had visited Austria to satisfy with Magna officers to speak about the potential of having its car manufactured through Magna. And in a captivating coincidence, Samsung SDI, the South Korean company’s subject matter and effort answer offering arm, in February 2015 bought Magna’s battery pack unit for an undisclosed sum.


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