Reuters has recently reported that South Korea car manufacturer Hyundai and Apple have reached a deal regarding the upcoming self-driving Apple Car.

Apple and Hyundai

Korea IT News has mentioned that both companies were considering manufacturing the car at a Hyundai affiliate, a Kia Motors-owned factory in Georgia, or by investing in a US facility with a target of 400,000 cars per year. There was also mention of a beta version that could be available by 2022.

Reuters stipulated last week that production of the Apple Car can start as soon as 2024, which could very well be the case. However, a Bloomberg report says the status of the product may not happen until 5 or 7 years from now.

Just last week Apple was stated to be in discussion with Hyundai regarding the Apple Car. Hyundai confirmed this with a statement and acknowledged that Apple was interested in the partnership, and said that there were other vehicle manufacturers in the fray.


Samantha is a senior news editor at iLounge. She has been covering the technology industry for over five years, writing about Apple, Google, and other major companies. Samantha has also worked as a reporter and editor for several other publications.