Apple is rumored to visit Asian suppliers and carmakers to prepare for the mass production of an “Apple Car” by 2024 amid global shortages of car chips and other components, reports DigiTimes.

About Apple’s visit

The article says that Apple representatives purportedly met with South Korea’s SK Group and LG Electronics in August to discuss Apple Car development.  Japan’s Toyota will be their next stop, says DigiTimes.

When might we see an Apple Car?

The status of an Apple auto is unclear. On June 2, Bloomberg reported that Apple has lost “several” top managers from its “Apple Car” project. Here’s what the report says: Apple Inc. has lost multiple top managers of its self-driving car team in recent months, a sign of attrition at the division involved in what could become an important future product.

If an Apple Car ever arrives, it probably won’t arrive until 2024 at the earliest. In fact, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo doesn’t expect it until at least 2025.The accompanying graphic illustrates a vehicle comprising a transparent surface which provides an augmented reality display that modifies occupant-perceived information presented by a sign located in the external environment.

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