InsideEVs Co-Founder Launches Apple Car Site
We are fast approaching an inflection point in the history of the automobile. In the more than 100 years since automobiles were first invented there have been several stages of technological progress. In the past 10 years we have witnessed the arrival of the electric car, and hence the genesis of this site. While the electric drivetrain is surely evolutionary it isn’t exactly revolutionary, as electric cars have existed in one form or another for the same 100 years.
Technological progress has gradually been empowering vehicles with greater features. However, during the past 20 years since the arrival of Internet-enabled home computers, technology far more disrupted our personal and business lives than our driving.
We owe much of this disruptive force to Apple, Inc. The invention of the iPhone and the iPod before that opened up an entire new world of opportunity. Though Apple didn’t invent those categories they disrupted them by marrying perfect hardware to perfect software.
Apple is about to do the same with the automobile.
The Apple Car will be revolutionary. Apple will aim to redesign the hardware and software of the car to achieve harmonious integration. The drivetrain will be electric, and the company will rely on its extensive battery design and production it has developed for computers and handheld devices. But the fact that it is electric won’t be the revolution.
The car will be self driving, and offer a host of technological innovations we haven’t imagined and at some point won’t be able to imagine living without.
Apple is unlikely to rely on automotive partners in any major way – they will likely do it on their own, leveraging their nearly $200 billion in cash reserves to build and tool their own auto plant.
Because of the incredible potential of the Apple car and the fact that it will stand out from any car before it, the time is right to launch a destination fully dedicated to this future vehicle.
Applecarfans.com is a place to learn about the Apple Car and to meet and discuss with others all the information that becomes available. Every day you will read the latest news and rumors about the Apple car and can participate in a full featured Apple car automotive forum.
As co-founder of InsideEVs.com I cannot heap enough praise on Jay Cole (Editor-in-Chief/Co-Founder) for doing an incredible job informing the world about EVs as he has done here on this site.
Now I look forward to you checking in with us on Applecarfans.com as we watch, wait for, and hopefully influence the coming dawn of the smart car.