- CNBC reports that Apple and Hyundai-Kia are close to finalizing a deal to build an autonomous Apple car.
- The vehicle would be completely designed by Apple and built at Kia’s factory in West Point, Georgia.
- The self-driving autonomous vehicle would be built without a driver’s seat and could potentially go into production in 2024.
UPDATE 2/8/21, 1:00 p.m. ET: Hyundai Motor announced this morning that it is no longer in talks with Apple to build the technology company’s planned autonomous electric vehicle. After a month of talks between the two companies, it seems that the deal created a stir within Hyundai’s executive ranks over concerns about the automaker becoming a builder of Apple products like Foxconn. “We are receiving requests for cooperation in joint development of autonomous electric vehicles from various companies, but they are at early stage and nothing has been decided,” the automaker said. “We are not