Apple Car patent shows new approach to safety

While all eyes are on Vision Pro, Apple has long been working away on hardware that would make the AR headset’s MSRP look like pocket change: a $100,000 self-driving car.

The so-called Apple Car isn’t coming any time soon — last we heard, it had been pushed back to 2026 at the earliest — but the company continues to work on it behind the scenes. Earlier this month, it was reported that Apple had upped the number of test cars by two to 68 — still small fry compared to the likes of Zoox, Waymo and Cruise, which have hundreds each, but progress nonetheless.

Unlike conventional vehicles where seats are fixed in position, the dream of the Apple Car is reportedly to allow seating to rotate, slide and recline into different positions while the vehicle drives you.

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