Apple To Use South Korean Battery Tech In Its Self-driving Electric Vehicle

Posted: Aug 9 2016, 2:40pm CDT | by , in Apple


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Apple to Use South Korean Battery Tech for its Self-driving Electric Vehicle
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  • Apple to use South Korea’s little known battery tech

A small battery company will provide the tech for Apple’s new self-driving car project ‘Titan’.

Rumor has it a small South Korean company will be working with Apple. The small time company makes batteries. The battery tech will be used in the upcoming secret Apple car.

The self-driving entitled project ‘Titan’ is currently being developed. It is believed the small company will provide Apple with batteries for its innovative vehicle technology. The rumor came from insiders in the Battery industry.

According to Korea's ETNews sources, Apple just signed an NDA i.e. Non-Disclosure Agreement with the South Korean company.

The rumor mill also reports that Apple’s main employee responsible for development of batteries has visited the South Korean many times this year. It is also believed the company will not be the only one used by Apple for their car.

But many other will also be a part of the self-driving car’s battery division. Even the batteries of the Apple car will be innovative. Apple wants a battery which has never been heard of before.

Many have speculated Apple has kept it all top secret because they are pushing the envelope with this project. The design, function, and performance concepts of the Apple car have been based on innovativeness from the very start.

The small South Korean company for its part only comprises of 20 employees. But all of them are believed to be experts in their tech field. The company also has the distinction of holding international patents.

The patents are for exceptional hollow battery technology which uses cylindrical lithium-ion secondary batteries. The batteries are believed to have a thickness of only 2 fingers. Moreover their centers are completely hollow making them extremely lightweight. Similarly the batteries will not heat up and lead to a high output.

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