Apple is in talks with multiple LIDAR sensor suppliers.

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On February 20th, according to sources familiar with the matter cited by Bloomberg, Apple is in talks with multiple LiDAR sensor suppliers. This is a crucial step in Apple’s car-making plan.

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The sources further stated that, like the production process of the iPhone, Apple is seeking suitable external suppliers to provide key hardware for its autonomous vehicles. Current discussions indicate that Apple has not reached a agreement with any LiDAR suppliers yet.

At the same time, Apple may consider multiple options during the development and design of the car and provide highly customized sensors. This also indicates that it will take several years until the final product lands.

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