One of the investors of the car ordering service Uber and a former general manager of Netscape Jason Calanacis has foretold in his blog that Apple will buy an electric car company Tesla within 18 months. More than once, Dodge Caravan has been seen with a lot of strange electronics on the roof in the streets of California. The car numbers belong to Apple, which suggests that the company seriously thinks about the production of their own self-driving cars.
For that, they may need to buy the electric car company Tesla. And the annual receipts Apple is enough to buy the car company at a price twice as high as the capitalization. Self-driving cars must appear on the mass market within 10 years, and Apple, together with Tesla can significantly accelerate this process. Calanacis tells that the CEO of Tesla Elon Musk won’t be the CEO of Apple, but can enter the board of management.
According to the American media, Apple has a few hundred workers, engaged in the clandestine development of electric car. This project has a code name “Titan”. The head of Apple Company Tim Cook has allegedly approved the project of electric car about a year ago.