Apple works with OSAT on Apple Car Autopilot

Apple is reportedly developing the modules and chips for use in its future Apple Car, through a collaboration with OSAT, a company that assembles and tests semiconductors in South Korea.

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An autopilot function in the Apple Car?

According to The Elec, the project began last year and is expected to be completed in 2023. The company OSAT has already developed a chip module capable of handling the autopilot function, just like those used by Tesla. These chips, which oversee AI calculations, typically also incorporate a neural processing unit, CPU, GPU, memory, and camera interface.

Multiple sources claimed that Tesla used Samsung’s technology when developing its dedicated autopilot chip module and outsourced the assembly work to OSAT’s JCET STATSChipPAC Korea. Apple would follow a similar path in its project. According to The Elec, the project is being led by Apple Korea.

The Cupertino company’s move coincides with rumors that Foxconn is planning to build an assembly line in Thailand dedicated exclusively to the Apple Car, with an expected launch between 2025 and 2026.

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