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If Apple is working on a car, what features would you like it to have?

5 years ago from , Designer

If Apple is really working on a car, I'd like to have: - some kind of proximity sensor, so the car unlocks and locks its door when I'm near (or out of range) - or you'll just slide to unlock ;) - dock for wireless charging / syncing / media player - integrated wireless AP - security feature: when it's "paired" with your phone, you can't steal it because it's main onboard computer is your phone (somehow connected with your fingerprint id stored in your phone:) - ...

21 comments

  • Jonathan ShariatJonathan Shariat, 5 years ago

    I want the experience to be so good, I don't think about its features until I use another car that doesn't have it.

    9 points
  • Fedor ShkliarauFedor Shkliarau, 5 years ago

    If they were, they stopped to https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-17/how-apple-scaled-back-its-titanic-plan-to-take-on-detroit But if they still would be, I'd expect the best quality of materials and execution. Also, I'd expect that its car wouldn't necessarily be a personal car but a shared one, so it would be more about efficiency than just another car on the road. I really enjoyed recent IDEO case study about the future of mobility, check that out if you haven't yet.

    5 points
  • Mathieu CMathieu C, 5 years ago

    The thinnest car ever made.

    4 points
  • Adam RasheedAdam Rasheed, 5 years ago

    A faster horse.

    4 points
  • Andu PotoracAndu Potorac, 5 years ago

    You cannot slide to unlock anymore. You will just press the home button now. :)

    4 points
  • Victor Lombardi, 5 years ago

    If it's autonomous, it's not a car, it's a mobile room. And in my mobile room I would like a bed for taking naps.

    3 points
  • Rick KhannaRick Khanna, 5 years ago

    Aloo-mini-um.

    2 points
  • Milan HawkinsMilan Hawkins, 5 years ago

    I'd like them to follow the same strategy they've taken with their laptops. So, in the same way the Macbook now has a solitary port, I'd like the car to have just one door. I mean, let's face it, who really needs more than one door, it's just unnecessary and ruins the form factor.

    2 points
  • Ian GoodeIan Goode, 5 years ago
    1. Be a Tesla
    2. Be cheaper than a Tesla
    3. 200km from 30m charge via USB on my Macbook Pro

    Serious answer: Absolutely do not trust Apple's software with my life, wouldn't consider buying a car from them.

    2 points
  • Andu PotoracAndu Potorac, 5 years ago

    And now to answer your question. First. I'll admit I ordered a model 3 and I can't wait for the next 2 hours to pass to see what they announce for the interior. I hope this is the announcement Tesla does. :-)

    So Apple's car has this super awesome company competing with, who's goal is to bring every player to the electric world, and I hope they make it. So it means it will be a future of multiple contenders for our garages, with a purchase every 5-10 years or so. This means I wouldn't be purchasing an Apple Car, but if I were interested, it should have:

    1. A similar performance quality to what Tesla has on the car hardware side (speed, excellent car handling, safety)
    2. Better battery :) and free charging - they cannot compete with this I think
    3. Obviously an amazing design with a similar visual style to what we're expecting from Apple.
    4. Beautiful OS inside, opened up to the App Store and synched with all apple devices and services we already use (Tesla cannot compete here)
    2 points
    • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, 5 years ago

      Do you have a link to the Tesla event? I have also ordered a Model 3. I'm excited to see if or what Apple release in the space, but I'm also excited about the Model 3.

      0 points
  • Jay RJay R, 5 years ago

    I am pretty sure it won't have windows ;)

    1 point
  • Joe Baker, 5 years ago

    Cup holders.

    1 point
  • Mac PankiewiczMac Pankiewicz, 5 years ago

    I read that this car thing is being dropped. Now they're more into partnering with existing carmakers source

    1 point
  • Patryk ZabielskiPatryk Zabielski, 5 years ago

    Headphone jack

    1 point
  • Aaron SagrayAaron Sagray, 5 years ago

    Teleportation.

    0 points