Not only Apple Because: the first patent filed by the Cupertino company seems destined to create an articulated vehicle. The document, published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and granted on 9 August, speaks of "a steering device for an articulated vehicle that improves reliability while driving".
A bitten articulated lorry
The articulated lorry of the Cupertino house stands out because it allows for better control, in the phase of steering, of the two parts that compose it, especially in adverse conditions, for example in case of snow or ice.
The inventors of the Apple patent are of the Bae Systems, a Swedish company whose core business is the development of military vehicles and devices. But, in the absence of confirmation from Apple, Patentlyapple.com considers that it is a bit too early to speculate: "Considering that the purpose of the Project Titan is to be in an eye-catching electric vehicle, capable of rivaling Tesla Motors, a patent on a clumsy articulated vehicle it is clearly not the image that Apple would like to give back to the public ”.
What does Apple really have in mind?
I can't get over it: I check and re-check, but the news is true. Apple has just filed a patent for a bulky articulated truck. Hmm, I wonder what are they going to do with it? Maybe an articulated lorry that drives itself? Maybe. There is still a lot of time for autonomous driving, at a guess. Maybe they're planning to get into the truck business! Or maybe they just want to be able to move large quantities of goods without having to depend on other companies.
Who knows, but it will be interesting to see what they do to us! What idea have you got? Let us know everything on the FuturoProssimo social channels!