Apple patented robo-charging for electric vehicles

Rumors about Project Titan, the mysterious Apple car, have been around for quite some time, periodically finding confirmation in the company’s actions. Apple continues to remain silent about the progress of developments in this area, but periodically patents various ideas for developments related to vehicles. The company does not forget about useful accessories that may be useful to the owner of Apple Auto. One of the newest patents will be useful to forgetful motorists and those who are not yet used to an electric car and the need to recharge it regularly.

Apple patented robo-charging for electric vehicles

Apple’s fan electric concept.

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It is assumed that the robot is able to move independently, as well as plan its route using a system of sensors that will also allow it to avoid unexpected obstacles. So that the robot does not get entangled in its own cable, it will probably be equipped with a guiding system of magnetic and radio sensors, thanks to which it can accurately determine its position in space and the distance to the car.

Apple patented robo-charging for electric vehicles

The robot charges the battery wirelessly.

Former key employees from Tesla and other automotive companies are actively involved in the development of these and other devices. Apple actively continues to hire employees with extensive experience, as well as looking for partners involved in the development and production in this and related fields.

Apple patented robo-charging for electric vehicles

Another futuristic Aple Car concept art.

The design and testing of automotive systems seems to take place away from Apple headquarters, in addition, it seems that not all employees working on Project Titan know to the end what they are dealing with, so there is an opinion that Project Titan has more to do with software for cars than with cars themselves, but this is sometimes disproved in the news.

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Power Options for the Robo Charger.

The patent described above is just one of many documents testifying to Apple’s developments in the field of transport. In one of the June patents, Apple engineers registered their own battery replacement system for an electric car. There are bolder patent applications, which, however, were also granted. And in 2018, for example, Apple registered a high-voltage converter designed for sports cars.

Given that the presence of a patent does not mean at all that such a robot is already in development and will ever be created in general, it is premature to hope that such small assistants will charge electric cars around the world, but the train of thought The authors of this project definitely like the leadership. Who knows, maybe in the foreseeable future, Apple, together with the next smartphone, finally announces its own vehicle.

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