According to a new patent, Apple’s long-awaited self-driving car will have a VR entertainment system and no windows. In brief, Apple has filed a patent for a VR vehicle system that matches virtual views and physical motions.
Apple Files Several Car-Related and VR Patents
Back in 2014, Apple started developing its own automotive vehicle. After years of silence, the tech giant is working on a self-driving car that doesn’t require any user input. Furthermore, this autonomous car will lack all driver controls, including steering wheels and foot pedals.
Meanwhile, Apple has filed several car-related patents teasing various potential features. Further, one patent stands out, considering Apple’s renewed interest in self-driving vehicles.
For instance, the tech giant has filed a patent for an in-car VR entertainment system. Moreover, it will utilize the vehicle’s motion to create an immersive experience for passengers.
In fact, Apple’s VR content would be in sync with the movement and acceleration of the self-driving vehicle. Also, it will be a unique location-based experience that can change depending on a passenger’s commute.
In addition, the patent also describes how VR technology can reduce motion sickness in Apple’s self-driving cars. Instead of real windows, passengers would be able to use their VR headsets to access cameras mounted outside the car.
Also, passengers can watch videos and read books in a stabilized environment using the car’s VR technology. In fact, it will also be possible to conduct virtual meetings on the road.
Reportedly, Apple will launch the long-awaited self-driving car sometime around 2025. However, the company is yet to make any official announcement or confirmation.