Apple Receives Patent For A New Steering System

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Apple's new patent is likely unrelated to its rumoured autonomous car. Apple had joined hands with BAE Systems, a Swedish engineering firm that specialises in military technology, to help them with the "Apple car project".

Now latest news suggests that Apple would have used this opportunity to get some experience with developing transportation technology.

We are pretty sure that the new patent might have nothing to do with the upcoming car project, but we still like to have a look at what they developed.

a report on Patently Apple today, reveals their findings and the patent's information the company have developed so far.

The patent diagrams reveal the pivoting steering section that goes between the two sections of an articulated vehicle.

The document shows that the tech developed by both the companies is a special pivoting connector for steering that contains all of the wiring, hoses, and drivetrain equipment running between both units.

The unit will also have capabilities to prevent ice build-up by heating it up and a design that will help remove rocks and debris from the unit. This design will offer the steering unit a potential to be stronger, and more reliable component for articulated military vehicles.

This is some major development from Apple here, but we'll have to wait a little longer to see a real car bearing an Apple badge.

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Story first published: Thursday, August 11, 2016, 18:24 [IST]
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