Apple granted patent for a ‘passenger vehicle door and window’

“Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,286,761) for a ‘passenger vehicle door and window,'” Dennis Sellers reports for Apple World Today. “”

Here’s Apple’s summary of the invention:

A passenger vehicle includes a body, a powertrain, a first door, and a second door. The body defines a passenger compartment having an opening. The powertrain propels the passenger vehicle on a public roadway. The first door is movably coupled to the vehicle body to at least partially close the opening.

The first door includes a door structure, which defines a cavity, and a first window that is movable between a lowered position in the cavity and a raised position in which a forward edge thereof is substantially coextensive with a forward end of the cavity. The second door is movably coupled to the vehicle body to at least partially close the opening.

The second door includes a second window having a second forward edge. The rearward edge of the first window at least one of engages the second forward edge or compresses a seal with the second forward edge.

Read more, and see Apple’s patent application illustration, in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: You know, because Apple’s not planning on building their own vehicles. 😉

Obviously, this is more proof that:

Apple is working on actual vehicles, not just some “vehicleOS” they’d license out to others (which was always a stupid proposition, as anyone who’s studied how Apple works for more than 3 minutes knows implicitly).MacDailyNews, August 28, 2018

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• In order to build the best products, you have to own the primary technologies. Steve felt that if Apple could do that — make great products and great tools for people — they in turn would do great things. He felt strongly that this would be his contribution to the world at large. We still very much believe that. That’s still the core of this company.Apple CEO Tim Cook, March 18, 2015

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    1. Hey but don’t worry all those car makers can’t make a charging pad of that nature either so make of that what you will. In my book nothing at all either way, but I suppose it sounds clever to the dumb to whom I remind them that not that long ago Apple never made a phone either.

  1. Might be similar to the glass used in stores, virtually seamless. I can easily see them building a car, quite an awesome one actually. I’m curious if they will use their fuel cell patent from years back that so many of the newbies probably know nothing about.

  2. Reading that Patent description gave me a headache. That is the most Microsoft-esque description if I ever heard one. It sure doesn’t conjure up “It just works” that I hear is Apple’s mantra. This sure isn’t your grand daddy’s Apple Computer, Inc. anymore! What is happening over there at Apple, Inc.?!?

  3. What the hey? Where is the Mac Pro? Where is the innovation on pricing so we are not spending 3000 plus dollars for the fastest computer with all the bells and whistles.

    If Apple wants to build cars, the cars will start at 100,000 dollars and use a 8088 processor, ok maybe an i3. They, Apple, should buy dodge, stop production for two years, then introduce whatever they think will sell. LOL

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