Hyundai now says it’s not in talks with Apple to develop autonomous electric car

Hyundai Motor Co. said Sunday that, contrary to multiple reports, it is not in discussions with Apple Inc. to develop an autonomous electric car.

In a regulatory filing, the South Korean auto maker said it wanted to clarify “rumors” about a joint effort with Kia Motors Corp. to work with Apple AAPL , and said it has received “requests for cooperation” from a number of companies seeking to develop self-driving electric vehicles.

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“We are not conducting consultations with Apple on the development of autonomous vehicles,” Hyundai said in the filing, according to a translation.

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Hyundai said its various talks about an autonomous electric vehicle were in the early stages and nothing has been decided yet.


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