Despite the fact that Apple has never officially confirmed the numerous rumors about the development of own means of transport, cupertinos actively patented different road of development. For example, recently it became known that Apple has patented an unusual bumpers.
According to available data, in 2015, Apple filed in the Bureau of patents and trademarks U.S. application, which has been described retractable bumpers for vehicles.
The document describes a kind of inflatable design, which is located behind the bumper and, if necessary, can be used to adjust its position. This option can be useful in many different situations. In particular, an additional airbag can be protected from small bumps. In addition, the ability to change the position of the bumper will come in handy when Parking in tight spaces.
It should be noted that cupertinos actively registers different patents related to cars and vehicles. Initially it was assumed that Apple will release its own electric car. However, if you believe the latest reports, the cupertinos have concentrated on developing a system for Autonomous control of vehicles.