After Tesla's breakthrough Model 3 preorders nearly reached 400,000 ahead of its release on the market, tech giants started to imagine their version of the modern car. Rumors are circulating that both #Apple and #Google might have a car in the works but nothing is confirmed as of yet. Is this the future of driving or just wishful thinking?

Project Titan is Apple's latest endeavor

The thing that made the Model 3 work is the $35,000 price tag, its high performance despite being an electric car and its symmetry with technological age. The world took notice and instead of focusing on price and performance, it decided to go full throttle into the hardware of the car.

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Tentatively titled Project Titan, industry insiders expect Apple to spend $10 million dollars over the next year to research and develop a new car. There are zero details about the car so far, but auto industry magazine, Motor Trend got ahead of themselves and starting imagining what a possible Apple Car would look like. They released the results in their June 2016 issue and the public reaction was less than satisfying.

To be fair, the car looks cool with its unobstructed views in all directions and Siri-enhanced windshield, but it's not the car that the public needs. People want their car to be hi-tech, but they also want it to be functional and sleek and that maybe where Motor Trend missed the mark.

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If anything, this was a good survey to see what the public is looking for in an Apple Car and the company will mostly likely take notes and come up with a better design in the future.

Is Google planning a car as well?

Google and Apple are competitors and if Apple is eying the car market, it's almost a given that Google is too. According to CNN Money, Google already has 23 self-driving Lexus models on the road and they are paying drivers $20 per hour to test the car.

In fact, Google was approved for a patent on Tuesday for a sticky substance that will be added to the hoods of its cars. Many are comparing it to flypaper for humans, but the concept is that in the event that a pedestrian gets hit by a self-driving car, they will stick to the hood rather than be thrown off. It doesn't sound comfortable for the person hit by the car, but safety-wise, one can see the idea, assuming that the self-driving car will pull itself over once contact is made. Even still, this is just a preliminary step in research and development. It's likely that the public won't see a definitive model of either vehicle until at least 2019.