Whos in charge and how collaborative is it, really? Nissan also says no to Apple

Who's in charge and how collaborative is it, really? Nissan also says no to Apple

Nissan has reportedly been approached by Apple to work on its car project and turned the company down, according to a report in the Financial Times.

The Financial Times report said the companies had brief discussions that ended due to Nissan's reluctance to become an assembler for Apple-branded cars.

Reuters reported today that Nissan has said it is not currently in talks with Apple.

Nissan's position appears to echo that of Hyundai, which reportedly backed out of a collaboration due to similar concerns.

Apple is well known for its sub-contracting manufacturing model on its personal devices and cell phones, and it would appear the company is interested in exploring a similar arrangement with an OEM for its car project. Apple is famously secretive about its automotive sector plans, but has a team working on options under 'Project Titan'.

See also: Hyundai and Kia say no talks with Apple