Apple Car, Focused On Building An Autonomous Driving System

Apple Car, Focused On Building An Autonomous Driving System.

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Starting in 2014, Apple began working on “Project Titan,” with upwards of 1,000 employees working on developing an electric vehicle at a secret location near its Cupertino headquarters. Apple has several teams working on different aspects of the software. In Canada, a team made up of two dozen former BlackBerry QNX customers are helping to develop the base operating system, while another team works on developing the software that will run on it, such as a heads-up display and self-driving capabilities.

Steve Jobs considered developing an Apple car, and even met with the manufacturer of the lightweight, inexpensive “V-Vehicle” in 2010, but is said to have ultimately decided not to work on a car in 2008, preferring instead to focus development on the iPhone.

As of early 2017, work on the software appears to be progressing. Apple has been granted a permit from the California DMV to test self-driving vehicles on public roads and is rumored to be planning to test its self-driving car software platform in three 2015 Lexus RX450h SUVs. The SUVs have already been spotted out on the road with a host of sensors and cameras.

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