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Apple is scaling back its plans to build self-driving cars

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According to some reports, Apple is scaling back its plans to build self-driving cars. The company would rather be focusing on the software and technology for autonomous vehicles. A few months back, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook in an interview to Bloomberg has disclosed that the company was “focusing on …

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Reports say Apple is partnering with the car rental company Hertz

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According to some reports, Apple is partnering with the car rental company Hertz. Hertz, according to the alleged partnership deal will lease a small fleet of cars to Apple to test its self-driving technology. At present, Apple is testing Lexus RX450h SUV models which are reportedly leased from a Hertz …

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Apple working on self-driving technology: Tim Cook

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In an interview with Bloomberg, Apple Inc’s CEO Tim Cook has said for the first time that Apple is concentrating on technology for self-driving cars. Cook said “We’re focusing on autonomous systems, It’s a core technology that we view as very important.” He regarded self-driving technology as “the mother of …

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Apple application documents give some clues about the company’s self-driving car plans

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(Reuters) – Apple Inc outlined a plan to train operators of self-driving cars in documents submitted to California regulators earlier this month, the latest clues to the company’s autonomous vehicle technology aspirations. Apple was granted a permit to test self-driving cars on April 14 by the California Department of Motor …

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Apple gets permit to test autonomous vehicles in California

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(Reuters)  Apple Inc has secured a permit to test autonomous vehicles in California, fuelling speculation that it is working on self-driving car technology in a crowded arena of companies hoping to offer those cars to the masses. The permit allows it to conduct test drives in three vehicles with six …

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Chris Lattner, former Apple techie, joins Tesla

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Chris Lattner will be joining Tesla as Vice President of Autopilot Software. He comes to Tesla after 11 years at Apple where he was primarily responsible for creating Swift, the programming language for building apps on Apple platforms and one of the fastest growing languages for doing so on Linux. …

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Apple applies for patent for a collision avoidance system

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The news has been making rounds that Apple is working on autonomous driving systems after scaling back its ‘Project Titan’ which was about the company’s plans to build a full-fledged self-driving car. Few days back the company had sent a proposal to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requesting the government …

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Apple to focus on developing operating software for automotives

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Published: 27 October 2016 Apple after shelving its ‘Project Titan’ has now engaged itself in something which is its forte. It is now developing its own automotive operating system. It sees its potential customers of this operating system in traditional automakers. The company has reportedly recruited a score of engineers …

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Bill Ford- Silicon Valley can disrupt but cannot destroy Detroit

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Published: 26 October 2016 Going by the news articles that cross our eyes every day we can easily be lured to think that Silicon Valley will be the ‘Mecca’ of next generation automotive. But the Ford Motor Co. executive chairman and great-grandson of auto pioneer Henry Ford, Bill Ford is not …

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