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Apple files patent for autonomous vehicle collision avoidance system

12/08/2016, 07:12 am

In one of the first pieces of documentation proving Apple's investigation into autonomous vehicles, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published a patent application describing a basic collision avoidance system that could one day serve as the underpinnings of a self-driving car telemetry solution.

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Apple expresses interest in autonomous vehicle testing in letter to NHTSA

12/03/2016, 01:12 am

In perhaps the most public admission of its automotive ambitions, Apple in a statement issued to the NHTSA in November proposed a policy update that would grant industry newcomers the same opportunities as established manufacturers when it comes to testing on public roads.

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McLaren CEO admits to talks with Apple, but no bid was made

11/19/2016, 03:11 pm

Officials from Apple met with premium automaker McLaren, but the discussions never went as far as a bid, the CEO of the sports car company has revealed in a new interview.

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Apple testing AR-based car navigation and self-driving software with virtual reality rigs - report

10/25/2016, 03:10 pm

A fresh report about Apple's automotive ambitions claims that the company is continuing its shift away from building a whole car, and is instead developing software for self-driving vehicles, with recent hires being funneled into the effort.

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'Apple Car' project to choose new direction in late 2017 - report

10/17/2016, 09:10 am

Apple's "Project Titan" has indeed scaled back to focus on self-driving technology -- specifically giving it the opportunity to either partner with existing automaker or return to developing its own car later on, a report said on Monday.

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California approves limited testing of self-driving cars without steering wheels or backup drivers

09/30/2016, 02:09 pm

Califonia Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday signed a bill allowing self-driving vehicles to be tested in the state without manual controls or human backup drivers, in a move that could aid Apple's own efforts in the field.

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Apple allegedly in talks to buy self-balancing motorcycle outfit Lit Motors

09/21/2016, 04:09 pm

Amid quashed rumors about a McLaren deal, Apple is also reportedly considering a takeover of Lit Motors, a startup with a self-balancing, all-electric motorcycle.

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McLaren Automotive denies reports of Apple buyout talks

09/21/2016, 01:09 pm

After rumors swirled of a potential Apple buy of boutique sports car vendor McLaren Automotive, the car manufacturer has denied that it is having investment talks with Apple at this time.

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Apple reportedly in discussions to buy sports car manufacturer McLaren

09/21/2016, 11:09 am

Reports are circulating that Apple is in the midst of conversations to buy some aspects of the McLaren Technology Group, specifically, the division that is known for hand-crafted luxury high-performance sports cars to supplement the Apple Car project.

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'About a dozen' Magna engineers working on Apple's electric car, 'Project Titan' - report

09/15/2016, 09:09 am

Despite "Project Titan" shifting gears under new head Bob Mansfield, contract manufacturer Magna Steyr still reportedly has roughly a dozen engineers working on a car at Apple facilities in Sunnyvale, Calif.

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Apple fires dozens of Project Titan employees as autonomous car initiative shifts to underlying tech

09/09/2016, 08:09 pm

Apple is reportedly rethinking plans to enter the self-driving car business, and in so doing has shut down portions of the widely rumored development project, laying off dozens of employees.

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Uber to begin real-world use of self-driving cars in Pittsburgh this month

08/18/2016, 12:08 pm

Marking a small but significant step towards bringing self-driving technology to the public, Uber will later this month begin offering some Pittsburgh customers rides in specially-modified Volvo XC90s, a report revealed on Thursday.

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Apple computer navigation engineer departs for mysterious automaker Faraday Future

08/15/2016, 01:08 pm

Computer vision and vehicle navigation specialist Bart Nabbe has left Apple's "Special Projects" division, and is now working at electric car company Faraday Future.

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South Korean company said to be working on 'Apple Car' battery tech

08/09/2016, 02:08 pm

A South Korean company's physical advancement in hollow-cored lithium-ion battery technology is allegedly on tap for the potential future "Apple Car" currently in development under the "Project Titan" aegis.

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Apple bolsters 'Project Titan' self-driving software team with former QNX CEO

07/28/2016, 02:07 pm

To flesh out the advanced software needed for a self-driving automobile, Apple has reportedly hired talent away from former high-profile rival and now-beleaguered BlackBerry and its QNX division.

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Apple shakes up electric vehicle team, places Bob Mansfield in charge of 'Project Titan' - report

07/25/2016, 11:07 am

After taking a reduced role at Apple for the last few years, hardware engineer and former executive Bob Mansfield has returned to prominence at the company, and is now in charge of the company's ambitious electric vehicle project, according to a new report.

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'Apple Car' rollout reportedly delayed until 2021, owing to obstacles in 'Project Titan'

07/21/2016, 12:07 pm

Apple's rumored electric car won't hit the roads until 2021, owing to various obstacles encountered in "Project Titan," a report claimed on Thursday.

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New US guidelines on self-driving cars coming in July, NHTSA official says

06/08/2016, 04:06 pm

The U.S. Department of Transportation will reportedly be laying out new guidelines on self-driving cars in July, hoping to improve the speed with which companies like Apple and Google can deploy their technology.

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BMW refocuses 'i' division on self-driving cars as Honda shows off autonomous prototypes

06/02/2016, 01:06 pm

More potential competition for the rumored "Apple Car" emerged on Thursday, as BMW said that it is relaunching its "i" division to concentrate on self-driving vehicles, just a day after Honda revealed its own prototypes in that field.

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Elon Musk expects 'Apple Car' to be late to market, estimates volume production by 2020

06/02/2016, 01:06 am

Speaking at Re/code's Code Conference, Tesla founder Elon Musk restated assumptions that Apple -- not Google -- will one day be an automotive industry contender, but said the mythical project is already a "missed opportunity."

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