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Topic: Apple Car

Analysts pontificate on cars, transportation as part of Apple's long-term future

05/15/2017, 12:05 pm

Noted Apple analysts Neil Cybart and Horace Dediu sat down with UBS' Steven Milunovich to discuss Apple's future -- and a big topic of conversation was where Apple's intent is in the automotive and transportation spaces.

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Apple lobbies California DMV to keep self-driving car plans out of public eye

04/28/2017, 02:04 pm

A letter from Apple to the California Department of Motor Vehicles is seeking alterations in test protocols and reporting requirements for automated vehicle testing, and also declares that the company is seeking to increase public acceptance of self-driving cars.

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A very false narrative: Apple Watch and the future of wearables

04/28/2017, 11:04 am

It's hard to escape the media pronouncements that iPhones are now boring again after Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy S8, Apple's Mac business is being overshadowed by more exciting Surface Windows PCs from Microsoft and that Apple Watch is a disappointing dud. But they're all wrong, here's why.

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Apple's self-driving testbed spotted in Silicon Valley

04/27/2017, 06:04 pm

Apple's self-driving technology testbed, an optimized Lexus RX450h SUV bristling with an array of advanced sensors, was spotted driving on Silicon Valley roads on Thursday, offering the first real-world look at the company's highly secretive autonomous vehicle project.

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Four ex-NASA engineers on Apple's list of autonomous car software testers

04/24/2017, 12:04 pm

Amidst three Apple employees involved in testing of Apple's self-driving car software stands an ex-NASA researcher who was once tasked to develop an autonomous vehicle to explore one of Jupiter's moons, and three others who worked for JPL.

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Full copy of Apple's self-driving car permit revealed [u]

04/21/2017, 06:04 pm

On Friday, a report revealed snippets of Apple's California Department of Motor Vehicles self-driving car application, offering insight into the company's autonomous vehicle project. A full copy of the document has been shared with AppleInsider.

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Internal documents reveal first look at Apple's self-driving car platform

04/21/2017, 04:04 pm

Documents filed as part of Apple's application to test self-driving cars in California were revealed on Friday and offer a first look at the company's autonomous platform, dubbed the "Automated System."

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Apple wins California DMV permit for testing self-driving car, could put tech on public roads [u]

04/14/2017, 12:04 pm

The California Department of Motor Vehicles on Friday added Apple to the list of companies with permission to test self-driving vehicles in the state, suggesting that the company is pushing through with work on "Project Titan." [Updated with Apple test car info]

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2017 Supplier Responsibility Report line entry may confirm Apple's car ambitions

03/29/2017, 09:03 am

The most recent Apple supplier report is mostly a rehash of previous years -- but includes one entry from a facility that appears to exclusively produce car parts and support equipment for automobiles.

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Apple recruiting computer vision & robotics researchers for Swiss lab - report

03/29/2017, 09:03 am

Apple appears to be quietly operating a research facility in Switzerland, possibly with the company's self-driving car project in mind, according to a local news site.

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Didi opens self-driving car lab near Apple in California

03/08/2017, 06:03 pm

Apple-backed Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi on Wednesday opened an artificial intelligence lab in Mountain View, Calif., where the firm will develop intelligent driving systems and AI-based transportation security.

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Staff leave Google's self-driving car team after reaping massive bonuses

02/13/2017, 03:02 pm

Potentially giving Apple some breathing space with its own project, people have been leaving Google's self-driving car division -- now a separate company known as Waymo -- because they were actually paid too much money, a report said on Monday.

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Alphabet's Waymo sharpens self-driving car tech, expands testing lead over rivals like Apple

02/01/2017, 03:02 pm

Even as Apple tests remain shrouded in secrecy, prototype self-driving cars by Waymo -- formerly under Google -- are dramatically improving their skills, data from the California Department of Motor Vehicles revealed on Wednesday.

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Ex-Apple director Lattner striving to make cars an 'appliance' at Tesla

01/23/2017, 04:01 pm

Now heading up Autopilot development at Tesla, former Apple director Chris Lattner says that he's hoping to "accelerate the path to cars being appliances that solve people's problems," rather than machines that require constant maintenance.

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Apple SVP Lisa Jackson named as member of new US DOT automated vehicle committee

01/12/2017, 10:01 am

In an effort to unify and regulate the introduction of automated vehicles to U.S. highways, the Department of Transportation has established a new advisory committee to steer the future of the department, including Apple Vice President Lisa Jackson.

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Tesla hires architect of Apple's Swift as VP of Autopilot Software

01/10/2017, 05:01 pm

Shortly after it was revealed that Swift creator Chris Lattner is planning to leave Apple later in January, Tesla on Tuesday announced it has hired the expert away from Cupertino to serve as Vice President of Autopilot Software.

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Apple hires former Porsche race car director for alleged 'Project Titan' role

12/19/2016, 10:12 am

Porsche's race program lead, Alexander Hitzinger, was allegedly brought on to Apple's "Project Titan" car program in the spring of 2016, a new report reveals.

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Alphabet joins Apple in scaling back self-driving car plans, could launch ridehailing service by end of 2017 [u]

12/13/2016, 09:12 am

In a decision drawing parallels with Apple, Alphabet is reportedly ratcheting down its goals for self-driving cars, scrapping plans to build a vehicle without pedals or a steering wheel -- at least for the foreseeable future. [Updated with Alphabet's Waymo spinoff announcement]

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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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