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Topic: Project Titan

Apple's self-driving cars could automatically take pictures of points of interest for drivers

03/14/2019, 01:03 pm

Apple is continuing to work on areas of car design and self-driving vehicle systems as part of "Project Titan," including how to improve a car's ability to detect its immediate surroundings using sensors, and to automatically determine nearby points of interest that other car systems need to know about.

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Apple's car of the future may use fiber optic heads-up display

03/05/2019, 09:03 am

Passengers in an Apple-designed car of the future may find the vehicle to have a unique interior lighting system, consisting of fiber optic-based segments that could become practically invisible when not in use by blending into the car's various surfaces, and could even offer indicators to drivers within the windscreen.

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Cook promises shareholders Apple is 'planting seeds' and 'rolling the dice' on future products

03/01/2019, 03:03 pm

Trying to rally people at Apple's annual shareholders meeting, CEO Tim Cook said that he company is "planting seeds" and "rolling the dice" on future products that will "blow you away."

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Apple confirms layoff of 190 people from self-driving car project

02/27/2019, 05:02 pm

Apple on Wednesday confirmed plans to lay off 190 people from its self-driving car project, known as Project Titan, namely from facilities in Santa Clara and Sunnyvale, Calif.

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Apple 'Project Titan' vehicle could turn out to be an electric van

02/21/2019, 10:02 am

Apple's long-rumored "Project Titan" vehicle may not necessarily be for a "car," with a German magazine suggesting that, while still in the prototype stage, the eventual product may in fact end up being an electric-powered van.

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Apple's safety report for 'Project Titan' testing comes in at just 7 pages

02/20/2019, 05:02 pm

Apple on Wednesday released a voluntary safety report for its self-driving car project, significant mainly for how little the company is willing to share.

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Apple's self-driving vehicles disengage for safety more frequently by design

02/13/2019, 03:02 pm

The California Department of Motor Vehicles has released a letter it received from Apple concerning the "Project Titan" self-driving vehicle project's disengagement rates, with the letter advising how Apple is collecting data on incidents where a driver takes over for the automated driving system, and why the number is so high.

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Apple's self-driving cars disengage from autonomous mode about once per mile, highest rate in California

02/12/2019, 09:02 pm

Fresh statistics from California's Department of Motor Vehicles reveals Apple's self-driving car testbed as the worst performing system on the road in terms of disengagements, or instances when the vehicle is forced to exit autonomous mode and return control to a human pilot.

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Apple-designed inter-car communications could make 'Project Titan' safer

02/12/2019, 09:02 am

Apple's "Project Titan" self-driving vehicle project could be made safer by allowing vehicles to communicate with each other, the company suggests, with knowledge of the position and range of other cars on the road able to help both the automated driving system and drivers themselves enhance their situational awareness while in transit.

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'Project Titan' self-driving car could be summoned and paid for on an iPhone

02/07/2019, 08:02 am

Apple is looking at ways to have an iPhone to unlock and pay for a 'Project Titan' self driving car, a feature that could have wider use in the taxi industry, and in self-driving systems.

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Apple's self-driving 'Project Titan' car technology allegedly stolen by second employee, says FBI

01/30/2019, 12:01 pm

Following up on an internal Apple investigation, the FBI has arrested a second person accused of trying to steal secrets related to the company's self-driving car platform.

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Apple's 'Project Titan' researching a smart seatbelt that could control a CarPlay device

01/29/2019, 10:01 am

An offshoot of research from Apple's "Project Titan" car project is work on a smart seat belt that could be used to control a car's entertainment or even self-driving system in the future.

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Apple lays off more than 200 employees from 'Project Titan' autonomous vehicle team

01/24/2019, 01:01 am

In what is being billed internally as a restructuring effort, Apple this week released more than 200 employees from its "Project Titan" group, a secretive branch of the company focused on developing self-driving car technologies.

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Volkswagen poaches Alexander Hitzinger from Apple's "Project Titan" team for self-driving vehicle role

01/09/2019, 01:01 pm

Volkswagen has poached an Apple executive for its commercial vehicles division, with the hiring of Alexander Hitzinger also working on the manufacturer's self-driving vehicle efforts after a stint on Apple's "Project Titan" car program.

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Apple poaches Tesla car designer Andrew Kim

12/17/2018, 09:12 am

Tesla Senior Designer Andrew Kim has started working for Apple, and is only the most recent move back to the company after a stint with the car manufacturer.

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Apple could be impacted by proposed US export ban on AI, Computer Vision, iPhone processor technology

11/19/2018, 01:11 pm

The Department of Commerce is examining the possibility of controlling the export of emerging technologies to other nations, with the list of proposed tech including areas of interest to Apple, including processor technology, artificial intelligence, computer vision, and natural language processing.

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Steve Wozniak doubts fully self-driving vehicles are 'quite possible yet'

11/13/2018, 02:11 pm

The self-driving car industry isn't ready for consumer use, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has suggested in an interview, with roads produced by "imperfect humans" and mistakes caused by Tesla's Autopilot feature causing him to lose faith in the concept becoming more widespread.

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Apple car light strip could warn other drivers of hard braking incidents and other important events

10/30/2018, 09:10 am

An Apple-produced car could advise vehicles following behind it of the risk of collision if they are too close, as part of a lighting system for the outside of the vehicle that can offer warnings and information to other road users.

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Apple working on car windshield anti-glare system to protect driver from bright lights

10/25/2018, 02:10 pm

Driving in the dark could be easier on the eyes in the future, as Apple has come up with a way to reduce the amount of glare a driver may endure from headlights or the Sun, by automatically blocking the light source from view.

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Apple working on self-driving car 'peloton' system to share power, increase efficiency

10/23/2018, 12:10 pm

Self-driving cars could potentially work together to minimize energy usage on long journeys, with Apple proposing the use of an autonomous peloton of vehicles that could reduce drag for low-performance vehicles, and even the possibility of cars sharing battery power with each other while on the road.

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