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Topic: Project Titan

Apple's self-driving car test fleet up to 45 vehicles navigating California roads

03/20/2018, 12:03 pm

Apple is rapidly growing the number of self-driving test vehicles it has in its home state, putting it at second place there behind only General Motors' Cruise subsidiary.


Uber unlikely to blame for self-driving car fatality, says police chief

03/20/2018, 12:03 pm

Following the death late Sunday of a woman who was struck and killed by a self-driving Uber car in Arizona, we now know more about the circumstances of the tragedy, which has a chance to shake public trust in autonomous car technology.


Apple likely to be 'all-in or all-out' of self-driving cars within 2 years, analyst argues

03/05/2018, 12:03 pm

Apple's experimentation with autonomous car technology is likely to veer away from creating a simple platform and back towards a fully self-designed vehicle, one analyst argues.


California green-lights driverless car testing statewide, operations can begin in April

02/26/2018, 10:02 pm

As anticipated, the California Department of Motor Vehicles on Monday received approval from the California Office of Administrative Law to enact a set of regulations that will allow companies to test remotely operated autonomous vehicles on public roads.


Self-driving test cars with remote control backup could hit California roads in April

02/23/2018, 03:02 pm

If approved, new Californian regulations could allow companies like Apple to test their self-driving platforms with remote backup, instead of putting a human behind the wheel.


Apple now has 27 self-driving Lexus cars on the road in California

01/25/2018, 11:01 am

The state of California has now permitted Apple to have 27 self-driving cars on its public roads, as the company expands its homegrown automated driving technology, internally known as "Project Titan."


Apple AI director talks advances in machine learning & mapping for self-driving car platform

12/09/2017, 10:12 pm

Apple's director of AI research, Ruslan Salakhutdinov, gave peers a small glimpse into the company's self-driving platform this week, discussing some internal projects at the NIPS machine learning conference.


Apple rumored to be using Arizona proving grounds to test self-driving cars

11/28/2017, 04:11 pm

Apple may be leasing former Fiat Chrysler proving grounds in Surprise, Ariz. to test its self-driving car platform in a range of different conditions, according to a report.


Apple research paper details LiDAR-based 3D object recognition for autonomous vehicle navigation

11/22/2017, 12:11 am

Apple researchers are pushing forward with efforts to bring autonomous vehicle systems to public roads, and last week published an academic paper outlining a method of detecting objects in 3D point clouds using trainable neural networks. While still in its early stages, the technology could mature to improve accuracy in LiDAR navigation solutions.


AppleInsider podcast discusses iPhone 8 production, FM radios, and Apple acquiring a health company

10/20/2017, 08:10 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about iPhone 8 production numbers being cut, anticipation for iPhone X, the FCC's useless call for FM radios on iPhones, and Apple buying a healthcare company, and much more.


Echoing Apple's $1B investment in Didi Chuxing, Alphabet sinks $1B into Lyft

10/19/2017, 12:10 pm

In a deal that values Lyft at $11 billion, Google's parent company Alphabet has invested $1 billion into the ride sharing service, more than a year after Apple placed its own $1 billion bet on Chinese taxi provider Didi Chuxing.


New video rumored to show close-up of Apple car's updated 'Project Titan' testbed

10/18/2017, 12:10 pm

A short video clip is said to show updated test hardware for Apple's self-driving car platform, suggesting that the company is making some progress.


US House unanimously approves measures to speed up autonomous car testing

09/06/2017, 04:09 pm

The U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve a proposal that could accelerate the testing and deployment of self-driving cars, though not without safety concerns from some parties.


Squad of Apple car staffers jump ship to self-driving startup Zoox

08/30/2017, 03:08 pm

A group of 17 Apple engineers said to be working on Apple's automotive ambitions has reportedly left the company for self-driving company Zoox after Apple scaled back plans.


Apple reportedly upgrades self-driving testbed with new LiDAR equipment, more

08/25/2017, 07:08 pm

A report on Friday claims an updated version of Apple's self-driving testbed has been seen driving on Silicon Valley roads, topped with a massive LiDAR array with integrated cameras, GPS and other equipment.


Apple's self-driving tech said to be aimed at ridehailing as hiring resumes

08/24/2017, 11:08 am

Apple's long-term goal with its self-driving project is likely the ridesharing/ridehailing market, and the associated team is said to be hiring again despite last year's layoffs and reorganization, according to a report.


Self-driving campus shuttle to rise from ashes of Apple's 'Project Titan,' report says

08/22/2017, 08:08 pm

After massive investments into self-driving car technology, Apple is transitioning away from a branded vehicle in favor of a shuttle service that will transport employees between corporate buildings, according to an in-depth report published Tuesday.


Apple R&D nears $3B per quarter in Q3 as work on AR, autonomous systems continue

08/02/2017, 12:08 am

Apple spent nearly $3 billion on research and development in the third quarter of 2017, a $377 million year-over-year increase that brings the company's six-month outlay on future projects to more than $5.7 billion.


Apple working with Chinese firm on car battery research - report

07/20/2017, 12:07 pm

Apple is secretly working with a Chinese firm on research and development of auto batteries, suggesting it may be interested in more than just software for self-driving cars, according to one report.


US House panel votes to adopt loose rules on testing of self-driving cars

07/19/2017, 03:07 pm

A panel of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee has tentatively voted to move forward with a proposal that, if turned into law, would establish a relatively loose federal framework for testing self-driving cars, including Apple's "Project Titan."