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Topic: Project Titan

Apple proposes car hinges with force feedback, user-unlockable delivery trucks

09/17/2019, 10:09 am

Apple's potential future car could have force feedback systems added to the door hinges to prevent them from being opened too far, while the suggestion of lockable storage in a vehicle opens the door to automated and secured delivery trucks unlocked by iPhones.

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Apple car could be recharged by a vehicle-seeking robot in your garage

09/17/2019, 09:09 am

Apple's future car from 'Project Titan' could be accompanied by an accessory for the home to help recharge the electric vehicle, consisting of a small robot capable of hooking the car up to an electrical point below the vehicle to acquire more power.

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'Project Titan' Apple Car may have wide sliding doors and an adaptive stability system

08/20/2019, 08:08 am

Apple's 'Project Titan' self-driving car could include course-correction systems to assist with bad weather or road conditions, while sliding doors could have extra sensors to ensure they adapt to open as widely as possible, despite the presence of obstacles.

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Apple adds more drivers to autonomous car project

08/08/2019, 07:08 pm

Apple is expanding efforts to forward its self-driving car project, and according to government documents has added 33 drivers to test its fleet of 69 autonomous vehicles over the past three months.

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Apple recruits former Tesla engineering VP Steve MacManus

07/22/2019, 04:07 pm

Perhaps adding to evidence the company is working on a full-fledged car, Apple has reportedly hired Steve MacManus, a long-time auto industry veteran most recently with Tesla.

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Apple working on self-driving car wireless charging technologies

07/11/2019, 12:07 pm

Possibly suggesting grand ambitions for an Apple car, a patent application published on Thursday shows a wireless charging system for self-driving vehicles.

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Apple working on retractable bumpers for 'Project Titan' self-driving car

07/02/2019, 08:07 am

Apple's 'Project Titan' could have retractable bumpers on both ends of the vehicle, contracting away to make parking in confined spaces easier, but automatically extending outwards to protect the car while it is being driven in traffic.

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Jony Ive's departure reveals new details of Apple's car and TV plans

06/28/2019, 04:06 am

As current and former Apple staff discuss Jony Ive's departure, new details are emerging about the company's previously secret work on a self-driving car, a television -- and just what happened when Ive famously one-upped Scott Forstall.

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Apple acquires self-driving car startup Drive.ai [u]

06/25/2019, 06:06 pm

Apple on Tuesday confirmed the acquisition of self-driving shuttle and car kit startup Drive.ai, with the tech giant snagging dozens of employees, cars and other assets as part of the purchase.

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Apple's self driving car could have a remote driver bring you to the hospital

06/25/2019, 08:06 am

A car with self-driving capabilities could hand control over to a remote operator in the event of an emergency, Apple proposes, with an autonomous driving system taking instructions from a central system to get to a hospital or other location as quickly and as safely as possible.

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Apple reportedly in process of acquiring self-driving shuttle company Drive.ai

06/05/2019, 11:06 pm

Apple is reportedly in the process of acquiring once-promising self-driving shuttle firm Drive.ai in a deal that will bolster the tech giant's own autonomous vehicle initiative with seasoned engineers and segment experts.

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Apple Car could have battery-filled floor and reinforced wide-opening doors

06/04/2019, 04:06 pm

Apple is continuing to come up with new designs for essential elements of a car, potentially as part of its "Project Titan" vehicular efforts, with ideas surrounding how to improve the floor assemblies and doors that make up a considerable portion of a vehicle's body to be stronger and to accommodate more batteries.

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Apple's Project Titan car could include haptic feedback and limit motion sickness

05/31/2019, 04:05 am

A newly-revealed patent for a fully-actuated suspension system shows Apple has been working on ways for a Project Titan car to provide a smoother ride through hardware and software.

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Apple building large car drive rooms as Project Titan lives on

05/21/2019, 08:05 am

Apple's "Project Titan" lives on, as the company is reportedly building large drive rooms in California for continued testing, and developing advanced battery technology.

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Apple made informal bid to buy Tesla at $240 per share in 2013

05/21/2019, 08:05 am

Apple's automotive ambitions could have been augmented with the acquisition of Tesla, an analyst claims, with the iPhone maker said to have made a "serious bid" to buy the electric car producer in 2013, a move that could have brought technology developed under "Project Titan" to commercialization far earlier.

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Apple's self-driving car could have variable light control to protect privacy of riders, doors that open extremely wide

05/14/2019, 08:05 am

Apple is working out ways its "Project Titan" self-driving vehicle could be improved to give its users more privacy via a band-based lighting system, as well as a door system that can provide far greater access to the inside of the car than how current doors can open.

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Musician Jimmy Destri about iTunes, Spotify, Facebook, and Steve Jobs, on the AppleInsider Podcast

05/10/2019, 09:05 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William is off, and Jimmy Destri of the band Blondie joins Victor to talk about iTunes, Facebook's responsibility, Apple News, Apple Car, and Steve Jobs stories.

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Apple self-driving car could use 'confidence' algorithm to speed up sensor processing & decision-making

05/07/2019, 08:05 am

Self-driving vehicles in Apple's "Project Titan" could reduce the amount of processing required to recognize objects and to understand the layout of the road ahead, using a "confidence" algorithm that can allow a car's computer to get just enough data from sensors to perform the processing.

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Intel lays off dozens from autonomous vehicle program, acquires LiDAR startup

04/24/2019, 11:04 pm

In a claimed effort to streamline operations, Intel recently shaved "several dozen" people from its roster of employees working on autonomous vehicles at the company's Silicon Valley Innovation Center in Palo Alto.

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Apple reports fewer self-driving test cars on California roads

04/24/2019, 01:04 pm

For the first time, Apple in April reported a decrease in the number of self-driving test vehicles it has on California's public roads.

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