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Topic: Project Titan

Doug Field returns to Apple's 'Project Titan' after stint at Tesla

08/10/2018, 12:08 am

Doug Field, who previously worked as a vice president of Mac hardware engineering at Apple, has returned to the Cupertino tech giant after a nearly five-year stint at Tesla to work on the company's secretive automotive initiative.

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Apple's self-driving car system could change how it drives by detecting passenger stress levels

07/26/2018, 10:07 am

Apple's self-driving car technology could potentially change the way it drives based on the reactions of its passengers, using monitoring sensors to analyze the vehicle's occupants and determine an appropriate driving style to suit the situation, potentially reducing the chance of a passenger panicking.

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Apple self-driving car fleet grows to 66 vehicles in California

07/18/2018, 03:07 pm

Apple is continuing to increase the number of autonomous vehicles it has on the roads for testing, reportedly registering more vehicles with the Californian Department of Motor Vehicles to bring the fleet up to 66 self-driving cars operating in the state.

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Former Apple employee pleads not guilty to stealing self-driving car trade secrets

07/16/2018, 09:07 pm

Former Apple employee Xiaolang Zhang, who worked on the company's self-driving car initiative, on Monday entered a plea of not guilty after federal prosecutors indicted the engineer on one count of trade secret theft.

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Podcast discusses the new MacBook Pro, alleged industrial espionage, and iOS USB Restricted Mode

07/13/2018, 09:07 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and Andrew discuss the new MacBook Pro, allegations of industrial espionage as an engineer is said to have stolen secrets from Apple and tried to board a flight to China, and iOS USB Restricted Mode and what it means for you.

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Former Apple employee charged with stealing autonomous car trade secrets

07/10/2018, 05:07 pm

Former hardware engineer, who worked on autonomous cars at Apple, arrested at airport, attempting to board a flight for China with company secrets.

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YouTuber Mark Rober has been developing VR tech for Apple's self-driving car project

06/26/2018, 08:06 pm

According to a report on Tuesday, popular YouTube personality Mark Rober has been working with Apple's special projects group since 2015 on the development of virtual reality technology for self-driving cars.

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Apple recruits senior Waymo engineer & NASA veteran for self-driving car project

06/15/2018, 03:06 pm

The latest addition to Apple's self-driving car team is Jaime Waydo, previously a senior engineer at Alphabet's Waymo as well as NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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Apple's self-driving shuttle project to use Volkswagen vans after fruitless negotiations with BMW, others [u]

05/23/2018, 06:05 pm

After rebuffed attempts to partner with major carmakers over an ambitious electric vehicle project, Apple has reportedly inked a deal with Volkswagen to convert a number of T6 Transporter vans into self-driving shuttles for company employees.

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'Apple Glasses' AR headset could launch in 2021, says Gene Munster

05/17/2018, 01:05 pm

Apple could release a highly rumored augmented reality wearable in 2021, according to a note from Loup Ventures analyst Gene Munster discussing product categories the iPhone producer could pursue, with the rumored 'Apple Glasses' predicted to sell over 10 million units in its first year.

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Apple grows self-driving test fleet to 55 vehicles as project remains in shadows

05/14/2018, 04:05 pm

Apple now has 55 autonomous test vehicles and 83 authorized drivers, California's Department of Motor Vehicles has confirmed, indicating that work on the company's mysterious car platform is accelerating.

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Apple meets with California DMV officials to discuss autonomous vehicles

05/01/2018, 08:05 pm

A handful of high-ranking California Department of Motor Vehicles officials met with Apple employees in April to discuss facets of the company's ongoing autonomous car program, according to a report on Tuesday.

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Apple's heads-up display tech for self-driving cars uses AR to enhance driver safety

04/05/2018, 03:04 pm

Apple's work on augmented reality could find a place in its ongoing automotive initiative, with the company considering ways to use AR to show information about the road ahead, including things that are out of the driver's vision.

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Apple nabs Google's chief of AI and search John Giannandrea to broaden Siri, self-driving car programs

04/03/2018, 05:04 pm

Apple has hired John Giannandrea away from Google to head up Apple's machine learning and AI strategy, and will report directly to CEO Tim Cook.

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Self-driving cars and 'Project Titan' still a big focus at Apple, according to patent filings

03/22/2018, 11:03 am

The latest Apple patent applications published by the US Patent and Trademark Office feature a number of filings relating to its self driving car efforts, including gesture recognition for both passengers inside the vehicle and for pedestrians diverting traffic on the road.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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