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Topic: Project Titan

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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Apple self-driving car project advancing, discussions about sensors being had with suppliers

04/17/2019, 07:04 am

Apple is stepping up its automotive efforts as part of "Project Titan," with the firm reportedly in discussions with a number of component suppliers about LiDAR sensors that could be used in the iPhone maker's next generation of self-driving vehicle systems.

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Apple is working on skid recovery and automatic safety systems for self-driving cars

04/02/2019, 10:04 am

Apple's self-driving vehicle technology has the potential to make being a passenger even safer than before, with the company coming up with ways to determine how fast the car is moving along a road without using traditional sensing technology, as well as how the wheels slip in hazardous conditions.

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Apple's latest Tesla hire may point to powertrain for full-scale 'Apple Car'

03/30/2019, 05:03 pm

Signaling that it's continuing work on a full-fledged electric car, or at least a platform, Apple has reportedly hired Tesla's engineering VP in charge of powertrains Michael Schwekutsch.

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Apple exploring car sunroof system with myriad user-customizable configuration options

03/26/2019, 09:03 am

Apple is still coming up with new design ideas it could incorporate into a self-produced vehicle, despite the seemingly self-driving nature of "Project Titan" in its current state, by creating a version of a car sunroof that offers a considerable number of position combinations compared to currently-used sunroof designs.

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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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