Apple's California Self-Driving Car Test Fleet Continues to Grow

16 May, 2018, 14:00 | Author: Sheila Harris
  • Apple, Again, Grows Its California Self-driving Fleet, It Has the Second Biggest Fleet (Updated) - macReports

Sources said that Uber along with Waymo used to have a more autonomous vehicle in California, for instance, both have over 100 self-driving cars in the state before moving part of its fleet to Arizona where additional testing is now taking place. Since last April, Apple has been steadily adding new vehicles to its fleet, all of which are equipped with the autonomous driving software that Apple is developing.

Apple now has a 55 self-driving cars registered to the Department of motor vehicles California. In May, Apple got permits for 10 more self-driving vehicles, according to Mac Reports.

Apple's 55-vehicle fleet is the second largest in California, behind only Cruise, a self-driving company owned by GM, which sports a 104-strong fleet.

Some other notable entries are Tesla with 39 vehicles and Toyota Research Institute with 11.

We also learned from the DMV that Apple has not applied for a driverless testing permit.

Antonio Conte reaffirms commitment to Chelsea after defeat at Newcastle
Antonio Conte of Chelsea during a press conference at Chelsea Training Ground on January 5, 2018 in Cobham, England. A serial victor at Juventus, he marked his first season in charge of the Blues by winning the Premier League .

This indicates a margin of error that's worth considering before rushing into fully self-driving trials; before the public can accept autonomous cars as a reliable alternative, companies need to gain its trust.

Apple had a tortuous path with the self-driving auto technology.

Like other tech giants, Apple is keen to get into the vehicle space, with Tim Cook a year ago saying that autonomous systems are "a core technology" that the company views as "very important". By March of this year, the company had 45 cars on the road.

Interestingly, only in June 2017, the head of Apple Tim cook for the first time confirmed that his company has a division that develops technology for Autonomous cars.

Recommended:



Popular

Honor 10 launched globally
The Honor 10 comes with a 5.84-inch FullView IPS display with 1080 x 2280 Full HD+ resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. Honor 10 sports a dual rear-camera setup with a 13MP, f/2.2 aperture and autofocus lens and a 2MP secondary sensor.

Born Episcopal bishop to preach at next Saturday's royal wedding
Bishop Curry's presence at the wedding will bring a touch of home to proceedings for Meghan, who is, of course, American herself. Curry, who was born in Chicago , was elected as the first African-American leader of the Episcopal Church in 2015.

Dominant Hamilton wins in Spain, Vettel fourth
Following a safety vehicle appearance, Hamilton got the whole shot on the restart and rabbited away. "Ferrari did the opposite". His pole position, taken after a close battle with teammate Valtteri Bottas and Vettel, was greeted with relief.

Saudi Arabia: US embassy in Jerusalem represents prejudice against Palestinian rights
Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , was seen by Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, as a betrayal. President Trump's December recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, followed by Monday's relocation of the U.S.

Boeing Airbus trade dispute concluded
Novick didn't put a price tag on the countermeasures but said they would be in the billions every year. Should the United States decide to retaliate, any countermeasures could take months to decide.

Bale scores twice as Real Madrid hammers Celta Vigo
NAIJ.com earlier reported that the Galacticos were beaten 3-2 by Sevilla in their last Spanish League encounter few days back. Bale fired his side into the lead with an scorching low finish following a through ball from Luka Modric.

5-year-old hospitalized after bear attack outside Colorado home
She's the only girl. "She came out. she yelled at the animal", Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Mike Porras told Fox31. On Monday, one day after the attack, the department announced it had killed the bear suspected of attacking the girl .

Terror suspect killed in fresh gunfire in Indonesia's Surabaya
The family was one among hundreds in Indonesia , who had returned from Syria and has observed the IS occupation there. Another family reportedly attacked a police station this morning, wounding 10 people including police officers.

'Gotham' Is Renewed for Fifth and Final Season by FOX
The show always premieres in Fox's traditional late September release window, usually right around the autumnul equinox. Having gained a final season, fans are excited to see the show finally transform Bruce Wayne into the iconic superhero.

Iran official says Europe has 60 days to give nuclear 'guarantees'
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said, however, that it could be hard to protect European firms from any fallout from the US decision. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called the U.S. withdrawal "impudent" and "worthless".