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Apple meets with DMV to talk self-driving cars

Written by Matti Robinson @ 19 Sep 2015 3:25 User comments (4)

Apple meets with DMV to talk self-driving cars

There's one company that has been associated with the self-driving car over everyone else, Google, but a lot of other companies are looking into the possible and some would argue probable, even inevitable revolution of automobiles.
Apple's car plans might seem far fetched, but a new report from The Guardian suggests that they might be closer to a prototype than we might have thought.

According to documents Guardian has acquired Apple boss Mike Maletic has visited the California Department of Motor Vehicles and discussed about the company's plans for an "autonomous vehicle" or as self-driving cars. The meetings have been with at least three DMV officials including some that are specialists in the field of autonomous vehicles.

Apple likes to keep their plans secret but it will be impossible as they go forward with the development of the car, unofficially named Project Titan (not the concept in the picture). The auto industry requirements for testing demand a certain degree of transparency and certainly autonomous cars will have to be tested rigorously.



In addition to Google, Apple, Tesla and Uber many of the traditional car companies are looking into self-driving cars. Currently 10 companies have been granted permits to test driverless cars on California roads.

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4 user comments

119.9.2015 20:46

So what happens when you get into an iCrash???

219.9.2015 22:34

Originally posted by ivymike:
So what happens when you get into an iCrash???
The self-driving iAmbulance responds.

320.9.2015 00:31

I would only hope that the iParamedics can rush the victims to the iHospital.....

420.9.2015 00:32

Is it me or is the car pictured with this article just plain butt-ugly???

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