Apple's Self-Driving Car Is Now A Dinky Self-Driving Bus

Apple's Self-Driving Car Is Now A Dinky Self-Driving Bus

Apple reportedly began working on Titan back in 2014 and was staffed by company veterans and engineers with experience in building cars, instead of knowledge on software that would allow the auto to run on its own. He is still at Apple, although he is no longer involved in the project.

It was in October, Tim Cook speaking at the WSJDLive conference, for the first time spoke about massive changes that are coming to the automotive industry.

Even if Apple had been able to figure everything out, it still would have been faced with the challenge of manufacturing its own vehicle.

A report in the New York Times claims that Apple is abandoning any hope of building an Apple Car, and has turned instead to working on the technology that powers autonomous vehicles and cars. Even so, Uber's self-driving technology unit is still hiring, and Uber's board continues to support the project, this person told us. So what forced Apple to take this radical shift in strategy? They even enlisted the help of BMW to use the i3 as a base model to build the vehicle. The company considers autonomous vehicles the next "big thing", but their ambitions to enter the self-driving market have seemed to wane in recent years.

Such lofty goals in such a nascent area of technology, along with alleged "arbitrary or unrealistic deadlines" and "shifting priorities", ensnared Apple, according to the employees.

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According to the NY Times, Apple wasn't limiting its out-of-the-box thinking just to replacing the driver.

Steve Zadesky, an executive who was initially in charge of Titan, wanted to pursue the semiautonomous option.

Apple's headlong foray into autonomous vehicles underscores one of the biggest challenges facing the company: finding the next breakthrough product. However, there were disagreements on whether CarOS should be programmed using Apple's programming language Swift or with C++. The shuttle, which has never been reported before, will likely be a commercial vehicle from an automaker and will use it to test the autonomous driving that it develops.

Apple in the coming years may finally make an autonomous vehicle of its own, but that won't probably happen until 2020 at the least.

Even though had not ironed out numerous basics, like how the autonomous systems would work, a team had already started working on an operating system software called CarOS. The company's DMV application includes a walkthrough of the Development Platform Specific Training and details about an autonomous-vehicle system called Apple Automated System.

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