As is par for the course with most things, Apple isn’t typically first in a single category, but it uses that time to improve on key areas as it works towards cashing, and surpassing, the competition.
Apple’s ambitions in the self-driving car segment is pretty well known to us. A group of Apple scientists have now published a research paper on autonomous car tech that talks about judging obstacles on the path using just LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensors and no cameras.
Apple’s dreams of building its own car may have gone by the wayside at this point, but the company certainly still sees a future in the automotive industry one way or another.
Apple has been rumored to be working on its own autonomous driving systems after abandoning its original plan of a self-driving car. Now, for the first time, the company’s CEO, Tim Cook, has confirmed in an interview that the Cupertino company is indeed working on autonomous driving systems.
Months ago, the rumor mill hinted that Apple had, at least temporarily, abandoned its plans to manufacture an Apple Car.
It is not a secret at this point that Apple is testing some kind of self-driving car software in the state of California.
Earlier this month, a quickly-developing story indicated that Apple had made the necessary moves to start testing self-driving vehicles in the state of California.
It wasn’t too long ago that the major rumor swirling around Apple was that the company was building a car.
One rumor surfaced not too long ago, but continued to pop up on a regular basis, was that Apple was hard at work on building an actual car.
Apple-backed Didi Chuxing will be opening an artificial intelligence lab for self-driving cars in Mountain View, California. While Didi Chuxing has made investments in many regional ride-hailing services in Southeast Asia, this will be its first time expanding officially outside of the Asian continent.