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Apple Confirms Plans To Launch Autonomous Cars

Apple has confirmed that it is working on autonomous car and the testing of the Apple Car will soon begin in California.

  • Shilpa Chopra
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After capturing the smartphone market with its trendsetting handsets, the American based multinational technology giant, Apple is gearing up for another venture. While the global market was abuzz with Apple’s plans to develop a vehicle, the top officials recently confirmed the development as suggested by reports in media. The company is known for its class apart, visually appealing, high-tech products like iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac laptops etc. Read More – Tata Mulls Testing Self-driving Cars In India

Apple is ostensibly working on autonomous vehicles and has put executives on work for the development of upcoming products. In the recent past many companies like Ford, GM, Audi and Jaguar Land Rover have embarked on their autonomous vehicle projects and Apple is the latest company to jump on the bandwagon. The company secured a permit for testing its Apple Car or autonomous vehicles in California. That said, Apple got permit in April from California Department of Motor Vehicles to test three self-driving vehicles. In fact, soon after Apple started testing its autonomous system, spied images of the vehicles surfaced on the inter-web, suggesting total of six models undergoing test runs. Read More – A Proud Moment: Indian Man Makes First Autonomous Nano

While the company officials have not revealed concrete details about the vehicles, they have confirmed working on an autonomous system for self-driving cars. These Apple Cars will feature progressive tech and futuristic design & styling. Talking about the autonomous vehicles, Apple officials have confirmed that this is by far the most difficult AI projects ever. It is to be noted that Apple has invested a huge amount in Chinese ride-hailing services, Didi Chuxing. Read More – Ford’s Semi-autonomous Emergency Steering System In The Works

As the global manufacturers are developing self-driving system, the autonomous cars are likely to become a rage in the coming years. With these progressive technologies taking the centre stage the conventional cars are likely to take a back seat in future.

 

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