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Apple to soon begin testing self-driving car technology in California

Apple Confirmed That It Will Begin Testing Self-driving Technology In The State, But Provided No Details.

PTI | Updated on: 15 Apr 2017, 01:21:27 PM
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San Francisco :

Apple will begin testing self-driving car technology in California, its first public move into a highly competitive field that could radically change transportation.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles awarded Apple a permit to test autonomous vehicles on Saturday and disclosed that information on its website.

A spokesman for the department said the permit will cover three vehicles all 2015 Lexus RX 450h hybrid SUVs — and six individual drivers. The state requires a human behind the wheel during such testing.

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Apple confirmed that it will begin testing self-driving technology in the state, but provided no details. It pointed to a December statement it provided to federal regulators that stated Apple is investing heavily in “machine learning and autonomous systems” and noted “many potential applications” for these technologies.

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First Published : 15 Apr 2017, 01:15:00 PM

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