Apple reveals autonomous vehicle ambitions

Apple has confirmed it is working on the technology for a self-driving vehicle Newshub reports.

According to Apple, they are investing heavily in the study of machine learning and automation, and is excited about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transportation.

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The firm as well looks forward to collaborating with NHTSA and other stakeholders so that the significant societal benefits of automated vehicles can be realized safely and responsibly.

Three months ago, Apple reportedly restructured the unit working on the self-driving technology, shifting its focus from building its own car to designing the operating system and software for autonomous vehicles.

Apple also encourages data sharing, particularly for accidents, saying that would enable the industry to “build a more comprehensive dataset than any one company could create alone.”

Most major auto manufacturers and many technology groups are currently developing autonomous vehicles, considered to be the future of the automobile, along with electric power, with first production models promised for around 2020.

 

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