Self Driving

Apple Seeking ‘Radar Test Engineer’ for its Self-Driving Car Project

According to a new job listing, Apple is looking for a Radar Test Engineer for its self-driving car project, reaffirming the company’s commitment towards its autonomous, electric vehicle efforts. "Apple SPG is looking for a Radar Test Engineer to join our Sensors team, which is developing new radar technologies for use in autonomous systems," notes the...

Apple’s Self-Driving Test Fleet Expands to 69 Cars, 92 Driver Permits

According to an autonomous vehicle permit issued to the company from the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Apple has expanded its self-driving test fleet by increasing the number of self-driving cars to 69, Tesla North is reporting. The report notes that Apple has also added 16 new driver permits, totalling a current number of 92 driver permits,...

Apple More Than Doubled Road Testing of Self-Driving Cars in 2020

According to a report filed with the California Department of Motor Vehicles, Apple more than doubled road testing of its self-driving cars in 2020, driving 18,805 miles last year, up from 7,544 miles in 2019 (via Bloomberg). Apple’s report shows 130 disengagements in 2020, which is the number of times a human driver had to...

Apple Opens Up About its “Project Titan” Self-Driving Car Program

Apple has finally decided to open up about its secretive “Project Titan” self-driving car program with the release of its voluntary safety report to the federal regulators. According to The Verge, Apple has written a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) detailing it is testing the technology, and the safety precautions it’s taking...

iPhone Hacker George Hotz Demos Self-Driving Tech [VIDEO]

George Hotz, the 28-year-old CEO of Comma.ai who rose to fame at the age of 17 for jailbreaking the iPhone under his “Geohot” hacker alias, has demonstrated the latest version of his advanced driver assist system (ADAS) retrofitted in a silver Honda Civic to The Verge, that seems to work much like Tesla’s Autopilot or Cadillac’s Super...

Self-Driving Lawn Mower Pilot Launches in Edmonton

The City of Edmonton is piloting two automated, electric lawn mowers at Coronation Park near 142nd Street and 111th Avenue this summer. According to CBC News, the two-foot-long mowers are programmed to stay within electric fencing that runs underground along the perimeter of a small soccer pitch. Called the Husqvarna 450X, each lawn mower cost the city...

Apple Doubles Self-Driving Cars Fleet in California

According to a Financial Times report, Apple has registered 18 new self-driving vehicles since January, nearly doubling the number of self-driving cars in its California test fleet. In total, the iPhone maker now has 45 autonomous test vehicles registered with the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles, up from 27 in January, a number second only to General Motors (via...

Apple’s California Self-Driving Test Fleet Expands to 27 Vehicles

In an effort to catch up with competitors like Waymo, Google’s former self-driving car division, Apple has expanded its California self-driving test fleet to 27 vehicles. According to Bloomberg, the California Department of Motor Vehicles has revealed that Apple has registered 24 more Lexus RX450h sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) since receiving a permit to test three autonomous cars in California...

17 Automotive Engineers Leave Apple for ‘Zoox’ Self-Driving Car Startup

Citing people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg is reporting that 17 automotive engineers have left Apple for self-driving car startup Zoox, after the iPhone maker backed off plans to build its own vehicle. The group of engineers, majority of which originally joined Apple from Detroit carmakers and suppliers, is specialized in designing elements present in both traditional and...

Apple’s Self-Driving Car Spotted on Freeway in Palo Alto [VIDEO]

Last month, Apple received a permit in California so it could start testing Lexus cars with self-driving technology, soon after which a white Lexus RX450h crossover outfitted with the usual sensors and hardware from Apple was spotted driving around the Silicon Valley area. Now, a self-driving car from Apple has been caught on video on the 101 North, with...

Uber’s New Toronto Research Hub Devoted to Self Driving Car Technology

Its first outside the United States, popular ride hailing firm Uber is launching a new research group in Toronto, which will devoted to driverless car technology, The Star is reporting. The research will be led by Raquel Urtasun, a University of Toronto computer science professor who holds a Canada Research Chair in machine learning and computer vision. Uber...