Apple reveals the ambitions of an independent vehicle
Apple revealed it was investing heavily in autonomous vehicles in a letter asking the government to make it easier to develop self-driving cars.
Apple said the company is “excited about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transportation,” in a November 22 speech to the National Traffic Safety Administration on the highways that offer Apple’s opinion on the draft regulations for the sector.
“It looks like Apple forward to cooperating with NHTSA and other stakeholders so that large societal benefits of motorized vehicles can be achieved safely, responsibly and expeditiously,” wrote the company’s director of product safety Steve Kinnear.
A spokesman for Apple Apple released the message because they “invest heavily in machine learning systems and autonomy,” in an email to AFP.
“There are many potential applications for this technology, including the future of transportation, so we want to work with NHTSA to help identify best practices in this sector.” And spread rumors about Apple’s ambitions in the sector for years.
The company has a separate organization called “Project Titan,” which is developing automotive projects.
Although Apple has not officially confirmed the project, it has fueled a lot of comments CEO Tim Cook speculation.
After investing $ 1000000000 in ride service Hailing Sino-called Didi Chuxing, he spoke of “some of the things the strategy that companies can do together over time.”
However, the New York Times reported in early September that the team has narrowed its ambitions and the demobilization of tens of employees as part of the project “Restart.”
Instead of the design and production of complete self-driving car, the group is now focusing on developing core technologies for autonomous vehicles.
, Apple urges in its letter NHTSA not to punish the new participants in this sector by restricting the test vehicles under development on public roads, which automakers generally established exemptions.
“To maximize the safety benefits of autonomous vehicles, and to encourage innovation, and to encourage fair competition and manufacturers list and treat newcomers alike,” she says.
Apple also encourage the exchange of data, especially for accidents, he said that would enable the industry to “build a more comprehensive than any one company can create a data set alone.”
Most of the major automakers and many technology groups currently develop autonomous vehicles, which are considered the future of the automotive industry, along with electric power, with the first production models of the promise of 2020.