• News
  • Tech

Apple's autonomous fleet is now the second-largest in the USA

Apple's autonomous fleet is now the second-largest in the USA

Uber previously operated a sizable fleet of self-driving cars in California, but its testing program has been suspended in the wake of a fatal crash in Arizona. Apple is said to employ 83 drivers for its fleet, far less than the 407 of GM or even the 338 Waymo drivers with approved permits.

One important thing to note here is that Apple has yet to apply for a separate driverless testing permit, which would allow the company to test autonomous vehicles without a person in the auto.

Currently, the California DMV has provided permits to 53 companies for self-driving cars that include safety drivers, resulting in a total of 409 vehicles and 1,573 safety drivers in the US.

Apple has doubled the number of its self-driving cars this year, and now has the second-largest fleet in California, Mac Reports first pointed out. That's up from 45 cars in March, and 27 in January. Apple lags only behind GM Cruise, which has 104 test vehicles on the road.

Apple originally registered three vehicles. Apple actually has more self-driving cars in testing than self-driving pioneers such as Waymo (51) and Tesla (39), as well as big automotive companies like BMW (12), Toyota (11), and Mercedes Benz (5).

Each participant in this self-driving auto race must have a safety driver in the vehicle during testing.

Said to be codenamed Project Titan, Apple's self-driving programme's fleet is reportedly made up of Lexus RX450h SUVs, each of which is fitted with huge racks of LIDAR and radar sensors as well as cameras.

"We sort of see it as the mother of all AI projects".

Leave Your Comment

Leave Your Comment


Latest News

  • Teacher 'Suspended For Relationship With Teen' Shot Dead Outside Mum's House

    Teacher 'Suspended For Relationship With Teen' Shot Dead Outside Mum's House

    Their wedding was canceled a few months after she was found in the auto with the student, but before her name was made public. When asked, DelTonto said that she was "just talking" to her former student, who was "upset and needed someone to talk to".
    Wenger predicts 'inevitable' European super league

    Wenger predicts 'inevitable' European super league

    There's a contrast there because if you look at the audiences of the Champions League it is not fantastic. "The Premier League has become a worldwide championship".
    Facebook Deletes 500 Million Fake Accounts In Effort To Clean Up Network

    Facebook Deletes 500 Million Fake Accounts In Effort To Clean Up Network

    The social network says when action is taken on flagged content it does not necessarily mean it has been taken down. All in all the company removed 583 million fake accounts , although these were not all active at the same time.
  • Flags are half-staff to honor Peace Officers Memorial Day

    Flags are half-staff to honor Peace Officers Memorial Day

    We also take this opportunity to pay tribute to law enforcement personnel who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty. It is important for everyone to remember that being a police officer can be, and very often is, a unsafe profession.
    S. Korean military says N. Korea preparing nuke site closure

    S. Korean military says N. Korea preparing nuke site closure

    The North also said for the first time at the meeting that it had been conducting "subcritical" nuclear tests. In his memoir, Thae said Kim Jong-un is "very short-tempered and also violent and acts impulsively".
    Harrison Ford Enjoyed Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Harrison Ford Enjoyed Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Westworld's Thandie Newton and Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge also join the cast as Val and the pithy droid L3-37, respectively. I've seen Solo , and while the review embargo hasn't quite lifted yet, I can tell you that the film looks awesome .
  • Mercedes' bosses want to see my contract extension: Hamilton

    Mercedes' bosses want to see my contract extension: Hamilton

    Four-time world champions Lewis Hamilton has revealed that even the Mercedes' top bosses want to see his contract extension. If we're not able to see that, we're more than blind, because we didn't have the pace in the first stint.
    Melania Trump to Stay in Hospital for a Few Days After Surgery

    Melania Trump to Stay in Hospital for a Few Days After Surgery

    The minimally invasive procedure is often used to block the flow of blood to a tumor or an abnormal area of tissue. He said he expected the first lady back home at the White House before the end of the week.
    Steve Wynn's damaged $70 million Picasso pulled from Christie's sale

    Steve Wynn's damaged $70 million Picasso pulled from Christie's sale

    Valued at $70 million, Pablo Picasso's Le Marin ( The Sailor ) was set to go to auction on Tuesday evening at Christie's NY . According to U.S. media, it belongs to former casino magnate Steve Wynn.
  • Gap guilty of China gaffe

    Gap guilty of China gaffe

    China has been ramping-up efforts to police language used to describe Chinese-claimed territories such as Taiwan . China dismissed that criticism, saying companies operating in the country must respect its sovereignty .
    Fans Attempt To Attack Pregnant Cardi B Outside Of Clothing Store

    Fans Attempt To Attack Pregnant Cardi B Outside Of Clothing Store

    A woman had to be held back as she attempted to confront Cardi B , while a man yelled threats through the glass doors. On Friday, Banks slammed the " Bodak Yellow " rapper during a visit to The Breakfast Club .
    CBS and the Redstones may want to book Judge Judy

    CBS and the Redstones may want to book Judge Judy

    Redstone wants the two companies to combine, and this is the second time in two years that she has tried to make a merger happen. Sumner Redstone split his media empire into two pieces 12 years ago, creating CBS and Viacom in their present form.
  • Ashley 'hopes very much' that Benitez stays at Newcastle

    Ashley 'hopes very much' that Benitez stays at Newcastle

    Newcastle earned a deserved win at St James' Park . "I said before the game it is not about finishing 10th". What do you make of the Chelsea players antics today? "There is more respect for the coach's job".
    Nigeria names provisional 30-man squad for World Cup

    Nigeria names provisional 30-man squad for World Cup

    Argentina is one of the favourites to win the tournament and will share a group with Croatia, Iceland and Nigeria. A final squad of 23 players will be drawn from the provisional squad before the 14 June-15 July tournament starts.
    Jay-Z to produce a posthumous Prince album

    Jay-Z to produce a posthumous Prince album

    But, after Prince died on 21 April 2016, his estate at the time legally disputed Tidal amid a wide range of new dealings. After his death, Prince's estate has discovered a ton of unreleased and previously unheard of music from the Purple One.
  • California Sees 45-Percent Increase In STDs Over 5 Years

    California Sees 45-Percent Increase In STDs Over 5 Years

    Earlier this year, AHF put up a series of billboards warning that " Syphilis is Serious " with the same link to get free testing. Another concerning number from the state health agency is that 30 stillbirths occurred in California due to syphilis .
    Pauley Perrette Reveals 'Multiple Physical Assaults' After 'NCIS' Exit

    Pauley Perrette Reveals 'Multiple Physical Assaults' After 'NCIS' Exit

    She went on to say that a "very rich, very powerful publicity "machine" was working against her and planting false stories. An unnamed source said they believe that Mark blamed himself for Pauley leaving the show and wanted to make things right.
    Little progress made on any Brexit issue

    Little progress made on any Brexit issue

    The European Union has warned Britain time is running out to seal a Brexit deal, to ensure London doesn't crash out of the bloc next March.

Breaking News



Recommended

Maryland weather: Severe thunderstorm watch in effect through Monday evening

The threat for significant severe weather seems low yet this environment can produce wet micro bursts along with some hail. Lows will only drop into the low to mid 60s (16 to 18 degrees Celsius), with a light wind eventually becoming southwest.

USA comedians mock Jerusalem embassy opening

Critics noted that a top White House aide is expected to take tough questions, and accused her of trying to have it both ways. But critics say the Israeli military was too aggressive in its response, killing a number of peaceful protesters.

Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse

Chief Technical Officer Mike Schroepfer appeared before the Parliament in place of Zuckerberg , but the committee was not pleased by the move.

Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano Gets 80-Game Ban

He has explained to us what happened, accepted the punishment and has apologized to the fans, the organization and his team-mates. Cano is an eight-time All-Star but now must deal with the stigma of a suspension. "Robinson made a mistake".

Tony Pulis: 'One set play cost Middlesbrough over two playoff games'

Villa hold a 1-0 first leg lead thanks to Mile Jedinak's goal but Pulis revealed the mood among the Boro camp remains very upbeat. The home fans erupted in wild celebrations at fulltime and flooded onto the pitch to join the players.

'Cruel but correct' - Magnanimous Corcoran on controversial red card

A distraught Corcoran was eventually helped from the floor and off the pitch by teammates. Dutch striker Iwan Redan scored the retake to put his side through to the semi finals.

Marvel plans to introduce Kamala Khan in the MCU

Last year, the latest installment of the Fast and Furious franchise earned $184 million (RMB 1.35 billion ) in its first frame. Infinity War' grossed $200 million its opening weekend in China, making it that nation's second-largest debut of all time.

Taliban in Afghanistan enter Farah city bordering Iran

He said fighters launched attacks form multiple directions, after which they overran several checkpoints in the city. A spokesman for the Taliban said in an online message that the insurgents had taken most of the provincial capital.

Rage 2's Gameplay Shown Off In New Trailer

There still isn't a release date, but expect more information at E3 2018 . "That's right, this is a f****ing AAAAAA game". Bethesda's now confirmed to GameSpot that Rage 2 is a collaboration between Avalanche (of Just Cause fame) and id.

The 5 Best Moments of the 2017-18 Premier League Season

Jurgen Klopp's side doubled their lead late in the second half, as Dejan Lovren headed home from an Andy Robertson cross. However, it was almost such a different story, as the Saints frustrated the Citizens for the majority of the game.