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Apple Increases Its Driverless Car Fleet In California: Already Has 62 Vehicles

Apple Driverless Cars
Written by Hassan Abbas

Although it was only a couple of weeks ago that we told you that the Cupertino firm had expanded its fleet of autonomous cars in California, today we have news related to the subject again. According to macReports, the fleet now has 62 vehicles and 87 drivers, compared to 55 vehicles and 83 drivers just two weeks ago.

The source, citing figures from the California Department of Motor Vehicles, also indicates that Apple has been expanding its autonomous vehicle test since it was granted a permit from the California DMV in April 2017, which allows it to test the advanced technology on the public roads of the state.

Apple Driverless Cars

Apple Driverless Car

This is how Apple’s autonomous vehicles are

As we have already mentioned on other occasions, each of Apple’s autonomous cars is equipped with the company’s autonomous driving software in development, along with an advanced LIDAR equipment and a variety of cameras to detect the environment of the vehicle. The cars are Lexus RX450h sport utility vehicles and must have a safety driver inside them because Apple’s permission does not include tests without a driver.

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Rumors indicate that the Cupertino company may be thinking of including some elements of augmented reality in the software it is developing, such as a screen display that would help improve driving, with the help of data from applications such as Maps. It is said that most likely we know the first advances in the subject between 2019 and 2020.

Via: ‏‏‏Macreports

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Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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