Apple's California Self-Driving Car Test Fleet Continues to Grow
Apple's California Self-Driving Car Test Fleet Continues to Grow
Apple, Again, Grows Its California Self-driving Fleet, It Has the Second Biggest Fleet (Updated) - macReports
15 May, 2018, 22:03
Today, a new report suggests it's continuing to grow. The DMV has now approved a resounding 53 companies for self-driving auto permits, resulting in 409 autonomous vehicles with 1,573 safety drivers.
Apple has more self-driving cars in California than Tesla, Waymo, Uber, Toyota, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz.
We do know that the autonomous auto scene is heating up - Tesla and Drive.Ai are lagging behind Apple, but fellow California-native GM Cruise leads the pack with 104 vehicles with self-driving capacity. The company hasn't been allowed to test self-driving cars without a human safety driver behind the wheel just yet. Apple had only three cars on the road in 2017 before expanding to 27 this January and is now up to 55. 51 companies have registered 409 autonomous test vehicles in the state, according to the DMV.
While this suggests Apple will continue to expand its self-driving auto initiative, it also means that Apple now has the second largest fleet of autonomous vehicles in California. The number of cars is more than companies like Google, Uber, Waymo.
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Uber left California in late 2016, taking its 16 vehicles with it, after the California DMV threatened to revoke its vehicle registrations. After downsizing the team, Apple made the hard decision to abandon plans to build a auto and focus instead on the core technology behind autonomous driving, e.g. sensors, LIDAR, radar units, AI, and data processing. Apple CEO Tim Cook has called self-driving "a core technology that we view as very important".
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