Report: Apple to Develop Self-Driving Car
Feb. 16, 2015—Apple is familiarizing itself with members of the auto industry in anticipation to develop a self-driving car, according to a report from Reuters.
The report states that Apple is mostly interested in developing an autonomous vehicle, though it may take some models of of partially-automated vehicles to finally get there.
The report also says Apple has built a secret lab of sorts with its purpose to work on Apple’s electric car projects. And at this time, it appears Apple doesn’t want anything to do with a collaborative effort on the project. The report says that the California-based tech company has been attempting to poach top talent at other automakers to use on its own infant auto project.
Apple won’t be without competition, though. Google has publicly stated that it is in the process of developing a self-driving car, and is likely working with the auto industry for the project.