Tim Cook Confirms Apple Is Working on Self-Driving Cars
Apple CEO Tim Cook has finally confirmed that Apple is working on self-driving car technology.
Apple’s work in the automotive space has been a closely guarded secret for many years but Cook told Bloomberg earlier this month that Apple has been quietly working on self-driving cars behind closed doors.
Lyft teams up with NuTonomy to put ‘thousands’ of self-driving cars on the road
Lyft announced a new partnership today with Boston-based self-driving car startup NuTonomy to eventually put “thousands” of on-demand, autonomous vehicles on the road. In the meantime, the two companies said they intend to launch a limited pilot in Boston within the next few months, in which Lyft users will be able to hail one of NuTonomy’s driverless vehicles by using Lyft’s app.
Audi of America will be the first company to test self-driving cars in Albany and New York state.
Audi, which is owned by Volkswagen, has been working on self-driving cars for the last 10 years. This year, Audi began working with the technology company Nvidia on the software for its self-driving cars. They expect to have a self-driving car on the road by 2020.
PSA Peugeot Citroen To Test Fully Autonomous Vehicles In Singapore
Groupe PSA has formed a strategic partnership with nuTonomy to begin testing fully autonomous vehicles in Singapore.
The multiphase plans calls for nuTonomy to kick off the partnership by installing sensors and other related equipment into specially prepared Peugeot 3008 crossovers which have been “customized by PSA’s innovation teams.” nuTonomy expects this process will be completed in the summer so road tests are scheduled to begin in September.
Apple To Test Autonomous Vehicles In California: Model Lexus RX450h SUV Ready For Self-Driving Test in Silicon Valley
As part of autonomous vehicle testing program, Apple’s using a Lexus RX450h SUV as apparent by filed documents with the California DMV complying license regulations for self-driving tests in the state. Images have been captured while the vehicle was in driving mode at an Apple facility in Silicon Valley.
The SUV appears very close to the test cars used by Waymo, the former Google self-driving car company whose headquarters are also located in Apple’s Cupertino Headquarters. The decorated equipment for SUV include optical cameras, LiDAR, and radar.
Uber to Suspend Autonomous Tests After Arizona Accident
Uber Technologies Inc. is suspending its self-driving car program after one of its autonomous vehicles was involved in a high-impact crash in Tempe, Arizona, the latest incident for a company reeling from multiple crises.
In a photo posted on Twitter, one of Uber’s Volvo self-driving SUVs is pictured on its side next to another car with dents and smashed windows. An Uber spokeswoman confirmed the incident, and the veracity of the photo, and added that the ride-hailing company is suspending its autonomous tests in Arizona until it completes its investigation and pausing its Pittsburgh operations.