- The Guardian has revealed that Apple is actively scouting locations for testing self-driving cars near its Cupertino headquarters. That would strongly suggest the company is moving forward with a rumored plan to make cars — possibly in search of continued growth as its traditional (and ridiculously successful) businesses level out.
- Apple plans to test out its self-driving car at GoMentum Station, a 2,100-acre area near San Francisco that used to be known as the Concord Naval Weapons Station during World War II. It has since been converted into a high security private testing ground for the cars of the future, which use connected vehicle (CV) and autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies.
- The move comes as Google, Uber and other tech companies are pouring cash into robot cars. Apple chief executive Tim Cook has held a series of meetings with car executives in recent months and the company has poached automotive experts from established players, including the head of Mercedes Benz’s Silicon Valley research arm.
Apple is Building a Self-Driving Car, New Report Confirms
8. 15. 15 by Hashem AL-ghaili