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Apple May Still Be Working On a Self-Driving Car

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Apple May Still Be Working On a Self-Driving Car

Apple in November penned a letter to the NHTSA (U.S. Nationwide Freeway Visitors Protection Management) relating to self reliant automobile polices and different considerations. VentureBeat unearthed the letter, which used to be signed by way of Apple VP of Product Integrity and previous Ford protection government Steve Kenner.

Kenner covers a lot of subjects within the long correspondence, together with a name for nameless knowledge sharing to give a boost to accuracy of independent methods and a request that new firms getting into the business be handled the similar as legacy producers, however that is most likely probably the most fascinating reduce:
Apple makes use of device studying to make its services smarter, extra intuitive, and extra private. The corporate is making an investment closely within the learn about of device studying and automation, and is eager about the possibility of automatic techniques in lots of spaces, together with transportation. 
Achieved correctly beneath NHTSA’s steerage, automatic automobiles have the prospective to very much improve the human revel in—to stop tens of millions of automotive crashes and hundreds of fatalities each and every yr and to provide mobility to these with out. It is necessary that the ones creating and deploying automatic automobiles practice rigorous protection rules in design and manufacturing. Such rules will have to now not, then again, inhibit firms from making consequential growth; there is not any want to compromise protection or innovation.
And here's a statement from Apple to FT’s Tim Bradshaw:
“We’ve supplied feedback to NHTSA as a result of Apple is making an investment closely in device studying and self reliant methods,” the Apple spokesman stated. “There are lots of attainable programs for those applied sciences, together with the way forward for transportation, so we need to paintings with NHTSA to lend a hand outline the most productive practices for the business.” 
In spite of its present center of attention at the methods underlying a self-driving automobile, the letter leaves open the likelihood that Apple will pass directly to design and bring a automotive of its personal, slightly than simply supply its generation to an present producer. 
“To maximize the security advantages of automatic automobiles, inspire innovation, and advertise truthful festival, established producers and new entrants will have to be handled similarly,” Apple writes.
 After running by itself self-driving automobile for over a yr and the venture going nowhere, Apple has reportedly switched its center of attention on creating an self reliant self-driving platform as an alternative.

[By the use of VentureBeat, Gov Regulations]

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