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April 25, 2019
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Intel lays off dozens from autonomous vehicle program, acquires LiDAR startup

In a claimed effort to streamline operations, Intel recently shaved "several dozen" people from its roster of employees working on autonomous vehicles at the company’s Silicon Valley Innovation Center in Palo Alto. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

May 2, 2018
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Report: Apple again met with California DMV executives last month to talk autonomous driving

Apple reportedly met with California DMV officials last month to discuss autonomous vehicles. According to records obtained by MacReports, Apple’s head of product integrity Steve Kenner attended the meeting with several DMV executives… more… 9to5Mac

November 22, 2017
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Apple research paper details LiDAR-based 3D object recognition for autonomous vehicle navigation

Apple researchers are pushing forward with efforts to bring autonomous vehicle systems to public roads, and last week published an academic paper outlining a method of detecting objects in 3D point clouds using trainable neural networks. While still in its … Continue reading

August 2, 2017
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Apple R&D nears $3B per quarter in Q3 as work on AR, autonomous systems continue

Apple spent nearly $ 3 billion on research and development in the third quarter of 2017, a $ 377 million year-over-year increase that brings the company’s six-month outlay on future projects to more than $ 5.7 billion. AppleInsider – Frontpage … Continue reading

January 5, 2017
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Audi and Nvidia Working on Fully Autonomous Car for 2020 Rollout

Audi and Nvidia have announced they are working together to bring a fully self-driving car to the consumer market by the year 2020. The announcement came on Wednesday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, as the two … Continue reading

December 5, 2016
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Apple Confirms Interest in Autonomous Cars in Letter to Federal Regulators

Last week, Apple wrote a letter to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration telling it that “new entrants” to the auto industry should get the same rights as the established companies in the industry, reports VentureBeat. In the letter, … Continue reading

September 11, 2016
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Apple has fully autonomous vehicles on closed routes, but is rebooting its Car project again

Apple’s car plans appear to have hit yet another snag. Tonight the NYTimes is reporting that Apple is again rebooting the now infamous car project. In a retrenchment of one of its most ambitious initiatives, Apple has shuttered parts of … Continue reading

May 6, 2016
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Apple eyeing 800,000-square-foot property for autonomous car project, report says

Apple, Google’s parent company Alphabet and a number of established car makers are reportedly on the hunt for prime real estate in the San Francisco Bay Area for autonomous vehicle projects, with Apple said to be looking at an 800,000-square-foot … Continue reading

August 24, 2015
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Apple Hiring Autonomous Vehicle Experts, Including Tesla Engineer Now Working on ‘Special Projects’

Apple recently hired a senior engineer from Tesla Motors, presumably to work on its secret car project. As highlighted by Reuters, former Tesla Motors Autopilot Firmware Manager Jamie Carlson‘s LinkedIn page says he now works at Apple on “Special Projects.” … Continue reading