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Apple confirms interest in self-driving cars

2016-12-06 03:10 by
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Speculations of a potential Apple self-driving car have been in the wild for a long time. But a letter sent last month to U.S. transportation officials sheds some light into the company's plans.

In the letter, Steve Kenner, director of product integrity at Apple writes that Apple is "excited" about the potential of automated transportation and that the company is "investing heavily" into machine learning that could support such systems.

"Apple uses machine learning to make its products and services smarter, more intuitive, and more personal," Kenner states in the letter. "The company is investing heavily in the study of machine learning and automation, and is excited about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transportation."

However, the letter doesn't say anything about any actual vehicle Apple might be working on. There are now speculations that the firm had switched focus from work on a physical product to creating an autonomous driving system that could be used by others.

The tech firm has already registered several car-related internet domains, including apple.car and apple.auto.

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