Apple receives autonomous-car testing permit in California2017-04-14 17:35 by Daniela
Apple Inc has obtained a permit to test autonomous vehicles in California. The company can conduct test drives in three vehicles with six drivers.
"Today, April 14, 2017, California Department of Motor Vehicles issued Apple Inc. an autonomous vehicle test permit. The permit covers three vehicles, all 2015 Lexus RX450h, and six drivers," a DMV spokeswoman told Business Insider.
However, the permit does not necessarily mean Apple is building a car. The Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant has long been rumored to be working on its own autonomous car as part of an initiative called Project Titan, but has never officially confirmed its plans.
And although there are still numerous technological, as well as political and regulatory obstacles to clear before self-driving cars become a widespread product for the masses, analysts believe the market will be worth tens of billions of dollars in the coming years.
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