In less than one week, there were two rumors hinting at a self-driving car from Apple.
Last Thursday, we posted an Instagram news post saying that Apple has applied for a patent for a number of different methods for a self-driving car.
This was discovered by Patently Apple. View the US patent application here.
Yesterday, Apple has confirmed it has hired Jaime Waydo, an autonomous vehicle expert who previously worked as a senior engineer at Google's Waymo. An Apple spokesperson declined to provide details on what she would be working on.
Last May, Apple signed a deal with Volkswagen to use Volkswagen vans for its on-campus shuttle program called "PAIL," which is designed to transport employees around its various campuses and office buildings in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Volkswagens will be autonomous, powered by Apple's self-driving software.
When you search on Google for 'Apple Car', you'll see a tab which says 'Apple iCar, project, finished: 2020.'
People are speculating about a self-driving Apple Car since a while, and we just have to wait and see what Apple has in store for us.
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