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Project Titan - Confirmation Apple are building self-driving car?

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Apple is building a self-driving car in Silicon Valley, and is scouting for secure locations in the San Francisco Bay area to test it, the Guardian has learned. Documents show the oft-rumoured Apple car project appears to be further along than many suspected.

 

In May, engineers from Apple’s secretive Special Project group met with officials from GoMentum Station, a 2,100-acre former naval base near San Francisco that is being turned into a high-security testing ground for autonomous vehicles.

 

In correspondence obtained by the Guardian under a public records act request, Apple engineer Frank Fearon wrote: “We would ... like to get an understanding of timing and availability for the space, and how we would need to coordinate around other parties who would be using [it].”

 

Apple declined to comment/

 

GoMentum Station is on the old Concord naval weapons station, a disused second world war-era facility with 20 miles of paved highways and city streets. The base is closed to the public and guarded by the military, making it, officials claim, “the largest secure test facility in the world” for the “testing validation and commercialization of connected vehicle (CV) applications and autonomous vehicles (AV) technologies to define the next generation of transportation network infrastructure.” Mercedes-Benz and Honda have already carried out experiments with self-driving cars behind its barbed-wire fences.

 

Source: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/aug/14/apple-self-driving-car-project-titan-sooner-than-expected

 

Consider this some mini news, as this has been rumoured for a while. But it seems the Guardian has obtained some documents, confirming that Apple has approached a company called GoMentum with regards to testing automated vehicles. Personally, I'm pretty interested to see what comes out of this.

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will it have windows 

 

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will it have windows 

 

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You mean Android Auto?

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Will you need a license for it? I have one but I'm curious :P


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You mean Android Auto?

its a joke. that everyone has made if apple decided to make a car.

Windows as in a car having windows. and windows as in windows os.


 

 

 

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I don't see apple competeing, cars are way more expensive then a high end phone, and apples not gonna produce a cheap jack of all trades car, so that leaves then in the ultra competitive low margin world of luxury cars, seems a waste

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will it have windows 

 

(sorry had to do it.)

 

Beat me to it.

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The thing is, if youre saying that Apple doesnt have headroom to make a mistake and spend too much on something, dont forget we're speaking of the company that is soon to be the world's first trillion dollar company...

 

Personally Im excited to see what comes


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This could go two ways, it could end extremely well or horridly, we will have to see.


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Since people tend o think apple is going to produce cars I like to take it a bit diffrent.

What if they are working on car prototypes, BUT instead of going into the car market they are developing a 3rd party hardware/software kit that allows normal cars to be turned into autonomous vehicle's, or the possibility they do this to futher their in car system software( Apple Car orso was its name)?

Like said above, the profit margin on luxury cars is very low, it's a known fact apple is all about prift when it comes to labour/part costs(mostly) so them going into cars directly seems unlikely, however them expending into car acesoires with the apple car system and a possible autonomous car upgrade kit doesn't seem as unlikely as that.


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Ridska here ,

So apple is some what and some way , trying to make a car ( official ) 

 

Link : http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/car-technology/news/a26389/report-apple-autonomous-car-code-named-project-titan-confirmed/

 

AHhhh , yep , it is confirmed that apple is making some what of a car .

 

Thanks and stay groovie .

 

P.s , Remember when Mercedes-Benz was laughing at apple for this idea ?!

http://bgr.com/2015/02/24/mercedes-benz-ceo-apple-car/


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And I can already predict that this will receive the "most commonly vandalized car make ever made" award.

 

Hell I'd key one. I hate prius's and mustangs but they're so common it's not really worth it to do anything to them. At the very least get some window chalk and write something politically incorrect on the side of it.

 

Yes, I am an ass. But so is anyone who buys an apple car.


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"Google does it so we have to do it worse!" - Apple 2015

FTFY


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And I can already predict that this will receive the "most commonly vandalized car make ever made" award.

 

Hell I'd key one. I hate prius's and mustangs but they're so common it's not really worth it to do anything to them. At the very least get some window chalk and write something politically incorrect on the side of it.

 

Yes, I am an ass. But so is anyone who buys an apple car.

 

looked up a few for ya, which will be your apple car choice?

 

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FTFY

Can't really get any worse than googles abomination..


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Can't really get any worse than googles abomination..

except google's car actually drives you around safely the apple car will probably start attacking all the windows around town

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except google's car actually drives you around safely the apple car will probably start attacking all the windows around town

I think the apple car will be happy as long as it can leech the life out of your wallet 


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I think the apple car will be happy as long as it can leech the life out of your wallet 

nah its going to kill you and in the terms you have to promise your life insurance money. but in all seriousness i trust google's algorithm for driving more than i trust apple's because google is known for this kind of stuff

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