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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Continued Work on Autonomous Apple Car

More care effort from Apple.

Apple Accelerates Work on Car Project, Aiming for Fully Autonomous Vehicle

By Mark Gurman +Follow   in Bloomberg

November 18, 2021, 12:26 PM EST Updated on November 18, 2021, 12:38 PM EST

 Company looks to refocus project on self-driving capabilities

 New car chief Kevin Lynch pushing for debut as early as 2025 

Apple Inc. is pushing to accelerate development of its electric car and is refocusing the project around full self-driving capabilities, according to people familiar with the matter, aiming to solve a technical challenge that has bedeviled the auto industry. 

For the past several years, Apple’s car team had explored two simultaneous paths: creating a model with limited self-driving capabilities focused on steering and acceleration -- similar to many current cars -- or a version with full self-driving ability that doesn’t require human intervention.


Kevin Lynch, Apple’s vice president of technology.Photographer: Brittany Hosea-Small/AFP/Getty Images

Under the effort’s new leader -- Apple Watch software executive Kevin Lynch -- engineers are now concentrating on the second option. Lynch is pushing for a car with a full self-driving system in the first version, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the deliberations are private.   ... '

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