“Almost two weeks after Apple Inc. secured permission to test its autonomous-car technology in California, the first images of the vehicle have been captured on Silicon Valley roads,” Mark Bergen and Alex Webb report for Bloomberg News.

“The white Lexus RX450h SUV emerged from an Apple facility this week and was kitted out with an array of sensors, according to a person who saw the vehicle and provided photos to Bloomberg News,” Bergen and Webb report. “The sensors included Velodyne Lidar Inc.’s top-of-the-range 64-channel lidar, at least two radar and a series of cameras.”

Bergen and Webb report, “The sensors appear to be products bought off the shelf from suppliers, rather than custom-made, according to an industry expert who saw the photos.”

Apple's Lexus test car

One of Apple’s three Lexus RX450h test cars (Source: Bloomberg)

 
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MacDailyNews Take: Obviously not driving itself when the photos were taken as the driver has his hand on the wheel.

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