Apple working on self-driving electric car, source says

“Technology giant Apple is learning how to make a self-driving electric car and is talking to experts at carmakers and automotive suppliers, an automotive source familiar with the talks said on Saturday,” Reuters reports. “The Cupertino, California-based maker of phones, computers and watches is exploring how to make an entire vehicle, not just designing automotive software or individual components, the source said. ‘They don’t appear to want a lot of help from carmakers,’ the source, who declined to be named, said.”

“Apple is gathering advice on parts and production methods, the source said, adding that Apple appeared not to be interested in combustion engine technology or conventional manufacturing methods,” Reuters reports. “Among the high-profile hirings Apple has made from the auto industry was Johann Jungwirth, President & CEO, Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America. Jungwirth could not be reached for comment.”

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  1. Hello people!!! It doesn’t really matter if you bought a automated vehicle or regular vehicle. You are the owner on the vehicle that you bought new or use. You are still responsible on that vehicle. Vehicle registration, vehicle title, inspection stickers, license plate, auto insurance, report your vehicle stolen, and report that you got involve vehicle accident. You have to be constantly be alert in case you might have to manual override the automated vehicle. Unlikely event that it can really go wrong. Once you toke over the automated vehicle, you will prevent fatal accident or running people over and more. As a consumer that own’s vehicles we have to make sure that the vehicle are safe for us to drive and safety for families. I do understand that auto industry have to make sure their vehicles are safe for consumers before they release them to general public. We still need humans to operate Motors vehicles. I don’t feel safe to have automated vehicles driving there self on School zone, public parks, residents pedestrians, public roads, highways, and freeways. We are not really to have automated vehicles, auto industry still need to work on there automated vehicles. They may be ready between 2030 or 2040. Automated vehicles still need to learn to drive on test tracks or testing facilities.

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