Apple secures permit to test autonomous vehicles

“Apple Inc. on Friday secured a permit for autonomous-vehicle testing in California,” Tripp Mickle and Tim Higgins report for The Wall Street Journal.

“The permit, awarded by California’s Department of Motor Vehicles, allows Apple to test self-driving cars on public roads in the largest U.S. state,” Mickle and Higgins report.

“An Apple spokesman declined to comment on the permit and referred to a December statement that said the company is investing machine learning and autonomous systems,” Mickle and Higgins report.

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