Apple’s autonomous car fleet grows to 70 vehicles in California

“Apple is continuing to increase its self-driving vehicles,” Serhat Kurt writes for macReports. “According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, Apple has now 70 cars approved for testing in the State. These car[s] are being controlled by 139 approved drivers.”

“Our last report was on July 18, and Apple had 66 cars,” Kurt writes. “Apple received permission to test self-driving vehicles on California public roads in 2017.”

In California, here are the current vehicle and operator totals:

1. GM Cruise: 175 Vehicles and 467 drivers
2. Waymo: 88 Vehicles and 415 drivers
3. Apple: 70 Vehicles and 139 drivers
4. Tesla: 39 Vehicles and 92 drivers

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MacDailyNews Take: Interestingly, perhaps, Apple has a 2:1 operator to vehicle ratio, while Google’s (Waymo) is 4.7:1. Shorter shifts? More difficult to operate? Multiple drivers per vehicle?

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