- An updated version of Apple’s self-driving car was spotted in Silicon Valley. It’s sporting a new set of white plastic-covered sensors on top of the car’s roof rack. Apple’s self-driving cars will reportedly be used for an internal company shuttle to bring employees from one building to another.
Apple’s self-driving cars have a new array of sensors, according to video tweeted by Voyage cofounder MacCallister Higgins on Tuesday.
According to the video, Apple has a new array of sensors with which it’s equipping its fleet of self-driving cars.
The sensor rack spotted in Higgins’ video is covered in Apple-style white plastic, and sports a lot of different sensors, including six Velodyne lidar sensors, according to his tweets.
He said that it looks like the Velodyne sensors only can capture 280-degrees of data, instead of the full 360-degrees they can capture when set up differently on other cars.
Check it out:
Going to need more than 140 characters to go over ????'s Project Titan. I call it "The Thing" pic.twitter.com/sLDJd7iYSa
— MacCallister Higgins (@macjshiggins) October 17, 2017
Here’s what previous versions of the sensor array looked like:
— Alex Webb (@atbwebb) April 27, 2017
According to documents filed with the California DMV earlier this year, Apple is currently operating a fleet of three Lexus SUVs to test its self-driving car software. Apple also plans to operate a self-driving shuttle using the technology, according to The New York Times.
In 2016, Apple reportedly drastically scaled back its car ambitions, codenamed “Project Titan,” from building a complete vehicle to focusing on the self-driving component.
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