Apple's Tim Cook confirms self-driving car plans

Apple's Tim Cook confirms self-driving car plans

Apple’s chief executive has confirmed it is developing a self-driving car system. But Tim Cook indicated that it is too soon to say whether it would license the tech to other carmakers or try to build its own vehicles. His interview with the Bloomberg news agency yielded his most detailed comments about the project to date. Until now, Apple had avoided publicly discussing its plans, although it had confirmed the scheme in US filings. There…

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Uber suspends self-driving cars after Arizona crash

Uber suspends self-driving cars after Arizona crash

Uber has pulled its self-driving cars from the roads after an accident which left one of the vehicles on its side. Pictures posted online showed the car on its right side on an Arizona street, next to another badly damaged vehicle. The car – a Volvo SUV – was in self-driving mode at the time of the crash, on Friday, Uber said. No one was hurt. A spokeswoman for the police in Tempe, Arizona said…

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Google Waymo self-driving minivan tests to start

Google Waymo self-driving minivan tests to start

Google’s Waymo will launch the first public road tests of its self-driving minivans later this month. The trials will take place in California and Arizona, according to Waymo chief executive John Krafcik. Modified Chrysler Pacificas with Waymo-designed sensors were on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, where Mr Krafcik spoke. One tech analyst said the industry would keenly watch Waymo’s performance in the coming months. Waymo plans to develop self-driving technology…

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