Apple's autonomous vehicle project called Project Titan has been quietly moving forward for awhile now. Apple has been purposefully keeping updates to a minimum. Some people even speculate that Apple may have even given up on their self-driving project. However, according to several news outlets, Apple has begun to make some key hires for their self-driving car division.
First, Apple has hired former Waymo self-driving engineer Jaime Waydo, who had been with her former company for 5 years. Prior to that, she had worked for NASA’s Jet Propolsion Laboratory, where she was in charge of systems engineering. Also, Apple recently hired former Google executive John Giannandrea, who works on AI.
In late May, CleanTechnica reported Apple was teaming up with Volkswagen to create self-driving shuttles to provide transportation for Apple employees on one of its campuses. Additionally, they filed for permits to test AVs in California in early 2017. Although earlier, more ambitious Project Titan plans have seemingly been scaled back, it is good to see the company is still working on the technology.
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