With all the talk of Google, Ford, GM, Toyota, and Uber getting involved with autonomous vehicles, otherwise known as driverless technology, where has Apple been in the conversation? Seems like the iPhone, iPad, and iPod should, at least at some point, lead to an iCar. Turns out, the California DMV just granted Apple a permit for test driving three autonomous vehicles.
Still, Apple has not itself released any plans for autonomous vehicles. In fact, some are speculating that the project may be less about the vehicles and more about the apps you download. For example, CarPlay is an Apple program available in almost every new car model and make, allowing essential iPhone functions to be used more seamlessly. Even CFRA Research experts are suggesting that the “news” out of California may be less impressive than it seems at first.
We do expect Apple to focus on developing the technology hardware/software rather than manufacturing its own autonomous car. However, at this point Apple remains behind Google in this arena.
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