Testing self-driving cars is not a new thing anymore. There are hundreds of start-ups, tech companies, and automakers that are trying to design the best autonomous car. Apparently, Apple is joining them. The tech giant already received approved from the California Department of Motor Vehicle to test its self-driving car.
Apple outlined a special plan for their autonomous cars. The company thinks more about safety. This is why they want to train autonomous safety drivers. When the company made the application for approval of the DMV, it included a special part that contained the training plan for the drivers. These drivers will learn special instructions.
Some of the instructions include how to take back the control of the car while it is in automated mode. Apple calls this process a development platform. The tech giant is looking to develop a new tech product that can change the experience of self-driving cars. Training autonomous safety drivers is an interesting approach. Maybe, with the help of these drivers, Apple’s cars won’t crash like most of the autonomous cars that were tested until now.
All of the plans that Apple has for its autonomous cars are written in the “Apple Automated System“ document that was given to California Department of Motor Vehicle. Despite the fact that the company received approval for testing its cars and training its autonomous safety drivers, Apple didn’t want to make an official statement.
Apparently, the tech giant wants to surprise everybody when its cars are up and running. Apple did not make an official statement, but the documents that were filed contain a lot of information about the technology that was used for their cars. It seems that the autonomous cars produced by Apple are not going to be so different after all.
[The tech is]”capable of sending electronic commands for steering, accelerating, and decelerating and may carry out portions of the dynamic driving task,” stated the official document
Like any other tech company or automaker, Apple is entering the self-driving car market. It is unclear whether or not they are going to make something different. We’ll just have to wait and see what Apple develops.
Do you think that Apple is going to make a revolutionary autonomous car?
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