Apple now has more than 50 autonomous cars on the road


The DMV has now approved a resounding 53 companies for self-driving auto permits, resulting in 409 autonomous vehicles with 1,573 safety drivers. Sources said that Uber along with Waymo used to have a more autonomous vehicle in California, for instance, both have over 100 self-driving cars in the state before moving part of its fleet to Arizona where additional testing is now taking place.

Apple hasn't really detailed its plans for the self-driving project that it has got going on but the company is steadily increasing the number of resources that it has made a decision to this project.

Apple has 83 safety drivers taking part in this project who will be supervising the vehicles.

It seems that Apple grows its fleet of self-driving test cars.

The self-driving auto permits issued by California's DMV require a safety driver to be on board to grab the wheel at any time.

We also learned from the DMV that Apple has not applied for a driverless testing permit. Apple lags only behind GM Cruise, which has 104 test vehicles on the road.

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Some other notable entries are Tesla with 39 vehicles and Toyota Research Institute with 11.

Didi past year opened its main research facility in Mountain View of California, 860 kilometres north of Los Angeles, to focus on developing artificial intelligence, including autonomous driving.

The Cupertino-based tech giant had 45 self-driving cars until late March. After starting with a secret operation to build a self-driving auto codenamed Project Titan in 2014, the project fell apart in two years.

Apple had a tortuous path with the self-driving vehicle technology.

Apple still hasn't publicly announced its plans when it comes to autonomous cars.