Apple working with VW on self-driving shuttle bus

Project to use VW vans as autonomous shuttle buses for staff

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Apple working with VW on self-driving shuttle bus Apple is working with VW to develop self-driving shuttle buses for its new campus. (YouTube - Duncan Sinfield)
By  Mark Sutton Published  May 24, 2018

Apple is working with Volkswagen to develop self-driving vehicles - but only as shuttle buses for its own staff.

According to the New York Times, Apple has significantly scaled back its ambitions in self-driving vehicle sector.

The new project with VW will convert T6 Transporter vans into shuttles to serve Apple staff, at its Silicon Valley campuses.

Apple has apparently scaled back its plans for self-driving vehicles. It's project, with the internal code-name of ‘Titan' had employed around 1,000 people two years ago, and intended to build a revolutionary self-driving vehicle for widespread use.

However, it appears the project has now been cut back to the shuttle project, which is already behind schedule.

The NYT report says that Apple failed to build relationships with a number of automotive manufacturers, and that the project with VW is only for the shuttle buses.

 

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