Apple Developing Self-Driving Car Ready To Road Test
The Apple Car will be a self-driving car, according to official documents obtained by the Guardian this weekend. And it looks like the company is ready to test it on the road.
Guardian reports that back in May, Apple met with officials from GoMentum Station, a 2,100-acre former naval base near San Francisco:
The base is closed to the public and guarded by the military, making it, officials claim, “the largest secure test facility in the world” for the “testing validation and commercialization of connected vehicle (CV) applications and autonomous vehicles (AV) technologies to define the next generation of transportation network infrastructure.” Mercedes-Benz and Honda have already carried out experiments with self-driving cars behind its barbed-wire fences.
Correspondence from Apple engineer Frank Fearon to GoMentum read: “We would … like to get an understanding of timing and availability for the space, and how we would need to coordinate around other parties who would be using [it].”
This is the clearest evidence yet that Apple is indeed developing a self-driving electric car code named Project Titan.
Just a matter of time now before the company starts selling this. Maybe 2020? That’s enough time right?