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China's Didi Chuxing to Test Self-Driving Cars in California

16 May 2018, 06:03 | Edward Lowe

There is definitely a non-zero chance that these two are testing self-driving cars in a volcano lair

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"Apple has the second highest number of self-driving cars after General Motor's Cruise, which has 104 vehicles as of now", MacReports reported late on Monday". That gives it the second-largest fleet in the U.S., ahead of Waymo's 51 cars, but still well behind GM Cruise, which boasts 104.

Apple's fleet is up from 27 cars in January.

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The tight-lipped tech giant has rapidly built up its self-driving auto program, known as Project Titan, since gaining a testing permit in April of previous year.

It's important to note that companies like Waymo and Uber used to have more self-driving cars in California.

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Apple's object-detection software.AppleThese permits enable autonomous vehicles to legally drive on California roads as long as they have a driver behind the wheel ready to take over at the first sign of trouble.

But before a company can acquire the required permit, it has to test its cars in a controlled setting. The DMV also revealed that a second unnamed company had requested approval to begin driverless testing, but hasn't parted with any additional details. The company's Project Titan was first developed in 2014 as a future rival to Tesla.

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Apple's quickly growing fleet of cars suggests that it's certainly taking self-driving development seriously. At this stage, Apple hasn't been authorized to test self-driving cars independent of human supervision; for that, the company will need to submit a separate permit to the DMV - something Waymo did last month. Despite the recent steps it's made, analysts predict we won't be seeing cars with fruit logos driving around until at least 2020.



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