Apple Has Bigger Autonomous Car Fleet Than Uber, Tesla, Google

Apple Has Bigger Autonomous Car Fleet Than Uber, Tesla, Google

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

Apple has doubled the number of its self-driving cars this year, and now has the second-largest fleet in California, Mac Reports first pointed out.

Apple's autonomous vehicle program is one of the biggest known secrets in the tech industry.

Apple has more self-driving cars in California than Tesla, Waymo, Uber, Toyota, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz.

Currently, the California DMV has provided permits to 53 companies for self-driving cars that include safety drivers, resulting in a total of 409 vehicles and 1,573 safety drivers in the US. Waymo, for example, used to have over 100 self-driving cars in the state before moving part of its fleet to Arizona and MI, where additional testing is now taking place. Apple's self-driving auto program is still a mystery, but it appears to be centered around testing and collecting data for self-driving software, instead of a complete vehicle.

"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, citing the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) as the source of the information.

Nonetheless, it underlines how seriously Apple is taking this technology.

He added, "We sort of see autonomous cars as the mother of all AI projects It's probably one of the most hard AI projects actually to work on". The California DMV has began issuing driverless permits in April of this year.