Bloomberg reports the car itself didn’t have any identifiers that would suggest it was an Apple car.
Apple’s car ambitions took on greater importance earlier this month, when the California Department of Motor Vehicles announced that it would allow Apple to test self-driving car technology across the state.
This isn’t the long-rumored Apple Car, but rather a white Lexus RX450h SUV, according to Bloomberg, which obtained images of the car.
Eagle-eyed observers in Silicon Valley this week snapped images of Apple testing self-driving car technology.
It’s been just two weeks since Apple secured its self-driving car permit in California, but an autonomous car operated by the tech giant has already hit the road.
as mentioned in Proof of Apple Inc.’s (AAPL) self-driving car initiatives emerged yesterday after Bloomberg reported a sighting of the Cupertino, California-based company’s vehicle on the streets of San Francisco.
An industry expert quoted in the report stated that the self-driving car “seemed” to be off-the-shelf as opposed to being custom made.
Image courtesy of BloombergApple has been rumored to be working on a self-driving vehicle for some time now.
(See also: Waymo Cuts Self-Driving Car Sensor Costs by 90%.)
The same vehicle, manufactured by Toyota Motor Corporation (TM), is being used by Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) subsidiary Waymo to test its self-driving experiments.
Apple’s Self-Driving Car Is Real—and Now There’s Proof
decked out with commercially bought—as opposed to custom-made—sensors is driving on California roads, confirming that Apple is making progress on the self-driving car program that it has kept a closely-guarded secret.
to test-drive its self-driving cars on the state’s roads, an autonomous Apple vehicle has been spotted leaving an Apple facility.
Mansfield decided Apple would focus on a self-driving platform, allowing it to partner with automakers instead of having to build its own car from scratch.
Tim Cook has spoken only vaguely about Apple’s desire to enter the car space.
Even Apple, which has barely any road-test miles under its belt compared to Uber, could potentially get a leg up.