Apple's Self-Driving Car Is Now A Dinky Self-Driving Bus

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It reportedly plans to test the tech by building a self-driving shuttle (called PAIL, for Palo Alto to Infinite Loop) that will take employees between its current campus and the new "Spaceship" HQ. It was in this backdrop that Zadeksy left the project and was replaced by another veteran Bob Mansfield, who immediately shelved the plans to build a auto and shifted focus to autonomous driving software.

Even if Apple had been able to figure everything out, it still would have been faced with the challenge of manufacturing its own auto.

Apple, known for being a leader in the mobile phone market, has ambitions that were once a secret effort to bring self-driving cars to the masses.

The man behind the change seems to be Bob Mansfield.

Despite endless mockups and fanboy fantasies, Apple says it's not working on a vehicle.

It is alleged that while Steve Zadesky, the Apple executive who was initially in charge of Titan, was keen to pursue the path of developing semiautonomous cars, the industrial design team, including Apple's chief designer Jonathan Ive, wanted the company to work on fully driverless cars because this would allow the company to reimagine the automobile experience, according to the five people.

More than 5,000 Apple employees take company buses to commute from home to work and between facilities. Cook mentioned how the modern descendants of the Model- T would be shaken to the very chassis, with the growing importance of software and shift away from internal combustion engine, along with the rise of autonomous vehicles.

It follows complications over the last few years, including shifting priorities, unrealistic deadlines and lack of a clear vision for the end product.

In June, Cook spoke about Apple's self-driving plans for the first time. However, there were disagreements on whether CarOS should be programmed using Apple's programming language Swift or with C++.

This is similar to how Google's self-driving cars began, by shuttling employees around the Googleplex campus in Mountain View, California. The new prototype by Apple according to the sources will be ferrying people from one office to the other. The company hired three former NASA engineers for Project Titan in April, according to the Wall Street Journal. Apple has grown too big to be operated like a startup, moreover, the company is desperate to create the next big thing, as now, more than 50% of its profit comes from iPhone sales alone, which is in decline.


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