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Apple Scientists Submit Paper On Autonomous Vehicle Research 22
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Apple, Autonomous, Reports, Tech on 11 22nd, 2017


In what appears to be Apple’s first publicly disclosed paper on autonomous vehicle technology, we learn that the Cupertino giant has a better way to spot cyclists and pedestrians on the road.

The paper was submitted last week to an independent online journal by Yin Zhou and Oncel Tuzel, who proposed an improved way for helping computers detect three-dimensional objects, reports Autonews.

It’s called “VoxelNet” and has apparently produced “highly encouraging results” in spotting pedestrians and cyclists with just Lidar data. The pair also disclosed that they were able to beat other approaches for detecting three-dimensional objects that used only Lidar.

Usually, autonomous cars use a combination of two-dimensional cameras and deep-sensing ‘Lidar’ units in order to navigate their surroundings. Even though these units provide good depth information, their low resolution makes it difficult to detect small objects in the distance without help from a normal camera. In other words, Apple has apparently found a way to extract more performance from ‘Lidar’ technology.

It’s important to point out that these tests were simulated on a computer and did not involve any cars hitting the road.

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Go To (The Big) Apple, Bring Back Steve Jobs’ BMW Z8 29
Oct
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Apple, auction, BMW, bmw z8, celebrities on 10 29th, 2017


Which automaker makes the Apple of cars? We'll let Steve Jobs be the judge of that. And judge he did when he picked up this BMW Z8 back in October 2000.
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Self-Driving Apple Prototype Snapped Laden With Sensors 19
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in Apple, Autonomous, Reports, Tech on 10 19th, 2017


Apple’s ‘Project Titan’ car project has hit a number of stumbling blocks but the technology company is pushing forward with the development of its autonomous driving system.
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17 Of Apple’s Car Engineers Left Company To Join Zoox 2
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Apple, Autonomous, Reports, Tech on 09 2nd, 2017


A group of 17 automotive engineers have left Apple to join autonomous vehicle startup Zoox, The Mac Observer reports.
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Apple Developing Its Own Autonomous Shuttle Service 24
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in Apple, Autonomous, Reports, Tech on 08 24th, 2017


Apple is remaining remarkably secretive about its self-driving ambitions but The New York Times has learnt something intriguing about the ongoing venture.
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Tim Cook Confirms Apple Is Working On Autonomous Systems 4
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in Apple, Autonomous, Reports, Tech on 08 4th, 2017


Apple chief executive Tim Cook has confirmed that the technology company is working on autonomous systems and hinted that they could extend beyond use in vehicles.
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Apple Secretly Working On Automotive Batteries With Chinese Firm 21
Jul
Posted by Brad Anderson in Apple, Electric Vehicles, Reports, Tech on 07 21st, 2017


Local Chinese media is reporting that Apple is secretly working with a local battery manufacturer to research and develop automotive batteries.
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Alpine Makes Wireless Apple CarPlay A Reality 7
Jul
Posted by Brad Anderson in Apple, Reports, Tech on 07 7th, 2017


Love Apple CarPlay but hate plugging in your iPhone every time you get behind the wheel? Well, audio company Alpine has the answer with the launch of the market’s first wireless infotainment system.
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Apple Focused On Self-Driving Systems, CEO Calls It “The Mother Of All AI Projects” 14
Jun
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Apple, Autonomous, Reports, video on 06 14th, 2017


Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has spoken openly for the first time about his company’s plans in the automotive sector.
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Apple’s iOS 11 Comes With New Do Not Disturb While Driving Mode 5
Jun
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Apple, Reports, Tech, WWDC on 06 5th, 2017


Apple used its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) to unveil a slew of new products and features including a "Do Not Disturb While Driving" mode for iOS 11.
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Apple’s Autonomous Driving Prototype Apparently Filmed Near Palo Alto 22
May
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Apple, Autonomous, LEXUS, Lexus RX, Scoops, video on 05 22nd, 2017


Apple's autonomous driving prototype has apparently been caught on camera heading towards Palo Alto.
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Need To Find A Bathroom In Japan? Toyota Can Help 16
May
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Android, Apple, japan, Tech, TOYOTA on 05 16th, 2017


We've all been there. You're out on the road and you need a restroom. The sooner, the better. But where to turn off to find one?
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Apple Could Takeover Tesla With Huge Cash Reserves, Says Citi 8
May
Posted by Brad Anderson in Apple, Electric Vehicles, Elon Musk, Reports, Tesla on 05 8th, 2017


Citigroup has cited Tesla and a number of other large companies as potential takeover targets for Apple.
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Elon Musk Says Robots Will Allow It To Exceed Apple’s Market Cap 5
May
Posted by Brad Anderson in Apple, Elon Musk, Reports, Tech, Tesla on 05 5th, 2017


Elon Musk is no stranger to crazy statements and in his latest proclamation, the Tesla chief executive says he believes Tesla can be worth as much as Apple.
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Apple’s Autonomous Prototype Outed As A Lexus RX With A Rear Seat Steering Wheel 22
Apr
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Apple, Autonomous, LEXUS, Lexus RX, Tech on 04 22nd, 2017


Apple was recently granted a permit to begin testing autonomous vehicles in California and now we're learning more about the company's plans thanks to a public records request by Business Insider.
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