Apple has over 200 folks testing self-driving vehicles

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Apple seems to be progressively accelerating its self-driving automobile program and now has over 200 folks testing its autos.

Information from the California DMV (through macReports) signifies that Apple has 201 folks testing autonomous driving options on public roads. Apple at present has a fleet of 67 autos.

The general measurement of Apple’s self-driving fleet hasn’t modified a lot since 2021 however its variety of testers is progressively rising. Apple added 51 testers in 2022 and a further 5 testers within the first few months of 2023.

On twenty first February 2023, one in every of Apple’s autos clipped a curb. If that wasn’t uninteresting sufficient, it was being pushed manually on the time.

“On February twenty first, a take a look at automobile working in guide driving mode was making a u-turn from Westbound to Eastbound Homestead Highway on the intersection with Kennewick Drive in Sunnyvale when the appropriate entrance tire and rim made contact with the curb.

No accidents have been reported and regulation enforcement was not referred to as to the scene. The take a look at automobile sustained injury to the appropriate entrance rim.”

General, Apple’s autos have been concerned in some type of “collision” 16 occasions thus far. Self-driving autos from Waymo and Cruise have been concerned in 227 and 203 collisions, respectively.

Earlier than we give an excessive amount of credit score to Apple for its relative security file, it’s price noting the corporate has a few hundred fewer vehicles on the street than each opponents. Waymo has 265 autos whereas Cruise has 301.

Apple isn’t anticipated to debut its self-driving automobile till no less than 2026.

(Picture by Sahej Brar on Unsplash)

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