Apple seems to be steadily accelerating its self-driving automobile program and now has over 200 folks testing its automobiles.
Information from the California DMV (by way of macReports) signifies that Apple has 201 folks testing autonomous driving options on public roads. Apple at the moment has a fleet of 67 automobiles.
The general dimension of Apple’s self-driving fleet hasn’t modified a lot since 2021 however its variety of testers is steadily growing. Apple added 51 testers in 2022 and a further 5 testers within the first few months of 2023.
On twenty first February 2023, considered one of Apple’s automobiles clipped a curb. If that wasn’t uninteresting sufficient, it was being pushed manually on the time.
“On February twenty first, a check automobile working in handbook driving mode was making a u-turn from Westbound to Eastbound Homestead Highway on the intersection with Kennewick Drive in Sunnyvale when the precise entrance tire and rim made contact with the curb.
No accidents have been reported and regulation enforcement was not known as to the scene. The check automobile sustained harm to the precise entrance rim.”
Total, Apple’s automobiles have been concerned in some type of “collision” 16 instances to date. Self-driving automobiles 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 report, it’s value noting the corporate has a few hundred fewer vehicles on the street than each opponents. Waymo has 265 automobiles whereas Cruise has 301.
Apple isn’t anticipated to debut its self-driving automobile till at the very least 2026.
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