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Apple Car Project Sees Increase in Test Drivers

  • Apple has expanded the number of test drivers for its Apple Car project
  • Data from the California DMV shows Apple has registered 66 vehicles and 201 drivers for testing
  • The number of drivers has risen to 152, but Apple has yet to apply for a driverless permit
  • Initial reports indicated a potential production run for the Apple Car in 2024, but analysts are now suggesting later timelines

Apple’s autonomous vehicle project, commonly known as the Apple Car, has been in development for nearly a decade. In March 2023, Apple had registered 66 vehicles and 201 drivers for testing, but that number dropped to 145 drivers in April. However, a new report shows the number of drivers has risen again to 152, meaning Apple is persisting with its car project.

A collision was reportedly reported in May 2023 involving one of Apple’s Lexus test vehicles, though Apple has yet to officially announce that it is working on an Apple Car. In June, Mercedes was licensed to deploy driverless vehicles, joining Nuro, Cruise, and Waymo as the only four licensed manufacturers. However, Apple has yet to apply for its own driverless permit.

Initial reports indicated a potential production run for the Apple Car in 2024, though analysts have since cautioned that the nascent state of self-driving technologies might impose limitations on Apple’s product or lead to delays. Predictions now extend beyond 2025, as there have been reports of employee hiring and departures, shifts in key personnel, and rumors of the project being put on hold.

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