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Apple now has 55 self-driving cars in California, second to GM's Cruise

Behind Apple is Alphabet's Waymo which currently has 51 self-driving vehicles and Elon Musk-owned Tesla which has 39 cars

IANS  |  San Francisco 

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With 55 self-driving cars and 83 drivers, now has the second highest number of self-driving cars in the US state of where autonomous vehicles are being tested.

The Cupertino-based tech giant had 45 self-driving cars until late March.

"has the second highest number of self-driving cars after Motor's Cruise, which has 104 vehicles as of now," MacReports reported late on Monday.

"grew from 3 to 45 between April 2017 and March 2018 and now this number has increased to 55," the report added.

Behind Apple is Alphabet's which currently has 51 self-driving vehicles and Elon Musk-owned which has 39 cars.

Currently, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has provided permits to 53 companies for self-driving cars that include safety drivers, resulting in a total of 409 vehicles and 1,573 safety drivers in the US.

As of now, the DMV has not issued any permits for complete driverless testing because for that to happen, companies must have to have a pre-testing of the vehicles in controlled conditions.

"The DMV is currently reviewing two driverless testing permit applications," a DMV reportedly told

Code-named "Project Titan", Apple's self-driving programme's fleet is reportedly made up of SUVs, each of which is fitted with huge racks of LIDAR and radar sensors as well as cameras.

 

First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 14:59 IST
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