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Apple scales back ambitions for self-driving car

Apple's testing vehicles will carry employees between its various Silicon Valley offices

Daisuke Wakabayashi | NYT  |  San Francisco 

As new employees were brought into Apple’s secret effort to create a self-driving car a few years ago, managers told them that they were working on the company’s next big thing: A product that would take on Detroit and disrupt the automobile industry. These days, Apple’s automotive ambitions are more modest. The company has put off any notion of an Apple-branded autonomous vehicle and is instead working on the underlying technology that allows a car to drive itself. Timothy D Cook, the company’s chief executive, said in an interview with Bloomberg in June ...

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First Published: Thu, August 24 2017. 01:33 IST