Drive Dynamics — Designers speculate about what Apple’s self-driving vehicle might look like as it’s revealed computer giant IS working on the technology.
Eye-catching, sleek, incorporating Apple’s trademark sleek design, these are what the world’s graphic designers believe an iCar could look like.
Refuelling rumours the tech giant’s next big project is to bring a self-driving car to market, documents obtained by the Guardian say the company is searching for a location to test the autonomous vehicles to rival designs already manufactured by Google.
In May, engineers met with officials from GoMentum Station, a 2,100-acre former naval base near San Francisco, in a bid to set up a high-security site.
Typically secretive, the company — who recently launched the Apple Watch — have yet to confirm or deny the rumours — but that hasn’t stopped Apple fans speculating and imagining what it could look like.
In a correspondence obtained by the newspaper through a public records request, Apple engineer Frank Fearon wrote: ‘We would … like to get an understanding of timing and availability for the space, and how we would need to coordinate around other parties who would be using [it].’
The company did not confirm whether this was the case while others involved in the deal would not shed further light on the details.
‘We don’t know. They haven’t said what they want to test. It could be an iPhone,’ joked Jack Hall, program manager for connected vehicles and autonomous vehicles at GoMentum Station, which is operated by the Contra Costa Transportation Authority.
The agency is promoting a portion of the former Concord Naval Weapons Station as an ideal testing facility for carmakers and tech companies working on automotive technology.
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