THE RACE FOR SELF-DRIVING CARS
Apple threw its hat into the ring and will now be competing with Google and Uber in developing the first generation of self-driving cars.
News broke last week that Apple has assembled a 1,000-person team and poached high-profile talent from car companies to work on a top-secret self-driving electric vehicle project carrying the code name “Titan”. Uber is also going head-to-head with one of its primary investors Google in the self-driving space and has teamed up with Carnegie Mellon University to create a new centre (“Uber Advanced Technologies Center “) in Pittsburgh. Here it plans to do research and development “primarily in the areas of mapping and vehicle safety and autonomy technology,” according to the company.