THE RACE FOR SELF-DRIV­ING CARS

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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.

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