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Apple developing headlights that highlight road hazards

Apple has filed to patent another automotive system. This one involves headlights and provides drivers with more information to help keep them safe. Called the "System and Method for Light and Image Projection," the system imagines a few ways to give drivers a better idea of the road ahead by marking road hazards and other important items. The United States...

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Apple patented haptic seats and sunroof

Apple filed to patent more than 2,000 ideas last year, and we'll likely never see many of them reach daylight. But, automobile patents are becoming more common from the technology giant. The most recent patents, both awarded in the last couple of weeks, involve a trick sunroof and haptic-feedback seating. Filed with the United States Patent and Trademark...

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Apple’s self-driving car program sees first traffic accident

Apple is developing self-driving technology using a fleet of nearly 60 Lexus RX 450h crossover SUVs fitted with various cameras and sensors used to guide the vehicles. One of the vehicles was involved in an accident on August 24, California's DMV confirmed in a traffic accident report, the first for the tech giant's self-driving program. According to the...

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Apple’s self-driving car could notify others of its next move

In an effort to avoid confusion on future roadways, Apple's self-driving car could notify drivers and pedestrians of its next desired action. The Cupertino, California-based technology company was granted a patent for a "system and method for visual communication of an operational status" with the United States Patent and Trade Office. First discovered by...

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Apple self-driving car details revealed in case against ex-employee

Apple has been keen to keep details about its self-driving car project under tight wraps, but a criminal case against an ex-employee has outed some specifics. A criminal complaint filed by Apple against Xiaolang Zhang, the ex-employee, on Monday details a few areas Apple has worked on. According to a Tuesday Reuters report, Apple's complaint includes...

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Apple completely rebuilding its Maps application

Apple knows its Maps application isn't up to snuff, and it's taking the matter seriously with a totally rebuilt app. When Maps first launched, the app used third-party data to provide the basis for the critical "maps" element of Maps, but now, Apple is taking full ownership and building the map data. Tech Crunch reported last Friday that Apple will use...

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Apple poaches ex-Waymo senior engineer for self-driving car technology

Apple's Project Titan self-driving car program has stumbled over the past few years, but it may have just received a major boost. The Information reported on Friday that Apple has hired on ex-Waymo senior engineer Jaime Waydo. Waydo, according to the report, was instrumental at Google's Waymo division. She was involved in areas ensuring safety and that the...

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Apple’s CarPlay to support 3rd party navigation apps, here comes Waze

Apple CarPlay is a fantastic piece of tech that allows a vehicle's infotainment screen to mimic the driver's iPhone's screen, except for one glaring issue: Users can't pull up third-party navigation apps such as Waze. On Monday Apple announced that its latest iOS operating system—iOS 12—will remedy this oversight. While the Silicon Valley tech...

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Apple patents navigation system for self-driving cars

Apple may have let go of building its own self-driving car, but it's deeply invested in autonomous technologies. On Thursday, CNBC reported the technology giant has patented a navigation system for self-driving cars. The system has reportedly been in the works since 2015 and it aims to simplify self-driving car navigation. Currently, self-driving cars rely...

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Appleā€™s self-driving system looks like it can attach to virtually any car

Apple in June finally confirmed it had abandoned plans to develop a self-driving car and would instead focus on the self-driving technology itself. We would learn in August of some of the motivations behind the decision, one of which was a lack of focus. This pulled the development team in many directions and ultimately led to the downfall of the so-called...

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