System for autonomous vehicles by Apple to videotape
Rumors of an unmanned vehicle from Apple codenamed Titan went for a long time. However, apparently, the Cupertino-based company revised its plans for the project and decided to use his experience in this field to create a system of autonomous driving. It could be to license the automakers who do not want to spend money on a separate and time-consuming to develop. At least in favor of this statement says the recently laid out in the video chain, which depicts a system for self-management from Apple.
The World Wide Web video posted McAllister Higgins, co-founder of a startup to develop drones Voyage. Record first lit on Twitter Mr Higgins. The crossover Lexus RX450h has been selected as a test platform. According to witness, in the design of integrated lidar 12: 6 on the front and back pieces. Lidar (from the English LIDAR, Light Identification Detection and Ranging) - a device for receiving and processing information about objects by means of active optical systems. In other words, an active range finder, using optics for the purposes. In addition to LIDAR, on the platform, most likely installed and all necessary electronics. The structure itself is quite convenient to install and can be used on most cars. It is said that, despite the fact that Apple is the second time uses to test Lexus cars (the first time such a system managed to shoot this spring), in kupertinovtsy still no contract with any of the automakers. So after the official release of the apple company will need to actively seek buyers. Unlike its competitors in the face of, for example, Waymo, which actively cooperates with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, officially using test cars Chrysler Pacifica. well, you can see in the video, which is located below the very system of Apple.