According to a report in the New York Times, five people familiar with Apple's auto project, code-named "Titan", claim that Apple is now working on a system called PAIL, short for Palo Alto to Infinite Loop, which will be used to shuttle employees between its various offices in Silicon Valley. But the company has reportedly since scaled back its autonomous-driving plans.
The company has been working on its automotive technology under the internal code name "Project Titan" since at least 2014, and once meant to build its own vehicle from start to finish, creating a true "Apple Car".
Even if Apple had been able to figure everything out, it still would have been faced with the challenge of manufacturing its own vehicle.
PAIL, which isn't up and running yet, will likely be a commercial vehicle from another auto manufacturer and will be used to test Apple's self-driving technology.
The man behind the change seems to be Bob Mansfield.
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The new test vehicles will probably be commercial vehicles from a partner automaker outfitted with Apple's autonomous system, according to the report.
Numerous rumors over the years suggested Apple was developing its own self-driving vehicle. This is evidently what will be powering the shuttle, and Apple presumably hopes the software will also find its way into cars designed and built by automotive companies like, well, Mercedes.
It follows complications over the last few years, including shifting priorities, unrealistic deadlines and lack of a clear vision for the end product. The shuttle will be used as a form of testing for Apple and will match what other companies, including Waymo and Cruise, have done to test and ideal their technologies. Cook mentioned how the modern descendants of the Model- T would be shaken to the very chassis, with the growing importance of software and shift away from internal combustion engine, along with the rise of autonomous vehicles. However, there were disagreements on whether CarOS should be programmed using Apple's programming language Swift or with C++.
In June, Cook spoke about Apple's self-driving plans for the first time. The shuttle will transport employees from one building to another. The name highlights the delays in the project, since Apple's main campus is already in the process of being moved to Apple Park, an enormous ring-shaped office down the road. An Apple-made mobile augmented reality chamber would have been really cool, and maybe we'll get something close in a decade or two.
Apple declined to comment.