Apple is reportedly talking to lidar suppliers for its self-driving vehicle project
Applewas talking with lidarsuppliers about its electric vehicle project, Bloomberg reported.
- Used on self-driving prototypes, lidar sensors determine a car's distance from objects and people.
Apple has reportedly begun talking to suppliers of lidar self-driving car sensors, as part of its effort to build an electric vehicle, according to Bloomberg.
Common on many self-driving vehicles and prototypes, lidar sensors are used to determine the vehicle's distance from objects, people, and other vehicles. The technology also is used for other tech, including a few iPhone models.Apple was talking with several lidar suppliers working on next-gen hardware, according to Bloomberg. The report also said Apple has developed in-house much of the software needed for self-driving vehicles. But a vehicle launch may be at least five years away, Bloomberg reported, citing internal Apple sources.
In January, a South Korean newspaper reported advanced talks with
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