A driver at Palo Alto, California, spotted a Lexus RX450h trodding along the road which he says is Apple’s self-driving car being tested. This happened a month after Apple received permission to test self-driving cars and their technology on the streets.
In the case for Apple, the tech giant isn’t looking at building the car and only focusing on the technology required to run autonomous vehicles. Apple joins the ranks of other tech companies such as Tesla, Waymo, Uber and much more, to chase after the dream of being the first to successfully prove that their technology is able to handle real world conditions safely.
Apple has decided to use Lexus’ RX450h as their test cars whilst others may partner with auto manufacturers or use a slew of multiple types. The race is on for the Silicon Valley tech giants.