Apple reportedly acquires self-driving startup – Roadshow

iPhone maker has acquired the startup's assets and hired many of its engineers, Axios

Apple reportedly acquires self-driving startup – Roadshow

Curated via Twitter from CNET News’s twitter account….

The free program relied on Drive. ai’s new app, which allowed its users to hail a ride in one of Drive. ai’s self-driving vans. Drive. ai’s vans were a little different than the ones with Waymo livery, including box-shaped outcroppings on each side let people around the vehicle know what’s going on, whether it’s waiting at a crosswalk for someone to pass or parked on the side of the road waiting on a customer. Drive. ai engineered its pilot program with the help of Frisco’s local transit authority, spending a great deal of time preparing the cars themselves.

Roadshow Apple reportedly acquires self-driving startup Drive. iPhone maker has acquired the startup’s assets and hired many of its engineers, Axios reports. Drive. ai hit the streets of Arlington, Texas, last year. 652"}’>Apple has reportedly acquired autonomous driving startup Drive. ai in an effort to bolster its self-driving car ambitions.

The Mountain View, California-based company launched in 2015, developing a retrofit kit to add autonomous driving systems to existing cars. Last July, Drive. ai launched its first self-driving shuttle service in Frisco, Texas.

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