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Autonomous Guide: Apple may acquire Drive.ai

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Apple might be interested to ‘ acquisition of Drive.ai , a company specializing in technologies for vehicles autonomous driving . From the parts of Cupertino there is no confirmation about the intent of the company, however the rumor comes from the journalists of The Information. Apparently, the Californian group is increasingly interested in the automotive universe.

From leaked rumors, there is talk of an ” acqui-hire “: the Cupertino group would indeed be interested in company employees, rather than in the technologies developed in recent years. A detail that makes sense in Apple’s strategy for autonomous driving, considering how long it has been testing LiDAR cars on the roads of California and the mysterious Project Titan is probably entering a more mature phase.

Drive.ai is a company founded in 2015 by some Stanford University students. As the name suggests, the group developed on the development of technologies for autonomous driving based on artificial intelligence . The results achieved are very interesting, considering how Drive.ai has already managed to bring its completely autonomous shuttles on the roads, now in service in some cities in Texas. Recently, however, the company was looking for a buyer, as reported by MacRumors.

As anticipated, it is likely that Apple does not need the technological know-how of Drive.ai, having already developed its own autonomous driving system, however it could be looking for engineers and experts to be included in its workforce. A spokesman for the Apple Park group reported, again to The Information, how the company has no intention of ” commenting on speculation in the press “, consequently there will be no further details before the actual conclusion of the acquisition process. In the meantime, Project Titan continues , both on the front of autonomous third-party car systems and for a future vehicle with a bitten apple.

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