Latest in Apple

Image credit:

Apple is driving camera-equipped minivans around California

39 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Apple technology doesn't normally venture on to the open road outside of CarPlay, but the company is clearly ready to hit the street with something new. Claycord, CBS and others have spotted unmarked, Apple-registered minivans driving around California (and possibly New York) sporting an abundance of cameras and (maybe) sensors. Neither the drivers nor Apple are willing to say what the vans are up to. Some are quick to speculate that these are autonomous vehicle prototypes meant to take on Google's self-driving car, but it's not certain that this is the case. Apple may just as easily be using these vans to add Street View-style panoramas to Maps, improve the accuracy of its existing map data or something else altogether. One thing's for certain: between this and talk of an Apple search platform, the crew in Cupertino is ready to explore unfamiliar territory.

[Image credit: Claycord]

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
39 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

View
Sony says the PlayStation 5 won't waste as much energy as the PS4

Sony says the PlayStation 5 won't waste as much energy as the PS4

View
Google vows to never store Assistant recordings without permission

Google vows to never store Assistant recordings without permission

View
24 hours with Huawei’s Mate 30 Pro: Incredible cameras, gloomy future

24 hours with Huawei’s Mate 30 Pro: Incredible cameras, gloomy future

View
YouTube Music counters Spotify with its own 'Discover Mix'

YouTube Music counters Spotify with its own 'Discover Mix'

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr