Apple chief Tim Cook talks of autonomous cars, Telecom News, ET Telecom

San Francisco: Apple chief Tim Cook portrayed self-driving cars as an ideal match for the technology giant during an interview released Monday by the New York Times.

Talk of an autonomous vehicle bearing the Apple brand has long been among rumors swirling around the iPhone maker, which has remained tight-lipped about its plans for the market.

“An autonomous car is a robot and so there are a lots of things you can do with autonomy; we will see what Apple does,” Cook said during a Sway podcast with Kara Swisher.

“We love to integrate hardware, software and services, and find

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Apple in Talks to Buy Self-Driving Sensors, Key Step in Car Plan

Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Apple Inc. is in discussions with multiple suppliers of self-driving car sensors known as lidar, according to people familiar with the matter, a key milestone toward development of its first passenger vehicle.

The Cupertino, California-based technology giant is in active talks with a number of potential suppliers for these laser-based sensors that allow a car’s computer to “see” its surroundings, said the people, who asked not to be identified due to the private nature of the discussions. The company has been working on a driverless vehicle project for several years and has developed on

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Why GM-backed Cruise is said to be in talks to buy startup Voyage

Cruise, the self-driving vehicle company majority owned by General Motors, is in talks to acquire Voyage, an autonomous technology startup that operates in retirement communities, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.

The companies are in serious discussions, one of the people said, but no deal is imminent. If an agreement is struck, it would merge Cruise’s engineering and software capabilities with Voyage’s presence in the retirement community market, which is well suited for a driverless taxi business. The people asked not to be identified discussing private matters.

“We have nothing to announce but Cruise is always looking to add

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