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Apple To Use Logitech Video Game Controls In Self-Driving Cars

By Brian Spaen

Rumors have been swirling when it comes to discussion on the permit Apple received over a week ago to test self-driving cars in the state of California. The company joined a list of 29 others on April 14th that were given the license to test their automation service. It's still unclear on what Apple will actually do, but part of it will include using video game controllers.

Documents retrieved by Kif Leswing of Business Insider show the details of a training program for car automation that will be run by Apple engineers. This reveals safety testing that will be performed in the process of creating the "Apple Automated System." There isn't any further information on the system itself, so it's unclear if the company is going to actually create their own vehicles, or if the system is going to be given to manufacturers.

The permit grants Apple the ability to use six different drivers for safety testing, and they can use three Lexus RX450h SUVs for the vehicles to test on. The automation system should be able to perform basic functions such as needing to steer and making U-turns. However, these cars won't just be sent out and tested on their own.