Apple has been working on autonomous technology for quite some time, but they’ve never unveiled a major project using it. In a conference call with investors earlier this week, company CEO Tim Cook expressed that people shouldn’t be limited to the technology being in vehicles. Considering how innovative Apple can be, that message could mean anything.
Back in early June, Cook finally expanded on Apple’s plans for autonomy in an interview with Bloomberg. There’s been many years of speculation and rumors after 1,000 employees were signed on to Project Titan back in 2014. It had potential to be the new Apple Car, or “iCar.” Those visions changed when Apple decided to work on just the technology itself.
Now, it seems that cars aren’t the only thing Apple is working on when it comes to autonomy. Cook mentioned that autonomous systems could be used in multiple ways, and just one of them is the ability to operate driverless vehicles. As he’s stated before, autonomy is the king of artificial intelligence.