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Apple teams up with Volkswagen to make a fleet of self-driving passenger vans that will haul its employees around

28 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Apple just teamed up with Volkswagen to turn some of the automaker's passenger vans into self-driving vehicles.
As part of the partnership announced on Wednesday night, Apple will equip a fleet of Volkswagen T6 Transporter vans into autonomous shuttles for Apple employees.
The partnership is seen as bittersweet for Apple. Its automotive initiative has been slow-going, and it has struggled to find partners among high-end brands like BMW and Mercedes-Benz.
Apple and Volkswagen are officially in the car business together.
That's according to a multiple news reports published on Wednesday...
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Robot Car Race Twists: Uber Leaves Arizona And Apple Said To Have VW Deal

Robot Car Race Twists: Uber Leaves Arizona And Apple Said To Have VW Deal

28 days ago   |   By Forbes

The ride-share giant appears to be recalibrating its autonomous vehicle program after a fatal accident and a legal fight with Waymo that cut its momentum. Apple's reported vehicle deal with Volkswagen indicates its robot car program is alive, but the direction remains murky.
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Apple and Volkswagen joining forces to make autonomous shuttles, report claims - Roadshow

28 days ago   |   By CNET

Based on VW's T6 Transporter, the self-driving shuttles will move Apple employees around its campus.
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Apple reportedly partnering with Volkswagen to make self-driving employee shuttles

Apple reportedly partnering with Volkswagen to make self-driving employee shuttles

28 days ago   |   By The Verge

Apple's once-ambitious self-driving car project has narrowed even further. The New York Times now reports that the company's negotiations with German automakers, including BMW and Mercedes, to develop an all-electric self-driving car have fallen through, after both companies refused to let Apple have control over the design of the vehicle and the data it produces. Now, Apple is partnering with Volkswagen to turn existing T6 Transporter vans into self-driving shuttles for Apple employees, the report says.
We've known since last year that Apple's car division, codenamed Project Titan and...
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Apple and Volkswagen tipped in self-driving shuttle bus project

Apple and Volkswagen tipped in self-driving shuttle bus project

28 days ago   |   By SlashGear

Apple has quietly signed an automotive deal with Volkswagen, according to sources that have surfaced, to develop self-driving vehicles for the company's employees. The report claims that Apple wants to turn some of Volkswagen's T6 Transporter vans into autonomous shuttles for Apple workers, a project that is supposedly monopolizing most of the company's automotive team. Volkswagen wasn't Apple's first choice,...
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NYT: Apple teams up with VW for self-driving shuttle vans

28 days ago   |   By Engadget

Apple's Project Titan efforts to develop self-driving car technology apparently have found a partner in Volkswagen, according to a report by the New York Times. While the paper said the tech company has pursued deals with BMW and Mercedes, it will ap...
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Apple, Spurned by BMW and Mercedes, Signs Deal With Volkswagen for Driverless Cars

28 days ago   |   By NY Times

BMW and Mercedes-Benz rebuffed Apple's overtures for a self-driving car partnership, according to people familiar with the talks. Now Apple is said to have a deal with Volkswagen for the project.
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Apple reportedly partners with Volkswagen for self-driving employee shuttles

Apple reportedly partners with Volkswagen for self-driving employee shuttles

28 days ago   |   By TechCrunch

Apple has decided to work with Volkswagen for some of its self-driving car efforts, The New York Times reported today. The plan, according to the NYT, is to turn some of Volkswagen's T6 Transporter vans into autonomous shuttles for employees.
However, this project is reportedly behind schedule and taking up much of the time of Apple's autonomous driving team. According to the NYT, Apple's lengthy talks pertaining to partnerships with manufacturers like BMW and Mercedes-Benz have ended.
A Volkswagen T6 van
Earlier this month, Apple's fleet of self-driving cars registered with the California...
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