Video Shows Apple 'Project Titan' Self-Driving Lexus Test

Marco Green
October 19, 2017

It'd mean that Apple's self-driving technology could be adapted for a variety of vehicles and Project Titan could potentially be offered as an add-on for auto brands that haven't had the resources to develop their own built-in autonomous systems.

We've had glimpses of this system - dubbed Project Titan - before, but thanks to Voyage cofounder MacCallister Higgins, we now have an up-close view of it.

The top of the white vehicle is equipped with a suite sensors and self-driving hardware.

It is unclear where exactly Higgins caught the self-driving auto, but the Central Expressway sign is clearly visible on the top of the video. But now, someone seems to have come across Apple's latest iteration of their self-driving auto hardware out in the wild.

According to documents filed with the California DMV earlier this year, Apple is now operating a fleet of three Lexus SUVs to test its self-driving auto software. Higgins responded to some questions about the tweet, sharing that "the majority of the compute stack is likely located inside the roof unit" for Apple's setup as opposed to other companies that use the trunk to store system components.

This would be an interesting update as the latest Project Titan news pointed towards Apple focusing less on hardware and more on a carOS of sorts, along with its PAIL program. Hundreds of employees for Project Titan have been reassigned, laid off, or voluntarily left over the past year, seventeen of whom started a new startup called Zoox.

An updated version of Apple's self-driving vehicle was spotted in Silicon Valley.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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