Apple puts brakes on self-driving vehicle project, report says

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The site notes that Apple has scaled down its self-driving auto efforts, working on underlying technology rather than an Apple-branded autonomous vehicle. The shuttle, nicknamed PAIL - that's short for Palo Alto to Infinite Loop - will be based on a commercial vehicle from an existing auto company, outfitted with Apple's own self-driving technology.

A self-driving shuttle will soon be ferrying employees back and forth between offices, according to the New York Times citing unnamed sources, nicknamed PAIL. Visit for more information on this news.

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The switch in focus marks the end of years of research inside Apple.

We already know, thanks to many leaks and rumors, that Apple hired "hundreds" of engineers dedicated to building an entire autonomous vehicle in a plan dubbed "Project Titan". It even wanted to change the wheel designs, making them spherical instead of round, the NYT says - nearly too flawless a metaphor for how Apple's perfectionism took the project down. After longtime Apple hardware executive Bob Mansfield took over the Titan project a year ago, he shifted its focus from building a auto to the technology behind it, the Times said. "A team within Titan investigated the possibility of using spherical wheels - round like a globe - instead of the traditional, round ones, because spherical wheels could allow the vehicle better lateral movement".