Apple taps more drivers to test self-driving cars in California

Apple is continuing efforts to advance internal self-driving car technology, with the iPhone maker recently registering more drivers to pilot technology testbeds on California roads.

Apple Autonomous Test VehicleIn early August, Apple’s autonomous vehicle program consisted of 69 test vehicles and 92 pilots, according to filings with California’s Department of Motor Vehicles. The number of testbeds has not increased as of Sept. 10, but Apple is now permitted to field 114 registered drivers.As note by macReports, the increase does not match a peak of 154 driver permits reached in October 2020. It does appear, however, that the tech giant is slowly rebuilding its ranks after nearly halving the number of licensed drivers attached to the program earlier this year.

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