It’s reported an Apple executive has met officials from the Californian Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to discuss their plans for an autonomous vehicle.
The Guardian reports that it has seen documents detailing a meeting between Mike Maletic, a senior legal counsel at Apple with the department’s self-driving car experts Bernard Soriano, DMV deputy director, and Stephanie Dougherty, chief of strategic planning, who are co-sponsors of California’s autonomous vehicle regulation project, and Brian Soublet, the department’s deputy director and chief counsel.
The Guardian says discussions come as Google and Uber are both advancing their plans to develop self-driving cars. Google already has a fleet of robot cars on the streets of California.
Last month, the Guardian disclosed that Apple had looked into booking a secure car testing site in California to road-test its vehicle, codenamed Project Titan.