Apple Has Dozens of Engineers Working on a Car OS in Canada [Report]

Apple Has Dozens of Engineers Working on a Car OS in Canada [Report]

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Apple has dozens of engineers working on a car operating system in Canada, according to a new report from Bloomberg.

Many of the engineers were hired in the last year and about two dozen came from BlackBerry's QNX division, say sources. They are working at an Apple office in the Ottawa suburb of Kanata.

A key hire for Apple was QNX chief executive officer, Dan Dodge. Since joining Apple's team he has been tasked with overseeing the car operating system, splitting his time between Canada and California. Apple also hired Derrick Keefe, a senior engineer who had been with QNX for over a decade.

Sources say that the OS will be the software core of a future Apple car platform, similar to how iOS powers the iPhone. Apple apparently has other teams developing software for self driving cars that will run on the new OS.

The autonomous software was only one of many features once planned to run on the car operating system. For example, Apple engineers envisioned a heads-up display showing apps such as maps that could be manipulated by the company’s voice-based digital assistant Siri, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Bob Mansfield, who has reportedly taken over Project Titan, is giving engineers until next fall to prove their self driving technology before deciding on the future of the Apple's car initiative. In order to test the technology, Apple has reportedly developed simulators that use virtual reality to test self driving software avoiding the need to take the system onto public roads.

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Apple Has Dozens of Engineers Working on a Car OS in Canada [Report]
BenbenBen - May 23, 2017 at 12:22am
I'd settle for an electric car as the initial beta model.
K.I. Matthews - October 26, 2016 at 2:57pm
There never was an Arrow.
David Chura - October 26, 2016 at 2:43pm
I do not needs someone eases thought implanted into ,my brain -Telling me how to drive, I like my freedom, This planned driving experience is putting all of us into a Jailed system where we won't be allowed to go as freely as we used to, Then one day they will decide as we are driving, to bring all into an enclosed area where we could not get out of our vehicles and then because someone does not want us to live, they could easily eliminate us, No thanks to self driving by cars. Your thought are to close and hidden to Hitler's ideas.
JB - October 26, 2016 at 4:38am
It would we of greater public knowledge. If the author of article where to find out if someone made a anonymous suggestion they look into production of vehicle over 4 years ago..
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