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Apple Accelerates Work on Car Project, Aiming for Fully Autonomous Vehicle

  • Company looks to refocus project on self-driving capabilities
  • New car chief Kevin Lynch pushing for debut as early as 2025
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Apple Is Aiming to Build Fully Autonomous Electric Car
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Apple Inc. is pushing to accelerate development of its electric car and is refocusing the project around full self-driving capabilities, according to people familiar with the matter, aiming to solve a technical challenge that has bedeviled the auto industry. 

For the past several years, Apple’s car team had explored two simultaneous paths: creating a model with limited self-driving capabilities focused on steering and acceleration -- similar to many current cars -- or a version with full self-driving ability that doesn’t require human intervention.