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    Apple Scales Back Autonomous Car Ambitions

    It PAILs by comparison. Apple’s reportedly relegated its autonomous automotive ambitions to providing Palo Alto Infinite Loop (PAIL), a self-driving employee shuttle between its old offices and its sprawling new Silicon Valley headquarters. The self-driving car project, codenamed Project Titan, has ended its more ambitious hardware efforts, which included designing an interior without a steering wheel or gas pedal. Now the focus will be on providing cutting-edge software for autonomous “driving” — an evolution similar to Google’s vehicular venture — and an acknowledgment that making cars isn’t so easy.

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