Apple Uses Logitech Hardware in Autonomous Car Testing

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United Kingdom
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js427
I suppose as it's going in a real vehicle they wanted something reliable hence avoiding the Thrustmaster options?

I can't help but assume that Apple autonomous vehicles will only work on Apple sponsored roads and will only recognise other Apple autonomous cars, leading to a lot of collisions that would be blamed on the Google cars for being incompatible with Apple iDrive?

iDrive would also be quite an ironic name for a car you don't actually drive. Although I suppose BMW has taken the iDrive name already...
 
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Colombia
Bogotá
D6uzmanG
It suits both companies as they like to force uncompatibilities and leave their customers behind in order to sell the same product all over again.
 
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United States
coloraudi
motorotoloco
A Fanatec CSW was installed in passenger side of a Pikes Peak Hill Climb race entry, with a similar function.
Car was piloted by a paraplegic man, with electronic interfaces for steering, throttle & brake,
and the back-up driver sat beside him with the Fanatec, just in case of a problem.

I've got some photos of it somewhere.
 
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United States
Southeast US
amazeCRAZE
There's a thread about the Apple Car and their foray into autonomous technology.

https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/threads/the-apple-car-thread.323884/

Member doesn't search - gets shouted at, GTPNewsWire doesn't search... :rolleyes:

That thread hasn't been updated since October...

Plus, this is more about the fact they're using Logitech wheels to test an autonomous driving system, not news about them building a car.

It's entirely possible they'll never build a car but instead partner and implement this system (what I firmly believe).