Apple’s stand-alone car design has shifted focus over the years, but despite that, the project seems to be developing faster and faster, according to The Verge.
During a keynote speech last week, Apple’s director of artificial intelligence research Ruslan Salakhutdinov talked about some of the company’s recent advances in machine learning that would be useful for this project.
The executive says the company uses artificial intelligence to analyze the data obtained by the cameras of the cars and detect pedestrians, cyclists or other vehicles. In addition, he showed images that demonstrate how the system works even when camera lenses are clogged by raindrops.
The system also features steering-sensor software, which is used in map building and augmented reality.