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Apple plan self-driving car tests at naval base

Published 19/08/2015 | 02:30

A bicyclist rides by a Google self-driving car at the Google headquarters. Apple is now developing a self-driving car
A bicyclist rides by a Google self-driving car at the Google headquarters. Apple is now developing a self-driving car

Apple is at an advanced stage of developing a self-driving car and is already looking for a secret place to test it.

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One area pinpointed is a former naval base near San Francisco which the company's Special Project group apparently see as highly suitable as a testing ground.

The GoMentum Station site has 20 miles of paved highways and city streets - ideal for autonomous testing behind closed doors.

It is on the old Concord naval weapons station, a disused second world war-era facility.

Reports say the base is closed to the public and guarded by the military.

News of the development comes from the Guardian newspaper.

It also reports how the computer giant's engineers are working on automotive technology in Sunnyvale, California.

The autonomous car plan, codenamed 'Project Titan' is progressing quickly and top-ranking staff from the likes of Ford, Chrysler and Mercedes have been recruited.

It already has close ties with a lot of companies because if its CarPlay connectivity system.

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