Apple is in discussions with multiple suppliers for lidar sensors, according to a Bloomberg report from Feb. 19. Light detection and Ranging (LIDAR) sensors are laser-based sensors used in driverless cars to enable the car’s computer to “see” its surroundings. Meanwhile, Apple (AAPL) has been working on its autonomous car project for the past several years and while it has developed most of the necessary software and artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms in-house, it is looking at an outside supplier to provide the critical hardware needed for such a car, Bloomberg said.
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