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Apple is making plans for self-driving cars

15 October 2015

A Google self-driving car.

Google already has a fleet of robot cars on the streets of California and is planning to have several hundred built in the near future.

Last month, The Guardian disclosed that Apple had looked into booking a secure car-testing site in California to road-test its vehicle, codenamed Project Titan. 

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