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    Apple lays off dozens working on self-driving car project

    As "it has struggled to make progress," says the New York Times.
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    Re: Apple lays off dozens working on self-driving car project

    I wonder if the Verge and Engadget will run this story?

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    Re: Apple lays off dozens working on self-driving car project

    Probably couldn't get the highways people to re-write the road rules for them.

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    Re: Apple lays off dozens working on self-driving car project

    Quote Originally Posted by Smudger View Post
    Probably couldn't get the highways people to re-write the road rules for them.
    ROFL

    They could always make another adapter

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    Re: Apple lays off dozens working on self-driving car project

    The truth behind the story is that Apple were unable to steal or buy the required technologies from somewhere else and 'make it theirs' like they've done throughout their history.

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    Re: Apple lays off dozens working on self-driving car project

    Perhaps they were concentrating on making the cars really really thin at the expense of battery life

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    Re: Apple lays off dozens working on self-driving car project

    Maybe their patent request for rounded corners on the wheels was rejected.

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    Re: Apple lays off dozens working on self-driving car project

    no, the lead designer had included a headphone jack, so obviously he had to go.

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    Re: Apple lays off dozens working on self-driving car project

    Maybe the latest IOS update made the hardware incompatible?

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