Apple acquires autonomous vehicle start-up

Apple has purchased autonomous vehicle startup for undisclosed amount, according to reports.

The start-up had raised $77m in venture capital, with its latest round in 2017 valuing it at $200m. was founded in 2015 by machine learning researchers from Stanford University and had been running a ride-hailing service with its autonomous shuttles in Texas, The Verge reported late on Tuesday.

The Cupertino-based company has hired dozens of engineers and has ceased all operations over the course of the last few weeks. The deal and hires confirm that the iPhone maker hasn”t given up its autonomous driving project.

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