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Tech Giant Apple hints that it will enter the Driverless Cars Market, where bigwigs like Tesla and Google have already made Deep Inroads

The letter is Apple's official comment on the federal government's automated vehicle guidelines released last September

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New York, December 4, 2016: A month after Volvo got an order of 100 self-driving cars from Uber, Apple has hinted that it will enter the driverless cars market where bigwigs like Tesla and Google have already made deep inroads, a media report said.

According to a report in The Verge, the Cupertino-based tech giant — under its so-called Project Titan — has submitted a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, stating that it is “investing heavily in the study of machine learning and automation, and is excited about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transportation”.

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The letter is Apple’s official comment on the federal government’s automated vehicle guidelines released last September.

Interestingly, Apple’s letter is signed by Steven Kenner — the company’s head of product integrity who up until recently was the global director of automotive safety at Ford.

“Apple agrees that companies should share de-identified scenario and dynamics data from crashes and near-misses. By sharing data, the industry will build a more comprehensive dataset than any one company could create alone,” Kenner’s letter was quoted as saying.

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Recently reports surfaced suggesting that the company is not attempting to build its own electric car, but is focused on developing self-driving software it can deploy in partnership with existing carmakers.

“This letter comes amid news that hundreds of members of Apple’s 1,000-employee-strong car team have been reassigned, let go, or have left of their own volition,” the report pointed out.

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In October, Uber ordered 100 self-driving vehicles from the Swedish company Volvo.

The news came after an 18-wheeler self-driving Volvo trailer drove from Fort Collins, Colorado to Colorado Springs, bearing 50,000 cans of Budweiser beer.

The Volvo truck, equipped with cameras and sensors, was owned by Otto, a self-driving truck company acquired by Uber earlier this year. (IANS)

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Apple Adds PiP Mode on Apple TV’s Operating System tvOS 13

However, there is a possibility that the PiP mode might not make it into the final tvOS update very soon, given that it was not announced at Apple’s recently-held WWDC 2019

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Customers walk past an Apple logo inside of an Apple store at Grand Central Station in New York, Aug. 1, 2018. VOA

Apple has added the Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode on the developer beta of Apple TV’s operating system tvOS 13.

The feature would allow users to watch shows on the Apple TV app while navigating and multi-tasking around the device and its operating sytstem, 9TO5Mac reported on Monday.

The PiP mode was first introduced by Apple for iOS 9 as a multi-tasking feature for iPad.

The feature lets users start a video in full-screen, then switch apps and continue watching the playing video in a thumbnail.

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A customer is entering the Apple store in Fairfax, Virginia. VOA

Apart from the PiP mode, tvOS 13 includes several new changes to the Apple TV like a redesigned Home screen with new Top Shelf experience.

The updated tvOS also comes with added multi-user support to let families have separate Watch Next queues to avoid interference with each other’s recommendations.

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However, there is a possibility that the PiP mode might not make it into the final tvOS update very soon, given that it was not announced at Apple’s recently-held WWDC 2019. (IANS)