Apple reportedly met with California DMV officials last mth to discuss automous vehicles. According to documents obtained by MacReports the head of integrity of Apple's products, Steve Kenner, attended the meeting with several directors of DMV …
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The meeting was supposedly requested by DMV deputy director Bernard Soriano, who was joined by five executives when the time came for the meeting.
- Jean Shiomoto (Director)
- William Davids (Deputy Director)
- Brian Soublet (Deputy Director and Chief Counsel)
- Emily Bisnett (Attorney)
- Alexandra Lake (Executive Fellow)
At this point, it is not known who else that Steve Kenner attended the meeting behalf of Apple. The meeting took place at Apple's 1 Infinite Loop campus.
According to the records, the meeting was to last 2 hours, with the report today stating that the subject of the meeting was automous vehicles. Beyd that, we do not know what was discussed, even though a follow-up email from Soriano to Kenner mentied the EPN program, which is a Californian process related to safety and pilot testing.
Steve Kenner joins Apple after a stint at Ford. Apple refers to him as the head of product integrity, although his name has appeared a handful of documents related to automous driving.
The meeting between Apple and California DMV should not be a big surprise. Previous reports said the company has met with officials before and tests automous vehicles in the state.
The interest of Apple in the automotive industry has been a hot topic in recent years. More recently, it was reported that Apple was moving away from creating a car, but was instead focusing the technology of building a car built by somee else. # 39; other.
Today's report indicates that Apple is still actively working its self-
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