Apple said to be leasing cars from Hertz for self-driving tech testing

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Apple is reportedly leasing cars from rental company Hertz to test autonomous vehicle technology.

As per Bloomberg, the Cupertino-based tech giant is getting the Lexus RX450h sport-utility vehicles from Hertz’s Donlen fleet-management unit, according to documents released by the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

“A person familiar with Apple’s project” told Bloomberg that six vehicles have been testing Apple’s self-driving car tech on public roads in and around the San Francisco Bay area for at least a year.

It’s not clear exactly when the public might see more from Apple’s self-driving car initiative.

Earlier this month, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed the company’s plans to focus on autonomous vehicle tech. Cook didn’t reveal any specifics, although he called self-driving cars the “mother of all AI projects.”

Source: Bloomberg