Apple reveals driverless car system to detect pedestrians and cyclists in rare research paper

The iPhone maker has been relatively silent on self-driving cars beyond a few vague comments from Chief Executive Tim Cook. In an earnings call in August, Cook said creating autonomous systems is the “mother of all AI projects.”
He also said that Apple is focused on such systems from a “core technology point of view,” which appears to ring true with the latest piece of research. In other words, Apple may not be building an actual car, but instead creating key software that will help these vehicles operate without a driver.