Apple’s Upgraded Self-Driving Lexus SUVs Spotted in Sunnyvale

Apple is currently using a small fleet of Lexus SUVs to test its self-driving tech on California roads. Photos of the vehicles, which are easily distinguished because of their large LIDAR apparatuses, were reportedly taken near an Apple office in Sunnyvale, California. The vehicle appears to have a much more elaborate self-driving system installed on its roof than previously seen vehicles, which includes a wider array of sensors and cameras, along with the usual GPS antenna, radio communications equipment and additional chassis-mounted sensors. A distance-tracking sensor also appears to be installed on the vehicle’s rear left wheel, along with a variety of components that appear to be Puck LIDAR sensors made by Velodyne.