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Apple’s self-driving car could have an external warning sign to notify other drivers when the computer is in control, patent shows

Apple’s first self-driving car PATENTS appears to reveal features the car could offer, including an exterior display that can notify other drivers and pedestrians when the vehicle is in motion. operates in self-driving mode.

The patent filing details an alert system that will use the light and text display on the exterior of a car to flag when the vehicle is in driverless mode and could include information such as car speed.

The patent details a warning system that will use light and display text on the vehicle's exterior

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The patent details a warning system that will use light and display text on the vehicle’s exterior

Apple Patent provides summaries of patent applications published by the US Patent & Trademark Office.

The site says that a long-awaited Apple Car could have sensors that “gather information about the vehicle’s speed, direction, and position,” then relays that information to people outside the vehicle using an external display.

Some of the images in the patent application appear to show the data displayed as text on the screen, while a custom lighting configuration, similar to a standard brake light, appears in the filings. other stuff.

Screens or light panels with icons can also be made.

The vehicle can also provide information about operating environment vehicle, including data specific to that autonomous driving session or information selected by the vehicle driver.

According to the scheme included in the patent application, the vehicle can display information via exterior lights and, when necessary, take “appropriate actions” such as producing “sound output” and issue a warning.

Although rumors indicate that the first “Project Titan” car produced by Apple will be fully autonomous, there is still a possibility that a partially autonomous vehicle could be produced.

Apple notes that there is no indication as to whether driverless vehicles will be offered to regular consumers, or whether the first outcome of the project will be commercial shuttles or taxis.

Late last year, a Reuters report claimed Apple was working on an all-electric car.

This vehicle has been rumored for years, but it’s unclear if Apple will abandon the project.

The new patents seem to suggest the project is on track, although Apple hasn’t released any information on a potential launch date.

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