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What you need to know
- A patent published today shows Apple is working on a radar technology.
- A report suggests it could be used to house radar within the body of Apple's rumored car, Project Titan.
- The system would replace the cumbersome sensors usually associated with autonomous vehicles.
An Apple patent published today could reveal the technology behind a radar system that could one day feature in Apple's rumored car, Project Titan. The patent, titled "Radar system including dual receive array" is purportedly a system that could be housed within the body of a vehicle, in contrast to many other self-driving vehicles which usually have massive sensor arrays on top.
According to AppleInsider
There are plenty of references to vehicles within the patent:
It seems that with this patent, Apple is trying to create a radar system that would be fairly cheap, but lightweight and small such that it could be applied to a vehicle with minimal impact on the overall design of the vehicle.
Whilst we know almost for certain that Apple is working on car tech with Project Titan, it's great to see some of the rumors come to life, even it is only in the form of a patent. There is of course no guarantee that this patent will ever see the light of day in any of Apple's products.
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