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Apple VP of industrial design details MacBook Air overhaul
Everything the rumor mill got right -- and wrong -- about the M2 MacBook Air
Second-generation M2 Apple Silicon chip arrives in MacBook Air, MacBook Prompantone said:dewme said:All I can say is get in line behind all of those who are waiting to take a test drive in an Apple Car.
Autonomous driving technology needs to be heavily tested on public roads. Companies who are developing such technology are required to apply for permits to do so. Apple does have this permit here in California but the program does not have the same vehicle miles as companies like Waymo or Nuro.
For Apple to get California DMV and US DOT approval to market a mass-market autonomous vehicle they will likely need to show tens of millions of miles of successful prototype vehicle tests in a variety of conditions (dense fog, black ice, snowstorms, heavy night rainstorms, high wind), not just leisurely cruising through residential neighborhoods in Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Mountain View on sunny days.
Apple simply has not logged many miles. There are a few months where there were very few test vehicles and their actual mileage was extremely minimal. You can download the reports from the DMV website.
All of the major auto manufacturers are working on this, plus a bunch of startups. Many of these prototype test vehicles don't advertise their affiliation.
Recently I've seen a Mercedes with the typical array of odd appendages and instrumentations on the road. Realistically there is only one company on this planet who would pick a Mercedes to be a test platform for an autonomous vehicle: Daimler-Benz. I've seen a Toyota with a discreet marking of "Toyota Research Institute" on it. I'm keeping my eyes open for Porsche and BMW. They are probably around and I simply haven't seen them yet.
Compared: New M2 MacBook Air vs M1 MacBook Air“Now, 2020 MacBook Air owners have to decide whether the updates are enough to warrant an upgrade or to stick around with the M1 model for a while longer.”
I would imagine there’s a very small minority that feel like they “have” to make a choice between keeping what they have or upgrading to the new Air. Different story for someone who makes a living on their machine, but then they’re probably not using an Air either.
Compared: AirPods Max versus Sony WH-1000XM5iloveapplegear said:The previous sony headphones could only pair with 1 device at a time, this was a problem if you use iPhone and mac at same time and swap from one to the other (ie during a phone call). Do the new sony devices pair with more than 1 device ?