Apple’s self-driving car is facing serious impediments a new extensive chronology of the project by The Information has revealed. The report alleges that the car is falling victim to software issues and project management turmoil.
The most noteworthy such event came when a jogger crossed the car’s path earlier this year. The vehicle “only slightly adjusted its path” and Apple concluded that it would have hit the jogger if the human driver had not jumped on the brakes. These are all significant problems for a vehicle that Apple wants to sell without a steering wheel or a brake pedal, something that would require special exemptions from NHTSA.