Apple CEO Tim Cook has finally broken his silence on the company’s interest in self-driving cars. Here’s the deal: Apple is working on technology that could make it into self-driving cars, but the company won’t say whether or not it will actually make a self-driving car at some point.
“We are focusing on autonomous systems,” Cook said in an interview with Bloomberg. “And clearly, one purpose of autonomous systems is self-driving cars. We sort of see it as the mother of all AI projects. It’s probably one of the most difficult AI projects.”
Cook refused to elaborate on whether this means that Apple would build its own self-driving car in the future. “We’re not really saying from a product point of view what we will do,” he said, “but we are being straightforward that it’s a core technology that we view as being very important.”