After the appearance of several reports that confirm the acquisition process since the beginning of the current month, the company completed the Apple TV to complete its acquisition Drive.ai.
The acquisition of the Drive.ai developer to self-driving
Confirmed the Apple Promotion Department to develop the techniques of self-driving vehicles with the acquisition of the startup Drive.ai specialized in the development of piloted driving technologies using artificial intelligence, which was working in the field for several years and evaluated in the last period by about $ 200 million.
There were many interested parties with the acquisition of the Drive.ai, however, Apple settled the page in the end according to the statements of the company emerging.
On the other hand, has told Drive.ai the newspaper San Francisco Chronicle that she was informed by the authorities to close the project after the acquisition of the demobilization of the 90 staff members of the company staff, while tens of employees of other company departments different to the Apple TV within the staff of the Department of self-driving cars that includes engineers, equipment (hard-ware) or systems (software) that is used in the techniques of self-driving.
Despite the hotel company developer to self-driving by using artificial intelligence around 200 million USD a while ago, but that the acquisition deal, according to report of website of Axios did not cost more than 77 million,
The site said also that Apple refused to talk about the value of the transaction after its completion, but other sources revealed the financial value.
San Francisco Chronicle