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CNBC reports that Apple has acquired autonomous vehicle startup Drive.ai. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The story says that “the deal confirms Apple’s continued interest in self-driving car software, and it will bolster the tech giant’s engineering ranks with additional employees who can build autonomous vehicle technology.” It also saves Drive.ai from obsolescence - the company, which had “partnered with the city of Arlington, Texas, to offer a shuttle service using self-driving cars,” recently “filed a notice with the state of California that it planned to close its business and lay off 90 workers.”
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