Team members complained of shifting priorities and arbitrary or unrealistic deadlines.
In the meantime, Apple is focusing on a self-driving campus shuttle called PAIL - short for "Palo Alto to Infinite Loop". In June, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook told Bloomberg News the company was "focusing on autonomous systems" but didn't go into details.
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The officials concerned have been directed to take necessary steps to deal with any kind of situation", he added. Action will be taken against those who tried to disturb the law-and-order situation in the state.
The company has been working on its automotive technology under the internal code name "Project Titan" since at least 2014, and once meant to build its own vehicle from start to finish, creating a true "Apple Car". Executive Steve Zadesky, originally in charge of Titan, preferred to build a semi-autonomous vehicle, much as Tesla has now. Apple design guru Jony Ive wanted to focus on a fully self-driving vehicle like those from Google spinoff Waymo. It even wanted to change the wheel designs, making them spherical instead of round, the NYT says - nearly too flawless a metaphor for how Apple's perfectionism took the project down.
Apple's not alone among tech companies in giving up on making the whole auto.
Under Bob Mansfield, Project Titan employees are growing again (after many hardware positions were eliminated), however, they are focused on autonomous systems rather than vehicle hardware.
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Apple's headlong foray into autonomous vehicles underscores one of the biggest challenges facing the company: finding the next breakthrough product.
Oh, and there's one more thing to this Apple Car story.
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Ohio State is second with three first-place votes while Florida State is third and received four first-place votes. Plus, the post-season - Alabama's annual goal - would include, if all goes as UA hopes, three more ranked teams .