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Reuters: Apple may be working on a self-driving car after all

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An industry insider says the company is in talks with expert carmakers

Apple is working on a self-driving car, Reuters reports. An industry insider said Apple is gathering information and parts to make a prototype for a self-driving electric vehicle. Yesterday, a lead from the Wall Street Journal indicated Apple was working on an all-electric vehicle called Project Titan. That report explicitly stated a self-driving car was not part of Apple's plan.

It will still be years before Apple gets a car on the road

Apple can make money several ways with a self-driving car. "It's a software game. It's all about autonomous driving," the source told Reuters. A self-driving software system and other services like high-definition mapping and electric charging services can bring revenue to the company.

Rumors have been circulating all week about Apple's automotive plans. We reported Apple was hiring car experts and speculated the company could be working on some kind of mobility device or a car to compete with Tesla.

Reuters' report was not confirmed by Apple. If Apple is working on a self-driving vehicle, it will be years before the company gets one on the road.