A notable symbol of that retrenchment is a self-driving shuttle service that ferries employees from one Apple building to another. The shuttle, which has never been reported before, will likely be a commercial vehicle from an automaker and Apple will use it to test the autonomous driving technology that it develops[...]
Apple’s testing vehicles will carry employees between its various Silicon Valley officesThe new effort is called PAIL, short for Palo Alto to Infinite Loop, the address of the company’s main office in Cupertino, Calif., and a few miles down the road from Palo Alto, Calif.
Even though Apple had not ironed out many of the basics, like how the autonomous systems would work, a team had already started working on an operating system software called CarOSThere was fierce debate about whether it should be programmed using Swift, Apple’s own programming language, or the industry standard, C++.
这段话有点混乱我不认为Apple内部有人将Project Titan的操作系统称为“CarOS”至于编程语言，我猜想Project Titan团队正在使用老式的C语言，1不是Swift或C ++我很擅长猜测这样的东西。
去年，Apple开始控制该项目The company tapped Bob Mansfield, a longtime executive who over the years had led hardware engineering for some of Apple’s most successful products, to oversee Titan.
先生Mansfield shelved plans to build a car and focused the project on the underlying self-driving technologyHe also laid off some hardware staff, though the exact number of employees dedicated to working on car technology was unclear.
However, I think it’s clear that Project Titan was a distraction to the companyThere’s not much in the way of hard evidence of that, but as this has wound down, Apple’s实际products have seemed to receive more attentionIf this is indeed the case, I’m glad to see a return to form when it comes to updating things like Mac hardware.
From the beginning, the employees dedicated to Project Titan looked at a wide range of detailsThat included motorized doors that opened and closed silentlyThey also studied ways to redesign a car interior without a steering wheel or gas pedals, and they worked on adding virtual or augmented reality into interior displays.