关于“纽约时报”苹果Titan项目报告的一些评论

Wakabayashi Daisuke今天有几个关于Apple的Project Titan的独家新闻

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.

这是真的虽然名称已经过时,但鉴于它不包括Apple Park,我相信它将成为循环的一部分。

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.

“Shelved”是一个准确的词,但我想很多人都认为这意味着Apple放弃了设计自己的车辆我的理解是它更像是“让我们首先得到自动粪便,然后担心设计车辆以便将其放入其中。“一次吃牛排,而不是一次吃掉。

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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.

我不会太担心这个来自Wakabayashi的NYT报告:

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.

想想ARKit专注于识别地板和桌面等平面的方式似乎完全可能首先关注的是识别道路现在还没有车,而且可能永远都没有,但我敢打赌,Titan项目已经出现了好东西。


  1. 不是狂野西部“任何事情都有,边界检查是可选的”C,但C符合符合安全意识的语言子集的语言子集也许,像MISRA这样的东西↩︎