• February 21st, 2019

For years, Apple has gone to lengths to keep its self-driving endeavors under wraps. On Wednesday, the tech giant moved its autonomous-vehicle program into the spotlight.

Apple submitted documents to NHTSA, the nation’s top auto safety regulator, that describe the nature of the company’s testing program, its approach to safety and a broad outline of how it ensures its self-driving system is working properly.

“We are excited about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transportation,” the company’s document said. “In particular, we believe that automated driving systems (ADS) have the promise to greatly enhance the human experience in three key areas: improving road safety, increasing mobility, and realizing broader societal benefits.”