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Will Apple's BMWs Get This Awesome Playground To Test On?

Looks like they've found the perfect autonomous car testing ground.

As we know, Apple has quietly been working on developing its own autonomous car. It has hired former auto industry executives and negotiated with BMW to use the i3's carbon-fiber body as the basis for its own electric, self-driving car. But this project, which seemed to be in early initial research stages just a few months ago, may in fact be far more advanced than the company has let on. According to The Guardian, it seems that Apple is already searching for a location to test its autonomous cars in, and it may have just found the perfect place.

According to the report, Apple's Special Project group has been negotiating with a private facility located on a former naval base outside of SF. And as testing grounds go, this might just be the perfect one. The Concord Naval Weapons Station (CNWS) Test facility in Contra Costa features 20 miles of paved city streets and highways, all tucked away in a private location where Apple could continue to keep its project very hush hush. GoMentum Station, which operates the private facility, states on its website that several car manufacturers will be using this facility to test their AV technology on site. Will there soon be an army of Apple BMW i3s roaming these abandoned roads?

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