June 26th 2017
By Mike Flaminio
The iPhone maker is leasing Lexus RX450h sport-utility vehicles from Hertz's Donlen fleet-management unit, according to documents released recently by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. When Apple received its license to test three autonomous vehicles from the state's DMV in April, the documents listed Donlen as the lessor and Apple as the lessee.
The partnership seems similar that that of Google and Avis to test vehicles. There's no telling when Apple hopes to have a car product, but the company seems to be making some kind of progress as it gears up to test on public roads.