Target says cash registers back online and customers can make purchases again after systems outage

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NYC subway riders can soon use Apple Pay to enter stations

New York City subway riders will soon be able to enter some stations with the tap of an smartphone or wearable device. Beginning May 31, riders will be able to use contactless credit cards and digital wallets like Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay and Fitbit Pay to access Staten Island buses and some stops on the 4, 5 and 6 subway lines. Public transit systems in Portland, London, Vancouver and other locations already accept digital payments through Apple Pay, according to Apple’s website. The


New York City subway riders will soon be able to enter some stations with the tap of an smartphone or wearable device. Beginning May 31, riders will be able to use contactless credit cards and digital wallets like Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay and Fitbit Pay to access Staten Island buses and some stops on the 4, 5 and 6 subway lines. Public transit systems in Portland, London, Vancouver and other locations already accept digital payments through Apple Pay, according to Apple’s website. The
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NYC subway riders can soon use Apple Pay to enter stations

Monitors for the new Metropolitan Transportation (MTA) contactless fare payment system, known as the One Metro New York (OMNY), are seen on turnstiles at a subway station in New York, U.S., on Saturday, May 4, 2019.

New York City subway riders will soon be able to enter some stations with the tap of an smartphone or wearable device.

Beginning May 31, riders will be able to use contactless credit cards and digital wallets like Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay and Fitbit Pay to access Staten Island buses and some stops on the 4, 5 and 6 subway lines. The pilot program is the first step toward phasing out the plastic MetroCards, which is set to be completed in 2023.

The system, known as OMNY, will roll out in stages across the city over the next few years. By late 2020, all bus routes, subways stations and Staten Island Railway stops will be set up, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. OMNY will expand to commuter rails by early 2021, according to the MTA.

The shift to OMNY is meant to speed up access to New York City’s transit system and bring the system up to date with other modern systems. Public transit systems in Portland, London, Vancouver and other locations already accept digital payments through Apple Pay, according to Apple’s website.

Contactless payment systems and digital wallets have become increasingly popular. Apple has leaned more heavily into the payments space with the introduction of its new Apple Card in partnership with Goldman Sachs at a presentation in March. Amazon Go stores allow users to scan their phones as they walk into a store so they do not have to checkout with a cashier at the end of their trip.

The payment systems have also raised concerns about who has access to bank accounts and digital wallets. In April, for example, CNBC reported that an Amazon executive told employees it would begin to accept cash at Amazon Go stores to address concerns that its digital-only system was discriminatory against low-income consumers.

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Maryland’s top finance official calls for economic retaliation against Alabama after state passes near-total abortion ban

A protester holds a sign in opposition to HB314, which would ban abortions in all cases except the health of the mother outside the Alabama State House on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 in Montgomery, AL. Maryland’s chief financial officer on Thursday called for a number of retaliatory economic measures against Alabama in response to the state’s passage of the nation’s most restrictive abortion legislation. The bill was signed Wednesday by Republican Gov. First, he said, he will order his staff to prepar


A protester holds a sign in opposition to HB314, which would ban abortions in all cases except the health of the mother outside the Alabama State House on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 in Montgomery, AL. Maryland’s chief financial officer on Thursday called for a number of retaliatory economic measures against Alabama in response to the state’s passage of the nation’s most restrictive abortion legislation. The bill was signed Wednesday by Republican Gov. First, he said, he will order his staff to prepar
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Maryland's top finance official calls for economic retaliation against Alabama after state passes near-total abortion ban

A protester holds a sign in opposition to HB314, which would ban abortions in all cases except the health of the mother outside the Alabama State House on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 in Montgomery, AL.

Maryland’s chief financial officer on Thursday called for a number of retaliatory economic measures against Alabama in response to the state’s passage of the nation’s most restrictive abortion legislation. The bill was signed Wednesday by Republican Gov. Kay Ivey.

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, a Democrat who also serves as vice chair of the state’s retirement system, is seeking a full divestment of the $52 billion pension fund from Alabama businesses and will soon make the case to the system’s board of trustees, he said.

First, he said, he will order his staff to prepare a report on the retirement system’s exposure to Alabama to make sure that it can be done responsibly.

Read more: Alabama lawmakers, with eyes on overturning Roe v. Wade, pass nation’s strictest abortion ban

Franchot also said he will order his staff of 1,100 employees not to travel to Alabama on business and will use his seat on the three-member Board of Public Works to limit contracts given to Alabama companies. That board, which also includes Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, awards $11 billion in contracts annually, he noted.


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Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Cisco Systems, Walmart, Farfetch & more

Check out the companies making headlines midday Thursday:Citigroup, J.P. Morgan Chase, Bank of America — Bank shares rose as Treasury yields got a boost from better-than-expected economic data. Cisco Systems — Cisco surged 6.7% following the release of its better-than-expected third-quarter earnings and upbeat revenue guidance. Cisco reported earnings per share of 78 cents, slightly higher than the estimated Refinitiv estimate of 77 cents. Same-store sales grew 3.4%, topping the expected increas


Check out the companies making headlines midday Thursday:Citigroup, J.P. Morgan Chase, Bank of America — Bank shares rose as Treasury yields got a boost from better-than-expected economic data. Cisco Systems — Cisco surged 6.7% following the release of its better-than-expected third-quarter earnings and upbeat revenue guidance. Cisco reported earnings per share of 78 cents, slightly higher than the estimated Refinitiv estimate of 77 cents. Same-store sales grew 3.4%, topping the expected increas
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Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Cisco Systems, Walmart, Farfetch & more

Online fashion house Farfetch’s CEO Jose Neves and members of the company’s leadership team ring the opening bell to celebrate their IPO at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, September 21, 2018.

Check out the companies making headlines midday Thursday:

Citigroup, J.P. Morgan Chase, Bank of America — Bank shares rose as Treasury yields got a boost from better-than-expected economic data. Housing starts rose more than forecast while weekly jobless claims fell more than expected. The data sent the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield up to 2.41%. Citigroup, J.P. Morgan and Bank of America all rose more than 1%.

Cisco Systems — Cisco surged 6.7% following the release of its better-than-expected third-quarter earnings and upbeat revenue guidance. Cisco reported earnings per share of 78 cents, slightly higher than the estimated Refinitiv estimate of 77 cents. Revenue came in at $12.96 billion, topping expectations of $12.89 billion. For the fourth quarter, the technology company estimates revenue will increase between 4.5% and 6.5%. Analysts estimated an increase of 3.5%.

Walmart — Walmart climbed 1.4% after reporting earnings that beat analyst expectations. The world’s biggest retailer posted earnings per share of $1.13 on revenue of $123.93 billion. Analysts expected a profit of $1.02 per share, according to Refinitiv. Same-store sales grew 3.4%, topping the expected increase of 3.3%.

Farfetch — Shares of luxury online retailer Farfetch tanked as much as 16% and closed down 10.6% after the company reported disappointing quarterly results. Farfetch posted a loss of 22 cents a share on revenue of $174.1 million. Wall Street estimated a loss of 16 cents on revenue of $171.1 million, according to Refinitiv.

KB Home — Shares of KB Home rose 2.2% after RBC Capital Markets upgraded its stock to outperform from sector perform and raised its price target for the stock. RBC cited improvements in the home builder’s pricing dynamics for the upgrade.

Liberty Media Formula One — The parent company of Formula One racing rose 2% after an analyst at B. Riley FBR upgraded it to buy from neutral. The analyst cited a potential “further inflection as it begins to harvest the benefits of two-plus years of foundation building and fostering better alignment with the 10 F1 teams.”

Pfizer— Pfizer stock rose more than 2% after Credit Suisse named it as a “top pick,” citing an increase in confidence with management and in the pharmaceutical company’s new products over the next few months.

Dillard’s — Shares of Dillard’s plummeted more than 10% after the company reported flat comparable sales, while analysts had expected a 1.3% increase. The weak same-store sales overshadowed quarterly revenues that matched expectations and a profit that beat estimates.

—CNBC’s Nadine El-Bawab and Maggie Fitzgerald contributed to this report.


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An alarmingly simple cyberattack hit electrical systems serving LA and Salt Lake, but power never went down

Electrical grid operations in two huge U.S. population areas — Los Angeles County in California, and Salt Lake County in Utah — were interrupted by a distributed-denial-of-service attack in March, according to the Department of Energy’s Electric Emergency and Disturbance Report for March. The attack did not disrupt electrical delivery or cause any outages, the Department of Energy confirmed, but caused “interruptions” in “electrical system operations.” In this case, “operations” does not refer t


Electrical grid operations in two huge U.S. population areas — Los Angeles County in California, and Salt Lake County in Utah — were interrupted by a distributed-denial-of-service attack in March, according to the Department of Energy’s Electric Emergency and Disturbance Report for March. The attack did not disrupt electrical delivery or cause any outages, the Department of Energy confirmed, but caused “interruptions” in “electrical system operations.” In this case, “operations” does not refer t
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An alarmingly simple cyberattack hit electrical systems serving LA and Salt Lake, but power never went down

Electrical grid operations in two huge U.S. population areas — Los Angeles County in California, and Salt Lake County in Utah — were interrupted by a distributed-denial-of-service attack in March, according to the Department of Energy’s Electric Emergency and Disturbance Report for March.

The attack did not disrupt electrical delivery or cause any outages, the Department of Energy confirmed, but caused “interruptions” in “electrical system operations.” In this case, “operations” does not refer to electrical delivery to consumers, but could cover any computer systems used within the utilities, including those that run office functions or operational software.

Although the attack did not interrupt service, denial-of-service attacks are easily preventable, and most large organizations no longer consider them major threats. The fact that it succeeded calls into question whether the utilities are prepared for a far more sophisticated attack, as the U.S. government has warned about.


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South Korea’s SK Telecom to develop a 5G-based map for self-driving cars

South Korean telecoms giant SK Telecom has signed an agreement with the Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ) to develop 5G-based self-driving infrastructure. In a statement Monday, SK Telecom said it would produce a high definition map covering the whole IFEZ area. It added that the map would have “centimeter-level accuracy” and provide information relating to road conditions, lanes, road slopes and speed limits. The hope is that the map will help the IFEZ area become ready for Level 4 autonomous v


South Korean telecoms giant SK Telecom has signed an agreement with the Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ) to develop 5G-based self-driving infrastructure. In a statement Monday, SK Telecom said it would produce a high definition map covering the whole IFEZ area. It added that the map would have “centimeter-level accuracy” and provide information relating to road conditions, lanes, road slopes and speed limits. The hope is that the map will help the IFEZ area become ready for Level 4 autonomous v
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South Korea's SK Telecom to develop a 5G-based map for self-driving cars

South Korean telecoms giant SK Telecom has signed an agreement with the Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ) to develop 5G-based self-driving infrastructure.

The memorandum of understanding (MOU) will also focus on the development of information and communications technology start-ups in the IFEZ, a specially-designated economic zone located in the city of Incheon in the northwest of the country. The IFEZ was set up in 2003 and is made up of the areas of Songdo, Yeongjong and Cheongna.

5G refers to the fifth generation of mobile networks. While it promises cell phone users incredibly fast browsing experiences, it will also benefit the autonomous vehicle sector through its ability to process reams of information and data simultaneously and quickly.

In a statement Monday, SK Telecom said it would produce a high definition map covering the whole IFEZ area. It added that the map would have “centimeter-level accuracy” and provide information relating to road conditions, lanes, road slopes and speed limits.

The hope is that the map will help the IFEZ area become ready for Level 4 autonomous vehicles, as defined by SAE International. A global association of over 127,000 engineers, SAE International has defined five “levels” of driving automation. An example of Level 4 automation could be a driverless taxi, while at Level 5 a vehicle’s automated features can drive it under all conditions.

The map will be built using a 5G-based platform that will automatically update when it gets road observation data from advanced driver assistance systems over the 5G network.

Advanced driver assistance systems, or ADAS, are becoming increasingly important tools in modern vehicles. They use a range of technologies, including sensors and cameras, to detect potential hazards, and can undertake action – be it automatically or by warning a driver – to prevent accidents from happening.


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Here are the 15 jobs disappearing the fastest in the US

The following 15 occupations will experience the biggest decline over the next seven years, losing more than a fifth of all their workers:15. Improved processes, tools, and increased automation are expected to make this manufacturing sector more efficient and, thus, require fewer workers. Postmasters and mail superintendentsChris Hondros | Getty Images News | Getty ImagesMedian annual wage: $75,970Projected job growth through 2026: – 21 percent These federal workers handle the operational and ad


The following 15 occupations will experience the biggest decline over the next seven years, losing more than a fifth of all their workers:15. Improved processes, tools, and increased automation are expected to make this manufacturing sector more efficient and, thus, require fewer workers. Postmasters and mail superintendentsChris Hondros | Getty Images News | Getty ImagesMedian annual wage: $75,970Projected job growth through 2026: – 21 percent These federal workers handle the operational and ad
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Here are the 15 jobs disappearing the fastest in the US

The average job in the U.S. will expand its workforce by 7% through 2026, but not all industries will be lucky enough to be adding staff in the future. About 17% of the 818 occupations the Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks will actually lose more workers than they add between 2016 and 2026. The number of metal and plastic machines workers is expected to drop 9% in that decade. While other careers, such as locomotive firers, typists and postmasters will suffer a worse fate. The following 15 occupations will experience the biggest decline over the next seven years, losing more than a fifth of all their workers:

15. Hand-grinding and polishing workers

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Median annual wage: $29,550

Projected job growth through 2026: – 20 percent These workers grind, sand and polish a variety of metal, wood, stone, clay, plastic or glass objects using hand tools or hand-held power tools.

14. Coil winders, tapers, and finishers

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Median annual wage: $34,400

Projected job growth through 2026: – 21 percent These workers assist in creating electric and electronic products such as resistors, transformers, generators, and electric motors by winding the wire coils of electrical components. Improved processes, tools, and increased automation are expected to make this manufacturing sector more efficient and, thus, require fewer workers.

13. Postmasters and mail superintendents

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Median annual wage: $75,970

Projected job growth through 2026: – 21 percent These federal workers handle the operational and administrative services of a post office. A combination of automated sorting systems, cluster mailboxes and tight budgets will drastically reduce the number of all postal workers working by 2026, according to the BLS. Add in the fact that more people are opting for electronic bill pay and email to handle tasks that once only went through the mail and the demand for these services isn’t what it once was.

12. Data-entry keyers

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Median annual wage: $32,170

Projected job growth through 2026: -21% These workers are responsible for inputting information into electronic or digital systems using data entry devices, such as keyboards or photo composing perforators. They may also need to verify the data entered and prepare materials for printing.

11. Mine shuttle-car operators

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Median annual wage: $56,340

Projected job growth through 2026: -22% These workers operate diesel or electric-powered shuttle cars in underground mines to transport materials from the working face of a mine to mine cars or conveyors.

10. Telephone operators

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Median annual wage: $37,240

Projected job growth through 2026: -23% These workers provide information to customers by consulting alphabetical, geographical or other directories and assist with special billing requests, such as charges to a third party and credits or refunds for incorrectly dialed numbers or bad connections. Some may also handle emergency calls or help children or people with physical disabilities make telephone calls.

9. Computer operators

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Median annual wage: $45,840

Projected job growth through 2026: -23% These tech workers monitor electronic data-processing equipment, respond to operation and error messages and may enter commands at a computer terminal and set controls on computers and peripheral devices.

8. Metal pourers and casters

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Median annual wage: $37,730

Projected job growth through 2026: -23% These workers operate hand-controlled mechanisms to pour and regulate the flow of molten metal into molds to produce castings or ingots. Technological advances in the machinery used in this process will lower demand for human workers, as will the continued competition mental manufacturing industries face from foreign companies for orders from U.S. customers.

7. Foundry mold and core makers

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Median annual wage: $35,430

Projected job growth through 2026: -24% These workers make or form wax or sand cores or molds used in the production of metal castings in foundries. The number of positions is expected to drop because of improvements to and increased usage of labor-saving machinery and the fact that any U.S. manufacturers have moved their production to foreign counties.

6. Motor vehicle electronic-equipment installers and repairers

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Median annual wage: $35,590

Projected job growth through 2026: -26% These workers install and repair the sound, security and navigation equipment used in vehicles. As car companies continue to roll out models with more advanced sound, security, entertainment and navigation systems, these workers receive fewer calls since these higher-quality new systems typically require less maintenance and upkeep than previous models did.

5. Watch repairers

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Median annual wage: $39,910

Projected job growth through 2026: -30% As the name suggests, these workers repair, clean, and adjust timing-keeping instruments, such as watches and clocks. The popularity of smartphones likely diminished people’s need for other time tracking devices.

4. Word processors and typists

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Median annual wage: $39,750

Projected job growth through 2026: -33% These office workers type up letters, reports, forms or other material from rough drafts, voice recording, or other documents using either a word processor, computer or typewriter. Some may also perform other clerical duties commonly done by secretaries and other administrative assistants.

3. Parking enforcement workers

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Median annual wage: $39,840

Projected job growth through 2026: -35% These workers patrol an assigned an area, such as a parking lot or city street, and issue tickets or citations to cars parked illegally or cars that have overstayed their parking time limit.

2. Respiratory therapy technicians

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Median annual wage: $51,210

Projected job growth through 2026: -56% These healthcare workers assist respiratory therapists and physicians in caring for patients who have trouble breathing, maybe because of a chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma or emphysema.

1. Locomotive firers

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Median annual wage: $63,820

Projected job growth through 2026: -79% In the next couple of years, more than three-quarters of the people who hold this title will be fired or laid off. Firers monitor tracks and train instruments checking for dragging equipment, obstacles on the tracks, and other potential safety problems. But very few trains will keep them on, as a lot of their work has become automated or is now done by the locomotive engineer or conductor. .Like this story? Subscribe to CNBC Make It on YouTube! Don’t miss: The 10 highest-paying jobs you can get without a college degree all pay more than $79,000


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With Ghana expansion, Zipline’s medical drones now reach 22M people

Zipline’s drones take off and land from its distribution centers. “We really want to show that the right technology company with the right mission can help every person on the planet.” Access to vital health products worldwide has historically hampered the difficulty of supplying medicine from central storage to remotely located patients when and where they need it. In the U.S., this problem requires health systems to tolerate high medicine waste, expensive emergency trips and sub-optimal care s


Zipline’s drones take off and land from its distribution centers. “We really want to show that the right technology company with the right mission can help every person on the planet.” Access to vital health products worldwide has historically hampered the difficulty of supplying medicine from central storage to remotely located patients when and where they need it. In the U.S., this problem requires health systems to tolerate high medicine waste, expensive emergency trips and sub-optimal care s
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With Ghana expansion, Zipline's medical drones now reach 22M people

Over the last six months Zipline has expanded from one distribution company in Rwanda delivering blood to 21 hospitals to operating six distribution centers in two countries, delivering more than 170 different vaccines, blood products and medications to 2,500 health facilities. Its reach now serves nearly 22 million people.

Dedicated to providing every human on Earth with instant access to vital medical supplies, Zipline employs aerospace veterans from SpaceX, Google, Boeing and NASA to design and operate its autonomous systems, which can deliver a package within 30 minutes after a health-care worker places an order by text. Zipline’s drones take off and land from its distribution centers.

“So much of the conversation these days is about this growing idea that tech is not benefiting a vast majority of people,” said Zipline CEO Keller Rinaudo. “We really want to show that the right technology company with the right mission can help every person on the planet.”

Access to vital health products worldwide has historically hampered the difficulty of supplying medicine from central storage to remotely located patients when and where they need it. In the U.S., this problem requires health systems to tolerate high medicine waste, expensive emergency trips and sub-optimal care strategies. In far too many other areas, the same problem means that people in need of lifesaving care do not get the medicine they need to survive.

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Apple in talks for sensors that could hint it’s building a self-driving car

The talks are focused on next-generation lidar, a sensor that provides a three-dimensional look at the road. The people declined to name the companies Apple has approached. Current lidar systems, including units from Velodyne mounted on Apple’s fleet of self-driving test vehicles, use laser light pulses to render precise images of the environment around the car. In addition to evaluating potential outside suppliers, Apple is believed to have its own internal lidar sensor under development, two o


The talks are focused on next-generation lidar, a sensor that provides a three-dimensional look at the road. The people declined to name the companies Apple has approached. Current lidar systems, including units from Velodyne mounted on Apple’s fleet of self-driving test vehicles, use laser light pulses to render precise images of the environment around the car. In addition to evaluating potential outside suppliers, Apple is believed to have its own internal lidar sensor under development, two o
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Apple in talks for sensors that could hint it's building a self-driving car

Apple has held talks with at least four companies as possible suppliers for next-generation lidar sensors in self-driving cars, evaluating the companies’ technology while also still working on its own lidar unit, three people familiar with the discussions said.

The moves provide fresh evidence of Apple’s renewed ambitions to enter the autonomous vehicle derby, an effort it calls Project Titan. The talks are focused on next-generation lidar, a sensor that provides a three-dimensional look at the road.

Apple is seeking lidar units that would be smaller, cheaper and more easily mass produced than current technology, the three people said. The iPhone maker is setting a high bar with demands for a “revolutionary design,” one of the people familiar with the talks said. The people declined to name the companies Apple has approached.

The sensor effort means Apple wants to develop the entire chain of hardware to guide autonomous vehicles and has joined automakers and investors in the race to find winning technologies.

Current lidar systems, including units from Velodyne mounted on Apple’s fleet of self-driving test vehicles, use laser light pulses to render precise images of the environment around the car. But the systems can cost $100,000 and use mechanical parts to sweep the laser scanners across the road.

That makes them too bulky and prone to failure for use in mass-produced vehicles. The shortcomings have spurred $1 billion in investment at dozens of startups and mature companies alike to make lidar smaller, cheaper and more robust.

Apple’s interest in next-generation lidar sensors comes as it has sharply increased its road testing while bringing on key hires from Tesla and Alphabet’s Google.

It remains unclear whether the goal of Apple’s Project Titan is to build its own vehicle or supply the hardware and software elements of self-driving car while pairing with a partner for the entire vehicle.

But what is clear from Apple’s interest in cheaper lidar systems is that it wants to control the “perception stack” of sensors, computers and software to drive an autonomous vehicle, regardless of who makes the vehicle, another person familiar with the talks said. The three people familiar with the talks declined to be identified because the discussions are not public.

In addition to evaluating potential outside suppliers, Apple is believed to have its own internal lidar sensor under development, two of the people said.

Alphabet-owned Waymo has taken a similar path, assembling a sensor and computer system while inking deals to buy vehicles from Fiat Chrysler.

Apple gets “a lot of optionality by working on the perception stack,” said the second person familiar with the talks. “Bringing a passenger car to the market is really, really hard, and there’s no reason right now they need to jump into it.”


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-04-17  Authors: david paul morris, bloomberg, getty images
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Cisco Systems’ stock will ‘keep running for years’: Investor14 Hours AgoKingsley Jones of Jevons Global weighs in on the “turnaround” in Cisco Systems. He also says it’s probably best to “stand back” from Facebook’s stock at this point.


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Kingsley Jones of Jevons Global weighs in on the “turnaround” in Cisco Systems. He also says it’s probably best to “stand back” from Facebook’s stock at this point.


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