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Apple and Google reportedly buying land for autonomous car facilities

The two tech titans are apparently seeking large swathes of land for their research into driverless cars.


Self-driving cars look to be in the pipeline for Apple, as the Silicon Valley tech titan is reportedly shopping for land to create facilities to develop and test autonomous vehicles.

The plans were let slip on a call by Victor Coleman, the CEO of a San Francisco real estate firm, the Wall Street Journal reports.

"We are seeing a definitive movement in the autonomous car from named companies and non-named companies," Coleman reportedly said. "And I haven't even mentioned the 400,000 feet that Google is looking to take down and the 800,000 feet that Apple's looking to take down for their autonomous cars as well."

While Google has been very open about its testing of driverless vehicles, there's been no official word from Apple about its plans for any type of car.

Neither Apple nor Google immediately responded to a request for comment.