AutoComplete: Apple receives a permit to test self-driving cars in CaliforniaPlus: Tesla teases some trucks, and Audi unveils a new privateer racecar.
Here's what's making news on Road Show. Apple has just received a permit from California's DMV to test self-driving vehicles on the states roads. To start, the company will fill the trio of 2015 Lexus RX hybrid crossovers, which suggests the tech titan is focusing on autonomous hardware and the user experience side of things. That'd make sense since Apple isn't exactly setup to start building cars anytime soon. Tesla might be getting ready to start model three production but CEO, Elon Musk, is already looking beyond that. On Twitter this week, Musk claims that we'll get our first look at Tesla's electric semi-truck in September. The automaker is also developing an electric pick-up which Musk claims will be ready for an un-veiling within the next 18 to 24 months. Me, I'm just hoping they can get Model 3 production ramped up by year end as promised. Audi's latest motor sports offering is ready to race into your hearts. The company unveiling its wicked R8 LMS GT4 at the New York Auto Show. Built for privateers and amateur teams alike, who aren't flush with another money for GT3 racing, the LMS GT4 promises up to 495 horsepower and a body that shares 60 percent of its parts with the road going R8V10. It makes its way to teams later this year. Find more on these stories over at the roadshow.com. We'll talk to you on Monday.