Apple’s mysterious minivans caught on camera

The first mysterious camera-mounted car was spotted in California last week, and now new sightings of Apple’s minivans have been posted online.

At least two videos – one recorded in California, another filmed in Florida – suggest the top-secret project is more widespread than first thought.

And rumours range from a Street View-style mapping service to an electric car that will rival Tesla or a self-driving van to rival Google.

The Californian footage was sent to MacRumors and shows a silver people-carrier driving down a street in Palo Alto.

The Florida recording was filmed on a highway in Coral Springs and uploaded by Apple Insider.

This footage shows a white Dodge Caravan fitted with cameras on the roof. As the filmmaker pulls alongside the van, they wave at the two men inside.

The passenger is seen concealing an iPad from view, while the driver points to the camera and drives off.

Other reports have spotted the vans in Hawaii and Wisconsin.

The latest vans haven’t officially been confirmed as belonging to Apple, but the similarities with previous confirmed sightings suggests they are.

The far-reaching nature of the project lends more weight to the claims Apple is developing a mapping service.

With 12 cameras on top of the car, however, some have said that is too many for it to be a mapping car like Google’s Street View.

Plus, reports recently claimed Apple has several hundred employees developing an electric car at a secret lab. This project has been dubbed ‘Titan’.

This Apple research lab was reportedly set up late last year – meaning any car could still be years away –  and is being overseen by Apple designer Sir Jonathan Ive.

Apple could, of course, be using the vans for both projects.

The Wall Street Journal added that hundreds of employees are working on the Titan project and boss Tim Cook approved the project close to a year ago.

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