Apple is building a self-driving car

It looks like Apple's self-driving (the iCar?) is closer than ever to becoming a reality.

Internal Apple documents obtained by The Guardian show that the tech giant has set up an automotive department in an unassuming building a few miles away from its Cupertino complex.

The team has been busy working on the ominous sounding Project Titan, which is Apple's codename for its experiments into building a self-driving car.

Apple has reportedly met with experts from Mercedes Benz, Tesla, BMW and Fiat-Chrysler, and is putting the feelers out for a possible test location.

One potential location is GoMentum Station, which is a disused naval weapons station that will soon be operated as a private self-driving car test track guarded by the US military.

While Apple declined to comment on the rumours, a spokesperson for GoMentum parent company Contra Costa Transportation Authority confirmed that the company had shown interest in using the site.

"We had to sign a non-disclosure agreement with Apple," CCTA's Randy Iwasaki said. "We can't tell you anything other than they've come in and they're interested."

Apple isn't alone in developing self-driving cars. Google's new parent company Alphabet and Uber have both entered into development on such vehicles over the last year.