Apple co-founder: 'I've really given up' on Level 5 Wozniak hoped Apple, which had been rumored over the years to be working on a self-driving car project, would be the one to build it. But he has since tempered his expectations. There is simply too much unpredictability on roads, he said, for a self-driving car to manage. For now, he believes the burgeoning technology is better used to give drivers a safety net for certain situations. "I stepped way back [on] this idea of Level 5. I've really given up," Wozniak said during the J.D. Power Auto Revolution conference in Las Vegas last week. "I don't even know if that will happen in my lifetime." Autonomous vehicles would fare better, he said, "if we were to modify roads and have certain sections that are well mapped and kept clean of refuse, and nothing unusual happens and there's no road work."