A legal counsel from the Apple met with California's Department of Motor Vehicles' self-driving car experts and regulators, The Guardian reported Friday.
The meeting could indicate that Apple plans to join rivals Uber, Google, and even legacy car-makers in developing an autonomous automobile, as California becomes on of the first states to regulate the nascent market.
The California DMV confirmed a meeting with Apple to review autonomous vehicle regulations in a statement to CNBC. An Apple spokesman declined to comment on the rumor.
To be sure, this is not the first report of secretive company's automobile ambitions, reportedly dubbed Project Titan. The Guardian previously reported Apple was exploring private test sites for self-driving cars.
If Apple does stay involved in California regulations, it could reveal more details about plans for the cars, The Guardian said, since the state's permitting process requires strict disclosures.
This story has been updated to include a comment from the California DMV.