Apple (AAPL) executives have given their secret car team, code-named Project Titan, until late 2017 to prove the feasibility of a self-driving vehicle and determine a final direction, according to a Bloomberg report Monday.

The team leading the project has refocused on developing an independent driving system that gives Apple the choice to partner with existing automakers or return to designing its own vehicle down the road, according to Bloomberg, citing sources familiar with the project.

A spokesman for Apple declined to comment. Yahoo