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Auto Industry Shakeup, Part 1: Automakers Worried About Apple's Alleged Autonomous, Electric Car

Auto Industry Shakeup, Part 1: Automakers Worried About Apple's Alleged Autonomous, Electric Car

Over the past couple of weeks, rumors about Apple's plan to develop an all-electric, autonomous car have taken the internet by storm. Apple hasn't confirmed the rumors, but it hasn't denied them, either, and that -- along with a lawsuit that strongly suggests Apple is, indeed, building an electric... read more

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2014 Cadillac ATS

GM Takes Cue From Amazon, Builds Its Own Infotainment System On Android

Here's what we know: 1. Consumers generally hate infotainment systems designed by automakers. (Sometimes, they hate them so much, they file lawsuits.) 2. All that hatred has... read more November 6, 2014 by 


 
BMW app displayed on the Apple Watch on 9-9-14 (via The Verge)

Apple Name-Checks BMW During Reveal Of The New Apple Watch (But Where Was CarPlay?)

Yesterday, Apple unveiled its highly anticipated iWatch -- which, for better or worse, is actually called "Apple Watch". What'll it do for drivers? We're not entirely sure... read more September 10, 2014 by 


 
Monkey Parking app

MonkeyParking Told To Stop "Auctioning City Parking Spots" In San Francisco

Back in May, we told you about MonkeyParking, a new app that lets desperate drivers in San Francisco pay for parking -- or, more to the point, it lets them pay the owners of... read more June 24, 2014 by 


 
Pioneer's aftermarket options for Apple's CarPlay

Hungry For Apple CarPlay But Don't Want To Buy A New Car? Pioneer Has Aftermarket Options

Apple fans have a reputation for doing crazy things to get their hands on the latest products from Cupertino. So far, this year's most anticipated offering is Apple's in-dash... read more April 16, 2014 by 


 
Screencap from demo of Windows in the Car

Hold The (Windows) Phone: Microsoft Wants To Take Over Your Dashboard, Too!

For years, automakers have attempted to refine our dashboards, making them as slick, simple, intuitive, and interactive as our smartphones. For the most part, they have... read more April 7, 2014 by 


 
Apple CarPlay.

CarPlay Comes To The iPhone In iOS Update (But When Will It Come To Volkswagen?)

CarPlay hasn't appeared in actual cars yet, but Apple has already begun laying the groundwork for its arrival via the latest update to its mobile operating system, iOS 7.1... read more March 11, 2014 by 


 
Apple CarPlay.

Apple's iOS In The Car Is Now CarPlay, Will Debut On Ferrari, Mercedes, Volvo Cars This Week

Since last summer, we've been waiting for the debut of Apple's in-dash operating system, iOS in the Car. Images of the service in action finally leaked to the web in January... read more March 3, 2014 by 


 
Apple-Tesla logo

What Would Apple Have Gained From Buying Tesla (And Vice Versa)?

The San Francisco Chronicle has suggested that tech giant Apple seriously considered purchasing start-up automaker Tesla. How seriously? Reporters Thomas Lee and David R... read more February 17, 2014 by 


 
Early image of iOS in the Car (via Steven Troughton-Smith)

Leaked: Images Of Apple's 'iOS In The Car' Hit The Web

When it comes to infotainment and mobile operating systems, Android may have become the auto industry's Chosen One, but Apple still has plans to conquer the world's... read more January 22, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen iBeetle and iBeetle Cabriolet

Forget MyFord & All The Rest: Apple & Google Are Going To Own Your Dashboard

The sad fact is, cell phones aren't perfect. Sure, they keep us connected to friends around the globe, but they also make it possible for us to spend entire holiday dinners... read more January 3, 2014 by 


 
'Car mode' concept by Joey Cofone, Michael Vanderbyl, and Malin Reedijk

Does The iPhone Need A "Car Mode"? Would You Use It? (Video)

We spend a lot of time writing about the problem of distracted driving and various solutions offered by app-makers and automakers. With few exceptions, though, handset... read more November 8, 2013 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla Recruits Another Apple Superstar: Here's What To Expect In 2014

Yesterday, Tesla took another bite out of Apple. Until then, the automaker's highest profile recruit from Cupertino had undoubtedly been George Blankenship, the man who... read more October 25, 2013 by 


 
Chevrolet Spark & Sonic models add Apple's voice-activated Siri software to MyLink

2014 Chevrolet Camaro, Cruze, Equinox, Malibu, SS, Volt Get Siri Eyes Free

A lifetime ago, in June of 2012, Apple announced something of real interest for tech fans: "Eyes Free", which brought the Siri digital assistant to automobiles via a special... read more October 15, 2013 by 


 
iOS in the Car

What's Coming From Apple, And What It Means For Motorists

Once upon a time, the world could keep a secret. It took us ages to learn that Lindsay Lohan is loony, that Liberace was gay, that the calls were coming from inside the... read more September 10, 2013 by 


 
iPhone 5

Apple Patents User Profiles That Follow You From Car To Car

Years ago, many of us reached a tipping point -- a point at which we spent so much time in front of electronic gizmos that we became frustrated with objects that weren't... read more August 2, 2013 by  2


 

 
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