Apple

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»

Apple CarPlay.
Pundits Predict A Silicon Valley Takeover Of The Auto Industry: Are They On To Something?

If you've been living under a rock the past couple of weeks, here are a couple of things you should know: Llamas went on the lam in Arizona and have since been apprehended. If anyone asks, the dress is blue. Apple is almost certainly building an autonomous, electric car. ALSO SEE: Nissan Leaf Vs...Read More»

Anthony Jannarelly's i-Mo concept
It's About To Get Real: Apple Accused Of Poaching Battery Designers

Earlier this week, most of the internet realized that the rumors are true: Apple is preparing to build autonomous electric cars like its high-tech rival, Google. But for those who still refuse to believe that Tim Cook & Co. could do such a thing, consider this new bombshell: according to...Read More»

Liviu Tudoran's "Apple iMove" design study
Of Course Apple Is Building An Autonomous Electric Car. The Question Is: Should It?

Over the weekend, news broke that Apple is seriously investigating the possibility of creating an all-electric, autonomous car. People the world over seemed shocked and awed, but among those who've been paying attention, the revelation isn't too surprising. DON'T MISS: Self-Driving Cars Could Slash...Read More»

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 had an impact on quality and reliability ratings. 3. Both Apple and Google hope to improve the infotainment experience with...Read More»

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, but Apple dropped some intriguing hints. READ: Six Reasons Why The Fiat 500e Electric Car Beats The Abarth Apple Watch won't...Read More»

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 parked cars to leave prime spots. When MonkeyParking debuted, many feared that it would make parking in the Bay Area even...Read More»

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 CarPlay system, which gives drivers easy access to music, messages, and more without having to fumble with their iPhone...Read More»

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 failed. Miserably. Thankfully, smartphone manufacturers -- or rather, the companies that build the operating systems powering...Read More»

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. DON'T MISS: Tiny Florida Town's Pursuit Of Speeders May Get It Wiped Off The Map The update began rolling out yesterday, and...Read More»

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, and now Apple tells us that we'll get our first official glimpse of iOS in the Car -- renamed "CarPlay" -- this week at the...Read More»

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. Baker say that Apple's mergers and acquisitions chief, Adrian Perica, met with Tesla CEO Elon Musk last spring, presumably to...Read More»

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 dashboards. Details about those plans remain fuzzy, but according to Mashable, some images of its auto-centric OS have now leaked to...Read More»

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 face down in Facebook, ignoring everyone around us. And that's to say nothing of mobile phones' tragic effect on auto fatality...Read More»

'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 manufacturers like Apple and Samsung haven't been working overtime to address the public's concerns about texting and talking...Read More»

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 turned Apple's wheelbarrows full of money into truckloads by creating ludicrously high-grossing stores in malls across America. On...Read More»

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 button on steering wheels. Eyes Free has been slowly rolling out to vehicles from a wide range of automakers. In February, it...Read More»

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 house. Now, not so much. Case in point: this morning's Apple press event. A few years ago, the world would've been buzzing with...Read More»

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 computerized. (Has anyone else instinctively hit an imaginary CRTL-Z after spilling a cup of coffee? Thought so.) Then, we hit...Read More»

The Car Connection Daily Headlines
I agree to receive emails from the site. I can withdraw my consent at any time by unsubscribing.
Thank you! Please check your email for confirmation.