Mercedes Benz CEO Apple Car

Mercedes-Benz is the latest car company to laugh at Apple’s auto ambitions

By on February 24, 2015 at 4:20 PM.

Mercedes-Benz is the latest car company to laugh at Apple’s auto ambitions

Despite a bevy of rumors suggesting that Apple has plans to enter the car business, established automakers aren’t exactly breaking a sweat. Indeed, given the vast complexities involved in developing a full fledged car and seeing it all the way through the manufacturing and production process, one has to imagine that some of the more established brands in the car industry find the onslaught of Apple car rumors downright hilarious. More →

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Apple Vs. Tesla Elon Musk

Elon Musk reveals how much Apple is offering Tesla employees to jump ship

By on February 24, 2015 at 12:40 PM.

Elon Musk reveals how much Apple is offering Tesla employees to jump ship

One seriously overlooked detail from last week’s big Bloomberg report on Apple’s car project was that Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed just how far Apple is willing to go to bring his best workers over to Cupertino. In fact, Musk actually told Bloomberg that Apple is “offering $250,000 signing bonuses and 60 percent salary increases” for jumping ship. More →

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Toyota Apple CarPlay Support

Don’t expect new Toyotas to come with Apple CarPlay support anytime soon

By on February 23, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

Don’t expect new Toyotas to come with Apple CarPlay support anytime soon

Though CarPlay was originally introduced at WWDC 2013, Apple’s iOS based infotainment system hasn’t exactly taken the world by storm. This is partially due to the fact that the auto industry tends to move at a snail’s pace relative to the tech industry.  Compounding matters is the fact that some companies aren’t exactly sold on CarPlay in the first place.

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Apple Car Launch Date

Bloomberg: The Apple Car is real, and Apple wants to launch it by 2020

By on February 19, 2015 at 7:50 PM.

Bloomberg: The Apple Car is real, and Apple wants to launch it by 2020

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire… and this fire could set an entire industry ablaze. The Wall Street Journal reported it, Reuters reported it, Financial Times reported it and now Bloomberg is getting in on the action. The news organization on Thursday night issued a report stating that Apple is indeed working on building its own car and it hopes to release the vehicle by 2020.

Maybe. More →

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Apple Car Prototype Photos

High-resolution photos show the gear atop Apple’s mystery van

By on February 19, 2015 at 3:15 PM.

High-resolution photos show the gear atop Apple’s mystery van

Less than a week ago, we were unconvinced by the rumors of Apple developing its own car, but it’s impossible to ignore the mounting evidence.

We’ve already seen two videos of the Apple car prototype in action, taking the form of an unassuming minivan with some incredibly conspicuous roof-mounted machinery, and now AppleInsider has received high-resolution photos from one of its readers that managed to get up close and personal with the car. More →

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Apple Car Rumors

A closer look at the team working on Apple’s rumored car project

By on February 19, 2015 at 12:40 PM.

A closer look at the team working on Apple’s rumored car project

Whether or not you believe Apple has plans to enter the car business, it’s getting increasingly hard to ignore the vast number of notable auto-related hires the company has made in recent months. Indeed, we recently reported that Apple now finds itself subject to a lawsuit for poaching 5 Ph.D scientists from A123 Systems, a company specializing in advanced car battery technologies.

And just last week, the Financial Times reported that Apple recently hired Johann Jungwirth, the former CEO and President of Mercedes-Benz’s Research and Development wing. What’s more, a recent report from The Wall Street Journal indicated that Apple now has hundreds of employees working on an electric car initiative. More →

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Apple Car Rumors

More proof Apple is working on car battery technology

By on February 19, 2015 at 7:50 AM.

More proof Apple is working on car battery technology

A new lawsuit against Apple seemingly lends even more credence to the somewhat incredulous rumor that the company is working on developing an electric car. Originally spotted by 9to5Mac, a company called A123 Systems is suing Apple for hiring five key Ph.D scientists who were researching advanced battery technologies for them. According to the suit, the employees are in violation of non-compete agreements which precludes them from engaging in substantially similar battery research for other companies.

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Worst Boston Drivers Ever

Vengeful Bostonian buries his neighbor’s car in snow after it took his parking spot

By on February 18, 2015 at 9:15 PM.

Vengeful Bostonian buries his neighbor’s car in snow after it took his parking spot

Anyone who’s lived in Boston knows that we get very territorial about our parking spaces during blizzards, and with good reason. It takes a long time to properly shovel out and maintain a parking spot, particularly when the city’s plows create huge walls around your car simply because they have no other place to dump the excess snow. With this in mind, we couldn’t help but chuckle at the extreme lengths one Boston driver went to exact revenge on a neighbor’s car after it grabbed his parking spot. More →

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Driverless Car Vs Racecar

Video: A driverless car just beat a real racecar driver for the first time ever

By on February 18, 2015 at 1:30 PM.

Video: A driverless car just beat a real racecar driver for the first time ever

A number of people believe that autonomous cars capable of carrying passengers with little or no human control will someday replace cars as we know them today. In fact, some industry watchers think it might happen sooner than you think. But are workday commutes and typical day-to-day trips the extent to which these driverless cars will gain appeal and adoption, or will they also tackle entertainment?

As it turns out, racecar drivers everywhere might want to keep a close eye on the autonomous car space, because they may soon find themselves out of a job. More →

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Apple Car Video

Top-secret Apple car prototype caught on camera again in new video

By on February 17, 2015 at 1:55 PM.

Top-secret Apple car prototype caught on camera again in new video

It is very safe to say that if Apple ever does release its own car, it’s going to look absolutely nothing like the minivan pictured at the top of this post. Why is that minivan so interesting, then? It’s one of several automobiles in Apple’s fleet of test vehicles that are being tested in public while carrying prototype Apple hardware that is believed to be related to Apple’s newly revealed plans to build a car.

That’s right, Apple is reportedly building a car. More →

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Apple Tesla Merger Speculation

The unthinkable: Would Apple really consider buying Tesla?

By on February 16, 2015 at 9:45 PM.

The unthinkable: Would Apple really consider buying Tesla?

Apple doesn’t typically make flashy acquisitions, which was why its big buy of Beats last year came as such a surprise. Nonetheless, Internet entrepreneur and angel investor Jason Calacanis makes the case that the stars are aligning perfectly for Apple to make its most massive acquisition yet: A $75 billion buy of electric car maker Tesla that he thinks will happen within the next 18 months. More →

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