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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Apple Car Rumors The Onion

The Onion designs an Apple car that would make Jony Ive wretch

By on February 16, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

The Onion designs an Apple car that would make Jony Ive wretch

While we’ve seen a prototype for Apple’s first driverless car, we’re going to assume that the final version of the vehicle will look a lot more stylish than the clunky minivan that’s been spotted on Bay Area roads recently. The Onion has decided to pitch in with its own Applemobile concept and we’re 100% certain that Jony Ive will never use it for inspiration. More →

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Apple Car Rumor Roundup

Everything we know about the mysterious Apple car

By on February 16, 2015 at 12:50 PM.

Everything we know about the mysterious Apple car

If you thought the upcoming Apple Watch was an interesting and intriguing departure from Apple’s comfort zone, wait until you get a load of this. According to multiple independent reports from the likes of The Wall Street JournalThe Financial Times and Reuters, Apple is developing its own car. That’s right… a car. Top Apple rival Google has made its driverless car initiative public over the past few years, though the company’s efforts currently focus on technology that might eventually be applied to partner vehicles.

In Apple’s case, it looks like the company is actually developing its own car that should someday hit the streets — and here is everything we know about it so far. More →

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Apple Van Video

Apple’s top-secret car prototype gets caught on video

By on February 16, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

Apple’s top-secret car prototype gets caught on video

The cat is officially out of the bag and the new “Apple van” being tested on the roads in and around Palo Alto, California won’t be safe from prying eyes anywhere anymore. After an odd minivan with a roof-mounted camera rig of some kind was first spotted earlier this month, reports began pouring out once it was discovered that the automobile belonged to Apple. Numerous reports from reliable sources including The Wall Street Journal and Reuters have since surfaced suggesting that Apple is working on its own self-driving car that will be powered by an electric engine, and these vans are believed to be a part of that project.

Now, the first video of one of these cars has been posted. More →

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Apple Car Self Driving

Major new details spill out about Apple’s top-secret car

By on February 14, 2015 at 11:00 AM.

Major new details spill out about Apple’s top-secret car

It’s amazing how quickly the Apple Car story has gone from insane rumor to established fact. Following both The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times, Reuters has now come out with its own report that offers some key new details about Apple’s top-secret Applemobile project. More →

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