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SpaceX Has Talked to Apple About Starlink Connectivity for iPhone: Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Thursday the company has held talks with Apple for SpaceX Starlink connectivity for the iPhone. Just yesterday, Apple announced its new iPhone 14 lineup will support Emergency SOS with satellite, a feature that allows for communications when no cell signals or Wi-Fi is available. Apple is partnering with Globalstar […]

Apple Tops Tesla in Future EV Interest, Despite No Car Yet: Survey

Apple came out ahead of actual automotive brands like Tesla and BMW in a recent car buyer interest survey despite the tech giant never even confirming it’s working on a vehicle, let alone delivering any, according to a study by Strategic Vision (via Business Insider). Strategic Vision recently surveyed 200,000 new-vehicle owners to find out […]

Apple Car Project Hires Former Lamborghini Executive

As the Apple Car project continues fortifying the team it will use to produce an upcoming vehicle, one former Lamborghini official of multiple decades of experience has joined the “Project Titan” crew. Apple has hired Luigi Taraborrelli, a 20-year veteran from Lamborghini, as a part of the company’s quieted vehicle project, according to people who […]

Apple Self-Driving Software Nearly Hits Jogger; Car Project Struggling, Says Report

As Apple’s autonomous car project, dubbed internally as “Project Titan,” remains relatively immature, some backup drivers have had to intervene during tests — with one self-driving vehicle nearly hitting a pedestrian. According to a report from The Information, Apple’s self-driving car project nearly hit a jogger crossing the street earlier this year, signaling larger struggles […]

Apple Hiring ‘Car Experience Partner Engineer’ in China

A new job listing shows that Apple is seeking an automotive software engineer in the world’s largest auto market, ahead of the iPhone maker’s plans to develop its own vehicle. Apple is hiring a Car Experience Partner Engineer in China, according to a job listing on the company’s website (via CnEVPost). The position asks for […]

Apple’s Major CarPlay Update Coming to Electric Vehicles [VIDEO]

Apple on Monday announced a major update to CarPlay during its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) event — reports iPhone in Canada. According to Apple, 98% of new vehicles sold in the U.S. today come with CarPlay and 79% of buyers say they wouldn’t consider purchasing a vehicle that didn’t support CarPlay. The new release, which […]

Apple Patent Details Autonomous Electric Vehicle Charger

Apple has officially been granted a new patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) for an electric vehicle (EV) charger featuring a docking process that would allow for both autonomous charging and for drivers to be able to charge without ever leaving their car — reports Patently Apple. The automotive industry as a […]

Apple Patent Details Autonomous Driving Guidance System with Voice Commands

As Apple’s mysterious self-driving car project continues to test and grow behind the scenes, a new patent related to the company’s possible car tech was published this week. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent from Apple on Tuesday relating to autonomous driving and an advanced “Guidance System” that fine-tunes final destinations, according […]
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Apple Recruits Ford Veteran of 31 Years for Electric Car Project

Apple has recruited Desi Ujkashevic, a former Ford Director of Auto Safety Engineering, for its self-driving vehicle project, according to sources familiar with the matter and as reported by Bloomberg. Ujkashevic worked at Ford since 1991 prior to the switch, and before working as a director for safety engineering, she oversaw interior, exterior, chassis and […]

Apple’s Self-Driving Car Test Program Added More Drivers This Month

As Apple quietly tests its autonomous driving software for an upcoming car, the company has apparently added some drivers to its tests in recent months. Apple has added 10 drivers to its autonomous vehicle testing program, according to a report compiled by MacReports with data from California DMV records shared on March 25. The fleet […]

Apple Car’s Long-Term Suppliers May Include Foxconn, Luxshare: Report

Apple may still be considering suppliers Foxconn and Luxshare Precision as candidates to build its upcoming car, with each of the companies independently making their way into the EV sector, according to sources with insider information (via DigiTimes). The sources reported that even if Apple’s car project doesn’t utilize the two companies to start off, […]