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, […]

Apple Car Officials Met with EV Suppliers in South Korea Last Month: Report

Apple last month sent an envoy to South Korea to meet with prospective suppliers for its Apple Car project, internally known as “Project Titan” — reports South Korean tech publication ETNEWS. According to the publication’s sources, the Cupertino, California-based tech giant was interested in Korean electronic parts manufacturers with experience in mass production. After failed […]

Apple Reportedly Showed its Car Schematics to Texas A/C Parts Maker

As tech companies like Apple seek to break into the auto market with the onset of electric vehicles (EVs), the move away from engines and towards software is offering opportunities to previous outsiders to the market. Along with other suppliers, Apple sought out the largest Japanese vehicle air conditioning unit manufacturer, Sanden, to help supply […]

Apple Car Project Loses Three Engineers to Flying Taxi Startups

  The ongoing saga of Apple employees leaving for other companies continues this week, with reports of three new engineers having left the company for air travel startups. Apple’s autonomous vehicle project lost three more engineers to startup companies within the past few weeks, according to a report from Bloomberg. The departed engineers include Apple […]

Ex-Tesla Engineer Departs Apple’s Car Project for Another Electric Startup

Michael Schwekutsch, a former Tesla engineer who was working for Apple’s Auto project, has officially departed the company to join electric aviation startup Archer, according to CNBC. Archer is currently developing electric air taxis which feature a vertical take-off and landing routine. The startup hopes to offer short trips to customers to help prevent added […]

Apple’s Self-Driving Car Will Lack Steering Wheel and Pedals, Debut in 2025: Report

As Apple’s electric car project, dubbed “Project Titan,” continues to take shape, the electric vehicle (EV) team’s new head is reportedly shifting the team’s focus to double down on autonomous driving technology. Apple is planning to accelerate its development plans for an electric vehicle (EV), with a renewed focus particularly on the EV’s self-driving capabilities, […]