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Topic: Apple Car

Apple's Jony Ive and Tesla's Elon Musk 'inseparable' in conversation at Oscars afterparty

02/25/2015, 12:02 pm

One of the top designers in the world and the leader in electric car technology were spotted engrossed in private conversation this past Sunday at an exclusive Academy Awards afterparty, amidst a flurry of rumors surrounding Apple's rumored plans to build its own electric, autonomous car.

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Latest Apple mystery van sightings occur in California, Florida, Hawaii, Arizona [u]

02/23/2015, 10:02 am

Apple's mapping efforts appear to be growing, as AppleInsider readers continue to spot mysterious sensor-laden vans, just like the ones previously confirmed to be registered to Apple, roaming around the United States.

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Rumor: Apple poaching Samsung experts in chips, batteries, more

02/23/2015, 08:02 am

With its latest recruiting efforts, Apple is allegedly targeting "experts in next-generation technology" from rival Samsung, offering raises and competitive benefits to lure talent to California.

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Apple eyeing electric car production by 2020, report says

02/19/2015, 07:02 pm

Adding to a firestorm of rumors surrounding Apple's supposed electric car project, a report on Thursday claims the Cupertino tech giant is gunning for a manufacturing start date of 2020.

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Apple poaching suit potentially tied to A123's high-performance electric vehicle batteries

02/19/2015, 01:02 pm

A123 Systems, which filed a lawsuit this month accusing Apple of unfairly poaching its engineers, is best known for creating large lithium-ion batteries used in futuristic high-performance electric automobiles, a specialty that may have played a key role in Apple's interest in its employees.

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High-res photos reveal mysterious Apple van's equipment package

02/18/2015, 07:02 pm

A pair of high-resolution photographs acquired by AppleInsider on Wednesday show close-up views of a van thought to be part of a secret Apple initiative, including a highly detailed look at what are believed to be GPS, camera and other roof-mounted instrumentation.

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Retired GM chief Dan Akerson likens rumored Apple car program to 'trying to cough up a hairball'

02/18/2015, 01:02 pm

Following a five-year run in Detroit that saw him inexplicably chosen to oversee General Motors, longtime telecom executive Dan Akerson has elected to weigh on in Apple's possible entry into the carmaking arena, saying that Cupertino has "no idea what they're getting into."

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Apple Inc Campus 2, Phase 2 plans R&D facilities big enough to design a car

02/17/2015, 11:02 am

Apple is moving forward with advanced plans for Phase 2 of its ambitious Campus 2 project, including testing workshops and research and development facilities with enough room to develop and test new products the size of an automobile.

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Video reveals close-up look of Apple's mysterious minivan project

02/16/2015, 05:02 pm

A new video obtained by AppleInsider on Monday reveals more detail on Apple's camera-equipped minivans, with views of the interior showing at least two people man the vehicles during testing operations.

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As mysterious minivan sightings proliferate, rumored 'Apple Car' seen as $50B US opportunity

02/16/2015, 08:02 am

With the total U.S. car market valued at over $500 billion per year, taking just a 10 percent share would represent a new $50 billion revenue opportunity for Apple, according to one analyst.

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Apple reportedly learning how to develop self-driving electric cars

02/14/2015, 10:02 am

In the latest high-profile claim surrounding Apple's rumored electric car project, Reuters on Saturday cited sources who believe the company has been interacting with automotive suppliers and car manufactures in an attempt to learn how to develop an autonomous car.

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Apple has 'several hundred' workers designing new electric car, codenamed 'Titan' - report

02/13/2015, 06:02 pm

The smoke surrounding rumors of an Apple-branded vehicle has begun to thicken, as a new report says that Apple is indeed working on an all-electric vehicle that would take the shape of a minivan, with a huge team tasked to the project.

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Automotive executives being recruited for 'top-secret' project at Apple [u]

02/13/2015, 02:02 pm

Rumors of a new vehicle-related project underway at Apple continue to surface, with yet another report claiming on Friday that the company has been on a hiring spree for its secret new initiative.

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Rumor: Apple preparing to 'give Tesla a run for its money' with new automotive project

02/09/2015, 05:02 pm

Apple is supposedly working on a vehicle-related project that is "too exciting to pass up" for potential hires, according to a new report, and is said to have employees from electric carmaker Tesla "jumping ship" in order to take part.

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Apple's mysterious vans are almost certainly for 3D mapping, not autonomous driving

02/06/2015, 08:02 am

Apple inadvertently made waves earlier this week with the revelation that the company was behind a fleet of camera-equipped minivans found roaming streets throughout the country. Initial rumors suggested that they may be a step towards a self-driving "iCar," but digging done by AppleInsider suggests that the vehicles are not actually early indications of an autonomous Apple automobile.

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Apple trying 'very hard' with $250K bonuses to nab Tesla engineers as van sightings proliferate

02/05/2015, 06:02 pm

According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Apple has made a major push to recruit talent from the electric carmaker, offering massive bonuses and significant salary bumps for those willing to come to work in Cupertino.

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Apple testing mysterious camera-equipped vehicles in the Bay Area

02/03/2015, 11:02 pm

A number of minivans with what appears to be camera equipment and a LiDAR sensor mounted to the roof that have appeared around California in recent weeks could be part of a new Apple project, as at least one of the vehicles is registered to the iPhone maker.

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