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Didi Chuxing president says Apple deal closed in 22 days, talks in progress in several areas

05/13/2016, 09:05 am

Apple's surprise $1 billion investment in Chinese ridesharing service Didi Chuxing was forged in just 22 days, and the two companies are now in talks in several fields, a report said on Friday.

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Apple invests $1B in Chinese ride sharing service Didi Chuxing

05/12/2016, 10:05 pm

Chinese Uber competitor Didi Chuxing, formerly Didi Kuaiti, on Thursday announced that Apple recently invested $1 billion to become the transportation network's latest big-name strategic partner.

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Apple's Tim Cook, Jony Ive among most influential people in automotive tech

05/09/2016, 05:05 pm

Apple currently markets a single automotive product -- CarPlay infotainment software -- but rumors of a branded electric car put company executives Tim Cook and Jony Ive on a top 10 list ranking the most influential figures in automotive technology.

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Apple eyeing 800,000-square-foot property for autonomous car project, report says

05/05/2016, 10:05 pm

Apple, Google parent company Alphabet and a number of established car makers are reportedly on the hunt for prime real estate in the San Francisco Bay Area to serve their respective autonomous vehicle projects, with Apple in particular said to be looking at an 800,000-square-foot plot.

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Apple hires former Google inventor with background in electric vehicle charging

05/05/2016, 08:05 pm

Another recent Apple hire has been linked to the company's rumored "Project Titan" automotive initiative, as a report on Thursday uncovered a Google patent application for electric vehicle charging systems co-invented by current Apple employee Kurt Adelberger.

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Volkswagen says it's not in talks with Apple or Google about new 'digital mobility' businesses

04/28/2016, 10:04 am

Volkswagen is talking with external partners about launching so-called digital mobility businesses, but is not in any negotiations with either Apple or Google, the carmaker's CEO said on Thursday, pointing to a different direction for its self-driving car efforts.

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Google joins Uber, Ford, others to advocate self-driving car adoption

04/26/2016, 12:04 pm

Several high-profile companies -- Google, Ford, Uber, Lyft, and Volvo -- have joined together in a new coalition, looking to persuade both the public and the U.S. government about the benefits of self-driving cars, with the particular goal of knocking down any legal barriers that might interfere.

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New hires at Apple suggest work on prototyping 'Apple Car' parts

04/22/2016, 01:04 pm

Apple has picked up two more workers from the auto industry, both of whom are now believed to be at the company's "Product Realization Lab," where prototype hardware is developed.

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Rumor: Control of user data railroaded 'Project Titan' talks between Apple and BMW, Daimler

04/20/2016, 03:04 pm

Apple was said to be involved in negotiations with automakers BMW and Daimler, but discussions fell apart because the parties couldn't agree on who would own and protect the data associated with a connected, self-driving car.

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Top BMW electric vehicle engineers defect to Chinese rival backed by Tencent

04/20/2016, 09:04 am

An upstart electric car company backed by Chinese internet giant Tencent has reportedly snared at least four high-ranking executives from BMW i, the German marque's impressive but struggling electric mobility unit.

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Apple picks up Tesla's former VP of Vehicle Engineering for 'special projects'

04/19/2016, 10:04 am

Apple has reportedly recruited Tesla's former VP of Vehicle Engineering, Chris Porritt, to work on "special projects" at the company -- possibly to replace Steve Zadesky, the one-time head of Apple's electric car project, codenamed Titan.

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Apple runs secret car lab in Berlin with 15-20 employees, report says

04/18/2016, 05:04 am

Adding to rampant rumor and speculation surrounding Apple's "Project Titan" automotive initiative, a new report claims the company is operating a secret car lab out of Germany's capital city tasked with imagining, and realizing, vehicles of the future.

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Apple Car: It's about the experience

04/14/2016, 06:04 pm

As part of its highly speculative look at "Apple Car," Motor Trend invited AppleInsider to take part in a roundtable discussion to critique a collaborative concept design worked up in partnership with the ArtCenter College of Design.

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Motor Trend spotlights 'Apple Car' development in June cover story

04/14/2016, 08:04 am

For its latest June issue, long-running automotive serial Motor Trend threw a spotlight on rumors and speculation surrounding Apple's shadowy "Project Titan." To go along with its print coverage, which includes a well-studied "Apple Car" concept rendering, the magazine invited a panel of experts to discuss the broader implications of Apple's efforts, and AppleInsider was there.

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Codenames for Apple's 'Project Titan' car HQ borrow from Greek mythology: 'Rhea,' 'Athena' & 'Medusa'

04/11/2016, 10:04 pm

A series of buildings in Sunnyvale, Calif., are ground zero for Apple's top secret "Project Titan" electric car project, and a new report reveals the codenames of some of the company's facilities in the area, including names like "Pegasus," "Aria," "Rhea" and "Corvinus."

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Tesla unveils more affordable Model 3, gives glimpse at Apple's future auto competition

04/01/2016, 01:04 pm

Tesla on Thursday night unveiled the long-awaited Model 3, its first electric car to be priced for the general public instead of rich sports and luxury car buyers.

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FBI issues safety warning to auto makers on vehicle software security

03/18/2016, 01:03 pm

The FBI this week sent out a warning to car makers and owners, alerting them to potential security holes in automotive software, all while still pushing Apple to create a method to break into securely encrypted iPhones.

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BMW plans self-driving software overhaul to fend off the likes of Apple, Google

03/04/2016, 03:03 pm

German automaker BMW is planning a major corporate changes going forward, in an effort to build "the most intelligent car" it can, sensing impending competition from Apple, Google and others in Silicon Valley.

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Apple should work with carmakers instead of building vehicle on its own, Fiat Chrysler CEO says

03/02/2016, 12:03 pm

Apple should collaborate with existing carmakers, tapping their experience, instead of trying to build its own car single-handedly, the CEO of Fiat Chrysler said at this week's Geneva International Motor Show.

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Google self-driving car bears 'some responsibility' in accident for first time ever

02/29/2016, 03:02 pm

Though Google's automated vehicles have been involved in a handful of minor accidents on the road, those were all caused entirely by other, human drivers. But that changed with an accident in California earlier this month.

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