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Topic: Apple Car

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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Even if Apple is working on a car, Tim Cook says hiring doesn't reflect commitment

02/22/2016, 12:02 pm

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook was expectedly noncommittal when asked about the prospect of an Apple-built car in a new interview, but he did indicate that hiring efforts are not necessarily evidence that a project is a sure thing.

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Apple working on systems for 'high-end cars' at California 'auto testing center'

02/11/2016, 02:02 pm

A year and a half ago, Apple received approval to build an "auto testing center" in the town of Sunnyvale, Calif., and the city manager's office even highlighted the project in a biweekly blog, though no one seemed to notice at the time [updated].

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Late-night 'motor noises' emanate from Apple's mysterious car testing center

02/11/2016, 11:02 am

Apple's top-secret Sunnyvale, Calif., automotive testing facility has been the source of loud "motor noises" late at night that irked at least one nearby neighbor, AppleInsider has discovered.

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AI 'drivers' will gain same legal status as human drivers in autonomous vehicles, NHTSA rules

02/10/2016, 12:02 pm

The artificial intelligence in a self-driving vehicle can be treated as the "driver" from a legal standpoint, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a decision that could set an important precedent for Apple's own self-driving car.

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Apple's 'Project Titan' at crossroads, team in hiring freeze, source says

01/25/2016, 12:01 pm

Apple has placed a hiring freeze on the team responsible for the company's nascent automotive ambitions after executives became unhappy with the project's direction and progress, AppleInsider has learned.

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Daimler CEO says Apple, other Silicon Valley firms 'can do more' than anticipated in cars

01/25/2016, 10:01 am

Silicon Valley tech companies are doing better than anticipated in the automotive realm, said Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche after he and other company executives concluded talks with dozens of firms in the region.

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Apple's 'Project Titan' chief to reportedly leave company, car team under pressure

01/22/2016, 06:01 pm

Apple veteran Steve Zadesky, thought to be heading up the company's "Project Titan" automotive initiative, has informed colleagues that he plans to leave the company, according to a report published Friday.

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Apple to reportedly open R&D center in backyard of BlackBerry's auto division

01/21/2016, 03:01 am

A report on Wednesday claims Apple recently leased office space in Kanata, a suburb of Ottawa, Canada that BlackBerry's QNX Software Systems arm calls home, suggesting the iPhone maker might be looking to develop automotive software in the region.

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Ford says Apple and Google are 'welcome' to join automotive arena

01/20/2016, 09:01 am

Ford is glad to see Apple and Google join the automotive world with their exploration of self-driving vehicles, an executive said in a newly-published video interview.

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US transport regulators may waive some safety rules to spur self-driving cars

01/14/2016, 04:01 pm

The U.S. Transportation Department may waive some safety rules to make it easier for automakers to test self-driving vehicles, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced at a Thursday event in Detroit.

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Obama administration planning to speed up development of self-driving cars

01/13/2016, 12:01 pm

The White House will reportedly announce efforts to speed up the development of self-driving cars on Thursday, something that may be of extreme interest to Apple as it readies its own such vehicle.

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Apple's electric car project an 'open secret,' says Elon Musk

01/11/2016, 05:01 pm

In an interview on Monday, Tesla founder Elon Musk said it is obvious that Apple is working on an electric car to rival products from established automakers, though he doesn't foresee a Cupertino-designed vehicle threating growing Tesla sales.

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Apple registers apple.car, apple.auto and apple.cars domain names

01/08/2016, 11:01 am

Whether related to CarPlay or the heavily rumored Apple Car, Apple this week registered a trio of automotive-focused domain names, in a move that will surely fuel further speculation about "Project Titan."

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Automakers better positioned to build self-driving cars than Silicon Valley, study claims

01/05/2016, 09:01 pm

The existing giants of the auto industry are better equipped to produce self-driving cars, at least when considerng the amount of patents they control, a study said on Tuesday.

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GM sides with Lyft in ridesharing war with $500M investment, self-driving car partnership

01/04/2016, 09:01 am

Stalwart American automaker General Motors on Monday announced an expansive tie-up with ridesharing service Lyft that includes a $500 million cash infusion and technical support for mobile connectivity and autonomous vehicle technology.

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Tesla ramps up hiring in face of automotive threats from Apple, others

12/29/2015, 02:12 pm

Tesla Motors is reportedly planning to hire another 4,500 workers in California alone in the next four years, in the face of impending competition from companies like Apple and Google -- particularly in the realm of self-driving cars.

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