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Steve Wozniak suggests Tesla, not Apple, will create the next successful tech moonshot

05/29/2017, 09:05 am

Apple may not be the source of the next major technological moonshot, according to Steve Wozniak, with the Apple co-founder suggesting electric car producer Tesla is in the "best direction" to come up with the next big thing in tech, with Apple's potential in doing the same potentially hampered by its large size.

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10 years after Apple axed 'Computer' from its name, Tesla tosses 'Motors'

02/01/2017, 02:02 pm

In a move that carries some parallels to the company formerly known as Apple Computer from a decade ago, Tesla on Wednesday announced it will no longer be known as Tesla Motors, signaling that it is more than just a car company.

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NHTSA closes investigation into fatal Tesla Autopilot accident, says no defect to blame

01/19/2017, 01:01 pm

Eliminating a potential obstacle to the development of self-driving technology such as developments from Apple's "Project Titan," the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Thursday that there was no evidence a fatal Tesla accident in May was caused by an autonomous driving system defect demanding a recall.

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Apple culture of secrecy claimed to cause Swift lead's exit, but Chris Lattner denies report

01/13/2017, 08:01 am

According to colleagues, Swift developer Chris Lattner reportedly left Apple because of a culture of secrecy within the company -- a claim that Lattner denies.

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Apple loses mechanical engineer responsible for original MacBook Air enclosure to Tesla

01/11/2017, 09:01 am

Matt Casebolt, one of Apple's key hinge designers, and the key designer of the original MacBook Air mechanical design has departed Apple, and is now working at Tesla.

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Tesla buys Grohmann Engineering to speed up electric car manufacturing

11/08/2016, 01:11 pm

While Apple is still deciding whether or not to design its own electric car, Tesla has announced its acquisition of Grohmann Engineering, which could help dramatically increase output of the Model S, X, and 3.

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Tesla tips more details of self-driving ridesharing service

10/21/2016, 12:10 pm

Tesla has let slip some more information on its upcoming ridesharing program, which will eventually let the company's cars pick up fares while their owners stay at home or at work, cutting the cost of ownership.

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New US guidelines on self-driving cars coming in July, NHTSA official says

06/08/2016, 04:06 pm

The U.S. Department of Transportation will reportedly be laying out new guidelines on self-driving cars in July, hoping to improve the speed with which companies like Apple and Google can deploy their technology.

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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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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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Tesla recruits prominent Apple Store leader to run its LA County showrooms

04/15/2016, 09:04 am

The store leader of Apple's Third Street Promenade store in Santa Monica, Calif. is leaving to assume a more significant role at Tesla, taking charge of a host of showrooms in Los Angeles County, according to a tip received by AppleInsider.

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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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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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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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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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Elon Musk walks back Apple Car, Apple Watch aspersions in Twitter confessional

10/09/2015, 07:10 pm

Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter on Friday to conduct a bit of damage control after making seemingly disparaging comments about Apple's automotive ambitions and hiring practices.

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Apple's 'Project Titan' car initiative negatively impacting Tesla's product development, source says

09/14/2015, 02:09 pm

The number of Tesla employees leaving the electric carmaker for positions in Apple's own vehicle group is beginning to affect Tesla's future product roadmap, AppleInsider has learned.

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Apple's latest Project Titan hires include staff from diverse automotive backgrounds

09/01/2015, 05:09 pm

In recent weeks Apple has continued to hire more people likely working on Project Titan, its secretive automotive effort, profiles discovered on LinkedIn suggest.

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Apple hires senior Tesla engineer as 'Project Titan' evidence mounts

08/21/2015, 04:08 pm

The alleged hiring war between Apple and Tesla continues behind the scenes, with one of the electric carmaker's top engineers switching sides and joining Apple, presumably to bolster its rumored automotive project.

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Apple Inc drives CarPlay adoption deep into the auto industry, including China [u]

03/13/2015, 07:03 pm

Apple now lists every major carmaker as a "committed partner" for CarPlay, including every company that produces more than a million cars per year--with the notable exception of China's state owned, "big four" vehicle producers (and those manufacturers largely sell models in joint ventures with Apple's CarPlay partners).

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