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Topic: Apple Car

Apple Car solar panel technology could also be used in Apple Watch, iPhone case

03/24/2020, 07:03 am

Apple's future car may have photovoltaic solar panels on the roof to maximize range and idle charging speed, but it may not stop there. The company believes that an extension of the technology would be well-suited to the Apple Watch, the iPhone, and other device cases.

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What you need to know about Apple's LiDAR Scanner in the iPad Pro

03/18/2020, 10:03 am

Apple on Wednesday unveiled two new iPad Pro models that come equipped with a LiDAR Scanner, which will offer major improvements to ARKit and photography.

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Apple isn't planning on limiting CarPlay just to a car's head unit

03/17/2020, 07:03 am

Instead of CarPlay stuck on a separate display on a vehicle's head unit, Apple is working on integrating CarPlay into a car's regular dashboard -- and it may be a hint at how Apple itself may implement it in the Apple Car.

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Apple greatly reduced autonomous vehicle testing in 2019, fleet of 23 cars drove only 7,500 miles

02/27/2020, 01:02 am

Apple's autonomous vehicle testing program saw a significant drawdown in 2019, with its fleet driving 72,201 miles less than it did in 2018. The company also appears to have changed its disengagement reporting protocol, information commonly used to gauge system efficacy.

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Apple Car seats could change shape to help driver during sharp turns

02/26/2020, 06:02 am

A new Apple patent describes a system of automatically altering the shape of a car seat, providing further comfort or greater safety, while it is being driven.

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Apple's 'CarKey' API could control your HomeKit smart lock in future

02/13/2020, 11:02 am

The sudden appearance of the 'CarKey API' may only be the beginning, as Apple is seemingly exploring how it can expand on its cryptographic-based device authentication to bring digital keys into other areas.

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Apple Car could make road hazards brighter and easier to see for drivers

02/11/2020, 11:02 am

Apple's long-rumored car could have a headlight system that provides drivers with more awareness of the road, by highlighting areas of interest ahead of the vehicle by making the light shining from the headlights brighter specifically in those regions.

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Apple signs EU complaint decrying FRAND patent abuse related to autonomous cars

12/17/2019, 07:12 pm

Apple and a coalition of tech and automotive companies in a letter to the European Commission this week said patent licensing abuses are stifling innovation of self-driving cars and other connected devices.

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Apple Car passengers could use AR and VR headsets without feeling sick

12/10/2019, 10:12 am

Passengers of the Apple Car may be able to use AR or VR without worrying about a car's movements causing nausea, while infrared sensors inside the vehicle may be hidden from view by light-reflective panels.

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Apple concerned former employees accused of stealing 'Apple Car' trade secrets will flee before trial

12/09/2019, 07:12 pm

Apple representatives on Monday appeared in federal court to ensure the locations of two former employees accused of stealing trade secrets are continuously monitored, arguing the pair pose flight risks.

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Apple working on privacy-based lighting system, unique headlights for car

11/26/2019, 11:11 am

A future car designed by Apple could offer increased privacy via the use of 'synchronized windows,' as well as side mirrors capable of automatically adjusting their positions based on the driver's head movements.

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iPhone 11 Ultra Wideband could be at core of Apple Car keyless entry

11/26/2019, 10:11 am

Apple is considering the possibility of using an iPhone or Apple Watch to provide keyless entry for its long-rumored Apple Car, with the use of Ultra Wideband to help make the system more precise at determining the range of the user from the car than current keyfob-based systems.

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Apple Car could borrow TrueTone tech to balance internal lighting

11/12/2019, 09:11 am

An Apple-produced car under 'Project Titan' could include an lighting system that keeps the light inside the vehicle as even as possible throughout a journey, such as changes by cloud movements and traveling through a tunnel, by borrowing the core concept of the iPad Pro's TrueTone technology.

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Light-up Apple car seats in 'Project Titan' could tell you to buckle up

11/05/2019, 09:11 am

Apple is researching plans for a car lighting system revolving around embedding LEDs, lenses, and fiber-optics throughout the interior, potentially to tell passengers to put on their seatbelt at the start of a journey.

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Apple's self-driving car could hide radar system within the bodywork

10/15/2019, 08:10 am

A future Apple-designed self-driving vehicle may not show any external signs of its automated functionality, with Apple looking into how radar systems could be made smaller, lighter, and cheaper in a bid to hide them from the view of other road users looking at the vehicle.

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Apple car could be recharged by a vehicle-seeking robot in your garage

09/17/2019, 09:09 am

Apple's future car from 'Project Titan' could be accompanied by an accessory for the home to help recharge the electric vehicle, consisting of a small robot capable of hooking the car up to an electrical point below the vehicle to acquire more power.

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Circle of life: The rise, fall, and rebirth of every Apple product on the Internet

08/19/2019, 11:08 am

In the short term, you could use this as a cut-out-and-keep guide to Apple products. In the much longer term, time travellers could use it as a way to figure out which year they are in. Pick an Apple product, and you can then see when you are by just figuring out where you are in the loop.

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Apple adds more drivers to autonomous car project

08/08/2019, 07:08 pm

Apple is expanding efforts to forward its self-driving car project, and according to government documents has added 33 drivers to test its fleet of 69 autonomous vehicles over the past three months.

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Apple recruits former Tesla engineering VP Steve MacManus

07/22/2019, 04:07 pm

Perhaps adding to evidence the company is working on a full-fledged car, Apple has reportedly hired Steve MacManus, a long-time auto industry veteran most recently with Tesla.

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Apple working on self-driving car wireless charging technologies

07/11/2019, 12:07 pm

Possibly suggesting grand ambitions for an Apple car, a patent application published on Thursday shows a wireless charging system for self-driving vehicles.

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