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Are Apple CarPlay and Android Auto really going to revolutionize infotainment systems in today’s cars? Consumer Reports recently released a video putting both systems to the test, using a Volkswagen Jetta with an aftermarket Pioneer head unit that supports both technologies. Many automakers will soon be offering both systems with their factory infotainment units and […]

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With experts in both the automotive and the technology industries debating whether Apple is building a production-level vehicle or just creating a mock-up for research, new information suggests that the company is indeed creating a car-sized battery. A portion of this evidence emerged following a recently settled lawsuit between Apple and A123 Systems, a lithium-ion […]

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A lawsuit brought by A123 Systems against Apple Inc. for allegedly poaching top-ranking employees is being settled. The controversy happened amidst the backdrop of a broader story early this year that Apple is doing something big to develop a possible autonomous electric car and to do so was cherry picking talent from existing companies. In […]

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This past Saturday, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said that he had a visit with Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Apple’s Chief Executive Tim Cook during a recent trip to California. Fiat’s CEO said he also reportedly spent 45 minutes in one of Google’s self driving cars. Marchionne, the person responsible for bringing Fiat and […]

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One of the most talked about companies in the auto industry this past week hasn’t been a carmaker at all, but a tech giant. Reports from numerous sources are talking about Apple Inc. and its plans to diversify into the automotive space. But while earlier accounts hinted at a gradual move to cars, new reports […]

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It remains unclear whether Apple is building an electric car, but evidence is mounting that it is as A123 Systems has filed a lawsuit alleging the Silicon Valley firm is systematically poaching top-level employees from it and others. “Apple is currently developing a large-scale battery division to compete in the very same field as A123,” […]

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What do the Apple Watch and the Tesla Model S have in common? Probably not much on first thought, but Ukraine-based software developer, Eleks Labs, has grand plans to change all that. The Apple Watch is not scheduled to hit the stores until April (and is likely to be priced at around the $349 mark), […]

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Volvo and Apple are joining forces by integrating Apple CarPlay into Volvo vehicles. Both companies are aiming high and stated the alliance promises to transform the in-car experience. Called Apple CarPlay, Apple said the new service brings all the features and services familiar to iPad, iPhone or iPod users directly into the car via Volvo […]

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Tesla Motors lurked into Apple’s ranks and hired Doug Field to be its Vice President of Vehicle Programs, responsible for driving development of new vehicles. According to Tesla, Doug is an accomplished leader and engineer of innovative, high-technology products, most recently serving as Vice President of Mac Hardware Engineering at Apple. Doug led the development […]

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Readers whishing for a car that would be perfectly integrated with their iPhone’s will be happy hearing about the iBeetle. Later this year, the iPhone will interface with the Beetle and Beetle Convertible via a specially developed app and a docking station. The iBeetle is the first model line from the Volkswagen Group in which […]

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