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South Korean technology giant Samsung has entered the race to bring autonomous driving technology to market by gaining testing approval in California. Samsung Electronics Co.’s approval this week by the California Department of Motor Vehicles comes just four months after arch-rival Apple received a California test permit. On Wednesday, the DMV updated the approved company […]

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Apple isn’t giving up on its self-driving car ambitions, but the supposed ‘Apple Car’ the internet got all amped about will never be a reality. As reported by The New York Times, Apple’s ‘Project Titan’ self-driving car undertaking is no longer, with the company turning its focus toward “autonomous systems” instead. In other words, Apple […]

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More rumors that Apple is working on becoming an automaker, or at least an automotive supplier, have bubbled up thanks to a report out of China. Chinese publication Yicai Global says the tech giant is working in secret with a Chinese battery manufacturer – Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd (CATL) – on research and development for […]

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Earlier this month, Apple and Google both announced plans to kill off their self-driving car projects in favor of focusing on developing the underlying technology. But it’s a little weird that one announcement came so close on the heels of the other. Apple’s Project Titan, formerly a self-driving car project, will presumably continue to compete […]

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Apple has refused to confirm or deny it is developing an autonomous electric vehicle, but a recent letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates it does have skin in the game. The Nov. 22 letter to NHTSA from Steve Kenner, Apple’s director of product integrity said Apple “is investing heavily in the […]

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Apple has reportedly taken a knife to its “worst kept secret” plans to build autonomous electric cars. According to a Bloomberg Technology report citing un-named “people familiar with” its “Project Titan,” hundreds have been reassigned, let go, or voluntarily quit from a team that numbered around 1,000 people. The project is not canceled altogether, however, […]

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There is little to know about Apple’s secretive Project Titan, the company’s alleged electric car project, but a report by South Korean technology news source ETNews may give a peek inside. According to the report, Apple may be working with an as yet unidentified Korean battery company to develop a new hollow core lithium-ion battery for […]

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We’ve already learned that Apple is working in secret in California and Germany to develop its Apple Car, and a new report suggests that the Apple Car will be an EV that will be piloted by humans, and not an autonomous vehicle. An autonomous version could come later. SEE ALSO: Apple Electric Car Scheduled To […]

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A report in the Telegraph says that Apple is developing an electric car in a German research lab. If the report is true, Apple is working with a level of secrecy usually reserved for military projects. The Telegraph picked up a German newspaper report that the company has hired 20 automotive industry employees and brought […]

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Rumblings from deep-pocketed tech companies have inspired many to postulate it’s just a matter of time before electric cars from companies like Apple arrive, but the CEO of Nissan and protagonist for the Leaf says he has no worries. “I don’t think we’re headed this way,” he said this week at the New York auto […]

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