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BlackBerry determined to maintain lead in connected-car technology

March 27, 2014 13:48 CET
BlackBerry says it's determined to keep its lead in connected-car software, even though its share of the global smartphone market has tumbled below 1 percent, crushed by rivals Apple and Google.... Read More »

 

Apple invades cars' center stack

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Apple's new CarPlay system lets drivers use their vehicle touch screens to access the company's apps for music, phone numbers, route guidance, e-mails -- you name it.... Read More »

 

Audi, starting with A3, aims to update in-car software faster

5:32 pm U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
In an era when smartphones are replaced every year or two, and seem downright prehistoric within five or six, Audi AG has decided that the auto industry’s standard product cycle is too long to bear for in-car software.... Read More »

 

Tesla, Apple supplier Amtek bets auto industry will fuel its growth

9:30 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Amtek Engineering, the Singapore maker of auto parts for Tesla Motors and chargers for Apple iPhones, plans to double sales to $2 billion in five to seven years through acquisitions.... Read More »

 

JENNIFER CLARK

Apple's CarPlay is smart but simple

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2014
Apple's new CarPlay system is as simple to use as you would expect from a company that has perfected the art of easy-to-use technology.... Read More »

 

JENNIFER CLARK

Apple's CarPlay is smart but simple

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2014
Apple's new CarPlay system is as simple to use as you would expect from a company that has perfected the art of easy-to-use technology.... Read More »

 

Tesla's Musk confirms Apple talks, says deal 'unlikely'

2:10 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2014
Tesla Motors Inc has had "conversations" with Apple, CEO Elon Musk confirmed to Bloomberg TV today, responding to speculation that the iPhone and iPad maker had shown interest in the electric car company.... Read More »

 

Tesla stock hits new high on Apple rumors

3:40 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 18, 2014
Tesla Motors shares traded at a record high today amid speculation about the nature of a 2013 meeting between the electric-car maker's CEO, Elon Musk, and Apple's head of mergers and acquisitions, four analysts said.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Google poised to have strong presence in connected car

Feb. 14, 2014 06:15 CET
There will be more Google in your next car. That was the clear message automakers gave at the recent International CES, the world's largest consumer electronic fair in Las Vegas.... Read More »

 

New BMW stores to be big, open, beige

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
BMW of North America is rolling out new dealership standards, patterning changes on what has happened to retail outside the automotive world.... Read More »

 

Audi says iPads will be used throughout dealership

2:46 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2014
Audi executives told dealers at today's make meeting that the Apple iPads that are rolling into showrooms will soon make their way to the parts and service departments.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

JLR, Mercedes seek tech edge from new r&d centers along U.S. west coast

Jan. 14, 2014 06:15 CET
Europe's premium automakers are opening r&d centers on the U.S. west coast to be close to some of the brightest technology developers in the world.... Read More »

 

Tesla, Apple speculation fills news void

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
There was chatter during the holiday break about whether Tesla Motors could become an acquisition target for a major Detroit automaker in 2014.... Read More »

 

Honda Accord, Acura RDX and ILX to get Apple's Siri Eyes Free

11:50 am U.S. ET | Nov. 26, 2013
American Honda said today that it will offer Apple's Siri Eyes Free in select vehicles, including the 2013-14 Honda Accord and 2013 Acura RDX and ILX.... Read More »

 

Penske product-specialist plan stems from Apple concept

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2013
Penske Automotive Group Inc. is testing the use of product specialists in one of its stores in hopes of increasing sales and improving customer satisfaction.... Read More »

 

Tesla hires Apple exec, ex-Ford engineer as new-vehicle VP

3:48 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2013
Tesla Motors said it hired an Apple executive and former Ford engineer to lead development of new vehicles.... Read More »

 

Chevrolet to offer Siri voice-activated software in 6 more nameplates

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 15, 2013
General Motors said it will offer Apple's Siri voice-activated telematics assistant in six more Chevrolet nameplates. GM began offering Siri in Chevrolet Spark and Sonic models equipped with the Chevrolet MyLink telematics system in February.... Read More »

 

Nissan first to offer Apple iTunes Radio

11:10 am U.S. ET | Sept. 24, 2013
Apple iTunes Radio will make its automotive debut with Nissan, the automaker said today. The new streaming service will be offered in the 2014 Rogue, Versa Note and the Leaf EV.... Read More »

 

Apple vies for more dashboard space as tech competition grows

7:18 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2013
While Steve Jobs regretted not making an iCar, Apple for years was ambivalent about the auto industry. Now it’s vying for dashboard space held by Microsoft, BlackBerry and Pandora Media.... Read More »

 

Infotainment supplier: Huge touch screens are coming

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 22, 2013
If you want to know what vehicle infotainment systems will look like in five years, check out Tesla's console, says Sachin Lawande, president of Harman International Industries Inc.'s infotainment division.... Read More »

 

Cure for common codes: Devil is in details for open-source auto technology

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 5, 2013
The technology creeping into the modern car contains millions of lines of programming code, some of which is open-source -- a free license to a software's blueprint. And that creates fine-print legal issues among the myriad of programs and coding that are all working to power the latest automotive gadgetry.... Read More »

 

EDITORIAL

Jury's out on hands-free

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 17, 2013
As Apple squares off with Microsoft to determine which will become the dominant operating system for in-vehicle infotainment programs, there is another factor to consider. A study backed by AAA and conducted by the University of Utah found that some hands-free functions can be nearly as distracting to drivers as talking on a hand-held cellphone.... Read More »

 

Apple's connected car move creates challenge for automakers, analysts say

3:43 pm U.S. ET | June 12, 2013
Apple wants to invade automotive instrument panels by making its iOS mobile operating system accessible on vehicle screens. The initiative, which Apple discussed publicly this week, creates a challenge for automakers, who want to keep up with the latest connected-vehicle technologies but still control the overall experience with their own operating systems.... Read More »

 

Microsoft wants to become key player in auto software

May 9, 2013 06:01 CET
Having reshaped a big piece of the world's economy around its Windows software, Microsoft now wants to do the same thing in the car business. What the Seattle giant sees there says as much about the future of cars as it does about itself.... Read More »

 

Microsoft wants to become key player in auto software

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2013
Having reshaped a big piece of the world's economy around its Windows software, Microsoft Corp. now wants to do the same thing in the car business. What the Seattle giant sees there says as much about the future of cars as it does about itself.... Read More »

 

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