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Zetsche: Apple, Google 'can do more' than we thought

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche and other a handful of his senior execs met recently with around 70 companies in Silicon Valley, according to the German weekly Welt am Sonntag. Asked about Google and Apple's automotive pursuits, Zetsche told the newspaper: “Our impression was that these companies can do more and know more than we had previously assumed.”...
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Apple, Google making progress on car projects, Daimler's Zetsche tells paper

Jan. 24, 2016 12:07 CET

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said a recent trip to Silicon Valley revealed that Apple and Google have made more progress on automotive projects than he had assumed....
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Apple's Zadesky, head of electric car project, to leave company, report says

10:36 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2016

Apple's Steve Zadesky, who has been overseeing the company's electric car project for the last two years, has said he is leaving the company, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter....
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BMW to roll out restaurant-booking digital helper

6:53 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2016

BMW is pushing back against tech competitors with a digital helper that lets drivers locate a nearby restaurant with free tables, book seats and find the best route there....
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Harman, Microsoft pair on mobile office

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Harman International formed a partnership with Microsoft Corp. to create an in-dash "personal assistant" that will allow motorists to Skype, listen to emails, schedule meetings and check calendars....
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Apple registers automobile domain names, including 'apple.car'

7:17 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2016

Apple has registered domain names related to automobiles, adding to speculation about the company's plans to develop an automobile....
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Ford, FCA to offer Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

11:51 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Ford and Fiat Chrysler, in a bid to keep up with rival General Motors, today said they will start offering Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on their vehicles this year. Ford said owners of some 2016 models would be able to upgrade retroactively....
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Toyota joins Ford in bid to resist Apple-Google car screen dominance

11:20 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Toyota agreed to use a car-phone connectivity system championed by Ford in a bid to keep Apple and Google from dominating control of dashboards. Toyota will introduce a telematics system with Ford's SmartDeviceLink....
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2015 LISTS OF 10

We said hello to ...

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 28, 2015

People, vehicles and other stuff we spent some time on in 2015...
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Samsung says autonomous driving key to its car components push

7:04 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2015

Samsung Electronics will focus on autonomous driving, information and entertainment components for automobiles in its push to boost sales in the car parts business, where South Korean rival LG Electronics Inc. has established a lead....
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Tech puzzle: Just what features do drivers want?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2015

Infotainment presents a delicate balancing act for automakers. They want to stand out from the pack with pioneering features without overly complicating things for motorists. Yet they can't turn to consumers for a detailed forecast of what the future of infotainment should look like....
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VW recruits exec linked to Apple electric car project

Nov. 10, 2015 15:45 CET

Volkswagen has recruited Apple executive Johann Jungwirth, who was linked to the tech company's electric car project, to head a newly established digital strategy unit....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Crash rarity adds challenge to autonomous push

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2015

Renault-Nissan's head of autonomous vehicle development is unsure whether it's a good thing or a bad thing that there have been no serious crashes while the automaker has tested its technology....
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Apple car was already planted in Steve Jobs' mind

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

Count Steve Jobs among those curious about what an Apple car would look like. In 2008, not too long after the Apple co-founder introduced the iPhone, Jobs was considering the possibilities of a much bigger gadget, Bloomberg reported....
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Steve Jobs considered building an Apple car in 2008

10:21 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2015

Count Steve Jobs among those curious about what an Apple car would look like. In 2008, not too long after the Apple co-founder introduced the iPhone, Jobs was considering the possibilities of a much bigger gadget....
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Designer Okuyama on the threat from Google, Apple

11:15 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2015

The days of cheap and cheerful cars like the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla may be numbered as technology firms Google and Apple muscle into the auto industry, and change the way people own and drive cars. That's the warning from Ken Okuyama, the high-end Japanese designer of the Ferrari F60 Enzo and Porsche Boxster....
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Apple's auto ambitions sideswipe electric motorcycle startup

2:09 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2015

Apple's aggressive recruitment of auto experts as it explores building a car has left a promising, if financially troubled, electric motorcycle startup in the dust. Mission Motors, whose sleek electric bikes drew comparisons to Tesla's cars, ceased operations in May....
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk says fired employees go work for Apple

10:12 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2015

Elon Musk called Apple a “Tesla Graveyard” where his fired employees go to work. The Tesla CEO, in an interview with a German newspaper, dismissed the notion that Apple hires top engineers away from his company....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

PSA sees connectivity boosting customer loyalty

Oct. 2, 2015 06:01 CET

PSA wants its connectivity solutions to strengthen customer loyalty by being simple and seamless, but matching what they get from their consumer electronics will not be easy because that skill is not part of any automaker's DNA, the automaker's connectivity boss Brigitte Courtehoux, explained to ....
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WAITING FOR APPLE

Automakers gamble on wireless charging standard

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

Automakers are putting wireless chargers into their cars, but they're still waiting for a clear signal from Apple, which has yet to build the technology into its iPhone....
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An Apple EV? Lutz not biting

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

Apple Inc. had nothing to say about a Wall Street Journal report last week that it plans to have an electric vehicle ready to go by 2019. But Bob Lutz did: "I think this is going to be a gigantic money pit.”...
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Apple aims to 'ship' electric car in 2019, report says

2:32 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Silicon Valley technology giant Apple has set a goal of finalizing an electric car in 2019, The Wall Street Journal reported. Apple has internally designated an electric car as a “committed project,” the newspaper reported, citing people familiar with the matter....
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JASON STEIN

BLOG: Frankfurt: Lights, cameras, technology!

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Years from now when we reflect on Frankfurt 2015, memories may be less about absent players than about an industry that could finally talk in the present tense about technology....
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JASON STEIN

Frankfurt: Lights, cameras, technology!

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Years from now when we reflect on Frankfurt 2015, memories may be less about absent players than about an industry that could finally talk in the present tense about technology....
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Ghosn sees tough time ahead for industry disruptors

Sept. 18, 2015 10:50 CET

Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said aggressive hiring of auto industry executives by software companies shows how vital it is for new players to understand manufacturing and vehicle design and how tough it will be for new players to enter the auto industry....
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