Feds flash their badges on auto dataMon, 23, May 2016
On Feb. 12, some of the auto industry's leading cybersecurity experts gathered at a sprawling FBI complex to meet with an elite digital SWAT team called the Operational Technology Division. It wasn't until a few days later that the significance of the meeting began to sink in.
Audi, BMW, Mercedes lead in user-friendly connectivity, study showsMon, 23, May 2016
Audi, BMW and Mercedes lead other automakers in offering easy-to-use connected features, according to a study conducted in European markets, but more needs to be done to make customers aware that of the technology so they don't choose Apple and Google for their Internet-enabled navigation and in-car entertainment.
Google positions updated Android as a standard for carsWed, 18, May 2016
In a play to persuade automakers to run cars on its Android operating system, Google is introducing an updated version of Android that it promises will work easily with key in-car features such as climate control, AM/FM radio and digital instrument clusters.
Apple, Chinese ride-hailing deal heats up smart-car raceFri, 13, May 2016
Apple's $1 billion investment in Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing intensifies a race to acquire technology, talent and market access in a rapidly evolving global personal transportation market. Apple's move comes as auto and technology industry executives and investors are placing bets that self-driving car systems, EVs and ride sharing will eventually converge to allow companies to sell rides in self-driving vehicles, generating revenue day and night.
Apple, in blow to Uber, invests $1B in China ride-hailing service DidiFri, 13, May 2016
Apple is investing $1 billion in Didi, giving the Chinese ride-hailing startup a powerful ally and dealing a blow to Uber as it tries to build its business in the country.
5 things to know about DidiFri, 13, May 2016
Apple is investing $1 billion in Chinese ride-sharing service Didi Chuxing, which dominates Uber Technologies in the world's biggest market. Here are five things to know about Didi:
VW open to new partnerships but not talking to Google, AppleThu, 28, Apr 2016
VW will open itself up to more partnerships and strategic investments to help generate a "substantial proportion" of its revenue from new business models, CEO Matthias Mueller said. Discussions are already at an "advanced stage," but Google and Apple are not among tech companies VW is in discussions with, he said.