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How Is Apple’s Autonomous Vehicle Program Doing, You Ask?

Back in 2015, it was rumored that Apple was sinking significant resources and manpower into an electric vehicle program that also incorporated autonomous driving. But updates on “Project Titan” have been infrequent. Apple takes pains to keep its self-driving program under wraps. There are, however, ways to track its progress. Since Apple tests its vehicles in […] The post How Is Apple’s Autonomous Vehicle Program Doing, You Ask? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Apple, California, DMV, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Reports, Avs, News Blog, Studies & Reports, Autonomous Development, Project Titian


Mazda Celebrates Miata Heritage With 30th Anniversary Edition Model

The Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary edition pays homage to the car’s legacy. Unique and exclusive features include Racing Orange paint and special serial number badging. Mazda dropped the 30th Anniversary edition Miata at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show recently. It was, after all, at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show when the Miata first graced the world. Despite all the expected amazement that these little guys have been around since the USSR was a thing, the Miata is still the best bang for your buck...
Tags: Apple, Autos, Ussr, Rays, Chicago Auto Show, Mazda, Alcantara, Miata, Car News, Mazda Miatas, Tony Borroz, Miata RF Mazda, Chicago Auto Show Orange, 30th Anniversary Miata


Daily Crunch: SoftBank bets big on autonomous delivery

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. SoftBank’s next bet: $940M into autonomous delivery startup Nuro Nuro has raised $940 million in financing from the SoftBank Vision Fund, a whopping amount that will be used to expand its delivery service, add new partners, hire employees and scale up its fleet of self-driving bots. The autonomous ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Saudi Arabia, Softbank, Tech, Getty Images, Netflix, Automotive, Va, Health Records, Jeff Bezos, Sunday Times, Equity, Instacart, Mobile World Congress


Will Apple sell its Touch ID and Face ID technology to automakers?

Recent patent filings suggest Apple wants its Touch ID and Face ID technologies to spread across the automotive industry. The company outlined how motorists could use their finger or their face to unlock their car. The post Will Apple sell its Touch ID and Face ID technology to automakers? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, News, Cars, Trends, Touch ID, Face Id


2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE Review: Steady & Comfortable

90 Good 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE Overall Impression The interior is a strong point.Plenty of cargo space for a hybrid.It's not exactly sporty but it's efficient. Pros Fuel Economy Comfortable Interior Cons Entune Interface CVT Transmission Sedans are losing their appeal as SUVs and crossovers take a lion’s share of the market, but this sedan will get you to look twice. The 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid received a complete makeover last year and it’s a good one. The ...
Tags: Apple, Autos, Toyota, Epa, Denver, Amazon Alexa, Camry Hybrid, Denis Flierl, Test Drives, Driving Dynamics


Self-driving truck startup Ike raises $52 million

Ike, the autonomous trucking startup founded by veterans of Apple, Google, and Uber Advanced Technologies Group’s self-driving truck program, has raised $52 million in a Series A funding round led by Bain Capital Ventures. Redpoint Ventures, Fontinalis Partners, Basis Set Ventures, and Neo also participated in the round. Bain Capital Ventures partner Ajay Agarwal has joined Ike’s board.  Ike’s funding round will help the company expand beyond its 30-person team as it drives forward with its...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Tech, Automotive, Sun, Silicon Valley, Bain Capital, Redpoint Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, Ike, Otto, Apple Google, Van Den Berg, Dwight D Eisenhower, Woodrow


Ferraris, Corvettes seized in LA parking lot bribery case up for auction in Chino

Richard Scott was a parking lot operator “who had great taste in cars,” including three Ferraris and three 1960s Chevrolet Corvettes, all up for bid this week in a U.S. Marshals auction of property seized from Scott, who is serving six years in federal prison for bilking the government and bribery. There are eight of Scott’s former cars among the 19 on display at Apple Towing Co. in Chino, including Scott’s signed Carroll Shelby 2010 Mustang Shelby GT500 and a 2015 Mercedes S65 AMG, with a 12-cy...
Tags: Apple, News, California, La, Theft, Cars, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Ford Mustang, Ducati, Va, Associated Press, Reggie Jackson, Mercedes


Ferraris, Corvettes seized in LA parking lot bribery case up for auction

Richard Scott was a parking lot operator “who had great taste in cars,” including three Ferraris and three 1960s Chevrolet Corvettes, all up for bid this week in a U.S. Marshals auction of property seized from Scott, who is serving six years in federal prison for bilking the government and bribery. There are eight of Scott’s former cars among the 19 on display at Apple Towing Co. in Chino, including Scott’s signed Carroll Shelby 2010 Mustang Shelby GT500 and a 2015 Mercedes S65 AMG, with a 12-cy...
Tags: Apple, News, California, La, Theft, Cars, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Ford Mustang, Ducati, Va, Associated Press, Reggie Jackson, Mercedes


Ferraris, Corvettes once owned by federal bribery case figure up for auction in Chino

Richard Scott was a parking lot operator “who had great taste in cars,” including three Ferraris and three 1960s Chevrolet Corvettes, all up for bid this week in a U.S. Marshals auction of property seized from Scott, who is serving six years in federal prison for bilking the government and bribery. There are eight of Scott’s former cars among the 19 on display at Apple Towing Co. in Chino, including Scott’s signed Carroll Shelby 2010 Mustang Shelby GT500 and a 2015 Mercedes S65 AMG, with a 12-cy...
Tags: Apple, News, California, Theft, Office, Cars, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Ford Mustang, Ducati, Va, Associated Press, Nice, Reggie Jackson


Audi TT 20th Anniversary Edition: The Tradition Continues

The Audi TT 20th Anniversary Edition will receive a limited-production run. Design elements include the original “baseball stitch” and commemorative badging. Available as either a coupe or roadster with a 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine. I must be getting old. Has the Audi TT really been around for 20 years? Maybe I’d remember that if it had kept some of its original pizzazz instead of slowly fading into “just another sports coupe” territory. Or maybe it would have made more of an ...
Tags: Apple, France, United States, Italy, Autos, Tokyo, Audi, Android Auto, Bahn, Bang Olufsen, Audi of America Inc, MMI, Car News, Tony Borroz, Moccasin, Tradition Audi


Ex-Apple employee charged with stealing secret self-driving car tech

The FBI arrested a former Apple employee after finding evidence that he tried leaving the United States with stolen trade secrets. Jizhong Chen faces 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if he's found guilty. The post Ex-Apple employee charged with stealing secret self-driving car tech appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, News, Cars, Trends, Fbi, United States, Jizhong Chen


It’s risky to text and drive, but how can you break the habit? We ask the experts

The number of crashes involving distracted drivers is growing and our smartphones have to take a large chunk of the blame. People know it’s wrong, yet texting and driving remains alarmingly common. How do we stop it? The post It’s risky to text and drive, but how can you break the habit? We ask the experts appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Cars, Trends, Distracted Driving, Texting, Car Crashes


It’s risky to text and drive, but how do we break the habit? We ask the experts

The number of crashes involving distracted drivers is growing and our smartphones have to take a large chunk of the blame. People know it’s wrong, yet texting and driving remains alarmingly common. How do we stop it? The post It’s risky to text and drive, but how do we break the habit? We ask the experts appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Cars, Trends, Distracted Driving, Texting, Car Crashes


Apple sheds 200 employees from its mysterious self-driving car program

Apple has dismissed 200 employees from Project Titan, its self-driving car program. Apple may never build a car, but a spokesperson for the company reaffirmed its commitment to autonomous technology. The post Apple sheds 200 employees from its mysterious self-driving car program appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, News, Cars, Trends, Project Titan


Apple cuts 200 staff from its Project Titan autonomous car division

Apple’s secretive efforts to develop a self-driving car — its so-called ‘Project Titan’ — have taken a hard turn in 2019 after it emerged that the iPhone-maker has reassigned 200 employees previously involved in its development. That’s according to CNBC which, citing sources, reported that a portion of the 200 staff were moved to other projects inside Apple, while others — and it isn’t clear how many — were let go altogether. The news was enough to prompt Apple to respond with a confirmation ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Technology, Steve Jobs, China, Tech, Spokesperson, Tesla, Ceo, Macintosh, Automotive, Tim Cook, Computing, Machine Learning, Apple Store, Cnbc


Redesigned Cardo Freecom+ Line Revealed

Better Than Ever Cardo Systems is a Bluetooth communications company that makes comm systems for motorcycle riders. Recently the company unveiled its new Freecom+ Line. The lineup consists or the Freecom 4+, Freecom 2+, and Freecom1+. The lineup delivers improved quality communications to various areas of the market. The Freecom 4+ is a four-way rider-to-rider communications system. Handling two-way rider-to-rider communication is the Freecom 2+. The Freecom 1+ is the system designed for the si...
Tags: Apple, Google, Bluetooth, Siri, Motorcycles, Cardo, Motorcycle News, Cardo Systems, Bluetooth Adapters and Intercom Accessory, Cardo Freecom, Freecom, Abraham Glezerman, Cardo Systems Hopefully


2019 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring Review: Quiet & Confident

90 SOLID 2019 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring Overall Impression Quiet CabinSmooth RideStylish Design Pros Luxurious Interior Abundant Features All-Wheel Drive Capability Cons Visibility At Times Headroom & Cargo Capacity The 2019 Mazda CX-9 offers up three-row seating, abundant features, and plenty of safety tech for growing families. But it’s the driving dynamics that set this family hauler apart from other seven-passenger SUVs. Mazda wants you to “feel alive” when you dr...
Tags: Apple, Autos, Epa, Denver, Bose, Mazda, Denis Flierl, Test Drives, Evergreen Colorado, Santos Rosewood Trim Interior


2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupe: Just Call Me “Mercedes”

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA is like a personal assistant on wheels. The MBUX interface can recall the latest football scores and stock prices. An overhaul in the suspension department should make for a smoother ride too.   Mercedes is still making these things, eh? The latest iteration of the CLA “Coupe” is here, and it seems to be just as nice as its predecessor, which is good, considering Merc has been getting grief from some quarters. The only real complaint I have with the 2020 Mercedes-Ben...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Texas, Microsoft, Autos, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes, Stuttgart, Alexa, Mercedes Benz CLA, Merc, CLA, Car News, Tony Borroz, CLA Coupe, Mercedes Benz CLA Coupe


GM is smartening up its Bolt EV smartphone app

GM is sprucing up its smartphone app for owners of the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt through a collaboration with charging network companies EVgo, ChargePoint and Greenlots. The idea is to take aggregate dynamic data from each of the EV charging networks so owners can have a “more seamless charging experience.” In short: GM wants to make it easier and more intuitive for Bolt EV owners to find and access charging. Removing hurdles from the charging experience can go a long way in convincing m...
Tags: Apple, Android, Energy, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Cars, Tech, Smartphone, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Gm, Michigan, Android Auto, Apple Carplay, Charging Stations


Lamborghini Huracán EVO: On The 1s & 2s

The Lamborghini Huracán EVO is a noticeable improvement over the prior generation. A dynamic control system optimizes performance and handling be it on the street or track. Lamborghini goes a little overboard describing the car at times, like dating profile overboard.   Lamborghini, finally, is not content to leave well enough alone. The Sant’Agata Bolognese company has a habit of realizing the shortcomings of a given model; then just junking that model entirely and replacing it with a whole n...
Tags: Apple, Ferrari, Autos, Audi, Lamborghini, Pirelli, Alcantara, Evo, LPI, HMI, Lambo, Anima, Car News, Tony Borroz, Lamborghini Piattaforma Inerziale LPI, Lamborghini Huracan Evo


Alexa who? Google Assistant came to Vegas to dominate voice A.I.

Google has announced numerous upgrades to Google Assistant coming to your smartphone. You're now able to check into your next flight with just your voice, and you can also access Google Assistant on Google Maps. The post Alexa who? Google Assistant came to Vegas to dominate voice A.I. appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Mobile, Cars, Trends, Phones, Smart Home, Vegas, Alexa, Google Assistant, CES 2019


Here are all the Google Assistant upgrades coming to your smartphone

Google has announced numerous upgrades to Google Assistant coming to your smartphone. You're now able to check into your next flight with just your voice, and you can also access Google Assistant on Google Maps. The post Here are all the Google Assistant upgrades coming to your smartphone appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Mobile, Cars, Trends, Phones, Smart Home, Google Assistant, CES 2019


Daily Crunch: The age of quantum computing is here

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1.  IBM unveils its first commercial quantum computer The 20-qubit system combines the quantum and classical computing parts it takes to use a machine like this for research and business applications into a single package. While it’s worth stressing that the 20-qubit machine is nowhere near powerful enou...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Mobile, Verizon, Apps, Enterprise, Entertainment, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Virtual Reality, Ibm, Santa Clara


Tesla breaks ground on$5 billion factory in Shanghai

After four years of planning, Tesla Inc. finally broke ground on its planned $5 billion factory in the world’s biggest auto market. But the timing couldn’t be more inauspicious. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk and some Shanghai officials, including Mayor Ying Yong, on Monday attended a function at a site near the city kicking off construction of what would be the electric-vehicle maker’s first car-manufacturing facility outside the U.S. While the ceremony` marked a new journey for Tesla, it co...
Tags: Apple, Business, Elon Musk, China, Cars, Tesla, Sport, Soccer, Shanghai, Musk, U S Securities and Exchange Commission, Bloomberg Intelligence, Greater China, Tesla Inc, Ying Yong


These are the 10 most important tech news stories of 2018

From Facebook scandals to unprecedented space travel, 2018 has been a year of important, turbulent, exciting, worrying, and delightful tech news. We count the 10 tech stories that will be influencing the future. The post These are the 10 most important tech news stories of 2018 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Gaming, Facebook, Business, Cars, Trends, Social Media, Tesla, Web, Nasa, Features, Computing, Emerging Tech, Movies & TV


Apple’s CarPlay Is a Useful Extension to Your iPhone When Driving

In which I discover Apple's CarPlay in my new purple Toyota Aygo.
Tags: Apple, Cars, Tech, Blogging


2019 Ram 1500 Longhorn Review: Smooth & Powerful

94 Excellent 2019 Ram 1500 Longhorn Overall Impression Roomy and plush interior.5.7-liter Hemi is a powerhouse.Optional air suspension is smooth as butter. Pros Towing Capacity Comfortable Cabin Engine Performance Cons Options Can Push The Price Up Driver Assist Systems Limited To Higher Trims The 2019 Ram 1500 Longhorn is a workhorse with added luxury and tremendous cargo-hauling capability. Add in the 5.7-liter V8 and you can haul about anything: a horse trailer, l...
Tags: Apple, Colorado, US, Usb, Autos, Epa, Denver, Hemi, Floyd Hill, Longhorn, Ram Trucks, Denis Flierl, Harmon Kardon, Test Drives, GVWR


Best of CH 2018: Cars + Tech

Electric innovation, computational photography, smarter homes and much more from the year Innovation is oftentimes at the center of a topic we deem worthy of exploring and writing about. Whether it’s brand new or an inventive update, we pay close attention to advances in cars and tech—whether it affects our daily lives or is an abstract, but fascinating concept. We understand that not all our readers …
Tags: Apple, Auto, Wearables, Design, Technology, Cars, Watches, Automotive, Driving, Lincoln, Audi, Leica, Test Drives, Monterey Car Week, Mercedes Benz EQC, Smartians


After years of resistance, Porsche is now open to offering Android Auto

Porsche has never offered a car with Android Auto compatibility. The company offers Apple CarPlay because research has shown a majority of its customers use an Apple device. Now, Porsche could soon offer Android Auto. The post After years of resistance, Porsche is now open to offering Android Auto appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, News, Cars, Trends, Porsche, Android Auto


Teen Drivers: Help Keep them Safe with Monitoring Devices and Apps

Remember how you felt when you got your license and took your first solo drive? We certainly do. Proud, excited and FREE! Earning a driver’s license is the first real step into adulthood and with it comes a lot of responsibility at a young age. Back then, our parents gave us advice to help keep us safe. But there was little beyond this to assist them. Today, we’re lucky to have modern technology like connected devices and smartphone apps to help. Here we take a look at a few options to help kee...
Tags: Apple, Google, Verizon, Safety, Advice, Uncategorized, Distracted Driving, Autos, Connected Car, Car Tech, Car Safety, Amazon Alexa, Openbay, Life360, Safe Driving, Teen Driver



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