Apple cuts 600 jobs from self-driving team

Apple has cut more than 600 jobs after apparently dropping its self-driving car plans. The news agency Bloomberg says the majority of the cuts come from the address of the site which was working on the recently abandoned self-driving car project in California. The BBC adds that the state’s employment department was notified on 28 […]

Apple cancels EV car project

Technology giant Apple is cancelling a decade-long project aimed at building an electric car. Financial news service Bloomberg is quoting people with knowledge of the matter, saying this is abandoning one of the most ambitious projects in the history of the company. It says Apple made the disclosure internally Tuesday, “surprising the nearly 2,000 employees […]

Apple’s car project to concentrate on EVs rather than driverless

Apple is reported to have changed its plans for a car to a less ambitious design, with the intent of finally bringing an electric vehicle to market. Bloomberg reports that, after previously looking at developing a truly driverless car, the company is now working on an EV with more limited features. The news agency says […]

Companies come together to compete with Apple and Google maps

A group of leading tech companies have come together to deliver an open map dataset aimed at providing app developers with free geographical data, and take on Google and Apple Maps. Amazon, Meta, Microsoft, and TomTom have jointly launched the Overture Maps Foundation, collaborating “to enable current and next-generation interoperable open map products, today announced […]

Apple introduces emergence SOS feature to iPhone 14

Apple has announced that its new iPhone 14 models include a feature which allows users to send an Emergency SOS via satellite to text emergency services when they are away from wifi and cellular coverage. It says Emergency SOS via satellite can help users connect with emergency services under exceptional circumstances when no other means […]

Former Apple worker admits stealing driverless secrets

A former Apple engineer has pleaded guilty to stealing hardware and schematics for the company’s autonomous car project. IOT Tech World reports Xiaolang Zhang was arrested at San Jose International Airport back in 2018 while attempting to catch a last-minute flight to China. He was accused of stealing circuit boards and a Linux server from […]

Apple upgrades CarPlay to further integrate with vehicle’s on-board systems

Apple has announced the next generation of its CarPlay technology, which it says deeply integrates with a car’s hardware. It says CarPlay will be able to provide content for multiple screens within the vehicle, “creating an experience that is unified and consistent”. The technology company says deeper integration with the vehicle will allow users to […]

Apple speeds up driverless car project

Apple is reported to be pushing to accelerate development of its electric car and is refocusing the project around full self-driving capabilities. Bloomberg says it’s spoken to people “familiar with the matter”, explaining Apple is aiming to solve a technical challenge that has “bedevilled the auto industry”.  “For the past several years, Apple’s car team had […]

Apple working on crash detection feature

iPhone users involved in a car crash could soon have their phone automatically call for help. The Wall Street Journal has seen plans by the company to roll out a product feature called “crash detection” for iPhones and Apple Watches. It says crash detection uses data from sensors built into Apple devices including the accelerometer […]


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