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 […]

Apple’s talks with Hyundai-Kia collapse

The carmaker Hyundai-Kia says it is not having any more talks with Apple on building autonomous electric cars, despite reports suggested they were pushing towards a deal. Reuters reports the companies announced, “We are receiving requests for cooperation in joint development of autonomous electric vehicles from various companies, but they are at early stage and […]

Apple and Hyundai-Kia “pushing towards deal” on driverless car

Apple and Hyundai-Kia are close to finalising a deal to produce an Apple-branded autonomous electric vehicle at the Kia assembly plant in America. American broadcaster CNBC quotes a source telling reporters the vehicle will be fully autonomous and that Apple wants to work with an established automaker willing to allow Apple to control the software […]

Apple’s value surges after driverless car plans revealed

Apple’s market value has risen by around $100 billion (£740 million) on news it has made a breakthrough in its development of its own next-generation car. Reuters has spoken to sources who told it that Apple is targetting 2024 to produce its own vehicle with “breakthrough battery technology”. It’s thought that the new batteries will […]


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