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Bloomberg says Apple wants a car on the assembly line within five years. The company is certainly hiring automotive brainpower aggressively.
A list of auto-focused talent now at Apple includes auto-parts engineers, former Tesla employees, and an expert on new battery technology.
Apple's recent hires include a Mercedes-Benz executive who led its Silicon Valley R&D center.
One of them is Sen. Edward Markey, who plans to introduce legislation to require security measures in connected cars.
The companies look set to become rivals, with Google reportedly building a ride-hailing app
Detroit Auto Show - What is hydrogen fuel cell technology?
The car chassis is built using a carbon-reinforced ABS plastic that's squeezed through an inkjet nozzle and transformed into a car.
Detroit Auto Show - Test driving Dodge's full-car simulator
We watch as an experimental car with high-resolution laser scanners cruises a lot, finds a spot, and parks, then returns to its driver, nice as you please.
The system uses a camera and radar to watch ahead and handle heavy traffic so you don't have to. It's both liberating and a little scary.
Just try hitting a wall in this car; it'll stop itself before you do. BMW's 360-degree Collision Avoidance tries to protect the driver from all-too-human mistakes.
The company announced a cloud-based platform for building and managing networks of things.
Tired of inching forward in stop-and-go traffic? In the right conditions, your car could do it for you.
BMW's 360 Collision Avoidance wouldn't let us crash the car no matter how hard we tried.
You think you're a good driver? Auto technology supplier QNX outfitted a Maserati QuattroPorte with all manner of sensors and cameras, so it can see more than any human could.
We watched BMW i3 find a spot and park itself, then come back and find its owner, all by itself.
With more computing power than supercomputers used to test nuclear warheads with, Nvidia's Drive CX can give you a beautiful 3D dash board and even help park as though you had a camera floating twenty feet above it.
In a bit of personalization reminiscent of Microsoft's Cortana, Nuance's Dragon Drive software will recognize you and give you news tidbits tailored to who you are, and talk to your smartphone, too.
Relax! The car will do the driving. And the entertaining. And it won’t pollute. The F015 concept car is barely recognizable compared to the cars of yesteryear--although it does at least still have four wheels.
Volkswagen is getting serious about smartphone overlays for its embedded system. Later in 2015, Android Auto, Apple's CarPlay, and Mirror Link will start showing up in U.S. models.
How does free fuel sound to you? Toyota's Mirai needs every early adopter it can get, so the company's sweetening the pot with perks like that, plus it's giving away a passel of patents.
One word: Fuel. If Toyota wants its hydrogen cars to succeed, it needs more hydrogen filling stations. Giving away patents will encourage more cars and therefore more stations.