Tag Archive: Cars

Google and Ford may be teaming up to build self-driving cars

Google is reportedly teaming up with Ford for a self-driving car project that will combine Ford’s vehicles with Google’s technology. According to sources supposedly familiar with the plans, the deal will be announced at next year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January. For Google, the advantage of pairing with Ford is that the company would […]

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Ford adds Siri Eyes Free functionality to 5 million of its cars

The Apple Car may be a few years off, but a new deal signed between Ford and Apple is bringing Siri to 5 million more cars. According to a new report, a software update available today means that any Ford owners who bought a Ford car with SYNC functionality after 2011 can take advantage of […]

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Microsoft wants to build the Zune of driverless cars

Microsoft has brokered a deal with automaker Volvo to co-develop a driverless vehicle, according to a new report — putting it in competition with Apple’s rumored “Project Titan” Apple Car. “We are exploring a number of different collaborations,” says Björn Annwall, senior vice president of marketing, sales and services at Volvo. In addition to driverless […]

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Apple Watch now compatible with select Hyundai cars

Hyundai has good news for Apple Watch owners who also drive late-model Sonatas: You can now use your wearable to control parts of your car. The auto manufacturer has rolled out an update to its Blue Link app, which already…Read more ›

CSR2′s hyperrealistic super cars leave other iOS racing games in the dust

If you’ve ever wanted to own a garage full of incredible super cars from the likes of Ferrari and McLaren, then you’re in luck. Virtually, at least. NaturalMotion’s CSR Racing 2, the sequel to 2012’s hit drag racing game CSR…Read more ›

Range Rovers turn into remote control cars with new app

Taking a note out of the James Bond playbook, British car manufacturer Range Rover U.K. has developed a new prototype system allowing its rugged Range Rover Sport vehicles to be controlled remotely by way of a smartphone app. Sound good?…Read more ›

Cars are ‘ultimate mobile device’ and other Apple insights from Jeff Williams

Apple’s VP of operations, Jeff Williams, took the stage at Recode’s Code Conference today to talk about everything from his pride and joy (ResearchKit), to the future of Apple Watch. A full lineup of new software and products are sure…Read more ›

Google’s self-driving cars hit public roads this summer

If you live in Mountain View, CA, get ready for a new sight this summer. That’s because, several years after starting its self-driving car program, a handful of Google’s autonomous vehicles will finally be leaving the test track and hitting…Read more ›

Apple wants first cars to hit the road by 2020

If you believe the rumors, Apple is working on an electric car. Apple hopes to start making said car by 2020, according to Bloomberg. Exactly how an Apple vehicle will be made is anyone’s guess, but the company has been…Read more ›

Driverless Apple cars, macho men, and Apple Watch apps on The CultCast

This week: a curiously equipped mystery van has us wondering if Apple’s working on self-driving autos. Plus, we review all that Apple Watch apps can’t do; Sorkin’s Jobs’ biopic gets a cast, and not everyone is thrilled; Apple’s plans for…Read more ›