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Mercedes won’t become Foxconn for the Apple Car

Steve Jobs may have famously driven a silver Mercedes SL55 AMG without a license plate, but don’t think that Mercedes-Benz is lining up to be the company that builds Apple’s much-rumored electric car. “We do not plan to become the Foxconn of Apple,” said Dieter Zetsche, chief executive of Daimler, the company which builds Mercedes vehicles, speaking […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Mercedes CEO will worry about iCar when Apple worries about their phone

Mercedes-Benz already lost a key employee to Apple’s project Titan, but Daimler AG chairman Dieter Zetsche says he’s not losing any sleep thinking about Cupertino’s rumored self-driving car. At the launch of the new Mercedes-AMG C63 sports sedan in Portugal…Read more ›

Meet the Mercedes tech guru who defected to Apple

Johann Jungwirth is a new Apple employee with one of the world’s most unbelievable job titles. Until the middle of last year, Jungwirth headed up the big Mercedes-Benz R&D facility in Silicon Valley that, among other things, is responsible for…Read more ›

Why Steve Jobs Mercedes Never Had a License Plate

Jobs would regularly park his Mercedes in a handicap spot on Apple’s campus

Besides his signature black turtleneck, New Balance sneakers, and blue jeans, Steve Jobs was known for his silver MercedesSL55 AMG. What was perhaps most interesting about Jobs ride was the fact that it never had a license plate. Jobs Mercedes was photographed many times over the last several years, but the car was always plate-free.  [Read More…]