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Apple Maps adds electric car charging routes
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23rd Jun 2020
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Apple Maps adds electric car charging routes

The latest version of Apple's iOS operating system will offer electric vehicle owners the ability to plan their route based on charger locations. Apple says the new feature aims to eliminate range anxiety, ensuring the car can make it to the next electric vehicle charging station, and take into account road elevation, weather, and other elements that sap power.
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Ben Zachariah
Automotive Industry Insights podcast: BMW Australia head of product, Brendan Michel
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1st Nov 2019
1 min read

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: BMW Australia head of product, Brendan Michel

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Mike Costello and Josh Dowling. Josh gives an update on those rare snails that put a stop to Mercedes-Benz imports. We also discuss NSW motorists who can now use digital licences, and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak slamming autonomous cars. Brendan Michel, head of product and market planning for BMW Australia, joins us in the studio to talk about Apple CarPlay availability, the large 4 Series kidney grille, local interest in the i4, and much more.
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Mandy Turner
Apple purchases failing self-driving car technology firm
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30th Jun 2019
1 min read

Apple purchases failing self-driving car technology firm

Apple has confirmed it has purchased Drive.ai, a startup focussed on developing autonomous vehicle technology. According to Associated Press, Drive.ai filed a submission to California's labour regulator indicating it intended to close its doors by the end of last week and fire its 90 staff members. It's not known if Apple's purchase means some or all of Drive.ai's staff will retain their jobs. The purchase price has also not been disclosed.
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Derek Fung
Apple CarPlay to support Google Maps navigation
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4th Jun 2018
1 min read

Apple CarPlay to support Google Maps navigation

With the launch of iOS 12, the operating system behind the iPhone later this year, Apple users will soon be able to use Google Maps and other third-party navigation apps via the infotainment system of compatible cars. The announcement was made as part of today's keynote speech at Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Diego, California.
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Derek Fung
Apple working on self-driving car technology, CEO confirms
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13th Jun 2017
2 min read

Apple working on self-driving car technology, CEO confirms

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, has confirmed the tech giant is working on autonomous vehicle technology. In an interview with Bloomberg Television recorded at last week's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Cook admitted, "We’re focusing on autonomous [driving] systems." Looking into his crystal ball, Cook says there's a "major disruption looming" for the automotive industry, thanks to ride sharing, self-driving technology, and electric vehicles, which he described as a "marvellous experience".
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Derek Fung