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BMW Australia “still on track” to offer Android Auto by mid-2020
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22nd Mar 2020
1 min read

BMW Australia “still on track” to offer Android Auto by mid-2020

BMW Australia remains confident it will deliver on its promise of an Android Auto upgrade by mid-2020, despite concerns surrounding coronavirus COVID-19 and its negative effect on the automotive industry. In late-2019, the marque said it will integrate Android Auto into its iDrive operating software for the first time – and expand the system’s capacity to be updated with over-the-air (OTA) wireless technology – by mid-2020. “We’re still on track [for mid-2020],” BMW Australia told CarAdvice.
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Liam Murphy
Apple CarPlay (iOS 13) review 2019: New design, dark mode, better maps and more
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5th Aug 2019
3 min read

Apple CarPlay (iOS 13) review 2019: New design, dark mode, better maps and more

At some point in September, Apple users will have their iPhones prompt them to install the latest update of its operating system, iOS 13. There's a long list of reasons iOS 13 is worth your time, but we think you’ll look forward to the CarPlay update the most. The update will be free, and should give CarPlay users a new-car feeling once connected.
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Geoff Quattromani
Apple wanted to buy Tesla in 2013 - report
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22nd May 2019
2 min read

Apple wanted to buy Tesla in 2013 - report

Craig Irwin, an analyst at Roth Capital Partners, has told CNBC his company believes Apple made a bid of US$240 per share for Tesla back in 2013. Through multiple sources Irwin has "complete confidence" Apple made a "serious bid", but he isn't sure if the interest went as far as formal paperwork. According Irwin the talks broke down over Apple's insistence Elon Musk step down from the helm.
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Derek Fung
Apple, Volkswagen collaborating on autonomous Transporter - report
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27th May 2018
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Apple, Volkswagen collaborating on autonomous Transporter - report

Apple is reportedly working with Volkswagen to design and build a self-driving electric van to transport its employees between its Silicon Valley campuses. According to The New York Times, the self-driving car will be based on the chassis of the Volkswagen Transporter.
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Derek Fung
Do Not Disturb While Driving: New safety-minded mode coming to iPhone
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5th Jun 2017
2 min read

Do Not Disturb While Driving: New safety-minded mode coming to iPhone

A new Do Not Disturb While Driving feature is coming to Apple iPhone devices from around the third quarter of this year. When Do Not Disturb While Driving mode is enabled, the phone can block incoming messages and also automatically reply with something like: "I'm driving with Do Not Disturb on. I'll respond when I get to where I'm going." Selected special contacts can reply with "urgent" to break through the phone's automatic message blocker.
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Derek Fung