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Apple Hyundai-Kia electric car joint venture stalls – UPDATE
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10th Feb 2021
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Apple Hyundai-Kia electric car joint venture stalls – UPDATE

UPDATE, 10 February 2021: Hyundai has confirmed talks with Apple have stalled, after widespread reports the two companies were discussing a partnership to manufacture a future car. According to business new outlet Bloomberg, sources familiar with the matter understand Apple "paused discussions with Hyundai and Kia weeks ago" – roughly the same time as the latest rumours of the potential partnership began to be reported on by the media.
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Ben Zachariah
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
2020 Porsche Taycan to include free internet, Apple Music subscriptions
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20th Aug 2019
1 min read

2020 Porsche Taycan to include free internet, Apple Music subscriptions

The teaser program for the Porsche Taycan continues to march on, with company releasing a picture of the car's dashboard, and revealing details about its infotainment package. From this latest photo we can see the Taycan's dashboard is heavily influenced by the 911, a fact the company has referenced by setting the time on its various clocks to 9:11.
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Derek Fung
Apple CarPlay: Google Maps, Waze now supported
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19th Sep 2018
1 min read

Apple CarPlay: Google Maps, Waze now supported

Among all the shiny things included in Apple's latest iPhone software update is an exciting development for CarPlay users – finally, you can use Google Maps through your car's touchscreen. Huzzah! UPDATE: Waze is coming, but it's not available right now. Apologies for the error. The news was announced at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in June this year, but it's now officially available to users as part of the iOS12.0 update released alongside the new iPhone XS, XS Max and XR.
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Scott Collie
Apple, Volkswagen collaborating on autonomous Transporter - report
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27th May 2018
2 min read

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