Apple CarKey to replace car keys, CarPlay gets an upgrade

The days of needing your keys, phone, and wallet are about to be over thanks to Apple. On Monday at the Silicon Valley-based tech company’s World Wide Developer Conference, Apple announced CarKey as part of the iOS 14.0 iPhone operating system, which is scheduled for release this fall. An update of iOS 13 will support […]

Apple patents system to help self-driving cars correct slipping tires

Apple remains quiet about any plans for self-driving cars, but it continues to file patents that clue us into what the technology company is interested in. A new patent revolves around detecting speed and behavior at a self-driving car’s tires. Essentially, it’s a new process that could give a self-driving car a clearer picture of […]

VW poaches Apple executive for self-driving car development

Volkswagen Group Sedric concept, 2017 Geneva auto show Volkswagen has successfully hired former Apple executive Alexander Hitzinger to help lead self-driving technology development. His larger role is direct responsibility for technical development for commercial vehicles, and he will also lead the company’s Mobility as a Service initiative, which imagines a future in which people will simply […]