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Fiat 600 Multipla could figure into Apple Car equation

Apple's Project Titan is said to be minivan-like. The Fiat 600 Multipla from the 1950's could also be said to be minivan-like. AppleInsider may have uncovered a connection between the two.

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Apple asks the court to toss out the A123 Systems lawsuit over battery staff hires because it is too speculative to proceed.

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A study by Thomson Reuters looks at the past 24 years of auto patents to examine Apple's current place in the industry. Samsung might be a big competitor, but an Apple merger with Tesla could be a real boon for both businesses.

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At Apple Watch Meeting, Tim Cook Keeps Things Positive

Apple CEO Tim Cook says Tesla should use CarPlay and that's about it after shareholders ask if Apple should buy the car company.

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Hyundai has launched a Blue Link update that makes the app's features work through smartwatches.

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During Apple's big Spring Forward press conference, CEO Tim Cook announced that every major automaker was now on board with its CarPlay in-vehicle operating system, and that the functionality will arrive on over 40 new cars by the end of the year.

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BMW is fighting a recent rumor from Germany claiming that the Bavarian automaker is working with Apple on the tech giant's car.

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Insiders claim that Apple is aiming for 2020 to launch its car, and the company reportedly has around 200 people working on the project.

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Battery Company Claims Ex-Workers Violating Noncompete Agreements

Battery maker A123 Systems is suing Apple for aggressively poaching key staff in violation of their nondisclosure and noncompete agreements.

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2015 Chicago Auto Show Recap, Apple's Project Titan EV

Episode #418 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing, and Brandon Turkus talk about the 2015 Chicago Auto Show and Apple's potential plans to build a car.

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Apple has been mum on whether it's building a car or not, but that isn't stoping industry figures from weighing in on the so-called Project Titan.

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Apple reportedly has hundreds of employees working on an automobile under a program called Project Titan. The Apple Car is said to look sort of like a minivan, and it's fully electric.

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Apple has filed for a patent to let your smartphone also act as a car key. While some automakers have apps that already do that, this solution lets users selectively share the functionality with other devices.

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Bloomberg has the fascinating story on the hiring competition between Apple and Tesla for Silicon Valley's talent.

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Though the Apple Watch is not yet on sale, software developers already have a version of the Tesla Model S iPhone App running for it. The functionality is somewhat limited at the moment, but it shows what could be possible from the gadget in the very near future.

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Hyundai has announced that it's bringing a new, smartphone-enabled infotainment system to the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show. Set to arrive on the brand's lower-end 2016 models, it will eventually be offered across the entry level range, and is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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In conjunction with the typical Internet feeding frenzy that goes hand in hand with the announcement of each new iPhone, Apple has been cited in countless headlines this week after its debut of its new Apple Watch on September 9. The so-called "smartwatch" is far from an industry first – Samsung, Motorola and Pebble all have models on the market, and who can forget 2003's Fossil Wrist PDA? – but as per usual, Apple's entry is garnering more than its fair share of media attention.

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EV Drivers Can Monitor Charging Status,

Apple unveiled details about its long-awaited Apple Watch yesterday and we now know that the $349, er, watch will be released to the public early next year. Amid the millions of features the watch has is the ability to provide real-time information on the battery charge level in a BMW i3 or i8 plug-in vehicle. The watches can also help locate the vehicles if, say, they're parked in a crowded lot. Because so many of us lose our Bimmers on a daily basis.

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Apple and Google are rapidly opening a new front in the on-going tech wars, as the two giants move out of your pocket and into your car. For Apple, it's using its CarPlay system, while Google will offer its newly unveiled Android Auto operating system.

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In a world where electric cars are far from the norm, it seems odd to us laypeople that you can't buy a share of Tesla stock (ticker symbol TSLA) for less than $230. But a research note issued Monday from Goldman Sach's respected team of auto industry analysts (seen in PDF form in our gallery) has added fuel to the irrational exuberance fire, guaranteeing that Tesla's stocks should hover at these seemingly unreasonable prices for some time.

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Apple's CarPlay infotainment system hasn't made it into a single vehicle yet, and it's already drawing criticism for distracting drivers among safety advocates. The new tech unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show pairs users' iPhones with the car's dashboard display to make calls, dictate messages and listen to music. Some automakers, like Volvo, also let users interact with the HVAC system from the screen.

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