Mercedes-Benz is introducing the MB Companion App for Apple Watch this fall, porting directions between the wearable device and the vehicle's onboard navigation system, with further features to follow.
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.
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.
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.