BMW plans self-driving software overhaul to fend off the likes of Apple, Google

Article Image German automaker BMW is planning a major corporate changes going forward, in an effort to build “the most intelligent car” it can, sensing impending competition from Apple, Google and others in Silicon Valley.

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GM sides with Lyft in ridesharing war with $500M investment, self-driving car partnership

Article Image Stalwart American automaker General Motors on Monday announced an expansive tie-up with ridesharing service Lyft that includes a $500 million cash infusion and technical support for mobile connectivity and autonomous vehicle technology.

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Dealers say GM's rapid adoption of Apple CarPlay is helping them sell cars

Article Image American automaker General Motors has rolled out support for Apple’s CarPlay iPhone integration faster and across more models than its rivals, resulting in independent dealers reporting that the feature draws in customers and helps to close the deal in selling new cars.

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Ford Sync update brings Siri Eyes Free support to more than 5M vehicles

Article Image Detroit automaker Ford enabled Siri Eyes Free integration for more than five million car owners with the release of a Sync infotainment system software update on Thursday, an upgrade compatible with cars dating back to the 2011 model year.

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Porsche to offer Apple CarPlay in future models

In a quiet update to Apple’s dedicated CarPlay webpage, legendary German automaker Porsche was added to a rolling list of companies promising support for the iOS-based infotainment system.



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Audi announces support for Apple's CarPlay in 2015 models

German automaker Audi — a founding member of Google’s Android-based Open Automotive Alliance — on Thursday announced that it has undertaken “intensive dialog” with Apple to integrate the iPhone maker’s CarPlay system into new vehicles beginning in 2015.



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