Toyota now has a robot that can help disabled people around the house

Like the rest of the automotive industry, Toyota is beginning to think past the traditional automobile and focus on mobility. And with that, the company has shown off its Human Support Robot (HSR), after testing it with a U.S. war veteran in his home.

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Mercedes is making its way into your home via solar energy storage partnership

The Mercedes-Benz name has long meant luxury in the automotive industry, but now it wants to bring that same cachet to your home and its energy needs. The German automaker has announced a strategic partnership with Vivint Solar.

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Motor Trend spotlights 'Apple Car' development in June cover story

Article Image For its latest June issue, long-running automotive serial Motor Trend threw a spotlight on rumors and speculation surrounding Apple’s shadowy “Project Titan.” To go along with its print coverage, which includes a well-studied “Apple Car” concept rendering, the magazine invited a panel of experts to discuss the broader implications of Apple’s efforts, and AppleInsider was there.

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Late-night 'motor noises' emanate from Apple's mysterious car testing center

Article Image Apple’s top-secret Sunnyvale, Calif., automotive testing facility has been the source of loud “motor noises” late at night that irked at least one nearby neighbor, AppleInsider has discovered.

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Apple's 'Project Titan' at crossroads, team in hiring freeze, source says

Article Image Apple has placed a hiring freeze on the team responsible for the company’s nascent automotive ambitions after executives became unhappy with the project’s direction and progress, AppleInsider has learned.

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Daimler CEO says Apple, other Silicon Valley firms 'can do more' than anticipated in cars

Article Image Silicon Valley tech companies are doing better than anticipated in the automotive realm, said Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche after he and other company executives concluded talks with dozens of firms in the region.

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Ford says Apple and Google are 'welcome' to join automotive arena

Article Image Ford is glad to see Apple and Google join the automotive world with their exploration of self-driving vehicles, an executive said in a newly-published video interview.

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Electric motorcycle startup shutters after losing top talent to Apple

Article Image Apple’s anticipated automotive project has led the company to recruit talent from competing companies both big and small. But its wooing of top-level engineers from a San Francisco-based electric vehicle startup is said to have been so significant, it caused that company to close its doors earlier this year.

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Apple eyes former naval base in California to test 'Project Titan' self-driving car – report

Apple’s automotive project is said to be moving along quickly, with the company allegedly planning to rent a sprawling 2,100-acre property near San Francisco to work on its apparently self-driving “Project Titan.”

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Apple hires longtime auto executive, stokes electric car rumors

It came out Monday that Apple hired automotive manufacturing and quality control executive Doug Betts, suggesting the company is moving forward with a potential heavy industry project rumored to be an electric vehicle.

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Apple's push into automotive spurs race to cash in on car-as-device gold rush

Rumors of automotive product entries from Apple and Google are prompting carmakers to look beyond traditional toward revenue streams fueled by data, the first being a reported joint overture for Nokia’s HERE mapping service worth billions of dollars.

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Apple's automotive ambitions takes toll on other departments with staff reassign, report

A report on Tuesday claims Apple’s secret automotive initiative is creating tension within the company as resource allotments are now gobbling up personnel from other divisions.

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Apple's automotive ambitions takes toll on other departments with staff reassignments

A report on Tuesday claims Apple’s secret automotive initiative is creating tension within the company as resource allotments are now gobbling up personnel from other divisions.

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Auto tech maker Continental wants to partner on rumored Apple Car

If Apple is in fact building an electric vehicle, German automotive company Continental hopes it will have a chance to partner on the final product, the company’s CEO publicly said.



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Automakers in Geneva cautious, 'concerned' about 'disruptive interloper' Apple

As the automotive glitterati descends on Switzerland for the first industry powwow since rumors of an Apple Car began swirling, executives from some of the world’s largest automakers have opened up about the possibility of counting the iPhone maker as a competitor.



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Review: Parrot Asteroid Smart in-dash head unit with navigation and app support

Google launched the Open Automotive Alliance in January to put Android in your dashboard to control your phone, just like Apple announced CarPlay as a system to control your iOS device. Parrot’s Asteroid Smart doesn’t participate in either of these programs, but goes their own way instead.



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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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