The Car Is The One Place Where Google And Apple Need Blackberry

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:30 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 3/27/14 9:35am 3/27/14 9:35am

A Complete Demonstration Of Apple's CarPlay System In A Ferrari FF

The difference between Volvo's and Ferrari's CarPlay is that the Italian version is using buttons as well as the touchscreen. Here's our complete demonstration, and while you're watching, prepare for the news about a German manufacturer introducing it as well. » 3/05/14 10:15am 3/05/14 10:15am

What It's Like To Use Apple's CarPlay Hands-Free System

While you might have expected Apple's CarPlay iOS system to appear in a Tesla, the winner of this race is Volvo, who will be using Apple's software for hands-free connectivity in all their future models. Here's the first hands on with new system straight from the Geneva Motor Show floor. » 3/04/14 9:30am 3/04/14 9:30am

What Apple And Tesla's Meeting Actually Means, Probably

Fan-kids of two of the most rabid and dedicated types, Apple and Tesla, must have experienced some swimsuit-area tingling Sunday, when SFGate revealed that the two were in talks last year. Of course, this caused many to speculate on Apple buying Tesla and the release of the mythical iCar, but I don't think that's… » 2/17/14 12:00pm 2/17/14 12:00pm

Leaked Apple 'iOS In The Car' Videos Show iOS Future In Our Cars

App developer and guy soon to be removed from Apple's holiday card list Steven Troughton-Smith published some screenshots and videos of a beta of Apple's 'iOS in the Car.' The videos suggest a tight integration between iDevices and future car's infotainment systems, yet don't show in-car iOS installation. » 1/29/14 1:20pm 1/29/14 1:20pm

Screw Your Pumpkin Flavors: How To Make Apple Crumble

Fun fact! Careful examination of the historical record reveals that, whatever the goddamn Starbucks menu may suggest to the contrary, the consumption of non-pumpkin-flavored foodstuffs between Sept. 15 and Dec. 20 is not a capital crime. Whether the consumption of non-pumpkin-flavored foodstuffs in that time period is… » 10/27/13 10:41am 10/27/13 10:41am

Tesla Steals Hardware Exec From Apple To Lead Vehicle Development

Everyone has been wondering exactly if — or when — Apple will get involved in the development of cars besides just touch screens and infotainment systems. Now, at least one automaker will benefit from Apple's expertise: Tesla Motors. » 10/24/13 3:17pm 10/24/13 3:17pm

Apple Gets Patent For Touchscreen Dashboard With Tactile Feedback

Apple was recently granted a patent for a touchscreen car dashboard, one with a twist that could set it above other in-car touchscreens. Coupled with their announcement of their iOS In The Car app earlier this year, it shows that Apple is serious about moving in to your next car. » 7/18/13 11:14am 7/18/13 11:14am

Apple Maps Are Getting Slightly Less Crappy in iOS 7

While the cross-platform integration of Apple's Maps was announced at WWDC earlier this summer, the latest beta build of iOS 7 shows one key change to the mobile version that makes it suck just a little bit less than before. But only slightly. » 7/13/13 8:55am 7/13/13 8:55am

BMW Tells Apple 'Thanks, But No Thanks' To iOS In The Car

Were you wondering why BMW's roundel wasn't among the 12 logos present during Apple's WWDC keynote where it was announced that iOS will come to your car in 2014, even though BMW will be adding Siri integration to their cars that year? Now we know. » 6/12/13 1:37pm 6/12/13 1:37pm