Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.
Apple is seriously rethinking its self-driving car plans and is laying off “dozens of employees,” according to a report from The New York Times.
Among the whispers and rumors that often permeate the automotive and tech industries, some of the loudest whispers and the wildest rumors have been about the Apple Car, codenamed Project Titan. What is the Apple Car, exactly?
Apple announced an investment of $1 billion in China’s largest private ride-hailing service company Didi Chuxing in a move intended to not only better understand the Chinese market, but to finally take the big step into the transportation industry we’ve been expecting.
Fear of Apple’s perpetual growth plateauing has plagued the company in recent years, but a new analysis of Apple’s research and development spending suggests it is preparing to pivot towards an entirely new industry. Enter the Apple Car at last?
Apple and the auto industry. It’s long been a rumor that we’ll see it happen eventually, and it we may just be getting closer to that day—in December, the company registered several car-related website domain names for itself.