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Apple asks for dismissal of lawsuit from battery maker A123

Apple argues that it doesn't compete with A123 because their batteries end up in different products.

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Apple's new Maps patent guides your car around cell phone dead spots

If Apple follows through on this one, your nav system could take wireless signal strength into account when deciding your route.

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Toyota won't support CarPlay, at least not out of the gate

New Ferrari and Mercedes-Benz models will have CarPlay baked in, but not Toyotas.


Car talk: Apple rumors run amok again

The rumored Apple Car is already a loser.

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Apple wants its cars in production by 2020, report says

Bloomberg says Apple wants a car on the assembly line within five years. The company is certainly hiring automotive brainpower aggressively.


Apple's auto-industry hires suggest an interest in more than software

A list of auto-focused talent now at Apple includes auto-parts engineers, former Tesla employees, and an expert on new battery technology.

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A car could be the final piece of Apple's puzzle

If we think of CarPlay like the Motorola ROKR, then the mythical Apple Car could be the iPhone.


Apple is said to recruit engineers for car development project

Apple's recent hires include a Mercedes-Benz executive who led its Silicon Valley R&D center.

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Mysterious Apple van fuels speculation about self-driving car or Maps overhaul

A camera-equipped Dodge Caravan spotted driving around the Bay Area could mean Apple is building out its own version of Google's Street View. If so, however, it'd take years to gather sufficient data.

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Uber to develop self-driving cars, butting heads with Google

The companies look set to become rivals, with Google reportedly building a ride-hailing app

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Android Auto and CarPlay are coming to Volkswagen cars later this year

Volkswagen is getting serious about smartphone overlays for its embedded system. Later in 2015, Android Auto, Apple's CarPlay, and Mirror Link will start showing up in U.S. models.


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Hands-on with Alpine's excellent iLX-007 CarPlay aftermarket stereo

Siri can be your co-pilot with this aftermarket head unit from Alpine and its best-in-class touchscreen.

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Hands on with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in the 2015 Hyundai Sonata

Plug your phone into the car and enjoy phone, navigation, messaging and more. That's the idea behind Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (in beta), and we tried both at the LA Auto Show.

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Here in my car: Ewww-ber and Alpine's CarPlay plans

Susie Ochs and Chris Breen discuss the week's news including Uber alternatives, Alpine's CarPlay head unit, FCC smackdown, and iOS and Yosemite updates.


Free advice: Apple gets what it pays for

Apple gets more helpful hints from pundits who have nothing to lose.