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Apple Is Going to Make Cars?

On last Friday night, Wall Street Journal published an article saying Apple is very likely going to design and produce its own cars, based on the following observation:


1. There are several hundred employees working on the project currently;
2. Apple has been in contact with Magna Steyr (an Austria OEM factory specialized in building high-end cars)
3. Apple has hired some experts who have previously worked in other major auto makers

While the above arguments strongly suggest Apple’s intention of making cars, this does not mean it is 100% committing to this matter...

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Mercedes-Benz Delayed Apple CarPlay System Integration

The Apple CarPlay system provides unified user experiences, and provides strong ability to extending/customizing the functionality that each car maker wants individually.

The CarPlay system received good response in the auto industry, and many makers have expressed intention to integrate this system into their future products. It looks like the CarPlay system is an immediate hit and success.


However, if something looks “too good to be true”, then it may encounter some unexpected setbacks when it proceeds...

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Redesigned 2016 Volvo XC90 Interior Officially Revealed

Today Volvo officially released how the interior looks for the next-generation XC90. From the images we can see the center console is occupied by an iPad-like huge LCD screen, and a “Home” button on the bottom, which is similar to the iPad layout. This is because the XC90 is the first vehicle that utilized Apple’s CarPlay system.

Volvo does not say anything about the mechanical part, but please take a look at our previous report here. The new XC90 is expected to come with a 4-cylinder turbo+supercharged engine, output is around 302hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. The XC90’s 8-speed transmission will be provided by Aisin, and AWD system sourced from Haldex.

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