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The Apple car project stalled due to Apple’s ‘hubris’ – Gurman

Apple's long-running development of the 'Apple Car' stalled due to "hubris", according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.Rather than working on a less ambitious project that would offer features similar to a Tesla model, Apple instead opted to "change the world" when it set out to begin the car's development in 2014, Gurman explained in the latest issue of his Power On newsletter.Gurman says Apple's "hubris" was perhaps understandable at the time, coming off of successful iPhone, iPad, and Apple Music launches, and approaching…

The Kia EV9 is the template for a modern car interior

Christian de Looper / Digital Trends Carmakers are in the process of reinventing the wheel. While some companies are simply slapping an electric powertrain in an existing chassis and calling it a day, the majority of companies are taking the transition to electrified as an opportunity to redesign their lineups completely — both outside and in. Just look at the EV6, a car that would be impossible to imagine in Kia’s lineup just five years ago. But while the fresh and new exterior designs are fun to look at, it’s the…

Apple cancels its car, Google’s AI goes awry and Bumble stumbles

Hello, folks, welcome to Week in Review (WiR), TechCrunch’s newsletter covering noteworthy happenings in the tech industry. This week, investment firm KKR announced that it would acquire VMware’s end-user computing business from Broadcom for $4 billion. As Ron explains, that business included VMware Workspace One and VMware Horizon — two remote desktop apps that had been part of VMware’s family of products. Elsewhere, Mistral, the French AI startup, launched a new model to rival OpenAI’s GPT-4 — and its own cheekily…

Car owner from Mysore fined for driving car on BALD tyres

The tires of a vehicle can be considered as one of, if not the most important parts of it. And like every consumable part, they also require changing after their tread wears out. However, have you ever heard about a car driver who got fined for having bald tires? Well, if you haven’t, then you are about to. Recently, in a traffic enforcement operation in Mysore, a car owner faced a fine as his vehicle’s tires had extremely low treads and it could be described as almost bald. This incident occurred on Nanjangud Road…

Apple abandons its car: Here are other projects the company has killed

From AirPower to abandoned tablets, Apple's road to success is littered with failures Apple has scrapped plans to enter the automotive industry with its mysterious autonomous electric car, instead shifting focus to the wildly popular world of generative AI. The project saw the company hiring prominent executives from places like Tesla and Ford. Its end has led to job losses for some employees, while others have changed divisions inside the company. The so-called Project Titan had…

Wendy’s Surge Pricing, AI Willy Wonka Sham, R.I.P Apple Car and More Fun With Phones

Photo: Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto (Getty Images)Putting your phone in airplane mode when boarding a flight feels like common sense. You wouldn’t be crazy for thinking your phone signal could interfere with an airplane’s navigation systems, potentially causing a disaster. However, the necessity of airplane mode is largely a myth, and there’s another reason airlines are asking you to turn your phone off. - Maxwell Zeff Read More Photo: Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto (Getty Images)Putting your phone in airplane mode when boarding a

1 in 5 new car sales globally were EVs in 2023, and that’s curbed oil demand – IEA

Photo: Tesla Without EVs, solar, wind, and nuclear, the global rise in emissions in the last five years would have been three times larger, new International Energy Agency (IEA) analysis shows. The new findings come from the IEA’s annual update on global energy-related CO2 emissions and the just-released inaugural edition of the IEA’s new series, the Clean Energy Market Monitor, which will track clean energy deployment and broadly outline the implications for global energy markets.…

Changing Car Culture Can Benefit Our Health and Our Planet

Changing Car Culture Can Benefit Our Health and Our PlanetWe need to rethink the American love affair with the automobile and redesign cities to reduce car pollutionBy The Editors Anthropologist Daniel Miller has observed that an alien visiting Earth might well suppose that four-wheeled creatures run the planet. These rulers, he notes, are “served by a host of slaves who walk on legs and spend their whole lives serving them.” He meant this as a joke, but the punch line comes at the expense of American car culture. In the…

Best Sony car speakers: Enjoy your favourite music during the drives

Craving an immersive driving experience where your favourite music comes alive? Look no further than the diverse lineup of Sony car speakers! You may be a bass-loving enthusiast, a clarity-seeking audiophile, or a budget-conscious driver. Thecar sound system Sony is designed to ignite your passion for sound. This guide delves into the top contenders, exploring their strengths, ideal applications, and key considerations. It will help you find the perfect match for your car and your sonic desires. So buckle up and…