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Apple registers automobile domain name ‘apple.car’, fuels speculations

  • Apple Inc has reportedly registered domain names related to
    automobiles, adding to speculation about the company’s plans to develop an
    automobile,
    Reuters reported.
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  • The iPhone maker registered the domain names, which include
    apple.car, apple.cars and apple.auto in December, according to domain

    • Apple Inc has reportedly registered domain names related to
      automobiles, adding to speculation about the company’s plans to develop an
      automobile,
      Reuters reported.
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    • The iPhone maker registered the domain names, which include
      apple.car, apple.cars and apple.auto in December, according to domain
      information provider
      Who.is.
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    • MacRumors had first reported the news, but said the domain names could be
      related to Apple’s CarPlay, which lets drivers access contacts on their
      iPhones, make calls or listen to voicemails without taking their hands off the
      steering wheel.
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    • While never openly acknowledging plans to build a car, Apple has
      been aggressive in recruiting auto experts from companies such as Ford or
      Mercedes-Benz.
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    • There is increasing evidence that Apple is at least exploring the
      auto industry. The world’s most valuable firm is understood to be in discussions
      with a secure Bay Area testing facility for connected and autonomous vehicles,
      and the company also had a meeting in August with the California DMV to review
      self-driving vehicle regulations.
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    • Apple has aggressively recruited engineers and other talent from
      Tesla, Ford, GM, Samsung, A123 Systems, Nvidia and elsewhere to work on the
      rumoured ‘Apple Car’ project, which has allegedly been called ‘Project Titan’
      internally.
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    • Car technology has become a prime area of interest for Silicon
      Valley companies, including Google Inc, which has built a prototype
      self-driving car.

     

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