The Apple car in the news (again)

An Apple car has been in the works, at least in fits and spurts, since 2015. The big question for most people remains … WTF is Apple going to build a car? It’s not at all clear what value they add. To quote Hal Eddins, chief economist at Apple shareholder Capital Investment Counsel, “My initial reaction […]

Amazon and self-driving cars?

For a few years now, pretty much every big tech company has been doing something in the self-driving car space, and Amazon isn’t new to this (at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, they announced a partnership with Toyota), but their participation might be the least clear. Tesla, of course, makes sense. Alphabet (Google’s parent) has […]

Tesla teardown finds electronics 6 years ahead of Toyota, VW

The interesting thing here is not just that Tesla is that far ahead (though that certainly is interesting); rather, it’s how they got there and what it means for the rest of the auto industry. “Most parts inside the Model 3 do not bear the name of a supplier. Instead, many have the Tesla logo, […]