Nissan wants to sell its battery stake
Published in News
Monday, 08 August 2016 12:43

Nissan wants to sell its battery stake


She's electric

Nissan Motors  is in talks with Panasonic and others over its controlling stake in a car battery manufacturing venture, sources said.

LG scores Toyota deal
Published in Wearables
Friday, 22 July 2016 11:31

LG scores Toyota deal


Good news away from the smartphone bear pit

LG has signed a deal with Toyota  to supply telematics components for Toyota's upcoming connected vehicles. The deal is good news for LG which needs to step back a bit from smartphones.

Qualcomm releases new Connected Car Platform
Published in Processors


Ready for proto-typing

Qualcomm has released its Connected Car Reference Platform so that the car industry to build prototypes for the next-generation connected car.

Uber wants self-driving cars
Published in News
Friday, 20 May 2016 12:56

Uber wants self-driving cars


Does not have to pay the drivers

Controversial taxi outfit Uber is working on self-driving vehicle technologies for more than a year and it's finally shown off an autonomous car.

Apple invokes the ancient gods for car business
Published in News


Might have chosen the wrong ones

Apple has been trying to draft ancient gods into its cult to develop its self-driving car.  Like the car it might backfire badly.

AMD’s Zen man switches to Tesla
Published in Processors
Friday, 29 January 2016 11:33

AMD’s Zen man switches to Tesla


Jim Keller finds a new role

The bloke who helped create the chip which will either finish AMD or give it a renaissance has a new role working for Tesla. Ironically it really will involve him working on Nvidia gear.

Qualcomm announces a Snapdragon for cars
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 06 January 2016 11:04

Qualcomm announces a Snapdragon for cars


Snapdragon 820 Automotive family puts mobile under your bonnet

Qualcomm has told the assorted throngs at CES about a new Snapdragon 820 Automotive family of products. It will come in two flavours – a standard 820A and an 820Am that adds an LTE modem.

HTC wants Vive in cars
Published in Wearables
Tuesday, 29 December 2015 12:25

HTC wants Vive in cars


Forunately no one is giving them to the drivers

HTC has been planning big things for its Vive virtual reality gear and word on the street is that it has plans to flog it to car makers.

Tame Apple Press called out on Android motoring story
Published in Mobiles


Who lets the truth get in the way of an Apple Advert?

The Tame Apple press ran a story claiming that its favourite toymaker had been chosen by Porsche to run its systems because Android Auto was phoning home too much data.

Apple hopes car will replace gadgets
Published in News
Tuesday, 22 September 2015 10:11

Apple hopes car will replace gadgets


Car on agenda as iPhone dies

It is starting to look like the fruity cargo cult Apple is banking on the car industry to be the next big thing after the world loses interest in iphones and ipads.