Sunday, February 22, 2015

Cars and technology: Upsetting the Apple car | The Economist

Excerpt from an Apple car reality check by The Economist

"But whatever the future of the car looks like, it will be tough to overturn the incumbents in a business where clever technology is only part of the equation. Despite a reputation, once richly deserved, for sloth in adopting new technologies, most big carmakers are pouring resources both into battery power and other alternative forms of propulsion, and into automated driving. Ford and Nissan have both opened research labs in Silicon Valley. Tech firms may get all the attention, says Haroon Hassan of Mitsubishi UFJ, a bank, but carmakers are formidable innovators and understand their business well."
Cars and technology: Upsetting the Apple car | The Economist
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