Articles tagged “apple”

Hertz and Avis Prep for Future With Self-Driving Car Partnerships

Hertz and Avis Prep for Future With Self-Driving Car Partnerships

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Car rental giants are looking to the future, with the goal of handling logistics for whatever company ends up winning the automated car arms race. If you can't beat them, join them.

1 month ago

Apple Partners With Hertz for Self-Driving Car Trials

Apple Partners With Hertz for Self-Driving Car Trials

Alex Webb and David Welch, Bloomberg

Using car rentals to get consumers familiar with the technology is a smart move. Smart enough that Google had the same idea today, too.

3 months ago

Apple Talks Up Enhancements to Its Translation and Mapping Tools

Apple Talks Up Enhancements to Its Translation and Mapping Tools

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Apple's annual gathering of mobile app makers revealed that the company is enhancing its voice-activated translation tools. That perked up our ears. But Siri's still not as fast as many travelers would like.

4 months ago

Apple to Test Self-Driving Car Software on Public Streets

Apple to Test Self-Driving Car Software on Public Streets

Mark Gurman, Bloomberg

Apple's taking tentative steps to join the self-driving car melee. It's gridlock already: On the Left Coast in California 29 other companies already have permits to hit the streets to test self-driving cars. This will be the mother of all shakeouts when things get serious

5 months ago

Marriott Pits Amazon Alexa Against Apple Siri for Voice-Controlled Hotel Rooms

Marriott Pits Amazon Alexa Against Apple Siri for Voice-Controlled Hotel Rooms

Spencer Soper and Hui-yong Yu, Bloomberg

So, what happened to Google Home?

6 months ago

Apple Wants to Use Drones to Catch up With Google Maps

Apple Wants to Use Drones to Catch up With Google Maps

Mark Gurman, Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Since Google Maps is ubiquitous, and is one of the most popular trip-planning apps in existence, it makes sense that another monolith like Apple would push hard to compete.

10 months ago

Two Years Later Uber and Concur Expand Corporate Travel Integration

Two Years Later Uber and Concur Expand Corporate Travel Integration

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Anyone doubting the complexities of corporate travel should know that it took two years for Uber and Concur to get to this stage.

1 year ago

Apple Partnership Shows Lyft’s Growth in Corporate Travel

Apple Partnership Shows Lyft’s Growth in Corporate Travel

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

This news from Apple illustrates the strides Lyft has made to appeal to the corporate travel space.

1 year ago

5 Facts Behind Apple’s $1 Billion Ride-Sharing Investment

5 Facts Behind Apple’s $1 Billion Ride-Sharing Investment

Lulu Yilun Chen, Bloomberg

Didi is dominating China in a way that Uber would love to dominate any market. It's the one ride-sharing company that's going beyond points A and B to a larger suite of services.

1 year ago

Apple Invests $1 Billion in Uber’s Asian Rival Didi

Apple Invests $1 Billion in Uber’s Asian Rival Didi

Julia Love, Reuters

Uber has been such an innovator in this space that it must be seen as a slap in the face, especially from the manufacturer of the phone it hands out to all drivers. But this is a fight with huge ramifications, not small slights.

1 year ago

Everybody Wants to Own Nokia’s Mapping Technology

Everybody Wants to Own Nokia’s Mapping Technology

Tim Higgins, Bloomberg

The future of discovery is entirely mobile, and right now Google is the undisputed champion.

2 years ago

Future of Local Discovery is in the Car’s Dashboard

Future of Local Discovery is in the Car’s Dashboard

Elisabeth Behrmann, Bloomberg

Connected cars with navigation systems to select the best routes and travel apps to pick nearby hotels and restaurants are already here. The auto manufacturers want to fend off Google and Apple as connected cars become the next frontier of disruption.

2 years ago