Sunday, November 1, 2009
Vw, Apple To Produce An Icar?
The German automaker Volkswagen AG and the U.S. company Apple Inc. are talking about the possibility of producing an iCar "featuring products by the manufacturer of personal music players. Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Volkswagen's chief Martin Winterkorn met several days ago in California, and plan to meet for further discussions, said Hans-Gerd Bode, a spokesman for Volkswagen. There are "scores of ideas" but few concrete plans at this point, he added. Winterkorn and Jobs are supposed to be discussed to build a series of vehicles, told the German magazine Capital. The two giants met in California recently, and although talks are at early stages, Apple and Volkswagen are reported to work together for Volkswagen compact development include Apple products, digital broadcast Journal. The news comes as a rival Ford Motor Co., begins offering innovative synchronization technology in some of its models this fall. Synchronization, priced at $ 395 , is a sound system activation technology that was a joint venture between Ford and Microsoft. The feature allows drivers to use voice recognition or steering wheel controls for listening to digital music players and mobile phone messages through a voice-based equipment. Industry experts have estimated that the car ICAR potential interest to the next generation of drivers - those who seek to car entertainment and comfort. Lately, automakers are absorbed in the formulation of concept cars that drastically reduces harmful emissions without sacrificing performance and comfort. In addition to improving fuel mileage these vehicles is also equipped with state of the art technology, art and self -employment. These cars are the cars in the way of the future. and Volkswagen is not happy with the traditional wing of VW and other auto parts and I would add benefits to their future lines to complement the high-tech and services. The automaker, according to the International Herald Tribune, also plans to build a compact, reasonably priced from € 6,000 or U.S. $ 8200. The report of the ICAR is a shock to Apple customers. As a matter of Indeed, the computer company has had a reputation for self-commitment of high technology. But leaders of society do not pay beans. Neumy Tom, senior director of iPod and iTunes from Apple, CNET, said: "We do not would comment on rumors and speculation. No details on the concept car have been issued. "A company in Apple's production of vehicles is not new to the computer company. As DailyTech wrote:" Apple is working with several automakers, including Volkswagen, to provide iPod connections as options for new vehicles. Cars with such connections automatically interface with iPods to play stored music through the vehicle interface and sound system. "Jobs of Apple chat with a lot of companies in a lot of ideas. Although nothing official has been mentioned by VW, it appears that Apple continues to be aggressive in seeking business opportunities related to their personal technology products. On the other , it was reported by AppleInsider that the computer company is also toying with the Mercedes-Benz to create a dashboard navigation for launch in 2009. For more details, such as integrating Google Maps for navigation, is said to are unclear. You may recall that Apple has partnered with Mercedes rival BMW to produce the first seamless integration between iPod and a car audio system. In particular, a number of auto giants have offered solutions to integration with iPod their customers. But none of them include navigational components and estimates of the entertainment company in the computer. So the hope that potential buyers of VW and Apple partnership. This feature may be due at the time .