Herbert Diess, the boss of the Volkswagen group, is not sure that Apple is sure to launch a car in the end. The leader revealing that it was a ” big effort at the opening of a technology conference in Berlin. If Diess harbors some doubts about Apple’s real desire to become a car manufacturer, on the other hand, he says he is certain that Apple wants to enter the interior market with software.
Herbert Diess is referring here to CarPlay, and probably to the new generation of CarPlay which gives the iPhone control of all the screens in the car, not just that of the vehicle’s infotainment system. The logo of the German car giant is not among the partner manufacturers of the new generation of CarPlay, but two of its brands are present there: Porsche and Audi.
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Two years ago, the chairman of the management board of Volkswagen was even more enthusiastic about the prospect of an Apple car, while fearing to relive the fate of Nokia at the start of the iPhone revolution.
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