Doug Field, head of Apple’s car design, hunted by Ford to command advanced technology and embedded systems

Apple’s auto project boss Doug Field will work for Ford Motor to lead the automaker’s advanced technology and embedded systems efforts, a hiring stunt for Ford Chief Executive Jim Farley. Field most recently served as vice president of special projects at Apple and was previously senior vice president of engineering at Tesla. Earlier in his … Read more

Google, Apple cannot force developers into payment systems, says South Korea’s newly passed bill

South Korea’s parliament on Tuesday passed a bill banning major app store operators such as Google and Apple from forcing software developers to use their payment systems, effectively preventing them from charging commissions in in-app purchases. It’s the first such constraint by big economies like Alphabet’s Apple and Google, which face global criticism for requiring … Read more

US Air Force Expects Directed Energy Weapons Systems Effective By 2060

The United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has released a report that predicts an interesting future for directed energy weapons in the US military. The ARFL has assembled a group of experts to predict the future of these weapons, and they said they could be used by the US military through 2060. Their prediction … Read more

Aurora Launches Industry’s First Tool to Assess the Security of Autonomous Systems

Aurora, the Silicon Valley autonomous startup founded by former Tesla, Uber and Google executives, has launched what it says is the industry’s first tool to assess whether and when autonomous trucks and cars are safe to deploy on public roads without a human behind the wheel. “We believe this is the only way to come … Read more