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"a sensible cost/benefit analysis" Certainly largely absent from their approach to sports cathedrals.
Thanks. Then IIRC with swiping itself set to be deleted they either change their mechanism or go out of business. This September or so?
Ever smaller government is the conservative nirvana as is ever smaller tax burdens, so what's not to love?
does this simply wirelessly transmit the same credit card information as a swipe? If that were the case there's no security argument at all. Anybody know?
How about fully integrated urban transportation systems that are completely flexible? Where the mode of transport is a specially designed vehicle integrated into the entire electronic system: from your iPhone to the zero emission vehicle picking up and delivering you and back again. The 80% of Americans that currently live in an urban area are arguably very underserved with point to point convenient, safe and environmentally friendly transportation. As a thought.
If the project is a focused urban ride share automated vehicle system Apple electronics is the crux, so why ever not contract out the mechanicals? OTOH They may just be doing a dashboard, but if they're doing a vehicle my bet is on a rideshare one and not one for private ownership as the demographics are shifting as has been pointed out, alongside that 80% of Americans that live in an urban area. It sure reads like a lot of effort just for an improved CarPlay, but we'll...
The demographic shift regarding personal car ownership is having it's impact on the industry.
What I suspect as well: CitiBike (the NYC bikeshare program) using AppleCars.
Not necessarily: have you noticed how successful Uber, Zipcar, Citibike and other random start/destination systems are even in a city such as NY where the mass transit is hugely elaborated? Mass transit just can't offer the density of service at a reasonable cost, the calculation of how much it would cost to replicate New York City's mass transit in all the urban areas (an imperfect system to be sure) is staggering, a new 8.5 mile stretch of NYC subway? $5.267 billion and...
Roger Penske reportedly came this close to starting up a continuation of the Saturn line, he intended to contract out the actual manufacture but GM would not bridge the gap between when he could get a third party online to produce "his" cars and when they wanted to stop dealing with the Saturn line. Penske wasn't going to re-invent the glove box, he'd contract that out to people who already had that expertise. I expect Apple would do the same; with the electronics systems...
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