Apple reported to be going it alone in cars, with new lab
The rumors surrounding Apple’s automotive ambitions have escalated this week, following reports that a joint conversation with BMW and Daimler has fallen through, and that Apple has set up a small lab in Berlin to develop its vehicular strategy.
Most of the recent news centers around Germany, where it was earlier reported that Apple was establishing a lab in the country, staffed by between 15 to 20 people. The news came from the German outlet Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, which was then picked up by the wider Apple-focused press.
The lab is housed in Berlin, with the staff assembled from the German automotive industry, stemming from engineering, software, hardware, and s