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Apple on the rob; Google in a spin; Uber jumping red lights

There looks to be a backbone behind the groupthink that Apple is staying in the autonomous car game, as the company has apparently poached dozens of BlackBerry’s QNX software engineers to work on an automotive operating system project in Ottawa – not five minutes’ from QNX HQ. Mapping firm Here has also reportedly been a victim of the same aggressive tactics. Hunting down the engineers behind what is considered the industry’s most successful IVI system, as well as engineers responsible for mapping technology that was snapped up by Audi, BMW and Daimler, demonstrates Apple’s ambitions to transition to a software player in autonomous cars, rather than hardware. However, with Apple being Apple, a company which is stuck in a period…

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