Editor’s Picks 20 June 2016 at 5:43 GMT

China will own the internet of cars

Bloomberg
A few weeks ago, Apple's Tim Cook was all smiles as he stepped into a sedan operated by Didi Chuxing. Apple had just invested $1 billion in the ridesharing company, and Cook was no doubt feeling satisfied. But he was probably also feeling relief at getting a piece of China's "internet of vehicles" before it was too late. Adam Minter writes that the phrase might be new, but the idea isn't. Car makers and tech companies have long dreamed of building internet-connected cars. And platforms such as Apple's CarPlay and Google's Android Auto are starting to make the concept a reality. But China is where the future of this technology will likely be charted. And in trying to compete there, foreign companies are facing a stark choice: partner up or be left behind.
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