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5 of the Worst-Selling Cars of 2016
The numbers are in, and 2016 was another banner year for light-vehicle sales in the U.S. all told, American consumers purchased more than 17.5 million new cars and trucks.
January 12, 2017
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5G will help autonomous cars safely cruise the streets
Intel and Qualcomm will be showing off 5G technologies for autonomous cars at Mobile World Congress
February 23, 2017
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10 almost-perfect tech cars to buy in 2017
Here are 10 cars with tech savvy you should consider buying in 2017, if you're in the market. They're good, they're worth buying, and like so many of our heroes today, they each have some kind of flaw. Case in point: the Honda Civic is a fabulous compact car that integrates Android Auto and Apple CarPlay intelligently. But the touchscreen display is infuriating. that kind of thing.
January 3, 2017
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10 best (and Worst) Cities for Driving
As a Chicagoan, I take a certain amount of pride in my ability to complain about the local traffic situation. to that end, though I loathe to report that my 17-mile trip from Consumer Guide's Chicago-adjacent office to the sleepy Northwest Suburbs can take me more than an hour on the wrong day, I feel a least at little satisfaction knowing that I am a statistical outlier.
July 12, 2016
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12 Propulsion Technologies that will Increase Future Cars' Efficiency
For most of the 130 years that the hydrocarbon-fueled, reciprocating-piston internal-combustion engine (ICE) has been around, it has held an effective monopoly on automotive propulsion. Steam and electric power weren't true competitors for very long after the turn of the 20th century.
July 20, 2016
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12 Worst Gas Guzzlers of 1973
When you hear the number 8 1/2, there's a decent chance your mind turns to a film by that name, directed by French surrealist Federico Fellini. Released in 1963, 8 1/2 is the story of a movie director who is slowly losing his grip on reality. Fellini's fantasy-like treatment of the lead character's confusion led to popular use of the term Felliniesque, used to describe a situation that seems unreal.
February 6, 2017
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800 Kids Have Died In Hot Cars: Why Aren't Alert Systems Standard?
Since 1990, more than 800 children have died from heatstroke in hot cars, including nine children so far just this year. But despite the severity of this problem, technology that's already available that can remind parents when their child is still in the back seat is not yet standard for all cars. Lawmakers, safety advocates, and parents who have experienced tragic losses want this to change.
June 7, 2017
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2,000-hp Toyota Land Speed Cruiser picks up world record at 230 mph
The Land Speed Cruiser is now officially the world's fastest SUV.
May 5, 2017
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107,000 VW diesel owners in Canada wait for EPA-approved fix
Fate of Canadian-Market VW Models is Tied to a Technical Fix for the U.S.
November 21, 2016
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2007: the moment self-driving cars became real
Autonomous Cars' Eruption from the Laboratory to the Real World can be Traced back to One Event
December 19, 2016
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2017 BMW 5 Series earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+
With optional equipment, the 5er passed with flying colors.
May 16, 2017
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2017 Cadillac CTS sedans will soon talk to each other
Vehicle-To-Vehicle Capabilities Are Coming to Cadillac, But It Won't Do Much at First
March 10, 2017
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2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel EPA-Rated 30/52 MPG
Nine-speed auto rated 31/47 mpg
February 13, 2017
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2017 Real-World Fuel-Economy Champions: Top 10
At Consumer Guide®, we take pride in not simply reporting the fuel-economy number provided by a given test-vehicle's trip computer--and we don't blindly accept the EPA's numbers. Instead, we buy our own gas and do the math.
March 13, 2017
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2017 Smart Fortwo EV will be more affordable, more electric
Mercedes-Benz updates and prices pocket-size EVs
May 25, 2017
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$14.7 Billion Record Settlement for Volkswagen Diesel Scandal
June 2019 date is set for the buy back and fix
October 27, 2016
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$80 million autonomous car testing site starts construction in Michigan
Driverless Cars will Have a new State-Of-The-Art Testing Facility
November 24, 2016
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A Brief History of Uber and Google's Very Complicated Relationship
Last night, Waymo, the self-driving car division of Alphabet–parent company to Google–filed a blockbuster lawsuit against Uber. the suit alleges that a former Google engineer stole trade secrets and proprietary designs of Waymo's self-driving car system, which he subsequently used when starting his own company that was later acquired by Uber in 2016.
February 24, 2017
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A second life for open-world games as self-driving car training software
A lot of top-tier video games enjoy lengthy long-tail lives with remasters and re-releases on different platforms, but the effort put into some games could pay dividends in a whole new way, as companies training things like autonomous cars, delivery drones and other robots are looking to rich, detailed virtual worlds to provided simulated training environments that mimic the real world.
April 17, 2017
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A Second-Hand Porsche 911 R Sold for $1.3 Million in U.K.
Lucky owners get instant return on investment
July 21, 2016
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A smart camera that can ID your car in less than a second
Security camera manufacturer Kuna says its new software can distinguish a car's color, make and model in under a second.
May 24, 2017
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After fatal Tesla crash probe, US regulators conclude there's no need for recall
NHTSA finds "crash rate dropped by almost 40 percent after Autosteer installation."
January 19, 2017
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After legal scuffle, Uber gets permit to test self-driving cars in California
The Department of Motor Vehicles lists Uber as one of over 20 companies issued testing permits.
March 9, 2017
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After legal scuffle, Uber gets permit to test self-driving cars in California
The Department of Motor Vehicles lists Uber as one of over 20 companies issued testing permits.
March 9, 2017
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After mothballing Comma One, George Hotz releases free autonomous car software
Highway safety regulators called, so Hotz opted to offer a product with less liability.
November 30, 2016
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After two million miles, Google's robot car now drives better than a 16-year-old
In the self-driving universe, this is actually a good thing.
October 5, 2016
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Airbus promises self-flying electric air taxi by 2020
The company hopes these flying vehicles will solve traffic congestion while making transportation cheaper.
May 9, 2017
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Alexa, open Genesis: Amazon brings remote vehicle access into the house
A new Alexa skill will connect your Amazon devices to your Genesis G80 and G90, no phone app required.
August 18, 2016
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Alfa Romeo 4C May be Discontinued in the Near Future
Mid-engine sports car not long for this world
July 20, 2016
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All new Tesla cars now have hardware for 'full self-driving capabilities'
But some safety features will be disabled initially
October 19, 2016
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Alphabet's lawsuit against Uber, explained
A little less than two months in and yes, it's already a saga.
April 6, 2017
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Alphabet's self-driving unit Waymo is suing Uber over allegedly stolen trade secrets
The Alphabet subsidiary is accusing its former employee, Otto co-founder Anthony Levandowski, of downloading 14,000 confidential files before he left the company. Otto was acquired by Uber soon after.
April 11, 2017
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Alphabet's Waymo filed an injunction against Uber for allegedly stealing intellectual property
Waymo filed sworn testimony that Uber's head of self-driving, Anthony Levandowski, stole key files.
March 10, 2017
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Americans have spoken: now 54.5 mpg CAFE target is off the table
Pickup truck and SUV sales force MPG reassessment in light of consumer demand
July 19, 2016
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Americans will buy 10 million trucks (and SUVs) this year
Truck-Dominated Sales Push Cars to An Uncommon Low
November 7, 2016
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An electric VW Microbus concept is heading to the Detroit auto show
Volkswagen I.D. 'family' Concept will Use new Electric-Car Architecture
December 22, 2016
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Android Auto can now be used on your phone in any car, regardless of age
It's quite some time since Google launched Android Auto -- around two years, in fact -- but adoption has been hampered by one little niggle: you needed a compatible car to take advantage of it. Today that changes.
November 7, 2016
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Android Auto finally gets 'OK Google' hotword detection
No more reaching for that microphone icon – just say "OK Google" and do your thing.
December 16, 2016
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Android Auto gets rid of that pesky car requirement
With the latest update, you can use the driver-optimized interface right on your phone or tablet, with no special car hardware necessary.
November 7, 2016
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Android Auto goes fully hands-free as 'OK Google' support revs up
Keep your hands on the steering wheel while getting directions and sending texts.
December 1, 2016
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Android Auto jumps from phone to dash in new Chrysler-Fiat concept
The new Nougat-powered infotainment system integrates Android into the Chrysler 300's infotainment system.
January 3, 2017
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Android Auto listens for your 'OK Google'
Voice command in your car just got one step easier, Android users.
December 16, 2016
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Android Auto now runs directly on your phone, marking biggest expansion yet
With an app update, Android Auto suddenly expands its reach exponentially.
November 7, 2016
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Android Auto rolls into 8 additional Kia models
Kia has announced that it will roll out Android Auto to select 2014 to 2017 model year vehicles via a software update. Specifically, Kia says the free update will be available for "eligible vehicles when equipped with a compatible navigation system4 or UVO35." There are a number of vehicles from Kia that already support Android Auto, but it is great to see the company bring it to even more models.
July 20, 2016
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Android Auto shifts gears: Hands on with the new dashboard interface
Google has partnered with Volvo to build Android Auto right into the car, no phone required.
May 19, 2017
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Android Phone Hacks Could Unlock Millions of Cars
In the era of the connected car, automakers and third-party developers compete to turn smartphones into vehicular remote controls, allowing drivers to locate, lock, and unlock their rides with a screen tap. some apps even summon cars and trucks in Knight Rider fashion. But phones can be hacked. and when they are, those car-connected features can fall into the hands of hackers, too.
February 16, 2017
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Another Tesla crash investigated for Autopilot use, report says
Non-fatal crash on Pennsylvania Turnpike left electric SUV upside down in the road
July 7, 2016
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Another Tesla crash is under investigation to see if Autopilot is at fault
Federal regulators are probing a non-fatal accident from July 1.
July 6, 2016
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Antitrust regulators approve Tesla deal to buy SolarCity
Deal was on a fast track because the two companies had little overlapping business.
August 25, 2016
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Apple blamed again for another distracted driving traffic crash
Suit says Apple fears losing market share with a "lock-out" feature on iPhones.
January 24, 2017
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Apple can't stop distracted driving
Apple makes a sound attempt at preventing drivers from using iOS 11-equipped phones, but the issue requires a social, not a technical fix.
June 5, 2017
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Apple Car rumor roundup: Project Titan and what it means!
What is Project Titan, Apple's secretive car project? When will it ship, how will it work, and how much will it cost? Nobody outside Apple's upper echelon knows for sure, but here are all the rumors currently making the rounds!
June 13, 2017
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Apple confirms it's working on autonomous driving technology
Report: Tim Cook says self-driving tech is 'the mother of all AI projects' for Apple
June 13, 2017
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Apple "Drastically" Scales back Car Program - Report
It sounds like Apple may not in fact make its own car.
October 18, 2016
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Apple Has a new Overseer of Its Secret Car Project
The Man that Brought you Iphones and Ipads is now In Charge of Apple's Project Titan
July 25, 2016
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Apple hires former QNX CEO, may suggest shift in auto strategy
Insider sources told Bloomberg that Apple might be focusing more on software than an actual, physical automobile now.
July 29, 2016
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Apple is reportedly shifting its focus from the electric car to self-driving software
With hire of former BlackBerry exec Dan Dodge
July 28, 2016
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Apple is working on something more than a car under its "Project Titan' initiative?
The "Project Titan' initiative, under which Apple is supposedly working on a driverless car, may actually have a much larger scale than previously thought. According to information received by Business Insider, Cupertino may be looking not just at autonomous cars, but at a more comprehensive transportation platform based on such.
May 15, 2017
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Apple Prepping to Test Its Self-Driving Cars on Public Roads
Despite major staffing shakeups in its autonomous driving project last year, Apple is reportedly gearing up to unleash cars equipped with its driverless technology on California's public streets.
April 14, 2017
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Apple proposes changes to California's self-driving car testing rules
Apple is looking to make some changes to California's self-driving car testing policy. as first noted by Reuters, Apple is looking for California to clarify or change its positions on certain testing regulations in order to make easier for self-driving vehicles to reach public acceptance.
April 28, 2017
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Apple Reportedly to Test Autonomous Car with Steering Wheel and Pedals in California
New documents reveal Apple's testing plans
April 21, 2017
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Apple's CarPlay is now available in more than 200 different models
CarPlay diem
December 9, 2016
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Apple's CarPlay now a $300 option for most BMWs
Now available after long holdout
September 1, 2016
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Apple's iOS 11 Gets Do Not Disturb While Driving Feature
Feature arrives later this year
June 6, 2017
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Apple's latest car hire could steer the company toward autonomous driving
Apple isn't giving up on a car, but the company is now diving into software that could power the next generation of cars.
July 28, 2016
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Apple's new iPhone Doesn't Have a Headphone Jack, what Does that Mean for your Car?
The 3.5mm headphone jack is a decades-old standard on all sorts of audio-transmitting gadgets, so lots of our devices–including our cars–are made to accommodate them. But now Apple is getting rid of that ubiquitous jack on their iPhone 7, and that's a big deal. Here's what that means for your car's audio system.
September 7, 2016
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Apple's self-driving Lexus test vehicle spotted in Silicon Valley
Using off-the-shelf parts
April 27, 2017
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Apple, Uber, Tesla Ask California to Revise Rules for Self-Driving Cars
Now that California has proposed rules intended to make it easier for tech companies to test self-driving vehicles on public streets, those companies are calling on the state to make additional changes that would further favor the industry.
April 28, 2017
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Are Uber, Lyft no better than pigeons? San Francisco wants to find out
The city will determine whether the two ride-hailing giants have become public nuisances.
June 6, 2017
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Arizona Concours canceled forever
Lack of Sponsorship Cited After Four Great Years
May 5, 2017
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Army Monitors Motorists' Brainwaves to Combat Drowsy Driving
The US Army wants to read motorists' brainwaves in an effort to curb drowsy driving.
February 16, 2017
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As Uber's robot cars hit the streets in Pittsburgh, the fears of its human drivers have become a reality
But as the tech develops, self-driving cars may make more economic sense.
September 14, 2016
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Aston Martin will build 25 brand-new DB4 GT lightweight coupes
Aston Joins Jaguar In Offering Painstakingly Researched, Limited-Edition Re-Creations of Coveted British Classics
December 9, 2016
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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler will face questions over gasoline defeat devices
Six 3.0-Liter Gasoline Models Suspected of Using Software to Vary Co2 Output
November 11, 2016
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Audi forced to defend CEO after accusations in diesel crisis court case
Dismissed Engineer's Allegations Paint Different Timeline of Defeat Device Development
February 24, 2017
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Audi Granted First Autonomous Vehicle Testing License in New York State
Level 3 autonomous cars coming to Albany
June 1, 2017
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Audi of America COO Mark Del Rosso named new Bentley CEO
Del Rosso will Replace Michael Winkler
April 5, 2017
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Audi software can produce incorrect emissions results, VW says
Gasoline-Engined Audis Face Scrutiny After Defeat-Device Allegations
November 15, 2016
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Audi's A3 e-tron plug-in gets a fresh face after one year on the market
Also new for this year is a wealth of tech updates, including Virtual Cockpit, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
August 31, 2016
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Audi's Traffic light information tells when you'll get the green
Audi 2017 Q7, A4, and A4 allroad models with LTE and Connect Prime will be able to receive traffic light data
August 15, 2016
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Audis to Offer Red Light Countdown Feature
Tech coming this fall
August 15, 2016
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Austin's First SXSW Without Uber and Lyft not Going Well
Ride-hailing apps Uber and Lyft exited Austin last May, meaning hundreds of thousands of attendees at the currently running South by Southwest festival are seeking new ways to get around the Texas capital. Unfortunately, some say the companies trying to fill the Uber/Lyft void are not ready for the big time.
March 13, 2017
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Australian Regulator Sues Volkswagen Over Diesel Cheating
After many months of bad press, recalls, and legal woes, Volkswagen earlier this year reached a settlement with U.S. regulators over its emissions-cheating dirty diesel "defeat devices." But just because the case is mostly closed (at least on paper) here in the states doesn't mean Volkswagen's out of legal hot water yet. There are, after all, more than 190 other nations in the world, and some of them are ticked off too.
September 1, 2016
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Auto Industry: Possible Border Tax Would Raise Prices, Even on American-Made Cars
Facing a possible new tax on imported goods, some of the biggest names in auto manufacturing and retail are calling on lawmakers to rethink the tax, claiming it will hurt their businesses and lead to higher prices.
January 31, 2017
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Auto Lender Fined another $1.25M for Failing to Issue Refunds to Servicemembers Threatened by Debt Collectors
An Ohio-based auto lender that has already been penalized for $3.28 million for using aggressive debt collection tactics against members of the armed forces is once again in hot water with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for failing to issue refunds to the servicemembers that were harassed.
April 26, 2017
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Auto Parts Maker Revs Up Plant With New Technology
By upgrading its servers, WiFi system, firewall, phone system and more, a major supplier to Toyota improves operations, tightens security and saves $1 million.
June 14, 2017
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Auto Ratings: Nissan, Mercury, Oldsmobile, Smart Car & More.
Car and Automotive Research.com has free consumer reviews on Toyota, Nissan, Ford, Chevy, Honda, VW, Mazda, Subaru, Audi, BMW, etc. Topics include auto parts, repair manuals, car insurance, van rentals, dealers,sales & more.
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Automakers, Google agree: California's new autonomy rules are bunk
There's no better way to bring competitors together than by releasing a set of overbearing regulations.
October 20, 2016
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Automobile Magazine Gets Bigger, Bolder, Better
Join the evolution
June 15, 2017
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Automotive Grade Linux UCB 3.0 Released, Brings new Window Manager
The Linux Foundation's "Automotive Grade Linux" infotainment platform is out with an update to its Unified Code Base (UCB) as the basis of various IVI systems from different automobile vendors.
December 29, 2016
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Autonomous Car Testing is now Banned on China's Highways
Autonomous car testing is pending government approval
July 19, 2016
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Autonomous cars seen as smarter than human drivers
PwC released the results of its latest survey on the future of automotive technology, and it seems Americans are coming around to the idea of autonomous cars, ride hailing and car sharing. So much so that 66 percent of respondents said they think autonomous cars are probably smarter than the average human driver.
December 22, 2016
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Autonomous Chrysler Pacifica Hybrids Ready to Roll in 2017
Waymo puts its finishing touches on the minivans
December 19, 2016
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Autonomous delivery robots poised to invade London?
Starship robotic delivery to make (slow) rollout in Europe
July 12, 2016
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Autonomous Olli the Self-Driving Bus
The All-Electric 3D-Printed Shuttle will Talk to You, Too
July 13, 2016
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Autonomous tech supplier Mobileye wants automakers to crowdsource maps for self-driving cars
It's not often you see carmakers willing to play nice with each other.
January 5, 2017
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Autopilot sensor maker faults Tesla for 'pushing the envelope' with safety, report says
Mobileye chairman highlights gap between perception and capabilities
September 15, 2016
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Autopilot tech supplier fears Tesla is pushing safety envelope too far
LiDAR, not just radar and cameras, will be critical to self-driving car safety
September 15, 2016
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Award-Winning Graphene Battery Could Revolutionize Electric Vehicles
A student engineer from the University of Sussex has won a national car industry award for designing a new battery that could revolutionise electric vehicles.
December 5, 2016
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Misc. - B

Baidu gets the green light to test self-driving cars on Google's turf
China's Google vs Google
September 1, 2016
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BBB Accredited Members
Vehicle Mover Quotes and Reviews: Car Movers Directory provides important information on auto transport companies including BBB accreditation, Authorities, Insurance and customer reviews.
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BBC America is bringing Top Gear to the US again
Hosted by William Fichtner, Antron Brown, and Tom Ford
March 19, 2017
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Beeps, roots and leaves: Car-controlling Android apps create theft risk
Haven't named and shamed car-makers though
February 20, 2017
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Behind the wheel of Uber's new self-driving car, which hits the road today
Get ready, Pittsburgh
September 14, 2016
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BlackBerry launches a more secure software platform for autonomous cars
QNX SDP 7.0 is BlackBerry's 'most advanced and secure' embedded platform for autonomous cars.
January 4, 2017
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BMW and Toyota just bet on the same self-driving tech startup
As part of the investment and partnerships, the automakers are now sharing safety information with each other.
October 7, 2016
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BMW design boss leaves company
Departure Follows Closely on the Heels of Two other Key Designers Leaving
January 20, 2017
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BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye will Have Autonomous Test Vehicles on the Roads by the Second Half of 2017
The Three Companies Reveal Their Partnering Model and the Jointly Developed Scalable Autonomous Platform at CES 2017
January 4, 2017
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BMW is showing off a holographic touchscreen at CES 2017: the future is coming
No Need for the Tedious Task of Physically Touching a Screen Anymore
December 16, 2016
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BMW says 'nein' to Android Auto
Like CES, the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona also now attracts its fair share of car makers. Ford was an early adopter a few years ago, and now others are joining the fray, too. I sat down with Dieter May, BMW's senior vice president of Digital Services and Business Models (in an i3, of course).
February 28, 2017
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BMW to Offer All-Electric M Cars: Report
Hybrids coming in the nearer future
January 12, 2017
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BMW's 2017 5 Series is the first vehicle with wireless CarPlay
What took so long?
October 13, 2016
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BMW, Intel and Mobileye to unleash 40 self-driving cars on U.S. roads
Pilot projects this year will demonstrate advances in fully-autonomous BMWs
January 4, 2017
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BMW, Intel, and Mobileye to unleash 40 self-driving cars on U.S. roads
Pilot projects this year will demonstrate advances in fully autonomous BMWs.
January 5, 2017
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BMW, Toyota and Allianz back NAUTO and its camera-based approach to making autonomous vehicles
A self-driving car tech startup called NAUTO has raised an undisclosed amount of venture funding, and entered into data-sharing partnerships with big-name auto and insurance companies BMW, Toyota and Allianz Group.
October 7, 2016
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Bosch faces diesel scrutiny again, this time in Mercedes-Benz probe
Report: supplier giant faces questions in Germany in Daimler diesel investigation
June 7, 2017
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Bosch is using radar to give autonomous-car maps even more detail
It's expected to roll out by 2020, although you might not notice, even in your own car.
June 7, 2017
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Bosch's view of the future car: truly keyless entry, haptic feedback, smart parking, cybersecurity
Bosch used CES 2017 to lay out one of the broadest technology roadmaps for connected cars and autonomous cars. It includes includes using your smartphone instead of a physical key, intense attention to protecting the car from hackers, improving the components for driver assistance today and autonomous driving in 2020-2025, and bulking up on the number of sensors on-board.
January 9, 2017
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Bowling Green Corvette Plant Shuts Down Public Tours for 18 Months
Potentially signaling a retooling for new, unrevealed Corvette model
May 1, 2017
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Brake problems on your 2015-16 Ford F-150? You're not alone
NHTSA Launches Probe After 25 Reports of 'sudden and Complete Loss' of Braking Ability on 2015-16 Ford F-150 Pickups
October 5, 2016
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Bug bounties and automotive firewalls: Dealing with the car hacker threat
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles wants to know about its bugs.
July 13, 2016
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Buick Gets Top Reliability Scores from Consumer Reports
GM's luxury brand scores third place in annual survey
October 26, 2016
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Buy a BMW SUV, help save the environment... eventually
The more SUVs you buy now, the more money BMW will have to create its future electric vehicles.
March 21, 2017
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'Buy American' ads could be coming from UAW
Union President Wants to Meet with Trump
February 17, 2017
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Cadillac takes aim at Tesla's Autopilot with 'hands-free' Super Cruise technology, available this fall
The competition for the best semi-autonomous system heats up
April 10, 2017
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Cadillac's latest concept car uses LG's flexible OLEDs
LG Display announced its entry to the flexible OLED automotive market back in July 2014 - and in January 2016 LGD unveiled its 12.3" Full-HD flexible OLED panels for the automotive market. LGD is already reportedly working with Tesla and Mercedes.
August 17, 2016
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Calif. startup aims to take autonomous cars to next level with new language
Self-driving cars will communicate with other drivers and pedestrians
August 30, 2016
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California DMV releases Proposed Rules for Driverless Vehicles
After a high-profile spat with Uber of self-driving cars that were operating in San Francisco without proper permission, the state of California has proposed new rules that would make it easier for companies to test truly autonomous cars -- no one behind the wheel at all -- on the state's roads.
March 10, 2017
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California emissions standards will get even tighter by 2030
Allowable greenhouse gases will be 40 percent lower than 1990 standards by 2030
August 25, 2016
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California Eyes Self-Driving Cars to Help Meet Emission Goal
California may focus on building more electric-vehicle charging stations and encouraging battery-powered self-driving cars to reach its mandate for zero-emission autos, avoiding for now the need for tougher standards being pushed by environmental groups.
September 29, 2016
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California gives Nvidia the go-ahead to test self-driving cars on public roads
Nvidia was granted a permit yesterday by the California Department of Motor Vehicles to start testing self-driving vehicle technology on the state's public roads. the company joins a growing list of autonomous vehicle testers in California that features the likes of Google, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla, Ford, and GM, as well as startups like Faraday Future and NextEV.
December 9, 2016
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California issues more self-driving permits, Iowa creates testing corridor
Wheego and Valeo are the latest to test on California roads; Iowa partners with HERE.
October 10, 2016
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California Moves to Legalize Lane-Splitting
A common practice on the way to becoming law
August 08, 2016
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California squeezes $86 million from VW for diesel damages
Largest-ever settlement by the state with automaker adds to $4.7 billion in remedies
July 11, 2016
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Car buyers more willing to share data -- if they get something back
Americans are more guarded about personal data than those surveyed in two other countries
November 21, 2016
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Car companies are now coming to MWC too
There are four automotive manufacturers at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona this year: Daimler, BMW, Ford, and Peugeot. and if CES is any indicator, expect more to follow in the next few years.
February 27, 2017
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Car Dealers Aren't Great at Explaining new Safety Features to Buyers, Claims new Study
if you're buying a new car, you expect the salesperson will hit you with all the impressive-sounding lingo and tech phrases that could possibly apply to a vehicle. However, a new report suggests that when it comes to informing car-buyers about new vehicle safety technologies, dealership sales staff might not have all the information.
January 10, 2017
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CARB goes after defeat devices amid ongoing diesel woes
Report: Audi Defeat Device Claim Prompts Call for Enforcement from California
November 9, 2016
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Carbon Nanotubes Introduce Tire Wear Monitoring into Cars
An inexpensive printed sensor capable of monitoring the tread of car tires in real time has been invented by Electrical Engineers at Duke University. This new invention warns drivers when the rubber meeting the road becomes dangerously thin.
June 15, 2017
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CARRS-Q study shows caffeine combined with bright light can improve driver alertness
Bright light combined with caffeine can improve driving performance and alertness of chronically sleep deprived young drivers, according to a Queensland University of Technology road safety study.
August 09, 2016
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Cars and the IoT: the lane lines are blurring
For over 100 years, the world of automobiles has had the road to itself -- now with the digitization of everything, data is starting to rule the road.
April 14, 2017
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Cars Won't be 'Computers on Wheels' Until they Fix this Problem
Your brand-new 2017 car is about as contemporary tech-wise as an iPhone 5s or Moto X smartphone.
January 30, 2017
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Cars will get superior digital vision with ARM's camera chip
ARM's Mali C71 image signal processor will help cars see obstructions.
April 24, 2017
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Cars will make up 98% of mobile-to-mobile traffic by 2021
Internet radio and information services will generate approximately 6,000 petabytes of data a year
September 12, 2016
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Cat Back: Federal Investigation into Ford Explorer a Reminder of Progress with Carbon-Monoxide Reduction
2015 Ford Explorer SportWith the renewed attention paid to tailpipe emissions over the past year–due in no small part to Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal–it seems a natural extension to be a little concerned about the emissions inside your vehicle's cabin.
July 25, 2016
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Caught in the act: how and why you should invest in a dash cam
You may never use it, but when you have to, it could be a life-saver.
September 1, 2016
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ChargePoint ups the fast charging ante
On the heels of EVgo's announcement that it was breaking ground on its first 350-kW public charger, ChargePoint announced at CES that it has developed what it calls an ultra-fast DC charging station that can deliver up to 400 kW.
January 5, 2017
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Checking tire pressure is not a crime
Parents, it's Ok to Let your Kids Check for Proper Inflation
October 18, 2016
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Cheaper, more powerful electric car batteries are on the horizon
A more powerful and efficient electric car could be here sooner than you think, thanks to a new consortium that includes Binghamton University, State University of new York.
August 09, 2016
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Chevy Bolt EV sees markups at some dealers, discounts at others
Chevrolet's Electric Car Should be Available Nationwide by the End of September
March 19, 2017
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Chevy Bolt set to be more than just an EV for GM
Self-Driving Chevrolet Bolt will be a Testbed for GM's Autonomous Tech
December 19, 2016
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Chevy shows off its autonomous Bolt EV as testing begins in Michigan
General Motors will begin testing its autonomous Chevrolet Bolt EV in Michigan, expanding a program that started earlier this year in San Francisco and Scottsdale, Arizona. Chevy also released the first official pictures of its autonomous testing rig, complete with a double dose of LIDAR sensors sticking up from the roof like a pair of lobster antennae.
December 14, 2016
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Chevy SS Getting the Axe, No Replacement Planned
Production of Australian-built, rear-drive performance sedan to cease later this year
January 9, 2017
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Chevy warns the Bolt EV's battery might lose some charge capacity, but that's unlikely
The car's manual says capacity may drop by 10 to 40 percent over the life of the battery's eight-year warranty period.
December 9, 2016
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China's Didi is leading a $100 million investment in another Uber rival, Brazil's 99
The ride-hail company has also invested in Lyft, Grab and Ola.
January 4, 2017
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Chinese hackers control Tesla brakes, lights from 12 miles away
This time, it was the good kind of hackers, and Tesla has since fixed the vulnerability (this one, anyway)
September 21, 2016
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Chips, ahoy: Intel joins Delphi-Mobileye self-driving collaboration
Intel is buying into the world of self-driving cars in a big way. this week Intel joined Delphi and Mobileye in a partnership that would produce the sensor components and autonomous driving software, some of it embedded on Intel chips, that would let automakers create self-driving cars. the self-drive technology package would be turned over to automakers in 2019, with the expectation vehicles would go on sale a year or two later. Intel wants to be a bigger player in automotive, where 100 million cars are delivered worldwide each year.
December 1, 2016
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Chrysler launches bug bounty for connected vehicles after Jeep Cherokee hack
The move comes after a Jeep Cherokee was hacked
July 13, 2016
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Class-Action Lawsuits Are Under Attack–Could that be a Bad Thing?
The erosion of their influence could be a negative for consumers.
August 17, 2016
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Classic Car Market Values Are Outpacing Hedge Funds
Should've bought that vintage Ferrari when you had the chance
July 6, 2016
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Clean energy stored in electric vehicles to power buildings
Stored energy from electric vehicles (EVs) can be used to power large buildings -- creating new possibilities for the future of smart, renewable energy - thanks to ground-breaking battery research from WMG at the University of Warwick.
June 14, 2017
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Cold, dead fingers: will motorists give up in-car cellphone access without a fight?
Highway deaths are up in the United States, as is the use of smartphone apps. the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sees a link and last week issued guidelines -- not mandates -- that would have the major phone-OS developers figure out a way to severely limit the functionality of smartphones while a car is moving. But only the driver's phone would be crippled, not the passengers' phone, in NHTSA's proposal.
November 29, 2016
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Comma.ai, still kicking, open sources self-driving cars
The self-driving car startup has released its software platform and plans for a hardware module, the Comma Neo, freely to the public.
November 30, 2016
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Confirmed: Third Takata airbag death in three months
Recent fatality in Malaysia occurred in an older, recalled Honda City model
June 28, 2016
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Congress will hear from head of Google self-driving car project
The director of the Google self-driving car project and auto industry executives will testify before Congress next week on efforts to develop safe and effective autonomous cars.
March 8, 2016
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Connected cars are cash cows; low margins may have killed the Apple Car
Not enough profit in cars for tech, but plenty of profit in tech for the car industry.
October 17, 2016
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Consumer Reports 2016 auto reliability survey: a few surprises amid the standbys
Buick and Mazda make strides; Subaru slips; FCA Struggles
October 25, 2016
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Continental puts face and fingerprint recognition in cars at CES 2017
Automotive equipment maker Continental will show that keys are a thing of the past with its new biometric technologies for cars.
December 14, 2016
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Continuum hits the road with German police concept car
Your car dashboard may not be the first (nor safest) place you imagined taking Windows 10 Mobile's Continuum feature, but a concept car for German police does just that.
February 20, 2017
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Cook Says Apple Is Focusing on Making an Autonomous Car System
After years toiling away in secret on its car project, Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook has for the first time laid out exactly what the company is up to in the automotive market: It's concentrating on self-driving technology.
June 13, 2017
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Cooper Tires RS3-G1 proves itself on track and street
Testing the Latest All-Season Ultra-High-Performance Rubber
October 10, 2016
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Could you be buying your next car through Facebook?
Facebook marketplace has the potential to surpass craigslist because of its giant user base
May 30, 2017
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Court approves VW and Bosch 3.0-liter diesel settlements
Approval Launches Compensation Process for VW, Audi and Porsche V6 Tdi Vehicles
May 12, 2017
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Court approves VW settlement: Here's what it means for TDI diesel owners
Sell your Vw Diesel, Terminate your Lease Or Get your Car Fixed (At some Future Date)
October 26, 2016
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Court Rules Against "Old GM" Defense in Ignition Switch Cases
2009 bankruptcy doesn't shield automaker from prior misdeeds
July 15, 2016
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Craftsman Tool Lovers Worried for Brand After $900M Sale to Black & Decker
In a bid to keep its sinking retail ship afloat, Sears on Thursday announced the sale of its iconic tool brand Craftsman to Black & Decker for a mere $900 million. But with the change of hands, many stalwart Craftsman lovers aren't sure if they'll be sticking with the brand in the future.
January 5, 2017
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Dealerships look to move old inventory with subscription service
'Dealerships Understand the world is changing'
May 25, 2017
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Defects in graphene enable selective permeability of gases
Future electric vehicle technologies literally need a fresh breath of air. Li-O2 batteries, which store and deliver energy much higher than the present Li-ion technologies by drawing oxygen from air, are touted as the panacea for powering electric vehicles.
April 25, 2017
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Delphi and Mobileye are teaming up to build a self-driving system by 2019
Major auto-suppliers joining forces to create Level 4 autonomous driving
August 23, 2016
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Delphi and Mobileye Focus on Fully Self-Driving Cars for 2019
Two of the global auto industry's leading suppliers are combining forces to develop technology for self-driving cars, aiming to provide manufacturers with a ready-made self-driving platform. Delphi and Mobileye have entered a partnership to build a platform for fully autonomous driving that will be showcased in a matter of months and production-ready for their customers by 2019.
August 23, 2016
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Delphi, Transdev to flood roads with self-driving shuttle pods
The two companies are working on pilot programs that they hope will one day offer services to commuters around the world.
June 7, 2017
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Despite a major setback, self-driving car tech must advance
News from last week should not cause a roadblock with self-driving cars. If anything, the news should spur us on even further.
July 5, 2016
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Despite meager sales, Cadillac, Chevy performance will remain in Europe
GM Wants 5,000 Annual Sales In Europe by 2020; Europeans Seem to Have other Ideas
March 13, 2017
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Didi has opened a self-driving lab in the U.S. with famed Jeep hacker Charlie Miller
The Mountain View lab will focus on AI-based security and intelligent driving systems for cars.
March 8, 2017
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Diesel Audi A3 faces renewed emissions scrutiny
Report: Recent Test Cites Higher Than Permitted Nox Levels In Ingolstadt's Hatch
December 14, 2016
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Diesel can't catch a break: Lawsuits over emissions hit GM, Fiat Chrysler
Nitrogen oxide emissions are coming back for round two.
May 25, 2017
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Diesel Dreams: Mazda Still Working on Diesel Engine for the U.S.
"It's not dead yet!" Mazda isn't giving up on its dreams of bringing a diesel engine to the United States, Mazda Motor Corporation CEO Masamichi Kogai told Automotive News at last week's unveiling of the refreshed Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback in Japan.
July 25, 2016
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Diesel scandal weighing on Audi CEO following raids
Raids Happened Hours Before Company's Fiscal Year News Conference
March 17, 2017
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Dieselgate Vol. 2: U.S. Sues FCA Over Excess Emissions
Automaker responds to allegations
May 23, 2017
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Diesels Accounted for 12 Percent of Volkswagen's U.S. Sales Last Month
Automaker has no plans to make new diesels for the U.S.
May 4, 2017
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DIY self-driving cars are closer than they appear (and we're not talking about in the mirror)
Comma.ai software adapted for the Chevy Volt
June 9, 2017
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Do Not Disturb While Driving keeps iOS from distracting drivers
It's not exactly CarPlay mirrored on the phone, but it's better than nothing.
June 5, 2017
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Dodge Ram Owners Accuse Chrysler of Cheating on Emissions
Owners of Dodge Ram trucks are now claiming that Fiat Chrysler installed so-called "defeat device" technology – though different from what was found in Volkswagen's ongoing "Dieselgate" scandal – that was allegedly designed to do a bad job of restricting emissions.
November 14, 2016
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Dodge's repurposed parking sensors let cops know if anyone is sneaking up on them
Dodge is cleverly repurposing existing technology in its Dodge Charger Pursuit police cars to help cops stay safe. it's called the Officer Protection Package, and it is designed to keep officers from being ambushed from behind when sitting in a parked squad car.
February 9, 2017
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Dodge, Ram and Cummins face diesel emissions claims in class-action lawsuit
Suit Alleges Catalytic Converter Faults In Older Dodge Ram Diesels
November 15, 2016
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Does your state have the worst traffic?
Registered Cars versus Miles of Public Roadways
February 20, 2017
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Does VW's diesel fix in the UK hurt vehicles' fuel economy?
Autocar tests allege measurable drop in fuel efficiency amid reduction of NOX output
May 17, 2017
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Don't Forget your Keys: Tesla Owner Stranded When "Start by Phone" Doesn't Work
Buying a Tesla means you're buying a whole lot of technology, including the ability to unlock, start, and drive your vehicle through the company's app. While that's convenient, one owner recently found that you still shouldn't leave home without your keys.
January 16, 2017
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Don't worry: Autonomous cars aren't coming tomorrow (or next year)
True Autopilot Software Still Needs a Decade of Work
October 10, 2016
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DOT designates 10 new U.S. proving grounds for self-driving cars
The areas will also be used to explore big data generated by car computers
January 23, 2017
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Dots will send you meaningful notifications based on your location
Dots are Bluetooth beacons with a twist
September 20, 2016
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DOJ charges six top VW employees in 10-year diesel conspiracy
Former Brand and Engine Development Chief Heinz-Jakob Neusser Among the Indicted
January 11, 2017
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DOJ claims VW destroyed records as diesel crisis unfolded
U.S. Officials Paint Damning Timeline of Diesel Emissions-Cheating Efforts by VW Employees
January 12, 2017
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DOJ Finds Evidence of Criminal Wrongdoing in VW Diesel Scandal, Extradition not Ruled Out
Volkswagen has a lot to worry about with respect to its diesel-emissions cheating scandal. on the civil side, it's already anticipating divvying out $15 billion to make right with regulators, states, and customers over hundreds of thousands of diesel vehicles that contain a software-based cheat allowing them to emit many times the permissible amount of nitrogen oxide.
August 15, 2016
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Download the Chffr app for free to help self-driving cars learn
This is the currently the cheapest way to get invested in the autonomous driving movement.
July 22, 2016
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Drive a Tesla? There's an app for that
Teslab will Produce So Many Graphs Rating your Efficiency, You'll Forget About Range Anxiety
February 21, 2017
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Driver Blames Autopilot in Second Tesla Model X Crash
SUV suffered major damage, but occupants are OK
July 11, 2016
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Driver in China Autopilot crash blames Tesla's 'self-driving' pitch
Model S driver escapes injury but blames automaker, report says
August 11, 2016
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Driverless Cars Could Decimate the Organ Donation Program
If autonomous cars reduce automobile deaths by 90 percent, it could have a dramatic impact on organ donations.
January 31, 2017
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Driverless Cars Now! NHTSA Sets Federal Policy Effective Immediately
There's Still Time for your Comments
September 21, 2016
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Dubai is planning to launch autonomous, one-passenger drone taxis this summer
There's no one flying the aircraft.
February 15, 2017
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Elon Musk accuses the UAW of paying an employee to unionize Tesla
Following claims of poor working conditions
February 9, 2017
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Elon Musk fires back against claims of poor working conditions
Tesla Ceo Blames UAW for Nummi Closure
February 15, 2017
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Elon Musk hints that the Tesla Model 3 will have more range than the Chevy Bolt
Though it can only fit a 75kWh battery pack
March 24, 2017
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Elon Musk promises 'significant improvements' for Tesla's Autopilot
CEO says 0.0 percent of Tesla owners want Autopilot disabled; failed to poll everyone on the road around them
July 18, 2016
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Elon Musk really wants to remind you that Tesla's new Model 3 is not as good as the Model S
It has fewer bells and whistles so that it's easier to manufacture.
May 3, 2017
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Elon Musk reveals a 'major' Tesla Autopilot update is coming soon
Elon Musk just teased a major update for Tesla's semi-autonomous Autopilot system, which will be released in the next few weeks.
August 31, 2016
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Elon Musk says all Teslas will now be built to be fully self-driving
Musk: If you discourage autonomous tech, "you're killing people."
October 19, 2016
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Elon Musk says 'gradual' rollout of new Tesla Autopilot starts tonight
Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter just now to announce the "gradual" rollout of the electric car company's new Autopilot 8.0. It is the first update to the semi-autonomous software since a Tesla driver was killed while using Autopilot in May.
September 21, 2016
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Elon Musk says he doesn't know what Apple is doing with cars
"I don't know what they're doing on the car front, it's not clear.'
May 3, 2017
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Elon Musk shares video of near-final Model 3, but says he won't drive one
He tweeted a lot this morning
March 24, 2017
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Elon Musk teases electric Tesla semi truck at TED talk
Musk said previously that its debut is set for September.
April 28, 2017
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Elon Musk's futuristic tunnel system looks both amazing and impossible
What the Boring Company's tunnels might look like
April 28, 2017
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Emissions cheating detection shines light on black box code
But boffins say better tools are needed to nab scofflaws
May 22, 2017
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Engine innovations continue despite calls for emissions standards repeal
Trump Administration Adamant on Reviewing Obama Standards
March 30, 2017
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EPA accuses Jeep and Ram diesels of excess emissions
Agency Issues Notice of Violation for 2014-16 Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 Diesels
January 12, 2017
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EPA explores mandating higher octane gasoline
Any potential gasoline regulations will take a while to implement
August 24, 2016
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EPA punishes Harley-Davidson for selling an aftermarket tuner that elevated emissions
Motorcycle company doesn't admit wrong-doing, calls payment a "compromise."
August 18, 2016
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EPA Refines Guidelines for Fuel-Economy Testing, Promises Stricter Enforcement
Early last year, Environmental Protection Agency compliance director Byron Bunker made it clear to carmakers that procedures related to fuel-efficiency tests would be strictly enforced. He specifically addressed the coastdown tests used to determine settings for the chassis dynamometers the EPA uses to check emissions compliance, and to measure city and highway fuel economy. now we know more about this.
July 15, 2016
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EPA Relaxes on 54.5 MPG Corporate Average Fuel Economy by 2025
Consumer's popularity of SUVs and Trucks have skewed predictions
July 19, 2016
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EPA: Fiat Chrysler diesels have software to thwart emissions controls
A new automaker is in the crosshairs, with 104,000 vehicles affected.
January 12, 2017
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Ex-Lyft driver sues Uber over "Hell,' its alleged "spyware'
After finding software flaw, Uber reportedly spoofed Lyft accounts to find drivers.
April 25, 2017
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Facebook Messenger notifications now work within Android Auto
One of the most popular messaging apps now works on your dash.
November 15, 2016
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Faraday Future has a year to prove it can do what other tech companies have struggled to pull off: Build a car
Manufacturing an entire car is a lot easier said than done.
January 9, 2017
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Faraday Future partners with Chevy Bolt-supplier LG Chem on batteries
How do you prove you're serious about making electric cars? a partnership with one of the suppliers currently producing batteries at scale for shipping vehicles is a good start. Faraday Future announced such a union today, with a new agreement with LG Chem, the lithium-ion cell manufacturer that provides the powerhouses for vehicles including the Chevrolet Bolt EV.
October 3, 2016
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Faraday Future partners with LG on EV batteries
Faraday Future, the well-funded electric vehicle startup, is partnering with LG for the lithium-ion battery cells in its upcoming EVs. LG makes batteries for a number of electric vehicles including the 60kWh pack in the Chevy Bolt, which should hit dealers late this year.
October 3, 2016
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Faraday Future reminds us it hasn't gone out of business yet with a flashy new video
Nothing says 'we're still here' like a sizzle reel
May 8, 2017
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Fatal Tesla Crash Won't Slow Federal Push for Autonomous Cars
The fatal crash of a vehicle operating under the guidance of an autonomous feature won't hinder development of self-driving technologies.
July 21, 2016
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Father of driver in violent Tesla crash blames sedan's 'rocket-ship' acceleration
Report: Driver Had Blood-Alcohol Level of 0.21, Might Have Swerved to Avoid Wrong-Way Driver
February 13, 2017
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FBI cautions motorists to "maintain awareness" of automobile hacks
Bulletin speaks to the Internet of Things' continued impact on the auto sector.
March 18, 2016
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Feds release new regulations to curb big truck emissions and fuel use
Could cut 1.1 billion tons of carbon and save $170 billion in fuel
August 17, 2016
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Ferrari Illegally Resets Odometers, Lawsuit Alleges
Florida Ferrari salesman blows whistle
February 28, 2017
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Ferrari rakes in first-quarter profit thanks to big V12s
Demand for Ferraris with V8 Power Shrinks; V6 and Hybrid Models on the Way?
May 4, 2017
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Ferrari, Mercedes Among Automakers Selling Cars with Faulty Airbags
Believe it or not, it's perfectly legal
July 21, 2016
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Fiat Chrysler and Google team on Android in-car tech
Fiat Chrysler and Alphabet are already working together via Waymo, the former Google self-driving car project, and now Google is also teaming with the automaker for in-car system tech, using Android as the base for a new infotainment and connect car platform. the new FCA in-car system is called Uconnect, and uses Android 7.0 to deliver a range of features, including Android app compatibility alongside more traditional in-car controls like AC and heat, also with terrestrial radio.
January 1, 2017
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Fiat Chrysler Accused of Using Potential "Defeat Devices" In More Than 100,000 Trucks, SUVs
A day announcing criminal charges and a $4.3 billion settlement in the Volkswagen "Dieselgate" scandal, the Environmental Protection Agency is accusing another carmaker, Fiat Chrysler, of using "defeat device" software to skirt emission standards in more than 100,000 vehicles.
January 12, 2017
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Fiat Chrysler faces fresh questions over diesel emissions in Europe
Report: Italian Government Test Omits Real-World Testing Data During Diesel Audit
February 8, 2017
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Fiat Chrysler inflated sales, according to internal investigation
Turnover rate in the sales staff is sky high due to the pressure to increase sales from above.
July 26, 2016
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Fiat Chrysler May Have Lied About Toxic Car Emissions
So We're Still Doing this Secret Software Thing?
January 12, 2017
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Fiat Chrysler shifter woes continue: Ram, Dodge rotary knob investigated for rollaway risk
NHTSA Probes Crashes of Dodge Durango and Ram 1500 Trucks
December 20, 2016
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Fiat Chrysler snubs Detroit auto show for CES
Automaker will Have a Presence at Naias, But Plans Next Big Reveal at Vegas Tech Show
December 9, 2016
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Fiat Chrysler Starts "Bug Bounty" Program to Thwart Hackers, But There's a Big Catch
One year after researchers demonstrated they could remotely commandeer control of a Jeep Cherokee by exploiting a cybersecurity weakness, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is ramping up its efforts to thwart car-hacking threats.
July 15, 2016
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Fiat Chrysler under investigation for Jeep Liberty airbag failures
The investigation covers approximately 105,000 SUVs.
June 7, 2017
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Fiat planning price cuts in U.S.
Trim Level, Price Reductions Designed to Help Struggling Fiat Dealerships
November 21, 2016
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Final Rolls-Royce Phantom VII Ships Out
Gets nautical theme send off
January 31, 2017
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Fingerprint Apple's iPhones? Add it to the list of things Uber has done
Saying that Uber has found itself in some hot water lately might be a bit of an understatement.
April 24, 2017
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First-world problem solved: Volvo wants to deliver fuel to owners' cars
Swedish Automaker Partners with Filld to bring Gasoline to your XC90 Or S90
November 18, 2016
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Fisker EMotion promises electronically activated window, roof tint
We've seen the technology applied to roofs in the past, but not side windows.
May 4, 2017
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Five of the best cars if you have three kids
SUVs, crossovers and minivans give families plenty of automotive options when it comes to moving three kids. These are our favorites.
September 7, 2016
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Five reasons why you might be driving electric sooner than you think
There is huge potential for using electric vehicles to tackle climate change, give us cleaner air and grow the green economy. the question is, when it will make sense for most of us to ditch diesel and petrol, and go electric? Given the pace of innovation in the sector, it might be sooner than you think.
January 25, 2017
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Ford Adding Bang & Olufsen Premium Audio, Ditching Sony
Will roll out next year across the globe
September 13, 2016
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Ford announces Plans for Fully Autonomous Ride Sharing Vehicle by 2021
This is Ford's attempt at the first "Level 4" autonomous vehicle to hit public roads
August 16, 2016
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Ford brings Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to all 2017 models
Its Sync 3 touchscreen infotainment system will be available across all 2017 Ford and Lincoln vehicles.
July 25, 2016
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Ford confirms Bronco and Ranger
Production Versions Due In 2019 and 2020
January 9, 2017
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Ford device lets older cars connect to smartphones, become Wi-Fi hotspots
Ford is expanding wireless connectivity features for owners of older model vehicles through a new 4G LTE-enabled OBD II plug-in device.
January 27, 2017
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Ford embraces Android Auto, offering it with SYNC 3 on all its 2017 vehicles
The company's own infotainment platform will host rival Android Auto as well.
July 25, 2016
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Ford expands Android Auto to all 2017 vehicles
Ford announced earlier this year that it would bring Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to all of its 2017 models equipped with the Sync 3 infotainment system. the company has now confirmed that it will integrate Sync 3 in all 2017 cars, SUVs, light trucks and electrified vehicles.
July 25, 2016
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Ford Explorers investigated for possible exhaust leaks
One crash has been linked to exhaust issue known since 2012, report says
July 6, 2016
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Ford fills up ex-Google, Uber engineers' tank: $1bn pours into Argo AI
Sizable bet on an autonomous car by 2021
February 13, 2017
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Ford goes 100-percent Sync 3 in 2017 cars, trucks, SUVs
Ford will expand Sync 3, its finally useful infotainment software, across the entire line of 2017 cars, SUVs, crossovers, pickups and EVs. They'll all be compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. that gives Ford a consistent message to buyers: If you buy any new Ford starting this fall, you'll have the newest version of Sync.
July 26, 2016
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Ford hires 400 mobile connectivity engineers
Increasingly, Detroit's big automakers are poaching Silicon Valley for talent and investing in artificial intelligence
March 30, 2017
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Ford is putting $1 billion into an AI startup, Detroit's biggest investment yet in self-driving car tech
The automaker will take a majority stake in Argo AI, founded by two top engineers from Google and Uber.
February 10, 2017
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Ford Patents Windshield Entertainment System, Brings new Meaning to "Drive-In Movie"
Call it jumping the gun or simply thinking long-term about the realities of living with self-driving cars, but automakers are exploring the topic of entertaining vehicle occupants in autonomous cars. This, before a single wholly autonomous car has been sold to a customer, a milestone not expected to pass for years–if not decades–to come. a Ford patent, recently published by the U.S. Patent Office, offers a clue to the automaker's thinking when it comes to occupying future car occupants: a giant drop-down projection screen.
March 8, 2016
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Ford reveals its next self-driving car ahead of an expected flood of competitors
Thanks to technological advances, the latest generation needs fewer sensors to gather the same amount of data.
December 28, 2016
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Ford Promises Fully Autonomous Cars by 2021
After months of listening to Wall Street analysts gnash their collective teeth about the company's lack of acquisitions and partnerships related to self-driving technology, the Detroit automaker unleashed a series of announcements Tuesday related to its efforts to develop and deploy autonomous vehicles in an increasingly competitive field.
August 16, 2016
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Ford SmartLink Adds 4G Wi-Fi to Older Models
Technology rolls out this summer
January 27, 2017
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Ford Tests 3D-Printed Car Parts
3D printers are great for making replacement organs, prosthetic limbs, working guns, and household trinkets. But what can they do for the auto industry?
March 9, 2017
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Ford to add Android Auto and CarPlay to 2016 Ford SYNC 3 cars via update
Ford is updating a large number of 2016 model year cars equipped with SYNC 3 infotainment software, adding Android Auto and CarPlay to the vehicles with a free, over-the-air update via Wi-Fi, or using either USB or going through their dealer. The upgrade will be available for around 800,000 vehicles in total, giving a huge number of Ford car owners the chance to get big infotainment improvements without having to buy a newer model car.
May 19, 2017
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Ford updates its 2016 vehicles to support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
Ford is bringing Android Auto and Apple CarPlay software support to its 2016 vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 and adding that support will be as simple as downloading a piece of software from owner.ford.com and installing it with a USB drive. The massive update will be available for some 800,000 vehicles.
May 19, 2017
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Ford's billion-dollar self-driving car AI deal
"There's a war for talent out there," according to CEO Mark Fields.
February 10, 2017
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Ford, GM and Nissan leading self-driving research, study says
But a big group of competitors isn't that far behind.
April 4, 2017
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Ford, Honda, Toyota, FCA post March sales declines
A Mixed Result Amid a Growing Oversupply on Dealer Lots
April 3, 2017
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Ford, Toyota to challenge Apple CarPlay, Android Auto
Ford and Toyota's quest to offer an alternative to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto got more serious with the announcement this week at CES that a bunch of smaller fry climbed onto the SmartDeviceLink bandwagon – particularly Mazda and Subaru, along with brands not currently sold in the US, such as Citroen, DS, Peugeot, and Suzuki. Several audio equipment suppliers also signed on.
January 5, 2017
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Former Blackberry Executive Joins Apple'S Project Titan
Apple Hopes this will be a Fruitful Addition to Its Car Project
July 28, 2016
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Former Ford CEO Fields attempted to fire Hinrichs days before being fired
Hinrichs was Promoted after fields was ousted
June 1, 2017
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Forget about 54.5 mpg by 2025. Americans love their SUVs too much
With a 50:50 mix of cars to trucks & SUVs, it isn't possible.
July 19, 2016
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Forget electric cars: Get ready for electric flying cars
EVTOL concepts are multiplying, promising the future we were promised in the 1950s
April 28, 2017
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Forget range anxiety: EVs could replace 90% of today's cars
By replacing gasoline-power cars with EVs, the U.S. would reduce greenhouse gases 30%
August 17, 2016
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Frustrated by high-tech infotainment? new study says BMW and Hyundai have the friendliest technology
BMW and Hyundai both earned top marks on technology usability in a new report out by J.D. Power, signifying that luxury and mass-market vehicles can do equally well satisfying customers with new technology.
October 11, 2016
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FTC presses VW over lost phones in diesel probe, report says
DOJ Diesel Investigation Rolls Ahead as 3.0-Liter TDI Issue Looms
December 9, 2016
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Future Audi and Volvo car models to run on Android
What a smart world we get to live in nowadays, huh, guys? Clever gadgets have made their way to almost any aspect of our lives, and it seems like one of the hot trends as we move forward will be in-car assistant technology.
May 16, 2017
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General Motors has some fierce (and nerdy) codenames for its self-driving cars
'Mongoose, you're clear for autonomy'
February 1, 2017
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George Hotz cancels self-driving car product after US regulator asks questions
Hacker founder would rather build tech than deal with regulators and lawyers.
October 28, 2016
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George Hotz is giving away the code behind his self-driving car project
Famed iPhone and PlayStation cracker George Hotz is resurrecting the DIY autonomous car project he canceled in October. But this time, there's a twist: instead of selling a physical product, Hotz's Comma.ai is releasing the company's self-driving software, as well as the plans for the necessary hardware, which Hotz calls Comma Neo. all of this code will be available for free – in fact, it is already on Github.
November 30, 2016
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German Lawmakers Propose Ban on Sales of Internal Combustion Cars by 2030: Report
Will urge EU to enforce same deadline
October 10, 2016
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German police raid Audi offices and Jones day law firm in diesel probe
Unexpected Searches Focus on 3.0-Liter Investigation, Include Private Homes
March 16, 2017
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German prosecutors widen probe into VW diesel scandal
21 former or current staff members under investigation, report says
July 27, 2016
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Germany votes to ban internal combustion engine cars by 2030
Germany invented the gasoline engine and diesel engine. Now, Germany's Bundesrat wants the internal combustion engine banned starting in 2030. the resolution by one of Germany's two legislative bodies (analogous to the US Senate or British House of Lords) isn't binding, but it had bipartisan support. It suggests the days of the internal combustion engine car are finite.
October 10, 2016
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Germany will allow self-driving, but not driverless, cars on its roads
Self-driving cars will have to carry a "black box" recorder to show who was in charge, the human or the computer, in the event of an accident
May 12, 2017
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Germany's Bundesrat votes to ban the internal combustion engine by 2030
The resolution is non-binding, but it's still a powerful signal.
October 10, 2016
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Get a "degree" in self-driving cars at Udacity
Nine-Month "Nanodegree" Program Costs $2,400
October 30, 2016
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Get Android Auto in any car, on your phone
Hands-Free System will Work When you Say, 'Ok Google'
November 9, 2016
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Get drift mode on your Mercedes-AMG E63, even with all-wheel drive
Affalterbach's Hottest E-Class will Lap the Nurburgring In Under 7:50
October 7, 2016
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Get your Korben-Dallas-Multipass ready: Uber promises flying taxis by 2020
Uber Elevate Plans to Skip Traffic Jams with Evtol Taxis
April 26, 2017
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GM investing $14M in, adding 1,100 jobs at Cruise Automation
It's also getting a sweet tax break in the process.
April 14, 2017
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GM President: you Won't Have your Own Self-Driving Car Right Away
People looking ahead to the future of automobiles realize that car ownership might not work the same way in the near future as car ownership now. Cars with semi-autonomous features like emergency braking and adaptive cruise control are common, and autonomous cars and trucks will available to the public soon. You'll just be hailing one before you buy one, at least if you want a car from General Motors.
October 10, 2016
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GM wants to test autonomous vehicles on public streets
Real-World Driving Conditions Would Make Self-Driving Cars Safer
February 13, 2017
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GM's First Quarter Net Income Gain of 34 Percent Exceeds Wall Street Expectations
Automaker maintains a slim margin over Tesla's market cap
April 28, 2017
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GM's Maven car sharing service launches in Baltimore
GM's car sharing brand has expanded to another U.S. city -- Baltimore, Maryland. the new city will offer 20 pick-up points and 40 vehicles across the downtown area, with rental rates starting around $8 per hour, including gas, and without requiring any regular membership fees. T
April 5, 2017
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GM's turn? Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Duramax diesels used defeat devices, lawsuit claims
Over 700,000 trucks could be cheating on emissions
May 25, 2017
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GM, Lyft could deploy "thousands" of autonomous Bolts in 2018
GM won't sell self-driving cars to individuals, wants to deploy them in fleets.
February 17, 2017
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Google and Chrysler use Android to revamp the in-car touchscreen
Google and Fiat Chrysler (FCA) have worked together to build a new infotainment system on top of Android, the companies announced ahead of the beginning of CES today. the project combines FCA's UConnect infotainment system with Android 7.0 Nougat. It keeps the carmaker's user interface while integrating a number of apps like Google Assistant and Maps, as well as other Android apps like Pandora, Spotify, and others.
January 1, 2017
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Google and FCA put Android in the dash of a Chrysler 300
The next step beyond Android Auto might mean your next car has a chewy, Nougat center.
January 1, 2017
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Google and Fiat-Chrysler will show off Android-as-a-car-OS concept
Google says it's "committed to building Android as a turn-key automotive platform."
January 3, 2017
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Google crosses the 2 million mile mark with its self-driving cars
Google's celebrating another milestone in its self-driving car project – a 2 million milestone, in fact. the search giant's autonomous test cars have now racked up that many miles in public road testing, which it notes adds up to about 300 years of human driving based on the average person's yearly total.
October 5, 2016
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Google has reportedly suspended development of its own self-driving cars
Google has reportedly stopped work on creating its own fully autonomous vehicles, as part of a shake-up of its development efforts on self-driving car technologies.
December 13, 2016
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Google is getting into the ride-share business – but it isn't a threat to Uber just yet
Google-owned Waze is expanding its carpool pilot to all of San Francisco.
August 30, 2016
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Google is reportedly testing speed limit indicators in Google Maps and Android Auto
Google is reportedly in the process of adding speed limit indicators to Android Auto and Maps app, testing a feature that has been requested by many users, and is already available in software from competitors like Garmin and Waze.
September 14, 2016
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Google Maps is getting a Wi-Fi only mode and mass transit delay notifications
The new features appear to be from a server-side switch that could help you cut back on data and frustration from the daily commute.
July 25, 2016
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Google Maps rolls out a cleaner look and adds areas of interest
Google Maps is getting a makeover in an update that's currently rolling out to its mobile apps as well as on the desktop. It will offer a cleaner look to the maps themselves while also adding new "areas of interest".
July 25, 2016
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Google may slam the brakes on its self-driving car to partner with auto makers
Just like Apple.
December 13, 2016
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Google moves Android out of the app and into the auto with Volvo, Audi partnerships
The new system will let you control everything from the air conditioning to the windows.
May 15, 2017
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Google patents emergency vehicle detection for autonomous cars
Here's yet another reason why you can't slap a bunch of blue and red LEDs on your hooptie.
September 6, 2016
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Google reportedly launching Waze ride-share carpooling in San Francisco
Google is launching a new ride-sharing service focused on carpooling, reports the Wall Street Journal. Google launched a carpooling service through its Waze product back in May but it was limited to "a select group of employers" in the Bay Area.
August 30, 2016
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Google self-driving car project spun out as standalone company called Waymo
Google is forming a new company for its self-driving car division, which will operate independently inside Alphabet.
December 13, 2016
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Google Self-Driving Cars can now Understand Cyclists' Hand Signals
Probably Better Than Humans Do
July 6, 2016
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Google spins off self-driving car business as Waymo
Google has been an early leader in the self-driving car business, with millions of miles logged in its vehicles and an ambitious plan to create vehicles without steering wheels or pedal controls. Now, the company has announced a new direction: Google is moving its self-driving car unit out of Google X, the company's skunkworks division, and establishing it as an independent subsidiary of Alphabet, Google's parent corporation. Its new name? Waymo.
December 13, 2016
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Google started on self-driving cars before Uber existed, but Uber is getting to consumers first
For Uber, autonomous tech is "basically existential."
August 18, 2016
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Google tables fully self-driving car project -- here's why
It seems lately like almost every everyone is getting into the self-driving car game.
December 13, 2016
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Google to bring Waze-based ridesharing to San Francisco
It's not exactly an Uber competitor. In fact, Google hopes that its users *won't* end up turning into taxi drivers.
August 30, 2016
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Google to take on Uber and Lyft, using Waze to offer ride-sharing
Google's seemingly relentless expansion into just about every field of business looks set to continue as the company prepares to enter the ride-sharing arena. the likes of Lyft and Uber have already proved that there is a strong demand for such car-pooling services.
August 31, 2016
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Google to undercut Uber in San Francisco with new ride-sharing service
According to the Wall Street Journal, Google has been testing the feature since May.
August 30, 2016
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Google updates Allo with another feature that isn't SMS integration: Android Auto
You can now view and respond to your Allo messages through Android Auto's hands-free interface.
March 9, 2017
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Google wants you to beta-test its self-driving cars
Remember the Mutant Westfalia? If You're In Arizona, you can Ride In One
April 25, 2017
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Google wants your next car to have Google Assistant built in
Your next car could come with Android Auto and Google Assistant pre-installed.
May 15, 2017
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Google Waymo self-driving minivan looks like a mutant Westfalia
Fiat Chrysler Sends 100 Pacifica Minivans to Google's Self-Driving Fleet
December 19, 2016
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Google Waymo sues Uber, alleges theft of self-driving car technology
Self-driving car technology is emerging as a powerful next-generation platform. While there are only a handful of vehicles on the roads today, companies like Google, Uber, Nvidia, Tesla, and more have all tossed their hats into the ring and are jockeying for position in the nascent market.
February 24, 2017
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​Google Waze takes on Uber, Lyft with more carpooling
A twist on ride sharing, Waze is reportedly ready to expand its carpooling services beyond San Francisco and Israel into the US and Latin America.
February 22, 2017
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Google X's newest hire suggests it is trying to jump-start its self-driving car business
Airbnb's Shaun Stewart moves to the Alphabet plex.
August 26, 2016
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Google's driverless car project goes from research to business
Waymo is unveiled as a new business under the Alphabet umbrella
December 13, 2016
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Google's fight with Uber over self-driving cars is heating up
Google's legal battle with Uber over the development of self-driving cars is already off to an ugly start. Lawyers for the two tech firms spent the last two days bickering over which attorneys should be allowed to view the trade secrets Google claims were stolen by their former employees who went to work at Uber, and a lawyer for Uber said today in court that the company has been unable to locate one of those engineers.
March 16, 2017
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Google's monthly autonomy report: Mostly quiet on the western front
Only one vehicle got into an accident in July, and -- surprise, surprise -- it wasn't Google's fault.
August 03, 2016
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Google's parent company will work with more auto makers on self-driving cars
Fiat Chrysler won't be the only one, says Google's parent company
July 29, 2016
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Google's robot cars recognize cyclists' hand signals – better than most cyclists
Meet the only car that will let you take over the whole lane, bikers.
July 5, 2016
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Google's self-driving car project spun off to its own company called Waymo
Another Company Under the Alphabet Umbrella
December 13, 2016
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Google's self-driving car team is hiring executives as it prepares to spin out from Alphabet's X
The company also expects "significant growth in both team size and geographical footprint" as it graduates from Alphabet's moonshot shop.
December 6, 2016
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Google's self-driving car unit is losing three key execs
Among the departures: the project's tech lead.
August 05, 2016
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Google's self-driving car unit just hired its first legal chief
Those cars can't counsel themselves.
July 8, 2016
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Google's self-driving cars are naturals when it comes to three-point turns
Google updates the world monthly on the progress of its self-driving car project, and this month's update includes the usual stats, like over 2,230,175 miles driven in autonomous mode, as well as an explainer on how the cars handle a tricky task: multi-point turning.
November 14, 2016
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Google's self-driving cars can read cyclists' hand signals
The autonomous vehicles can keep an eye out for bicycles in the dark, too.
July 5, 2016
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Google's self-driving cars have unique rules for bicyclists
Insert joke here about how bicyclists also have their own unique rule of the road, which is "ignore all the rules of the road."
July 5, 2016
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Google's self-driving cars just got way better at driving themselves
Waymo is way safe
February 1, 2017
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Google's self-driving project chief to kick off AutoMobili-D at Detroit auto show
John Krafcik will deliver keynote speech as Google invests in Michigan
September 13, 2016
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Google's Waymo Autonomous Cars are Ready for Passengers
Google has been working on autonomous cars for eight years now and those vehicles have put in two million miles with a big milestone now reached. the Waymo fleet of vehicles is now ready to carry passengers. Waymo has announced that it is now taking applications starting today for Phoenix, Arizona residents who want to test the expanded fleet of Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid minivans that are fitted with the Waymo autonomous car sensors.
April 25, 2017
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Google's Waymo invests in LIDAR technology, cuts costs by 90 percent
Waymo is developing hardware and software to make the self-driving car a reality.
January 9, 2017
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Google's Waymo is teaming up with Lyft to develop robo-taxis; Uber is the obvious target
Synergy! Synergy! Synergy!
May 16, 2017
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Google's Waymo might have a new customer: Honda
Bloomberg reports that Honda is in talks with Alphabet's self-driving car company.
December 22, 2016
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Google's Waymo takes sensor design in house in quest for cheaper autonomous vehicle
The company that grew out of Google's self-driving car project expects to have fully autonomous minivans on the road in California and Arizona this month
January 9, 2017
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Google's 'worst' self-driving accident was still a human's fault
'Our light was green'
September 26, 2016
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Government autonomous car regulations are out: Here's what it all means
Obama wants autonomous cars scrutinized by NHTSA before public introduction
September 20, 2016
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Grant focuses on 'hydrogen sponge' for use in fuel-cell vehicles
Finding practical hydrogen storage technologies for vehicles powered by fuel cells is the focus of a $682,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, awarded to Mike Chung, professor of materials science and engineering, Penn State.
June 15, 2017
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Group of Google Veterans Starts Self-Driving Tech Company
A mile away from where Google builds the maps used by people around the world, a 25-person startup is trying to do something similar for robots.
May 4, 2017
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Guy suing Ferrari drops suit, buys an NSX
Preston Henn Won't Get His $75K Or a Laferrari Aperta, But He Has some Choice Words for Maranello
December 9, 2016
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Hack in a box: Two thieves steal more than 30 cars using a laptop
The pair was finally caught after surveillance footage gave police enough information to work with.
August 04, 2016
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Hailo app being parked in London as mytaxi migration kicks off
Uber alternative Hailo, which lets people hail a licensed taxi via smartphone app, is coming to the end of the road in London, as users are now being urged to switch to new ride-hailing vehicle, mytaxi.
March 13, 2017
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Hands-off the steering wheel with a Delphi-Mobileye autonomous test-drive
Delphi and Mobileye are creating a self-driving car that relies more on cameras, less on radar and lidar. In a demonstration drive here, the heavily modified Audi Q5 had no trouble following the road, recognizing traffic lights and stop signs, and interacting safely with cars and pedestrians on the road. and this is 4-5 years before we're likely to see the first self-driving cars offered for sale.
December 2, 2016
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Hate driving to the gas station? Meet Volvo's new connected concierge service
You can get someone to come refuel or valet your car with the push of a button.
November 17, 2016
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Here and Mobileye team up on self-driving mapping tech
More companies working on autonomous driving have decided to work together to pursue their goals; Nokia mapping spin-out Here is working with Mobileye, the company that creates computer vision chips, cameras and other tech to support self-driving development on mapping service collaboration.
December 29, 2016
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Here are some of the self-driving startups to watch in 2017
2016 was a big year for self-driving startups; 2017 will be bigger.
December 29, 2016
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Here are the cars that currently support Apple CarPlay
Looking for a new vehicle that supports CarPlay? Here's a list of the cars that have integrated Apple's hands-free feature.
May 19, 2017
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Here's how much Tesla will require EV owners to pay to charge up
A trip from Los Angeles to New York will cost you about $120 in charging fees
January 13, 2017
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Here's how much the Kia Niro will cost
Crossover Hybrid Lands at Dealers In Early 2017
January 24, 2017
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Here's how much the new Lexus LC500 flagship will cost you
New Lexus V8 and V6-Hybrid Luxury Coupes Land this Spring
January 13, 2017
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Here's how Volkswagen's $15 billion proposed settlement would be divided up
The settlement will be largest ever between an automaker and regulators.
June 28, 2016
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Hey, Tesla owners: your front trunk is not secure storage
No Key, No Problem -- Tesla Even Provides Instructions
February 9, 2017
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Honda Audit: Takata Manipulated Test Data on Airbag Inflators
Review finds no safety risks in unrecalled Honda vehicles
July 19, 2016
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Honda hopes to collaborate with Google's Waymo on self-driving cars
A deal would position Waymo as a technology partner to the car company
December 22, 2016
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Honda's new direction? Electric, self-driving cars
Automaker lays out plans for a shift into new technologies
June 8, 2017
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Honda's new Payment System is Like Apple Pay for your Car
Pay at the pump.
January 5, 2017
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Honda, Google's Waymo consider self-driving car partnership
Honda Could Soon Join Chrysler In Providing Vehicles to Waymo
December 23, 2016
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Hot-selling Pacifica minivan output threatened by supplier strike
Possible Strike at Seatmaker Could Slow Down GM and Fiat Chrysler
November 3, 2016
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How a college student built a self-driving car for $700
The kids these days: Brevan Jorgenson, a college senior, has built a self-driving car using $700 in parts and free access to hardware designs and software. He has been driving it around successfully, and even taking his grandmother for a ride.
February 23, 2017
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How Amazon wants to power the future of connected cars
At the 2016 AWS re:Invent conference, Amazon's CJ Frost presented on how its Alexa product and other services will play into the next generation of automotive mobility.
December 1, 2016
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How does pedestrian and cyclist detection work? Autoweek explains
Detecting a Car Ahead is Easy; Cyclists and Walkers Are More Challenging
May 12, 2017
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How Ford has slammed the door on Silicon Valley's autonomous vehicles drive
Owning the smartphone-dashboard interface
March 27, 2017
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How Lyft's Driverless Car Network will Change Our Cities and the World
Logan Green on the Self-Driving Utopia of the Future
July 25, 2016
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How much does BMW E36 M3 ownership actually cost?
The Sale Price is Only the First Check You'll Write
November 14, 2016
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How the macOS Dashboard can actually help you be productive
Introduced in 2005, Dashboard is still a useful Web clippings tool
March 9, 2017
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How to actually brake properly, according to an expert
Four, three, two, one: how quickly can you learn the basics of braking? Military pilot and temporary racing student Billy Knight takes to the track for his second lesson, while Bondurant Racing School pro driver Andy Lee shows him how to contain the wrath of the Dodge Charger.
July 20, 2016
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How to book an Uber using Google Maps
You can now book an Uber without ever leaving Google Maps.
March 9, 2017
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How to check your tires before heading out on a summer road trip
A tire check should be part of your pretrip routine because a basic inspection can improve your safety and even help boost your fuel economy. To remind motorists about performing this important review, the tire industry has designated May 28 to June 3 as National Tire Safety Week.
May 26, 2017
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How to find your car with Siri and the Maps app
Never lose your car to endless parking lots or twisting urban neighborhoods again with a Bluetooth connection and the Maps app.
May 15, 2017
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How to Heel-and-Toe-Shift a Manual Transmission
Heel-and-toe (H/T) manipulation of the throttle and brake with the driver's right foot is a throwback to ancient motoring days before synchromesh became standard in manual-shift transmissions. to avoid gear clash during up- and downshifting, the careful driver had two choices: wait patiently for gear speeds to match during the shift, or rev the engine briefly with the shifter in neutral and the clutch momentarily engaged between gears.
July 19, 2016
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How to open the Tesla Model X's falcon doors in an emergency
Not that you'll ever need this information, but you never know when it may come in handy.
May 23, 2017
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How to save your parking spot in Google Maps
The new option lets you manually save a parking location, take notes, and snap a photo.
April 26, 2017
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How to save your parking spot with Google Maps for iPhone and iPad
The latest Google Maps update helps you remember where you parked!
April 26, 2017
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How to stream music from your phone in an older car
Upgrading your car stereo capabilities on the cheap.
February 20, 2017
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How Uber got into this human resources mess
Could allegations of sexual harassment and sexism put the company's future IPO prospects at risk?
February 21, 2017
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How Uber ran afoul of Apple's privacy rules
No, Uber can't track your iPhone after you delete the app.
April 24, 2017
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How will driverless cars impact the insurance industry?
In the next decade or so, it's predicted that our roads will be awash with driverless cars, with estimates that they will account for a quarter of global car sales by 2035. this will present either a huge opportunity for the insurance sector or a challenge that could lead to its downfall. Car insurance has long been a lucrative business, generating billions of dollars in annual revenue and supporting thousands of jobs. So the disruption promised by driverless cars is a genuine concern.
May 8, 2017
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How will driverless cars make life or death choices? Google exec admits he doesn't know
As Uber rolls out its driverless cars in Pittsburgh, Google futurist Ray Kurzweil says he's still working out the moral dilemma in the case of a potentially fatal accident by an autonomous vehicle.
August 26, 2016
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How will future cars stay up-to-date? Make them open like a PC
An upcoming paper proposes the auto industry consider 'open cars' -- cars open to third-party tech upgrades and security researchers
April 14, 2017
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Hundreds of VW dealers could get $1.85 million each from diesel scandal
Dealers never knew about the diesel defeat devices, suffered financial losses.
October 3, 2016
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Hyperloop One's ousted co-founder just launched his hyperloop competitor
Brogan BamBrogan is back to take on his former company.
February 9, 2017
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Hyundai app security blunder allowed crooks to 'steal victims' cars'
Remote locate, unlock, and start vehicles -- using a fixed encryption key... ouch
April 25, 2017
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Hyundai expands DIY retrofit for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto
If you have the internet and an SD card reader, you can get the retrofit applied in just a few hours.
August 08, 2016
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Hyundai in talks with Google on developing self-driving cars
Carmakers are increasingly seeking help from Silicon Valley and vice versa
August 19, 2016
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IIHS gives 'good' headlight rating to just 2 of 37 midsize SUVs
Visibility, glare and inadequate output all listed as reasons for poor headlight performance
June 15, 2017
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In Google's Future, Drivers May Exchange Their Data for Infotainment and other Features
Drivers will continue to enjoy a growing assortment of connected features in their vehicles–as long as they're willing to share some personal information.
June 28, 2016
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In shareholder meeting, Tesla CEO Elon Musk talks Model Y, new factories
Model 3 will be "simple," Autopilot has had a "slog" but looking up, Musk says.
June 7, 2017
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In the car with Android in the Car
One of the areas that Google talked up regarding Android beyond phones at I/O this year was in vehicles, and Android in the Car was the main way it's expanding its in-car presence. The expansion of its Android Auto software offers deeper integration with vehicle infotainment and climate control systems, and putting Assistant front and center for more voice control inside the car and out.
May 18, 2017
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Inside Uber's self-driving car mess
The company's self-driving division is in a "mini civil war," according to insiders.
March 24, 2017
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Insecure Android apps put connected cars at risk
The apps have no protection from malware running on mobile devices
February 17, 2017
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Intel announces $250 million for autonomous driving tech
When Intel decided to take a crack at its first keynote at an automotive event, it swung for the fences. the company's CEO, Brian Krzanich, took the stage at the Los Angeles Auto Show's Automobility event this morning to announce that Intel Capital would be investing $250 million in autonomous driving over the next two years.
November 15, 2016
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Intel buys Mobileye in $15.3B deal, moves its automotive unit to Israel
First they partnered, and now comes the acquisition: the computing giant Intel has confirmed that it is acquiring Mobileye, a leader in computer vision for autonomous driving technology, for $15.3 billion -- the biggest-ever acquisition of an Israeli tech company.
March 13, 2017
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Intel Dips Its Toes on the Automotive Industry - to Acquire Mobileye
Intel and Mobileye announced on March 13 that they have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Intel will acquire Mobileye. Under the terms of the agreement, a subsidiary of Intel will commence a tender offer to acquire all of the issued and outstanding ordinary shares of Mobileye for $63.54 per share in cash, representing a fully-diluted equity value of approximately $15.3 billion and an enterprise value of $14.7 billion.
March 13, 2017
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Intel finds seven trillion reasons to build self-driving cars
A new study sponsored by Intel predicts a new "passenger economy" based on self-driving vehicles, enabling ride-hailing services, freight delivery and in-car services, worth $7 trillion by 2050.
June 1, 2017
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Intel is acquiring self-driving tech supplier Mobileye for close to $15 billion
The deal gives Intel control over a big auto supplier in the self-driving space.
March 13, 2017
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Intel is buying into maps because it can't afford to miss out on self-driving cars
The chipmaker is acquiring 15 percent of Here Maps, the former Nokia mapping unit.
January 3, 2017
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Intel says it will spend $250 million to develop self-driving cars
In a keynote speech during the LA Auto Show today, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said his company will spend $250 million over the next two years toward the development of autonomous vehicles. it's a significant sum of money and a clear sign that the computer chip manufacturer is serious about playing a large role in the future of automobiles.
November 15, 2016
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Intel's Go supercomputer for cars points to a PC-like horsepower race
Intel's new Go computer for self-driving cars will have up to 28 Xeon cores
January 4, 2017
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Investigation Finds Tesla's Autopilot Functioned Properly In Fatal Crash
As expected, federal safety regulators closed a months-long investigation into Tesla's Autopilot feature after the fatal crash occurred when the semi-autonomous driving feature was activated, finding that the collision was not the result of a defect in the feature.
January 19, 2017
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Is Apple self-driving car software coming? DMV permit suggests so
New permit drives speculation about company's self-driving car aspirations.
April 14, 2017
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Is Google's new Ride-Sharing Service an Uber Killer?
Google is launching what's being called an Uber competitor in San Francisco, according to a new Wall Street Journal report. Google is focusing on carpooling (and not a taxi service) that will let commuters share rides for an even cheaper rate than Uber does.
August 31, 2016
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Is texting to blame for 2016's increase in vehicular deaths?
Early results say US traffic fatalities increased by 3% to as much as 6% in 2016 over 2015. Texting and other smartphone apps are cited frequently by safety officials for the increase. They're also pointing to the usual suspects, too: seat belts not worn, seat belt laws not enforced, speeding, drunken driving, and legislators unwilling to pass more safe-driving laws.
February 17, 2017
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Is the EPA holding your diesel hostage?
For Now, Only Jaguar Gets a Pass
October 22, 2016
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It's BMW versus ABC in car fire report
ABC news report more than 40 BMWs have caught fire in the last 5 years; BMW says incidents are 'extremely rare'
May 17, 2017
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It's not technology, but humans that may not be ready for self-driving cars
Tesla Autopilot 2.0 is expected later this year
July 6, 2016
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It's now possible to request an Uber ride directly from Google Maps
Early last year, Google introduced a new dedicated tab for ride services on Google Maps for both Android and iOS. the new tab was an addition to the already available options: car, transit, walking, and biking. from that tab, the user could see fare estimates and pick up times if a car from a ride service partner was available nearby and if the partner's app was installed on the device.
January 13, 2017
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Italy faces EU legal action over Fiat Chrysler diesels
Report: European Commission demands information from Italy over emissions software
May 18, 2017
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Iowa to have mobile driver's licenses in 2018
Ever since the first US smartphone to contain a Near Field Communication (NFC) chip for contactless mobile payments was released more than seven years ago, there has been no shortage of hype, commentary, news stories, and hopeful discourse about the concept of ditching the physical wallet for good.
May 23, 2017
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Jaguar Land Rover now offering $20 per month unlimited data plan
Jaguar Land Rover and AT&T have partnered up to offer a $20-per-month, unlimited, prepaid data plan for owners of select JLR cars. this makes JLR the second automaker after General Motors to offer an unlimited data plan for its in-car Wi-Fi hot spots.
March 23, 2017
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Japanese-market '84 Honda CRX promo reveals cool features Americans never saw
Checkered seat fabric, power headlight covers, pop-up roof vent, digital dash!
July 25, 2016
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Jeep Cherokee Hackers Reveal More Security Vulnerabilities
They find new ways to hack a Cherokee even after the security patch
August 04, 2016
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Jeep hackers at it again, this time taking control of steering and braking systems
A pair of hackers have compromised their Jeep Cherokee, fooling the car into doing dangerous things like turning the steering wheel or activating the parking brake at highway speeds. it's the same pair that hacked their Jeep remotely last year.
August 02, 2016
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Join the club: Google self-driving car has an accident
Autonomous Lexus Can't Fix Bad Human Drivers
September 23, 2016
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Judge threatens injunction if Uber doesn't work harder to find stolen Google Waymo docs
Uber had a bad day in court on Wednesday during the ongoing trade secret litigation case brought by Waymo, Alphabet's self-driving car division that grew out of a Google project. US District Judge William Alsup was not satisfied that Uber had made a good-faith effort to find more than 14,000 documents allegedly taken to Uber by former Googler Anthony Levandowski. the judge has hinted he could slap Uber with an injunction that would stall its self-driving car project.
April 6, 2017
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Justice Dept., EPA Sue Fiat Chrysler Over 'Dirty Diesel' Ram Trucks, Jeep Cherokees
Just as Volkswagen cleans up the remnants of its dirty diesel scandal, the folks at Fiat Chrysler find themselves on the receiving of a lawsuit brought by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department accusing the carmaker of rigging its own diesel engines to fool emissions tests.
May 23, 2017
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Latest Tesla lawsuit: Family of China crash victim sues EV maker
Questions remain over potential for driver misuse of Autopilot
September 20, 2016
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Lawsuit claims Ferrari odometers have been rolled back with factory knowledge
Florida Dealership Allegedly Performed Odometer Rollback on Laferrari
February 28, 2017
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Lawsuit Claims Leaky Glade Air Fresheners can Burn Through Car Dashboards
Another week, another lawsuit over allegedly defective fragrance products doing damage to vehicles: some consumers who bought Glade air fresheners for their cars say the items ended up leaking all over the place, and in some cases, burning holes through car dashboards.
November 4, 2016
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Lawsuit labels Tesla Autopilot as 'dangerously defective'
Erratic Operation and Missed Product Deadlines Alleged In Class Action Filing
April 21, 2017
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Lawsuit legacy: a closer look at the guy suing Ferrari
Preston Henn has lived a very interesting life
August 04, 2016
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Lawsuit: Audi used defeat devices in several gas-engined models
Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Automatic Transmission Software Adjusts CO2 Output
November 11, 2016
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Left-lane driving: Just don't do it
Not only is it annoying, driving on the left is unsafe
August 29, 2016
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Legal Complaint Sheds new Light on VW Diesel Drama
Earlier this week, the attorneys general of Maryland, Massachusetts, and New York filed civil lawsuits against Volkswagen in relation to the company's diesel emissions scandal. and thanks to our colleagues at Road & Track, we were able to obtain the formal suit and damning complaint submitted by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, which sheds new light on the company's behavior.
July 21, 2016
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Legal lane-splitting? California moves in that direction
After years of being a motorcycle gray area, splitting lanes might soon be regulated
August 05, 2016
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Lending Club zooms into car refinancings in turnaround effort
Many Americans learned through Lending Club that they can refinance their credit card debt online; now, the lending marketplace is hoping they'll start refinancing their automotive loans using its platform, too.
October 25, 2016
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LG and Volkswagen team up to connect your car to your smart home
LG and Volkswagen have announced they are teaming up to develop a "next-generation" connected car platform over the coming years. not only will the two firms be working on a new infotainment system for connected cars, but it looks like LG and Volkswagen want to integrate controls for your smart home appliances as well.
July 6, 2016
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LG Electronics aims to speed up automotive OLED adoption
LG Display announced its entry to the flexible OLED automotive market back in July 2014, and the company LGD unveiled a 12.3" Full-HD flexible automotive OLED panel in early 2016. LGD is already collaborating with Tesla, Cadillac and Mercedes, but the company's panels are not in production yet the company previously revealed that mass production will only start in 2018.
November 11, 2016
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LG's flexible automotive displays to enter mass production in 2018
LG Display announced its entry to the flexible OLED automotive market back in July 2014, and the company LGD unveiled a 12.3" Full-HD flexible automotive OLED panel in early 2016. LGD is already collaborating with Tesla, Cadillac and Mercedes, but these panels are not on production yet.
August 24, 2016
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Lightweighting: Taking carbon-fiber wheels mainstream
In the quest to improve automotive efficiency and performance, Carbon Revolution says the solution is carbon-fiber wheels.
September 8, 2016
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Logitech adds Amazon's Alexa skills to its ZeroTouch voice-control smartphone mount
You won't need an Echo at home to control your smart-home devices with voice commands.
February 7, 2017
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Logitech ZeroTouch brings Amazon Alexa to the car
Using a smartphone while operating a car can be a dangerous affair. you obviously shouldn't text while driving, but sometimes using the device while moving is necessary, such as when using a maps app. Logitech ZeroTouch is an interesting Android-only solution that puts your phone into a special hands-free driving mode when mounted in a dock. It can be quite the elegant solution.
February 7, 2017
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Logitech's ZeroTouch magnetic car dash is now best friends with Alexa
Logitech is giving its excellent ZeroTouch magnetic car dash an Alexa upgrade.
February 7, 2017
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Long Haul: EPA Sets 2027 Efficiency Standards for Trucks and Big Rigs
With downsized engines, turbocharging, electrified powertrains, wind-cheating aerodynamics, safety-mandated proportions, and lightweighting, among many other strategies, modern passenger vehicles are dramatically different than those of a decade ago–and, more than ever, that's a product of regulation.
August 17, 2016
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Longtime Apple programmer and Swift creator leaves Apple for Tesla
Chris Lattner has been a programmer at Apple since 2005.
January 10, 2017
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Lyft finally makes its way to Windows 10 PC and Mobile
If Uber just isn't your cup of tea, its main ride-hailing competitor Lyft is finally coming to Windows 10 PC and Mobile. Word of the universal app's release comes by way of Microsoft's Paul Britton on Twitter. and though the Store listing is currently live, the app doesn't appear to be live for everyone just yet.
March 30, 2017
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Lyft has hired the head of Google Street View to lead its mapping team
Luc Vincent, Lyft's new vice president of engineering, is leaving Google after 12 years.
February 9, 2017
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Lyft has hired two new key executives as it continues to lag behind Uber
Lyft's CMO Kira Wampler and VP of comms Brandon McCormick are leaving as Raj Kapoor and Melissa Waters arrive.
October 20, 2016
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Lyft is on track to turn a profit, but will need to spend more to add riders and drivers as it expands
Losses have narrowed, but new markets will mean new discounts and incentives.
January 13, 2017
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Lyft partners with Brookdale to bring on-demand rides to senior communities
Lyft has struck a landmark partnership with one of the largest operators of senior living facilities in the U.S., Brookdale Senior Living.
October 12, 2016
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Lyft riders may get early taste of self-driving tech from Google's Waymo
Waymo has struck a deal to test its self-driving car technology with ride-sharing service Lyft
May 15, 2017
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Lyft will now let you hail a ride for your smartphone-less grandmother
Upgrade to Lyft's open API program
March 7, 2017
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Lyft, Budweiser Team Up to Fight Drunk Driving with Free Rides In some States
Instead of stumbling to your car after a night of drinking beer, Lyft and Budweiser want you to stumble into a chauffeured vehicle, and have teamed up to offer free rides to encourage folks to make the safer choice.
September 14, 2016
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Lynk & Co introduces 'the most connected car in the world'
New global car company looks to redesign car ownership.
October 19, 2016
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Keith Haring's Art Cars Showcased in new Petersen Automotive Museum Exhibit
An unconventional format for an unconventional artist
December 16, 2016
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Kia brings Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to older cars
Even 2014 model year vehicles might qualify for the free upgrade.
July 19, 2016
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Kia brings Apple CarPlay, Android Auto to more cars via download
It sure beats waiting to receive a flash drive in the mail, or having to head to a dealership.
July 20, 2016
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Kia, Hyundai Agree to Pay $41.2M to 33 States & D.C. Over Fuel Economy Issues
Hyundai and Kia agreed Thursday to pay $41.2 million to dozens of states four years after it was revealed that the carmakers overstated the fuel efficiency of certain vehicles.
October 27, 2016
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Make your dumb car smarter with Automatic Pro!
Let's face it – we can't all buy new cars with the hot new tech. a Tesla just isn't for everyone. But we can do a few things to make our older, dumber cars just a little bit smarter. and for that, I'd been eyeing one of those little dongle adapter things from Automatic.
December 1, 2016
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Man hacks Tesla firmware, finds new model, has car remotely downgraded
But Elon Musk says not on his orders; "Good hacking is a gift."
March 8, 2016
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March 2017 Auto Sales: the Shift to Crossovers Continues
Nissan's Rogue continues to carry non-truck sales crown
April 3, 2017
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Mark Fields out as Ford CEO
Jim Hackett named as replacement in management shakeup
May 22, 2017
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Massachusetts will tax Uber and Lyft to subsidize taxi companies
Money to be transfered to traditional cab services at a rate of 5 cents per ride
August 24, 2016
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Massachusetts, new York, Maryland accuse Volkswagen execs in fresh lawsuits
More than two dozen engineers and managers are specifically named in latest civil complaint.
July 19, 2016
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Matthew McConaughey Returns for 2017 Lincoln Continental Advertisement
Another esoteric look at a Lincoln
December 19, 2016
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Maven, GM's car-sharing service, is launching in New York City
Big city, short rentals
May 15, 2017
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May 2017 Auto Sales: Ford Outsells GM by 3,762
Mostly due to fleet sales timing
June 1, 2017
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McLaren and BMW team up to build engines again
The plan: develop even higher specific output engines without losing sight of emissions.
January 31, 2017
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McLaren Says it's not Talking About Selling Itself to Apple
Well, that was quick: shortly after a report from the Financial Times hit the news cycle today saying that Apple was in talks to buy McLaren, the automaker says that's not happening.
September 21, 2016
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Meet Hyundai's Ioniq, the self-driving car for you and me
Autonomy for the everyman
January 4, 2017
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Meet the 2017 Consumer Guide best Buys
Consumer Guide® Automotive, the leading publisher of authoritative, unbiased new and used-car reviews for 50 years, today announced the recipients of its 2017 best Buy Awards. a Consumer Guide best Buy represents the finest balance of attributes and value in its class. for 2017, 41 best Buys have been awarded in 21 classes, providing clear, easy choices for consumers.
November 14, 2016
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Meet the startup that two of Google's top self-driving engineers left to create
Jiajun Zhu, who helped co-found Google's self-driving project, and Dave Ferguson have just launched an autonomous car company called Nuro.ai.
September 15, 2016
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Mercedes-Benz and Tesla see a Future in Electric Self-Driving Buses
People are moving toward the urban cores of our cities in record numbers. and while cities are pushing inward, it's becoming harder than ever to have a car–or multiple cars–in a household. Meanwhile, new subways and rail lines require deep pockets and often controversial funding sources. the solution, as some see it, is the automated (or semi-automated) city bus. a bus ticket is hardly an aspirational purchase for middle-class American consumers, yet two aspirational brands–Mercedes-Benz and Tesla–both recently mentioned bus projects intended to address the urban mass-transit dilemma.
July 29, 2016
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Mercedes-Benz Future Bus is Autonomous Transportation for the Masses
Daimler investing $221 million in buses
July 19, 2016
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Mercedes-Benz product roadmap has leaked
Curious about the next few years of Mercedes? this should help you out
July 27, 2016
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Microsoft announces patent license agreement with Toyota, enhancing connected car experience for consumers
Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday announced a new patent licensing agreement with Toyota Corp. that includes broad coverage for connected car technologies. Today's agreement builds on Toyota and Microsoft's strong partnership, which includes their collaboration on the Azure-based Toyota Big Data Center.
March 22, 2017
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Microsoft expands connected car push with patent licensing
A new program is aimed at getting connected car makers to partner.
March 23, 2017
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Microsoft is bundling cloud services to make cars smarter
Cortana, Azure IoT Hub and other services are included in a new suite for productivity on the road
January 5, 2017
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Microsoft teams up with Indian automotive giant Tata "to redefine connected driving"
Microsoft has entered into a partnership with Indian automotive giant Tata Motors, which the company says will "redefine connected and personalized driving experiences for Indian customers".
February 16, 2017
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Microsoft-Nissan partnership treats cars like PCs
With Microsoft striking deals with Nissan and Mercedes, it appears that "cloud first, mobile first" includes cars.
September 26, 2016
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Microsoft, NXP Semiconductors, IAV and auto mobility partners showcase innovations for safe, secure and personalized automated driving at CES 2017
At CES 2017 from Jan. 4?8 in Las Vegas, Microsoft Corp., NXP Semiconductors, IAV, and auto mobility partners Cubic Telecom, Esri and Swiss Re will showcase their collective vision of safe and secure end-to-end mobility through a highly automated driving demonstration and experience.
January 3, 2017
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Missing 1 Hour of Sleep May Double Car Crash Risk
Too little shut-eye can equal alcohol in terms of impairment behind the wheel, traffic safety group warns
December 6, 2016
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Missing Autopilot 2 features should be coming to HW2 Teslas 'by next month'
Tesla cars with second-generation Autopilot hardware should receive a big update "by next month," according to a tweet from Tesla CEO Elon Musk. the update will apparently include features like autosteer at highway speeds, autopark, and automatic high beams and wipers.
February 8, 2017
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Mitsubishi Ignored Employee's Plea to Stop Mileage Cheating in 2005
Company culture allowed fraud to persist, report says
August 04, 2016
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More automakers choose Microsoft as their connected car partner
At CES 2017, Microsoft made significant progress in developing its automotive vision, revealing numerous partnerships across the car industry. the week started with hints from Nissan about exciting news to be announced regarding Microsofts Cortana digital assistant, and has finished with detailed news about the companys Connected Vehicle Platform.
February 16, 2017
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More dark days ahead for diesel?
Diesel Options Could Cause Manufacturers Pay Out Cash to More Owners
January 24, 2017
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More defeat devices in Audi vehicles?
Report: Carb Discovers More Tech Designed to Detect Emissions Testing
November 7, 2016
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More emissions cheating? U.S. finds unapproved software in VW 3.0-liter diesels, report says
VW struggles to come up with software fix for 85,000 diesels
August 08, 2016
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Move over EVs; hydrogen fuel cell vehicles may soon pass you by
But not everyone agrees fuel cell technology will win the fight for dominance over the next 20 years
September 12, 2016
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More than 55,000 bridges considered structurally deficient in America
Seeking TLC, Structural Repair
February 20, 2017
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More vehicles talking means fewer vehicles crashing
U.S. Proposes V2V Mandate to Avert Crashes
December 14, 2016
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Most VW diesel owners opting to sell their TDI cars back
Buyback is cheaper for VW as it struggles to find fix, report says
August 30, 2016
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Navdy lets you add a head-up display to your car or SUV
Little Device Projects Navigation, Text Messages and More In your Field of View
March 9, 2017
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Navigating new mobility in our cities
The future of the automotive industry is a hot topic these days, especially when it comes to urban mobility. Indeed, the increase in urban density, rising cost of car ownership, insufficient infrastructure to sustain urban growth and the high adoption rate of smartphones have laid the foundation for a series of new services. While one-way carsharing (Station Based and Free-Floating) is less known than ride-hailing in the US, it's still one of the fastest growing trends among millennials in Europe and North America. And this is just the beginning!
June 14, 2017
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Neodriven is a rearview mirror replacement that can make your car semi-autonomous
And it's built off of George Hotz's open source plans
January 9, 2017
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NEVS InMotion concept previews the self-driving car-couch of the future
I sure hope you like working... all the time.
June 7, 2017
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New braking chip will help keep you safe in autonomous cars, ARM says
ARM's Cortex R52 chip will take charge of braking in autonomous cars.
September 19, 2016
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New car sales for May: Winners and losers
U.S. sales still on track to fall for the year
June 1, 2017
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New car sales for December and 2016: Winners and losers
General Motors, Nissan and Honda Sell Strong While Ford Falls Off
January 4, 2017
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New federal guidelines seek to lock out apps on drivers' phones
Gov't believes better pairing and a simplified driver mode could improve safety.
November 23, 2016
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New Google Assistant settings, 'Ok Google' driving commands found in Google app beta code
More hands-free commands may be coming to Google maps and Android Auto, which should help keep your eyes where they belong.
July 25, 2016
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New Math: Higher Fines Nudge Automakers toward MPG Targets
Affordable V-8 muscle cars and some of the thirstiest trucks may again be living on borrowed time after this week. Or these American favorites might become more expensive, because the economics of building and selling them in the U.S. market have just been upended.
July 18, 2016
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New Michigan law prepares for autonomous future
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder visited the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, MI, which honors the automotive past, to sign a bill that aims to enable the automotive future. the law creates regulations for testing, using and selling autonomous vehicles in the state and clarifies how these vehicles will be used on public roads.
December 9, 2016
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New Software Aims to Speed Development of Autonomous Cars
A global automotive supplier thinks carmakers are wasting too much time developing software that runs autonomous technology.
August 11, 2016
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New study sets performance targets for metal-free fuel cell membrane
The pathway to zero-emission vehicles has taken two forks, one toward battery electric cars like the Tesla and the other toward fuel-cell-powered automobiles like the Toyota Mirai.
December 12, 2016
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New technology will cut plug-in hybrid fuel consumption by one third
Engineers at the University of California, Riverside have taken inspiration from biological evolution and the energy savings garnered by birds flying in formation to improve the efficiency of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) by more than 30 percent.
January 11, 2017
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New video shows Wisechip's flexible, transparent and candle-light OLEDs
Wisechip, the Taiwan-based PMOLED maker, demonstrated its new flexible and transparent PMOLED displays last week in a trade show in Germany. Embedded News TV interviewed the company's R&D manager and published the following video which also shows Wisechip's latest OLED prototypes.
March 30, 2017
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New York City brings smartphone payments to metered parking
Starting this week, metered parking spots in midtown Manhattan are going mobile with a new system that lets drivers pay via smartphone. the new ParkNYC app is tied to a car's license plate number, working along the lines of an EZPass.
December 19, 2016
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New York City may force Uber to add tipping option in app
A new proposal would require the company to allow credit card-based tips
April 17, 2017
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Newer car tech opens doors to CIA attacks
Security experts aren't surprised by info from Wikileaks docs about agency efforts.
March 10, 2017
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Next Volvo XC60 will steer away from accidents, animals, oncoming cars
Making Roads Safer, One Swedish Vehicle at a Time
February 28, 2017
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Next-Generation Audis will Have More Dynamic Steering, Suspension: Report
Cushy cruisers no more
September 20, 2016
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NHTSA Investigating Whether Autopilot was on in Tesla Model X Crash
Tesla says Autopilot isn't to blame
July 8, 2016
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NHTSA Links Controversial FCA Gear Shifter to 266 Crashes, 68 Injuries
Report references fatal accident involving "Star Trek" actor
June 28, 2016
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NHTSA spells out what your phone shouldn't be able to do while driving
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released new voluntary proposed guidelines for software makers and device manufacturers, including smartphone makers like Apple and Google, which aim to cut down on driver distraction from mobile apps and hardware.
November 23, 2016
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NHTSA reveals voluntary guidelines for smartphone makers to minimize distracted driving
Traffic fatalities are up for the first time in 25 years, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report, and one of the leading causes is distraction. One in ten people die on US roads as a result, and smartphones play a key part in it, so regulators want to do something about it. But, what exactly?
November 23, 2016
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NHTSA's vehicle-to-vehicle mandate could be DOA
Radio-Based V2V Technology that Would be Required is Already Falling Out of Favor with Automakers
December 27, 2016
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Nissan creates self-driving chairs because standing in line was too hard
Welcome to the future, take a seat
September 27, 2016
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Nissan ProPilot: Automated Driving for Those in the Cheap Seats
As promised, Nissan is rolling out its first semi-autonomous driving system this year, and the company is calling it ProPilot. But before we in the U.S. get our hands on–or, rather, off–it, Japanese families interested in a new minivan will get first dibs.
July 13, 2016
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Nitrogen oxide from diesel vehicles killed a lot of people in 2015, study says
Real-world testing and more stringent regulations would turn those numbers around.
May 15, 2017
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No diesel settlement for 8.5 million European VW owners, CEO says
Matthias Mueller reportedly pushes back against calls for U.S.-style compensation
July 5, 2016
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No surprises: Variable speed limits can improve work-zone congestion
Knowledge is power, y'all.
June 9, 2017
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No, mandatory vehicle safety inspections are not a good idea
Badly Maintained Cars can be Terrifying, But a Costly Inspection Program Would Do Little to Make Our Roads Safer
March 30, 2017
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Not all Automated Emergency Braking Systems Are Created Equal
Long before most motorists ride in a self-driving car, they'll likely drive a vehicle that contains the fundamental building blocks of autonomous technology. Earlier this year, 20 automakers committed to making automated emergency braking a standard feature on every vehicle they sell by 2022, a development that will improve safety on more than 99 percent of vehicles purchased by American car buyers.
August 25, 2016
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Now the FTC wants a word with Uber
News comes right after CEO stepped back, and a board member resigned.
June 15, 2017
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Now you can summon an Uber ride without leaving Google Maps
A new update to Google Maps tightens the integration with Uber by letting you book and track rides right in the app.
January 12, 2017
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nuTonomy Introduces Self-Driving Car Service in Singapore
Company beats Uber to the self-driving taxi punch
August 25, 2016
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NuTonomy starts trials in Singapore of self-driving taxi service
The startup will offer rides on specially configured Renault Zoe or Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric vehicles
August 25, 2016
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Nvidia Partners with Bosch, Paccar on Self-Driving Vehicles
Nvidia announced that it has partnered with Bosch and Paccar to work on self-driving vehicles. the partnership with Bosch is devoted to building "artificial intelligence self-driving systems for mass market cars," while the partnership with Paccar will focus on autonomous semi-tractor trailers. Between the two of them, along with its other self-driving vehicle efforts, Nvidia has positioned itself as a key participant in our driverless future.
March 16, 2017
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Nvidia's new Tegra chip can avoid trouble with the traffic police
Nvidia's new Tegra chip code-named Parker can deliver 4K graphics and sharpen the reflexes of autonomous vehicles.
August 23, 2016
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Of course Apple could build a self-driving car â€॥uro;' but should it?
Bottom line: Apple could really use a completely different kind of hardware hit.
April 24, 2017
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Of course Google's Waymo is building self-driving trucks
With the likes of Daimler, Volvo, and Uber working on self-driving trucks, it's no surprise that the granddaddy of autonomous vehicles, Waymo, is getting in on the big-rig action too. Waymo (formerly the Google driverless car program, and now a standalone company under the Alphabet umbrella) is working to commercialize its technology, and today confirmed it's exploring how its self-driving know-how can transform the trucking industry.
June 2, 2017
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Official: Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn Named Chairman of Mitsubishi
Nissan completes purchase of 34-percent stake
October 20, 2016
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OLED-Info's flexible, automotive, VR/AR, microdisplays, transparent and graphene OLED market reports updated to March 2017
Today we published new versions of our market reports - that cover the transparent, automotive, microdisplay, VR/AR, graphene and flexible OLED markets. OLED-Info provides comprehensive niche OLED market reports, and our reports cover everything you need to know about the niche market, and can be useful if you want to understand how the OLED industry works and what this technology can provide for your own industry. the reports are now updated to March 2017.
March 8, 2017
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One is the loneliest number: Hyundai looking to buddy up with Google
The automaker's largely paved its own way thus far, but with autonomy and other tech innovations on the way, it might be time to call in some help.
August 17, 2016
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One-of-Four Matech Ford GT Race Cars Up for Sale on eBay
Perfect for one-upping the 500 owners of the new Ford GT
July 25, 2016
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Overall gas mileage is actually improving
Despite Light Truck Sales, Fleet Fuel Economy is Up 0.5 MPG Industrywide
November 3, 2016
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Owners sue Ford for its rough dual-clutch transmissions in the Focus and Fiesta
Ford has issued many service bulletins for the transmissions in the past to try and improve them
May 31, 2017
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Panasonic announces new Automobile Automation and Information Technologies
Panasonic announced its plans to make driving more exciting in the future. the company announced collaborations with auto and computing companies for both "infotainment" and self-driving cars going forward.
January 4, 2017
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Paris bans old diesels from the capital using color-coded stickers
City of Lights is the City of Haze
January 24, 2017
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Partially automated cars provide enough benefits to warrant widespread adoption
Engineering researchers have concluded that the public could derive economic and social benefits today if safety-oriented, partially automated vehicle technologies were deployed in all cars. the researchers examined forward collision warning, lane departure warning and blind spot monitoring systems. These technologies can include partially autonomous braking or controls to help vehicles avoid crashes.
July 18, 2016
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Peterbolt? Tesla semitruck coming in September, Musk claims
Semitrucks, Pickups and Roadsters Are all Part of Tesla's Timeline
April 14, 2017
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Pirelli Launches P Zero World Los Angeles
A Tire Shop for the Stars
July 21, 2016
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Police are buying 'deceptively fast' utility vehicles to bolster their fleets
It Looks Like Police Are Hopping on Board the SUV Train Just Like the Rest of America
January 4, 2017
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Popularizer of 'Designated Driver' Concept Can't Get Drivers to Put Phones Down
Jay Winsten is not a household name, but everyone recognizes the term "designated driver," which the Harvard professor brought to the United States, popularized, and turned into a social norm back in the '80s. now Winsten is trying to address the driving danger of our time: Why won't drivers put their phones down?
April 6, 2017
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Porsche employees will get 9,111 euro bonuses
We're Pretty Sure Porsche is Minting Its Own Money
March 24, 2017
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Porsche investigated for illegal emissions software, report says
Software probe follows porsche warning that its offices may be searched
June 5, 2017
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Porsche Pockets $17,250 on Every Car It Moves
Ferrari makes a whopping $90,000
March 19, 2017
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Pre-Orders now Open for the 2017 DeLorean DMC
Time to get in line for the revamped retro ride
October 18, 2016
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Pressure Mounts for Tesla to Stop Using the Term "Autopilot"
What does the term "autopilot" mean to you? for many people, it applies to a machine that can steer itself with minimal human intervention, but for electric carmaker Tesla it's a marketing term to describe a feature that is decidedly not hands-off – and which consumer safety advocates believe can cause potentially dangerous confusion.
November 29, 2016
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Printed sensors monitor tire wear in real time
Carbon nanotubes bring tire wear monitoring into the car
June 14, 2017
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Qualcomm acquires NXP Semiconductors for $47 billion
Qualcomm is the market leader in the mobile SoC segment, and the company is now looking to expand into automotive and smart home applications by acquiring Dutch-based NXP Semiconductors for $47 billion.
October 27, 2016
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Qualcomm agrees to buy automotive chip-maker for over $37 billion
The deal will give Qualcomm a strong position in the automotive market as the semiconductor content of cars increases
October 27, 2016
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Qualcomm agrees to buy NXP for over $37 billion
The deal will give Qualcomm a strong position in the automotive market as the semiconductor content of cars increases
October 27, 2016
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Qualcomm buys NXP Semiconductors
Qulacomm has announced that it will be acquiring NXP Semiconductors in order to fast track its way into the automotive industry as it tries to expand beyond the smartphone market.
October 28, 2016
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Qualcomm Demonstrates Dynamic Electric Vehicle Recharging
Holy Grail of EV technology tested on the road
May 18, 2017
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Quantum principle harnessed to create easier wireless charging
Classical version of a quantum system lets power flow across large air gaps.
June 14, 2017
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Qualcomm to Acquire NXP in IoT, Automotive Tech Push
The mobile chipmaker is spending $110 per share of NXP to broaden its IoT and automotive solutions portfolio.
October 27, 2016
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Qualcomm's Inductive Charging Road Lets Short-Range EVs Go On Long Trips
Electric toothbrushes have used inductive chargers for years. More recently, phone and tablet makers started building the tech into their devices. Today, several companies are working on using inductive chargers to juice up EVs.
May 18, 2017
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Radar to the rescue? Tesla updates Autopilot
Tesla's semi-autonomous system will get more out of its sensors
September 12, 2016
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Ram is recalling more than a million trucks for faulty software
Issue could prevent side airbags and belts from working properly in a rollover.
May 12, 2017
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Red-light runner positively creams Google's self-driving Lexus
Once again, human error claims the life of another defenseless robot.
September 26, 2016
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Regulators Ask Smartphone Manufacturers to Reduce Driving Accidents
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed new guidelines that would ask smartphone makers to reduce driving accidents. Although the guidelines wouldn't be enforced by the federal government, as each state legislates its own drivers, the NHTSA's plea could still convince manufacturers to act. If it does, those companies might want to look to the VR and AR industries in their search for a solution to this deadly problem.
November 23, 2016
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Regulators Investigating Hoverboard Fire that Killed 3-Year-Old Girl
Nearly eight months after the Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled more than 500,000 "hoverboard" scooters from eight manufacturers over fire hazards posed by the devices' lithium-ion battery backs, the agency has opened an investigation into a fire that killed a 3-year-old girl in Pennsylvania on Friday.
March 13, 2017
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Regulators investigating new emissions irregularities in automatic transmission Audis
But the EPA is not saying whether this fresh oddity is an illegal defeat device or not.
November 14, 2016
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Remember that zero-star crash test? Things haven't improved much...
Global NCAP Singles Out Poor Crash-Test Performers In India and Latin America
October 10, 2016
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Renault adds Android Auto to 2017 models
Advanced smartphone integration is a feature that more and more consumers will be looking for in a new car. Renault knows this, and to make its 2017 range more attractive to potential buyers it is now adding support for Android Auto.
March 9, 2017
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Renault-Nissan and Microsoft partner to deliver the future of connected driving
The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Microsoft Corp. have signed a global, multiyear agreement to partner on next-generation technologies to advance connected driving experiences worldwide.
September 26, 2016
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Report: Apple slams the brakes on electric Apple Car to focus on auto software
Don't count on seeing an actual Apple Car anytime soon, but a future car may still run on Apple's self-driving platform.
October 17, 2016
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Report: Feds Investigating Uber Over Privacy Violations
Uber's awful year may have just gotten a bit worse, as sources report the ride-hailing company is now in the crosshairs of federal regulators.
June 14, 2017
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Report: Google's purpose-built autonomous car is dead -- and the Chrysler Pacifica might fill its shoes
The Koala Pod Might not be Headed to Production, But Google's Autonomous Ambitions Are Very Much Alive
December 13, 2016
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Report: Intel plans to make the Core i7 the brains behind self-driving cars
Intel may announce some car-specific chips at the CES show in January.
November 29, 2016
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Report: Ram, Jeep diesel-fix approval could be 'weeks or months' away
Software Patch for ecodiesel in limbo a little longer, stalling certification
June 16, 2017
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Researchers discover security problems under the hood of automobile apps
Kaspersky researchers find Android apps for connected cars soft targets for hackers.
February 17, 2017
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Researchers wirelessly hit the brakes in a Model S, Tesla patches quickly
Exploiting in-car Web browser, researchers gained access to car's control network.
September 20, 2016
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Retrofit your 2010-16 Ford or Lincoln with Wi-Fi, remote start, status updates
Ford Smartlink Module will Plug In to your Obd Ii Port and bring Modern Tech to Older Models
January 27, 2017
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Ride-Hailing App Drivers Want to Put Ads Up If Taxis Can
If there are ads on the outside of taxis as well as on their insides, why can't drivers for ride-hailing apps put up ads of their own? a company that provides an app that turns a driver's tablet into a ride-hailing version of Taxi TV is suing the city of Chicago, which bans advertising in cars for ride-hailing app services.
February 2, 2017
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Ride-hailing Bridj is falling down
It operated in several different cities, but a failed deal has brought its "microtransit" experiment to a close.
May 2, 2017
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Rimac to follow up Concept One with a new electric supercar, report says
The Electric Launch-Time Wars Are Just Starting
February 17, 2017
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Roborace: When software engineers are the heroes
Robot car racing will be an e-sport with a difference as software engineers compete to design the best driving algorithm, then let it loose on the road
February 28, 2017
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Rumors of Aston Martin Rapide's Demise are Greatly Exaggerated
In fact, they're false
March 21, 2017
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Safety Regulators Hope a "Driver Mode" on Phones Would Curb Distracted Driving
Whether it's Tweeting, SnapChatting, playing Pokemon Go, or just sending a text while on the road, it's clear that smartphones present a potentially deadly distraction for drivers. Most states have banned or restricted texting while driving, but these problems persist. now federal safety regulators are proposing new guidelines to curb distracted driving, including asking phone manufacturers to include a "Driver Mode" that would limit the use of a smartphone while behind the wheel.
November 23, 2016
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Samsung boosts audio, connected car businesses with $8B Harman buy
Samsung plans to retain Harman's management team and workers, as well as audio brands including JBL, AKG, and Harman Kardon.
November 14, 2016
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Samsung boosts portfolio with new efforts in connected cars, VR, and Galaxy Note7
Along with the launch of the Galaxy Note7, Samsung launched a new connected car product called Connect auto, as well as new wireless headphones that could be great for business travelers.
August 19, 2016
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Samsung buys Harman for $8bn
In an effort to expand into the auto market, Samsung has announced that it will purchase Harman for $8 billion to gain access to both its automotive and audio offerings.
November 15, 2016
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Samsung buys Harman to take on the Apple Car
Samsung buys a competitive advantage
November 14, 2016
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Samsung can now operate its self-driving car in South Korea
Don't expect Samsung to build a whole car from the ground up, though.
May 1, 2017
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Samsung Connect Auto brings Wi-Fi, LTE connectivity to the unwashed masses
In order to join the realm of connected cars, all you need is this dongle, a car and a smartphone.
August 19, 2016
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Samsung Creates In-Traffic Reply App to Prevent Distracted Driving
In recent years, distracted drivers -- motorists who divert their attention from the road, usually to talk or text on the phone -- have become one of the leading causes of road accidents. In response to this growing concern, Samsung Electronics Benelux B.V. has created a new app called In-Traffic Reply, which aims to help drivers reply to messages without taking their focus off the road.
April 26, 2017
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Samsung Electronics Elected to 5GAA Board
Samsung Electronics today announced that it was elected to a board membership position following elections held at the recent 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) general meeting on May 11th. With the addition of Samsung, 5GAA will be better able to leverage the company's industry leadership in telecommunications and recently acquired telematics and infotainment technologies.
May 19, 2017
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Samsung gets connected car fever, will buy Harman for $8 billion
Samsung gets a whole new range of customers, Harman gets access to 5G and displays.
November 14, 2016
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Samsung joins the self-driving car gold rush
Korean government gives the electronics giant permission to test on public roads.
May 2, 2017
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Samsung reportedly reaches deal to supply chips for Tesla's self-driving cars
Samsung and Tesla have reportedly signed a deal that will see the South Korean company build chips to power the automaker's self-driving vehicles. the deal is long-term and may see production start as late as three years from now.
December 9, 2016
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Santander Bank to Pay $26M Over Subprime Auto Loan Practices
One of the nation's largest providers of automobile financing, Santander Bank, has agreed to pay $26 million to end a two-state investigation into the financial institution's alleged violation of state consumer protection laws related to its auto loan underwriting practices.
March 29, 2017
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Scientists design new method to reduce noise problems caused by road traffic
Scientists from the universities of Granada (UGR) and Southampton (United Kingdom) have designed a new method to reduce noise problems caused by road traffic, one of the main environmental impacts of said roads, and which has important effects on people's health and their physical and psychological well-being.
March 28, 2017
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Sears Tries Combining DieHard Brand with Auto Centers
Last year, Sears Holdings announced that it would begin looking for new ways to extract money from its best-known store brands: Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard. So far, its efforts have included Kenmore televisions, DieHard tires, and selling the entire Craftsman brand. now it's lending the DieHard name to a new version of its Auto Center.
February 21, 2017
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SEC Investigating Tesla for Failing to Disclose Fatal Autopilot Crash to Investors
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is reportedly investigating Tesla Motors, after the American electric carmaker failed to notify investors of a fatal accident that occurred in May while the driver was allegedly using the car's Autopilot semi-autonomous technology, the Wall Street Journal reports.
July 11, 2016
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Seeing is believing: what makes synthetic motor oil better
You've probably heard folks talking about the superiority of synthetic motor oil. you may even use it yourself–if you drive a newer high-performance car, it's probably mandatory per the owner's manual. But full-synth oil is one of those things that's gone from smart car-maintenance advice to car dad folklore. you know it's the right thing to use, but maybe you don't know why.
July 8, 2016
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Self-drive legislation could sideline small players
Bill Allows Waymo and Uber to Test, not Smaller Tech Companies
February 20, 2017
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Self-driving cars are an 'existential crisis' for Uber, 'Upstarts' author Brad Stone says
And that's why Uber might beat Google and Apple.
February 20, 2017
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Self-driving cars, Fiber and Alphabet's other non-Google moonshots lost $859 million this past quarter
Both revenue and losses increased a bit.
July 28, 2016
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Self-driving Google car T-boned in California crash
Mountain View's motor not to blame, insists Mountain View spokesman
September 26, 2016
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Self-driving Hondas: Coming to a city near you in 2025 (ideally)
It'll have a less capable system for highway driving in 2020.
June 8, 2017
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Self-driving Uber not at fault in Arizona crash; program suspended anyway
Report: another Vehicle Failed to Yield to Autonomous XC90, Causing Crash
March 27, 2017
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Senators reintroduce a bill to improve cybersecurity in cars
Senators Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut have reintroduced the Security and Privacy in your Car (SPY Car) Act of 2017. they first introduced the bill, along with a similar bill for aircraft, during the last session.
March 23, 2017
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September 2016 Auto Sales: Amid Ford, GM, and Honda Declines, SUVs Stay Steady
Sedans and Luxury Brands Continue to Show Signs of Weakness
October 3, 2016
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Settlements Allow Auto Dealers to Continue Selling Unrepaired Recalled Vehicles as "Safe"
If you bought a used car from a dealership that proudly claims to put each vehicle through "125-point" or "172-point" inspections, you might assume that your vehicle is safe to drive and that it isn't under recall for a potentially deadly defect. However, a number of big names in used cars – including CarMax and General Motors – have recently entered into settlements with federal regulators that could allow used car dealers to continue marketing their vehicles as safe even while they may have unrepaired defects.
December 16, 2016
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Should I Buy an Extended Warranty?
You've just picked out your new car. You've decided on the options and the color, and now you're sitting in the finance office while the dealership's porters prep it for delivery. the finance manager is trying to sell you things like rustproofing, VIN-number window etching, and Guaranteed Auto Protection (GAP) insurance, and now he or she has thrown another one at you: the extended warranty.
February 28, 2017
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Smartphone use reverses 40 years of car accidents decline
Did you know that 2 seconds on your phone while driving could increase the risk of an accident by more than 20 times? and at 55mph, 2 seconds equal about two basketball courts of travel distance. Yeah, let that sink in.
April 18, 2017
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So how real are the people in Chevy's "Real People' ads?
If you watch TV at all, you've probably seen one of the many "focus group' ads from Chevy, where supposedly real people are consistently flabbergasted at the car company's achievements. But just how authentic are the things we see in these commercials?
May 23, 2017
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Soaring stock sends Tesla market value past Ford, GM, making it the most valuable American automaker (on paper)
Report: EV Maker now Worth $53 Billion Thanks to Big Leap In Stock Value
April 4, 2017
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Some dealers are marking up the Civic Type R by $10,000 or more
For those familiar with dealer markups, it was all but guaranteed this would happen.
June 16, 2017
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Some Dealerships don't Really Want to Sell you an Electric Car
A shopper in Texas, looking for the new Chevrolet Volt, was told that there wasn't one within 1000 miles. at a California dealership, meanwhile, there were more than 20 Volts in stock, and personnel noted that Chevy's plug-in hybrid is their top-selling car–and that it "flies off the lot."
August 24, 2016
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Some Dodge dealers taking Demon deposits, even though they shouldn't be
Fortunately, showrooms seem to have learned from early Hellcat supply-and-demand problems.
May 12, 2017
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Some of Audi's gasoline-powered cars may have cheated emissions, too
Fresh revelations widen scope of Volkswagen scandal
November 7, 2016
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Some Younger People Are Buying Cars So they can Drive for Ride-Sharing Services
for many drivers, the best part of having your own car is that you don't have to deal with anyone else – you can blast your music, sing at the top of your lungs, or eat a tuna sandwich, and there's no one to judge you. But some younger drivers now may have a new reason to buy a car: to become a driver for Uber or Lyft.
March 1, 2017
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Sony's $499 infotainment system packs Apple Carplay, Android Auto
While Sony is late to the game in releasing a head unit like this, its price point should give it an advantage in the marketplace.
August 19, 2016
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Sony's clever image sensor helps autonomous cars see better
The sensor combines anti-flicker and HDR functions.
May 8, 2017
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Sony's new HDR camera sensor for self-driving cars eliminates LED flicker
It's important to remember that the emergence of robots, drones, and self-driving cars goes hand in hand with the development of the smartphone. the sensors embedded in any midrange Android phone today would be the envy of the most advanced roboticist a decade or two ago.
April 12, 2017
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Sony's new sensor is designed to help self-driving cars see better
Quality cameras, as we've written before, are essential to any self-driving car. There are certain crucial tasks, including lane line detection, reading street signs, and accurately interpreting street lights, that only a camera can make possible.
April 17, 2017
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Star Trek and the Autonomous Car: 4 Reasons you Won't be Letting Go of the Wheel Any Time Soon
As seen in Star Trek II: the Wrath of Khan, the Kobayashi Maru is a Star Fleet Academy training exercise designed to test the character of cadets. the Maru simulation forces cadets to choose between ignoring a dire request for assistance by a stranded ship (the Kobayashi Maru), or staging a rescue of the ship--despite strong indicators that the distress call is a trap set by an enemy.
January 19, 2017
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Stop driving your 2001-2003 Honda or Acura, says NHTSA
Takata airbags in these vehicles are even more likely to cause death or injury
June 30, 2016
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Stop lights, sunsets, junctions are tough work for Google's robo-cars
If only we had self-driving processors that were stupidly fast, says web giant
August 24, 2016
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Study implicates Bosch in VW, FCA diesel scandal
Allegations come amid heavy scrutiny of diesel emissions
June 12, 2017
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Study: Key Fobs of 100 Million Cars Vulnerable to Easy Hacks
Researchers from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom and consulting firm Kasper & Oswald say key fobs for nearly 100 million cars worldwide contain outdated security precautions that leave them vulnerable to thieves. with little more than some technical know-how and $40 in equipment from Radio Shack, their study says, thieves could clone the codes that run keyless entry systems and gain access to cars without leaving a trace.
August 12, 2016
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Subprime auto lender facing FTC inquiry over GPS-tracking kill switches
This modern-day version of the repo-man raises both safety and privacy concerns.
February 21, 2017
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Symbolic or not, Germany signals intention to move away from internal combustion by 2030
German Federal Council Votes to End Gas and Diesel Production
October 10, 2016
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Takata is in talks with the U.S. to resolve criminal allegations
Negotiating with the U.S. Department of Justice
September 27, 2016
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Takata nears $1 billion criminal settlement with U.S.
Crisis-Hit Supplier Expected to Settle Criminal Charges Next Month
December 28, 2016
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Tesla actually made money last quarter, in part by selling pollution credits
This is Only the Second Time Since Going Public that the Company Has Posted Profits
October 27, 2016
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Tesla answers claims of poor factory working conditions and unionization efforts
Jose Moran, who claims to be a Tesla employee working at the company's Fremont, California assembly facility, took to Medium on Thursday to detail working conditions at the company, and to detail efforts on behalf of factory employees to unionize, an initiative in the beginning stages of being supported by the United Autoworkers Union, the U.S. automotive industry's largest labor union.
February 9, 2017
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Tesla briefly became America's most valuable car company today
But it can't touch GM or Ford when it comes to sales.
April 10, 2017
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Tesla CFO Jason Wheeler is leaving the company and will be replaced by ex-CFO Deepak Ahuja
Tesla CEO Elon Musk made the announcement on the Q4 earnings call.
February 22, 2017
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Tesla cleared in fatal crash involving Autopilot
NHTSA Does not Issue Recall, An Encouraging Development for Driver-Assist Tech
January 20, 2017
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Tesla dealers are now selling more than just cars
The Powerwall Home Battery Joins the Inventory of Tesla Dealers
November 22, 2016
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Tesla disputes Mobileye's accusations, Mobileye shoots back
The sensor maker and the autonomous car maker are on the outs publicly.
September 16, 2016
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Tesla Doesn't Plan to Take Autopilot out of its Cars in Wake of Crash
Musk defends technology, says Autopilot is still in beta
July 13, 2016
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Tesla doubles revenue ahead of Model 3 release
Sales and revenue are up in the first quarter as the company gets set for mass production. But it still posts a $330 million loss thanks largely to that SolarCity acquisition.
May 3, 2017
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Tesla driver dies after Model S hits tree
Firemen were unable to approach the wreck due to electricity hazard
September 7, 2016
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Tesla driver is stranded in the desert after a spectacular technology fail
An enthusiastic Tesla driver last week decided to test out his vehicle's keyless driving feature. the system, which allows you to unlock the car and start its ignition using the Model S smartphone app, is designed to allow drivers to access their car and drive it away even if they don't have the key on hand.
January 16, 2017
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Tesla ends Resale Value Guarantee program and cuts Model X price
Cheaper EV is the result, but resale is subject to whims of the market
July 18, 2016
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Tesla explains how its entire fleet is learning to be better self-driving cars together
Tesla announced yesterday (Sept. 11) that Autopilot, its self-driving feature, would soon be updated to a new version that uses a car's radar system – in addition to its camera system – to make decisions while driving semi-autonomously.
September 12, 2016
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Tesla fails to come through on its promise to deliver 80,000 to 90,000 cars in 2016
This time the company attributed it to production challenges related to rolling out the newest version of Autopilot.
January 3, 2017
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Tesla Fires back at Mobileye's Claim It Broke Up with Carmaker Over Autopilot Safety
Yesterday, automotive tech company Mobileye claimed that it stopped providing parts for Tesla's Autopilot assisted-driving system over concerns the carmaker was "pushing the envelope in terms of safety." now Tesla is firing back, saying the breakup occurred because Mobileye was unhappy to learn that Tesla planned to take over manufacturing of some Autopilot components.
September 16, 2016
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Tesla growing pains: Owners suffer from long service waits
Not Enough Repair Facilities to Support Current Owners
November 14, 2016
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Tesla has high expectations for its first-quarter earnings after setting record car deliveries
Tesla recently broke records for car deliveries, so now Wall Street expectations for revenue are at an all-time high.
May 2, 2017
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Tesla has to turn potential into real profits
Yikes! Tesla's Per-Vehicle Profit is Negative $15,855
May 5, 2017
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Tesla hopes to unveil semi truck this year, pickup by 2019
You'd think Elon Musk would be focused on the Model 3, but he's always thinking several years ahead.
April 14, 2017
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Tesla insurance rates jump after AAA says owners should pay more
Both Model S and X owners to be affected by higher car insurance premiums
June 5, 2017
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Tesla introduces code signing to harden their cars' security
When researchers from Tencent's Keen Security Lab discovered that they were able to leverage vulnerabilities to remotely hijack Tesla cars, they reported the issues to the automotive company and rushed them into implementing a security feature they have been working on for a while: code signing.
September 27, 2016
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Tesla is Facing Issues Delivering new Cars to Customers
Over 5,000 vehicles are currently in transit to dealerships
July 6, 2016
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Tesla is the most valuable US carmaker because of hope, not results
A market capitalization of $53 billion
April 4, 2017
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Tesla likely to add solar power roofs to cars
Asked whether the solar charging option would be expensive, Musk says 'no'
November 7, 2016
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Tesla Master Plan II covers the who, what; we're left guessing on the when/where/how
Musk claims both a heavy truck and a bus are in early development
July 21, 2016
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Tesla may be building three more Gigafactories
The electric carmaker needs more production capacity.
February 22, 2017
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Tesla Model 3 is "just a smaller, more affordable" Model S, says Elon Musk
The Tesla Model 3 is not a product iteration along the lines of successive iPhones, Elon Musk clarified on Twitter on Friday. Instead, it's a "smaller model affordable version of Model S" with less range, less power and fewer features, according to the Tesla CEO. the Model S is still going to be the leader in terms of it technological capabilities -- so think more iPhone SE than iPhone 7 versus iPhone 6s.
March 24, 2017
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Tesla Model 3 still on track as automaker burns through cash
Model 3 to be a Make-Or-Break Moment for Rapidly Growing Automaker
May 4, 2017
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Tesla Model S Autopilot strikes again in Dallas crash
Autonomous System Still Responsible for Far Fewer Crashes Than Actual Human Drivers
March 3, 2017
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Tesla Model X Crashes on Pennsylvania Turnpike; Owner Says It was on Autopilot
Owner and passenger survive; accident now under investigation
July 6, 2016
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Tesla Motors Officially Changes Name to Simply Tesla
After refusing to fold to pressure from German regulators and consumer safety advocates to change the name of its semi-autonomous driving feature Autopilot, the electric carmaker is changing something – its official name, dropping the "Motors" and becoming simply "Tesla."
February 1, 2017
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Tesla needs to rethink its Autopilot technology
Ultimately, vehicle-to-vehicle communications is necessary for safe autonomous cars
July 15, 2016
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Tesla patches exploit that left Model S potentially vulnerable to remote access
Tesla moved quickly to patch a vulnerability discovered by Tencent security research team Keen Security Lab that rendered the Model S susceptible to remote attacks, provided the Tesla Model S was currently making use of its in-car web browser, and also physically close to and connected with a maliciously modified Wi-Fi hotspot.
September 20, 2016
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Tesla plans to unveil solar roof with battery pack next month
Created in partnership with SolarCity, the system will include a charger for Tesla automobiles.
September 22, 2016
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Tesla removes 'self-driving' claim online in China after Model S crash
Staff retrained on Autopilot use following Beijing incident, report says
August 15, 2016
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Tesla responds to Autopilot issues with major new radar-reliant update
Tesla owners have come to expect frequent, and sometimes substantial, over-the-air (OTA) updates to their cars – especially for systems like the Autopilot software that is technically a beta. But there is little doubt that the extent and timing of its latest version 8 of Autopilot was driven in part by the widely covered fatal crash in Florida, where a Model S failed to detect a white truck crossing its path against a bright sky.
September 12, 2016
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Tesla responds to harassment lawsuit filed by female engineer in 2016
The Guardian published a new interview with Tesla engineer and current employee AJ Vandermeyden on Tuesday, wherein Vandermeyden lays out what she sees as a history of discriminatory treatment in a male-dominated work environment. Vandermeyden's new statements were made in the context of a suit she filed last year against Tesla, and follow major revelations at Uber of systemic harassment issues at the ride-hailing company.
February 28, 2017
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Tesla says focus on safety is driving the step-by-step Autopilot 2 rollout
The company's message: be patient, it'll be worth it
January 23, 2017
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Tesla sells 5 percent stake to Chinese firm Tencent
The cash should be handy as Tesla puts the Model 3 into production.
March 28, 2017
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Tesla sues former head of Autopilot and former Google exec
Suit Alleges Urmson and Anderson Left to Compete and Stole Information
January 27, 2017
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Tesla Supercharger fees kick in this week for new buyers
Tesla Details new Supercharger Plan, Renews Promise not to Profit from It
January 13, 2017
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Tesla Supplier Says It Broke with Carmaker Over Autopilot Safety Concerns
In July, automotive tech company Mobileye, which had provided parts for Tesla's Autopilot assisted-driving system, announced that it was ending its relationship with the carmaker. now Mobileye says it parted ways with Tesla because Autopilot was "pushing the envelope in terms of safety."
September 15, 2016
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'Tesla supporters are like members of a religious cult,' says Bob Lutz
Former GM Vice Chairman Calls Out Tesla's Rocky Finances
October 27, 2016
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Tesla to charge vehicles left plugged in after charging
The 'Idle Fee' is 40 Cents a Minute
December 28, 2016
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Tesla Updating Autopilot Feature with Radar, Driver Engagement Safety Check
Two months after Tesla said its Autopilot feature wasn't going anywhere amid a federal safety investigation into what part the feature played in the first fatal crash to occur while the semi-autonomous function was activated, the electric carmaker has unveiled a software update that it claims will better incorporate the use of radar, and which the company says could have prevented the May crash.
September 12, 2016
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Tesla won't disable Autopilot despite pending crash investigations, plans blog post instead
Company has new blog post in the works to educate its drivers, report says
July 13, 2016
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Tesla worker claims company did little to halt racial, sexual harassment
African-American man says his co-workers commented on his genitalia, threatened him.
March 28, 2017
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Tesla's Autopilot update is finally here, but it won't work for everyone
Cars Equipped with Second-Generation Hardware Get the Long Awaited Update
January 23, 2017
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Tesla's free Autopilot 8.0 update shifts focus to radar to avoid car crashes
Autopilot 8.0 is rolling out to Tesla vehicles soon with improved radar to help mitigate problems where the system's visual system falls short.
September 12, 2016
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Tesla's 'master plan' for a network of self-driving cars may not work without a partner like Uber or Lyft
Would you let strangers into your Tesla?
August 03, 2016
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Tesla's new Autopilot boss wants to 'accelerate the path to cars being appliances'
Ex-Apple engineer Chris Lattner says he's an "un-car person."
January 23, 2017
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TetraVue Secures $10M in Series a Funding to bring its 3D Technology to the Autonomous Car Industry
Providing advanced 3D technology, TetraVue is announcing today the close of its Series a funding at $10M. the financing is led by Robert Bosch Venture Capital and Nautilus Venture Partners, and joined by Samsung Catalyst Fund as well as Foxconn. the funding will enable TetraVue to bring its Ultra High Definition, Solid State Flash LIDAR to the autonomous car industry, and to be the leader in Vision for Things (VfT).
February 16, 2017
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That new-car warranty may or may not cover your track-day exploits
You're Well-Versed In Legalese, Right?
March 1, 2017
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The 7 all-seeing cameras of the 2016 Cadillac CT6
Cadillac's made a sumptuous spy car
December 19, 2016
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The 10 Greatest Automotive Innovations of 2016
These Are the best of What's New
October 18, 2016
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The challenges and promise of the connected car
The data from connected cars could reach a revenue potential of $1.5 trillion by 2030, according to a study from McKinsey. this connectivity will have a transformative effect on both consumer and commercial vehicles, well beyond previous advancements such as on-board diagnostics or airbags. Employers such as cable companies and delivery firms are very eager to further implement connectivity to monitor drivers and improve safety.
March 19, 2017
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The Chinese Uber-killer is moving into US territory
Ride-hailing apps are duking it out both to be the number one transport service, and to be the first to let people hail self-driving cars. One of those players is Didi Chuxing, the Chinese company that acquired Uber's branch in that country last year, then slowly separated it from the rest of Uber's global operations.
March 10, 2017
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The CIA may have had its eyes on your car
According to Wikileaks, the CIA was Trying to Tap Into Blackberry's Qnx Software
March 10, 2017
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The connected car and another fragmented market
As any new industry takes shape, technical fragmentation occurs. the connected car is new and hot and, like markets prior, there's a huge land-grab unfolding in front of all consumers. Up close, it feels very much like the early days of smartphones: Everyone was trying to be a player. all companies built their own flavor of software and, as a byproduct, all hardware (smartphones) was weak, at best. Apple and Google (Android) quickly began to standardize that market and, well, the rest was history.
November 30, 2016
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The creator of Swift, Apple's new programming language, is leaving for Tesla
Chris Lattner is the father of Apple's app creation tool that debuted in 2014.
January 10, 2017
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The federal government wants EVs to make some noise at low speed
Low-speed audible warnings will be required to alert visually impaired pedestrians.
November 14, 2016
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The first EV showcase opens in Oregon
Forth, the electric vehicle proponent formerly known as Drive Oregon, has opened the nation's first electric vehicle showcase in downtown Portland, Oregon. Anyone who wants to test drive one of the handful of EVs at the city's World Trade Center can make a reservation.
May 8, 2017
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The future of advanced-edge computing is actually in autonomous cars
Companies like Intel, Nvidia and Qualcomm see connected cars as essentially "the" computing device of the next decade or so.
March 14, 2017
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The Future of Tires: will the Government Limit Grip?
The 1980s Michelin ads picturing car tires as infant playpens, with babies surrounded by belted radials and black rubber, always ended with an invaluable lesson: "Because so much is riding on your tires." it's as true today as ever, only there's an extra weight we didn't consider back then: the federal government.
July 20, 2016
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The Google Car was supposed to disrupt the car industry. now Waymo is taking on suppliers.
Waymo's move to bring its hardware manufacturing in-house shows the company's attempt to edge out suppliers like Delphi and Mobileye.
January 27, 2017
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The ins and outs of certified pre-owned
Automaker CPO Programs can Take some of the Worry Out of Used-Car Buying
January 31, 2017
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The junkyard can provide you with limitless, cheap tie-down anchors
Car Door Striker Plates Are Strong, Cheap, and Easily Obtained.
November 4, 2016
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The key question for self-driving car regulators: how safe is safe enough?
Car companies want the government to set the standards, but stay neutral on the technology.
February 14, 2017
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The Musk Hangs Firm: Tesla Won't Disable Autopilot Feature in Wake of Fatal Crash
In the wake of the first known fatality in a car being operated with autonomous features engaged, the maker of that vehicle isn't walking back from its aggressive rollout of the technology. We're talking, of course, about Tesla–and per a report from the Wall Street Journal, the man at the firm's helm, Elon Musk, has declared his company will not disable the Autopilot feature in customers' cars. It instead will work to better educate customers as to its functionality.
July 12, 2016
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The road ahead is paved with car communication
New software allows autonomous cars and those driven by humans to coexist on today's roads
February 1, 2017
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The road that charges electric vehicles
Battery charging is one of the major limits to the large-scale spread of electric vehicles. The research carried out in the last years has led to a rapid increase in the batteries performance extending the range of electric cars up to some hundreds of kilometres.
May 29, 2017
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The parking boot could soon give way to the windshield blocker
The Barnacle, the Bane of Parking Jerks Everywhere
November 30, 2016
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The SEC is investigating whether Tesla should have told its investors about a fatal crash
The results of the probe could set a precedent for disclosures by other companies working on autonomous cars.
July 11, 2016
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The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid is dead
Company Says the Next HEV is Already In the Pipeline
October 7, 2016
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The Weather Channel partners with Lyft to keep you dry in bad weather
Let's be honest here, no one looks out their window anymore. we have plenty of apps that can tell us whether or not it will rain in the next 30 minutes or not. and one of the most popular ones is the Weather Channel app. and since the folks at the Weather Channel know better than most of us if it will be rainy or not, they decided to make it easier for us to stay dry.
April 11, 2017
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The White House hits the accelerator pedal to increase electric vehicle adoption
There's a coalition of car companies, utilities, and charging networks on board.
July 22, 2016
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These are the most Googled car makes of 2016
The List is Full of Luxury Automakers, But a Couple Others Squeeze In, Too
December 28, 2016
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Third Tesla crash linked to Autopilot system
Tesla Model X loses control at night just off Montana highway, report says
July 12, 2016
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This $24 Car Charger Tells you Where you Parked, and Even Monitors your Car Battery
Nonda had the brilliant idea of packing a Bluetooth radio into a USB car charger, which allows it to automatically drop a pin on your map every time you park, and even monitor your car battery's health (iOS only). I've tried it out myself, and it actually works extremely well.
September 21, 2016
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This could be the first hands-free automotive cellphone-dialing system
Buyers of Nissan's Y31 Cedrics and Glorias Could Option this Retro-Cool Button-Laden Steering Wheel
January 24, 2017
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This hybrid crossover truly hustles
Forty-five minutes outside of San Antonio, Texas, a yellow sign sits on the side of a country road with a curvy arrow warning of the not-so-straight path ahead. the stretch of pavement proves to be a perfect opportunity to see if the 2017 Kia Niro handles as dynamically as the Korean automaker claims. Nudging the center console shifter to the left summons the hybrid crossover's Sport mode, dialing in tighter steering with more aggressive throttle mapping and transmission shift behavior, proving helpful as I give chase to the Niro driver in front who has the same idea of testing the car's chops.
December 20, 2016
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This is the Biggest Mistake Most Drivers Make
Can an IMSA and Pirelli World Challenge racing expert make a pro driver out of a novice? That's driver Andy Lee's mission, as he introduces military pilot Billy Knight to the world of high performance with Dodge and the Bondurant Racing School.
July 18, 2016
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This is what a Tesla Model S "sees" in Autopilot mode
New Video Shows how Complicated City Driving Really Is
November 22, 2016
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This technology could unleash the self-driving revolution for older vehicles
Knowing how to talk to different OEM vehicles is half the battle.
May 24, 2017
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This Swedish ad perfectly skewers the hype surrounding self-driving cars
How do you say 'burn' in Swedish?
March 28, 2017
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Thousands of self-driving Chevy Bolts could hit the road next year
GM is planning to build thousands of self-driving Chevy Bolts starting next year. Many will be rolling out in test fleets for the ride-sharing service Lyft, which GM invested in last year, according to a report from Reuters.
February 17, 2017
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Three Software Cheats Found on VW 3.0-Liter Diesels: Report
More diesel cheating?
August 08, 2016
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Tim Cook confirms Apple is working on a self-driving car system
But he won't say if the company is building an Apple car.
June 13, 2017
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Tim Cook officially confirms the existence of Apple's driverless vehicle project
Even though the fact that Apple is working on driverless vehicles has been a public secret for a couple of years now, it hasn't actually ever been publicly acknowledged by the company. Until now, that is -- in a recent interview with Bloomberg, Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, has finally made his company's efforts official.
June 13, 2017
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Tip of the day: don't install a junkyard Takata airbag in your car
Driver Injured by Inflator Sourced from another Vehicle, Honda Says
April 20, 2017
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TomTom, bless it, is still making GPS units and is releasing one with Wi-Fi
Wait, are you still using your phone as your primary GPS? That's so 2007. TomTom's got you, though, don't worry. When you're ready to finally make the switch to a dedicated GPS unit, the company's Go devices might be what you want. the line was just revamped to include Wi-Fi, so updates will be sent over the air. the new version of the devices can also pair up with phones so text messages can be read aloud, hands-free calls can be made, and personal assistants, like Siri and Cortana, can be used.
September 2, 2016
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Top 5 car and truck recall stories of 2016
Airbags, and Fires, and Shifters, Oh My
December 28, 2016
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Toyota Applies for Lexus LC F Trademark in Europe, Likely Confirming Variant
High-performance LC should be just around the corner
February 8, 2017
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Toyota dumps $1.3B into Kentucky to build a better Camry
It's the largest investment by any automaker in the state.
April 11, 2017
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Toyota frame rust settlement could cost the company $3.4 billion
Replacing Rusty Frames is An Expensive, Time Consuming and Labor Intensive Job
November 21, 2016
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Toyota is using Nvidia's supercomputer to bring autonomous driving to the masses
Toyota has tapped Nvidia to help it bring self-driving tech to people -- and roads -- in just a few years.
May 10, 2017
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Toyota Mirai Billboard Cleans the Air
Special titanium dioxide coating mixes with environment to reduce air pollution
March 23, 2017
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Toyota President declares 'No more boring cars'
Prius and Camry Usher In new Era of Toyota Styling
January 31, 2017
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Toyota Research Institute tests two different uses for autonomy
One focuses on total autonomy, while the other is more of an overseer.
March 3, 2017
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Toyota Shows Off Its Futuristic, A.I. Enabled Concept-I Vehicle
But can it feel love?
January 4, 2017
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Toyota's billion-dollar AI research center has a new self-driving car
And it looks like this
March 3, 2017
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Toyota, Subaru, Mazda, BMW To pay $553m to owners of vehicles with potentially lethal Takata airbags
Owners of Toyota, Subaru, Mazda, and BMW vehicles affected by the massive shrapnel-shooting Takata airbag defect could soon receive compensation for past repairs and other economic losses, as the automakers agreed today to pay $553 million to compensate owners and create programs intended to repair defective airbags more quickly.
May 18, 2017
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Transportation as a Service: Lyft's self-driving car revolution
Lyft couldn't let Tesla and Uber have all the self-driving fun.
September 19, 2016
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Trouble ahead for Google's and Apple's car projects?
Google is yet to find a partner, and Apple is letting go of engineers.
September 12, 2016
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Trouble down under: Australia sues Volkswagen over diesel malfeasance
The company only sold five figures' worth of diesels in Straya, but pollution is still a major concern.
September 2, 2016
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Truck Incentives and SUVs Push February Auto Sales
Infiniti passes Acura on the premium/luxury chart
March 1, 2017
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Turns Out, a Horrifying Number of People Use Their Phones While Driving
Everyone knows distracted driving is dangerous. Everyone knows it's happening, and that it's responsible for deaths on American roads. But when it comes to specifics, the knowledge runs dry. Exactly how many people are looking at their phones or whatever else instead of the road? how many of those distractions lead to crashes? Are young drivers the culprits; are the older folks just as guilty?
April 17, 2017
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Two die in Las Vegas fantasy driving experience
Driver and Instructor Killed When Lamborghini Spins, hits Barrier, Bursts Into Flames
February 13, 2017
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Two roads to the same place: 2016 and the future of self-driving cars
2016 was something of a watershed for autonomous vehicles.
December 23, 2016
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U.S. auto regulators want to block drivers from using mobile apps
Guidelines recommend that all mobile devices first be able to pair to an in-vehicle infotainment system
November 29, 2016
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U.S. files suit against FCA over diesel emissions in Jeep and Ram models
104,000 vehicles alleged to use software that enables lower emissions in test conditions
May 23, 2017
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U.S. investigators say that Tesla's autopilot system didn't fail in a fatal crash
There are still some lingering questions about human distraction while driving in a semi-autonomous car.
January 19, 2017
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Uber Acquires Trucking Company, Wants to Sell Freight Services
Consumers know Uber as a replacement for short-range taxis, but the company has other transportation goals. the company recently acquired Otto, a startup that's developing self-driving trucks. While autonomous vehicles zooming freight across the country are its long-term goal, Uber plans get into the long-haul trucking business long before self-driving trucks are the norm.
September 28, 2016
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Uber Central lets businesses hail a car for you
Uber Central lets companies call rides for their customers
April 18, 2017
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Uber CEO steps back as his company burns down from within
Ride-hailing service Uber has been consumed by a firestorm of sexism, a toxic workplace, questionable practices, and fleeing executives. Now the CEO is taking a leave of absence.
June 13, 2017
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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick just told staff he's hiring a COO to help him
Some dream names for the job include former Disney COO Tom Staggs and CVS' Helena Foulkes.
March 7, 2017
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Uber challenged on diversity by Jesse Jackson
The civil-rights leader calls on the ride-hailing company to release diversity figures on its workforce, as Apple, Facebook and others have done.
January 6, 2017
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Uber cloaked its spying and all it got from Apple was a slap on the wrist
Greyball snoopware even 'geofenced' Cupertino
April 24, 2017
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Uber economy could kill off taxis and help fight global warming
Just 3,000 vehicles with a capacity of four can serve as much as 98% of New York City's ride-hailing demands within a mean waiting time of just 2.8 minutes.
January 5, 2017
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Uber engineer Levandowski, accused of massive theft from Google, has been fired
Engineer is accused of grabbing 14,000 files before founding his own startup.
May 30, 2017
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Uber Fires Engineer At The Center Of Self-Driving Tech Theft Lawsuit With Google
Uber on Tuesday fired the self-driving engineer at the center of its high-profile litigation with Google's driverless car project, according to the New York Times. The move comes nearly two weeks after Uber urged the engineer, Anthony Levandowski, to comply with a federal judge's order to turn over allegedly stolen autonomous tech files or else be terminated from the company.
May 30, 2017
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Uber forced to admit that Google's self-driving cars are way better than its own
Uber calls Waymo's lawsuit 'a misfire,' but in doing so, had to own up to its own technological shortcomings
April 7, 2017
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Uber gets permit to test autonomous cars in California
The Department of Motor Vehicles lists Uber as one of more than 20 companies issued testing permits
March 9, 2017
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Uber has been built directly into Google Maps
Enter your destination, browse rates, request a ride, and pay–all through Google Maps.
January 12, 2017
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Uber has hired two significant Google veterans
Google's former head of search, Amit Singhal, and the company's SVP of engineering, Kevin Thompson, will be working together at the ride-sharing behemoth.
January 20, 2017
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Uber heads to Toronto to assemble AI team for self-driving cars
Running off to Canada is a popular thing to do when the going gets frustrating in the US, it would appear.
May 8, 2017
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Uber is coming to Detroit, possibly to test its self-driving cars
Uber is planning on opening a new facility in Detroit, aka Motor City, which appears to be geared toward growing the ride-hail company's self-driving car efforts. the news of the new engineering space comes a few days after Uber rolled out its driverless cars in Pittsburgh for a limited public test.
September 19, 2016
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Uber is shipping its self-driving cars to Arizona after being forced out of SF
The company made the announcement after Arizona's governor tweeted that the state welcomed innovation.
December 22, 2016
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Uber is Tracking Bad Drivers: You're Next
The sensors in your phone make it easy for Uber to identify bad drivers, but the technology won't stop there.
June 30, 2016
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Uber is using in-app podcasts to dissuade Seattle drivers from unionizing
Like many corporations, Uber is not a fan of unionization. the main front in the ride-share / unionization battle is currently in Seattle, where Uber filed suit against the city in January to challenge the city's authority to implement a law that would allow ride-share drivers to unionize.
March 14, 2017
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Uber is using its drivers' phones to keep riders honest and everyone safer
The features are meant to discourage things like speeding or abrupt braking and accelerating.
June 29, 2016
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Uber may face $1.13M in fines over drunk-driving complaints
California regulators say the ride-hailing firm didn't promptly suspend or investigate Uber drivers suspected of working under the influence.
April 14, 2017
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Uber now has mapping cars on five continents in its bid to overtake Google Maps
Singapore is the latest city to get mapping cars
February 13, 2017
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Uber now lets you save places like your best friend's house directly in the app
Uber will now let you save places other than your home or work for quick access in the app. you can assign names to your favorite Saved Places, as Uber calls them, so you could label your best friend's apartment or the airport, for example. Riders can save a place once they're en route. from then on, they can access that saved address by tapping the "Where to?' bar and choosing Saved Places.
May 10, 2017
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Uber offers cities 'anonymized' ride data
The move aims to help city officials and planners make transport move efficiently.
January 9, 2017
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Uber Packs Up Its Self-Driving Cars and Takes Them to play In Arizona
Not even 24 hours after the California Department of Motor Vehicles revoked the registrations of 16 self-driving Uber cars that had been operating in San Francisco, the ridesharing company has announced it's found a new sandbox where it can play with its toys.
December 22, 2016
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Uber President Leaving Company After Just Six Months
It's been a rough couple of months for Uber, with the brief-but-viral #DeleteUber campaign, and the company's CEO being caught on camera berating one of his own drivers. now comes news that Uber President Jeff Jones is exiting the company after less than a year on the job.
March 19, 2017
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Uber president quits, says firm's values are incompatible with his
Rough month for Uber, with top dogs leaving and allegations of theft and sexism.
March 19, 2017
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Uber rebuilt its navigation app with drivers in mind
Ride-share drivers have unique needs when it comes to getting directions
March 16, 2017
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Uber rejects claims it stole Waymo's self-driving car tech
Uber called the claims from Alphabet's Waymo lawsuit 'baseless'
February 24, 2017
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Uber Reportedly Tracked iPhones Even After the App was Deleted, Bought Lyft Receipts
It's been a busy spring for Uber, in all the ways that companies usually try to avoid. Now, among all the allegations of tracking programs from "Greyball' to "Hell, come a pair of new claims that won't do anything to improve Uber's dodgy reputation with regard to privacy
April 24, 2017
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Uber revamps navigation for iOS app, finally adds navigation for Android
The changes aren't earth shattering, but they're welcome nevertheless.
March 15, 2017
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Uber says it doesn't have the files that Google parent company Alphabet says were stolen
The company further says that an injunction isn't necessary because all the cars on the road are using Velodyne lidar.
April 7, 2017
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Uber says it just had its best U.S. week ever -- despite its executive turmoil and image problems
Uber did more trips last week in the U.S. than ever before.
March 21, 2017
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Uber says it's not 'hiding anything' in Waymo case
A judge says Waymo hasn't presented a smoking gun in the self-driving car lawsuit, but he hasn't ruled out an injunction against Uber.
May 3, 2017
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Uber sort of enters the 'flying car' game with a 99-page white paper
It's like Elon Musk's Hyperloop blueprint except flying cars are already a thing.
October 27, 2016
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Uber systematically defrauded both passengers and drivers, lawsuit alleges
Uber can't seem to be able to catch a break lately, what with the long string of sexism accusations, and calls for mass deletion, as well as the many, many lawsuits, the list of which just grew by one. as uncovered by Ars Technica, a proposed class-action lawsuit alleges that the company used a "sophisticated" piece of software whose purpose was to defraud both its drivers and its passengers.
April 7, 2017
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Uber taking steps to fix corporate culture
Plans to Outline Diversity Goals and Publish Results of a Sexual Harassment Investigation
March 22, 2017
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Uber to investigate sexist, hostile, chaotic work environment exposed by former employee
A hostile work environment wrought with sexism, dysfunction, greed and Machiavellian plots to undermine superiors in an effort to dethrone them — that's the impression that one ex-Uber engineer gives of her former company.
February 20, 2017
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Uber to provide anonymized data to city officials
The move aims to help city officials and planners make transport move efficiently
January 9, 2017
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Uber used 'Hell' spyware against Lyft rivals, report says
Class Action Suit Peels back the Curtain on Programs Like 'hell' and 'greyball'
April 25, 2017
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Uber wants to track your location even when you're not using the app
Some riders feel 'icky' about the new permissions
November 30, 2016
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Uber wants you to put in work for your Manhattan UberPool
Riders might have to walk an extra block, but it should make the drive much easier.
May 22, 2017
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Uber will pay $20 million to settle FTC charges that it misled drivers on their pay
Uber did not admit to any of the alleged violations.
January 19, 2017
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Uber will start showing train and bus times near your drop-off point
Uber is updating its Android app today to begin showing departure times for busses and trains that are nearby where a passenger is getting dropped off. the intention seems to be making Uber seem like a more viable option for taking commuters and other travelers the so-called last mile from where they're dropped off by public transit to where they actually need to go.
May 16, 2017
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Uber won't be forced to stop developing self-driving cars during its lawsuit with Alphabet
In a move that formalizes Anthony Levandowski's recusal, a judge granted Alphabet a partial injunction in its case against Uber.
May 15, 2017
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Uber's app fingerprinted iPhone hardware, breaking App Store rules
Device fingerprinting was used to prevent account fraud.
April 24, 2017
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Uber's autonomous cars drove 20,354 miles and had to be taken over at every mile, according to documents
A first look at Uber's progress.
March 16, 2017
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Uber's autonomous truck just delivered a shipment of beer by itself
Autonomous Truck makes Its First Delivery and Might Have Changed the Trucking Industry
October 25, 2016
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Uber's first diversity report is not the worst thing ever
Uber just released its highly anticipated, first-ever diversity report detailing the demographics of its employees as of this month. the TL;DR is that Uber, like many other tech companies, is predominantly white and male. what surprised me, though, is that Uber fares slightly better than Facebook and Apple when it comes to female representation. Uber also has pretty solid representation of people of color, in comparison to other tech companies.
March 28, 2017
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Uber's "Greyball" tool helped company evade authorities in Portland, Paris
Uber says the tool helps drivers avoid dangerous riders, potential competitors.
March 3, 2017
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Uber's longtime director of communications, Nairi Hourdajian, is leaving
She is joining Canaan Partners as VP of communications.
September 23, 2016
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Uber's new head of its AI labs has stepped down from his role
Gary Marcus joined Uber in December as part of the company's acquisition of his AI startup Geometric Intelligence.
March 8, 2017
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Uber's public Q&A with drivers was a disaster
A lesson in what not to do
February 16, 2017
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Uber's self-driving cars in Pittsburgh: what it's like to ride in one and where they're coming next
Move over Silicon Valley, Pittsburgh is the new hub of tech innovation.
September 15, 2016
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Uber's Self-Driving Pickups Start Today In Pittsburgh
The next time Pittsburgh residents hail an Uber, they could have a new option: the company is kicking off its self-driving car pickup service in the city today.
September 14, 2016
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Uber's SVP Amit Singhal leaves company because he didnt disclose a sexual harassment allegation at Google
Ubers SVP of engineering, Amit Singhal, left the company earlier today after Uber CEO Travis Kalanick asked him to step down, Recode reports. According to Recode, Singhal failed to disclose a sexual harassment allegation made against him at former employer Google during the hiring process.
February 27, 2017
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Uber's SVP of engineering is out after he did not disclose he left Google in a dispute over a sexual harassment allegation
Amit Singhal, a highly regarded engineer in Silicon Valley, denied the claims after top execs at the search giant presented them to him.
February 27, 2017
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Uber's VP of global vehicle programs is out
Uber has lost yet another executive to continue the exodus of departures at the transportation company, Automotive News reports. this time, it's Uber VP of Global Vehicle Programs Sherif Marakby, who helped launch Uber's self-driving program in Pittsburgh.
April 17, 2017
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Uber's weirdest lost items include meat packets, bulletproof vests, and valium
Did you forget your corn hole board, or just your dignity?
March 29, 2017
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Uber, Amazon, Tesla ramped up US lobbying in 2016
Google and Facebook both reduced spending
January 30, 2017
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Uber, Lyft rival aims to treat customers like neighbors
Liberty Mobility Now, which operates in rural markets, wants to add a neighborly touch to small town ride-sharing.
May 2, 2017
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Uber, Lyft will return to Austin after fingerprinting hissy fit
You can thank the state legislature for this.
May 26, 2017
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Udacity open sources its self-driving car simulator for anyone to use
Self-driving cars require self-driving car software, and Udacity™ helping to feed that need with its nanodegree program in the field. Now, the online education company is also making available its self-driving car simulator via open source license, allowing anyone with a working knowledge of Unity to gab the assets, load its preexisting scenes and create their own tracks for virtual testing.
February 8, 2017
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Udacity spin-out Voyage aims to build a full self-driving taxi business
Udacity's self-driving car program has been focused on training engineers and helping progress the field with open source contributions, but now Udacity Vice President Oliver Cameron is striking out with a new company called Voyage, which was born out of Udacity's autonomous efforts. Voyage wants to put self-driving cars on the road as part of a fleet of taxis, created using retrofits to existing vehicles that add autonomous capabilities without requiring ground-up vehicle creation.
April 5, 2017
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Under water: Negative equity, long loan terms reach troubling levels
Dealers report a record 32.8% trade-ins now have negative equity
June 12, 2017
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Unsecured online database exposes details of millions of cars and their owners
Researchers from the Kromtech Security Research Center have discovered an unprotected database online that includes information on about 10 million cars sold in the US.
June 7, 2017
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US probing BMW, Honda, Toyota, others for alleged patent violations
The violation focuses on thermoplastic covers for various engine components.
May 1, 2017
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US Route 33 to test V2I tech
When you think of central Ohio, you might not think "hotbed of innovation." But you're going to want to rethink that. This summer, a 35-mile stretch of U.S. Route 33 outside of Marysville, Ohio, will be wired to test vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) communications.
June 7, 2017
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Using phones can both cause and save us from car crashes, study finds
Texting while driving is still dangerous, though.
April 3, 2017
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Video: you won't find a steering wheel or a driver on this autonomous shuttle
The shuttles run on public roads in Switzerland and are free to passengers
March 28, 2017
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Volkswagen backs new cybersecurity firm to protect connected cars and autonomous vehicles
The German automaker recently partnered with two Israeli technology companies to form a new firm that will protect against threats to future automobiles.
September 15, 2016
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Volkswagen boss won't rule out merger with Fiat-Chrysler
CEO Matthias Mueller has changed his tune from just a week ago.
March 14, 2017
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Volkswagen could still pay billions to settle criminal probe
Settling the probe into VW's practices could also leave the company with an independent monitor.
August 16, 2016
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Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Cheating Agreement Announced; VW Could Pay Over $15 Billion in the U.S.
Automaker and various parties reach settlement for affected vehicles
June 28, 2016
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Volkswagen doubles down on China with $180M investment in smart technology for cars
Volkswagen is doubling down on China and AI in one fell swoop after the automaker announced a $180 million investment in Chinese startup Mobvoi to bring smart technology into its cars.
April 6, 2017
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Volkswagen isn't saying no to FCA merger idea
Then again, it's not exactly saying yes, either.
March 14, 2017
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Volkswagen lawyer says 3.0L diesel cars will likely be fixed, not bought back
A fix would keep Volkswagen from having to shell out for another 85,000 cars.
June 30, 2016
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Volkswagen not Planning to Sell Brands to Pay for Dieselgate Fallout: Report
the Volkswagen Group has no plans to sell off brands like Lamborghini or Bentley in order to help pay for costs related to its diesel scandal. the report comes from German newspaper Boersen-Zeitung, which interviewed VW supervisory board Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch.
October 7, 2016
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Volkswagen purchases PayByPhone for parking
PayByPhone, the app that lets you pay for parking (and parking tickets) with a smartphone, has been acquired by Volkswagen Financial Services. PayByPhone is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, and operates in Canada, the US, France, Great Britain, Switzerland, and Australia. In 2016, company processed $250 million in parking payments from 12.5 million users.
December 28, 2016
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Volkswagen Reaches $157M 'Dieselgate' Settlement; Gets Approval to Sell Diesels Again
Volkswagen is inching closer to putting its "Dieselgate" scandal in the rearview mirror. the automaker has agreed to a $157 million settlement that will end lawsuits in 10 states, and it has been cleared to start selling diesels in the U.S. again.
March 30, 2017
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Volkswagen reportedly pleads guilty to cheating diesel emissions test in the US
Part of a $4.3 billion settlement deal with DOJ
March 10, 2017
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Volkswagen Settles Diesel Emissions Violations for $14.7 Billion, Even More Fines to Come
Volkswagen will pay $14.7 billion to settle with three federal agencies suing the automaker for its excessive diesel emissions, the highest ever paid by a company for violations under the Clean Air Act.
June 28, 2016
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Volkswagen T-Roc Reported to Arrive in U.S. in 2019
Dealers clamor for Nissan Juke-like compact crossover
March 19, 2017
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Volkswagen to Buy Back, Fix 83K 3.0-Liter Vehicles In Second "Dieselgate" Settlement
A day after reports surfaced that Volkswagen was in talks with federal regulators to reach a second $1 billion settlement stemming from its "dieselgate" scandal, the Environmental Protection Agency, along with the Department of Justice and state of California, announced a deal in which the carmaker will buy back or fix 83,000 3.0-liter VW, Audi, and Porsche vehicles equipped with so-called "defeat devices" that skirt federal emissions standards.
December 20, 2016
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Volkswagen to offer Amazon's Alexa voice service
Automaker Joins Ford, BMW In Offering Service
January 20, 2017
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Volkswagen to Pay California $86 Million for Emissions Scandal
Most of the money will go toward legal fees
July 8, 2016
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Volvo cars will start talking to each other by the end of 2016
Cars being able to see the car in front of them is great, but it's ultimately a one-way street; car-to-car two-way communication is a key ingredient toward effective and safe driver assistance and autonomy features, which is why it's great that Volvo is set to debut its own car-to-car communications in shipping vehicles by the end of this year.
October 5, 2016
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Volvo 'continues to support' Uber after Arizona self-driving car accident
The Temporary Self-Driving Shutdown Won't Sever Autonomous Agreement
March 28, 2017
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Volvo ditching diesel because the writing's on the wall
Once again, a bit of credit must be sent Volkswagen's way.
May 17, 2017
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Volvo is letting Android 'take over underlying car software' -- report
At least the human cargo will be safe as houses
May 15, 2017
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Volvo launches concierge service to fill up, wash vehicles on demand
Owning a car means you have to wash it, take it in for needed maintenance, and of course fill it with gas if you want to actually go anywhere. But those pesky chores no longer have to be part of the equation if you own a Volvo.
November 18, 2016
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Volvo will build its first electric car in China
2019 Global Launch Announced for Volvo's First CMA-Platform EV
April 20, 2017
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Volvo's autonomous Drive Me research project gets underway
100 families to trial new self-driving tech in Sweden.
January 13, 2017
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VW adds another $2.4 billion to diesel fallout fund
TDI may be on its way out, but the lawsuits are just starting
July 21, 2016
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VW adds parking prowess through PayByPhone acquisition
Volkswagen announced that it will acquire mobile parking payments service PayByPhone in a deal that could give drivers easier street parking.
December 29, 2016
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VW banks on phone technology in the dashboard
Volkswagen vehicles will integrate Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820A chipset, an automotive version of the chip currently powering phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S7, to power navigation, audio and other dashboard electronics.
January 3, 2017
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VW brand chief Herbert Diess won't step down despite criminal probe, report says
Prosecutors in Lower Saxony investigate market manipulation as shareholders seethe
July 6, 2016
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VW corporate culture will take time to change, HR head Blessing says
Report: Diesel Crisis May not be Forcing VW to Ditch Ingrained Management Habits
April 3, 2017
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VW diesel crisis blame game turns into a family feud
Former Chairman Claims Top Vw Leadership Knew About Defeat Devices Much Earlier
February 9, 2017
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VW diesel crisis: An incomplete fix for the U.S., and no cash for European owners
Buybacks Are Happening, But Vw's Array of Technical Patches will Take Time
February 27, 2017
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VW diesel settlement and buyback program nears final approval
Federal court signals intent to greenlight compensation deal for TDI owners
October 20, 2016
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VW Diesels Won't Meet Clean Air Standards Even After Recall
Automaker still trying to finalize a repair with regulators
July 19, 2016
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VW exec arrested by FBI in diesel investigation, report says
Oliver Schmidt Led Volkswagen's U.S. Compliance Office
January 9, 2017
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VW gets preliminary approval for diesel buyback program
Buybacks of 2.0-liter models expected to start in late fall; 3.0-liter diesels still in limbo
July 26, 2016
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VW looks to natural gas as it pivots away from diesel
Natural Gas VW Could Help Keep Fleet Emissions Low, But No Word Yet on Timing
May 4, 2017
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VW names its midsized crossover Atlas
New Midsizer Built on MQB Platform
October 7, 2016
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VW on the hook for $15 billion diesel settlement, report says
Automaker expected to buy back almost all affected 2.0-liter diesel cars
June 28, 2016
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VW Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges In 'Dieselgate' Scandal
We knew it was coming, but now it's official: Volkswagen, as part of a settlement agreement with the Department of Justice, pleaded guilty Friday to three felony counts related to its "Dieselgate" scandal.
March 10, 2017
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VW Reaches $4.3 Billion Settlement Over Criminal Allegations for 'Dieselgate'
Days after federal authorities arrested a Volkswagen executive in connection with the company's ongoing "Dieselgate" scandal, the carmaker says it has reached a $4.3 billion settlement to resolve allegations of criminal wrongdoing.
January 10, 2017
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VW sentenced to 3 years probation, $2.8 billion fine for diesel cheating
Special Monitor Appointed to Oversee Volkswagen Plea Deal Compliance
April 24, 2017
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VW settles lawsuits with 10 states for $157 million
Settlement Closes another Chapter In Diesel Crisis Fallout for Wolfsburg
April 6, 2017
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VW to offer 6-year transferable warranty for Atlas, Tiguan
A six-year, 72,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty is one hell of a deal.
April 11, 2017
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VW will compensate dealers for diesel crisis, report says
Automaker in negotiations with dealerships as 12,000 unsold cars still in limbo
July 19, 2016
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VW will slowly back away from diesels
U.S. chief says TDI sales will start again, but new regulations could cut their stay short
July 20, 2016
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VW won't face fines for diesel cheating in Europe
Automaker continues to fight off calls for compensation amid hints of financial impact
July 7, 2016
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VW's $14.7 Billion EPA Settlement: Same as It Ever Was
Despite huge payout, it will remain a minor player in the U.S.
June 29, 2016
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VW's $15 billion buyback settlement gets preliminary approval in federal court
Final approval for settlement to come later this fall, but lawyers cleared a legal hurdle.
July 26, 2016
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VW's diesel fix increases emissions, Italian consumer group claims
Removal of 'defeat' software in Audi Q5 reportedly results in higher emissions
July 13, 2016
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Misc. - W

Wal-Mart will sell cars, just not directly
Retailer will Lease Space In Select Stores to Carsaver
January 26, 2017
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Washington governor wants self-driving cars ASAP, calls them 'foolproof'
Yeah, about that...
June 9, 2017
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Watch Apple's self-driving car cruise down the California highway
I would have never expected people to get this excited about some hardware, but that's 2017 for you.
May 22, 2017
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Waymo brings autonomous expertise to big rigs
It's still not time to panic about jobs, though.
June 2, 2017
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Waymo lacks a 'smoking gun' in case against Uber, judge says
Silicon Valley's biggest legal drama heats up
May 3, 2017
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Waymo takes sensor design in house in quest for cheaper autonomous vehicle
Waymo, the company that grew out of Google's self-driving car project, expects to have fully autonomous minivans on the road in California and Arizona this month
January 9, 2017
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Waymo takes wraps off autonomous minivans
Company teams up with Fiat Chrysler to add 100 self-driving minivans to autonomous fleet
December 19, 2016
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Waymo trials free self-driving taxi service in Phoenix
Pilot program will help research what people want from a self-driving taxi service.
April 25, 2017
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Waymo waves off original Google Firefly driverless car
Replacing soon-to-be 'museum exhibit' with fleet of robo delivery vans
June 13, 2017
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Waze's new 'order ahead' feature would be perfect for self-driving cars
Starting with Dunkin' Donuts
March 28, 2017
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'We have other problems' sums up VW's thoughts on a Fiat Chrysler merger
FCA'S Marchionne back to Courting Partners Via Press Conference, with the Same Results as Last Time
March 8, 2017
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We took a ride in Ford's self-driving car
Detroit is changing the world again
September 13, 2016
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We took a video tour of a self-driving semi from Otto, Uber's newest purchase
What makes this big rig chug along all alone?
August 23, 2016
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Weego Jump Starter Battery Heavy Duty review: It actually works!
The little box jumped absolutely dead batteries, and reminded us to invest in a trickle charger
August 02, 2016
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What am I missing about self-driving cars?
Car companies are throwing caution aside and expecting to put thousands of cars on the streets before there has been sufficient testing.
August 23, 2016
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What Google's lawsuit against Uber means for the future of self-driving cars
Uber is being sued for stealing important documents and schematics created by Google sister company Waymo. it's a big setback for self-driving car tech.
February 24, 2017
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What is adaptive cruise control? Autoweek explains
Cruise Control that Takes Even Less Footwork
March 22, 2017
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What is auto stop/start? Autoweek explains
Fuel-Saving Stop/Start Tech is Showing Up Everywhere; Here's how It Works
March 28, 2017
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What is infotainment? Autoweek explains
In-car entertainment is big business and high on buyers' lists
June 8, 2017
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What is rear cross traffic alert? Autoweek explains
360-DEGREE CAMERAS ARE USEFUL, BUT RADAR HELPS WHEN VEHICLES ARE BLOCKING the VIEW
March 19, 2017
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What is the Apple Car? Even Apple doesn't know.
It could take a couple more years before Apple's direction becomes clear.
December 5, 2016
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What is the Gas Guzzler Tax?
The Gas Guzzler Tax is a federal tax on certain vehicles with especially low Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimated fuel-economy ratings.
March 23, 2017
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What NHTSA wants from Tesla: Pretty much everything
Nine-page doc asks for Tesla production details, Autopilot activations, crash information
July 13, 2016
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What the new NHTSA guidelines mean for self-driving cars
In September, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued guidelines for the testing and deployment of autonomous [PDF] vehicles. the important thing to remember for now is that these are merely guidelines and not rules. Complying with them is voluntary on the part of automotive and hardware manufacturers, as well as app developers.
October 4, 2016
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What to do when your Buick Park Avenue race car has poor rearward visibility
A Bunch of Cheap Off-The-Shelf Hardware Made this Oversized Road-Racer Easier to Drive.
October 25, 2016
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What will it take for Uber to change?
The New York Times' Mike Isaac talks about his profile of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick on Too Embarrassed to Ask.
April 28, 2017
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What would you change about Android Auto?
Android Auto is a much better experience than most in-car infotainment systems – but could it be made better?
August 24, 2016
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When will self-driving cars be everywhere?
Recode's Johana Bhuiyan demystifies the landscape of autonomous vehicles on Too Embarrassed to Ask.
January 27, 2017
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When will Traffic Lights Turn Green? some Audi Cars now Know
Audi is offering drivers a glimpse of what can happen when vehicles communicate with traffic infrastructure. Executives with the German car brand said Monday they are introducing a feature on select 2017 models that will inform drivers when traffic signals will turn from red to green.
August 16, 2016
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Where Volkswagen's $5 billion environmental payout is going
As part of its landmark $14.7 billion settlement with US regulators, Volkswagen will be shelling out cash to improve the land it sullied with its excess diesel emissions.
June 28, 2016
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Who needs a key? Toyota enables smartphone engine start
Anticipating more car sharing, Toyota develops the Smart Key Box, a device that lets people use their smartphones to access and start up a car, as long as they have the right codes.
October 30, 2016
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Who's to blame if a self-driving car kills a pedestrian? Everyone
Gizmodo Interviews Experts on the Legal Liability Questions Surrounding Autonomous Cars
December 28, 2016
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Why carmakers want to keep Apple and Google at arm's length
The splashiest auto news coming out of CES and the North American International Auto Show has been about new models, self-driving tech, and wild concepts. But in a quieter series of moves, automakers also continued to strengthen their control over what it is we're able to do inside our cars, particularly when it comes to the apps that run on infotainment systems.
January 13, 2017
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Why distributed networks and smart sensors won't survive in self-driving cars
In-vehicle processors will need teraflops of processing power to support autonomous features
August 26, 2016
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Why GM is Okay Losing Money on the Electric Chevy Bolt
When it comes to electric vehicles, consumers have to be willing to spend a pretty penny in order to reduce their emissions. But it's not just car owners that are shelling out for more environmentally friendly rides, carmakers are too: on top of the cost to create, test, and manufacture the vehicles, companies, like General Motors, are regularly taking a hit when it comes to putting keys in customers' hands. But why?
November 30, 2016
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Why Intel is buying car-vision company Mobileye for $15.3B
Mobileye supplies most of the automotive industry with its small, single-camera automotive vision system
March 13, 2017
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Why Intel is paying $15 billion for Mobileye
Think of your future car as a rolling computer.
March 13, 2017
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Why the Current Hoverboard Battery Scare Doesn't Apply to Electric Cars
Is there something in your garage, perhaps charging up right now, that has a shockingly high chance of unexpectedly erupting in a fireball?
July 11, 2016
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Why Toyota was Smart to Snub Apple, Google
Developing its own connected car platform allows Toyota to control its dashboard destiny and driver's data.
November 7, 2016
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Why wait for a new smart car when you can update your existing one?
With Google's new Android Auto app, end users start to get a feel for what an integrated Android Auto experience would be like – but in their current car.
November 14, 2016
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Why won't Uber just add a tipping option?
A group representing Uber drivers has petitioned the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission to mandate that the company add a tipping feature.
February 15, 2017
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Widespread autonomous car testing means a six-month wait to buy key sensors
Lidar Component Supply Bottleneck Shows Just how Rapidly the Self-Driving Car Development Field is Growing
April 4, 2017
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Will Autonomous Cars Mean No More Traffic Lights?
When our cars drive themselves, there will no longer be the need for bright, flashing, colored lights to which humans respond. what will smart, sensor-laden, autonomous cars do when they approach an intersection? That's exactly what researchers from three countries are trying to work out.
July 8, 2016
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Will Google Get Schooled by Detroit (Again)?
As a supplier of self-driving technology, Google's Waymo is up against a century of the expertise and experience by veteran automotive suppliers.
January 16, 2017
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Will Hyundai Genesis adopt SDC's flexible OLEDs in future cars?
Last Month Hyuandai's premium sub-brand Genesis unveiled a concept car, the GV80 SUV, that featured a long curved OLED display - 22" in size, which we assumed was supplied by SDC. The Korea Herald reports today that Samsung is in talks with Genesis to supply OLED panels for its automobiles.
May 23, 2017
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Wireless charging of moving electric vehicles overcomes major hurdle
Scientists have developed a way to wirelessly deliver electricity to moving objects, technology that could one day charge electric vehicles and personal devices like medical implants and cell phones.
June 14, 2017
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World's first solar road opens in France
The roughly half-mile stretch of road in the small village of Tourouvre-au-Perche is designed to provide power for streetlights.
December 22, 2016
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World's first solar road opens in France: it's ridiculously expensive
Kilometer-long road cost $5.2 million to build.
December 23, 2016
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Worst States for Speeders
According to the folks at the personal-finance and research website WalletHub, the average American spends about 18 hours a week in his or her vehicle. That's a bunch of time. Enough time to make plans for the upcoming weekend, call your parents (hands free, of course), or to wonder, "Why am I wasting all this time commuting?"
August 25, 2016
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Would you buy a car from Amazon?
Report: online retailer gearing up sales portal in europe after Fiat experiment
June 13, 2017
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Would you Give Google your Data for Connected Car Extras?
A recent patent application describes a system that provides features and services, but only if drivers share information.
July 1, 2016
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Xavier and BB8: Nvidia heroes drive ambitious autonomous car plans
Nvidia says it is working with Audi to put self-driving cars on the streets by 2020
January 5, 2017
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You can Buy a Brand-New 2000 Ford Mustang Cobra R Right Now
Long before the GT350R became a track-day superstar, the ultimate modern Ford Mustang you could buy was the 2000 Cobra R. with only 300 ever built, the cars became instant collectibles, and some owners hid them away from the public in the hopes they'd appreciate. this is one such Cobra R, with fewer than 85 miles on the clock and an interior still covered in plastic from the factory.
July 26, 2016
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You can now ask Alexa for help with car-sharing service ReachNow
Sadly, you can't reserve a car using the Alexa skill, but you can do just about everything else.
May 4, 2017
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You can now buy, sell and test-drive used cars from your phone using the Shift app
The used-car marketplace could use some disruption.
July 6, 2016
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You can now pay Acura to let you put the badge on your NSX
The NSX Insider Experience Gives you a Behind-The-Scenes Look at your Supercar
February 21, 2017
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You can preorder Lucid's 1,000-horsepower EV right now
If you have $2,500 to drop
December 14, 2016
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You don't need a Faraday cage in your car to avoid distracted driving
Nissan's Signal Shield is meant to block out all signal to keep you focused. But why not just put the phone away?
May 3, 2017
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Your 2017 Audi will countdown traffic lights for you
On your Mark, Get Set
August 16, 2016
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Your Buick Regal will still be an Opel for the near future
Opel's Sale to PSA Should be Completed In the Second Quarter
April 7, 2017
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Your Car Could Be The Next Ransomware Target
The recent "WannaCry" ransomware attack that crippled computer systems around the globe has highlighted the digital vulnerabilities in our daily lives.
June 5, 2017
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Your car will eventually live-stream video of your driving to the cloud
Self-driving cars to eventually produce 100GB of data every second
April 28, 2017
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Your email: Confusing adaptive cruise explained
Jack G. in Florida swears his car is trying to kill him; Cooley explains that is a feeling some drivers may know on the road to autonomy.
April 11, 2017
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Your in-car attention is media's next battleground
Uber has always been a bit of a wild card in local advertising. It knows where you're going and where you've been, which has bred speculation about delivering local ads. and consumer buying intent is arguably heightened when Ubering about town.
February 15, 2017
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Your midsize SUV's headlights are probably terrible
The IIHS found a depressingly small number of midsize SUV headlights that actually performed well.
June 14, 2017
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Your next Ford will be able to back itself into a parking space, steer around traffic
Auto maker reveals new driver-assist technologies for its next generation of vehicles
November 3, 2016
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Recalls

297,000 Dodge Grand Caravans face recall for spontaneous airbag deployments
2011-12 model year Dodge Minivans may have wiring problem that can trigger driver airbag
June 15, 2017
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Dodge recalls 209,135 Grand Caravans for inadvertent airbag deployment
Nothing wakes you up on the morning commute like an airbag going off in your face.
June 15, 2017
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Mazda double-recalls RX-8 sports car for fuel, suspension woes
Not every car is included in both recalls, but there is some overlap.
June 9, 2017
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Hyundai recalls 437,400 SUVs for hoods that may open while driving
This isn't the first recall to address this issue, albeit not from Hyundai, and it probably won't be the last.
June 8, 2017
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2012 Jeep Liberty under investigation for failing airbag computer
No recall yet on jeep's discontinued liberty Suv
June 6, 2017
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German transport ministry demands diesel Audi A7 and A8 recall
Report: KBA detects emissions-cheating software in two top Audi models
June 2, 2017
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Harley-Davidson recalls 46,000 new Touring bikes for creating oil slicks
A little bit of oil on the ground is way more terrifying when you're on a bike.
June 6, 2017
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Toyota recalls 32,000 Tacoma pickups for potential stalling
Thankfully, a sensor replacement will fix the issue.
June 5, 2017
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Recall alert: 2005-08 BMW 7-Series doors may open while driving
Remarkably, this isn't the first time BMW's soft-close doors have been recalled
May 29, 2017
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Recall: Graco Car Seats
Children's products company Graco recalled more than 25,000 car seats after the harness webbing that keeps a child in the seat failed to meet federal requirements for strength.
May 25, 2017
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Ford recalls more than 3,000 trucks and SUVs over safety issues
A recliner chair with a mind of its own, and a door that swings open unbidden? No, it's not a haunted house, it's a new recall notice from Ford.
May 24, 2017
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Feds investigate Hyundai, Kia for 1.7M-vehicle engine recall
The investigation will look into whether or not enough vehicles were recalled, and if the recall itself was as timely as it could be
May 22, 2017
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Jeep recalls 1,178 new Compass crossovers for half-shaft gremlins
A broken half-shaft may cause a car to move, even if it's in Park.
May 19, 2017
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Regulator-approved fix for another 84,000 diesels could save VW some money
VW fixes must engage emissions control without dramatic performance loss.
May 19, 2017
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Sniff, sniff: Porsche recalls 52,000 Macan crossovers for fuel odors
It doesn't appear that the problem extends beyond an unsavory smell.
May 5, 2017
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Toyota recalls 228,000 new Tacoma pickups for oil leaks
Lose enough oil, and the rear differential might seize up entirely.
April 28, 2017
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Toyota Tacoma differential oil leaks force recall
About 228,000 Leaky Tacomas Are Affected In the US
April 28, 2017
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Mercedes parent Daimler fears its own diesel crisis in U.S.
Evolving Definition of 'emissions-Control Devices' Prompts Concerns of Fines and Recalls
April 27, 2017
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What to do if your car is on the Takata airbag recall list
There Are Still Thousands of Unfixed Vehicles; If Yours is One of Them, Take It to your Dealer Today
April 24, 2017
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Dangerous Recalled Airbag Shows Up In Honda Accord that Wasn't on Recall List
Vehicles that end up in the scrapyard are sometimes dismantled and pieces sold to companies -- often repair shops -- to be used in other vehicles as replacement parts. While this is perfectly legal, it's also dangerous, especially when it concerns recalled supplies, such as the deadly shrapnel-shooting Takata airbags.
April 19, 2017
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Get a recall notice for your Saturn Sky? Thank the world of internet forums
Troy Lyman and His Fellow Forum Members Pushed for a Recall of Saturn and Pontiac Airbag Sensors
March 28, 2017
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Hyundai recalls Sonata for seatbelt glitch
Nearly 1 Million Vehicles Are Affected
March 16, 2017
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Subaru recalls 26,000 Imprezas for backup camera gremlins
A quick software reflash should solve the problem.
March 10, 2017
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Ford Recalls 32,000 Vehicles Over Airbags that Won't Inflate
So far, more than 42 million vehicles equipped with shrapnel-shooting Takata airbags have been recalled in the U.S. But it's another issue with the autoparts maker that has Ford recalling nearly 32,000 vehicles: airbags that won't inflate.
March 2, 2017
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Lamborghini issues recall for fire risk
Insert Joke Here
February 15, 2017
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Toyota Recalls all Hydrogen-Powered Mirai Vehicles
Toyota's goal to phase out traditional gas-powered vehicles from its product line may have hit a bit of a snag: the carmaker has recalled all of its hydrogen-powered Mirai vehicles. to be fair there are only a few thousand of them.
February 15, 2017
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Over 341,000 Nissan Altima sedans recalled for door-latch issue
Interference Between the Door-Latch Cable and Window Assembly Could Cause the Rear Door to Open
February 3, 2017
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Volkswagen Finally Has a Fix for 70,000 of Its "Dirty Diesels"
Try, try, and try again, and eventually you're bound to get it right. Or at least that appears to be the case for Volkswagen and regulators who have finally reached a deal to fix thousands of diesel vehicles equipped with so-called "defeat devices" that skirt federal emissions standards.
January 6, 2017
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Ford recalls 8,000 2017 Super Duty trucks for missing fuel tank strap reinforcement
Missing Straps Could Cause the Tank to Fall Out of the Truck
December 22, 2016
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Suspicious Smart ForTwo engine fires lead to NHTSA investigation
Inquiry Into Smart Microcar Fires Could Lead to a Full-Scale Recall
December 21, 2016
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Tesla, Ferrari and McLaren hit with Takata airbag recall
New Exotics and Electrics Pop Up on NHTSA's Recall List
December 14, 2016
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Tesla recalling 7,000 charging adapters
Replacement Adapters Should Ship In the Next Few Weeks
December 6, 2016
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Kia recalls 71,000 Sportage crossovers after 9 catch fire
2008-9 SPORTAGES RUN RISK OF POSSIBLE "THERMAL EVENT"
November 23, 2016
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Honda now has independent shops checking for Takata airbags
Collision Shops now Have Access to Affected Vin Database
November 9, 2016
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Volvo recalls 74,000 U.S. vehicles for seat belt risk
Company Says It Should be a Quick Fix
November 9, 2016
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Another Takata airbag death, another plea from NHTSA
Report: Agency Head Mark Rosekind Says Recall Responsibility Falls on Automakers
November 3, 2016
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Stop sale order, recall hit certain Ford Shelby GT350s and GT350Rs
It's your Usual Engine Oil Starvation/Potential Fiery Death Situation
October 26, 2016
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Honda recalls 350,000 Civics for electronic parking brake glitch
A Software Update Should Solve the Problem
October 14, 2016
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That was quick: 2017 Lincoln Continental recall targets headlight assembly
1,900 Units of the new Lincoln Flagship Need Repair
October 12, 2016
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Toyota Prius recall: 340K hybrids may suffer parking brake failure
Recall Action Affects 2016-17 Prius Models
October 12, 2016
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Chrysler recalls 1.9 million cars: is yours on this list?
Defective airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners result in 3 deaths
September 16, 2016
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GM recalls 3.6 million cars due to potentially fatal software defect
Last Friday, General Motors has announced that the owners of some 3.64 million of its vehicles will have to come in for a re-flash of their sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) software.
September 14, 2016
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190,000 Mazda CX-7 Crossovers Recalled for Possible Suspension Corrosion, Failure
Mazda is recalling 190,102 CX-7 crossovers in the U.S. for front suspension parts that can rust and fracture, according to filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
August 29, 2016
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GM Recalls 367,000 Crossovers for Potential Windshield-Wiper Fault
General Motors is recalling 367,808 crossovers in the United States for potentially faulty windshield wipers, according to filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
August 29, 2016
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Ford recall hits 100,000 cars for fuel pump, window problems
Taurus, Flex, Interceptor and a few Lincolns affected
August 24, 2016
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ZF recall hits 505,000 vehicles with 9-speed automatic transmission
Faulty control sensor could cause the transmission to randomly drop into neutral while driving
August 09, 2016
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Takata to Discuss Splitting Airbag Recall Costs with Automakers
Supplier may not have to foot the entire bill
August 08, 2016
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ZF Recalls Nine-Speed Automatic for Random Drops into Neutral
After more than two years, thousands of warranty claims, and hundreds of owner complaints, transmission supplier ZF is finally issuing a recall to fix its nine-speed automatic.
August 08, 2016
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Is your Ford on this door-latch recall list?
Doors could swing open on these six Ford and Lincoln vehicles
August 04, 2016
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Wired Up: FCA Recalls 410,000 Vehicles to Fix Faulty Wiring Harnesses
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is voluntarily recalling a total of 409,866 vehicles sold worldwide due to a wiring harness issue that can lead to stalling in some 2015 Chrysler 200 sedans, 2015 Ram ProMaster City vans, 2015 Jeep Renegade subcompact SUVs, and 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee compact SUVs.
July 26, 2016
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410,000 Fiat Chrysler vehicles recalled for stalling risk
Jeep, Chrysler and Ram models part of voluntary recall
July 25, 2016
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Porsche 918 Recalled for Incorrect Seat Belt Bolts
918 owners forced to drive other hypercars in the meantime
July 13, 2016
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482,000 Toyota Prius, Lexus CT200h Hybrids Recalled for Curtain Airbags
Toyota is recalling 482,000 hybrids in the U.S. to repair side-curtain airbags manufactured by the Swedish supplier Autoliv, the companies said on Wednesday.
June 29, 2016
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A second airbag supplier SNAFU hits Toyota, 1.4 million cars recalled
The problem is with side airbags made by Autoliv.
June 29, 2016
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Toyota recalls 1.4 million cars for faulty airbags not made by Takata
Prius, Prius Plug-In and Lexus CT200h have defective airbags by supplier Autoliv
June 30, 2016
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Toyota Recalls 3.4 Million Cars to Fix Two Separate Problems
No fatalities have been linked to either recall
June 29, 2016
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Mercedes recalls AMG GT S for driveshaft separation
AMG supercar owners can expect letters in July
June 28, 2016
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Recalls Look-up by VIN
Owners may not always know their recalled vehicle still needs to be repaired. NHTSA's new search tool lets you enter a Vehicle Identification Number
to quickly learn if a specific vehicle has not been repaired as part of a safety recall in the last 15 years.Provides a Service
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