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5 Best-Selling Cars and Crossovers of 2017 (So Far)
Years from now, 2018 will be remembered as the year America abandoned the car. Not the automobile in general--we still buy a lot of vehicles--but the car specifically. Traditional sedans and coupes have become passe.
October 12, 2017
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5 Cool Cars for Under $5000
Whether you're right out of college, replacing a car that's given up the ghost, or adding a needed vehicle to your existing fleet, "Go with the flow" has never been your automotive mantra.
December 14, 2017
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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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5 things Land Rover got right with the 2018 Range Rover Plug-in Hybrids
Similar, yes, but the Range Rover PHEV and Range Rover Sport PHEV are not identical SUVs
November 29, 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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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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20 in '23: GM Joins the Parade to an All-Electric Future
General Motors says it will introduce or launch at least 20 new battery electric vehicles and fuel cell electric vehicles by 2023. Two will arrive in the next 18 months, based on the Chevrolet Bolt EV architecture. The rest will be based on a separate, all-new architecture.
October 4, 2017
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20 mph safe zones result in more pedestrian deaths
UK traffic "safe zones" feature reduced speed limits and one year in, they aren't working.
December 18, 2017
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27% Of Vehicles At Carmax Have An Open Safety Recall
Even though CarMax, the nation's largest seller of used cars, has been called out publicly by safety advocates and federal regulators, a new report claims that more than 1-in-4 vehicles being sold by CarMax is currently under an open safety recall.
September 29, 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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1980: Big Warranty for the Final-Year IHC Scout
Available with Nissan diesel and 100,000-mile warranty!
November 28, 2017
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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+
Say what you will about reliability, but the car has proven to be mighty safe in the event of a collision.
October 3, 2017
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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 Mazda CX-5 earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+
Its headlights barely passed the test, but otherwise, the CX-5 was a solid performer.
July 12, 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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2018 Ford EcoSport hits dealers with $2,000 in lease incentives
For the base trim, the incentive is basically a 10 percent discount on the car's MSRP.
January 5, 2018
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2018 Ford Expedition SUV nabs best-in-class fuel economy
Not by much, but hey, winning is winning.
November 1, 2017
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2018 Volkswagen Atlas earns IIHS Top Safety Pick
It missed out on the higher Top Safety Pick+ award because of its headlights -- not uncommon since that test was added to the regimen.
August 4, 2017
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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Gets The R-Line Treatment
Volkswagen's midsize crossover gets dressed up for a fancy dinner night
November 28, 2017
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1.33 million Ford Explorers probed for exhaust leaks after 2,700 complaints
NHTSA upgrades investigation after allegations of carbon monoxide exposure
July 31, 2017
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Misc. - A

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 diesel emissions test you can't game? We try it out
From September, Euro 6 rules mean diesels have to prove they're clean in the real world.
July 14, 2017
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A lot of people died on US roads in 2016, but distracted driving is down
37,461 people killed last year
October 6, 2017
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A movie about former Uber engineer Susan Fowler is reportedly being shopped around
In all likelihood, when former Uber engineer Susan Fowler authored a now-famous post about her "very strange year" at Uber and the culture of sexism she witnessed first-hand at the company, she had no clue it would have such colossal ripple effects.
October 10, 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 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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A sticky situation: Legal weed linked to increased collisions
The crash rate isn't that much higher, but drivers could very well be.
June 23, 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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Aicon and Elaine concepts are Audi's non-driving future
Unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show, Elaine is Level 4 autonomous, future Aicon is Level 5
September 12, 2017
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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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Airless Tires Are Coming Soon To A Hybrid Or Electric Car Near You
Report: Sumitomo showcases latest airless tire tech on Toyota Fine-Ride Comfort concept
October 30, 2017
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Alexa, why has BMW added you to its cars?
BMW made a guest appearance at Amazon's Alexa press conference today to announce increased integration with Alexa in its cars.
September 27, 2017
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All-Electric Three-Door Mini Coming in 2019
Mini E successor to be assembled in Oxford
July 27, 2017
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Alibaba launches cat-shaped car vending machines in China
Customers can sign up for a three-day test drive and pick up their car from a giant cat-shaped vending machine.
December 13, 2017
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Alphabet leads $1 billion investment in Lyft, but is GM on the way out?
The ride-hailing service is on the ups, but GM might be headed to Uber.
October 19, 2017
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Alphabet versus Tesla: who will win the self-driving car race?
More and more companies are investing in self-driving technology and for a lot of people, this can be a great piece of news. The focus here is rather simple: people want to have fast and reliable driverless cars that will help them stay away from accidents.
November 9, 2017
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Alphabet's CapitalG is leading Lyft's $1 billion investment run
Lyft's total evaluation is now up to $11 billion.
October 19, 2017
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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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Alphabet's Waymo launches public campaign to build trust in self-driving cars
Because there's nothing more useless than an autonomous vehicle with no one in it
October 9, 2017
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Alpine's new CarPlay head unit fits most vehicles
Alpine's big-screen CarPlay units aren't just for Jeeps anymore.
January 9, 2018
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Amazon Alexa coming this year to some Toyota and Lexus cars
The partnership is among a handful of automotive-focused integrations Amazon announced at CES 2018.
January 9, 2018
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Amazon Alexa integration lets you start your Nissan from the couch
Nissan is the latest automaker to jump on the home-automation bandwagon.
October 4, 2017
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Americans' Biggest Fear Of Autonomous Cars? Hacking
From a poll of 1,000 people, hacking is deemed the biggest fear for our self-driving future
October 4, 2017
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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 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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Anthony Levandowski, Uber's fired self-driving car engineer, founded his own church
'Way of the Future'
September 27, 2017
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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 CarPlay is coming to select Mini and Aston Martin models
Expect the rollouts later this year
July 27, 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 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 just leased some cars from Hertz, apparently
The iPhone maker has been leasing sport utility vehicles from Hertz as it tests autonomous tech on public roads, Bloomberg reports.
June 26, 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 researchers offer best look yet at self-driving program
It's believed to be the first public paper from Apple's secretive efforts.
November 22, 2017
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Apple self-driving car sensors appear on Twitter video
A tweet by a self-driving car engineer appears to show the system Apple is working on for its own Titan autonomous car project.
October 18, 2017
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Apple's ARKit could be huge for virtual car showrooms and online sales
Apple's iOS 11 includes ARKit, developer tools that make it surprisingly easy to build great quality augmented reality experiences. This could have an impact in the automotive world, since it makes it a lot easier to bring virtual showroom experiences to potential car buyers and automakers via ordinary consumer devices.
August 17, 2017
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Apple's drive towards an autonomous car
Over the past few years, rumors of a self-driving car have swirled around Apple with more intensity than almost any putative product since the iPhone. It remains unclear whether or not the company will build an entire car, but the fact that the company is interested in technologies that support a self-driving car is no longer under dispute.
June 16, 2017
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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 AI research explores the problem of mapping systems for self-driving cars
The academic paper focuses on how to squeeze more information out of patchy mapping data
November 22, 2017
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Apple's New Self-Driving Car Technology Spotted In The Wild
Apple's efforts to get into the self-driving car industry have been shrouded in layers of mystery and speculation for years. But at long last, physical proof that a car does indeed exist has been spotted the wild, after Apple took its autonomous driving tech out for a spin on California streets this week.
October 18, 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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Aptiv Lyft CES Self-Driving Car
Aptiv, the recently renamed mobility arm of Delphi, came to CES 2018 with a self-driving car.
January 10, 2018
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Aptiv's self-driving BMW is totally boring
When it comes to autonomous development, that's high praise.
January 8, 2018
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Are flying cars the future of transportation or an inflated expectation?
It seems like flying-car startups are finally taking over the "140-character" kinds of tech companies we are used to. With EU-based startup Lilium working on an all-electric autonomous flying taxi, garnering a $90 million Series B led by Tencent and supported by a number of well-known VCs (including Atomico), it's clear that flying cars are transitioning from a fascinating concept to a quite-mature technology and promising investment thesis.
November 8, 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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Argo AI CEO says to look past the self-driving hype
The company's chief believes we're still a long ways from introducing autonomous cars to the public.
October 16, 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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Arrested VW exec will plead guilty in diesel case
Report: Oliver Schmidt Faces charges in federal case against individual VW execs
July 25, 2017
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As IIHS crash tests get tougher, top safety picks wane
Only 15 vehicles qualify for the Top Safety Pick Plus
December 8, 2017
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Assessesing risk in a changing insurance market for driverless vehicles
Despite projections, insurers will likely play a key role in supporting the safe deployment, adoption and sustainability of driverless cars. The relatively unknown nature, likelihood and extent of driverless accidents presents risk management challenges to both the automotive and insurance industries. Future motor policies may require non-traditional risk management.
June 21, 2017
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Aston Martin sets the pace for the next hundred years of automotive excellence with Microsoft 365
I like to think of Aston Martin as a 104-year-old startup. After more than a hundred years of creating beautiful, British-built cars, it's time to plan for the next century. We call this our Second Century Plan, and it hinges on balance. How do we expand the company while maintaining the craftsmanship and personal attention to detail that stand as the hallmarks of our brand? That's where Microsoft comes in, providing us with the collaborative technology we need to help power the next hundred years of exquisite cars from Aston Martin.
September 28, 2017
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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's new A8 will have Level 3 autonomy via 'traffic jam pilot'
The new Audi A8 revealed by the automaker today features a new level of self-driving for production vehicles -- Level 3 autonomy, which actually allows drivers to stop monitoring the vehicle under certain conditions -- and where allowed by law to do so. Level 3 is one that some autonomous experts have argued shouldn't even exist, since it requires a driver to still be ready to resume control, but Audi's production implementation of the tech is on its way regardless.
July 11, 2017
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Aukey DR-01 is a simple and effective dashboard camera
The Aukey DR-01 is a compact dashboard camera that can capture a continuous loop of full HD 1080p video of the road ahead of your car.
December 8, 2017
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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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Auto Industry scrambles to save EV tax credit
As a Senate vote looms, industry lobbyists rush to keep the EV tax credit alive
November 6, 2017
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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.
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Automobile Association under fire for car-crash handling of data breach
Motoring org denies sensitive information was exposed
July 4, 2017
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Automobile Magazine Gets Bigger, Bolder, Better
Join the evolution
June 15, 2017
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Automotive accessory startup Pearl is shutting down
A core of Apple employees wasn't enough
June 26, 2017
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Automotive supplier Magna joins race to self-driving cars
Magna, one of the world's largest automotive equipment suppliers, launches its Max4 Autonomous Driving platform, opening up more competition among self-driving car companies.
August 31, 2017
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Autonomous cars could change blind people's lives
Visually Impaired Drivers Could Reap The Benefits Of Future Tech
July 19, 2017
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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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Autonomous vehicles perform first international border-crossing test
Did Border Patrol have to interrogate the cars though?
August 1, 2017
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Autonomous cars without human drivers will be allowed on California roads starting next year
42 companies are now testing 285 self-driving cars in the Golden State
October 11, 2017
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AVIS won't be the only dinosaur to survive the robocar revolt
You may remember Avis and Hertz as places where you arrive in a shuttle bus, waste time in line, then hand someone a few hundred dollars in exchange for a cheap car. You know, exactly the kinds of companies slated for obsolescence in the coming shift to autonomous driving.
June 27, 2017
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Misc. - B

Baidu and electric vehicle startup NIO lead $195M investment in Chinese limo booking app
Chinese internet giant Baidu is continuing its push into the automotive space after it led a RMB 1.3 billion ($195 million) Series B investment in Shouqi Limousine & Chauffeur, an offshoot of the state-owned Shouqi Group which was Beijing's first licensed ride-hailing app.
November 21, 2017
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Baidu and Microsoft join forces in the intelligent cloud to advance autonomous driving
Microsoft Corp. and Baidu Inc. today announced plans to partner in order to take the technical development and adoption of autonomous driving worldwide. As a member of the Apollo alliance, Microsoft will provide global scale for Apollo outside of China with the Microsoft Azure cloud.
July 18, 2017
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Baidu teams up with BlackBerry on self-driving and connected car tech
Chinese internet tech giant Baidu will work with Canada's BlackBerry in a partnership that will see QNX used as the basis for Baidu's Apollo self-driving platform, and which will also see Baidu's CarLife smartphone software for in-car use, DuerOS AI assistant and HD maps integrated into BlackBerry's QNX infotainment software.
January 3, 2018
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Baidu's Apollo platform becomes the 'Android of the autonomous driving industry'
Baidu now claims one of the largest partner ecosystems for an autonomous driving platform in the world: Its Apollo autonomous driving program now counts over 50 partners, including FAW Group, one of the major Chinese carmakers that will work with Baidu on commercialization of the tech. Other partners include Chinese auto companies Chery, Changan and Great Wall Motors, as well as Bosch, Continental, Nvidia, Microsoft Cloud, Velodyne, TomTom, UCAR and Grab Taxi.
July 5, 2017
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Baidu, BlackBerry form an autonomous-driving dream team
The Chinese and Canadian companies join forces to advance self-driving technology.
January 3, 2018
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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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Benchmark says Uber could be 'comfortably' worth over $100 billion in next couple of years
Uber investor Benchmark says the firm is confident about Uber, "Despite speculation to the contrary," the firm wrote on Twitter today. In fact, Benchmark is "incredibly optimistic" about Uber's future.
August 7, 2017
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Best Dash Cams
What's the best dash cam I can get?
October 12, 2017
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Best self-driving tech from the 2017 L.A. auto show
Cooley shows you the best self-driving tech and interesting new services coming to showrooms soon.
December 5, 2017
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Best Selling Vehicles of 2017 by Brand
By now you've heard plenty about the eventual death of the traditional automobile. Word on the street is that consumers are abandoning their coupes and sedans for crossovers at a startling pace. Further, margins on crossovers are significantly higher these days, meaning that makers are putting more incentive cash into car deals to help move them out the door.
January 11, 2018
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Big (green) rig: This Cummins electric tractor trailer could be the future of short-haul trucking
Prototype AEOS EV semitruck revealed ahead of Tesla's own electruck
August 31, 2017
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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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Blackvue DR750S-2CH dash cam review: A clever, high-quality two-camera bundle
Clever design and over-the-cloud connectivity make this pricey combo camera a top pick.
November 16, 2017
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BMW bets big on solid-state batteries for next-gen electric cars
The automaker has partnered with a solid-state battery company to bring this tech to consumers.
December 18, 2017
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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 set to offer a pad to wirelessly charge your car
But it's not coming to the US -- yet
September 25, 2017
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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 include Skype for Business in-car via iDrive
BMW is doing more with partner Microsoft to bring productivity to its vehicles. After adding Office 365 communications features to its BMW 5 series late last year, it's now also bringing Skype for Business to its infotainment features, making it possible for users to connect to Skype meetings in the car.
July 13, 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, 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, VW, Daimler colluded to fix diesel system prices, report alleges
Car stocks plummeted in Germany after the news broke.
July 21, 2017
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Bob Lutz Says You Can Kiss Your Car Goodbye in 20 Years
Former GM exec predicts end of automotive era
November 8, 2017
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Boeing is buying one of the companies working with Uber on 'flying taxis'
Aurora Flight Sciences specializes in unpiloted aircraft
October 5, 2017
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Boeing just made a big bet on drones and electric planes
Batteries and software are changing aviation, and Boeing wants to be ready.
October 5, 2017
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Bored 'drivers' pushed Google Waymo into ditching autopilot tech
Snoozing, doing makeup, playing Candy Crush...
October 31, 2017
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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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Bose sells its futuristic car suspension system to ClearMotion
ClearMotion, a startup that makes road-sensing technology, aims to bring Bose's secretive electromagnetic active car suspension system to a new generation of vehicles.
November 15, 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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Brakes slamming on passengers during autonomous vehicle tests at University of Michigan
The Research Examines How People React To Unexpected Emergency Braking
August 3, 2017
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Building a Red Bull Flugtag flying machine is flugging difficult
We joined up with Nissan in Nashville, Tennessee to build a non-motorized flying rig. Then we pushed it off a 30-foot platform and prayed it would fly.
October 5, 2017
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Building the best possible driver inside Waymo's Castle
Waymo has been very protective of its testing process in past, but recently it started opening up -- likely as a bid to help get the public more comfortable with self-driving vehicle technology as it moves towards broad deployment of its autonomous cars. As part of that, the former Google self-driving car project asked a group of journalists to pay a visit to its Castle testing facility in Northern California.
October 31, 2017
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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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Byton Autonomous Electric Concept is CES Bound
EV startup's plan calls for production in China
January 2, 2018
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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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California DMV regs pave the way for public self-driving cars
The DMV revised its regulations that stand between developers and public use of self-driving vehicles.
October 11, 2017
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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 mulls $3B in EV rebates, but is it a house of cards?
Promoting zero-emissions vehicles is fine. But it might be a problem if the incentives are the only things keeping buyers interested.
July 17, 2017
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California Mulls Combustion-Engine Car Ban After Similar Uk, France And China Plans
Report: Governor expresses interest in phasing out sales of gas- and diesel-engined cars
September 26, 2017
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California mulls its own ban on internal combustion engines
Governments around the world have given serious thought to similar bans in the last few years.
September 26, 2017
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California self-driving rule tweaks boost manufacturer liability
The changes to the proposed rules came after a number of public comments.
December 4, 2017
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California wants VW to build EV charging stations in poor areas
Report: VW urged to focus on disadvantaged communities as part of diesel penalty
June 19, 2017
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California won't require Uber, Lyft drivers to be fingerprinted
Unlike California taxi drivers, ride-hailing drivers don't have to be fingerprinted.
October 6, 2017
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California, feds bump heads over CAFE standard changes
Representatives from CARB, EPA, NHTSA and the White House meet to settle on mpg targets.
January 10, 2018
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Canuck privacy commissioner to dig into Uber data breach
Formal investigation launched. Not the first, won't be the last
December 11, 2017
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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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Car safety seat laws for older kids do not have much effect, study finds
Laws that require increasingly older kids to sit in car safety seats appear to have limited impact, new research has found.
June 29, 2017
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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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Carbon-neutral synthetic fuel: A dream for car makers facing tighter standards
Bosch says synthetic fuels have potential to slow the release of CO2 into the atmosphere.
August 29, 2017
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Carpool lanes can save you tons of time, even if you don't use them
A new study shows what could happen when carpool lanes are taken away, and it's pretty awful.
July 7, 2017
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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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Catch a self-driving ride at CES 2018, thanks to Aptiv and Lyft
The Developer Formerly Known as Delphi wants to get this system scaled for production in 2019.
January 2, 2018
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CES painfully exposes Uber and Lyft's big convenience problem
Uber and Lyft may have driven into a problem, at least in Las Vegas.
January 10, 2018
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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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Check out the full Tesla Model 3 owner's manual online
It apparently wasn't that hard to get.
November 27, 2017
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Chevrolet Trucks Celebrates Centennial with 2018 Silverado and Colorado Special Editions
Models are adorned with history-inspired heritage Bow Tie
September 28, 2017
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Chevrolet will let parents creep on their teens for free
It's only free for three months, but it's pretty cheap thereafter.
August 2, 2017
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Chevy Bolt EV outsells the Volt plug-in for two months straight
The gap is likely to grow now that the Bolt EV is available nationwide.
September 6, 2017
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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 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's Bolt EV outsells Tesla for the first time in October
Electric vehicle sales continue to rise in 2017.
November 2, 2017
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Chicago: Uber's claim that hackers fully deleted stolen data is "nonsensical"
Uber's been sued at least 11 times in just 1 week, faces new scrutiny from Senate.
November 28, 2017
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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 manufacturer Lynk & Co. wants to build cars in America
The Geely-owned automaker is looking to burst into the US market with US-built vehicles.
January 8, 2018
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Chinese researchers hack into Model X, take control of brakes
Software update 8.1 already patched the holes, so don't worry too much.
July 28, 2017
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Classic Car Service? How About Your Current Dealership?
A potentially lucrative opportunity for the service department
September 5, 2017
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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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CNCF Adds Security, Service Mesh and Tracing Projects: Docker Notary, Lyft Envoy and Uber Jaeger
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has announced the addition of four new hosted projects over the past month: Docker's Notary project is designed to provide trust over digital content like container images using strong cryptographic signatures; NYU's Tandon School of Engineering The Update Framework (TUF) is an open source trust specification that Notary implements; Lyft's Envoy service mesh is a data plane proxy for microservice communication; and Uber's Jaeger tracing project enables request/data communication flow to be observed across a distributed system, such as a microservices-based application.
October 30, 2017
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Colorado fines Uber $8.9M for allowing dozens of unauthorized drivers
Colorado found many drivers with "suspended, revoked, or cancelled driver's licenses."
November 21, 2017
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Congress presses Uber for answers around the data breach it tried to hide
It looks like Congress won't be ignoring the recent thoroughly sketchy report that Uber failed to disclose -- and made efforts to hide -- about a data breach that affected 57 million users in 2016. On Monday, Senator Mark Warner issued a set of questions to the ride-sharing company regarding the hack and its failure to inform both regulators and its own users, even as the company allegedly shared information of the breach with potential investors.
November 27, 2017
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Congress spares $7,500 EV tax credit
That Tesla you always wanted may still be within reach.
December 14, 2017
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Consumer loyalty analysis proves crossovers, SUVs are like herpes
They're the gifts that keep on giving, insofar as sales are concerned.
July 17, 2017
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Continental Smart Control puts autonomy at your fingertips, literally
The supplier has created a device to help a driver transition between manned and unmanned driving.
October 16, 2017
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Continental's smart intersection may save lives in Ohio
The automotive equipment supplier will install an "Intelligent Intersection," with sensors to prevent collisions, in Columbus, Ohio.
December 19, 2017
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Continental, Bosch help boost HD mapping with Here acquisitions
Each company purchased 5 percent of Here for undisclosed sums, joining Intel in the quest to digitize the whole freakin' world.
January 4, 2018
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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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Control your Genesis remotely with new Google Assistant app
It's as easy as saying, "OK, Google, tell Genesis to start my car."
August 16, 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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Cool concept cars from Kia, Nissan, Mercedes, and Toyota
There's so much technology in today's automobiles that they're more like computers with wheels than anything else. The amount of computational power inside modern automobiles is staggering and orders of magnitude greater than just 10 years ago.
January 10, 2018
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Cortica teaches autonomous vehicles with unsupervised learning
Cortica is moving into mobility by opening an automotive branch for its AI technology. The key, according to the company, is in the use of unsupervised learning that allows an autonomous system to process data and figure out its environment.
July 13, 2017
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Could Tesla Power Its Electric Truck With Solar Panels?
Tesla just keeps making cool things. On the top of the list is its newest addition to the lineup, an all-electric semitruck. Oh, that might sound like a dumb idea--but I don't think so. Just consider how much stuff is shipped back and forth across the country.
November 21, 2017
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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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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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Crashing Castle: An autonomous ride in Waymo's playground
What once was an Air Force base is now the testing site for one of the most advanced autonomous cars on the planet. Join us for a ride.
October 31, 2017
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Crowded Streets Reportedly Good for GM's Autonomous Tech
It'll leave the suburbs to Waymo
October 5, 2017
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Cruise is running an autonomous ride-hailing service for employees in SF
Cruise, the self-driving startup acquired by GM last year, is already operating a complete autonomous ride-hailing service in San Francisco for its employees.
August 8, 2017
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Cut-Down Engine Of The Week: GM Iron Duke
The General Duked a lot of cars
September 28, 2017
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Cypress at CES 2018 - CYW89359 Automotive 802.11ac Combo Solution
Cypress Semiconductor today announces a new WiFi combo chipset targeted at automotive applications. Car connectivity gets increasingly common-place and users enjoy the same media experience they experience at home, and there's the need for vehicle manufacturers to keep up with the ever-evolving technology landscape such as new WiFi standards.
January 9, 2018
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Daimler acquires German P2P carpooling startup Flinc
Daimler -- the German car giant that owns Mercedes-Benz among other brands -- has made one more acquisition to further its reach in ridesharing and what it sees as the next generation of how cars are owned and used. It has acquired Flinc, a startup also out of Germany that has built a platform and app for peer-to-peer-style carpooling.
September 28, 2017
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Daimler acquires majority stake in French Uber competitor
Daimler has acquired a majority stake in Chauffeur Prive, a French app that provides ride hailing services in Paris, Lyon and the Côte d'Azur (via Tech.eu). The ownership stake means that Daimler now has controlling interests in a number of smaller Uber competitors, particularly operating in Europe and MENA, including MyTaxi and Careem.
December 21, 2017
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Daimler answers Elon Musk's Twitter challenge on EVs
Elon Musk uses Twitter to express his thoughts frankly and directly, and he just took issue with a USA Today story about the size of a rival automaker's bet on electric vehicle technology. Musk noted that the reported $1 billion Daimler was spending on taking on Tesla was not enough for such a large company -- and Daimler agreed.
September 26, 2017
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Dawn Of The Electrified Off-Roader: 2019 Range Rover P400E Plug-In Hybrid Coming With 472 LB-FT Of Torque
Hybrid SUV coming to US mid-2018; promises 31 miles of all-electric range
October 11, 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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Delorean Down: This DMC-12 blaze is a pop culture tragedy
Fortunately, it looks like no one was injured in the fire
January 8, 2018
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Delphi acquires nuTonomy to speed up self-driving development
There are no immediate timetable changes, but they plan on expanding their efforts, and quickly.
October 24, 2017
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Delphi acquires self-driving startup NuTonomy for $450 million
Both companies have autonomous driving pilots in Singapore
October 24, 2017
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Delphi and LiDAR-maker Innoviz partner on self-driving tech
Automotive supply giant Delphi, which recently shifted focus to target autonomous and high-tech solutions more specifically, has signed a new partnership with Innoviz, an Israeli tech company building LiDAR tech for autonomous driving. The team-up includes a new minority investment from Delphi in Innoviz, the full financial details of which haven't been released.
August 18, 2017
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Delphi's smarter engine gets 15 percent better fuel efficiency
Automotive equipment supplier Delphi and partner Tula demo smarter cylinder firing, increasing fuel efficiency for combustion engines.
December 13, 2017
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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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Denied: Uber's request to skip to UK Supreme Court to appeal workers' rights
Claimant: We've beaten Uber twice, prepared to do it again
December 5, 2017
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Derive VQ keeps your teen from Snapchatting behind the wheel
At CES 2018 we got a look at the Derive VQ, a device that parents will love but teenagers are sure to hate.
January 11, 2018
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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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Despite Warnings, Kids Are Still Dying in Hot Cars
Even on a 60-degree day, a small child's body temperature can quickly rise
July 14, 2017
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Didi Chuxing begins recruiting cab drivers, expands to Taiwan
The Chinese ride-hailing company will compete with Uber again in Taiwan less than a year after the latter resumed services in the market.
December 19, 2017
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Didi Chuxing buys control of 99, Brazil's leading ride-hail app
Stepping up global rivalry with Uber
January 3, 2018
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Didi confirms it has acquired 99 in Brazil to expand in Latin America
Earlier today, we reported that Didi was in the process of acquiring 99, a ridesharing company in Brazil, and now the two companies have confirmed the deal as part of Didi's plans to expand its service into Latin America.
January 3, 2018
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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 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 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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Digital Cockpit Drives the Future of Connected Cars
Samsung and HARMAN unveiled a new concept in connected car technology at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018. This first automotive electronics collaboration between the two companies has resulted in the Digital Cockpit platform, which combines 5G technology and an IoT platform to provide an intelligent and seamless connected car experience.
January 9, 2018
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Discovery could lead to new catalyst design to reduce nitrogen oxides in diesel exhaust
Researchers have discovered a new reaction mechanism that could be used to improve catalyst designs for pollution control systems to further reduce emissions of smog-causing nitrogen oxides in diesel exhaust.
August 17, 2017
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Divergent 3D taps a Chinese-led investment syndicate for up to $107 million in new funding
On a lonely stretch of road just off the highway in Torrance, Calif. employees at Divergent 3D are hard at work plotting a revolution in vehicle manufacturing.
November 21, 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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Do We Really Need To Be Able To Shop While We Drive, GM?
National Safety Council (and any other sentient being) sees in-car shopping apps becoming a hazard
December 11, 2017
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Do You Even Lyft, Bro? Ford Teams Up with Transportation Network for Self-Driving Cars
Companies to help improve infrastructure for autonomous vehicles
September 27, 2017
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Do You Need Winter Tires If It Doesn't Snow?
Jason Fenske pits summer rubber against snow tires in the cold
December 26, 2017
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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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Does Uber lead to less drunk driving? It's complicated
It depends on the city.
October 4, 2017
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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 Use Social Media Behind The Wheel: 9 People Per Day Are Killed In Crashes Involving Distracted Drivers
Distracted driving comes in many forms, from talking on the phone, to messing with a navigation system, or posing for selfies on the latest social media app. Over the weekend, the latter distraction, combined with another dangerous driving hazard -- drunk driving -- to claim the life of a teen in California.
July 24, 2017
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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 confirms new criminal probe linked to Waymo v. Uber lawsuit
This is just the prologue for another highly-anticipated letter due out Friday.
December 13, 2017
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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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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" Van Includes Driver Dressed As Car Seat, For Science
A "driverless" van that has been spotted cruising the streets of Arlington, VA, isn't actually operating autonomously: There's a man behind the wheel -- but he's dressed as a seat. And though it may sound like a prank, it's all in the name of science.
August 8, 2017
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"Driverless van" is just a VT researcher in a really good driver's seat costume
Virginia Tech is studying reactions to driverless cars and they're just as you'd expect.
August 7, 2017
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DriveShare lets you rent your dream car from a car collector
The peer-to-peer car-sharing service opens doors to classic and exotic cars
August 21, 2017
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DriveShare will let you rent out your classic '57 Chevy
Say you have a '57 Chevy. Sky blue and white. It's a beauty. But it sits in your garage most of the year. That's where DriveShare comes in. Backed by Hagerty, the collectible car insurance company, this peer-to-peer rental service lets owners rent their classic and exotic rides.
August 21, 2017
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Driving speed affected when a driver's mind 'wanders'
Research finds that driving speed fluctuates more when a driver's mind wanders from focusing on the act of driving - and that the outside environment influences how often a driver's mind wanders.
September 28, 2017
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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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Duncan Imports Deals Classic Japanese Cars On An Unimaginable Scale
How (and why) 700-plus JDM vehicles ended up in a quiet corner of Virginia almost overnight
October 11, 2017
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Dutch government wants all new cars to be emissions-free by 2030
Ambitious goals have drawn skeptics, but NL is following China, France leads.
October 11, 2017
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Dyson -- yes, that Dyson -- is working on an electric car
If it's priced like Dyson's vacuums, it'll cost $12 million and involve lots of vortices.
September 26, 2017
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Dyson Working On Electric Car, Unclear If It Will Double As Street Sweeper
After years of pushing bright yellow pricey vacuum cleaners, Dyson says it's now working on a new set of wheels -- and these won't fit in your hall closet.
September 27, 2017
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E-scooter startup tests zero-emission, solar-powered rentals
German startup Floatility will try e-scooter rentals in Singapore next month with plans for trials in Vienna too.
June 29, 2017
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Electric cars can become more eco-friendly through life cycle assessment
It is time to stop discussing whether electric cars are good or bad. Instead industry, authorities and policy-makers need to work together to make them as eco-friendly as possible. This is the view taken by Anders Nordelöf, a researcher at Chalmers University of Technology.
October 12, 2017
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Electric truck buyers in Ontario to get CA$75,000 rebate
The Canadian province hopes to jump-start electric truck sales with this juicy incentive.
December 14, 2017
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Electrified Jaguar F-Type in the Works
Full electric, plug-in hybrid, or mild hybrid possible
September 26, 2017
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Electron backscatter diffraction yields microstructure insights
High-efficiency electric motors with tailored speed-torques, determined by their magnetic components, are essential for sustainable, successful electric automobile drive concepts. Soft magnetic core engineering plays a key role in these motors, where the main soft magnetic materials used today are electrical steels. But for higher-frequency applications, soft magnetic composites (SMCs) are also promising candidates.
November 14, 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 parks a Tesla inside a Boring Company tunnel
The tech entrepreneur, who wants to build a tunnel network for cars starting in Los Angeles, finds a sweet underground parking spot for his Tesla Model S.
August 28, 2017
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Elon Musk promises a Tesla Pickup, adding to the long list of future 'promised' Teslas
Meanwhile we're still waiting for Model 3 production to pick up
December 28, 2017
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Elon Musk promises cloud-based profiles for Tesla vehicles
He brought this up on Twitter, because of course he did.
August 21, 2017
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Elon Musk promises 'major navigation overhaul' for Tesla cars in 2018
Tesla's expanding fleet of electronic vehicles is quickly becoming the sweetheart of environmentalists, techies and car buffs alike but one area the company has struggled with is the state of on-board navigation in its cars. All that is soon going to change, according to CEO Elon Musk.
December 21, 2017
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Elon Musk promises new Tesla nav system 'light-years ahead' of current one
It's reportedly coming early in 2018.
December 21, 2017
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Elon Musk promises rain-sensing wipers, Tesla pickup truck
Its Model 3 has yet to see a good quarter, but Tesla is never short on grand plans.
December 27, 2017
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Elon Musk promises Tesla Model 3 air suspension in 'six months or so'
Tesla will have to add another upgrade at the same time, as the two are linked together.
September 1, 2017
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Elon Musk promises to make a pickup truck 'right after Model Y'
On the heels of Elon Musk unveiling the Tesla all-electric semi-truck and a second-generation Roadster in November, Musk took to Twitter today to ask his fans how Tesla can further improve.
December 26, 2017
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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 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 says he's 'dying' to build a pickup truck
Tesla will make the truck right after the Model Y, Musk promised on Twitter. It will come slightly bigger than an F150 with a game-changing feature.
December 27, 2017
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Elon Musk Says Tesla Pickup Truck Will Be Bigger Than Ford F-150
Whatever you say, Elon
December 27, 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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Engineer whose blog post caused a storm at Uber has filed a Supreme Court brief
Fowler files a determined defense of employee-driven class-action lawsuits.
August 23, 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 Filing Reveals Tesla Model 3 Long Range Horsepower
Documents also shine light on battery capacity
August 7, 2017
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EPA Rates 1,500-Horsepower Bugatti Chiron
Supercar's range is 100 miles -- at best
July 27, 2017
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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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EPA, CARB approve fixes for 24,000 more VW 3.0-liter diesels
This builds on an earlier approval from October.
December 20, 2017
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EPA, CARB approve VW 3.0-liter diesel SUV fix
That should save Volkswagen a whole boatload of cash.
October 24, 2017
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Everything we know about the Tesla Model 3 before deliveries begin
The first batch of Model 3s will head out to owners on Friday. Let's recap what we know -- and what we're still waiting to find out.
July 26, 2017
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European Court of Justice says Uber is a taxi firm
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has declared that Uber is a transport services company which will mean that it'll be subject to tighter restrictions. Similar to those that other taxi firms are subjected to. The challenge was brought about by taxi drivers in Barcelona but the ruling will apply across the entirety of the EU, including Britain which has voted to leave the bloc.
December 20, 2017
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Exploding Sunroofs: Danger Overhead
Consumer complaints about exploding sunroofs have spiked in recent years. How to stay safe and avoid large repair bills
October 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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Extra Credit: Consumer Guide Goes to Teen Defensive-Driving School
Like most parents, my wife and I are always looking for ways to give our daughter a leg up in life. We closely monitor and support her scholastic, athletic, and volunteer endeavors, we're openly concerned about her general health and welfare, and we make a point of finding time to chat with the kid about life in general. My daughter would tell you that we're pests, but she knows our hearts are in the right place.
July 25, 2017
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Eye Sights: The Headlights of 2017
From popular Hondas to exclusive Rolls-Royce models
December 28, 2017
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Fanciest BMWs Are Getting A Throwback Logo
How's your German? High-end models also get BMW's full spelling
October 5, 2017
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Faraday Future has a new factory but still needs cash
We spoke with Stefan Krause, Faraday Future CFO and COO, about the company's current health and the troublesome relationship with LeEco.
August 7, 2017
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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 Pivots Plant Plans, Leases Site in Northern California
Facility previously made tires for Pirelli
August 7, 2017
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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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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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FCA Loses $20,000 for Each Fiat 500e Sold, GM Drops $9,000 for Every Bolt
Automakers invest in EVs despite high battery costs
October 5, 2017
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Fenix AR helmet rises from the ashes of Skully at CES
The new Skully Technologies will honor backers from the failed Skully Incorporated crowdfunding campaign.
January 10, 2018
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Ferrari Illegally Resets Odometers, Lawsuit Alleges
Florida Ferrari salesman blows whistle
February 28, 2017
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Ferrari SUV Will 'Probably Happen,' According To CEO
Sergio Marchionne stokes interest for Ferrari's 'FUV'
October 11, 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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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 gets the green light for 2017 diesel sales
The post-Dieselgate approval process is no joke, especially when the feds are accusing you of cheating like VW did.
July 28, 2017
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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 partners with BMW, Intel, Mobileye on self-driving cars
Strange bedfellows, indeed.
August 16, 2017
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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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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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Firemen fund sues Uber for dousing shares with gas, tossing in a match
Group demands compensation after scandal after scandal burns '$18bn' in investment
September 26, 2017
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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 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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Flying across the country could save you money on a car purchase
Expand your search beyond your local area, and you could save a decent chunk of change, but you'll have to work for it.
June 30, 2017
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Flying car maker Terrafugia bought by Geely
First Volvo, then Lotus, now... flying cars?
November 14, 2017
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For dead EV batteries, reuse comes before recycle
Automakers and e-waste recyclers find new uses for electric vehicle batteries when their on-road service life ends.
December 5, 2017
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Ford bets big on cellular vehicle communication at CES 2018
Ford, with partner Qualcomm, will equip its cars with cellular vehicle-to-everything technology, increasing safety by letting cars talk to each other.
January 9, 2018
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Ford confirms Bronco and Ranger
Production Versions Due In 2019 and 2020
January 9, 2017
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Ford connects Waze through its infotainment system
Latest update connects SYNC with the popular traffic app
January 10, 2018
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Ford copies intellectual property from bees, designs fancy parcel shelf
Ford designers have used honeycomb technology to design a superstrong package shelf.
January 4, 2018
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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 F-Series Super Duty Trucks Get Super Fancy
Tow your yacht in ultimate comfort
September 28, 2017
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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 Focus Production for North America Will Stop for a Year
Transition to China will save $1 billion
June 27, 2017
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Ford Fusion's U.S. future in doubt as production moves overseas
As crossovers take over, Ford is moving Fusion production to China
December 14, 2017
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Ford gets a Lyft in self-driving-car, ride-hailing development
Ford will use Lyft's open platform to create a service based around on-demand autonomous rides.
September 27, 2017
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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 invented a trucker cap that fights drowsy driving
The only problem is that you have to wear a trucker cap.
November 13, 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 issues three recalls for fewer than 800 Raptor, Super Duty trucks
If one person happens to own all three, he or she should go out and buy a Powerball ticket.
September 27, 2017
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Ford moving Focus production to China is just a sign of the times
Small cars aren't selling, so ford is freeing up U.S. plant capacity for vehicles that are
June 27, 2017
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Ford patents a smartphone case that replaces your key fob
Ford's patent could be a boon for owners of vehicles looking to ditch their proximity key.
December 13, 2017
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Ford patents removable pedals, steering wheel in self-driving cars
It's probably easier than engineering ones that fold into the dashboard.
August 16, 2017
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Ford Patents Self-Driving System for Off-Roading
Tech can be used on a variety of vehicles
November 14, 2017
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Ford Plans to Build More Trucks and SUVs, Less Cars to Save Billions
Automaker vows to reduce costs, development times
October 4, 2017
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Ford reportedly approached to buy California EV startup
According to a report in Automotive News, California electric vehicle startup Lucid approached Ford about an acquisition while raising Series D funding.
July 17, 2017
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Ford seeking commercial vehicle autonomous tech partnerships
Dearborn-based automaker thinks beyond pizzas, sees more potential in ride-sharing and delivery services.
August 31, 2017
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Ford signs $756M deal with Chinese automaker to build EVs
The agreement builds upon an earlier memorandum signed in August.
November 8, 2017
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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 to GT buyers: Deliveries will be delayed
Supplier hiccups are leading to production delays for ford supercar
July 21, 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 300-mile electric SUV heads to Mexico to make way for autonomy
The blue oval plans to pad margins thanks to Mexico's lower labor costs.
December 11, 2017
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Ford's $100,000 pickup truck is a luxury condo that can tow a jet
The Super Duty Limited is, quite literally, all the truck you could ever want or need.
September 28, 2017
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Ford's Argo AI acquires lidar startup Princeton Lightwave
When it comes to a self-driving car's "eyes," you want them to be as well-made as possible.
October 30, 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's self-leveling cup holder keeps your coffee safe at speed
Is there any problem gimbals can't solve?
August 31, 2017
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Ford's Sync 3 now comes with Waze, and that's amazing
This is big news for both Ford and Waze fans.
January 10, 2018
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Ford, Bosch named in diesel emissions cheating lawsuit
Gamboa versus Ford accuses the Detroit giant of colluding with Bosch on software cheating.
January 10, 2018
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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, Qualcomm to Test C-V2X Wireless Safety Signaling
What technology is both fast enough and cheap enough for cars to warn each other about highway conditions and hazards? That's the purpose of a connected car test later this year in San Diego, involving a half-dozen big-time tech players and C-V2X, or cellular vehicle-to-everything communications.
November 8, 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 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 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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Foxconn seeks to build self-driving car R&D site in Michigan
The announcement comes a week after the iPhone manufacturer said it will build a $10 billion plant in Wisconsin.
August 7, 2017
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Fully driverless cars could be months away
Google's self-driving car unit prepares to launch a taxi service near Phoenix.
October 3, 2017
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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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Future Nissan EVs will sound like an experimental art film
A completely silent EV could spell trouble for pedestrians, and Canto is Nissan's solution to that problem.
October 25, 2017
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Garmin's Speak Plus brings Alexa to your car and doubles as a dash cam
It's more or less inevitable that Amazon Alexa will find its way into cars. Once you get used to sitting in your house and shouting commands into the air, you'll pretty quickly find yourself wanting to do the same in your car. Apple and Google have the advantage there right now, with their voice assistants running constantly on the smartphone you already have strapped to a windshield mount.
January 8, 2018
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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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Genesis Virtual Guide Brings Augmented Reality to the Owner's Manual
A modern take on the glovebox staple
August 7, 2017
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George Hotz wants to help everyone hack their cars
George Hotz, who gained worldwide fame when he cracked the iPhone and PlayStation 3 as a teenager, wants everyday folks -- not just hackers -- to be able to tinker with today's software-laden cars.
July 7, 2017
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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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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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Get This 2018 Dodge Challenger Srt Demon Under Msrp And Get A Charity Tax Break
The right to purchase this 840-hp Demon will be auctioned off in Traverse City, Michigan
January 10, 2018
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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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Global auto execs question the future of electric cars, survey says
Despite betting big on EVs, a majority of executives feel electric cars are doomed to fail.
January 5, 2018
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GM buys lidar developer Strobe to further self-driving car tech
If you can't beat 'em, buy 'em.
October 9, 2017
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GM Eyes 2019 Autonomous Vehicle Rollout in Major Cities
General Motors will unleash autonomous vehicles on big-city streets in 2019.
December 4, 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 Marketplace Allows Customers to Buy Goods from Their Cars
Buy everything from coffee to gas using your car's touchscreen
December 5, 2017
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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 brings its Assistant to Android Auto
It's no secret that for Google, this year's CES is all about the Google Assistant. One Google product where the Assistant hasn't really made any inroads yet, though, is Android Auto. Starting this week, though, Android Auto users in the U.S. will also get full support for the Assistant in their cars.
January 8, 2018
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Google engineer reportedly says humans aren't designed to drive cars
Commentary: A software engineer for Google-owned Waymo takes to Twitter to describe his struggles with a real-world rental car.
December 4, 2017
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Google Maps is getting a dedicated motorcycle navigation mode
After Waze received a bunch of new features, including a dedicated motorcycle navigation mode, in its latest update last week, now it's Google Maps' turn to join in on the fun. The popular navigation app is receiving its own motorcycle navigation mode, although it's facing a gradual roll-out across different regions.
December 4, 2017
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Google Maps suggests BlaBlaCar for long-distance rides
Google Maps on Android and iOS now has a new transportation option. If you live in a country where French startup BlaBlaCar operates, you can now open the BlaBlaCar app and book a ride straight from Google Maps.
August 22, 2017
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Google Maps: Everything you need to know!
Make the most out of Google Maps.
December 26, 2017
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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 Readies New Street View Cameras to Boost Machine Learning
Google's car-mounted Street View cameras have been traversing the globe for a decade, offering users the opportunity to stroll down a street from the comfort of their computer screen. However, the cameras used to gather this data haven't improved in eight years. Google is in the midst of revamping its Street View cameras, and you'll be able to see the results when they hit the roads. It's not only about the pretty pictures, though -- this is about feeding Google's machine learning algorithms the data they need to index the real world.
September 6, 2017
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Google reveals rapid Bluetooth gadget connection tech
'Fast Pair' works on Androids and some audio devices, Google wants it in your car too
November 1, 2017
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Google Street View Cars Get Camera Upgrades
Over the year that I have lived in the Colorado Springs area I have seen the Google Street View car cruising around my neighborhood a few times and all around the city. I say it's about time, the imagery of my neighborhood hasn't been updated since 2011.
September 6, 2017
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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 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's Alphabet Takes Aim At Uber With $1B Investment In Lyft
A long time ago, in a ride-hailing era that now seems far away, Google and Uber were friends, with the internet giant plugging $258 million in Uber in 2013. Four years later, the two sides are embroiled in a legal battle over self-driving cars, and the tech company is pouring money into Uber's biggest rival, Lyft, instead.
October 19, 2017
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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 Larry Page faces four-hour grilling in Waymo-Uber spat
Ad giant's head sucked into self-driving car trade secrets saga
July 10, 2017
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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 Street View cars are now giant, mobile 3D scanners
The new Street View cars get better cameras, but what's up with the Lidar rigs?
September 6, 2017
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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 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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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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Guide to Electric Vehicle Charging
For many consumers, the strangest thing about driving an electric vehicle has nothing to do with how that car or crossover operates. Instead, it's the "re-fueling" of the vehicle that takes some getting used to.
October 19, 2017
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Hack Brief: Uber Paid Off Hackers To Hide A 57-Million User Data Breach
BY NOW, THE name Uber has become practically synonymous with scandal. But this time the company has outdone itself, building a Jenga-style tower of scandals on top of scandals that has only now come crashing down.
November 21, 2017
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Hackers hit Uber in 2016: data on 57 million riders, drivers stolen
CEO: "You may be asking why we are just talking about this now, a year later."
November 21, 2017
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Hacking street signs with stickers could confuse self-driving cars
Subtle or camouflaged optical hacks can change a stop sign into something else.
September 1, 2017
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Hacks, bribes and bugs: Uber accused of illegal snooping on rivals
Filing: Explosive allegations against ride-hailing biz revealed in letter from former staffer
December 18, 2017
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Hagerty Launches DriveShare, a Classic Car Rental Service
Think of it like Turo for classic cars
August 21, 2017
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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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Half of UK adults want to stop using the Uber app following breach
The news that ride hailing service Uber has suffered, and covered up, a major hack means that millions of people could unknowingly have had their data put at risk.
November 22, 2017
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Hands-on with Chevy's brand new infotainment apps
If you like listening to news, entertainment or sports in the car, these new apps are for you.
December 21, 2017
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HARMAN and Samsung Unveil the Future of Connectivity and Autonomous Driving at CES 2018
HARMAN and Samsung alliance integrates technologies in software, hardware and the cloud to become architects of experience, delivering future mobility and connected lifestyles
January 8, 2018
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Harman concept dashboard makes cars more helpful, visual
With an abundance of OLED and QLED screens, not to mention a dealer's choice of virtual assistants, Harman aims to make cars much more helpful.
January 8, 2018
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Harman concept puts a video screen in your car's roof
For CES 2018, Harman brings a new concept for in-car entertainment, replacing the moon or sun roof with its MoodRoof video screen.
January 8, 2018
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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 a closer look at Apple's secret self-driving car
That's one top-heavy SUV
October 18, 2017
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Here's how California plans to regulate driverless cars
Fully driverless vehicles could soon be legal on California roads.
October 12, 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 The Latest Autonomous Driving Systems Handle Real-World Scenarios
Torc's Level 4 autonomous driving system is getting pretty good at nuance
January 9, 2018
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Here's how your Uber is learning to drive
Behind the wheel of the ride-hailing company's self-driving cars are "safety drivers," they're responsible for taking control in case anything happens.
October 6, 2017
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Here's the car and truck tech coming to Vegas this year
CES promises to be the usual mix of crazy concepts and real-world technology ideas
January 2, 2018
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Here's the "due diligence" report Waymo hopes will win its case against Uber
Otto's head of HR: "I'm gonna go get your stuff destroyed this afternoon btw."
October 3, 2017
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Here's What Happens When An Airbag Inflates
Consider this a friendly reminder to get your airbag recall fix performed
December 26, 2017
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Here's what your 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 Wagon will cost
Standard E63 equipment includes a 7:45 'Ring time
December 26, 2017
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Here's Where The Ford Model T Was Born
Ford's first factory, Detroit's Piquette Plant, gets a new attraction for its present-day museum
January 10, 2018
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Here's why 80 percent of EV Drivers prefer to lease rather than buy
Used EVs aren't holding value well, as range and performance improve each year
January 3, 2018
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Here's why your car's outside temperature sensor always seems wrong
That ambient air sensor feels more than just fresh air
June 22, 2017
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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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Hiding a hack? Uber promised not to do things like that
In a settlement with the FTC, the company said it wouldn't mislead users about the security of their data.
November 22, 2017
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High-Tech Features Distract Drivers for Dangerously Long Periods, AAA Study Finds
Researchers find navigation and texting systems are the biggest offenders
October 6, 2017
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Honda Civic Type R Gets Small Price Hike for 2018
Hot hatch otherwise unchanged for new model year
November 2, 2017
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Honda hops on solid-state battery bandwagon
Given how they can benefit future EVs, it's not surprising.
December 21, 2017
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Honda Robots prepare us for our hideous/complex future
Honda's robotic CES army has transportation implications, but a lot more too
January 10, 2018
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Honda shuts down factory after finding NSA-derived Wcry in its networks
Automaker briefly stops making cars to contain worm that first struck in May.
June 21, 2017
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Honda's liquid-cooled Gold Wing is the first motorcycle with CarPlay
CarPlay on two wheels
October 26, 2017
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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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HopSkipDrive raises another $7.4 million for its Uber for kids business
Uber and Lyft have made it easier to get around town, but the service isn't designed for young people. Unaccompanied passengers under the age of 18 are forbidden from ordering cars.
November 21, 2017
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House GOP tax bill could make EVs more expensive in a hurry
The bill contains a proposal to do away with a key $7,500 federal tax credit.
November 2, 2017
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Hot Car Deaths: What to Know
It's every parent's nightmare: forgetting a child in a hot car.
June 19, 2017
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How 2 million cars will map roads for autonomous vehicles
Mobileye plans to enlist cars with existing cameras to create a constantly updating Roadbook
January 9, 2018
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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 autonomous cars will get your hands back on the wheel
In the next few years, your car will be able to handle the majority of highway driving, but how will it let you know when to take over? Bosch has an idea.
July 31, 2017
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How cities can harness the good -- and avoid the bad -- of the new mobility movement
In late September, London made headlines when it stripped popular ride-hailing app Uber of its license to operate in the city. The wall-to-wall coverage that followed the decision was a sign, if any more were needed, that we are on the cusp of an urban mobility revolution.
November 1, 2017
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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 Dodge plans to fight Challenger SRT Demon dealer markups
Dealer allocation methods will hopefully combat hellcat-like markups
June 22, 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 Nissan's toy-like car wash helps protect real car paint
Engineers at the Japanese automaker use the tiny scale machine to save cost and time.
December 13, 2017
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How self-driving cars will forever change California's cities
With more than 46,500 miles of interconnected highways and minimally viable public transit in most parts of the state, California is undoubtedly a driving state. This is best evidenced in Southern California, where the freeway system's notorious traffic and intricacy in design is a daily conversation piece.
November 2, 2017
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How the feds stopped a Porsche-driving trademark fraudster
DOJ described scheme as "one of the more sophisticated" they'd ever seen.
August 22, 2017
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How the lidar-on-a-chip technology GM just bought probably works
A key technical advisor has done extensive solid-state lidar research.
October 11, 2017
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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 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 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 send or request a payment through CarPlay
You can send or request a payment using a third-party app through CarPlay. Here's how.
October 20, 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 to turn your Mini into a submarine
For the record, this is incredibly stupid to attempt
January 3, 2018
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How Uber could be building a restaurant empire with your data
To the excitement of credit card addicts everywhere, Uber announced its new Uber Credit Card last month. Needless to say, I was pretty pumped.
December 27, 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 Waymo is defining the UI of autonomy
Getting a car to drive itself is an incredible challenge, but making those smart cars interact with humans is no small task. Waymo's designers are paving the way.
October 31, 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 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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Human-Driven Truck Bumps Into Driverless Autonomous Bus
The low-speed Las Vegas shuttle-vs.-truck bump caused no injuries, technology continues forward
November 9, 2017
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Hunting for parking costs US $73B per year, study finds
Thankfully, suppliers and smart city aficionados are working on solutions.
July 12, 2017
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Hybrids beat EVs as self-driving cars, Ford exec claims
He's got a point, for now.
December 11, 2017
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Hybrids, EVs comprise majority of Norway new car sales
It doesn't hurt that the government incentivizes such purchases.
January 3, 2018
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Hyundai, VW lean on top-tier talent for self-driving cars
Chris Urmson's Aurora will help both automakers chart a path toward Level 4 autonomy.
January 4, 2018
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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 and Smartcar to trial connected car services
You may soon be able to get your car washed on site or have your groceries delivered to your trunk using an app.
November 28, 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 Promises Accurate Online Pricing; 3-Day Return Window; Test Drives At Your Home
Hyundai may be one of the world's largest car companies, selling some 5 million vehicles a year worldwide, and the company's constant TV advertising has at least drilled into viewers' head that it's pronounced "Hyundai like Sunday." But the Korean automaker is still a bit player in the U.S., responsible for only 1-in-25 cars on American streets. In an effort to stake a bigger claim stateside, Hyundai has introduced a new program intended to provide more transparent pricing and more consumer-friendly practices.
October 10, 2017
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Hyundai's new airbags might stop you from launching out of your panoramic sunroof in a crash
Here are a few safety-driven reasons cars are getting heavier, more expensive and harder to repair
January 9, 2018
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Hyundai's SEMA concept is a hard-core, off-roading Santa Fe
Automakers like to go crazy at SEMA, Hyundai especially.
October 3, 2017
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IBM Will Expand Security Testing Services To Automotive And IoT Companies
IBM's X-Force Red, a division of the company that offers security testing services for various industries, recently started offering its expertise to automakers and Internet of Things (IoT) companies.
July 25, 2017
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IIHS finds midsize pickups safe-ish, but lacking in safety tech
Generally, the newer the truck, the better it performed, which is not great news for Nissan.
September 6, 2017
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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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IIHS slams vehicle manufacturers on poor headlight performance
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety wants OEMs to think more about lighting performance than design.
January 2, 2018
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IIHS: Headlights on new cars perform poorly even with new lighting tech
Headlight design on new cars continues to improve, but actual lighting performance lags behind
January 2, 2018
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Improved Traction Control System Introduced Across BMW Lineup
Responds more quickly than conventional systems
January 4, 2018
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In 2021, Self-Driving Hyundais May Rule the World
Or not--but new fuel cell CUV debuting at CES will test the waters
January 4, 2018
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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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In-Car night vision tech is expensive but makes for some great views
This Audi owner's photo reveals invisible mountains in the pitch-black night
January 9, 2018
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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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"Integration is Our Secret Weapon": Samsung and HARMAN Executives Discuss the Next Chapter for Driving
Since Samsung acquired HARMAN in 2017, the companies have poured considerable focus and investment dollars into connected car technology to help deliver what will be the next chapter for driving and communication on the road.
January 10, 2018
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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 study fine-tunes the friendliness in self-driving cars
In a new study at its Arizona campus, Intel figures out how to reduce fear and loathing for self-driving cars.
July 4, 2017
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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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Intel, Mobileye to put 100 Level 4 self-driving cars on roads
It will take some time to expand the fleet to 100 vehicles, but this partnership wants to hit the ground running, and soon.
August 9, 2017
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Introducing The 2018 Nissan Armada Platinum Reserve, Which Sounds Like A Tequila But Is In Fact A Super-Luxe SUV
New top-level Armada gets fancy wood trim, dark chrome accents
September 28, 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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Ionity scores big partners in push to cover Europe with EV chargers
What better place to add EV chargers than gas stations?
November 27, 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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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 Aston Martin going up for sale?
Report: Automaker hires investment bank for IPO or impending sale
December 18, 2017
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Is Chicago mechanics' strike the first of many?
Manufacturers emphasize need for techs, but hours, pay scale don't attract talent
August 4, 2017
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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 Toyota's Bet On Hydrogen Paying Off?
Report: Toyota looks increasingly isolated in a world of EVs
November 28, 2017
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It is surprisingly easy to bamboozle a self-driving car
Researchers confused cameras into misinterpreting signs with a few small tricks and a lot of math.
August 7, 2017
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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 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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Jack the Autonomous Audi came to DC and drove us around
Take a look at a remarkably well-polished research vehicle.
June 21, 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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Jeep promises Wrangler plug-in hybrid in 2020
At the LA Auto Show, Jeep said the next-gen Wrangler will eventually be offered with your choice of four powertrains, including a hybrid and a diesel.
November 29, 2017
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Jeep Wrangler Will Get a Plug-In Hybrid Variant in 2020
CEO spills the beans in L.A.
November 29, 2017
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Judge delays trial after ex-Uber employee describes rogue behavior
Richard Jacobs, an ex-security official at Uber, testified in court Tuesday.
November 28, 2017
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Judge postpones Uber trade secret trial based on bombshell memo
A memo allegedly details how the company used vanishing messages and other tricks to steal secrets.
November 28, 2017
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Judge says Uber withheld evidence of a 'shadow system' of company communications
A fired security analyst's extensive memo surfaces days before the Waymo trial was set to begin
November 28, 2017
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Judge stalls Uber trade-secret theft trial after discovering biz ran a trade-secret stealing op
Cab-hailing app co in Wayyyyyymo trouble
November 28, 2017
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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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July 2017 Auto Sales: A Slow Slide, As Expected
Toyota sells 41k RAV4s, nabs second place from Ford
August 1, 2017
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June Auto Sales: Domestics Lead Another Decline
VW, Nissan, Toyota, Honda, and of course Subaru prop sales up
July 4, 2017
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Juniper Says Its Bots are a Step Toward a "Self-Driving Network"
Autonomous networks can configure, monitor, and manage themselves automatically, with little human intervention.
December 19, 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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Kia adds Google Assistant to infotainment system
Select 2018 models get UVO Agent for Google Assistant and Google Home
January 8, 2018
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Kia and Hyundai cars will include AI assistants starting in 2019
Vehicles made by Korean carmakers Hyundai and Kia will include built-in virtual assistants with AI-powered smarts beginning in 2019. The plan to build smart assistants into vehicles will make use of tech created by SoundHound, the music identification company that has recently been focusing more on building AI agent software more akin to things like Siri and Google Assistant.
December 27, 2017
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Kia built an AI chatbot to sell you stuff on Facebook
This is what AI's going to be stuck doing for the next decade, isn't it?
November 20, 2017
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Kia prepares electric Niro concept for CES 2018
Its booth will also have concepts touting semiautonomy and an embedded 5G connection.
January 4, 2018
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Las Vegas is expanding its self-driving shuttle experiment
Three stops on a 0.6-mile loop downtown
November 6, 2017
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Latest Eleanor Mustang is Gone in Six Figures
Tribute car starts at $189,000 and up
January 4, 2018
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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 labels Tesla Autopilot as 'dangerously defective'
Erratic Operation and Missed Product Deadlines Alleged In Class Action Filing
April 21, 2017
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Lawyers clash over an imaged hard drive as Waymo v. Uber hurtles toward trial
"He was ordered to come clean and did not come clean."
August 16, 2017
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Lease is the Word for EVs
Report says that only 20 percent of electric cars are actually owned
January 3, 2018
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Lexus says its new luxury barge will drive itself by 2020
Meet 'Highway Teammate,' the latest member of the ADAS family
October 25, 2017
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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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London's Power Play Proves Cities Can Fight Uber
Cities have a love-hate relationship with Uber. On one hand, the San Francisco ridehailing giant has exploded transportation options for those with smartphones and a bit of extra cash. No more need to drive tipsily back from a night on the town. No more waiting for a taxi that may never arrive. No more crowded, slow public transport. Uber is fast, Uber is cheap, Uber is easy.
September 27, 2017
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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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Low-Volume Automakers Are Held Up By Government Delays, 2 Years After Passage Of Laws
Report: Delays in agency regulations have caused a freeze for small manufacturers
December 20, 2017
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Lyft adds 24/7 live driver phone support
Lyft has added a few new driver-centric features to its app today, some of which are direct answers to things implemented by rival Uber as part of its '180 days of change' campaign. Lyft's new features include 24/7 live phone support accessible to drivers via the app, for instance, and it's boasting improved Spanish language and online support, too.
September 25, 2017
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Lyft adds automatic ride receipt forwarding for business profiles
Lyft now makes it easier for business travelers to expense the trips they take for work -- rides taken under a Business Profile within the Lyft app can now be automatically forwarded to a number of expense management systems, including Expensify, Chrome River, Concur, Nexonia, Zoho, Abacus and Xpenditure.
July 11, 2017
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Lyft adds in-app navigation for drivers via Google Maps
A little while ago Uber announced new in-app navigation as a convenience feature for drivers, and now Lyft is also integrating turn-by-turn navigations right into its Driver app. Lyft is tapping Google Maps for its in-app directions, however, which means drivers should get the same experience and quality of directions as they would from Google's own Maps application.
October 12, 2017
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Lyft adds pickup suggestions for smoother ride routing
Lyft will offer pickup suggestions in the latest version of the Android or iOS app, making it easier for drivers to pick riders up without having to do traffic gymnastics, while also hopefully saving riders time. The pickup suggestions only trigger when it'll actually save you time as a rider, Lyft says, and they're only ever within short walking distance, plus you can opt to stick with your original pickup spot should you so choose.
June 26, 2017
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Lyft can now test self-driving cars in California
I wouldn't count on one picking you up next week, but it's still a big step forward.
November 27, 2017
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Lyft expands to Toronto, moving beyond US for the first time
Don't expect to see a self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EV, but the standard Lyft experience is coming to Canada.
November 13, 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 goes all-in on autonomy, opens new office in Silicon Valley
It's unclear whether the decision to chart its own path will affect its current relationship with General Motors.
July 21, 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 hires Uber's pricing expert to help figure out its impact on the city of the future
Garrett van Ryzin will lead Lyft's Marketplace Labs
November 9, 2017
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Lyft is now offering self-driving car trips in Boston
Robot taxis by NuTonomy
December 6, 2017
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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 needles Uber with space analogy and stars
Commentary: In a new ad, Lyft gets Tilda Swinton and Jordan Peele to explain that the company you choose matters.
October 2, 2017
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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 says it will use Google Maps as its default navigation tool for drivers
Drivers can op out and use Waze if they want
October 12, 2017
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Lyft Wants To End Car Ownership -- This Is How They Want To Do It
It's no secret that Lyft has its sights set on a country without individual car ownership -- with the company's co-founder calling it a $9,000 ball and chain' that people have to drag along in their daily lives -- but now the ride-hailing service is elaborating further on how exactly it can accomplish that goal.
July 21, 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's app for drivers is getting a major overhaul
24/7 phone support at the touch of a button
September 25, 2017
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Lyft's diversity efforts are not going unnoticed
Before Tariq Meyers became head of inclusion and diversity at Lyft last September, the ride-hailing company had yet to release a diversity report -- something many major tech companies have being producing for years. In June, Lyft finally released a diversity report, which showed numbers that were comparable to those of companies like Uber, Facebook, Google and so on.
September 27, 2017
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Karma Revero plug-in isn't very efficient, EPA says
You'll actually spend more on gas each year than the average new car.
September 5, 2017
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Keeping Your Driving Teen Focused on the Road
Distractions at the wheel are major cause of needless tragedies, experts say
October 24, 2017
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Malware Impersonates Uber App on Android to Steal Data
As soon as there were smartphones, there was malware for smartphones. The wealth of personal data on a mobile device makes it a tempting target for internet ne'er-do-wells, and they're getting quite clever when it comes to fooling users into compromising their security. The latest malware scare is a nasty bit of code for Android called FakeApp. As the name implies, it pretends to be another app to steal data. In this case, it's pretending to be Uber.
January 4, 2018
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Manufacturing 'bottlenecks' hinder production of Tesla's crucial model 3 EV
Model S and X deliveries rose third-quarter 2017, but Model 3 production lagged
October 3, 2017
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Mapbox raises $164M to expand its location platform to cars, VR, AR and Asia
Location and mapping been two of the key features underpinning a wide array of smartphone services. Now a startup that has been at the center of building those location services for mobile devices has picked up a large round of funding to take its tech to newer frontiers in hardware, specifically in automotive and virtual / augmented reality.
October 10, 2017
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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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Maven, GM's car-sharing service, is launching in New York City
Big city, short rentals
May 15, 2017
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Mazda packs a double-concept punch in Tokyo
One will preview the next Mazda3, while the other previews... something.
October 10, 2017
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Mazda patent bets that fun roads will prevent driver distraction
And it feels like it'll be more effective than just jamming a phone signal or hiding notifications.
January 4, 2018
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Mazda's Tokyo Show 'vision' Looks Ready To Tackle Lexus And Audi
Gorgeous fastback sedan concept, possible next-gen Mazda 3, set for Tokyo motor show
October 10, 2017
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Mazda, Toyota team up to develop electric, connected cars
The two companies' collaboration will span multiple continents and several segments of the auto industry. It's a big one.
August 4, 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 Debuts First Teaser of Upcoming BP23 Three-Seater Supercar
Fast times for McLaren
September 28, 2017
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Mclaren's Next Hypercar Will Be An F1-Inspired Three-Seater
Just 106 BP23s will be made; yes, they're already sold out
September 28, 2017
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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 Woman Making Uber's Self-Driving Cars Smarter, Cheaper
Next month in San Francisco, Uber will stand trial in federal court for allegedly cheating in the race to commercialize self-driving cars. Google parent Alphabet accuses Uber of stealing designs for sensors called lidars that give a vehicle a 3-D view of its surroundings, an "unjust enrichment" it says will take $1.8 billion to heal.
November 8, 2017
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Menlo, Benchmark, First Round sold Uber stakes worth hundreds of millions
Uber finally got its secondary transaction done with SoftBank buying about $8 billion worth of shares last month. Now we're learning more about who sold what.
January 5, 2018
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Mercedes-Benz B250e EV Discontinued
Electric B-class to be phased out ahead of plant reconfiguration
August 1, 2017
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Mercedes-Benz Tests Delivering Packages with Drones
Automaker will continue work with drones
November 28, 2017
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Mercedes' New MBUX System Will Listen To You ... And Respond
That's better than most of the girlfriends or boyfriends you've had
January 11, 2018
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Mercedes uses its new car to launch yet another voice assistant
Hey, Mercedes. What about Alexa and Google?
January 10, 2018
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Mercedes' wireless charger doesn't play nice with the iPhone X
When the music stops
November 21, 2017
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Michigan has quite a list of banned vanity plates
The Michigan Secretary of State frowns upon these creative combos
June 21, 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 partners with BMW to put Skype in cars
Microsoft is expanding its partnership with BMW to enable Skype for Business in cars that use BMW's iDrive system. BMW was one of the first car makers to enable Office 365 services in its cars, and this latest feature will let owners take Skype meetings in their cars through the built-in entertainment system.
July 13, 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, 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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Mind wandering happens 70% of the time during driving
Researchers in the United States have investigated mind wandering in volunteers during a driving simulation. When prompted at random during the simulation, the volunteers reported mind wandering 70% of the time. Using electrophysiological measurements, the researchers could identify specific changes in brain patterns when the volunteers were mind wandering.
August 31, 2017
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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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MIT Camera Could Let Self-Driving Cars See Around Corners
Self-driving cars, like people, are limited by their line of sight. But while humans have developed fixes--my favorite: the shapely periscope--smart vehicles still struggle to see around corners.
October 11, 2017
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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 than 55,000 bridges considered structurally deficient in America
Seeking TLC, Structural Repair
February 20, 2017
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Musk Counters Model 3 'Handbuilt' Claims With A Production Line Video
Tesla CEO took to Instagram to refute claims of handbuilding the Model 3
October 10, 2017
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Nanotubes could monitor your car's tire tread wear for cheap
Is there anything nanotubes can't do? Aside from pay my student loans, that is.
June 21, 2017
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Nanoparticles pollution rises 30 percent when flex-fuel cars switch from bio to fossil
When ethanol prices at the pump rise for whatever reason, it becomes economically advantageous for drivers of dual-fuel vehicles to fill up with gasoline. However, the health of the entire population pays a high price: substitution of gasoline for ethanol leads to a 30% increase in the atmospheric concentration of ultrafine particulate matter, which consists of particles with a diameter of less than 50 nanometers (nm).
August 28, 2017
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National framework for self-driving cars inches closer to law
Passing legislation isn't exactly a speedy process, so don't expect this to get signed into law by the end of the week.
July 19, 2017
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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 auto technology, new consumer considerations
Our taste for new tech has compressed the adoption cycle and introduced fresh technology into a variety of industries, including automotive. By 2020, 10 million self-driving cars will be on the road. Think about it -- that's just three years away.
October 3, 2017
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New Car Sales For December 2017: Winners And Losers
Ford gains sales as the industry marks its tenth straight month in decline
January 3, 2018
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New Car Sales For November 2017: Winners And Losers
Light-trucks lead the way again as November shows a sales surge
December 4, 2017
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New car sales for October 2017: winners and losers
Truck sales keep the auto market out of a slump as 2017 vehicles move slowly
November 2, 2017
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New Car Sales For September: Winners And Losers
Strong truck demand, deals boost Toyota, GM, Nissan, Ford volume
October 4, 2017
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New car sales for July: Winners and losers
July 2017 sales down compared to July 2016
August 1, 2017
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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 docs: Otto deal couldn't happen until Uber agreed to protect co-founders
Uber VP also says he told Otto co-founders: "we don't want anything" from Waymo.
August 2, 2017
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New electric cars: Love it or lease it?
An overwhelming majority of EV buyers are choosing to lease their cars rather than buy them. But why?
January 3, 2018
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New IIHS crash test could make life harder for automakers
The first round of vehicles it tested did pretty darn well, though.
October 20, 2017
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New infotainment tech causes big distractions, AAA study finds
Just because it's new doesn't mean it's safer to use while driving.
October 5, 2017
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New software lets your car tell you what it needs
Software can tell if tires need air, spark plugs are bad, or air filter needs replacing
October 25, 2017
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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 'valve-In-Piston' Engine Design May Need More Development
For the record, 'forged' does not equal 'invincible'
November 28, 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 attorney general launches investigation of Uber's $100,000 hack cover-up
The revelation that Uber concealed a major 2016 data breach affecting 57 million users and paid hackers to destroy the evidence is yet another PR nightmare from Uber's darkest era, but it's also a major problem when it comes to state laws around data breach disclosure practices. In light of Bloomberg's report, the office of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman confirmed to TechCrunch that it has opened an investigation into the incident.
November 21, 2017
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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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NHTSA looking into complaints of Ford Fusion steering wheels detaching
841,000 Fusion sedans from 2014-16 model years are target of investigation
October 31, 2017
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Nissan introduces ProPilot Assist first on 2018 Rogue
Automaker's platform for semi-autonomous tech will be offered on popular SUV
October 18, 2017
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Nissan modified this GT-R to be driven with a PS4 controller
Remote-controlled by helicopter, it hit 131mph at Silverstone in the UK.
October 11, 2017
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Nissan sells 300,000 Leafs in 7 years, remains king of EVs
The first affordable mass-market electric vehicle remains the world's most popular.
January 8, 2018
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Nissan shows off next-gen Leaf's semiautonomous ProPilot system
It's capable enough to remove some monotony from driving, but don't expect another version of Autopilot quite yet.
June 22, 2017
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Nissan wants you to stop forgetting your kids in the car
Never forget to unload your baby, or your groceries, again with Rear Door Alert.
August 2, 2017
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Nissan's Brain-To-Vehicle tech moves us one step closer to the Matrix
Set for 2018 CES debut, new Nissan tech anticipates when you want to brake or turn
January 5, 2018
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Nissan's CES concept reads brain waves to 'predict' your moves
It promises benefits for both manual and autonomous driving.
January 3, 2018
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Nissan's Improper Inspections Started 20 Years Ago, Report Says
Full scope of car certification crisis is still under investigation
October 20, 2017
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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 surprises: Variable speed limits can improve work-zone congestion
Knowledge is power, y'all.
June 9, 2017
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No, BMW, petrol-engined cars don't 'give back to the environment'
And it doesn't matter if you call the engine a 'range extender' or not
December 6, 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 of our self-driving cars will be electrically powered -- here's why
The hybrid-or-electric debate is on
December 12, 2017
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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 Rent-A-Jag F-Type SVR at Enterprise
Let the good times roll for $700 a day
January 10, 2018
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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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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 Partners With Volkswagen, Uber For Self-Driving Cars
"It begins with Xavier, which can do deep learning, computer vision and high performance computing at highly efficient levels."
January 10, 2018
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Nvidia sets sights on the driverless revolution with Drive PX Pegasus
Nvidia expands its automotive platform for full autonomy.
October 10, 2017
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NVIDIA rides shotgun in autonomous vehicles
NVIDIA has previously shown their interest in providing the brains for autonomous vehicles, their Xavier chip is scheduled for release some time towards the end of the year. They are continuing their efforts to break into this market by investing in start ups in a program called GPU Ventures.
August 9, 2017
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Nvidia's AutoSIM is the 'Inception' of self-driving car simulators
Nvidia is unveiling plenty of new stuff at CES, and most of it centers around cars. One of its most interesting announcements is AutoSIM, the virtualized testing environment it uses to drive more hours in simulation than anyone ever could using real cars on real roads.
January 10, 2018
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Nvidia's new Pegasus platform will power Level 5 self-driving cars
It builds upon the Drive PX 2 platform unveiled in 2016.
October 10, 2017
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October 2017 Auto Sales: Ford Moves F-Series, Honda Moves Its Sedans
Subaru edges Hyundai again; GM, Fiat Chrysler see declines
November 1, 2017
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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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Of course Uber allegedly had a tool to remotely destroy evidence
Early contender emerges for 'least surprising story of 2018'
January 11, 2018
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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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OLED-Info's flexible, VR/AR, microdisplays, automotive and graphene OLED market reports updated to January 2018
Today we published new versions of our market reports - that cover the flexible, VR/AR, microdisplays, automotive and graphene 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 January 2018.
January 8, 2018
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Oryx Vision raises $50M to build better LiDAR for self-driving vehicles
Israeli startup Oryx Vision has raised a $50 million Series B round led by Third Point Ventures and WRV to help continue to develop and commercialize its innovative LiDAR tech, which is designed to be as simple as a digital camera with greater reliability and sensitivity than existing LiDAR, while also achieving a low cost.
August 8, 2017
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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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Paris Plans To Ban Gas- And Diesel-Engined Cars By 2030
City surges ahead with air pollution targets, planning diesel ban by 2025
October 12, 2017
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Patreon senior engineer: "We don't need" misbehaving CEOs
"Bad actors" have had their time. "They're done. They can go."
December 12, 2017
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People still using BlackBerry Messenger can now hail an Uber right in the app
Because BBM still exists
December 18, 2017
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PepsiCo orders 100 Tesla Semis, the largest reservation yet
PepsiCo joins many other companies in the Tesla production queue.
December 12, 2017
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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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Pioneer demonstrates new automotive OLED lighting prototypes at CES Asia 2017
Pioneer demonstrated new automotive OLED prototype applications at CES Asia 2017. First up are these beautiful OLED taillight prortotypes, which use flexible OLEDs that are bent to create these 3D shapes.
June 22, 2017
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Pioneer expects its flexible OLED lighting to hit the automotive market by 2020
In June 2017 Konica Minolta and Pioneer established a new OLED Joint Venture called Konica Minolta Pioneer OLED, which will combine the OLED business and product divisions of both companies, with a focus on automotive applications.
August 23, 2017
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Pioneer's AVH-Z5050BT gets you Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
If you're a new car owner like me and looking to upgrade your in-car entertainment system, consider Pioneer's AVH-Z5050BT.
October 30, 2017
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Plan a Tesla road trip using its new website tool
It's a simplified version of its in-car trip planner, to help reduce EV-related anxiety for prospective owners.
January 4, 2018
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Please don't get high while your Tesla drives itself
It still requires a human to take control at a moment's notice, which will be tough when you're stoned out of your gourd.
November 13, 2017
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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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Polestar 1 launch markets include US, China
Here's where in the world you'll be able to buy the 600-hp super coupe from Volvo's new electrified performance brand.
December 14, 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 718 Cayman GT4 Will Get Its Flat-Six And Six-Speed Manual Back
Report: Cayman will borrow a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter H6 engine from the 911 GT3
November 22, 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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Porsche Tech Live Look brings AR to dealerships
It could mean faster trips through the service department, which is always nice.
November 20, 2017
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Porsche's Electric Mission E Tesla Fighter Will Be Offered In Three Power Levels
Report: Porsche's first electric sedan will kick off range with 402 hp, stretch to 670 hp
January 2, 2018
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Power to the People: Volkswagen Boosts Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty to 6 Years/72,000 Miles
Volkswagen announced today that most of its U.S.-market products will be covered by a standard 6-year/72,000-mile limited "bumper-to-bumper" warranty beginning with the 2018 model year.
September 29, 2017
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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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Putin's New Limousine Will Pack Porsche Power And Packard Style
Classic Packard-inspired Project Cortege will pick up where ZiL limos left off
October 10, 2017
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Qualcomm covers all the bases with a cellular "vehicle-to-everything" chipset
It combines the cellular modem and direct short-range radio together in one.
September 1, 2017
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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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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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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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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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Ram Promaster Essentials: Configure It Any Way You Wish
New-style cargo vans are basic, bare-bones, superbly useful tools
December 27, 2017
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RAM takes aim at the no. 2 spot
FCA plans to use paid-off plant to knock out Silverado
November 1, 2017
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Regulators are eager for driverless cars--and I might lose a bet
Regulators' hands-off approach sped Waymo's introduction of fully driverless cars.
November 9, 2017
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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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Remotely start, unlock or track your car? There are apps for that (Ford vs Honda vs Chevrolet)
While most of us are still searching for pricey aftermarket systems to remotely start/stop the engine of their vehicles, or track their whereabouts, manufacturers are increasingly getting it, and outfitting the cars with smart OEM systems that offer all these features by default, and we don't mean available as buttons on the remote only.
December 19, 2017
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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 buys 40 percent stake in French car news publisher
The French automaker wants to ensure that you read its content in its self-driving cars.
December 14, 2017
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Renault Symbioz is a Self-Driving Car for Future Homebodies
2030 concept connects the home to your ride
September 12, 2017
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Renault-Nissan Alliance pools $200M to invest in startups
This gives the Alliance a chance to move quickly when it finds a promising new venture.
January 5, 2018
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Report: China's Didi to buy Brazil's 99 in $1B deal to take on Latin America
A year ago, Didi made a big move into Brazil when it laid down over $100 million to take a stake in 99, a local competitor to Uber in the app-based ride hailing market. Now, on the heels of getting a massive $4 billion investment of its own, it appears that Didi is looking to double down the Latin American region. According to several local reports, Didi is buying the Brazilian ridesharing startup, in a deal that values 99 at $1 billion.
January 3, 2018
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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: Ford is suing John Cena for selling his Ford GT
Flipping a Ford GT is a breach of contract, and Ford says Cena's promises to 'make it right' haven't materialized
December 4, 2017
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Report: McLaren P15 road-going track weapon is coming
The McLaren P15 might be your next track-focused supercar
July 26, 2017
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Report: more than a quarter of Carmax vehicles need recall repairs
Used car retailer is under scrutiny from a group of automotive safety groups
September 29, 2017
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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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Report: Takata Airbag Repairs Are Going Slowly, Might Not Meet First Deadline
So far, more than 46 million shrapnel-shooting Takata airbag inflators have been recalled by more than a dozen automakers. With more airbags being added to the recall list, it might come as no surprise that carmakers are having a difficult time keeping pace with repairs. But a new report suggests that the replacement of the most dangerous airbags is taking too long, and millions are still likely to be waiting for a fix as a year-end deadline comes and goes.
August 1, 2017
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Report: Tesla Uses 'Build First, Fix Later' Approach To Assembly
More than 90 percent of Tesla Model S and X EVs need repairs right off the line
November 29, 2017
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Report: Uber app can secretly record your iPhone screen thanks to special 'entitlement'
A security researcher this week uncovered special permissions in Uber's app that allow the company to access new screen-recording features in iOS 11.
October 5, 2017
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Report: Uber Getting Out Of The Car Leasing Business After Losing $9K Per Car
A few years back, Uber had an idea for how to attract more drivers to the ride-hailing service: Lease cars to people who either don't have cars or whose personal vehicles don't meet Uber's standards. But not only has the program been criticized by some drivers who say the monthly payments are too high, it's also apparently been a big money-loser for Uber, which is now reportedly looking to get out of the leasing business in the U.S.
August 8, 2017
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Researchers compare 'new' and 'aged' catalytic converter at the nanoscale level
Diesel vehicles today emit far fewer pollutants than older vehicles, thanks to a zeolite (hydrous silicate) catalytic converter that was invented around 10 years ago to reduce pollutants that cause the formation of acid rain and smog. Although many groups have investigated this catalyst, it remains unclear why a specific zeolite catalyst is much more effective than previous catalysts.
November 29, 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 produce biofuel for conventional diesel engines
In accordance with an EU directive, conventional automotive diesel is supplemented with seven percent biodiesel. This proportion is set to rise to ten percent by 2020.
June 19, 2017
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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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Robotics researchers track autonomous underground mining vehicles
Robotics researchers have developed new technology to equip underground mining vehicles to navigate autonomously through dust, camera blur and bad lighting.
December 14, 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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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 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 Electronics Partners with TUV SUD to Introduce Collaborative Testing Program for its Automotive LED Components
Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced digital component solutions, and TÜV SÜD, a global technical services provider of quality, safety and sustainability solutions, today announced that the companies have developed a new testing program for Samsung's automotive LED components. A ceremony was held earlier today at the headquarters of TÜV SÜD Korea in Seoul, Korea, to unveil the new testing program.
October 24, 2017
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Samsung Joins Everyone Else, Starts Testing Self-Driving Cars In California
Putting "California" and "cars" together in one sentence evokes a nice mental image of a convertible cruising down the scenic coastal curves of state Route 101. These days, though, the big thing in the Golden State is less about drivers having fun in the sun, and more about taking drivers out of the picture altogether.
September 1, 2017
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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 Reveals DRVLINE™ Platform, Takes Bold Step Toward Autonomous Future
Open, modular, scalable platform is first of its kind; allows automakers to build advanced, customized cars of the future
January 8, 2018
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Samsung Starts Producing Industry's First Universal Flash Storage For Next-Generation Automotive Applications
Consisting of 128-gigabyte (GB) and 64GB versions, the new eUFS solution has been designed for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), next-generation dashboards and infotainment systems that provide comprehensive connected features for drivers and passengers worldwide.
September 26, 2017
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Samsung's Harman demonstrates new car display concepts using SDC's OLED and QLED displays
Automotive component maker Harman (owned by Samsung) is demonstrating new automotive display prototypes and designs that make use of Samsung's latest displays - both OLEDs and QLEDs.
January 10, 2018
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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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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 may soon be able to make moral and ethical decisions as humans do
Can a self-driving vehicle be moral, act like humans do, or act like humans expect humans to? Contrary to previous thinking, a ground-breaking new study has found for the first time that human morality can be modelled meaning that machine based moral decisions are, in principle, possible.
July 4, 2017
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Self-Driving Cars Soon Might Save Lives
The sooner driverless cars make their way onto American roadways, the sooner thousands of lives will be saved each year, a new report suggests.
November 7, 2017
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Self-Driving Cars, AI Are Driving New Chip Designs
Over the last decade, the rise of smartphones and tablets has fundamentally transformed the semiconductor business. As the market has matured, however, an increasingly large number of companies have struggled to remain profitable. Firms like Samsung and Apple earn the vast majority of the profits on smartphone sales.
June 16, 2017
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Self-driving Chevy Bolt bumps motorcycle in minor collision
Surprise, surprise -- the autonomous car was ruled not at fault.
December 20, 2017
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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 Hyundais coming to the 2018 Olympics in South Korea
It'll be interesting to see how the cars handle the wintry mess.
August 9, 2017
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Self-driving startup Drive.ai to open Singapore office with new Grab funding
Autonomous vehicle technology startup Drive.ai has raised $15 million in a new round from Grab and others, Southeast Asia's largest Uber rival. The added funding will help Drive.ai expand internationally, and it plans to open a Singapore office in the coming months in order to provide a base of operations for considering a deployment of its self-driving cars in the country.
September 28, 2017
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Self-driving startup nuTonomy bought by Delphi for $400 million
The self-driving dominoes continue to fall.
October 24, 2017
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Self-Driving Systems Need Lots Of Power. So Do Ev Motors. That's A Problem
Report: Automakers likely to rely on hybrids when the first truly autonomous cars debut
October 16, 2017
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Self-driving taxis are coming to residential neighborhoods
California retirement community residents can now hail driverless cars
October 4, 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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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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Smart cars need smart and secure IT/OT Infrastructures
IT can fail. It often does. We restart IT, and life goes on. Hackers can also compromise these same IT systems creating disruptions and causing theft of credentials. All manners of serious consequences result from these compromises.
January 3, 2018
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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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Snapchat's new Context Cards use Snaps for spontaneous discovery
Snapchat is introducing a new feature that will transform the experience of using the apps at a fundamental level. They're called 'Context Cards,' and they're new ways to find out more info about any Snap shared by users, providing access to things like restaurant reviews, reservations, Uber and Lyft ride hailing, contact information and more.
October 10, 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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SoftBank acquires a 20 percent stake in Uber
The ride-hailing company's valuation takes a hit, and the balance of power is about to tip
December 28, 2017
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SoftBank could still walk away from Uber
Uber said Sunday that it agreed to move forward on a proposed investment from SoftBank Group. But SoftBank Investment Advisors sent a statement to reporters on Monday on behalf of CEO Rajeev Misra, emphasizing that it could still walk away.
November 13, 2017
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Softbank gets Uber A-OK for $9 BEEELLION investment cash splurge
And ex-CEO Kalanick will be praying it goes through
November 13, 2017
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SoftBank's big investment in Uber comes to a close
Following the close of the tender offer on Thursday, a SoftBank-led group was able to secure interest for its desired 14% stake in the company.
December 28, 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 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 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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Someone is selling a real Chevrolet ZL1 427 engine
Call your banker, Santa and maybe the Easter bunny
November 13, 2017
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Sony updates its in-car audio system featuring Apple CarPlay support
With every facet of our lives becoming smarter, the in-car entertainment system hasn't gone unnoticed. At CES 2018, Sony announced an update to its XAV-AX100 AV receiver, doing away with the antiquated resistive touch display, and implementing both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
January 9, 2018
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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 car head unit has a 6.95-inch screen, CarPlay, and Android Auto
And it finally upgrades to a capacitive touchscreen
January 8, 2018
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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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Steve Jobs' BMW Z8 up for auction, flip phone and all
It only has 15,200 miles on the odometer.
October 30, 2017
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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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Subaru Finally Reveals Pricing for WRX STI Type RA and BRZ tS
With only 500 of each being made, they're pricey
December 14, 2017
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Subaru releases pricing for its hottest WRX STI and BRZ ever
The Subaru WRX STI Type RA comes in at about $50k, and if that's a little dear, look to the $33,495 BRZ tS for cheaper hotness.
December 14, 2017
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Subaru to Debut 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Models
To commemorate half a century in America
November 22, 2017
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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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Suzuki E-Survivor Concept Will Channel The Jimny Of The 1980s
Tokyo motor show concept will combine electric power with retro looks
September 26, 2017
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Swift creator Chris Lattner joins Google Brain after Tesla Autopilot stint
Chris Lattner, one of the key creators behind the Apple programming language Swift, is on the move again. After a short six-month stay at Tesla, which he joined last year from Apple to act as VP of Autopilot Software, Lattner announced on Twitter today that his next stop is Google Brain.
August 14, 2017
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Takata files for bankruptcy after fatality-ridden airbag scandal
Cost-cutting by any means necessary isn't always the smartest decision.
June 26, 2017
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Tax Plan May Eliminate $7,500 Electric Car Credit, Sparking Fears For EV Sales
Important federal tax incentive proposed to be repealed in GOP tax overhaul
November 6, 2017
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Taxify is now live in Paris to compete with Uber, Chauffeur-Prive and all the others
Estonian startup Taxify just opened in Paris. It's a ride-hailing company that is offering lower prices and taking a lower cut on each ride so customers end up paying less and drivers make roughly the same money.
October 5, 2017
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Taxify says bonjour to Paris after getting booted from London
Insurgent ridesharing startup Taxify is setting up shop in Paris, where the company claims to have already recruited almost 2,000 drivers. The move comes just one month after it was unceremoniously banned in London, over licensing issues.
October 5, 2017
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Tech Talk: Uber hack, Google tracks, AWS packs (in China) ... and Firefox is back
Uber comes in for criticism in how it handled last year's hack -- as does Google for allowing Android to track its users location. Meanwhile, AWS is selling off hardware in China and one panelist wonders about the future of Firefox.
November 29, 2017
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Ten Things You Need to Know About the JL 2018 Jeep Wrangler
Easter in December
November 29, 2017
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Tesla accused of racial discrimination in lawsuit
A lawsuit calls the automaker's factory in Fremont, California, a "hotbed for racist behavior."
November 13, 2017
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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 blames battery delays for dip in Q2 deliveries
The all-electric automaker both built and delivered slightly fewer vehicles than it did in Q1 2017.
July 4, 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 delivered 1,550 Model 3s, built 2,425 in Q4
Tesla built as many Model 3s in the last month as it did in the first four months of production.
January 3, 2018
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Tesla disputes charges it turned a blind eye to racism at its factory
Worker says he routinely heard the n-word at Tesla's Fremont factory.
November 14, 2017
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Tesla Doubles Down, Buys Automated Machine Maker
Perbix has been a Tesla supplier for almost three years
November 7, 2017
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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 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 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 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 Is Burning Through $8,000 A Minute As Model 3 Production Crawls Along, Report Says
Automaker is spending $1 billion per quarter, needs another $2 billion by mid-2018
November 27, 2017
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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 may be building three more Gigafactories
The electric carmaker needs more production capacity.
February 22, 2017
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Tesla Model 3 Deliveries Rise to 1,550 in the Last Quarter
The EV maker is only 73,450 units short of its original projections
January 4, 2018
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Tesla Model 3 earns official 310-mile range figure from EPA
Elon Musk's make-or-break car delivers big on mileage, but at a price.
November 29, 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 orders open up for non-employee reservations
It is hopefully proof that Tesla is beginning to move beyond "production hell."
November 22, 2017
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Tesla Model 3 production delays start to take toll on company
Tesla pushes Model 3 targets back by 3 months, but can't afford much more to go wrong
November 13, 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 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 Posts Record Loss in Q2 2017, but Still Beats Analyst Expectations
Automaker says it will produce up to 10,000 Model 3s per week by the end of 2018
August 3, 2017
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Tesla referral program's latest 'Secret Level' prize could see you drive a boring machine
Tesla has unveiled the next secret level in its referral program and it's...a little out there. While the first secret level of the program for Model S and Model X owners allowed them to refer friends to buy Teslas of their own for a chance for a discount on a next-generation Tesla roadster, "Level 2" takes you underground with a chance to drive a tunneling machine from The Boring Company.
August 23, 2017
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Tesla Reportedly Spent $480,000 Every Hour for the Past 12 Months
That's a lot of dinero
November 22, 2017
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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 Says It Is On Track To Build Cars In China
But it's keeping quiet on the details
October 20, 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 Semi Truck Spied Hitching a Ride
Futuristic truck looks like a Decepticon with a hat
October 3, 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 teases electric semi truck in debut event invitation
The truck is slated to make its first public appearance on Nov. 16 in California.
November 6, 2017
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Tesla unveils its largest Supercharger station in the US -- and it kind of looks like a truck stop
Gee, I wonder why?
November 16, 2017
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Tesla vehicles to get a "major navigation overhaul" in 2018
Tesla is reworking its approach to in-car navigation, and will deploy a "major navigation overhaul" in "early 2018," per Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who shared the news in response to a customer inquiry on Twitter. Musk added that the rollout will only take place after current testing underway is complete, but that it will be "light-years ahead" of the current navigation offering included in Tesla vehicles.
December 21, 2017
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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: Record Losses, More Delays
Tesla bleeds cash on slow roll-out of Model 3 EV
November 2, 2017
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Tesla's Autopilot is supposed to deliver full self-driving, so why does it feel stuck in the past?
It's been nearly five months since the last update
October 24, 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 head of Autopilot software quits in under 6 months
His replacement is a pretty talented person in his own right.
June 21, 2017
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Tesla's Model 3 has a range of 310 miles, EPA confirms
The race for electric efficiency
November 29, 2017
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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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"Textalyzer" could tell cops if you were texting behind the wheel
PHone Scanning Device May Be In Police Fleets In The Near Future
July 28, 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 6 Levels Of Autonomous Driving: Autoweek Explains
There are several steps on the march toward self-driving cars -- here's what the levels mean
September 25, 2017
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The 37-Page Letter That Could Make Uber's Problems So Much Worse
Last Friday, The Northern District Court of California finally posted a long-awaited document, a letter written by the lawyer of an ex-Uber security employee. It was a doozy, a 37-page compendium of alleged criminal and unsavory activity witnessed by that employee, Ric Jacobs, while he worked at the company in 2016 and 2017.
December 20, 2017
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The Biggest EV Question: Where Are You Going To Plug In?
The logistics of charging EVs is as complicated as the batteries
October 30, 2017
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The Byton Concept Suv: A Digital, Self-Driving EV from China washes ashore in the us
If you thought the Tesla screen was huge, take a look at this
January 8, 2018
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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 Consumer Guide Best Buys of 1970
Things were a little different back in 1970. Our predecessors here at CG HQ awarded just 22 Best Buy honors that year, across a field of only nine categories. Of course, the national auto lineup was much less complicated back then, and no awards were issued to minivans, crossovers, or SUVs--because those segments didn't exist yet (at least as we know them today).
July 4, 2017
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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 Electric Vehicle Tax Credit Will Survive, For Now
EV credit was cut in the House version of the looming tax bill
December 14, 2017
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The end of the car key is right around the corner
Its demise will delight some, infuriate others - like most things car tech.
August 30, 2017
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The Final Profit Frontier: Elon Musk Says He'll Launch His Tesla Roadster Into Space
If nothing else, bizarre claim is an invaluable look into the inner workings of Musk's mind
December 4, 2017
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The first alleged images of Google's self-driving truck have surfaced
It was only earlier in the month when Google's self-driving vehicle division, Waymo, confirmed that it was working on autonomous trucks. While things have been fairly quiet on that front for the past couple of weeks, it appears that new images have surfaced that show off the alleged vehicle.
June 29, 2017
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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 First Tesla Roadster: A Look Back At The Early Adopter's Electric Car
The original Roadster launched Tesla's image, but its successor will arrive in a different world
November 27, 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 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 high-performance Polestar 1 is coming to just a few countries
US and China among first to get gas-electric Volvo-based coupe with 600 horsepower
December 14, 2017
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The Honda Sports Ev Concept Wants To Give Electric Cars Old-School Personality
Two-door concept is part S600, part Asimo
October 25, 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 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 Mitsubishi E-Evolution Is Not Your Old EVO
The Tokyo Motor Show concept has little in common with Mitsu's legendary rally racer
October 25, 2017
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The Most Mini Thing Ever: owners can now order 3D-Printed trim pieces for their cars
It's also time to give your Mini a British-sounding name and project it with LEDs
December 27, 2017
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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 robots are still coming: AI set to change the auto industry in many ways
Safety, super computers and our perception of transportation will be changed
August 3, 2017
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The problem with autonomous cabs? People are disgusting
Robotaxis can't tell you to puke outside the car, or clean it up if you don't
July 17, 2017
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The U.S. Government Suspected Fiat Chrysler Of Diesel Cheating As Early As 2015
A mere two months after Volkswagen was exposed as cheating emissions tests with scores of diesel cars, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency also suspected some of Fiat Chrysler's diesel vehicles were exceeding legal emissions limits, according to emails obtained by Jalopnik.
June 16, 2017
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'The Uber Game' offers a peek at the depressing reality of driving for Uber
It's no secret Uber drivers can have it rough -- they have high turnover rates, are beholden to a rating system, and frequently have to work long hours to offset the cost of driving. Now Financial Times is giving you the chance to live that life and see if you can succeed where so many simply get weighed down by the burden.
October 5, 2017
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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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There's an app for that? We talk about developing for cars with iHeartRadio
Do third-party apps for infotainment systems matter? We ask a developer.
October 12, 2017
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Thinkware F800 Pro dash cam now available in US
The F800 is an impressive dash cam, but it is not the ultimate high-end model that Thinkware has to offer. The F800 Pro is actually the one that sits at the top of the range, and, if you haven't heard of it before, that's likely because it hasn't been offered in the US or Canada so far.
November 14, 2017
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This 360-degree dashcam can alert you if someone tries to steal your car
Waylens' first iteration on a pretty good dashcam
July 10, 2017
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This advanced simulation engine is like driver's ed for autonomous cars
The Cognata platform is a virtual world simulation engine that gives autonomous vehicle manufacturers and developers a way to train AI brains to drive safely. It's like traffic school for robots. According to the company:
January 8, 2018
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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 electric, self-driving prototype truck is like a giant RC car
It looks just like a giant toy, too.
July 4, 2017
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This Is What a Century of Chevy Trucks Looks Like
Check out a gallery of the Bow Tie's defining models and designs
September 29, 2017
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This Level 4 autonomous Range Rover can navigate city streets
Land Rover wants this technology in its road vehicles within the next decade.
June 22, 2017
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This new audio system turns your car's interior into one giant speaker
Using micro vibrations
October 25, 2017
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This New Legend Scout II Isn't Your Average Restomod
A modern chassis hides beneath classic Scout sheetmetal
November 28, 2017
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This Rediscovered 1948 Land Rover Was One Of The First 3 Made
JLR Classic will restore the former auto show Land Rover that spent decades in hiding
January 11, 2018
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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 software wants to protect millions of cars from hackers
A cyberdefense system that protects phones, printers and routers could soon help keep cars safe.
June 21, 2017
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Three engineers sue Uber over unequal pay, claiming sex and racial discrimination
Three Latina software engineers are suing Uber for allegedly discriminating against women and people of color. Reuters reports that Ingrid Avendano, Roxana del Toro Lopez and Ana Medina filed the lawsuit on Tuesday in the Superior Court of San Francisco. It claims they were compensated less because of their gender and race.
October 26, 2017
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Three female engineers sue Uber for sex and race discrimination
Plaintiffs claim that "stack ranking" was stacked against them.
October 26, 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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Tidal now supports Apple CarPlay
Tidal is now compatible with CarPlay, the streaming service announced today. Users will be able to stream music directly through their infotainment systems on the over 200 car models that support Apple CarPlay.
December 6, 2017
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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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To the brain, sleep deprivation is 'like drinking too much'
New research confirms that lack of proper sleep has a severe impact on how the brain functions, with potentially dangerous consequences arising in daily life.
November 7, 2017
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Top 10 of 2017: Our best rated cars of the year
We look back at the 10 cars that earned our highest review rating in the last year and tell you what makes them great.
December 20, 2017
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Toyota and Amazon team up to put Alexa in certain cars
"Alexa, play my Spotify playlist -- I can't take my hands off the wheel." Toyota is teaming up with Amazon to put the latter's voice assistant into certain Toyota and Lexus vehicles starting this year.
January 9, 2018
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Toyota and Mazda are making a new company to develop electric cars
Both automakers are set to make future EVs off of Prius platform
September 28, 2017
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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 Drive to Go aims to make renting hip for the kids
Stop in, rent a car for the weekend and grab a cup of Joe (or tea) before you depart.
October 20, 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 Experiments with Providing Lane-Specific Traffic Info
Available through the TC navigation app
October 24, 2017
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Toyota Gets In On The Autonomous Game
Toyota Research Institute focuses on autonomous tech
October 20, 2017
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Toyota is reportedly developing electric cars that can be recharged in minutes
Electric cars may be the future, but the technology has to overcome some challenges before it reaches mass adoption. Toyota thinks the biggest of these hurdles is the current battery technology, and it intends to change that.
July 25, 2017
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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 JPN Taxi is Ready for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Cab replaces the ubiquitous Crown Comfort
October 24, 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 promises long-range solid-state batteries in EVs by early 2020s
Report: auto giant betting on advances in solid-state battery manufacture
July 25, 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 teams up with Amazon, Pizza Hut, and Uber for driverless deliveries
There's plenty of buzz around autonomous vehicles with Toyota, Uber, and Amazon already involved in research and development of the technology. Now the companies will be taking things a step further, as Toyota has announced partnerships with these firms for developing delivery vehicles.
January 9, 2018
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Toyota to introduce 10 electric cars by mid-2020s
Additionally, its whole lineup will be electrified by about 2025.
December 18, 2017
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Toyota will bring its latest self-driving platform to CES 2018
It doesn't look all that different than the old one, but looks can be deceiving.
January 4, 2018
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Toyota's automated driving research vehicle has eyeballs everywhere
It sees where you are driving, it knows when you have parked...
January 5, 2018
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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's hybrid powertrains will soon be made in America
The automaker is throwing $373.8 million at five plants in the US to make this happen.
September 27, 2017
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Toyota's new self-driving car can 'see' up to 200 meters in every direction
Platform 3.0 will be on display next week at CES in Las Vegas
January 4, 2018
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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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Travis Kalanick appoints Ursula Burns, John Thain to Uber's board
Former Uber chief Travis Kalanick has appointed two more people to the ridesharing company's board.
September 29, 2017
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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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Misc. - U

U.K. to ban sale of gasoline and diesel cars by 2040, following France's lead
Report: clean air zones and diesel car recycling programs expected to help country meet target
July 26, 2017
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U.S. Auto Sales Totaled 17.25-Million in 2017
Trucks and SUVs now account for two-thirds of the market, Toyota estimates
January 4, 2018
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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 accused of covering up evidence in trial against Waymo
In February this year, Alphabet's Waymo filed a $1.9 billion lawsuit against Uber, accusing the company of stealing trade secrets relating to its autonomous vehicle programs. In addition to that, it claimed that a former executive, Anthony Levandowski downloaded over 14,000 documents just before leaving the company.
November 29, 2017
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Uber adds a new feature for riders that teaches basic sign language
Uber has added a new feature to its app this month to support its deaf and hard of hearing drivers, a group the company says number in the thousands across its service. Uber says that these drivers have together completed millions of trips, and while it has added a number of features to its app over the years to provide additional support for those with hearing impairments, it's going a step further with a new feature launching at the end of Deaf Awareness Month, which takes place in September.
September 28, 2017
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Uber adds ability to book rides for others who lack smartphones
Uber's had a tough time in the news lately, only last week seeing the resignation of its CEO, Travis Kalanick. This, however, is a new week! And with that comes a new feature from the ride-sharing company -- the ability to book rides for someone else, regardless of whether or not they own a smartphone.
June 27, 2017
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Uber adds early booking feature, better location sharing
Uber recently added a live location sharing button to its app, meaning its finally possible to show your driver exactly where you are so they know where to pick you up. TechCrunch reports its an optional feature.
November 20, 2017
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Uber adds LA to flying taxi test cities, demo flights slated for 2020
Uber has inked a partnership with NASA over its flying taxi plans and says now it's aiming to get demo flights up and running in Los Angeles by 2020.
November 8, 2017
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Uber adds live location sharing and expands its beacon program
You can hail rides for friends and family now, too
November 20, 2017
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Uber adds live location sharing and more for easier pickups
Uber has added some updates to its rider app designed to make the pickup process easier in time for the busy holiday travel season. The biggest change is probably that you can now do live location sharing within the app, letting you temporarily share with your driver exactly where you are -- all within your control from the main Uber screen. This should help avoid those moments when your driver isn't sure exactly where to meet you to start the ride.
November 20, 2017
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Uber agrees to 20 years of audits after FTC raised privacy, security concerns
Of course, that presumes Uber will exist in 20 years.
August 15, 2017
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Uber agrees to 20 years of privacy audits following FTC charges
News reports of Uber employees using "God View" got the feds' attention.
August 15, 2017
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Uber and NASA plan to launch flying cars in Los Angeles in 2020
The ride-sharing company is reaching for the sky with its plans for UberAir.
November 8, 2017
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Uber and Deliveroo get a gig economy rights grilling
Uber and Deliveroo execs faced questions from a UK parliamentary committee today as the government continues to deliberate on changes to employment law to account for the rise of gig economy work facilitated by tech platforms.
October 10, 2017
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Uber appoints former Orbitz CEO Barney Harford as chief operating officer
The long search is over for Uber's chief operating officer. Former Orbitz CEO Barney Harford has formally accepted the position today.
December 20, 2017
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Uber board approves measures limiting Kalanick's power
Vote to curb the former CEO's power came after he surprised the board last week with two new appointees.
October 3, 2017
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Uber board decides to move forward with SoftBank talks
Uber's board of directors unanimously voted today to move forward with a proposed investment by SoftBank. The deal isn't finalized just yet, so it's not clear how much money SoftBank will invest in Uber. As TechCrunch previously reported, the amount could be between $8 billion and $10 billion.
October 3, 2017
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Uber board unanimously votes for SoftBank talks
At Tuesday's board meeting, the Uber board voted unanimously to move ahead with an investment by SoftBank and Dragoneer. The vote doesn't finalize the investment from those two companies but it sets the stage for further talks. Additionally, the board voted for equal voting rights which should make it more difficult for Kalanick to maneuver within the company, but could introduce a new legal case from some investors.
October 4, 2017
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Uber brings five-star rating system to UberEATS app
UberEATS, Uber's standalone app for on-demand food delivery, has added in-app restaurant reviews in order to help people make more informed decisions about what to eat.
November 9, 2017
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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 says 2019 is the target for IPO
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi was on stage at the New York Times' Dealbook conference today, and the ride hailing company's top executive put a timeline on Uber's plans for going public.
November 9, 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 to meet London transport chief after license loss
Uber's new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi will go to London to meet with the city's transport commissioner following the regulator's decision to withdraw licensing.
September 29, 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 CEO wants employees to 'do the right thing. Period'
Dara Khosrowshahi unveils new rules designed to repair the company's scandal-rocked workplace culture.
November 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 Charges Passenger $925 For What Is Normally $117 Ride
In certain markets, Uber will charge a "surge" rate during busy times that is in excess of what a passenger normally pays for a ride. But one Chicago Uber customer says she had no idea she'd be charged $925, nearly eight times the standard rate, for her lengthy trip.
September 29, 2017
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Uber charges Toronto rider $14,400 for a 20-minute rush hour ride
Surge pricing rears its ugly head for one unfortunate Canadian.
December 12, 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 closes pay gap by paying everyone equally. Imagine that
The ride-hailing company has a crazy idea: It's going to pay employees evenly, whether they're men or women -- as well as white and minority employees.
July 19, 2017
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Uber Concealed Cyberattack That Exposed 57 Million People's Data
Compromised data from the October 2016 attack included names, email addresses and phone numbers of 50 million Uber riders around the world, the company told Bloomberg on Tuesday. The personal information of about 7 million drivers were accessed as well, including some 600,000 U.S. driver's license numbers.
November 21, 2017
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Uber covered up a cyberattack last year that exposed data of 57 million riders and drivers
Former CEO Travis Kalanick knew of the hack, and former CSO Joe Sullivan helped conceal it
November 21, 2017
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Uber covered up a hack that affected 57 million customers and drivers
Uber has had a rough time during the past year, it has been banned in London and suspended its services in Quebec due to new regulations. However, a new report by Bloomberg has dropped another bombshell, which involves the company reportedly covering up a large-scale hack that compromised the private information of both customers and drivers.
November 22, 2017
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Uber covered up a hack that compromised 57 million accounts
Uber was hacked. 50 million rider accounts were accessed. 7 million drive accounts as well. And Uber paid $100,000 to cover it all up.
November 21, 2017
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Uber creates advisory forum to get drivers' lowdown
The ride-hailing company works to make things better with drivers by asking for their opinions and advice.
December 12, 2017
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Uber data breach from 2016 affected 57 million riders and drivers
Uber faced a data breach in 2016 that affected some 57 million customers, including both riders and drivers, revealing their names, email address and phone numbers. That affected group included 50 million riders and 7 million drivers; around 600,000 driver license numbers for U.S. drivers were also included in the breach, according to a new report from Bloomberg.
November 21, 2017
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Uber data breach 'raises huge concerns' for UK watchdog
Covering up a massive data breach could lead to higher fines, says the UK Information Commissioner's Office.
November 22, 2017
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Uber dealt with class action lawsuit alleging assault by drivers
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Uber, claiming that the company hasn't done enough to inform the public about alleged harassment and assault by drivers.
November 14, 2017
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Uber doesn't need no stinkin' cars to transport people
Uber Elevate is coming, with VTOL crafts
November 8, 2017
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Uber donates $1 million to Meals on Wheels
Uber has teamed up with Meals on Wheels America to help the organization fulfill its mission of providing healthy meals to homebound seniors, veterans and others. The two-year partnership entails a $1 million donation, which includes a direct contribution to Meals on Wheels and promotional codes for volunteers to get free rides, as well as volunteer support from Uber employees.
November 20, 2017
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Uber Driver Caught With Stolen $250,000 Ferrari California
Gainesville, Florida, police offer advice to would-be thieves
January 1, 2018
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Uber driver said to confess to killing British Embassy worker
Rebecca Dykes was found dead Saturday near Beirut, where she worked for the British government.
December 18, 2017
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Uber Drivers Earn About the Same, Fare Hikes or Fare Cuts
Uber raises fares so drivers can earn more money per trip. Sometimes Uber cuts fares to attract more riders. Uber offers bonuses to drivers for being active throughout the week. But: It turns out that no matter what Uber does to make things better for drivers, they tend to earn about the same other than bonuses.
November 14, 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 faces another lawsuit over data breach
In light of Uber failing to report the massive data breach that affected potentially 57 million passengers and drivers worldwide, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a multimillion-dollar consumer protection lawsuit against the transportation company.
November 28, 2017
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Uber faces new lawsuit by female passengers alleging rape
Two women say the ride-hailing company hasn't done enough to protect riders from sexual assault by drivers.
November 14, 2017
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Uber Facing At Least 5 Federal Investigations, Claims Report
Uber's recent woes -- a $20 million text message spamming settlement, an ousted CEO, investigations into sneaky software, and other issues -- continue to deepen, as the Department of Justice has now reportedly opened at least five investigations into the company and its business practices.
October 11, 2017
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Uber files appeal against London license loss
Uber has today filed notification of its intention to appeal the London transport regulator's decision to withdraw its license to operate in the market.
October 13, 2017
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Uber files appeal to stay in London
The appeal, which comes three weeks after city officials rejected the company's license, allows Uber to continue operating in the city.
October 13, 2017
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Uber fined $8.9M in Colorado for bad background checks
Nearly 60 drivers had either criminal or motor vehicle offenses, according to state investigators. A dozen drivers had felony convictions.
November 21, 2017
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Uber fined $8.9M in Colorado for driver screening failures
Uber has been slapped with an $8.9 million fine in Colorado after state criminal investigators found it had allowed 57 individuals with past criminal or motor vehicle offenses to drive and pick up passengers on its platform over the past year and a half.
November 21, 2017
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Uber finally adds tips
Over the next 180 days, Uber plans to roll out a variety of new driver benefits.
June 19, 2017
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Uber finally hires a COO, former Orbitz head Barney Harford
The ride-hailing company hires a second-in-command to help keep things under control.
December 20, 2017
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Uber Finally Lets You Opt Out Of Having Your Location Tracked After Your Ride Is Over
Late last year, Uber made a change to its app that let it track customers after their rides had ended. Many troubled months later, the company is finally walking back that tweak, and will once again let customers have more control over when their locations are used.
August 29, 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 focuses on Earnings improvements in latest driver-side changes
Uber has modified some of the core ways earnings work for its drivers, as the latest chapter in its ongoing '180 Days of Change' program. Uber debuted its 180 Days campaign earlier this year, with the long-awaited introduction of in-app tipping for drivers, and it has subsequently rolled out a range of other features, as well.
October 24, 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 founder Kalanick resigns after getting pressured by five major stockholders
Controversy after controversy required Uber founder Travis Kalanick to continuously put out fires. But the private ride-hailing company that is valued at $68 billion might have grown too large and unwieldy for the executive to run, and late last night the 40-year old quit as CEO of the company. Kalanick, who helped start the firm back in 2009, always seemed to be at the center of a crisis or two or three.
June 21, 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 gives top riders a 24/7 'Premium Support' hotline
If something scary or infuriating happens with your Uber, sending an email to support doesn't always cut it. And if you've ridden thousands of miles with Uber and paid them boatloads over the years, you might expect better service. You're always just a few taps away from switching to Lyft, right?
November 8, 2017
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Uber Hack `Raises Huge Concerns' With U.K. Data Regulator
"Uber's announcement about a concealed data breach last October raises huge concerns around its data protection policies and ethics," said James Dipple-Johnson, the Deputy Commissioner at the Information Commissioner's Office.
November 22, 2017
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Uber hack: EU data protection bods launch taskforce
Justice commissioner slams biz for 'irresponsible' behaviour
November 29, 2017
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Uber had a secret tool to shield data at remote offices from law enforcement: report
'Ripley' could be used to lock down employee computers, laptops, and smartphones
January 11, 2018
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Uber halts Tel Aviv trial on orders of Israeli court
The company is struggling to establish itself in Israel.
November 27, 2017
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Uber has a new credit card for people who want to earn points for ride-hailing
An effort to cement customer loyalty amid a hyper-competitive market
October 25, 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 hid hack that exposed data of 57 million users, drivers
New Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says the breach happened in October 2016.
November 21, 2017
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Uber hires former Facebook exec and Firefox founder Blake Ross
Uber has hired Firefox co-founder Blake Ross to work with them on product strategy.
August 31, 2017
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Uber hires Tesla's lead battery expert to help power its 'flying car' service
Celina Mikolajczak was senior manager for battery technology at Tesla
January 8, 2018
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Uber hit with $8.9 million fine in Colorado for letting unqualified drivers on its platform
One driver was an escaped convict
November 21, 2017
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Uber introduces a credit card
Announced today in partnership with Barclays and Visa at the Money2020 conference in Las Vegas, the new card gives Uber yet another point of access to incredibly valuable customer information and marks another front in its campaign to assume a larger role in online and offline commerce.
October 25, 2017
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Uber is a 'cancer,' say defiant London cab drivers
Eager for a fight, London's black-cab drivers vow to battle Uber to preserve a livelihood they say is under threat from the rule-breaking ride-hailing service.
October 5, 2017
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Uber is being investigated for criminal behavior, Justice Department confirms
The US Department of Justice confirmed that it is investigating Uber, according to a letter submitted to a judge overseeing Alphabet's lawsuit against the ride-hail firm. It is the first official confirmation that federal prosecutors are probing Uber's alleged theft of Alphabet's trade secrets.
December 14, 2017
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Uber is buying up to 24,000 Volvo XC90 SUVs to form a fleet of driverless cars
They'll be delivered between 2019 and 2021
November 20, 2017
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Uber is involved in at least five separate criminal investigations: report
Plus more codenames for sketchy software tools
October 11, 2017
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Uber is leaving Quebec after tough new rules passed
Au revoir
September 26, 2017
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Uber is partially banned in Tel Aviv
A Tel Aviv district court has banned two of Uber's services in the city following a court ruling in a case between the transportation company, the Ministry of Transportation and the Taxi Driver Union, Reuters reports.
November 27, 2017
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Uber is pulling out of Quebec due to regulatory issues
Uber is planning to cease operations in Quebec next month due to some newly proposed regulations by the Ministry of Transportation. Uber's last day of operations in Quebec will be October 14, 2017.
September 26, 2017
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Uber is shutting down its Xchange vehicle leasing business
Uber has confirmed to TechCrunch that it will shut down its Xchange Leasing subsidiary, which provided vehicle leases to drivers on the service that couldn't otherwise procure vehicles through traditional financing options.
September 27, 2017
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Uber is taking a big risk by ordering 24,000 cars from Volvo
Despite recent setbacks, Uber is making another big bet on driverless technology.
November 20, 2017
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Uber is testing 24/7 hotline support for its most frequent riders
Premium perks
November 9, 2017
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Uber is to work with NASA to build flying car software
At the Web Summit tech conference in Lisbon, Portugal, Uber announced that it has signed a deal with NASA in order to develop traffic systems for its flying car project that it hopes to finally get off the ground in 2020.
November 8, 2017
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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 Knew Its Self-Driving Guru Had Taken Google's Trade Secrets, Report Says
The blockbuster legal battle between Uber and Google's self-driving spinoff company, Waymo, hinges on two questions. One: Did former Google engineer and self--driving car whiz Anthony Levandowski swipe documents containing valuable Google intellectual property and bring them to his own startup, which would be acquired by Uber just months later for a reported $680 million?
October 3, 2017
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Uber lands investment from Singapore's largest taxi operator in blow to rival Grab
Uber has struck a major deal in Southeast Asia after ComfortDelGro, Singapore's largest taxi operator, announced it has agreed to buy a majority share of the ride-hailing giant's Singapore-based car rental business.
December 8, 2017
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Uber may be aflame, but its self-driving cars are getting good
A world dominated by self-driving cars is no longer just possible, it's inevitable. And the proof is everywhere. In Arizona, where Waymo (formerly known as Google's self-driving car project) is testing minivans sans humans inside. In Boston, where Lyft and robocar outfit Nutonomy are schlepping Patriots fans to and fro.
December 28, 2017
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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 may face probe over foreign bribery allegations
The US Justice Department is looking at whether the startup violated a law against bribing foreign officials.
August 29, 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 drivers leave detailed feedback about riders
Amidst a series of troubles worldwide, Uber is taking steps to ensure its drivers feel as safe as its passengers.
September 26, 2017
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Uber now lets you add multiple destinations for each journey
It's easier than ever to share rides with friends.
October 26, 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 now lets you stop at multiple places on the same trip
Uber now lets you visit multiple stops on the same trip. To use this feature, hit the 'plus' icon on the booking screen, and type the location as you ordinarily would. Stops can be added before the journey, or while you're on the road. Here's how it works in practice:
October 26, 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 on the verge of multi-billion dollar deal with SoftBank
On the back of its decision to move forward with a deal with SoftBank, Uber is now on the verge of signing an agreement with the group to receive a multi-billion dollar investment. The details of the potential deal haven't been divulged other than that it could include a $1 billion investment in Uber. SoftBank is expected to pen more deals with Uber to invest up to $9 billion in Uber shares.
November 13, 2017
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Uber orders 24,000 Volvos for self-driving program
Volvo will deliver the vehicles between 2019 and 2021.
November 20, 2017
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Uber orders up to 24,000 Volvo XC90s for driverless fleet
Uber has entered into an agreement with carmaker Volvo to purchase 24,000 of its XC90 SUVs between 2019 and 2021 to form a fleet of autonomous vehicles, according to Bloomberg News. The XC90 is the base of Uber's latest-generation self-driving test car, which features sensors and autonomous driving computing capability installed by Uber after purchase on the XC90 vehicle.
November 20, 2017
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Uber Paid Hackers $100,000 To Cover Up 2016 Data Theft
Uber announced that personal information regarding 57 million of its riders and drivers was stolen in 2016. The company initially covered up the data theft by paying the hackers $100,000 in exchange for deleting their copy of the information and signing non-disclosure agreements. But after a board of directors investigation into its business practices--and a subsequent report on the hack from Bloomberg--Uber finally disclosed the theft.
November 22, 2017
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Uber Paid Hackers $100,000 To Delete Data They Stole On 57 Million Users
Report: Company kept hack quiet, promises to make changes to way it does business
November 22, 2017
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Uber Paid Hackers $100K to Hide Data Breach Exposing 57 Million Users
Uber has spent the past year mired in controversy on virtually every front, from its attempts to evade regulators to lying about driver earnings, to its alleged theft of trade secrets from Google's self-driving car research division, Waymo. Now, on top of these charges, there's evidence that the company suffered a cataclysmic data breach and paid hackers $100,000 to keep the news out of the media.
November 22, 2017
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Uber Partners With NASA For "Flying Cars"
Uber is working with the space agency on a new transportation service.
November 8, 2017
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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 pulls yet another boner by failing to disclose hack
The concept of taking a cab is hardly new. Any person in a major city can hold out their arm and hail a ride. In smaller communities, you simply call a cab company and schedule a car. You can pay cash for the trip and even be anonymous -- the driver doesn't have to know who you are. No private information to get stolen. Easy peasy.
November 21, 2017
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Uber Puts An End To Money-Losing Xchange Leasing Program
Uber's Xchange Leasing program, which allowed Uber drivers to lease new cars that they could pay off by picking up passengers, was heavily criticized for charging lease rates far in excess of what drivers could get elsewhere, but it wasn't until Uber realized it was losing boatloads of money on the program that it was in jeopardy -- and now it's being put to bed forever.
September 27, 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 selling failed leasing business to Fair.com
The company has been shopping around shuttered Xchange Leasing since September.
December 26, 2017
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Uber reportedly selling its auto leasing business to startup Fair.com
For an undisclosed amount
December 26, 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 rival Didi Chuxing hails first European investment
The firm that drove Uber out of China has invested in Taxify in Europe and Adfrica.
August 1, 2017
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Uber rival Grab finally fills its CTO-sized hole with former Googler
Grab, Uber's chief rival in Southeast Asia, finally has a new CTO more than two years after its previous one departed.
October 25, 2017
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Uber rival Taxify launches in Australia (and hopefully has a license this time)
Estonian ridesharing service Taxify has grown like crazy of late, and has now launched in Australia. Starting from 10AM today, passengers in Sydney can order a ride through the Taxify service, and get picked up by more than 4,000 drivers that are already registered with the company.
December 11, 2017
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Uber says 2.7 MEEELLION(ish) UK users affected by hack
ICO still waiting for technical reports
November 29, 2017
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Uber says 2.7M UK users affected by 2016 data breach
Uber's October 2016 data breach affected some 2.7 million UK users, it has now been revealed.
November 29, 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 will continue to ban white supremacists from its platform
Uber says 'there is simply no place' for bigotry or hate
August 17, 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 says Waymo seeks $2.6B in damages, Waymo disagrees
Alphabet's self-driving car unit says it's owed billions for the alleged theft of its autonomous vehicle trade secrets.
September 25, 2017
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Uber sees first decline in business passengers, report says
Uber reportedly lost 1 percent of the ground transportation market. And in some cities, like San Francisco, it saw an 8 percent fall. Meanwhile, Lyft is on the rise.
October 24, 2017
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Uber settles claims that it mishandled private information about users and drivers
Under agreement with the FTC, Uber will be subject to third-party audits every two years for 20 years
August 15, 2017
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Uber Settles Federal Allegations It Deceived Customers About Privacy & Data Security
Uber has reached a deal with the Federal Trade Commission to settle the government's investigation into the ride-hailing service's allegedly questionable privacy practices.
August 15, 2017
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Uber should be regulated as a regular taxi company, top EU court rules
It seems San Francisco-based Uber continues to struggle with legislation on the other side of the pond. The European Union top court has downplayed the car-handling company's claims of being a technology and not a taxi company, ruling that its operation should be regulated as a regular transport service, Bloomberg reports.
December 20, 2017
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Uber shutters car-leasing program after losing lots of cash
The ride-hailing company says it's moving toward a "less capital-intensive approach" on car loans for drivers.
September 27, 2017
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Uber shutters UberPop in Norway, says it hopes for law change
Uber's new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, continues to be keen to be seen to be doing things differently vs the Travis Kalanick era Uber which got bogged down with so many scandals -- most recently culminating in the company being stripped of its license to operate in London, leading to a public apology from Khosrowshahi.
October 9, 2017
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Uber slapped with $9m fine for letting dodgy drivers pick up punters
Super Cali goes -- oh no, wait, this is Colorado
November 20, 2017
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Uber sucks, but I finally understand why people still use it
A couple of weeks ago, I used Uber for the first time. I've written about Uber extensively for work, and I have an academic understanding of how the app works, but I've never used it for myself before. There are two reasons for that: Until recently, Uber wasn't allowed in the city where I live.
November 1, 2017
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Uber sued by rider alleging rape; driver said to have violent past
Another lawsuit over sexual assault is filed against the ride-hailing company. Lawyers say the perpetrator had a history of "gender-motivated violence."
November 16, 2017
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Uber sued over alleged rapes as #MeToo web rally reveals more sex assault claims
Ride-hailing biz blamed for indifferent security
November 14, 2017
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Uber suspends UberPop in Norway
The ride-hailing company is making a clear attempt to start doing things by the book.
October 9, 2017
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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 end its money-losing auto-leasing business
500 jobs affected
September 27, 2017
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Uber to pay $3M to settle driver service fees class action in NY
Uber has agreed to pay $3M to settle a proposed class action lawsuit brought by 2,421 drivers in New York who had accused the ride-sharing giant of docking excessive fees from their fares.
January 10, 2018
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Uber To Pay $20M For Allegedly Spamming People With Illegal Text Messages
More than a year after a Chicago resident filed a class-action lawsuit against Uber, claiming the company violated federal law by sending unsolicited text messages to people who want nothing to do with the service, the ride-hailing company has agreed to pay $20 million to put the legal challenge behind it.
October 10, 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 to stop tracking customers after ride is over
Uber app was programmed to monitor riders for five minutes after trip was done.
August 29, 2017
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Uber tries to 'rebuild the love' with drivers. Can it work?
The ride-hailing company is bleeding drivers and has spent the last six months trying to make things better. Drivers say they still want more.
December 21, 2017
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Uber updates its app to help you find your driver more easily
The ride-hailing company adds new features, like "request for a guest," live location sharing, and a glowing windshield "beacon" light.
November 20, 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 bring on-demand flying taxis to LA
When people think of future promises unfulfilled, they often lament the lack of the flying car. Ride-sharing service Uber wants to change that in a way no one could have predicted 50 years ago.
November 8, 2017
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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 was supposed to hire a female COO, but didn't
Ex-Orbitz CEO Barney Harford, a white man, named to position that once was supposed to go to a woman
December 20, 2017
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Uber will appeal London ban despite talk attempts
Uber will appeal Transport for London's (TfL) decision to not reissue it with a license in the coming days. This will enable the company to continue operating in the capital city while talks between Uber and TfL continue. The appeal process will last several months which should give the two sides more time to come to an arrangement they both see fit.
October 10, 2017
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Uber will now charge you extra if your driver has to travel longer to reach you
Extra fees kick in for pickup trips longer than eight minutes
October 24, 2017
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Uber will now let you add multiple stops to your route
Uber today is adding a new feature that will solve a challenge almost every rider, at some point, has faced: the difficulty with picking up friends along the route to your destination.
October 26, 2017
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Uber will now let you know when you're being a total jerk to your driver
Behavior modification therapy, via a company that has its share of bad habits
September 26, 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 will teach you sign language to better communicate with deaf drivers
The company says it has 'thousands' of deaf and hard of hearing drivers
September 29, 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 workers' rights appeal can't jump to UK Supreme Court
The case will first be heard in the Court of Appeal.
December 5, 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 crisis deepens with record quarterly loss
Uber continues disrupting old-fashioned notions of profit.
November 29, 2017
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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 Frankenboard arrives
Today was a momentous day in Uber history. After much debate, rumors and strife over the past few weeks, it looks like the company and its shareholders have come to an agreement over a tender offer that will see SoftBank own nearly 15 percent of the company, while also injecting around $1 billion in fresh capital. That deal is expected to close in the new year.
December 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 iOS app could have recorded your screen
Apple let Uber build the capability into its app to help it work with the Apple Watch. The app could have captured passwords, texts and other info.
October 5, 2017
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Uber's lawyer says the ex-employee who made allegations about security practices was trying to extort the company
However, Uber went on to pay the employee, Richard Jacobs, to be a consultant.
November 29, 2017
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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 new 'Sign Language' campaign is a step in the right direction
Uber today caught my attention by reversing course and doing something worthy of praise for a change. In support of Deaf Awareness Month, Uber is now offering a mini-course in how to communicate with your driver -- or passenger, if you're an Uber driver -- should you be paired with one that is deaf, or hard of hearing.
September 28, 2017
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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 terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year
The year started with wide-scale boycotts of the service, and progressively got worse. The company found itself entangled in a discrimination controversy, saw its founder ousted as CEO, and towards the end of the year,it faced losing one of its biggest markets, as local authorities found Uber as not being "fit and proper" to hold a license.
December 28, 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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Uber, Mall Team Up To Offer Dedicated Pickup Spots, Human Customer Service Reps
In a move designed to lure shoppers back to brick-and-mortar stores, mall giant Westfield is patterning up with Uber to offer dedicated drop-off and pick-up spots in 33 shopping centers -- and some will feature real live humans to help with customer service.
August 31, 2017
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Uber, quit shoveling money into the fire for one second and explain that hack -- US senators
Lawmakers wonder if biz known for regulatory contempt flouted rules
November 27, 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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UK wants to ban new gas, diesel car sales by 2040
At least this ban is far enough down the road to seem remotely feasible.
July 26, 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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University Will Offer Free Rides In Driverless Shuttles On Campus Next Fall
Students and faculty at the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor will have another option for getting around campus next fall, when the school will offer free rides in driverless shuttles.
June 21, 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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Updated: Why Are Ford Focus Rs Head Gaskets Failing? It Might Be An Engine Mix-Up
More speculation as to the root cause of Ford's 2.3-liter EcoBoosted engine's problem
January 9, 2018
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UPS preorders 125 Tesla Semi electric trucks
It's the largest order to date, which I feel is a phrase I'll be writing often.
December 19, 2017
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Upstream Security reels in $9M Series A to protect connected cars
Upstream Security, a new startup founded by two cyber security industry veterans, announced a $9 million Series A today to help protect connected vehicles and eventually autonomous cars.
December 12, 2017
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Used EVs cost a lot less than you think, study says
A new survey could flip consumer perceptions of used electric vehicles.
December 13, 2017
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US average fuel economy is down, cheap gas and SUVs are to blame
This is the first drop in average economy since it was first tracked in 2007.
January 5, 2018
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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 House votes overwhelmingly in favor of self-driving-car bill
It's now up to the Senate to pass something similar.
September 6, 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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Used-car values are dropping: Here are 5 examples
Years of booming new-car sales means a glut of used vehicles
August 29, 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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Misc. - V

Vacuum-Maker Dyson Is Building A New...Electric Car?
The fancy-pants vacuum company looks to follow in Tesla's footsteps
September 26, 2017
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Valve Boss Gabe Newell's Worth Has Reportedly Increased By $1.4 Billion This Year Alone
Newell is reportedly worth $5 billion altogether.
October 20, 2017
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VC firm, Uber ex-CEO put lawsuit on hold so investment deal can go ahead
New cash influx "is a strong vote of confidence" in company's potential, Uber says.
November 13, 2017
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Velodyne just made self-driving cars a bit less expensive
It cut the price of its most popular lidar sensor in half.
January 2, 2018
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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 and Google to bring quantum computing benefits to cars
Computers have changed cars at least as much as they've changed our daily lives, but a new partnership between Google and Volkswagen could transform transportation further still: The two are collaborating on how to apply quantum computing to solving some fundamental car-related problems, including optimizing traffic flow, making machine learning more intelligent, and helping to crack the issue of building new battery technologies that can extend range and improve charging rates.
November 8, 2017
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Volkswagen and Hyundai team up with Aurora on self-driving
Aurora, the startup founded by Google self-driving car program alum Chris Urmson, has signed up two high-profile automaker partners despite its relative youth -- both Volkswagen and Hyundai are planning to incorporate Aurora self-driving technology in production cars by 2021.
January 4, 2018
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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 Confirms Production Variant of the I.D. Crozz EV Crossover Concept for the U.S.
Crossover will lead the EV charge for the German automaker
November 29, 2017
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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 executive tells judge he was "misused" by VW
Schmidt is one of the highest-profile VW execs in US custody.
December 4, 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 Jetta Essentials: A Manual Makes Everything Better
Not a sales leader, the inexpensive Jetta is still fit for an enthusiast
December 26, 2017
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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 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 offer Amazon's Alexa voice service
Automaker Joins Ford, BMW In Offering Service
January 20, 2017
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Volkswagen wants robots to help you charge your electric car
One step closer to having the robot butler of my dreams!
July 7, 2017
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Volvo Cars' Chinese parent company buys $3.3 billion worth of AB Volvo
Geely snaps up 8.7 percent of AB Volvo, maker of Volvo Trucks, from private equity firm Cevian Capital.
December 27, 2017
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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 is reportedly scaling back its ambitious self-driving car experiment
The automaker had planned to deliver 100 autonomous SUVs to families in Sweden, China, and the UK
December 14, 2017
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Volvo kick-starts self-driving program with civilian riders
The families' feedback will help Volvo fine-tune its system.
December 12, 2017
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Volvo parent Geely acquires flying-car startup Terrafugia
Terrafugia claims it'll deliver its first flying cars in 2019, which seems... early.
November 13, 2017
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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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Volvo's Chinese Polestar Factory Rendering Even Includes Realistic Smog
Future factory will produce Polestar-branded electric cars for China and other countries, hopefully clearing the air a bit
November 21, 2017
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Volvo's "Drive Me" Self-Driving Car Program Has Its First Beta-Tester Families
The autonomous driver program side-steps to get people ready for the future
December 12, 2017
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Volvo's SUV subscription plan starts at $600 per month -- insurance included
Deliveries of the XC40 begin in 2018
November 29, 2017
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Volvo's XC40 Subscription: $600 A Month Gets You A Car, Insurance, Maintenance, And Concierge Service
Volvo aims to gain subscribers through simplification and an accessible price point
November 29, 2017
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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 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 cuts 2018 Tiguan SUV price by up to $2,000
All but the top trim received various price cuts in order to make the vehicles more appealing to buyers from other brands.
January 5, 2018
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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 engineer sentenced to 40 months in prison for role in emissions cheating
German automaker asked its US employee to perfect the cheat code, and he did it.
August 25, 2017
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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 exec expected to plead guilty for Dieselgate, could get 169 years
It's unlikely the sentence will be that long, but that's what happens when you're staring down 11 felony counts.
July 25, 2017
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VW executive given the maximum prison sentence for his role in Dieselgate
He previously led the company's US environmental and engineering office
December 6, 2017
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VW Executive Pleads Guilty To Part In Dieselgate Scandal
Eight months after Oliver Schmidt -- a former executive with Volkswagen's regulatory compliance office -- was arrested for his part in the company's "Dieselgate" scandal, he has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and fraud charges.
August 4, 2017
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VW extends 6-year, 72,000-mile warranty to 'most' 2018 models
It's also transferable to subsequent owners, which brings a little extra piece of mind for used-car buyers.
September 29, 2017
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VW halts sales of multivan amid new diesel emissions issue, report says
Excessive nitrogen oxide emission levels ground sales of German-market vans
December 12, 2017
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VW has spent $30BN on Dieselgate in the US... so far
It feels like not cheating would have been the cheaper solution in the long run.
September 29, 2017
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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 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 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 boost e-Golf production to meet growing demand
It's a wonder what a range boost will do to an EV's sales volume.
January 1, 2018
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VW, in Settlement, to Build Electric Vehicle Stations
Volkswagen will build a massive network of electric vehicle charging stations across California as part of a settlement over its diesel emissions scandal.
July 28, 2017
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VW, Google announce quantum computing partnership
The German automaker and the tech juggernaut will focus on traffic optimization, artificial intelligence and EV battery development.
November 7, 2017
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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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Want radio with Apple CarPlay? Gracenote has an app for that
Apple CarPlay's lack of support for radio spurred digital media indexer Gracenote to find a solution, on display at CES 2018.
January 11, 2018
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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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Watch Faraday Future's all-electric car race up Pikes Peak
An uphill battle
June 29, 2017
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Watch Ford's autonomous Fusion navigate a 'city' with ease
The video takes place at Mcity, a fake city built exclusively for testing self-driving cars.
June 26, 2017
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Watch The Fiat Punto Score A Zero-Star Crash-Test Rating
Good thing you can't get these in the States
December 18, 2017
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Watch this home-brew EV score an eighth-mile world record
If it kept going, it could reach the quarter-mile mark in less than 8 seconds.
August 15, 2017
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Watch Toyota's self-driving car demonstrate two unique modes
One is for those who like to be driven. The other is for drivers.
September 28, 2017
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Waylens 360 dash cam sees everything and alerts you if someone tries to steal your car
This dash cam keeps you up to date on your car in real-time
July 11, 2017
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Waymo asks an Uber top lawyer: "Does Uber pay money to extortionists?"
Judge: "You're not coming to grips with counsel's question."
November 29, 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 can't stop Uber employees from explaining Wickr use while at Waymo
Judge Alsup: "I can't stand it when Waymo or the other side wants it both ways."
December 4, 2017
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Waymo ditches safety driver in self-driving public pilot
The goal is to turn its fleet into a driverless car-sharing service.
November 7, 2017
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Waymo drops 3 of 4 patent infringement claims against Uber
There's still a whole lot o' suin' left to go, though.
July 7, 2017
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Waymo heads to Michigan for autonomous winter testing
This isn't Waymo's first foray in Michigan, and it won't be the last, either.
October 26, 2017
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Waymo Is Testing On Real People
Waymo is hoping to offer driverless rides to the public in the next few months
November 8, 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 now testing its self-driving cars on public roads with no one at the wheel
Waymo recently hosted a number of journalists at its private Castle testing compound, and treated us to rides with no safety driver behind the wheel -- now, the former Google self-driving car company is going farther still, however, launching public road tests of its autonomous Chrysler Pacifica minivans with no safety driver on board.
November 7, 2017
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Waymo partners with Trov to insure riders in self-driving cars
The coverage is on Waymo's side, so riders won't even know they have it, really.
December 19, 2017
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Waymo preaches self-driving car benefits in big new campaign
The Google spinoff wants to make sure you don't think self-driving cars will be computerized death traps.
October 9, 2017
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Waymo safety report shows how to build self-driving cars safely
Ever wondered how Waymo develops its autonomous minivans? Wonder no more.
October 12, 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 taps Avis Budget Group to manage self-driving minivans
No, that doesn't mean you can rent a self-driving Pacifica when you land at an airport on vacation.
June 26, 2017
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Waymo tells judge: Uber's ex-CEO knew about Google files
Levandowski had "five discs in his possession containing Google information."
June 22, 2017
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Waymo to judge: We want Uber to pay "only" $1.86 billion
Waymo says big numbers are based on Uber's own calculations.
September 25, 2017
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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 turns to AutoNation to service its self-driving fleet
It's not the minivan part that's different than usual.
November 2, 2017
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Waymo versus Uber: unsealed court documents reveal damning evidence
Reports show lies, visits to shredder, and evasive texts
October 3, 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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Waymo: We've got a hot smoking gun in Uber 'tech theft' brouhaha
As taxi app maker staff demand T-Bone Kalanick is restored to the throne
June 22, 2017
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Waymo's self-driving cars hit 4 million miles
Latest milestone comes just six months after it reached 3 million miles, as the former Google Self-Driving Car Project accelerates toward the future.
November 28, 2017
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Waymo's self-driving cars learn how to detect emergency vehicles
That's... probably important.
July 11, 2017
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Waymo's staggering settlement demand for Uber: $1 billion
Holding fast on massive cash demand suggests Waymo wants to cripple its competitor.
October 12, 2017
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Waymo's virtual autonomous cars cover 10 million miles daily
Thanks to the wonders of simulation, Waymo is racking up an incredible number of virtual test miles on a daily basis, and plenty in the real world, too.
October 31, 2017
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Waze for Android Auto navigates into car cabins
Waze's in-car integration will yield larger views of navigation maps, routes and alerts.
July 26, 2017
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Waze is finally available on Android Auto
After a couple of months of beta testing, the popular, Google-owned navigation service Waze has finally made its way to Android Auto.
July 27, 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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Waze: Everything you need to know!
Waze is the navigation app that gets smarter the more you use it. Here's everything you need to know!
August 9, 2017
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We get inside Porsche's secret museum
And live to tell the tale...
September 29, 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're starting to see what arguments in the Waymo v. Uber trial will look like
Anthony Levandowski may have to plead the 5th again, but in front of a jury.
September 28, 2017
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What Does Takata Bankruptcy Mean For Deadly Airbag Recall?
After months of speculation, embattled auto parts maker Takata has officially filed for bankruptcy following a massive shrapnel-shooting airbag recall affecting more than 42 million vehicles and the legal fallout that followed.
June 26, 2017
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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 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 it's like to live in Phoenix? "Waymo units all over the damn place"
Dozens of Waymo and Uber vehicles "pretty much blend in," Phoenix resident says.
November 1, 2017
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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's Stop-Start Technology Doing To Your Car?
A look at the longer-term effects of driving a car with automatic stop-start
January 8, 2018
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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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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 experts believe cheaper, better lidar is right around the corner
Lidar used to cost $75,000. Experts expect this to fall to less than $100.
January 1, 2018
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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 Uber is forking over a 15 percent stake to SoftBank
A quick look at the deal between the ride-hailing company and the big tech investor and why it matters.
December 28, 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 Uber isn't the poster child for capitalism you wanted
So it can drive rivals out of business, but what do they offer that's different?
September 26, 2017
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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 Chinese Ownership Finally Give Us A Full Range Of Lotus Models?
CEO Gales says even a Lotus SUV is a possibility
September 27, 2017
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Will electric cars last longer than gas and diesel cars?
Looking at the far future in EV tech, attrition and depreciation
December 27, 2017
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Will France actually be able to ban all gas and diesel vehicles by 2040?
Peugeot Citroen is upbeat, but environmental activists can't ignore serious side effects
July 10, 2017
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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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Will Lamborghini Make A Four-Door "Sedan" After All?
Report: Plans for a fourth model after Urus favor Estoque-style sedan
October 12, 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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Witness: Uber Had Secret Unit to Steal Intellectual Property
Uber is gaining a reputation for making every mistake it's possible to make. From mishandling harassment claims to hiding data breaches, Uber just can't get it right. The ongoing case with Waymo over the alleged theft of intellectual property is another example and one that's getting more bizarre before our eyes.
November 29, 2017
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World's first panoramic sunroof airbag ready to deploy
Korean supplier Hyundai Mobis hints its novel safety device is headed for a premium SUV.
October 20, 2017
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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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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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Yes, You Can Change A Beetle Drive Belt In 5 Seconds
... but that doesn't mean you should
December 4, 2017
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You can already rent a Tesla Model 3 on Turo
Be prepared to pay out the wazoo, though.
January 2, 2018
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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 capture Google Street View scenery with your car for $3,500
The Insta360 Pro is the first of four to be named
October 2, 2017
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You can now make multiple stops on your Uber trip
Add up to three destinations
October 26, 2017
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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 Own Deadmau5's 'Nyanborghini Purracan'
The meme-wrapped supercar could be yours for about $235K
September 26, 2017
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You Can't Get BMW's New Wireless Charging Pad in the US
Pay attention, Elon Musk: BMW is rolling out wireless car charging for its 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid.
September 26, 2017
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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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You'll be able to use Android Auto without any wires this year
Wireless Android Auto is almost here.
January 1, 2018
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You're such a goober, Uber: UK regulators blast hushed breach
MP: Funny, you managed to contact customers when TfL put your licence on hold...
November 22, 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 Chevrolet Bolt may have a battery problem
A fault in a single battery cell may cause a false range reading.
August 25, 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 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 valet could be built into your car
No, automakers won't include an actual human with the purchase of a car. That's ridiculous, and very illegal.
July 26, 2017
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Recalls

Recall Alert: Maserati Ghibli And Quattroporte Face Fire Risk
A fuel pipe could leak and start a fire in engine compartment, NHTSA says
January 4, 2018
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Alfa Romeo Recalls Giulia Sedans And Stelvio Suvs For Contaminated Brake Fluid
Just 307 vehicles are affected by the recall, but they need repairs stat
January 3, 2018
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Ford Sudden-Downshifting Recall May Expand
1,200,000 more vehicles could be added
January 3, 2018
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Top 5 Car And Truck Recall Stories Of 2017
Compared to the past couple years, 2017 was light on major automotive recalls
January 1, 2018
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Aston Martin recalls more than 5,000 cars in the US
Transmission and electrical issues spark recall, but hopefully not a fire
December 28, 2017
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The biggest and noteworthy auto recalls of 2017
Tesla, Fiat Chrysler, Honda and Ford were all bitten by the recall bug.
December 20, 2017
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VW Touareg Diesels hit with recall in Europe for defeat devices
Report: 57,000 vehicles globally face fresh recall over emissions software
December 19, 2017
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Jeep recalls 7,000 new Compass SUVs for airbag troubles
It's believed that the issue affects less than 1 percent of this group.
November 27, 2017
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Consumer Group Pushes For Chrysler Pacifica Recall
Unsolved Pacifica stalling issues are putting pressure on Fiat Chrysler
November 21, 2017
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Honda recalls 800,000 Odyssey minivans for loose seats
The second-row seats may tip forward if they aren't properly secured.
November 21, 2017
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Honda is using Facebook to find owners affected by Takata airbag recall
Custom Audiences feature being used to track down millions of owners with recalled cars
November 20, 2017
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BMW recalls every single i3 EV over unbelted crash concerns
The automaker also halted the sale of any i3 currently on dealer lots.
November 20, 2017
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Honda Might Re-Recall Your Car For Airbag Issues
'Improperly installed' replacement airbags inflators spur a 'small' recall
November 14, 2017
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Infiniti Recalls 2017-2018 QX30 Crossovers For 'inadvertent Airbag Deployment'
Grounding issues might cause an airbag to deploy when it shouldn't
November 7, 2017
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Infiniti recalls 2017-2018 QX30 SUV over airbag fears
A steering system grounding issue could result in inadvertent airbag deployment.
November 7, 2017
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2015 Subaru WRX subwoofers recalled for potential fire hazard
Optional subwoofer wiring can arc and catch fire
November 1, 2017
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2015 Subaru WRX models recalled over hot stereos
Over 9,000 examples of the sport sedan face a safety campaign because of possible subwoofer short circuits.
October 31, 2017
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Ford recalls 30,000 new F-150 pickups for three issues
The carmaker also recalled an estimated 70,000 Transit vans for another, different problem.
October 26, 2017
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KIA Wants Your Soul ... For A Recall
The steering recall affects 2014-2016 model years
October 25, 2017
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Is Your Truck One Of The 1.3 Million Ford F-150 And Super Duty Pickups Recalled?
This isn't Ford's first door-latch recall, but it is the largest
October 18, 2017
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BMW recalls 85,000 X3 SUVs for potential airbag problems
The issue isn't with the airbag system itself, but a component connected to it.
October 13, 2017
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Ford To Inspect, Repair 1.3M Explorers Over Exhaust Fumes
More than a year after federal safety regulators announced they were investigating at least 600,000 Ford Explorer SUVs after receiving hundreds of complaints that potentially dangerous exhaust fumes were leaking into the car's cabin, Ford says it will inspect and repair more than 1.3 million vehicles.
October 13, 2017
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Tesla Model X Faces Recall For Possible Rear Seat Problem
Report: 11,000 EV crossovers may have incorrectly installed seat cable
October 13, 2017
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Tesla recalls 11,000 Model X SUVs to adjust seat cables
An improperly adjusted cable could cause the seat back to move in a crash.
October 12, 2017
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Pretty Much Every 2011-14 Dodge Durango And Jeep Grand Cherokee Is Being Recalled
A potential brake booster corrosion issue hits 646,394 Jeep and Dodge SUVs
October 4, 2017
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650,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs recalled
The 2011-2014 model-year SUV campaign centers on improperly installed brake booster shields.
October 3, 2017
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Mazda recalls 58,000 Mazda6 sedans for loss of power steering, airbags
The first report of this issue came all the way back in 2015.
September 26, 2017
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VW recalls 281,000 cars for battery-killing fuel pumps
The fuel pumps in question can cause trouble in more than one way.
August 31, 2017
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Dodge recalls 1,207 Hellcats for massive oil cooler leaks
As if the Hellcat twins needed any additional way to lose traction.
August 23, 2017
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GM recalls 700,000 pickup trucks for power steering failure
Hope you didn't skip arm day last week.
August 7, 2017
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GM recalls 40,683 vehicles (again) for airbag gremlins
Guess it didn't get fixed the first time. Whoops!
July 27, 2017
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Set your parking brake: 2017 Dodge Challenger R/T recalled for rollaway risk
No injuries or accidents have been reported related to the issue as of yet.
July 25, 2017
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Ford tries to worm its way out of the latest Takata recall
Not only is this move baffling, it could backfire and put blood on Ford's hands.
July 21, 2017
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1.15 million Honda Accords recalled for fire risk; faulty battery sensor to blame
Four fires related to the issue reported so far, all in road salt-using states
July 14, 2017
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Fiat Chrysler recalls 805,000 cars for alternator, airbag issues
The vehicles are split between two separate, unrelated recalls.
July 14, 2017
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Fiat Chrysler Recalls Nearly 1.3M Dodge, Jeep Vehicles Over Airbag Deployment, Fire Risks
Of all of things you don't want to happen to your car, bursting into flames or having the airbags deploy without actually being in a crash are probably pretty close to the top. Yet, those are exactly the issues plaguing 1.3 million recently recalled Fiat Chrysler vehicles.
July 14, 2017
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Honda recalls 1.1M Accord sedans for battery-related fires
One of two different repairs are possible, one of which is only temporary.
July 14, 2017
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2.7 million more Takata airbag inflators recalled after new findings
Airbag inflators with calcium sulfate drying agent also show degradation for the first time
July 12, 2017
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Ford recalls Edge, Fusion, Lincoln MKZ for transmission gremlins
Approximately 6,000 vehicles are affected in North America.
July 11, 2017
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Takata to recall 2.7M more airbag inflators, this time with desiccants
These units even pack the moisture-absorbing material that should have prevented improper inflation.
July 11, 2017
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Recall alert: Ford Transit vans may have a faulty driveshaft coupling
Over 402,000 vans will be recalled, costing Ford an estimated $142 million
June 29, 2017
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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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Federal Appeals Court Is Okay With Uber Taking Away Customers’ Right To Sue
ike companies in just about every industry, the ride-hailing app Uber requires users to agree that they will take any disputes to an arbitrator rather than the legal system. And although you may never have noticed this clause, a federal appeals court has now ruled that customers receive “reasonably conspicuous” notice about the arbitration requirement.
August 17, 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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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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