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Toyota holds Apple, Google at bay with Telenav navigation deal

4:34 pm U.S. ET | July 30, 2015
Toyota will turn to a little-known company instead of Apple or Google to provide navigation and phone connectivity, as it seeks to maintain control of the car features.

GM's OnStar app can be hacked, reseacher says

2:33 pm U.S. ET | July 30, 2015
A researcher is advising drivers to halt the use of a mobile app for General Motors' OnStar vehicle communications system, saying hackers can exploit a security flaw in the product to remotely unlock cars and start engines.

BMW drivers collect $1,000 to delay charging i3 in Calif. pilot

10:19 am U.S. ET | July 30, 2015
In a new pilot program, a California utility is paying drivers of BMW electric cars to delay charging their vehicles when the power grid is under...

Delphi to buy cabling supplier for $1.7 billion to boost connectivity business

5:29 am U.S. ET | July 30, 2015
Delphi agreed to buy cabling company HellermannTyton Group in a $1.

Tech is a key for new-car marketing, study says

12:50 pm U.S. ET | July 30, 2015
Targeting techies is an important marketing strategy for automakers, according to a new study from J.D. Power. The company's 2015 U.S.

VW rolls out crash avoidance with '16 lineup

6:00 pm U.S. ET | July 29, 2015
Volkswagen, catching up to its luxury siblings, will offer sensor-based safety features across nearly its entire U.S. lineup for model year 2016.

CDK sees 25 percent profit growth in 2016

3:37 pm U.S. ET | July 29, 2015
CDK Global CEO Steve Anenen predicted that earnings at the dealership software giant would jump in its 2016 fiscal year.

GM plans $5B vehicle family for emerging markets

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2015
GM plans to spend $5 billion over the next several years to develop a new range of technology-rich small cars, based on a common architecture, that...

Jeep hacking sends warning to BMW, Audi and Mercedes

4:55 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2015
When friendly hackers landed a Jeep Cherokee in a ditch last week, it sent a warning to BMW, Audi and Mercedes as the luxury automakers compete...

Dodge cancels unfilled '15 Hellcat orders, doubles '16 output

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Dodge will more than double Hellcat Charger and Challenger production for 2016. But about 900 unfilled 2015 orders will be canceled.

At last, Honda and Toyota prepare for turbo charge

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
After years of setting the pace in fuel economy without relying on technologies like turbocharging, direct injection or CVTs, Japan's big three will...

Hack attack vs. FCA shows flaws with rush to connectivity

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
By the time it was publicized last week that hackers managed to take over a Jeep Cherokee, Fiat Chrysler had posted an urgent security patch on its...

R&D HUB

Honda flexes research muscle with new Silicon Valley center

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Honda last week opened to journalists its new 35,000-square-foot Silicon Valley r&d lab, where it has united once-disparate strands of its research...

Audi performance unit kills manual gearbox, naturally aspirated V-8

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Audi's quattro GmbH performance division is slaughtering a few sacred cows among sports car enthusiasts.

BRADFORD WERNLE

Autonomous vehicle explosion brings challenges

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Conundrum is defined by Webster's New World College Dictionary as a puzzling question or problem.

EDITORIAL

Car hacking is real, and auto industry must respond

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
When two hackers took command of a Jeep Cherokee while journalist Andy Greenberg was driving it on public roads, an exploit revealed last week in a...

VINCE BOND JR.

A proving ground for collaboration

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Could the smartphone -- the source of so many deadly driving distractions -- prove to be an auto safety device? That question has been in my head...

Making a car's sensors work like our senses

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Autopilot systems like Cadillac's Super Cruise will rely on “sensor fusion,” in which supercomputers stitch data from many sensors into a...

1,100-hp supercar's problem? 'Too powerful'

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
The founder of Denmark's Zenvo might have to go to a four-wheel-drive system for the next model, just to make the replacement for the 1,104-hp ST1...

Driverless driving induces a range of anxiety on road

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
When Delphi engineers undertook a nine-day, 3,400-mile journey from San Francisco to New York in a driverless research vehicle in March, they got...

SCREEN SAVERS

Automakers try integrated tablets to retain backseat business

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 26, 2015
It might seem strange that BMW's redesigned 7-series sedan, priced at $81,300 plus shipping, would have to compete with a $499 iPad from Apple.

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