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Cars will be ripe for identity theft as shopping comes to dashboard, experts say

11:48 am U.S. ET | Aug. 27, 2015
Hackers can already take control of a car. And as vehicles become rolling shopping malls, cybercriminals will have an opportunity to snatch your identity, too.

New car technologies often unused by drivers, J.D. Power finds

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2015
A new study from J.D. Power suggests that automakers are investing billions into technologies that a considerable number of drivers aren't using. J.D.

Mazda turbo to do double duty

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015
Mazda has engineered a potent turbocharged version of its 2.

Automakers form alliance to bolster cybersecurity

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015
Automakers are taking coordinated steps to address cybersecurity.

Autonomous driving and the law: Who's responsible when there's a machine at the wheel?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015
Drivers cause accidents, accidents cause injuries and injuries cause lawsuits.

KRISHNAN M. ANANTHARAMAN

Why autonomous cars should drive the way we do

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015
As drivers, we're never as comfortable as when we or someone with the same risk tolerance and driving style is at the wheel.

3-D printing accelerates Honda Pilot development

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015
Automakers are again taking a run at accelerating the new-car development cycle, this time with an assist from 3D printing.

Tesla engineer joins Apple's growing team of automated car experts

2:53 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2015
Apple has hired a senior engineer from Tesla, according to a LinkedIn posting, as part of Apple's effort to build a team of experts in automated...

Zetsche mulls cooperation with Apple, Google, report says

8:03 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2015
Daimler's CEO said "different types" of cooperation with Apple and Google are possible as carmakers realize next-generation autos cannot be built...

Honda goes prototype-free to build redesigned Pilot

4:03 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2015
The redesigned 2016 Pilot that was just launched by Honda is the product of a new computer-driven development process in which the automaker was able...

Ford patents autonomous vehicle with 'reconfigurable seats'

12:54 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2015
Ford received a U.S. patent on its plans for an “autonomous vehicle with reconfigurable seats” earlier this month.

Former Ford Europe COO tapped to recruit for U.S.-Chinese EV startup

2:58 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2015
Martin Leach, former COO at Ford of Europe, is recruiting staff for a new electric car manufacturer based mainly in China and California.

How Daimler's Car2go could transform how New Yorkers get around town

3:55 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2015
As residents of Brooklyn and Queens know all too well, not having a car makes it difficult to get from one borough to the other.

Dealertrack to sell inventory-management business to clear way for Cox merger

9:15 am U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2015
Dealertrack Technologies has moved to clear a regulatory impediment to its merger with Cox Automotive by agreeing to sell its inventory-management...

Autoliv says M/A-COM unit acquisition will beef up automated-driving tech

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2015
Automotive safety systems supplier Autoliv Inc. said it completed the acquisition of the automotive unit of M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc.

PLANT LIFE: PART 2

Honda's factory fix: Robots

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015
Honda's Alabama assembly plant replaces one of the industry's most innovative engine lines with enough automation to brace for the future.

Lear buys technology from California automotive app developer

3:34 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015
Lear said today it has acquired the intellectual property and technology of Autonet Mobile, a software and device developer of automotive...

GABE NELSON

Digital maps are a precious resource

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015
High-quality digital maps, which will play a crucial role in the connected, automated cars of the future, have basically become a critical resource...

EDITORIAL

Industry must stop wasteful spending before it's too late

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015
The auto industry must come to grips with its prodigious excess in capital spending.

GM starts harvesting tech from startups

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015
General Motors is starting to harvest technology from the 20-plus startup companies in which it has invested.

CarPlay and Android Auto: They're not just for millennials

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015
Look past the chrome-ier grille and LED taillights on the refreshed 2016 Accord, and you'll notice Honda has integrated both Apple CarPlay and Google...

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