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GM plans new 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 will be built and sold under the Chevrolet name in China, Brazil, India, Mexico and other emerging markets.

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.
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

FCA's anti-hacking recall marks industry milestone

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2015
Fiat Chrysler's recall of about 1.

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4 million vehicles to install anti-hacking software

11:30 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2015
Fiat Chrysler is recalling 1.4 million vehicles to close a software loophole that allowed hackers to remotely take control of a 2014 Jeep Cherokee.

Chevrolet plans low-cost pedestrian avoidance on Malibu

3:45 pm U.S. ET | July 24, 2015
GM is introducing a pedestrian-avoidance system on the redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Malibu, the latest example of active-safety features proliferating...

Mercedes bid for Nokia maps unit driven by hacking concerns, Zetsche says

6:17 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2015
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said a desire to have better control over data security is one of the reasons Mercedes is joining a consortium of German...

Google's self-driving cars, mishaps aside, are 'learning the road,' exec says

12:43 pm U.S. ET | July 22, 2015
The head of Google's self-driving car program said the company's test vehicles are very safe and noted recent accidents involving them were minor and...

Senate bill aims to secure cars from hackers, protect consumer privacy

3:12 pm U.S. ET | July 22, 2015
A bill proposed by two U.S.

Jeep hacking prompts FCA software update to enhance security

4:15 pm U.S. ET | July 21, 2015
Fiat Chrysler released a security patch after friendly hackers exposed a startling vulnerability in the company’s Uconnect infotainment system.

BMW, Audi, Mercedes near deal to buy Nokia maps unit

6:55 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2015
Nokia is nearing an agreement to sell its maps business to BMW, Audi and Mercedes, with a decision possible as early as next week, sources said.

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