Can Amazon talk its way into autos?

Amazon aims to rapidly expand its presence in the auto industry through Alexa, its voice-enabled intelligent personal assistant.

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GM settles with 203 plaintiffs over ignition switches

GM agreed to settle federal lawsuits by as many as 203 plaintiffs over defective ignition switches. The accord could also resolve hundreds of state court claims.

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Subaru takes slow lane for self-driving cars

While major automakers race to develop driverless cars, Subaru is taking a slower approach, saying its vehicles may be less advanced than its rivals' by 2020 as autonomous features remain costly for the buyers of Japan's smallest carmaker.

3 automakers add to mobility ventures

German luxury rivals BMW and Daimler have each made new investments in mobility companies, and Ford Motor Co. has opened a smart mobility office in the U.K.

'18 Camry showcases new Entune system

Toyota doesn't offer Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, and so it's stepping up its game to try to keep buyers from pining too much for the smartphone-style systems and interfaces.

Let's think autonomous cars through

Bill Ford, Ford Motor Co.'s executive chairman, addressed some of the mind-bending topics surrounding autonomous driving in a speech last week at The Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C.

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Rethinking quality in the digital age

Without proper safeguards, the sophisticated components of autonomous systems could become the Achilles’ heel of next-generation vehicle design.

Who can resist 
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Lincoln has received the U.S. Postal Service's Irresistible Mail Grand Champion Award for the best interactive mail piece that engages through innovative print design and digital technologies.

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Connected-car future requires manufacturers to network

To realize the potential of connected and autonomous vehicles, vehicle manufacturers and technology providers must work together to integrate software and applications into the heart of the vehicle operating system.

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