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OnStar, police are hitting the brakes on stolen cars
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15
OnStar has worked in tandem with law-enforcement agencies for years to recover more than 60,000 stolen vehicles. ...


Lawyers reaching for in-car data
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14
Information gathered by vehicle telematics systems is garnering increased attention from lawyers who see the data as a puzzle piece in building court cases. ...


Up-to-the-minute maps will be critical for autonomous cars
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13
Autonomous vehicles will sport sophisticated sensors and radar systems to read and react to their surroundings, but their robotic drivers still will require vivid and cur ...


Universal map accuracy will be crucial to autonomous vehicles, transport official says
3:54 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 9
Michigan transportation chief Kirk Steudle today shared stories of some GPS mishaps to highlight one of the critical issues facing autonomous vehicles: They’ll need ...


NFL receiver, sidelined by a suspension, gets a car sales job
2:35 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 5
Suspended Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, known for dodging truck-sized NFL defenders, will try his hand at selling trucks -- and maybe some cars, too. ...


Toyota targets shoppers with location-based mobile ad tool
4:08 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 28
Toyota is using a location-based mobile ad tool to supercharge its annual clearance sale. ...


Acura TLX's new assembly line is on Twitter
5:25 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 21
Acura is advancing the social marketing spectrum with an interactive TLX launch campaign that allows Twitter users to build their own versions of the premium sedan within ...


The Rolls-Royce that took 8 months to build
1:56 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 19
Turn 10 Studios needed extra time to digitally translate the Rolls-Royce Wraith's craftsmanship into “Forza Motorsport 5” on the Xbox One. ...


Crash rule threatens Aston Martin, dealer says
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18
Aston Martin's U.S. stores could be put out of business when a new federal safety rule lands next month, a top dealer said in a petition. ...


A Rolls for the masses: Video game adds Wraith
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars last week debuted the Wraith in "Forza Motorsport 5" on the Xbox One. ...


A (virtual) Rolls-Royce for the masses
1:38 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 12
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars debuted the Wraith in “Forza Motorsport 5” on the Xbox One today, a historic moment for driving game enthusiasts and an example of the ...


Race a concept car? Gamers get to put virtual designs to the test
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11 | UPDATED: 8/11/14 9:25 ET - adds Toyota teaser video
Grandiose exotic sports car concepts are usually saved for auto shows, with spectators left to ogle behind a velvet rope. ...


Racing game realism enhances branding opportunity
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11
A decade ago, automakers were a tough sell when Turn 10 Studios approached them about including their vehicles in the first "Forza Motorsport" game. Now, it's the automak ...


Superior Industries investors urged to OK company's board nominees
4:28 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 6 | UPDATED: 8/6/14 9:02 pm ET -- adds GAMCO comment
Three proxy advisory firms are recommending that Superior Industries International Inc. shareholders vote for the supplier's four board nominees at its annual meeting nex ...


Mini Cooper tops other small cars in latest round of overlap crash tests
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4
The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman stood out among its peers in a new round of insurance industry crash testing, receiving the only good rating among 12 small cars eval ...


Jaguar touts aluminum features on upcoming XE
12:35 pm U.S. ET | July 30
Jaguar Land Rover is touting the aluminum features on its upcoming Jaguar XE sedan, promising it will be the most fuel efficient vehicle in brand history. ...


Small cars struggle in latest round of IIHS crash tests
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 30 | UPDATED: 7/30/14 12:02 pm ET - adds more overall results
Small cars performed poorly in a new round of insurance industry crash testing, with the four-door Mini Cooper Countryman receiving the only good rating of 12 cars evalua ...


Targeted digital ads start with car color
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28
New York digital marketing company Eyeview is betting that its color-morphing capabilities will trigger an emotional reaction from consumers who spent time researching a ...


Acura NSX prototype bursts into flames during testing
1:42 pm U.S. ET | July 24 | UPDATED: 7/24/14 1:59 pm ET - adds gallery
An Acura NSX prototype burst into flames today while testing in Germany, but Acura says the futuristic sports car is continuing "progress toward its highly anticipated la ...


Hyundai nabs a win in J.D. Power APEAL Study a month after leading IQS
10:00 am U.S. ET | July 23 | UPDATED: 7/23/14 2:18 pm ET -- adds Jaguar comments
For the first time, Hyundai is the top-ranked nonpremium brand in the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout Study -- a month after leading non ...


Targeted digital video ads deliver preferred car colors
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 22
A New York company that creates personalized online video ads is harnessing the power of the palette. Say, for instance, a car shopper builds a shiny red SUV in an automa ...


Shopping sites ratchet up battle against bots
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13
Internet bots, nefarious software code masquerading as human Web users, are invading online car shopping sites and skewing traffic and other user data. ...


Superior investor touts board slate in proxy fight
4:12 pm U.S. ET | July 9
GAMCO Asset Management, the largest institutional shareholder of aluminum wheel supplier Superior Industries, today unveiled its slate of board nominees it wants sharehol ...


Superior Industries faces proxy fight over board members
4:08 pm U.S. ET | July 8
Aluminum wheel supplier Superior Industries International faces a shareholder proxy fight at its annual meeting next month. ...


Inside the Camaro's transformation for latest 'Transformers' film
4:09 pm U.S. ET | June 26
The reimagined Camaro in the latest Transformers film features a slew of design alterations unique to the movie. ...


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