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Car and pedestrian collision? There'll soon be an app for that

The new system will alert drivers and pedestrians of potential collisions


Someday your phone may stop an oncoming car

Verizon is using a simulated city to develop a vehicle-to-pedestrian safety system

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, July 27

Facebook prevails in IPO lawsuit... Jeep hack prompts recall of 1.4 million vehicles... Kill switch isn't killing phone theft

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Honda's first CarPlay-supported vehicle is the 2016 Accord

Honda said last March that it would support CarPlay. Now it's finally getting ready to make good on that promise.

Honda's trippy Dream Drive is an awesome use of virtual reality

From race track to the space station in the time is takes to circle a parking lot

Chrysler recalls 1.4M cars that were vulnerable to remote hacking

Voluntary step comes after report showed hackers disabling a Jeep on a busy interstate

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Chrysler recalls 1.4M vehicles after Jeep hack

After revelations that some vehicles with UConnect radio systems could be hacked and controlled remotely, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles today issued a recall notice for 1.4 million vehicles to fix the security hole.

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Firewalls can't protect today's connected cars

While the automobile industry pursues more secure internal bus architectures, security experts say no network firewall will ever be totally secure, and it's more important to be able to detect and stop an attack rather than blocking...

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Hackers remotely take control of Jeep

Two hackers successfully gained access to a Jeep Cherokee recently and were able to take control of the car's radio and windshield wipers and eventually shut the car down.

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Hacker: 'Hundreds of thousands' of vehicles are at risk of attack

A hacker who was able to wirelessly gain access to a Jeep and control its vital functions said he could do the same with any number of vulnerable vehicles on the road today.

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Senators propose bill to tighten vehicle security, privacy standards

Two U.S. senators want the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Trade Commission to establish federal standards to secure cars and protect drivers’ privacy against cyber attacks.

Apple hires Chrysler executive, furthering speculation of its automotive ambitions

Apple isn't saying if Doug Betts will work on existing products or the electric car Apple is supposedly building

Software glitch forces Jaguar Land Rover to recall 65,352 cars

Car doors were flying open while in motion

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Start-up plans to release 3D-printed, street-ready cars next year

An Arizona custom car company has chosen the design for what it hopes will be the first fleet of 3D printed cars built with the help of U.S. universities.

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Uber will buy all the self-driving cars that Tesla can build in 2020

Uber's CEO this week said if Tesla comes through on its promise to build self-driving cars by 2020, his company will buy them all to use for its service.

Google's self-driving cars are taking a road trip to Texas

Austin is the next city where Google will test its autonomous driving technology

Humans again to blame for latest accidents involving Google autonomous cars

The driverless cars were involved in two crashes during June, neither of which resulted in injuries

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GM to offer teen driver tracking to parents

GM today announced it will be rolling out a “Teen Driver” system that will allow parents to see data about their teens' driving time, from whether they were wearing a seat belt to how fast they were driving.

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Toyota, Nissan and Honda to back hydrogen fuel cell infrastructure

The three Japanese car makers have agreed to work together to get more fuel cell vehicles on the road and pledged to put money toward building more hydrogen fueling stations.

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