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Here's how Apple's 'mysterious' Frank Fearon really signs his email

The world of Frank Fearon, an Apple engineer who is thought to be working on autonomous car technology, isn't perhaps as cloak and dagger as you were told.

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How tablets are changing the way people buy cars

Going to buy a car usually means driving to dealerships, test driving multiple vehicles, lots of paperwork and negotiation. But Infiniti Retail Group U.K .has reinvented the process by ditching the traditional dealership and selling...

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Traction Watch: 5 connected car startups to watch

It’s pedal-to-the-metal time for connected cars. The market is expanding at a five-year compound annual growth rate of 45 percent, 10 times more than the overall car market, according to Business Insider. Take a look at these 5...

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The Wrap: Tesla patches Model S, Mt. Gox CEO arrested

Tesla issues a security update to its Model S car after researchers hack the car’s software and Tokyo police arrest the CEO of failed bitcoin exchange Mt Gox.

Tesla patches Model S after researchers hack car's software

With physical access to the car, the researchers were able to exploit six flaws and eventually access the infotainment system

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9 views of the all-digital 'virtual cockpit' in the 2016 Audi TT

A fast car needs fast digital readouts, and that's what you'll get with this superpowered, 60fps display that replaces the traditional instrument cluster on the Audi TT. Check out the views, from from speed and revs to maps and...

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Electric Cars: Their past, present and future

Electric and hybrid cars are making more appearances among the gas-reliant sedans and SUVs on the road, but what makes an electric car different from a gas-powered car -- other than just plugging it in?

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Hacker shows he can locate, unlock and remote start GM vehicles

A white hat hacker has posted a video demonstrating how he can use mobile device to intercept GM's OnStar telematics mobile app to unlock and remote start a vehicle.

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Senators call for investigation of potential safety, security threats from connected cars

U.S. Sens. Edward Markey and Richard Blumenthal urged the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to investigate potential widespread risk for consumers because of vulnerabilities in auto information and entertainment systems.

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

The new system will alert drivers and pedestrians of potential collisions

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Pedestrian collision? There's an app for that

A safety system that ties cars and smartphones together to stop those heart-stopping near misses between cars and pedestrians is being developed by Honda and could be standardized by the end of this year.

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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