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Why Fiat-Chrysler and Google are designing self-driving minivans

Posted on 03/09 08:10 in Shows | 0

Until now, Google had pretty much worked by itself on self-driving cars.The first self-drive minivans might be covering the same route repeatedly, dealing with known challenges.

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The Jeep Cherokee hack gets worse — if hackers can get physical access to the car first

Posted on 08/04 18:09 in Shows | 0

The duo that hacked a Jeep Cherokee a year ago is back.The hacks can now take over more of the car, but only via physical access, such as via a laptop connected physically to the car’s OBD-II (on-board diagnostics) port.

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Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars — with plenty of surprises

Posted on 10/25 23:32 in Shows | 0

New cars and cars with lots of technology continue to be a challenge for automakers to build and buyers to figure out, according to Consumer Reports’ annual car reliability ratings.They do look cool, but owners’ ratings pushed the Model X into the 10-worst-models ranking and dragged Tesla down to 25 of 29 brands.

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Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars - with plenty of surprises

Posted on 10/26 20:42 in Shows | 0

New cars and cars with lots of technology continue to be a challenge for automakers to build and buyers to figure out, according to Consumer Reports’ annual car reliability ratings.Meanwhile, Asian brands led by Lexus and Toyota took seven of the top 10 spots along with Buick (!

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CES 2017 delivered a clear vision of the car of the future

Posted on 01/10 20:44 in Shows | 0

A large part of the smartphone’s power is the connection to the cloud to enable new services and experiences across different devices.To that end, automakers — and industry suppliers — are beginning to flesh out their visions of what the “mobility experience” looks like in the future.

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Best cars of CES 2017 - almost the Car Electronics Show

Posted on 01/12 14:58 in Shows | 0

Just as well, because it could almost be called the Car Electronics Show.The North Hall of Las Vegas Convention Center was taken over by the automakers and suppliers, makers of car electronics such as Garmin, and a few resolute makers of aftermarket car speakers.

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Waymo now offering free rides in self-driving cars for Phoenix residents

Posted on 04/25 20:12 in Shows | 0

These vehicles have been cruising around the streets of Phoenix for the better part of a year, and now locals can request rides in the Waymo cars.There’s no cost for the program, but Waymo wants all the consumer feedback it can get.

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