What do car hackers really want?

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Photo credit: AUTOMOTIVE NEWS ILLUSTRATION There’s a lot of fear-mongering around the issue of automotive cybersecurity, following some high-profile instances of hackers gaining control of a car’s steering and acceleration. But a growing number of experts say creating havoc on the roads is not the primary threat from car hackers. They may be after something […]

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The future of automotive design is sexy boxes

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Thanks to electric and autonomous technologies, car design could radically change in the near future. To help illuminate the future of car design, three car design experts spoke in a panel at the Autoblog Upshift event. The consensus was that the future of cars will be based around “sexy boxes” that will help occupants find […]

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Toyota to expand Tacoma output in Mexico

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U.S. sales of the Tacoma are up 4 percent this year through August, but its share of the midsize truck market has shrunk to 43 percent, from 51 percent a year earlier, amid new competition. DALLAS — Toyota will invest $150 million at its Tijuana, Mexico, assembly plant to increase output of the popular Tacoma […]

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Tesla envy grips Germany’s giants

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More than just a car brand, Tesla builds battery packs and installs charging infrastructure. Related Stories Can Tesla perfect its gull-wing doors? FRANKFURT — The gleaming white Porsche with menacing black trim took less than 8 minutes to complete the Nurburgring’s demanding Nordschleife circuit. The result was respectable but not spectacular for a 600-hp beast […]

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Mobileye says Tesla contract won’t be extended

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Mobileye said it won new business at all levels during the first half of the year from its automated driving and road experience management products. UPDATED: 7/26/16 5:01 pm ET – adds details, remarksMobileye NV, an Israeli maker of driving-assistance chips and software, posted a surge in second-quarter earnings and revenue, but said its contract […]

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Badge of Honor: Jeep’s heroic 75-year campaign

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Jeeps were workhorses for soldiers during World War II, endearing the vehicles to millions of veterans who counted on the small 4x4s to keep them alive. That love endured when soldiers returned home. Not much that is truly groundbreaking in this world was created by committee. Innovation simply doesn’t work that way. But in the […]

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Automotive cybersecurity

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Charles01 / WikipediaChrysler Jeep Cherokee Think this impossible? Last year, Wired wrote about a couple of hackers remotely disabling a Chrysler Jeep Cherokee while it was heading down a freeway at 70 miles per hour. The hackers,  Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, revealed more details in a subsequent presentation at Black Hat USA 2015 a month […]

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Porsche CEO expects boost from retooled Panamera

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Porsche’s second-generation Panamera has a lower, sleeker appearance than its predecessor. Photo credit: PORSCHE BERLIN — Porsche expects the retooled Panamera sedan to give a boost to the weakest performing model in its portfolio. CEO Oliver Blume told Automotive News Europe he hopes to sell about 20,000 or more Panameras a year globally, up from […]

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This insane car is the future of automotive advertising

It looks like a vehicle Batman might drive, but it’s actually being used for advertising. The Mill BLACKBIRD is an adjustable car rig that is used as a base for photoreal CG cars, allowing companies to essentially use this in place of an actual vehicle when filming commercials. Check out the Mill’s description of why […]

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