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Big truck hijacking vulnerability should be a wake-up call to trucking industry

University of Michigan researchers demonstrated the ability to take over a tractor-trailer and a school bus via a common code standard. The same standard is used by many, if not most, commercial trucks.
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Ford recalls 830,000 vehicles due to issue that could cause door to open unexpectedly

A faulty latch spring can break in certain Ford models, causing the door to open while the vehicle is moving. Ford has recalled 830,000 vehicles. The recall is limited to 16 U.S. states and all of Mexico.
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EPA approves sales of 2017 BMW diesels after a delay for more testing

The EPA says BMW can sell its 2017 diesel models in the U.S. The agency delayed certification for the diesel Bimmers so that it could conduct more thorough testing in the wake of the VW diesel scandal.
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Hyundai drops its sporty Genesis coupe, plans new luxury model instead

The Hyundai Genesis Coupe will be put out to pasture after the 2016 model year. Its replacement will be a luxury car for the new standalone Genesis brand, likely taking aim at the BMW 4 Series.
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Czech carmaker Skoda could return to the U.S. after a 50-year hiatus

Volkswagen's Czech Republic-based Skoda division is considering returning to the United States after a long hiatus. The company will decide whether to come back here -- and which models to sell -- next year.
Mobile

5 best iPhone car mounts to keep your smartphone in sight and stable

There are a ton of car mounts designed to hold your iPhone and keep it in view while on the road, but not every one is worth the money. That said, here are five mounts you should look into if you're in the market for a quality piece of…
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How Chevrolet hopes to benefit from the Dieselgate scandal

Chevrolet is trying to save the diesel-powered compact in the United States by stuffing an oil-burning four into the Cruze's engine bay. The company believes that diesel isn't dead yet, and it hopes to lure former TDI owners.
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It won hearts at CES and now the VW BUDD-e is named Concept Truck of the Year

After getting rave ratings at its CES debut, the VW BUDD-e concept minibus was given the nod for production. Now it has won the Concept Truck of the Year award. Market launch is slated for the 2020 model year for the all-electric small van.
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Jag's most compact kitty really purrs, but still needs house training

The XE is Jaguar’s first compact luxury car since 2009. Built on a new aluminum platform, the XE offers honed British performance in a premium package.
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Latest Jeep hack reminds us why we should keep our cars’ software updated

The security researchers who remotely shut down a Jeep Cherokee last year now claim they can control the car's steering and cruise control, but only after disabling many built-in security features.
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Honey, I shrunk the Sportage: Kia to leap into the compact crossover segment

Kia is out to get a slice of the booming compact crossover segment. The company will introduce a Rio-based soft-roader next year to take on the Nissan Juke, and it could up the ante with a gasoline-electric hybrid drivetrain.