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China’s Baidu, Changan enter the autonomous vehicle fray

The race towards driverless technology is now seriously burning up the pavement. The international competition is on like never before as China pursues the development of its very own autonomous vehicles.
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Keyless entry: European researchers unlock cars with hacked radios

German researchers found a way to exploit the keyless entry systems in some cars by placing radio amplifiers near key fobs. This tricked onboard systems into thinking the key fob was nearby.
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Toyota is heading to the Oregon Trail Rally with a 2WD RAV4

The Toyota-Millen RAV4 team is heading to the Oregon Trail Rally this weekend to take on the grueling three-day event. The team is taking part in the 2WD class, and will face competition from brands like BMW, MINI, Volvo, Subaru, and Ford.
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$100 million was not enough — Uber drivers join Teamsters in California

Independent contractors who drive for Uber (because drivers still haven't been classified as employees) in California have now partnered with labor union Teamsters, expanding the current relationship from Seattle along more of the…
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‘Roll-away’ feature not on option list, Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.1 million vehicles

Confusing gear shift patterns left many drivers confused, resulting in rollaways when the cars weren't put in Park. Fiat Chrysler is recalling 1.1 million Chargers, Chrysler 300s, and Jeep Grand Cherokees.
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Toyota to mash plants into parts for your car’s next engine

Toyota, the world's largest auto manufacturer, will be replacing its petroluem-based rubber engine and drive system hoses with biohydrin rubber. This will reduce carbon emissions by 20 percent. The first vehicles to employ the biosynthetic…
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The NHTSA is using Twitter to personally call out people who text and drive

The NHTSA has taken to a new method of calling out people who text and drive -- Twitter. Scroll down the NHTSA's Twitter feed and you'll see a constant stream of tweets at people who admit, sometimes gleefully, that they're testing and…
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Scared of zombies? Inkas’ upgraded Sentry APC will make the apocalypse fear you

Armored vehicle manufacturer Inkas has debuted the next-generation Sentry APC. The bulletproof personnel carrier now features an acoustic hailing device, as well as a removable barrier for riot control.
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A swing and a miss: ten car brands that didn’t make it

Scion is the latest in a long line of car manufacturers that didn't make it. Some were too ambitious for their own good, some gradually went broke, and others were the victim of poor product planning.