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Finnish police: Keep your smart car keys in the fridge to freeze out hackers

Police in Finland have advised drivers to keep their smart car keys in the fridge to reduce the risk of their locking signal being intercepted by hackers wanting to enter their cars.
Cars

Mini will kill off the quirky Paceman to make room for the new BMW 5 series

Mini will reportedly kill off the Paceman three-door to make room for the next-generation BMW 5 Series sedan.
Cars

The latest player in the self-driving car game? Oxford University’s Oxobotica

Move over, big business -- academia is here to join the fray. Proving just how ubiquitous smart car technology has truly become, Oxford University's Mobile Robotics Group, Oxbotica, is now staking its claim in the autonomous car territory.
Cars

Back to school: Ford engineers will work at new University of Michigan robotics lab

Ford will begin sending engineers to work at the University of Michigan in the coming months as a prelude to the opening of a new robotics lab the carmaker will share with the university.
Cars

Lyft president: most Lyft rides in self-driving cars by 2021

Company President John Zimmer predicts most Lyft trips will be in self-driving cars by 2021 and individual car ownership will be obsolete by 2025. Zimmer sees autonomous rideshare cars as reclaiming city space from cars in favor of…
Cars

Aston Martin's DB11 Volante convertible will arrive in 2018

The Aston Martin DB11 Volante convertible will go on sale in spring 2018. But Aston Martin is offering an early peek at the new drop top and its revised styling well in advance of the launch.
Cars

Oxbotica's robotic brain finds its way into driverless vehicles in the U.K.

Oxbotica, a spinoff group from Oxford University, is developing driverless technology in the U.K. The company aims to implement its tech in numerous applications, including cars, taxis, forklifts, and driverless pods.
Cars

With the Open Road Project, Toyota is bringing its i-Road EV to people and businesses

For round two of its Open Road Project, Toyota is bringing its compact concept i-Road EV to members of the general public as well as big businesses and startups. Test pilots will spend time with the vehicles, assessing strengths and…
Cars

Chicago officials may ban autonomous cars

Taking the opposite stance of that taken by Pittsburgh, which welcomed self-driving vehicle testing, Chicago considers an ordinance to ban autonomous cars. No hearing date has been set for the proposal, which would fine violators $500.
Mobile

Weekly Rewind: Driverless Ubers, longer tweets coming, Bud will drive you home

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from…
Podcasts

Trends with Benefits: Driverless Ubers, VR horseback rides, drones vs. eagles 32:10

Uber just replaced drivers with people, Samsung and Apple are each having their own phone meltdowns, VR horses are the embarrassing future, and eagles will absolutely destroy your drone.
Cars

It’s not me, it’s you: Mobileye criticizes Tesla’s Autopilot following fatal crash

Tesla claims original Autopilot component supplier Mobileye criticized the system's safety after learning Tesla was developing its own components. Tesla also said Mobileye tried to force changes to the companies' existing deal for Mobileye…