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Rushing to go wireless, automakers leaving cars open to hackers

The complaints that flooded into Texas Auto Center that maddening, mystifying week were all pretty much the same: Customers’ cars had gone haywire. Horns...


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As cars rely more heavily on computers, risk of hackers grows

WASHINGTON — The future of driving has been cast in terms of cars that talk to one another and eventually drive themselves, but all of that computer...


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Honda settles with minority borrowers

WASHINGTON — Honda’s auto-financing arm agreed to repay $24 million to minority borrowers to settle a Justice Department complaint that it overcharged...


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Texas, like Utah, isn't open for Tesla's direct auto sales

AUSTIN, Texas — Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday that Tesla Motors Inc. shouldn’t expect to open Lone Star state sales outlets any time soon. Tesla...


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Fiat Chrysler union talks seen contentious as merger urged

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — With negotiations kicking off this month between U.S. carmakers and their main domestic labor union, talks involving Fiat Chrysler...




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Second company probed for air bag inflator malfunctions

DETROIT — The problem of exploding air bags could be widening beyond Japanese manufacturer Takata Corp. U.S. safety regulators are investigating inflators...


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Steel fights for market share after Ford goes aluminum

When Ford Motor Co. confirmed last year it would build its most popular pickup truck using aluminum, the automaker’s steel supplier was caught flat-footed....


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Preserving jobs, pay raises on table as US auto talks open

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — The day before hundreds of United Auto Workers delegates gathered to set strategy for contract talks with the Detroit Three, General Motors...


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2 visions emerge for getting self-driving cars on road

DETROIT — Two competing visions could determine how you first experience a driverless car. Traditional automakers like Mercedes and Toyota already make...

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