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Millions of Volkswagens can be broken into with a wireless hack

Millions of Volkswagens built over the past 20 years can be broken into with a hack that exploits the cars’ remote control key systems

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IoT is now growing faster than smartphones

If there were any doubt that IoT is for real, one fact ought to dispel it: For the first time, U.S. mobile operators are adding IoT connections to their networks faster than they’re adding phones.

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47% off CARCHET Wireless Tire Pressure Monitoring System - Deal Alert

The TPMS dynamically monitors tire pressure, which can prevent puncture and damage of car parts caused by flat tire. Improve fuel efficiency, prolong tire life, increase traffic safety and avoid abnormal wear of vehicle parts.

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Google's parent company will work with more auto makers on self-driving cars

Google's recent partnership with Fiat Chrysler to build the company's self-driving car technology into a Chrysler mini van will be the first of many partnerships with auto makers.

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Nvidia's next-generation Tegra mobile chip is on its way

From smartphones to self-driving, Nvidia's Tegra chips have been used in many ways. And the next-generation Tegra is just around the corner.

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Tesla will make 'significant' upgrades to Autopilot driver assistance system

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Sunday his firm will send over-the-air upgrades to its vehicles with Autopilot capability, after a crash involving the technology resulted in the death of a driver.

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Samsung may place a $450m bet on electric cars and batteries

Samsung Electronics is on the verge of making a substantial investment in BYD, a Chinese manufacturer of electric cars and batteries.

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Tesla asked to brief Senate committee on fatal car crash

Tesla Motors has been asked by a U.S. Senate Committee to brief it on the circumstances leading to a fatal accident that killed the driver of a Tesla Model S, while the vehicle’s Autopilot driver-assistance feature was turned on.

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Honda's new motor for hybrid cars is a very big deal

Honda Motor has developed the world's first electric motor for hybrid cars that doesn't use heavy rare earth metals -- a major step forward in development of motors that are free from the political whims of the Chinese government.

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U.S. probes Tesla on autopilot system failures after fatal crash

The U.S. government has asked Tesla Motors for detailed information about key safety systems on its cars after a May 7 crash in which a driver was killed while traveling in autonomous mode.

PCWorld Show Episode 22: Tesla crashes, Surface rumors and AMD RX 480 power problems

PCWorld editors Jon Phillips, Melissa Riofrio and Gordon Mah Ung talk about a fatal Tesla car crash and ponder a Surface desktop rumor. BlackBerry kills the reason people bought BlackBerry, and exactly how busted is the Radeon RX 480?

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Fearing surveillance, man allegedly shot at Google and set self-driving car ablaze

A man who told police he feared being watched by Google has been arrested and charged with arson after one of the company's self-driving cars was destroyed in an attack in June.

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Intel wants to be inside self-driving cars, partnering with BMW on its iNEXT vehicle

Intel will be inside BMW's iNEXT, the German car maker's fully autonomous car, which has a planned release date of 2021. Visual analytics company Mobileye is the other major technology partner.

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Tesla's autopilot is being investigated after a fatal crash

Federal regulators are investigating Tesla's autopilot feature after a fatal crash involving a tractor trailer and one of its Model S cars.

Mingis on Tech: The ethics of self-driving cars -- and killer robots

If your autonomous car has to decide who lives -- you or the people it's heading for on the highway -- who should it save? Executive Editor Ken Mingis, Senior Writer Lucas Mearian and Multimedia Editor Keith Shaw drive the conversation.

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Mapping firm invites auto industry to improve spec for sharing vehicle sensor data

A key specification for exchanging sensor data between vehicles has found a new home, in a move that may help future drivers avoid dangers before they see them.

NASCAR is digitizing race day

NASCAR is bringing modern technology to race day, using a new system to tie together data on each race so officials can make decisions fast. We got to see it in action at the Sonoma Raceway in California.

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Tesla Model X autonomously crashes into building, owner claims

In the latest of several Tesla vehicle accidents, the owner of a Tesla Model X SUV claims the vehicle suddenly accelerated on its own and crashed into the side of a building.