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Automakers forming consortium to combat hackers

The evolution of the connected car is raising one big, overwhelming concern: the threat of hackers compromising a car's systems. To counteract this, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association of Global Automakers are...Show More Summary

Mercedes-AMG spotted testing GLC63 at the 'Ring

Mercedes is preparing to replace its aging GLK-Class crossover with an all-new generation, and it's tipped to alter the model's nameplate to more closely align with the C-Class sedan upon which it'll be based. The move to a GLC-Class...Show More Summary

Privacy Advocates Take Law Enforcement To Task Over Handling Of License Plate Data

The panopticon grows taller every day, as motorists who try to learn what information is gathered by the automatic license plate readers face roadblock after roadblock, with three cases set to determine once and for all what can be seen. Show More Summary

Is Hyundai's conservative new Sonata struggling out of the gate?

"But so far, Sonata sales are up compared with last year even while we're still ramping up to full speed." - Jim Trainor According to Reuters, the redesigned-for-2015 Hyundai Sonata is not enjoying the same degree of success in the early...Show More Summary

Is Scion’s Next New Car A Station Wagon?

The death of the Toyota Matrix will leave a hatchback-sized hole in Toyota’s lineup. But the replacement won’t be a Toyota, if Scion’s newest concept is any indication. As we reported back in June, Scion is said to be readying a new hatchback based on the Toyota Auris. Show More Summary

Mercedes moving some Sprinter production to North America

If you look at the Sprinter and wonder how Mercedes-Benz can possibly compete against locally produced commercial vehicles with a model built in Germany and shipped over the Atlantic, you're not alone. In fact, in order to mitigate the...Show More Summary

US House Committee Reviewing Takata Airbag Recall

With around 7.8 million vehicles from various automakers under recall thanks to defects in airbags supplied by Takata, the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee is reviewing the proceedings. The Detroit News reports the committeeShow More Summary

Fisker and Galpin Auto Sport to introduce 'Ultimate American Muscle Car' in LA

Henrik FIsker is stepping back onto the stage at a major auto show. We just aren't exactly sure what he's doing there yet. The mysterious news comes courtesy of the press conference listing for the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. It shows Fisker in back-to-back presentations to debut vehicles on November 20 from 11:05 to 11:30 AM. Show More Summary

Junkyard Find: 1983 AMC Eagle SX/4 Sport

Ahh, the AMC Eagle! So much car-industry history wrapped up in the Eagle, which was a highly innovative machine made during the very last gasps of American Motors (and continuing as a Chrysler product, briefly, before Chrysler killed...Show More Summary

Bedtime Horror Story in 60 Seconds! This One-Minute Short Film Is Spooky Scary

Filminute is an international film festival is all about short one-minute movies. 60 seconds is enough to make you laugh, cry or scare to death. This year’s winning video is....

Why China is more eager for self-driving cars than the West

Nielsen statistics show Chinese consumers are more interested in autonomous technology than the US and Germany. China's auto market continues to grow, and it's having an increasingly important effect on the bottom line for all automakers worldwide. Show More Summary

Gilbert Calls Out Dealers In Wake Of Reinforced Michigan Direct Sales Ban

Tuesday, Michigan governor Rick Snyder signed into law a bill that included language reinforcing a direct sales ban established over 30 years ago. Wednesday? Detroit billionaire Dan Gilbert — best known as the majority owner of the Cleveland...Show More Summary

Novel head-up display aims to improve lap times with video-game-like ghost car [w/video]

Ever wish racing in real life was more like playing Gran Turismo or Forza? By that we don't mean lots of swearing and sideswiping other racers into corners - we just think it would just be useful to have all of the game's data available on-the-fly in real life, especially a ghost car for comparing previous laps. Show More Summary

This Is Scary! Professional Stuntman Rides a Motorcycle Over a Bridge’s Arch Beam

We have seen people walk on bridge’s arch beam before and it is something no one should try without proper safety. How about riding a motorcycle over a bridge’s arch....

Mini-doc showing at-risk kids building motorcycles in 100 days will warm your heart

There are a lot of things in this world that can make you feel pretty defeated - just turn on the national news on any given night for dozens of examples. It's nice every once in a while to get a reminder that things aren't always so bad. Show More Summary

Mercedes-Benz’s S-Class Is Selling Like It’s 2007

Mercedes-Benz USA has already sold more copies of the all-conquering S-Class in 2014 than in the full calendar years of 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. By the end of October, Mercedes-Benz USA’s S-Class sales total will be in excess of 2008’s total, as well. Show More Summary

Land Rover spotted testing long-wheelbase Range Rover SVR at the 'Ring

For the past couple of decades, Land Rover has watched pretender after contender try to topple it from its throne as the world's ultimate purveyor of luxury SUVs. The British automaker has answered with an ever-expanding and ever-improving...Show More Summary

Stunning Long Exposure Photo Of the Lunar Eclipse Rising Over China Looks Like a Falling Star

This certainly looks at first like a falling star/meteorite, but in fact is the lunar eclipse shot with a long exposure over the city of Chongqing, China. From NASA Picture....

Auto Industry Groups Join Forces To Secure Vehicle Communications

A pair of auto manufacturer groups are coming together to form a consortium meant to prevent crackers — the correct term for those whose goal is to give computer security a good thrashing — from busting up a given vehicle’s communication system, one that has the blessing of the federal government. Show More Summary

What you missed on 10.22.14

2015 Subaru Outback review The Subaru Outback strikes an interesting balance between the needs of the everyday crossover shopper and the wants of car enthusiasts. It's more of a tall wagon than a proper CUV, and even with its 2.5-liter boxer-four and continuously variable transmission, it's pretty nice to drive. Show More Summary

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