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Study Shows Only 56 Percent Of Motorists Get Their Recalled Cars Fixed

News accounts may be filled with grisly details about car accidents caused by dangerous defects, Congressional investigations into the inaction of carmakers, and a record number of recalls, but little of it is impacting the way people shop or care for cars.

Copyright Office Floats Possibility Of Compromise In Hearings

By allowing vehicle security researchers to hack cars and publish details of their exploits, federal officials said they feared they could encourage people with malicious intent to infiltrate vehicles.

Arguments On Digital Millennium Copyright Act Exemptions Begin Shortly

Car owners and independent mechanics will soon learn more on whether copyright laws could hinder their ability to repair and modify vehicles.

Car Companies Say Home Repairs Are 'Legally Problematic,' Seek Copyright Restrictions

Automakers are supporting provisions in copyright law that could prohibit home mechanics and car enthusiasts from repairing and modifying their own vehicles.

Tesla is employing some skill from Formula 1 by hiring former Red Bull chief mechanic Kenny Handkammer as the automaker's global director of service training.

The safety and aesthetic features of new cars are driving up purchase and repair costs – over the past 15 years the price of a Cadillac Escalade headlight, for instance, has risen almost 800 percent.

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