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A Quick Primer On The Past, Present, And Future Of Car Hacking

Modern cars are nothing more than computers on wheels. As such, they're vulnerable to hackers.

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Bill authored by Markey would also strengthen drivers' privacy rights

Two days after saying automakers have little clue how to safeguard their cars from cyber attacks, US Senator Ed Markey has proposed legislation that would compel car companies to fix security holes.

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Sen. Ed Markey Says Automakers 'Haven't Done Their Part' To Keep Drivers Safe

Automakers are ill-equipped to handle the growing scope of cyber threats faced by cars on American roads, a critical new report charges.

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Remote Nature Of Attack Is A Worrisome Landmark

A cyber-security hole that left more than two million BMWs vulnerable may be the most serious breach the auto industry has faced in its emerging fight against car hackers.

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One Company Brings Iris Identification To The Auto Industry

Someday soon, drivers may start cars with a scan of their eyes instead of the turn of a key. EyeLock, a New York company that manufactures biometric equipment, is developing a camera-based system that identifies drivers through a scanner installed in visors or rear-view mirrors.

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Cars can be as easily hacked as a computer

Today's new cars come equipped with dozens of microcomputers connected by a network and run everything from infotainment systems to the engine itself. Like any other computer system, the units inside our cars are vulnerable. Hackers can infiltrate these systems. Once they're inside, they can do anything from steal your data to control your car.

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Percentages of people driving to work and carpooling decline

Commuters are shedding their reliance on cars.

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America's automotive industry continues to boom, with analysts predicting that sales in 2014 will reach over 16 million units while marking just the second time since World War II that the industry has seen five consecutive years of growth. The estimates, if correct, would represent a 500,000-unit improvement over the current projections for 2013.

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Ford is on a roll this year, with excellent quarterly earnings and better-than-expected vehicle sales leading to 800 more job opportunities with the Blue Oval. In January, Ford announced that it wanted to hire 2,200 salaried employees, but, since then, that figure has been revised to 3,000, representing a 36-percent increase over original projections. About 1,500 of those jobs remain, 80 percent of which are technical professional positions.

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Subaru Surges Ahead Of Accelerating Industry Sales

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Ford And Nissan Make Big Gains, Toyota Falls

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Factory in Georgetown, Kentucky will add a line to produce the car

For the first time, Lexus, one of America's most popular luxury car brands, will build cars in the United States.

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There are ways to prevent losing your car to the repo man

The percentage of 60-day delinquencies on car loans nudged upward in the final months of 2012, the first increase in delinquency rates since the recession and financial meltdown began in 2008.

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Marchionne: 'There can be no more doubt our comeback is real'

Just three years out of bankruptcy, Chrysler posted a $1.7 billion profit in 2012 and said it expects to earn more than $2 billion this year.

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Investment preserves 4,000 jobs in region, but doesn't add new ones

How far has General Motors come since the federal government rescued it from bankruptcy four short years ago?

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Title cements company's comeback after Japan's crisis

Now it's official: Toyota is once again the world's top automaker. Toyota Motor Corp. released its tally for global vehicle sales for last year Monday at a record 9.748 million vehicles - a bigger number than the estimate it gave last month of about 9.7 million vehicles.

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Guangzhou Automobile Group is latest Chinese company with U.S. ambitions

China ranks as the largest producer of automobiles in the world. The United States has long been one of the world's most welcoming markets. This would seemingly be an ideal match.

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Consumers replacing their rides at a healthy clip

DETROIT (Reuters) - Superstorm Sandy's fury caused U.S. auto sales to fall short of expectations in October, but industry executives still see a strong fourth quarter as the housing market improves.

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New-car sales may dip in short term, but storm victims could add to year's strong sales numbers

The effects of Hurricane Sandy are expected to ripple across the auto industry. In the short term, the superstorm is expected to hurt October sales figures, as dealerships across the Eastern Seaboard missed several days of sales. But in the months ahead, analysts expect the storm to boost an already-burgeoning industry as Sandy's victims replace damaged vehicles.

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One shade leads for 2nd straight year, but it's dominance may be fading

White remains the most popular color choice for car shoppers across the globe for the second straight year, according to an annual survey released Wednesday. But its stay at the top may be ending soon.

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Latest sales figures show across-the-board improvement for carmakers

From fuel-efficient subcompact cars to full-size pickup trucks, the auto industry reported across-the-board sales increases Tuesday during the month of August.

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