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127Looking Back At Oprah's Free-Car Giveaway 10 Years Later

The cars changed lives, but the publicity stunt couldn't save Pontiac

September 13 marks the 10-year anniversary of the memorable event, which caught everyone, including audience members, by surprise.

4Risk Of Cyber Threats Increase As Cars Add Active Controls

New research suggests features like collision prevention make vehicles more susceptible

Features in many new cars that are widely seen as the first steps toward a self-driving future may also making cars more susceptible to cyber crime, according to a recent study.

13D Printer To Build Car In 44 Hours

Amazing technology could be the future of manufacturing

The first 3D-printed car is scheduled to roll off its huge printer and onto Chicago streets Saturday as a display of the technology's possibilities in manufacturing.

1Google Self-Driving Car Still Has Plenty Of Technical Hiccups

Self-driving cars can't handle potholes, bad weather, says new report

Google's self-driving car is being heralded as a massive step forward for automotive technology, but a computer-guided victory lap might be premature.

1How Teen Driver Gender Is Linked To Crash Type

Young women and men crash in different ways and at different times

A new study from Kansas State University found that young men and women crash their cars at different times and in different ways.

92Elderly Driver Gets Flip-Flops Tangled, Crashes Into Pool

No one hurt in California Incident

An 85-year-old man was unharmed Saturday after he crashed his car into a backyard pool, authorities said.

24Tire Launched Into Stands During Monterey Car Week Race

No injuries reported after frightening crash

The Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is usually full of excitement, but one race over the weekend got a little too thrilling for some spectators after a crash launched a tire into the stands.

35How Hackable Are New Cars?

New cars with complex networks easiest to hack

When buying a car, consumers look for crash ratings and the amount of airbags, but they're missing information about one critical key safety feature; the security of the car's computer network.

379Tow Truck Company Illegally Targeted 'Gay Days' Attendees

ASAP Towing hauled off more than a hundred cars over four days

The owner of a tow truck company in Orange County, Florida was arrested last week for targeting and illegally towing gay pride participants' cars.

1Auto Industry Continues To Grapple With Challenges Of Cyber Threats

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.

224Dad Pleads With Parents To Remember Kids In Hot Cars

Man subjects himself to hot car to get message out about child endangerment

After five minutes of sitting in a hot car, Terry Williams was drenched with sweat. After ten minutes, he felt like the air had been sucked out of his lungs. After 15 minutes, he got out of the car.

481Teen Dies After Jumping On iPhone Thief's Car

Young girl was thrown from the back of the thief's getaway car, died two days later

Marisol Hernandez recently gave her daughter a new iPhone 5S on condition she get good grades during her sophomore year of high school. Rubi Rubio already had broken two phones, so Hernandez told her daughter if she broke this one it would be her last.

30Cases Of Kids Dying In Hot Cars All Too Common

They're normally tragic accidents; Georgia case may be rare exception

The circumstances surrounding the death of a Georgia toddler in a hot car last month are macabre. Authorities say Justin Ross Harris, 33, may have left his 22-month-old son, Cooper, in the family's car for more than seven hours on purpose while temperatures in Cobb County, Georgia, reached 92 degrees.

94Photographer Captures Woman Giving Birth In Car

Baby couldn't wait for trip to the hospital

A photographer in Australia captured some once-in-a-lifetime images of her client giving birth in a car on the way to the hospital.

2Driver Films Car Being Launched Into Air By Trailer

The motorist was driving eratically before the crash

A driver caught another motorist on camera doing an accidental Dukes of Hazzard impression while traveling down a highway in Kansas.

13Women Lag Behind Men In Car Maintenance Knowledge

Study finds a wide gap in understanding basic car care

Stereotypes are usually outdated, but some can still ring slightly true. For instance, a new study found women are less likely to know how to make the most basic care repairs.

443Is Detroit Becoming 'Carjack City'?

Since May 19, Detroit has had 191 carjackings

A story from the Associated Press piles on, declaring Detroiters "under siege in 'Carjack City.'"

492Victim Arrested After Sheriff's Deputy Crashes Into Her

County took months to clear her name

A woman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was arrested for drunk driving after being T-boned by a police officer. The only problem? She was sober and not at fault for the accident.

264NY Man Who Skipped Paying Toll 3,000 Times Fined Over $28,000

Taxi driver used stolen E-ZPass for over a year

New York City taxi driver Rodolfo Sanchez used an E-ZPass reported lost in 2011 and the close quarters that New Yorkers are used to, in order to save himself $28,000 in 18 months.

31Car Set On Fire In Fast Food Argument

Woman threatened to 'blow it up' before setting blaze

A woman set a car on fire after an argument over ice cream early Sunday morning in a McDonald's parking lot in Jacksonville, Fla.

213Mechanics Find Eight Pounds Of Pot In Spare Tire

Police are attempting to trace the drugs back to an assembly plant in Mexico

Mechanics in Lorain, Ohio, found eight pounds of pot packed into a woman's spare tire while fixing a flat Wednesday.

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