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    Official: Automakers promise better protection for drivers' data
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    "Automakers believe that strong consumer data privacy protections are essential to maintaining the trust of our customers." – Mitch Bainwol Cars know a lot about their owners. Many Americans don't realize it, but their vehicles are now mobile computers that collect, store and transmit ...

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    Report: Feds cancel plans to collect license-plate data nationally
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    The federal government's plan to build a nationwide database of information culled from license-plate scanners has been canceled. Officials from the Department of Homeland Security quickly reversed course on the proposed project late Wednesday, saying top officials within the department and the ...

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    Report: Your car's 'big data' is worth $1,400 a year
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    Connected cars are slowly but surely becoming more commonplace, mirroring the smartphone takeover of the mobile communications market, albeit at a much slower pace. But as we get more and more connected vehicles on the road, the ability of companies to take advantage of the accumulated data ...

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    Microsoft and Volkswagen team up for in-car file storage
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    The House that Gates Built has teamed up with the Volkswagen Group to develop the next generation of automotive information and entertainment delivery strategies. A firm called e.solutions supplies Volkswagen with its infotainment software. Microsoft has signed an agreement to license its Extended ...

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    Chronolyze unleashes the potential of Porsche's Sport Chrono Plus
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    Chronolyze software – Click above for high-res image gallery of screen shots
    Porsche's optional "Sport Chrono Package" adds a Sport button to the center console that kicks throttle, suspension and engine behavior up a few notches. It also adds a cool swivel-mounted timer to the center of ...

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    Remember how luxury crossovers were "The Next Big Thing?" Yeah, not so much.
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    According to Cadillac's general sales manage Ed Peper, mid-size luxury crossovers like the SRX, Audi Q5, and Land Rover LR3 "are like 26 percent of the luxury market." Perhaps he should have phrased that "are still 26%," because an Edmunds chart reveals that the crossover luxury segment has taken ...

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    Take Autoblog on the road: WAAV Airbox X2
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    Okay folks, we're waiting to see the first hack that has gameplay running on the nav screen, so someone get on it! Cambridge, MA based WAAV has developed a new generation of cellular routers capable of delivering cellular internet at speeds comparable to DSL. Here's the important part, it'll do it ...

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    Trackpedia adds more user telemetry data
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    Easily one of the coolest automotive sites on the 'net is Trackpedia.com, and the motorsports community continues to flesh out this wiki with telemetry data. Back when we last checked in six months ago, the site had data for only one track, but Trackpedia administrator Billy Newport recently ...

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    Federal judge requires NHTSA to release pre-recall safety data
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    A federal judge has declared that the public must have access to safety data from automotive OEMs and part manufacturers, even before a recall is officially announced. The ruling comes as the result of a suit filed by Public Citizen, which was claiming that manufacturers should not have blanket ...

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