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FCC challenged over decision to shift auto spectrum to wireless devices

DSRC, if employed, would let vehicles communicate with each other to avoid crashes

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Want to take a road trip with Kevin Costner? Investors are betting you might

HearHere road-trip app pushes info tidbits about the surroundings

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China's Huawei telecom, reeling from U.S. sanctions, reportedly will make EVs

It's pivoting because sanctions 'have slowly been strangling the company'

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Elon Musk wants clean power, but Tesla's dealing in environmentally dirty bitcoin

Cryptocurrency may be digital, but real fuel is burned to mine it

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Hyundai reveals unmanned TIGER mobility vehicle platform

Crewless vehicle is built for exploring harsh environments on Earth and beyond

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Ford trims Explorer, Lincoln Aviator output due to ongoing chip shortage

Several of Ford's core crossover and SUV models are now affected

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Qualcomm will provide 'cockpit chips' for GM's future cars

Tech company also has plans for a self-driving computer and software

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Android 11 will offer wireless Android Auto features on most phones

The smartphone must be able to connect to 5GHz WiFi, though

Once Android 11 rolls out, the list of phones that can use wireless Android Auto will grow considerably. Google has updated Android Auto’s FAQ page (as spotted by 9to5Google) to add that almost all devices installed with the upcoming mobile OS will get the capability to connect to compatible in-car entertainment systems without a wire. The updated page also notes that your phone must support 5GHz WiFi for wireless connection to work.

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Tesla, automakers urge FTC to seek appeal after defeat in Qualcomm case

Fight continues over licensing patents as prerequisite to chip sales

Earlier this month a U.S. appeals court reversed a lower-court decision against Qualcomm, which makes technology for connecting devices to mobile data networks. The court also vacated an injunction that would have required Qualcomm to change its patent licensing practices.

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New Ford CEO Jim Farley plans to expand into technology fields

Executive Chairman Bill Ford said the company had not considered outside candidates

"These are new growth initiatives that could create a lot of value for the company," Farley told Reuters, after Ford announced that he will succeed Jim Hackett as the automaker's fourth CEO since 2014. In addition to Ford's work on self-driving vehicles, "these are concrete areas that will change Ford," Farley said. In the meantime, Farley, 58, must wrestle with a painful restructuring of Ford's global operations amid the ravages of the coronavirus crisis that has saddled the No. 2 U.S. automa

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Trump's coronavirus bailouts could extend to auto industry

Administration open to taking a stake in businesses like U.S. did with GM

President Donald Trump on Thursday opened the door to a radical shift in the U.S. government's relationship to private industry as the coronavirus outbreak upends the nation's economy, saying he would back the government taking stakes in certain companies. The White House did not immediately respond when asked if purchasing shares in battered companies was really under consideration.

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