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"Nvidia was priced for perfection heading into earnings."

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Tesla asks permission to collect Autopilot video to make autonomous driving safer.

Tesla's asking for permission first, promising privacy, and allowing owners to opt out at any time.

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One reporter used New York City's open data and Google Maps to determine that the NYPD was issuing thousands of tickets on streets where parking is legal.

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Ford CEO Takes To CES With A Silicon Valley Attitude

Ford CEO says that collecting lots and lots of data, with permission, will let the automaker figure out what customers want before they know they want it.

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Ford is hoping data will make the difference in its quest to create a city friendly to both cars and bikes with what it calls a "mobility experiment" known as Info Cycle.

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Data From Autonomous Vehicles Could Convey Sensitive Information

Google acknowledged its self-driving cars have been involved in 11 car accidents. But data privacy concerns may be the bigger issue with autonomous vehicles.

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GM's Teen Driver Program Turns On Safety Features, Records Data

For teens, a driver's license can represent freedom. For parents, it can represent fear. Now there's a way parents can alleviate some of their worries and monitor their teen drivers.

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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But Older Drivers Nearly Twice As Resistant As Younger Ones

Interested in savings as much as 30 percent off your insurance premiums? Safe drivers can do so, if they're willing to share their personal driving data.

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Critics Say New Measures Don't Go Far Enough In Securing Information

"Automakers believe that strong consumer data privacy protections are essential to maintaining the trust of our customers." – Mitch Bainwol

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Technically speaking, Audi's R18 E-Tron Quattro is quite technical. The German automaker says the diesel-hybrid is the "most complex race car" it's ever created. And we'll take their word for it.

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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 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency were unaware of it.

Spokesperson says solicitation was published without knowledge of top officials

One day after its plans to create a massive database of information collected from license-plate scanners became widely known, the Department of Homeland Security scuttled the project.

Privacy advocates worry about such detailed data collection

The Department of Homeland Security wants to build a massive database of information collected from license-plate scanners across the country.

Privacy advocates fear how such information may be used, new report says

Automakers are obtaining location data through real-time navigation functions and other on-board location services and storing it for varying lengths of time. They need to provide motorists with more information on how and why they're collecting and sharing data, according to a report released Monday.

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It's a dang shame that the Pontiac Firebird used in the 1980s TV show "Knight Rider" wasn't electric. Otherwise, that creepy voice would've had a lot more to tell the Hasslehoff.

Insurance companies are using driver behavior data to determine which drivers are the safest

Insurance companies have been using tracking devices to monitor driver behavior for a couple of years, and have learned that there are three things you might be doing that could indicate you're a higher-risk customer (and, sadly, will have to pay more that safer drivers for your insurance.)

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This isn't your father's electric vehicle. In fact, it belongs, in part, to "Ma Bell."

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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 becomes greater and greater.

The House that Gates Built has teamed up with the Volkswagen Group to develop the next generation of automotive information and entertainment delivery strategies.