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Congressmen propose legislation to curb car-hacking threats

Senators Blumenthal And Markey Introduce Bill To Mandate Federal Standards

Hours after two prominent cyber-security researchers announced they had discovered a flaw that allowed them to remotely take control of a Jeep Cherokee, two members of Congress introduced legislation Tuesday to address the growing threat posed by car hackers.

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A 14-year-old hacker caught the auto industry by surprise

One Student's Exploits Showed Executives How Vulnerable Their Cars Are

A 14-year-old boy may have forever changed the way the auto industry views cyber security.

Proposed legislation would force car companies to take cyber security seriously [w/video]

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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New report says most car companies couldn't counter a cyber attack

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.

Did Federal Investigators Delay Action In GM Recall Case?

Leading safety advocates call for independent investigation of NHTSA

Federal safety investigators put General Motors under a microscope earlier this week, asking the troubled automaker 107 detailed questions about its decade-long delay in recalling cars with a deadly defect. Now, it may be the federal government's turn to face questions.

Expert Explains How He Hacked Two Cars For Research

His work on automotive cyber threats has one U.S. senator asking questions

Chris Valasek isn't your traditional gearhead. He doesn't care about the horsepower of his engine. He doesn't change his own oil. "I don't even get my oil changed," he confesses.

Automakers Ask For Extensions On Questions About Cyber Security

Automakers asked for extentions to deal with questions from Sen. Ed Markey

A U.S. senator who wants to know how carmakers intend to thwart automotive cyber hackers will wait a little longer for answers.

Congress to introduce bills to provide $11 billion for plug-in vehicle deployment

A pair of identical bills, the "Electric Drive Vehicle Deployment Acts," are expected to be introduced in the U.S. Congress today that would provide up to $11 billion in additional funding to spur deployment of electric vehicles (EVs). The hope is to get up to 4 million EVs on the road by 2017, a very audacious goal. The money would primarily go to about five to eight regions that are considered electric-vehicle friendly, which presumably means places like California, New York and some other sou

Bill proposed in Congress would require NHTSA to use realistic gas prices to set CAFE

The energy bill that was passed by Congress last December requiring corporate average fuel economy to be raised to 35 mpg by 2020 had some interesting little known elements in it. Among other things, the bill required NHTSA to set the standards at the maximum feasible level for any given years meaning that the 35 mpg threshold could be reached well before 2020. The problem lies in that word feasible. In setting standards NHTSA was required to factor in projections for what fuel prices would be i

Rep. Markey backs down on 35mpg CAFE rule

Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass has been pushing a particularly aggressive set of fuel economy regulations that would require automakers to meet a 35mpg fleet average by 2019 three years sooner than the bill that has already passed the US Senate. The House of Representatives is due to consider an energy bill this week before leaving for their August recess.

Bill proposed to raise fuel economy standards 4% a year through 2018

U.S. Representative Ed Markey, D-Mass., is introducing a bill today that will require automakers to raise their fuel economy standards by 4% a year starting in late 2009 for cars and late 2011 for trucks. The key word here is "require," as President Bush proposed a similar plan that was more of a really strong suggestion with a few loopholes than an actual law with penalties for not being followed.