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Harsh words from senators over Chrysler's delay in reporting hack

NHTSA Opens Investigation Into Cyber Vulnerabilities

The federal agency charged with protecting American motorists wants to know more about how hackers remotely commandeered and controlled a Jeep Cherokee.

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Jeep in St. Louis hacked from Pittsburgh

Remote Breach Highlights Security Flaw In Popular Infotainment Feature

One of America's most popular cars contains a security flaw that allows hackers to remotely commandeer it from anywhere on the planet.

Car Companies Are Collecting Drivers' Location Data

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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New Chrysler Uconnect Access won't need cell phones [w/video]

Two of the major trends in car connectivity are to use a connected smartphone as the vehicle's infotainment system or for access to mobile service, or include a standalone system with its own wireless access that gains additional features when connected to a smartphone. Chrysler is apparently going the latter way with the overhaul of Uconnect, partnering with Sprint to provide wireless access so that owners will no longer need to use their own phon

Drive First: Sprint's Android app to curb distracted driving

With Old Man LaHood making distracted driving a pet cause, both device manufacturers and wireless carriers are trying to devise new ways to reduce distracted driving before the Department of Transportation mandates its own solution.

El Camino may return, but it won't be a Chevy!

Holden just released a new version of its Australian Ute, and it's been rumored that the VE Trucklet will be US-bound. There's no doubt that GM is taking a look at the possibility of reintroducing the El Camino's ethos to American consumers, and fans of past El Caminos (and Sprints and Caballeros) are excited. GM Inside News forum member and photoshopper MonaroS