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FCA UConnect fiasco could set over-the-air updates back years

Industry slow to implement OTA, and a recent Uconnect snafu won’t help

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Was the Tesla hack just some kid messing around?

Prank Reportedly Came From Finnish Teenage Hacker

Illinois family is targeted in cyber prank involving fake Tesla promotion.

What will Elon Musk announce Thursday that will 'end' range anxiety'?

A short Tweet from Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he will "end range anxiety" for Model S drivers with an announcement this Thursday. Yeah, we want to know more, too.

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Jeremy Clarkson apologizes for gay slur in Twitter pic

Jeremy Clarkson may be many things to many people, but politically correct is not one of them. It is, after all, his opinionated nature that makes him who he is. But every once in a while – okay, more than every once in a while – he falls afoul of offending one group of people or another. And this time, it's the gay community.

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Toyota will show Auris Hybrid production, Tweet by Tweet

Think of it as a 325-step process in 140 characters or less. Toyota is going the social-media route to publicize production if its upcoming Auris Hybrid in the UK with updates on Twitter.

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Tesla Model S demand exceeds expectations, 40-kWh model nixed

Elon Musk has promised he will make an "exciting" announcement tomorrow, but Tesla Motors issued two bits of news late last night to add to whatever we'll learn about on Tuesday. First off, sales of the Model S have "exceeded the target provided in the mid February shareholder letter" by 25

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Like Jeep, Fisker Twitter account briefly hacked, offers way to lose body fat

In the overall scheme of things, having your Twitter account hacked isn't as bad as a flood or a fire. So, perhaps the "The Fastest Way To Lose BodyFat in (2)Weeks" tweet that Fisker Automotive sent out today isn't going to cause anyone to

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Chrysler gives employees day off to vote

SRT president and CEO, Ralph Gilles, is doing his best today to make sure workers at Chrysler are getting to their local polling stations and casting votes. The executive started off the morning by stating on his Twitter feed that, "Chrysler gave its entire work force the day off to Vote Today! Let's go

Smart USA doesn't take crap from anyone

The minds at Smart USA took to Twitter to make a point about the manufacturer's tridion safety cell recently. Clayton Hove, who runs a snarky blog about advertising, joked that he "Saw a bird had crapped on a Smart Car. Totaled it," leaving the door wide open for Smart to work up a response. And respond the automaker did.

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Ford and GM in Twitterfight over Facebook advertising?

Frenemies Ford and General Motors have taken to cyberspace for a little verbal sparing, trading snarky shots this week over which company is more likeable on Facebook.

Police using Twitter to track down stolen cars

Police in Seattle have turned to social media in an effort to help recover stolen vehicles. By sending out a Tweet that describes the liberated vehicle, authorities are hoping someone in the network of followers will spot it and report the vehicle's location. The Twitter account being used by the SPD goes by the handle Jeff Glucker

Peter De Lorenzo takes on auto industry in 140 characters or less

The Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo, has done his best for "the minions, the gamers, the coddled and the entitled" who want an update on the auto industry but don't want to bother actually reading about it. You know the folks – the ones who write "summarize plz" or "Cliffs Notes?" in a comment thread because they can't be bothered taking the time to figure out what happened.

2012 Dodge Durango (or is that Magnum?) revealed on Twitter

Ah, the magic of the interwebs. Chrysler has yet to officially reveal the 2012 Dodge Durango (which could yet be birthed under the name Magnum), but we've come across this rather nonchalant camera phone photo taken by one of the Twitterati.

From the Twitterverse: Lexus of Europe says LFA V10 is bespoke, not headed for GS F

Another country heard from – this time, a mole in Lexus of Europe has announced via the corporate Twitter account that the LFA's V10 will definitely not be going into the GS F. The supercar's 10-pot wonder is "bespoke to LFA," which is ur-English for something custom made, but in this case we'll take to mean "None of you can have this e

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Rumormill: OnStar to add hands-free Twitter functionality?

General Motors' OnStar in-car communications system can give you directions or help you make a phone call, and soon it may also be able to send and receive Tweets. Gear Live recently received a survey from the General announcing that Twitter functionality could soon be on the way.