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Automakers Unite to Prevent Cars From Being Hacked
Security

Automakers Unite to Prevent Cars From Being Hacked

An alliance including Ford and General Motors said it will create a center for sharing information and analysis to help make cars more secure.
Car Dashboards That Act Like Smartphones Could Raise Safety Concerns
Internet of Things

Car Dashboards That Act Like Smartphones Could Raise Safety Concerns

Customers want them, and automakers are intent on supplying them. But are they really a good idea?
Ford Joins Competitors in Growing Car-Sharing Initiative
Sharing Economy

Ford Joins Competitors in Growing Car-Sharing Initiative

The car company is one of several that are exploring alternatives to traditional car ownership, including more flexible on-demand models.
Buckle Up: Google's Self-Driving Cars to Hit the Open Road
Self-Driving Cars

Buckle Up: Google's Self-Driving Cars to Hit the Open Road

The autonomous cars will drive on public roads in California starting this summer.
Catherine Clifford
TomTom Says Its Maps Are Destined for Self-Driving Cars
Navigation

TomTom Says Its Maps Are Destined for Self-Driving Cars

The Dutch navigation company's automotive division has won big contracts in recent months, prompting analyst upgrades and a 40 percent surge in its shares.
3 Reasons Kia Motors Is Doubling Down on YouTube
YouTube

3 Reasons Kia Motors Is Doubling Down on YouTube

If you haven't noticed what Kia is doing on Youtube in the music, technology and sports space, you're likely not a millennial.
Bryan Elliott
Driverless Cars Won't Make Roadways Perfectly Safe
Self-Driving Cars

Driverless Cars Won't Make Roadways Perfectly Safe

While self-driving cars could eventually improve driving conditions overall, the expectation of zero fatalities is not realistic, a new report says.
Catherine Clifford
Will Tesla Have to Franchise?
Tesla

Will Tesla Have to Franchise?

Elon Musk has hinted that Tesla may be considering a departure from the direct sales model, something industry insiders consider inevitable.
Kate Taylor
Panasonic to Pour $5 Billion Into Tesla Battery 'Gigafactory'
Elon Musk

Panasonic to Pour $5 Billion Into Tesla Battery 'Gigafactory'

The two companies are joining forces to build a battery megafactory somewhere in the U.S. The ambitious undertaking could lead to more affordable electric vehicles.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Is It Time to Call Tesla the Future of Made In America? Not Quite.
Ford

Is It Time to Call Tesla the Future of Made In America? Not Quite.

A new report from Morgan Stanley predicts that soon, Tesla will outstrip Ford on the 'American-Made' index. But economically speaking, that may not matter.
Laura Entis
As 'Government Motors' Era Ends, a Female CEO Takes the Wheel
Leadership

As 'Government Motors' Era Ends, a Female CEO Takes the Wheel

Mary Barra, a longtime General Motors employee, deserves some of the credit for turning around GM. Now, she's taking the top job at the company and making history as the only female CEO in the auto industry worldwide.
Brian Patrick Eha