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TOKYO — What keeps BlackBerry CEO John Chen up at night? An outbreak of car hacking, or even an over-the-air hijacking of vehicles to commandeer them as remote-control weapons. “I’m expecting it daily,” Chen says. “I don’t think it’s a far-fetched thing.” Part of BlackBerry’s mission, the Canadian company’s 64-year-old global boss said in an
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DETROIT/KANSAS CITY – Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren joined striking UAW members on a picket line on Sunday as they compete for the support of a critical voting bloc in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Warren, D-Mass., was mobbed as soon as she arrived at General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck plant in Michigan, where a strike
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Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess welcomed a German government climate package that aims to reduce CO2 emissions with measures such as higher incentives for electric cars. The plan will increase incentives for EVs costing less than 40,000 euros starting in 2023 while conventional cars will become costlier to operate, with higher taxes for more polluting vehicles.
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Whether they have decades of experience on the assembly line or were hired only months ago, many workers who walked off the job at General Motors plants last week said they were striking for the same reasons: getting equal pay for all employees, keeping health care costs low and creating a path for temporary employees
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Plug-in hybrid SUVs are trickling into the market, and they provide unique advantages over their gas-only counterparts. With these vehicles, drivers have the flexibility to run solely on electric power for short jaunts around town, and rely on the gas engine for longer trips. If you’re looking for a PHEV SUV, you have more than
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What’s not to love about the Toyota Land Cruiser? As Toyota‘s longest-running nameplate, the Land Cruiser has a richer heritage than any vehicle in the lineup, and the virtually unstoppable off-roader is certainly one of the brand’s most evocative vehicles. Toyota recently sold its 10 millionth Land Cruiser worldwide, am impressive accomplishment to put under
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When you think of actor Vin Diesel and car movies, the natural intersection of those concepts is the “Fast and Furious” franchise, but there’s another action series that weaves the two together: “xXx.” Dubbed the Flame Car, the 1967 Pontiac GTO Hardtop that recently visited Jay Leno’s Garage has been owned by Thom Sherwood since
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In a closed-door meeting at a Detroit casino two years ago, retiring UAW President Dennis Williams revealed his successor would be Gary Jones, an accountant then running the union’s western region. The resounding reaction among the union brass in the room was: Gary who? The UAW’s former chief bean counter didn’t strike anyone as a
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According to the two leading American organizations that evaluate vehicle safety, the 2019 Honda Insight is one of the safest hybrids on the road. In fact, Insight is one of the safest small cars you can buy: It received a 5-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) as well as
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A new debate is raging among the world’s automotive companies, and it will likely take years to sort out. Its simple question: Should electric cars be constructed differently from combustion-engine cars? Ulf Sudowe says yes. The r&d director for chassis at Spanish supplier Gestamp Automoción gives the example of the time it tested an electric
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