Hacking hoax tests security protocols

A claim that a team of hackers had gained access to troves of dealerships' sensitive consumer data spooked dealership software giants. The claim was a hoax.

 

Obituaries

Bob White, one of the founders of the Canadian Auto Workers, died at the age of 81. Michigan dealer Dick Huvaere died at the age of 72.

Dealers

A look at dealer awards handed out to Ford, Honda and Mazda dealerships.

Taking the car out after 40 years

An old Jeep Wagoneer was left in a beachfront garage out toward the end of Cape Cod in the 1970s. And As long-term parking goes, this could have gone

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Fuel efficient cars always make sense

No one in the industry has a record for correctly predicting fuel prices or knows how they function in the permanently changed energy economics of the 21st century, writes one reader.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
All networks are vulnerable to hackers

The establishment of self-driving tests on public roads would create a monumental vulnerability that if exploited could collapse society with a keystroke, writes one reader.

How Chevy coaxed Cruze diesel to 52 mpg

To earn the EPA's rare 50-plus highway fuel economy rating for the 2018 Cruze diesel sedan, Chevrolet engineers didn't just drop in a fuel-efficient engine and transmission and call it done.

COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
Self-driving vehicles: Why the rush?

The idea that the public will share the roads with thousands of driverless vehicles being tested should put a shudder through everyone, writes Keith Crain.

What my subconscious saw at the Detroit show

As I walked through the Ford exhibit at the Detroit auto show, experts at a division of the company called Nielsen Consumer Neuroscience had me outfitted with biometric sensors and a pair of glasses that tracked the movement of my eyes as they darted around the environment until locking in on the GT.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Carmakers can't be fooled by gas prices

Automotive News was correct in calling out the Detroit 3 in its editorial in the Feb. 6 issue ("Detroit 3 should skip scare tactics in CAFE debate") for using scare tactics and squishy jobs research when lobbying the president on fuel economy standards.

Toyota, Suzuki outline plans to deepen collaboration

Toyota and Suzuki announced Monday that they have agreed to start concrete talks about collaborating in environmentally friendly technologies, safety systems, information technology and the mutual supply of products and components.

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