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Security experts shrug off CIA memo that mentioned Canada's BlackBerry QNX

UPDATED: 3/15/17 10:41 am ET - corrected

A CIA memo from 2014, briefly indicated the agency was considering exploring how to hack into cars remotely, specifically mentioning Canada's BlackBerry QNX software. Security experts have shrugged it off.

Security experts shrug off CIA memo

UPDATED: 3/15/17 10:39 am ET - corrected

A CIA memo dated Oct. 23, 2014, briefly indicated the agency was considering exploring how to hack into cars remotely. The revelation resulted in a lot of panicky headlines, but security experts have shrugged it off.

Errant email lands Uber in court

Waymo said an inadvertent email sent its way gave it enough evidence to sue Uber for intellectual property theft

Uber confronts dark side of Silicon Valley culture

Maybe it was some hard-earned experience that led Uber's CEO to respond quickly to the company's latest PR setback: a former engineer's claims of sexist treatment from company managers.

FTC checks lenders' use of 'kill switches'

The Federal Trade Commission is looking at the practice of installing GPS trackers and "kill switches" on vehicles to disable them if the owner fails to make timely payments.

Lynk & CO aims to fix broken dealer model

The franchised dealer model has stayed stagnant for too long and will lead to a widening gap between winners and losers, said Alain Visser, senior vice president of Lynk & CO.

Dealers get up to speed on trends

Outside the main floor at the convention, there was a dealers-only stand that was packed to capacity. The exhibit, called "The Modern Dealership Experience," was NADA's attempt to show dealers what the future looks like.

VW to test over-the-air options

Volkswagen AG is looking to change the way consumers buy new-car options by using over-the-air updates to offer some features on a trial basis.

What was cool at CES

The trade show formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show is arguably one of the most important auto shows of the year, with suppliers and automakers convening in this city of glitz to show off their most...

Autonomous features ripe for misunderstanding

So what could go wrong with car salespeople demonstrating semiautonomous technology to customers new to self-driving vehicles? In some cases, plenty. And it's emerging as a concern.

Volvo's Kerssemakers: 'Sometimes, technology is smarter than we are'

Lex Kerssemakers, CEO of Volvo Car USA, talks about Volvo's focus on bringing fully autonomous vehicles to the market in the early 2020s.

Karma's Revero is a lot like its predecessor

Chinese automaker Wanxiang Group bought the assets of Fisker in 2014 and renamed it Karma.

How humans could ruin the autonomous era

There are millions of ways that flawed, messy, sometimes inconsiderate humans can mess up a perfectly good utopian scenario.

If Michigan really wants to be a leader in mobility, it must let Tesla in

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder likes to tout how the state is leading the way in mobility r&d. Which is great, unless you happen to work at a company that doesn't play by the established auto industry rules.