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Google’s Autonomous Car Software Determined To Be A ‘Driver’ In Big Win For Self-Driving Vehicles

There are plenty of obstacles impeding Planet Earth’s transition to autonomous cars, but one of the biggest involves resolving the many legal questions associated with self-driving vehicles. In a huge win for fans of autonomous cars, though, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has just determined that, for regulatory purposes,Read More

No emissions scandal cheat software in Renault cars says French minister

News 14 Jan, 2016 Offices of Renault visited by the French anti-fraud police investigating the emissions scandal but no defeat device is present in its cars Latest

Audi Joins VW In Gift Card Goodwill Program, Admits To Illegal Software On 3.0-Liter Diesels

Unless you’ve paid close attention to the Volkswagen “Dieselgate” headlines, you might’ve missed the fact that Audi vehicles are also installed with emissions-test-cheating software. The fact that Volkswagen’s popular, mass-market brand at the center of the scandal shares a name with its parent company has obscured the fact that otherRead More

All VW, Audi, Porsche Diesels Have Had Illegal Software Since 2009: U.S. Fines May Hit $21.2 Billion

Volkswagen’s Dieselgate scandal continues its gruesome shock-and-awe assault on the world’s headlines. Late last week, the automaker finally admitted that the Environmental Protection Agency was correct when it said that Volkswagen had installed illegal emissions control software on its 3.0-liter diesel engines. In fact, in a meeting with EPA… HighRead More

VW emissions scandal: EU loophole means cheat software may not be illegal

News 13 Nov, 2015 All the latest on the VW diesel emissions scandal: VW may not have cheated in EU, petrol cars now affected and VW's UK 'loyalty bonus' Latest

Victory For Shade-Tree Mechanics & Coders! Feds Say Automotive Software Isn’t Covered By Copyright

Last spring, we asked an important question: “Do You Really Own Your Car?” According to Auto News, one federal agency has now provided a definitive answer, which will make tinkerers and tuners happy — if the decision doesn’t get upended by federal law, that is. HOW WE GOT HERE ForRead More

Tesla Model S, Model X Go ‘No Hands’ With Autosteer Software Update

Cars that function autonomously—that truly drive themselves—remain some years away; yet today, Tesla Motors [NSDQ: TSLA] released several key technologies that are essential building-block technologies for getting there. With its latest software upgrade, called version 7.0, Tesla has added to Model S sedans and Model X utility wagons a… HighRead More

2014-2015 Honda Civic, 2015 Honda Fit Recalled To Fix Transmission Software Flaw

Honda is recalling nearly 144,000 U.S.-registered vehicles to fix a software flaw associated with the cars’ continuously variable transmission system. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the glitch could cause serious mechanical problems, increasing the risk of an accident. ALSO SEE: Introducing The Car Connection 2016… High GearRead More

BREAKING: Volkswagen Will Recall All 11 Million Diesel Cars With Emissions-Cheating Software

This morning, Reuters reports that Volkswagen plans to issue a worldwide recall for all 11 million diesel vehicles equipped with software designed to cheat on emissions tests. That in itself isn’t too surprising. For a problem this big, a deception this egregious, VW would be expected to repair the affectedRead More

Reports: VW warned of illegal software ‘years ago’

VW given until October 7 to prove its cars are legal; German media reports VW was warned software was illegal in 2007 German authorities have given the VW Group just more than a week to prove that all its cars meet emissions regulations, amid reports in the national press thatRead More

Want Android Auto In Your Next Chevrolet? Get It Via Software Update On 2016 Models

Android Auto first began making headlines in early 2014. Since then, fans of Google’s mobile operating system have been patiently waiting for the software to roll out to cars. The bad news is, the wait isn’t over for most folks. Chevrolet will be one of the first mass-market auto brandsRead More

2012-2015 BMW 3-Series Recalled To Fix Exterior Lighting Software Glitch

BMW is recalling more than 7,500 U.S.-registered 3-Series vehicles from model years 2012 to 2015. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those cars may suffer from a software glitch that could decrease their visibility at night, in fog, or at other times. ALSORead More