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

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 For as long as there... read more

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Do You Really Own Your Car? GM, John Deere Say "No"

When it comes to cars, there are plenty of reasons to buy instead of lease. For starters, when we buy, we're making a capital investment. Though that investment will... read more April 30, 2015 by 

2015 Ford Fusion

2014-2015 Ford Fusion Recalled For Software Glitch That Could Allow Cars To Roll Away

Ford Motor Company is recalling roughly 65,000 Fusion, Fusion Hybrid, and Fusion Energi sedans from the 2014 and 2015 model years. According to a statement from the... read more November 19, 2014 by 

2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Gets Over-The-Air Software Update, With Traffic Navigation, Remote Start, And More

Last week, the internet was abuzz over a software update -- namely, Apple's release of iOS8. But on Friday, electric car company Tesla announced a substantial software update... read more September 22, 2014 by 

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Ford C-Max, Fusion, Lincoln MKZ Hybrids Get More MPGs Via Software Update

Remember those AT&T commercials from the mid-1990s -- the ones that asked, "Have you ever sent someone a fax...from the beach?" They envisioned a future of instant... read more July 17, 2013 by  1

2013 Ford Escape

2013 Ford Fusion, Escape Get Software Update To Fix Fire Flaw

New and redesigned models occasionally stumble getting out of the gate. Sometimes, they have trouble finding the right tone for their marketing campaigns (as was initially... read more December 12, 2012 by  2

2013 Chevrolet Volt

2013 Chevrolet Volt Gets Software Update To Avoid Stalling

Like it or not, car tech is changing. And as that technology changes, so does the way that we maintain and service our vehicles. As proof, look no further than a problem... read more October 23, 2012 by  0

MyFord Touch made simpler for 2013

Ford Makes MyFordTouch Infotainment System Simpler, Faster: Video

Following a chorus of criticism of its MyFordTouch system, Ford has upgraded the software for the 2013 model year--and will make the upgrade available for all vehicles that... read more November 7, 2011 by  0

Baltimore parking meter  -  flickr user daquella_manera

Saskatoon Parking Meter "Cheating Glitch" Too Expensive To Fix

According to an article published in the SaskatoonStar Phoenix over the weekend, a programming error in the City of Saskatoon's parking meters allows drivers to park free... read more September 19, 2011 by  0

Trinity, professional hacker [from The Matrix]

Hackers Are Targeting Cars, Says Antivirus Software Company

It's no secret that cars have become increasingly dependent on computers, and there's no sign of that trend slowing anytime soon. But are computer hackers a threat to today's... read more September 8, 2011 by  0

2006 Honda CR-V

2006 Honda CR-V And 2011 Honda CR-Z Recalled

Honda has issued two very different recalls for two very different vehicles: the 2006 Honda CR-V and the 2011 Honda CR-Z. Combined, the two recalls affect nearly 86,000... read more September 6, 2011 by  0

Full Auto Brake with Pedestrian Detection  -  2011 Volvo S60

Volvo Recalls 2011 S60, S80, XC60, XC70 For Software Flaw

Just a few weeks ago, Volvo recalled a number of 2010 and 2011 models for a problem with the driver's side airbags. Now, the Swedish/Chinese automaker is recalling some of... read more November 29, 2010 by  0


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