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Lexus remotely updates software, crashes navigation systems: Is a cyberattack to blame?

Lexus remotely updates software, crashes navigation systems: Is a cyberattack to blame?

For today's car-owners, over-the-air updates are a great thing--except when they aren't. Some Lexus owners have learned that the hard way, thanks to a software update that's been crashing vehicles' navigation systems. Reports about the problem vary, but several owners complain that it's bricked the... read more

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Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Promises 'To End Range Anxiety' This Thursday -- With A Software Update

Yesterday morning, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk sent out this tantalizing tweet: Tesla press conf at 9am on Thurs. About to end range anxiety ... via OTA software update... read more March 16, 2015 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 Tesla Model S

2013 Tesla Model S Recalled, But You Don't Have To Take It In For Repairs

Tesla Motors has issued a recall for the all-electric 2013 Model S sedan. That's the bad news. The good news is that owners won't have to take their cars to mechanics for... read more January 15, 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


 
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


 

 
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