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Basically, Every Car Is Now Vulnerable To Hacking

Basically, Every Car Is Now Vulnerable To Hacking

The auto world has been thinking a lot about hacking lately. For years, it wasn't much of a concern, but now that many new cars are connected to telematics networks like Uconnect and OnStar and to cellular networks via dongles attached to their onboard diagnostics ports, our rides are becoming... read more

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At Volkswagen, UAW Loses Unionization Vote. So, Who Wins?

The United Automobile Workers spent the past couple of years doing everything in its power to unionize workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, but when all... read more February 17, 2014 by 


 
Car lot

November Auto Sales Will Rise Almost 4%, Largely Due To Black Friday Deals

If you're planning to give the ol' credit card a workout today, you're not alone. Most analysts are predicting brisk Black Friday sales at shopping malls, big-box stores, and... read more November 29, 2013 by 


 
Fiat's Sergio Marchionne

Fiat Ups Stake In Chrysler, Volkswagen Buys Rest Of Porsche

While Americans were celebrating independence yesterday, two European automakers announced plans to gobble up more of their partners -- including one very American company... read more July 5, 2012 by  2


 
2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo: Driven

When the New Beetle arrived, back in 1998, it elicited waves of nostalgia from Baby Boomers who had owned the old air-cooled Beetles, and loved what they had come to... read more March 14, 2012 by  1


 
LGBT rainbow flag

Chrysler, Ford, Toyota Score 100% On LGBT Workplace Equality (Updated)

UPDATED: One of our contacts at GM wrote in with a couple of important clarifications. See the note below. The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest advocacy group for... read more January 2, 2012 by  3


 
2012 Volkswagen Beetle

Signs Of Improvement: Volkswagen Signs Up For Super Bowl XLVI

Today's TV pundits spend a lot of time talking about the frailty of the U.S. economy, but that hasn't stopped consumers from visiting their local auto showrooms. Recently, we... read more December 20, 2011 by  0


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat

China Halfheartedly Clamps Down On Government Car Perks

When it comes to political leaders who work the system for their own benefit, the United States hardly has a monopoly. In China, being a government official practically... read more August 31, 2011 by  0


 
2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid

2011 VW Touareg: Home Away From Home

The run-up in fuel prices the world over threatens to make drivers turn to Chevy Volts and Nissan Leafs (or should it be "Leaves"?) just to be able to make the mortgage... read more July 22, 2011 by  0


 
Suzuki Kizashi EcoCharge Concept

Is The Honeymoon Between Volkswagen And Suzuki Over?

On paper, the relationship between auto industry giant Volkswagen and Japanese automaker Suzuki seemed logical enough. After all, Volkswagen stood to learn from Suzuki on... read more July 12, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Volkswagen Routan

Rebel Attack: Greenpeace Uses The Force Against Volkswagen

I blogged yesterday about VW trying to engage its fans in helping to make the next commercial in its series “Drive Until.” I found this to be a good approach to... read more June 29, 2011 by  0


 
2012 Volkswagen Beetle

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Prices Start At $19,765

We’re still a few months away from the 2012 VW Beetle’s appearance in dealer showrooms, but Volkswagen has given us an idea of what the iconic car will sell for... read more June 7, 2011 by  1


 
2008 Maybach 62S

The Most Embarrassing Cars Of All Time: The European Edition

Big mistakes, we make them all. Lame ideas, we have all had them and acted on them. Like the woman at my gym who looks like she spent the better part of her youth on a... read more May 19, 2011 by  2


 
Volkswagen's 'The Force' ad for the 2012 Passat

Never Mind The Hamsters: VW's Darth Vader Ad Is The Only One You Really Liked

Forget Chrysler and that "Born of Fire" ad that generated so much buzz (justified or not). Forget Kia and its indomitable, award-winning rodents. The only auto ad from 2011... read more May 3, 2011 by  0


 
Eminem in Chrysler's Super Bowl XLV ad

So, Who Won The Super Bowl: Chrysler Or VW?

It's all anyone has talked about for at least two months: last night's knock-down, drag-out on the Fox network. With family, with friends, with strangers on the subway, we've... read more February 7, 2011 by  0


 
Bill Hader in a VW Academy commercial

Video: Volkswagen Harnesses The 'Hilarity' Of SNL For New 'VW Academy'

Everyone knows that Volkswagen is wrangling to become the world's largest automaker by 2018. We also know that the company has had trouble on the sales front, especially here... read more January 13, 2011 by  0


 

 
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