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VW recalls 385,000 cars in Germany for brake system update

Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) is recalling 385,000 cars in Germany for a software update to their anti-lock brake systems, news agency DPA reported, citing a spokesman for the automaker. Volkswagen’s VW, Audi and Skoda brands were affected, it said. According to DPA, the braking control system may not function properly in certain driving conditions, such as when the driver over-steers,… Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover sells record 583,313 cars in 2016

Britain’s biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) (TAMO.NS) sold a record 583,312 cars last year as the Indian-owned firm continues its rapid expansion with the aim of building 1 million vehicles a year at the turn of the decade. Sales were up 20 percent from the previous year, although sales growth slowed to 12 percent year-on-year in December,… Read More »

Vulnerabilities found in cars connected to smartphones

Many of today’s automobiles leave the factory with secret passengers: prototype software features that are disabled but that can be unlocked by clever drivers. In what is believed to be the first comprehensive security analysis of its kind, Damon McCoy, an assistant professor of computer science and engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and a group… Read More »