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Report Finds Cars Too Easy To Hack, Raises Privacy Concerns Too


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Vehicles that use wireless technology such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are threatened by serious gaps in security and personal privacy according to a report from U.S Senator Ed Markey’s office.

Study Splits Midlife Crisis Cars by Gender


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The midlife crisis is said to be a period in every person’s life when they acknowledge the inevitability of their own demise. Thus, the obvious natural response is to go and splash out on a fancy sports car to make themselves feel young again. However, men and women see this differently and have differing tastes and preferences when it comes to the vehicles they choose.

Mustang Beats Superman and Batman in 2014's Most Common (and Worst) Internet Passwords


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It’s never a good idea to use simple words as passwords on the Internet, but for some reason people continue to do so, as a recent study by SplashData reveals.

Which EU Country Prefers Commuting by Car?


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There are dozens of campaigns in play in Europe at this time aimed at encouraging citizens to leave their car at home and use the bus, a bike or their legs to get where they need to go. However, this progressive trend is more at home in certain countries, and the end-of-year Eurobarometer for 2014 reveals which these are.

Chinese City Puts a Cap on New Car Registrations to Curb Congestion and Pollution


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Shenzhen, a city in southern China with a population of 11 million, is the latest to cap the number of new car plates to just 100,000 per year in order to reduce traffic and air pollution.

Vehicle Thefts Down by Nearly 60 Percent Compared to 1991


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Someone stealing your car is a risk you take the moment you purchase one; the good news is that this kind of crime is on a steep decline, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

US Road Fatalities Down 25% in Last Decade, Hit an All-Time Low


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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released the 2013 Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data, which shows a 3.1 decrease compared to 2012 and almost 25 percent compared to 2004. Moreover, injuries were also down by 2.1 percent.

Study Shows Buyers Not Interested in Plug-Ins Yet


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Plug-in electrics (PEVs) and hybrids (PHEVs) are all the rage in automakers’ efforts to provide for zero, or close to zero, emission transportation. Eco-friendly or not, the problem is that their adoption is problematic.

Higher Utah Interstate Speed Limit Reportedly Results in Fewer Crashes


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Some US states have been raising their highway and interstate speed limits over the past few years, with Utah being among the first to do so. It initiated the first phase of the project in 2008, with another one following in 2013 and yet another this year.

Study Shows White Still Rules, Natural Colors Becoming More Popular


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Have you recently tried picking a color for your new car from the ever-increasing palette on offer from car manufacturers?

Tesla Model S Tops Consumer Reports’ 2014 Buyer Survey [w/Video]


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Would you buy your current car again? That’s a tough one, but it shows how satisfied a car owner is with his current set of wheels – and the Tesla Model S topped Consumer Reports’ survey for the second year in a row.

Mercedes, Mini Top J.D. Power New Car Buyers’ Satisfaction Survey


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The new-car buying process can be either a pleasant or a negative experience. Market research company J.D. Power has, for the 28 past years, released an annual study measuring customers’ satisfaction – and its 2014 report makes for an interesting reading.

Consumer Reports Rates Luxury Brands for Reliability


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We already know that Lexus came out as the king of reliability in Consumer Reports’ recent survey. It was followed by non-premium brands, and now CR has released a video highlighting which luxury names are worth going for if you don’t want to make too many trips to the shop…

Mercedes Facebook Page Valued at €7.2 Million, Surpasses 17 Million Fans


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Social networks such as Facebook is good for interacting with other people, making new friends and discovering old ones but it’s also very good business. Not just for Mark Zuckerberg but for corporations, too.

Loads of People in Nevada Are Apparently Googling for Ferraris


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Is it teenage boys trying to search for their dream car or casino moguls picking out their next ride? Maybe a little of both?

Fewer Subprime Buyers Getting Loans for New Cars


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August auto sales were above expectations and showed the industry is well on the road to recovery after years of anemic growth. But worries many subprime buyers are getting back into new car showrooms may be premature.

Ford Says Young Brits Most Likely To Take Driving Selfie


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Millennials in Britain can't seem to put down their phones - perhaps they think they look great while driving.

Used Cars Predicted To Get Cheaper in the Next Few Years


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One of the lingering effects from the Great Recession and auto industry meltdown of a few years ago is the lack of used cars that are about 5 years old. And that's been boosting their prices recently.

These Are the Top 10 Favorite Cars for Premiership Football Players


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If you had any doubts about the preferences of English Premiership footballers in terms of cars, this list will make things a lot clearer.

KBB Names This Year's 10 Best Cars Under $20k for Students – What Would You Propose?


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If you're a teen student and you (…or your parents) can afford to own a brand new car, you should consider yourself a very lucky guy or gal.