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VW’s key to overtaking Toyota for global auto domination

Volkswagen’s push to become the No. 1 global automaker hinges critically on its MQB architecture, a method of designing and building cars that VW has hailed as ultra cost-efficient. 506 more words

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Toyota elevates foreigners, including first woman, to top posts

Toyota Motor Corp on Wednesday promoted more foreigners to senior posts, including the first woman and first African-American to hold executive titles, diversifying a management team long dominated by Japanese men. 354 more words

Finance

Apple Cars?

By Andrew Riddle

Have you heard about the Apple Car? Scuttlebutt on the internet says Apple has 1000 employees working on a car and there are even some of those exciting ‘spy’ photos of the alleged Apple car prototype sitting in a parking lot. 708 more words

Honda CEO to step down, replaced by a low-profile engineer

Honda on Monday named an experienced, yet little known, engineer as its new chief executive, who will take over in late-June with the Japanese automaker battling the fallout from a slew of recalls that have shaken its reputation for quality. 502 more words

Finance

Report: Automakers Fail To Protect Connected Cars From Security, Privacy Hacks

The newest models of connected cars come with everything from built-in navigation and entertainment systems to roadside assistance. While these features might make life behind the wheel a little easier, a new report found that not enough has been done to adequately protect those components from hackers. 868 more words

Report: Automakers fail to fully protect against hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) _ A Senate report says automakers are cramming cars with wireless technology, but they have failed to adequately protect against the real possibility that hackers could use those potential entry points to take control of vehicles or steal personal data. 88 more words

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