Hackers compromised some online accounts of General Motors customers in April, potentially accessing addresses, phone numbers and other personal information, according to a data breach notice filed with California regulators. In a letter to affected customers, GM said it identified suspicious login attempts to an unspecified number of accounts between April 11 and April 29.
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Tesla’s advanced battery research group in Canada in partnership with Dalhousie University has released a new paper on a new nickel-based battery that could last 100 years while still favorably comparing to LFP cells on charging and energy density. Back in 2016, Tesla established its “Tesla Advanced Battery Research” in Canada through a partnership with
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TEL AVIV, Israel — Automakers should stop treating cybersecurity researchers as adversaries and instead consider them collaborators. So says David Colombo, the teen hacker who exploited flaws in third-party software that allowed him to access approximately two dozen Tesla vehicles this year. His hack spotlighted vulnerabilities that let him open and close car doors and
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With production of the pickup version underway, the 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV is off-road testing in Moab ahead of its planned launch next year. A recent LinkedIn post from General Motors president Mark Reuss shows Hummer EV SUV prototypes out on the trails in Utah’s off-road playground. Production is scheduled to start in early
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What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning? What does it compare to? The F-150 Lightning is a battery electric version of Ford’s bestselling pickup truck. Shoppers might consider it over hybrid versions of the F-150, but it’s the only electric work truck on the market for now. An electric Silverado arrives in
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BMW North America named Raymond Wittmann to be its next CFO and Marcus Casey to become head of marketing communications, replacing a pair of executives who are taking posts with BMW in Europe. Both appointments, announced Friday, will take effect Sept. 1. Wittmann, 50, replaces Stefan Kramer, who was executive vice president and CFO since
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By Eric Ralph Posted on May 23, 2022 Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule has successfully rendezvoused, approached, and docked with the International Space Station for the first time, marking major several major milestones for NASA and its second Commercial Crew partner. Starliner’s second orbital flight test (OFT-2) began as expected with a near-flawless May 19th launch
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DETROIT — Jake Neher has joined the Automotive News multimedia team as coordinating producer for audio. Neher, 34, has worked in public radio for the past 12 years. Most recently, he was senior editor for WDET’s “Detroit Today With Stephen Henderson” and co-host of its popular Michigan politics podcast, “MichMash.” A Michigander for most of
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DETROIT — It’s no secret what Dodge is about these days. The brand spent the last eight years recasting itself as a youthful purveyor of American muscle, led by its powerful Hellcats and edgy advertising. Focusing on the high-octane realm has supercharged its base of enthusiasts and sparked an active following of millions online. Now,
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Car enthusiasts arriving at the Electrify Expo festival next month in Long Beach, Calif., will find familiar products from the likes of Hyundai, Toyota, Volvo and about a half-dozen other automakers. They’ll also find much more. From electric unicycles to conventional e-bikes, electric motorcycles to electric boats, the event boasts electric mobility options of every
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Mercedes-Benz’s new, more luxury-focused MMA entry-level platform will launch in 2024 with an all-electric model in 2024, the company said. The “electric first” platform, which can also accept internal-combustion engines, will debut a new generation of technology and set the standard for future Mercedes architectures to come, CEO Ola Kallenius said.  Mercedes briefly showed a silhouette
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WASHINGTON — As the auto industry endures global supply chain disruptions, including a semiconductor shortage that emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic, one trade association is hoping to avoid déjà vu. “Right now, our No. 1 public policy issue is to get passage of the competition bill that is making its way through Congress,” said Ann
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