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Connected cars confront an old problem
Shiraz Ahmed | @shirazzzz |

Companies developing autonomous and connected-vehicle technology face an old problem for electronics: interference from other wireless devices.

Massive data breach hits several automakers, report says
Alexa St. John |

Nearly 47,000 files of factory records from at least six automakers were found in a data leak this month that exposed several of the companies' trade secrets, The New York Times reported.

Self-driving bill critics oppose maneuver to clear Senate
Eric Kulisch |

Safety and consumer advocates are urging senators to reject a parliamentary maneuver to secure passage for stalled legislation governing self-driving cars.

Mobiliti acquires subscription service Condor Detroit
Anisa Jibrell |

In a push to expand its subscription offerings as it makes its foray into Michigan, app-based Mobiliti has acquired subscription service Condor Detroit.

U.S. online travel giant invests $500 million in China's Didi
Cate Cadell |

Chinese ride-hailing app Didi has received a $500 million investment from U.S. travel firm Booking Holdings, in a boost for its aggressive plan to enter new markets outside of China.

Ex-Apple engineer pleads not guilty in trade secret theft case
Joel Rosenblatt |

A former Apple engineer charged with stealing driverless car secrets for a Chinese startup pleaded not guilty in federal court in San Jose, Calif.

Uber being probed for gender discrimination, report says
Nick Carey, Munsif Vengattil |

Uber is under investigation by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for alleged gender discrimination on issues such as pay, according to media reports.

Uber rival Gett mulls sale of ride-sharing startup Juno, report says
Yaacov Benmeleh, Giles Turner and Christoph Rauwald |

Gett, the ride-hailing app that competes with Uber, is weighing an exit from the United States, just over a year after spending $200 million to enter the market.

Adding scents to prevent carsickness
Jack Walsworth | @jackwalsworth |

International Automotive Components Group is researching adding scents that would serve a purpose to the vehicle occupants: preventing motion sickness.

Self-driving cars don't need oversight yet, U.S. regulator says
Ryan Beene |

It's premature to regulate the self-driving vehicles being tested by companies such as GM and Waymo, the government's top auto safety official said, reaffirming NHTSA's commitment to a hands-off approach to...

Discovering what automakers don't know about moving people
David Welch |

Automakers rushing to embrace car-sharing, in which sedans and crossovers are more of a service than a product, are getting feedback of all types: buggy apps that crash or time out, dirty cars that smell like smoke, and...

Criminal case sheds light on Apple self-driving car tech
Stephen Nellis |

Apple has kept tight wraps on its ambitions for self-driving cars, declining to acknowledge them at all publicly until it wrote a letter to U.S.

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