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    Official: Fisker, Quantum pairing up to relaunch Karma PHEV
    Five Years Ago, These Companies Had A Similar Deal 1415105760

    The upcoming relaunched Fisker Karma will look a lot like the old one. Turns out, the brains of the car will share a lot with the old Karma as well. Fisker (and its new owner, Wanxiang) and Quantum Technologies have announced a deal worth over $5 million. Quantum is going to license its plug-in ...

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    Report: Tesla Model S EVs now come with lane departure, speed assist AI

    When a car's built on such a technology-heavy platform like the one used by Tesla Motors, there are going to be a lot of bells and whistles. More of those little "noisemakers" are being rolled out, as previewed by a new software update. What's most interesting to anyone paying close attention to ...

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    Report: Tesla hires Hacker Princess Kristin Paget away from Apple

    Might it be that one of Apple Computer's software-security gurus wasn't quite, ahem, secure enough to resist the pull of Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk? Kristin Paget, who held the illustrious title of "Hacker Princess" at Cupertino, CA-based Apple, starts working for nearby Tesla this week, Re/code ...

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    Report: Tesla updates Model S software as a precaution against unsafe charging

    Tesla Motors has maintained that the most recent fire involving one of its Model S electric vehicles isn't the result of a vehicle or battery malfunction, but the company is still addressing the situation with a software fix, according to Green Car Reports. The California-based automaker has ...

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    Report: Toyota class-action anti-lock brake lawsuit tossed out

    A US district court judge in California threw out a class-action lawsuit from owners of Toyota Prius and Lexus HS 250h hybrids who had filed a claim against the Japanese automaker over a 2010 recall involving the vehicles' anti-lock braking system, Bloomberg News reports. The claim, made by four ...

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    Report: Tesla's Model S software updates connect well with Wired

    Earlier this month, Tesla Motors announced a software update for its Model S all-electric luxury sedan. No less an authority than our old friend Damon Lavrinc over at Wired has blessed the upgrade. Lavrinc calls Tesla's upgrades a "solid, feature-rich update" that overcomes what had been ...

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    Official: GM provides 2013 Chevy Volt with software updates after reports of shutdowns

    "Wow, this car really is quiet." While that could be the response of someone new to riding in the Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug in hybrid, the fact is that Chevy parent General Motors is addressing an issue where the car's engine shuts down abruptly, a time when anyone would wish for a bit ...

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    Report: Fisker Karma gets recalled again to fix software malfunction

    Even if you can add fuel to your electric car to go for hundreds of miles, they're not fun if you don't have a good soundtrack. Fisker has enacted its second recall on its Karma in less than a month, this time for a software issue that causes the extended-range plug-in hybrid's entertainment and ...

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    Software company predicts 25% battery boost will trickle down to vehicles

    Massachusetts-based Clean Energy Innovations (CEI) was recently awarded the Great Lakes Entrepreneur's Quest Emerging Business grand prize for its innovative software system that supposedly enhances the performance of mobile phone batteries. What's that got to do with automobiles? Well, ...

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    Ford tweaks Super Duty software to boost fuel economy by another 2%

    Ford Diesel Supervisor Steve Hawk tests the new Power Stroke software
    Competition is a good thing and you'd be hard pressed to find a more competitive segment in the car industry than full-size trucks. Ford, General Motors and, to a lesser extent, Chrysler are continuously trying to outdo each ...

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    Download the new version to upgrade your vehicle's fuel efficiency

    In terms of efficiency, cars driven by humans are fickle. There's only ever one optimal accelerator position for the best fuel efficiency, no matter what gear you're in. This leads to the situation where the imprecise driving of humans is responsible for lowered fuel efficiency and performance. But ...


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