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U.S. to Mandate Rearview Cameras on Vehicles by 2018

The U.S. government said on Monday it will require new cars and light trucks sold in the United States to have rearview cameras by May 2018, a regulation intended to prevent drivers from backing into pedestrians. The National Highway Traffic …

Connectivity in Cars Raises Cyber Attack Questions: Senator

A U.S. senator has asked 20 of the world’s biggest automakers for information on how they secure their vehicles from cyber attacks, in light of reports by security experts who say they have identified ways to hack into cars. Edward …

Toyota to Settle Acceleration Cases for More Than $1 Billion

Toyota Motor Corp. has agreed to spend $1.1 billion to settle sweeping U.S. class-action litigation over claims that millions of its vehicles accelerate unintentionally, as the Japanese automaker seeks to move past the biggest safety crisis in its history. Shares …