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20 Automakers Commit to Making Automatic Emergency Braking Standard by 2022

Family car time is about to get even safer. Today the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced that 20 automakers, representing more than 99 percent of the U.S. auto market, have committed to making automatic emergency braking a standard feature no later than Sept 1, 2022. Automakers making the commitment are

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Recall Alert: 2015 Jeep Renegade – Software Update

FCA is voluntarily recalling approximately 7,810 U.S.-market 2015 Jeep Renegades to update software in vehicles equipped with 6.5-inch touchscreens. The recall is an effort to protect vehicles from remote manipulation via hacking as demonstrated in a recent WIRED article. FCA notes it is, “unaware of any injuries related to software exploitation, nor is it aware of any related complaints, warranty claims or accidents

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Recall Alert: 2014 Jeep Cherokee

FCA is recalling an estimated 158,671 2014 model year 2014 Jeep Cherokees in the U.S. to help protect their control modules from static buildup that may potentially disable the vehicles’ windshield wipers. An investigation by FCA US discovered static buildup may occur if the vehicles’ windshield wipers are activated during dry conditions. Significant static buildup may affect a control module that powers

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