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Fiat Chrysler Is Being Sued Over a Software Flaw

Source: IEEESpectrum  – June 29th, 2018   Last week, a California judge decided to allow a class action lawsuit filed in December 2017against Fiat Chrysler to proceed. The lawsuit, which could have major ramifications for carmakers, was filed in response to stalling issues with 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivans that the plaintiffs allege were caused by known software defects. If the plaintiffs win, the lawsuit could…

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FCA just issued a recall of almost 5 million cars because they could get stuck in cruise control

Source: BusinessInsider  – May 25th, 2018   Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said on Friday it is recalling 4.8 million U.S. vehicles over a defect that could prevent drivers from deactivating cruise control and warned owners not to use the function until they get software upgrades. The Italian-American automaker said no injuries or crashes are related to the large…

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Consumer Groups Demand FTC Investigation Into Tesla Autopilot

Source: TheDriver  – May 23th, 2018   On Wednesday, the Center of Auto Safety and Consumer Watchdog mailed a joint request to the chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, Jospeh Simons, requesting that the FTC investigate how Tesla Motors has marketed its controversial “Autopilot” semiautonomous driver aid suite. In the letter, the two organizations accuse Tesla of “deceiving and…

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