Ford Offers Repairs to Address Explorer Exhaust Gas Concerns

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Responding to consumer concerns about exhaust fumes, Ford is offering to inspect and repair Explorer SUVs at no cost to owners.

Ford maintains the vehicles are safe, but said it’s making the repairs available in response to customer concerns about exhaust odors and carbon monoxide.

“Our investigation has not found carbon monoxide levels that exceed what people are exposed to every day,” Ford spokesman Mike Levine said.

Ford has sold more than 1.35 million Explorers since 2011, when

Ford Recalling About 1.3 Million Vehicles for Possible Door Issue

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Ford is recalling about 1.3 million 2015-17 F-150 and 2017 Super Duty vehicles in North America because of potential door problems.

The company said Wednesday that in some vehicles a frozen door latch or bent or kinked actuation cable may cause a door to not open or close. If consumers are able to open and close such doors, the door may appear closed, but the latch may not fully engage, increasing the risk for a possible

Google to Build a Futuristic Neighborhood in Toronto

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Google, a company that’s built everything from a search engine to a self-driving car, will now try its hand at a city neighborhood.

Sidewalk Labs, an urban innovation company owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, is teaming with Toronto to begin planning a neighborhood designed as a model for urban life in the 21st century.

Sidewalk Labs will invest $50 million in an initial phase of planning and pilot testing. Alphabet has also pledged to relocate Google’s

Global Supply Chain Institute Issues White Paper on Supply Chain Collaboration Best Practices

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The following information was released by the University of Tennessee:

Cross-functional collaboration and supply chain integration are challenging business goals that many companies deprioritize because their value is hard to define. A new study from the Global Supply Chain Institute finds that not only does internal collaboration create financial worth but also that benchmark companies are leveraging collaboration outside their organizations to create competitive advantages.

“Companies with the strongest supply chains integrated them from end to end

Waymo the First to Deliver Detailed Self-Driving Safety Report to Feds

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To help keep tabs on the safety of driverless cars rolling around U.S. cities, the federal government last year, and again last month, suggested that tech firms and car companies submit safety checklists. None of the companies rushed to meet Washington’s wishes. Until now. Waymo, formerly Google’s self-driving car project, submitted a 43-page safety report to the U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday, offering the most detailed description yet of how it—or any other company—equips

Future Toyota Tech Could See Car Jiggle Seats or Release Scent if Driver Looks Drowsy

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Driving sleepy? Hungry? Toyota will be highlighting an array of experimental technologies aimed at improving safety and anticipating drivers’ desires at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month.

Toyota Motor Corp. manager Makoto Okabe told reporters Monday that the use of artificial intelligence means cars may get to know drivers as human beings by analyzing their facial expressions, driving habits and social media use.

Such a vehicle might adjust drivers’ seats to calm them when they’re feeling

Fiat Chrysler Recalls About 470,000 Vehicles Worldwide for Headrest Problem

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Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 470,000 older vehicles worldwide to fix a problem with headrests that can malfunction in rear collisions.

The recall covers certain 2012 Jeep Liberty SUVs and 2012 and 2013 Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger midsize sedans.

Fiat Chrysler says a safety restraint control computer can degrade after several years of use. That can stop the headrests from moving forward in a crash to protect front-row occupants from whiplash injuries.

The company says it’s not

Nissan Kept Using Uncertified Staff After Revealing Misconduct

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Nissan Motor Co. kept using uncertified staff for vehicle inspections at one of its plants even after the company revealed such misconduct, which led to a massive recall, company sources said Wednesday.

Nissan reported the mishandling of safety checks to the government and temporarily ceased vehicle shipments from the plant, they said.

According to Nissan, an internal probe last Wednesday found that uncertified staff were checking steering wheels in a final inspection at its subsidiary’s plant in

Pizza Hut Suffers Security Breach, Waits Two Weeks to Tell People

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Pizza Hut’s mobile app exposed roughly 60,000 people to a data breach on Oct. 1 and 2, but the company didn’t start notifying its customers until this past weekend.

Pizza Hut customers who were defrauded in the past two weeks by false credit card usage can thank the pizza chain for the privilege. The company was hacked on Oct. 1 and 2n but waited nearly two weeks to inform customers that their private data had been

Samsung Taps the Internet of Things to Track Your Stuff

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Samsung wants to make sure you never lose your stuff again. And is tapping the Internet of Things (IoT) to do it.

The consumer electronics giant has introduced the Samsung Connect Tag, which can clip on to any object, and accurately relay the object’s location to your smartphone.

Connect Tag will, as its name indicates, help you keep track of your stuff. If you’ve lost a device attached to Connect Tag, you can request its location from