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New Wheels for Karma, Canadian Industry Woes, and more problems for VW – This Week in Automotive News

Darrek Olson

New Wheels for Karma

The Revero developed by Karma Automotive has been revealed and will be available for ordering by the general public on September 8th, while previous Fisker Karma owners can order now. Holding onto much of its original style, it’s been said there are significant mechanical updates under the skin. The Revero will remain a plug-in hybrid with some re-engineered details to improve performance. Final price is expected to range from $135,000 to $150,000.

Visit Karma’s Press Release

Canadian Auto Industry Woes

The Big Three: Ford Motor Co., Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, and General Motors, are in the midst of negotiations with Unifor, Canada’s auto workers union. Workers fear that Canada’s auto industry is at risk, due to lower labor costs in Mexico. Unifor is working to find solutions and help show worth in the Canadian operations.

Problems for VW Keyless Systems

Experts at the University of Birmingham have published a paper stating they were able to clone VW remote keyless entry controls.  Found in tens of millions of vehicles using the ‘constant-key’ scheme over the past 20 years, the European researchers plan to announce for insights at the Usenix Security Conference in Austin.

We will keep an eye on this story and offer more details as this story develops. View the original story from Reuters here.

Darrek Olson
Darrek Olson

Darrek is an enthusiast driver who values the journey more than the destination. A self-proclaimed Miata fanboy, his obscure knowledge of cars sometimes prevents him from remembering what he had for breakfast.

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