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Auto Industry, U.S. Reach Agreement on Cybersecurity, Safety

  • Automakers commit to actions on reporting fatalities
  • Transportation Department, executives agree to keep meeting
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The U.S. Transportation Department and 17 automakers have reached agreement on efforts to enhance safety, including sharing information to thwart cyber-attacks on their increasingly wired vehicles.

Automakers including General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. also agreed to reform the way they report fatalities, injuries and warranty claims to the government. The companies agreed to keep meeting regularly to exchange information and identify emerging safety issues.