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24/04/2017 18:01

«Personal flying machine» maker plans deliveries this year

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A Silicon Valley «flying car» startup, Kitty Hawk, reportedly backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, released a video Monday of its airborne prototype and announced plans for deliveries of a «personal flying machine» this year.

24/04/2017 17:16

US Supreme Court blocks GM appeal on defective ignitions

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The US Supreme Court on Monday turned away an appeal by auto giant General Motors of potentially billions of dollars in consumer claims over faulty ignition switches.

23/04/2017 12:41

Roll with it: Gazans create own limo from five different cars

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A Gazan firm has found a way to add style to weddings in the Palestinian enclave despite being unable to import a limousine: make one with parts from five cars.

23/04/2017 07:57

US judge orders VW to pay $2.8 bln criminal penalty

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A US judge on Friday sentenced Volkswagen to pay a $2.8 billion criminal penalty in the diesel emissions cheating scandal, in line with a deal struck between the automaker and the US government.

23/04/2017 05:11

US businesses getting hammered by Venezuela crisis

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The political and economic crisis in Venezuela is costing US companies dearly, as General Motors can attest following the unexpected nationalization of its plant there.

22/04/2017 07:56

Imitation Game: China carmakers ape foreign brands at Shanghai show

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If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then global carmakers are basking in the compliments at Shanghai's auto show, where some Chinese-made models bear striking resemblances to famous foreign brands.

21/04/2017 04:07

Tesla recalling cars to address brake defect

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Tesla is recalling 53,000 cars to address a manufacturing defect that could prevent parking brakes from releasing, the company said Thursday.

21/04/2017 00:29

GM halts Venezuela operations after government seizes factory

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General Motors has shut down its Venezuelan operation and laid off 2,678 people after the crisis-struck Latin American country nationalized the plant and seized cars, the company says.

20/04/2017 11:05

India bans red car beacons to end elitist culture

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India said Wednesday it will ban ministers and senior officials from using red beacons on their cars to cut through traffic, a longstanding privilege that has caused resentment and accusations of elitism.

20/04/2017 09:50

Automakers see promise in China car-sharing

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Unable to afford a car, Shanghai university student Long Yi faces a lengthy, expensive commute across his vast city but has found a solution in the car-sharing schemes quickly gaining momentum in China.

19/04/2017 06:47

Showtime in Shanghai as automakers race for China edge

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Global automakers unveiled new SUVs, electric vehicles, and futuristic concept cars at the Shanghai Auto Show on Wednesday, racing for an edge in the world´s biggest auto market as growth slows after years of frenzied sales.

16/04/2017 07:05

Global carmakers converge on China as rare slowdown looms

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Global carmakers converge on China for the Shanghai auto show this week, with the industry bracing for a sharp sales slowdown and potential price war as competition stiffens in the world's biggest car market.

15/04/2017 10:58

Apple gets permit to test self-driving cars

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Apple has joined the list of companies with permits to test self-driving cars in California, according to an updated roster released on Friday by state officials.

15/04/2017 08:51

Uber says growth strong as it gives a peek at earnings

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Uber on Friday provided a glimpse at its earnings, saying it is growing strong while working to overhaul company culture at the scandal-dented on-demand ride service.

09/01/2017 12:29

Google's Waymo to expand self-driving partnerships

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Waymo, the autonomous car subsidiary of Google's parent company Alphabet, announced Sunday at the Detroit auto show that it would develop its self-driving technology with multiple partners, positioning itself as an automotive supplier.

09/01/2017 10:54

Volkswagen to keep Mexico factories, exec says

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The head of the Volkswagen brand of cars said his company would continue to manufacture in Mexico and pledged to produce electrified vehicles in the United States.

09/01/2017 06:29

Detroit braces for Trump tweets as auto show opens

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The global auto industry on Monday was bracing for more confrontational tweets from President-elect Donald Trump, with the festive Detroit auto show due to kick off here.

09/01/2017 05:29

Volvo expects to export half of its future US production

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Swedish automaker Volvo said that it expects to export half of the cars produced at a future plant in the United States.

09/01/2017 02:44

Fiat Chrysler announces creation of 2,000 US jobs

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Fiat Chrysler announced it was creating 2,000 jobs in the United States, coming as President-elect Donald Trump has been publicly scolding automakers for investing in Mexico.

04/01/2017 11:36

Electric car startup unveils «new species» of vehicle

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Faraday Future, the secretive electric car startup with ambitions to overtake Tesla, unveiled its first production vehicle, proclaiming it to be a «new species» for personal transportation.

04/01/2017 11:19

Automakers in headlights as Trump set to take the wheel

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US automakers found themselves in the political hot seat Tuesday, with President-elect Donald Trump lambasting GM for importing Mexican-made cars into the United States and Ford scrapping plans for a new plant south of the border.

04/01/2017 11:12

Trump slams «tax free» import of Chevy car from Mexico

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President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday slammed General Motors for selling some Mexican-made cars in the US on the same day he picked a Reagan-era protectionist as his trade envoy.

04/01/2017 00:55

Chrysler's new tech-rich concept car aims young

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Fiat-Chrysler on Tuesday unveiled a concept car designed for Millennials: an electric-powered minivan with modular components that can be adapted for autonomous driving.

04/01/2017 00:04

Tesla production surges 64%; misses 4th quarter delivery target

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Electric carmaker Tesla said Tuesday production last year surged 64 percent compared to 2015, but the company missed its delivery target for the final three months of 2016.

26/12/2016 01:09

BMW to recall nearly 200,000 cars in China

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German luxury carmaker BMW will recall nearly 200,000 vehicles in China because of flawed airbags, according to the country's quality regulator and the company.

17/12/2016 01:57

US judge «optimistic» for deal in 3.0-liter diesel VW case

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A US federal judge overseeing the Volkswagen emissions scandal said Friday he is optimistic about reaching an agreement for the last 80,000 vehicles affected in the United States.

05/12/2016 07:05

Apple reveals autonomous vehicle ambitions

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Apple has revealed it is investing heavily in autonomous vehicles in a letter asking the government to make it easier to develop self-driving cars.

22/11/2016 12:26

Uber launches in congested Bangladesh capital

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Uber launched its on-demand car ride services in the perennially jammed Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Tuesday, saying it would help reduce congestion in one of the world's largest metropolises.

20/11/2016 07:08

Trump claims he stopped Ford relocation -- that was never on cards

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Ford announced on Friday it will keep producing an SUV model in Kentucky, rather than move it to Mexico, in a decision overplayed by President-elect Donald Trump who claimed he had saved an entire plant from closure.

22/10/2016 08:16 Video

Rome, parade of historic «red» for the opening of the Ferrari store

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For the occasion, the house of Maranello, in collaboration with the film festival in Rome, organized an extraordinary parade of over 20 race cars from every era through the streets of the capital.

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