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  • This Swiss plane is designed to reach the edge of space using nothing but solar power
    This Swiss plane is designed to reach the edge of space using nothing but solar power

    Unveiled in Switzerland today, the SolarStratos are one step closer toward skimming the stars using solar power.

    This Swiss plane is designed to reach the edge of space using nothing but solar power

    Unveiled in Switzerland today, the SolarStratos are one step closer toward skimming the stars using solar power.

  • A Ford logo is pictured at a store of the automaker, in Mexico City
    Ford releases for sale half of 10-speed F-150 stockpiled trucks

    Ford Motor Co by Wednesday had released for sale more than half of the 15,000 F-150 pickup trucks with 10-speed transmissions that were held to ensure quality, a company spokeswoman said. Reuters reported …

    A Ford logo is pictured at a store of the automaker, in Mexico City

    Ford Motor Co by Wednesday had released for sale more than half of the 15,000 F-150 pickup trucks with 10-speed transmissions that were held to ensure quality, a company spokeswoman said. Reuters reported on Tuesday that shipment of some of the 2017 models of the F-150 were being delayed to keep from having quality issues …

  • Rinspeed’s Oasis concept is a cozy respite from urban stress
    Rinspeed’s Oasis concept is a cozy respite from urban stress

    The Rinspeed Oasis concept appearing at CES 2017 and the 2017 Detroit Auto Show is an autonomous mini apartment on wheels, complete with armchairs, entertainment system, and a small garden.

    Rinspeed’s Oasis concept is a cozy respite from urban stress

    The Rinspeed Oasis concept appearing at CES 2017 and the 2017 Detroit Auto Show is an autonomous mini apartment on wheels, complete with armchairs, entertainment system, and a small garden.

  • This Infiniti Q60 is the first car brought from the U.S. to Cuba in 58 years

    Infiniti brought one of its Q60 coupes to Cuba. The Japanese luxury brand claims it's the first U.S.-spec car to be registered there in 58 years. It certainly stood out among the old American cars …

    This Infiniti Q60 is the first car brought from the U.S. to Cuba in 58 years

    Infiniti brought one of its Q60 coupes to Cuba. The Japanese luxury brand claims it's the first U.S.-spec car to be registered there in 58 years. It certainly stood out among the old American cars that ply Cuba's roads.

  • Dodge’s Challenger offers weather-beating AWD to those willing to settle for a V6

    Dodge has finally introduced an all-wheel drive version of the Challenger. Named GT, the weather-beating muscle car is exclusively available with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that makes 305 horsepower, and an …

    Dodge’s Challenger offers weather-beating AWD to those willing to settle for a V6

    Dodge has finally introduced an all-wheel drive version of the Challenger. Named GT, the weather-beating muscle car is exclusively available with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that makes 305 horsepower, and an eight-speed automatic transmission.

  • In Las Vegas, Audis talk to traffic lights to reduce driver stress

    Audi is launching its first Vehicle-to-Infrastructure communication system in Las Vegas. Dubbed Traffic Light Information, the technology allows certain Audis to receive signal information from the city’s …

    In Las Vegas, Audis talk to traffic lights to reduce driver stress

    Audi is launching its first Vehicle-to-Infrastructure communication system in Las Vegas. Dubbed Traffic Light Information, the technology allows certain Audis to receive signal information from the city’s traffic management system.

  • Vauxhall's sporty new Insignia gives us a glimpse at the future of Buick

    GM's English Vauxhall division has introduced a new sedan named Insignia. Lighter and sportier than the outgoing model, the Insignia will be sold as an Opel in Europe, a Holden in Australia, and a …

    Vauxhall's sporty new Insignia gives us a glimpse at the future of Buick

    GM's English Vauxhall division has introduced a new sedan named Insignia. Lighter and sportier than the outgoing model, the Insignia will be sold as an Opel in Europe, a Holden in Australia, and a Buick in the U.S.

  • Logitech sponsors new ‘Forza Horizon 3’ car pack with 1965 Pontiac GTO, Bentley concept

    The latest new car pack for Forza Horizon 3 comes by way of the Logitech G Car Pack, which adds seven new vehicles for the award-winning racing game, ranging from the 2015 Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept …

    Logitech sponsors new ‘Forza Horizon 3’ car pack with 1965 Pontiac GTO, Bentley concept

    The latest new car pack for Forza Horizon 3 comes by way of the Logitech G Car Pack, which adds seven new vehicles for the award-winning racing game, ranging from the 2015 Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept to the iconic 1965 Pontiac GTO.

  • Elon Musk’s Hyperloop wants to solve India’s railway problem

    The future of transportation may reach India soon. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), an American company that is working on an ultra-fast rail system, is in talks with the Indian government …

    Elon Musk’s Hyperloop wants to solve India’s railway problem

    The future of transportation may reach India soon. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), an American company that is working on an ultra-fast rail system, is in talks with the Indian government to bring the technology to the country. HTT is backed by Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla Motors and SpaceX. HTT submitted …

  • Why Ford’s CEO wants Trump to soften fuel economy standards

    Ford is open to working with the incoming Trump administration to keep manufacturing jobs in the United States. However, certain conditions have to be met, including making fuel economy regulations more …

    Why Ford’s CEO wants Trump to soften fuel economy standards

    Ford is open to working with the incoming Trump administration to keep manufacturing jobs in the United States. However, certain conditions have to be met, including making fuel economy regulations more lenient.

  • House panel quizzes EPA on VW zero emission vehicle fund

    By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House panel on Tuesday questioned the Environmental Protection Agency's diesel emissions settlement with Volkswagen AG , which requires the German automaker …

    Volkswagen logo is pictured at the newly opened Volkswagen factory in Wrzesnia

    By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House panel on Tuesday questioned the Environmental Protection Agency's diesel emissions settlement with Volkswagen AG , which requires the German automaker to invest $2 billion in zero emission vehicle efforts over 10 years. Representative Tim Murphy, who heads a House …

  • As Trump pushes back on Boeing, consider this: His private jet cost a fraction of Air Force One

    One reason Donald Trump is pushing back on the cost of Air Force One is that his own plane cost less than a tenth of Air Force One.

    As Trump pushes back on Boeing, consider this: His private jet cost a fraction of Air Force One

    One reason Donald Trump is pushing back on the cost of Air Force One is that his own plane cost less than a tenth of Air Force One.

  • Chinese startup may use Formula E experience to beat Tesla at its own game

    China-based startup NextEV plans on entering the crowded premium electric vehicle segment by 2019. The company promises to enter the U.S. market with an electric crossover aimed at the Tesla X but priced …

    Chinese startup may use Formula E experience to beat Tesla at its own game

    China-based startup NextEV plans on entering the crowded premium electric vehicle segment by 2019. The company promises to enter the U.S. market with an electric crossover aimed at the Tesla X but priced much lower.

  • Statoil drops Airbus Super Puma helicopters for good

    Norwegian state-controlled oil company Statoil will not resume using Airbus's H225 Super Puma helicopters even if Norway's Civil Aviation Authority decides to lift a ban imposed after a fatal crash off …

    Spectators watch a Super Puma helicopter operating in a mock Search and Rescue operation, during a show marking the Hellenic Air Force's Patron Saint celebration, on the southern suburb of Faliro, in Athens

    Norwegian state-controlled oil company Statoil will not resume using Airbus's H225 Super Puma helicopters even if Norway's Civil Aviation Authority decides to lift a ban imposed after a fatal crash off Norway in April, the company said on Tuesday. Recent models of Super Puma, a workhorse of the offshore oil industry, …

  • The Bentayga could spawn an entire family of luxurious, high-riding Bentleys

    Bentley is looking at ways to expand the Bentayga lineup. Sources close to the company have revealed it's looking at launching a four-door coupe model, a long-wheelbase model, and a performance-oriented, …

    The Bentayga could spawn an entire family of luxurious, high-riding Bentleys

    Bentley is looking at ways to expand the Bentayga lineup. Sources close to the company have revealed it's looking at launching a four-door coupe model, a long-wheelbase model, and a performance-oriented, Speed-badged variant.

  • VW prepares for decline in car ownership, invests in mobility services

    VW wants all of us as customers. Starting with an on-demand shuttle service, Volkswagen's MOIA digital mobility services division will invest in early stage companies. With ridesharing on the horizon, …

    VW prepares for decline in car ownership, invests in mobility services

    VW wants all of us as customers. Starting with an on-demand shuttle service, Volkswagen's MOIA digital mobility services division will invest in early stage companies. With ridesharing on the horizon, carsharing can't be too far off.

  • Exclusive: Emissions crackdown exposes Renault-Nissan engine trouble

    By Laurence Frost and Gilles Guillaume PARIS (Reuters) - The Renault-Nissan alliance is replacing its top executive in charge of combining the carmakers' engines and gearboxes, sources told Reuters, as …

    Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Mitsubishi Motors Corp's Chairman and CEO Masuko attend their joint news conference in Tokyo

    By Laurence Frost and Gilles Guillaume PARIS (Reuters) - The Renault-Nissan alliance is replacing its top executive in charge of combining the carmakers' engines and gearboxes, sources told Reuters, as tightening emissions regulations expose the slow pace of integration so far. Alain Raposo, global head of powertrain …

  • Oil firms and carmakers diverge in costly debate

    Many carmakers are predicting a significant shift to electric vehicles in the next decade. Advances in battery technology and the growth of autonomous driving and ride sharing - suited to electric vehicles …

    Signboards display fuel prices at an ENI petrol station in Rome

    Many carmakers are predicting a significant shift to electric vehicles in the next decade. Advances in battery technology and the growth of autonomous driving and ride sharing - suited to electric vehicles - will power this expansion, they reason. Over half of all crude oil pumped is used for transport.

  • Audi shows how machine learning could help cars park themselves

    Audi demonstrated how machine learning could be used in self-driving cars at the NIPS conference in Barcelona, using a model vehicle that could "learn" to park itself through trial and error …

    Audi shows how machine learning could help cars park themselves

    Audi demonstrated how machine learning could be used in self-driving cars at the NIPS conference in Barcelona, using a model vehicle that could "learn" to park itself through trial and error.

  • Navdy partnering with Harman to sell its heads-up display at retail worldwide

    Navdy, makers of the eponymous heads-up device for cars, has entered a distribution partnership with Harman International that'll see Navdy units sold at retail around the world.

    Navdy partnering with Harman to sell its heads-up display at retail worldwide

    Navdy, makers of the eponymous heads-up device for cars, has entered a distribution partnership with Harman International that'll see Navdy units sold at retail around the world.

 
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