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  • An Audi logo is displayed on a tyre during a promotional event in Hong Kong
    VW could agree U.S. large-car diesel emissions settlement by October - Audi exec

    Volkswagen AG could reach a "final" settlement with U.S. authorities as early as October over its large-engine diesel cars found to have cheated emissions tests in a global scandal, the sales …

    An Audi logo is displayed on a tyre during a promotional event in Hong Kong

    Volkswagen AG could reach a "final" settlement with U.S. authorities as early as October over its large-engine diesel cars found to have cheated emissions tests in a global scandal, the sales chief of its premium Audi brand said. Dietmar Voggenreiter, head of sales and marketing worldwide for Audi , …

  • Federal regulators moves to limit speeds of large trucks and buses
    Federal regulators moves to limit speeds of large trucks and buses

    The move would cap the speed of new large vehicles between 60 and 68 miles per hour

    Federal regulators moves to limit speeds of large trucks and buses

    The move would cap the speed of new large vehicles between 60 and 68 miles per hour

  • With BMW Z4 production ended, is a Toyota-engineered replacement on the way?
    With BMW Z4 production ended, is a Toyota-engineered replacement on the way?

    According to a German publication, the last BMW Z4 has officially rolled off the production line. The sports car was offered in both coupe and roadster forms and had been in production since 2002.

    With BMW Z4 production ended, is a Toyota-engineered replacement on the way?

    According to a German publication, the last BMW Z4 has officially rolled off the production line. The sports car was offered in both coupe and roadster forms and had been in production since 2002.

  • Hamburg, Germany, positions itself as a mobility services testbed

    Volkswagen and the city of Hamburg have agreed to work together for three years developing urban mobility solutions. As autonomous driving and other mobility services develop, real-world testing in towns …

    Hamburg, Germany, positions itself as a mobility services testbed

    Volkswagen and the city of Hamburg have agreed to work together for three years developing urban mobility solutions. As autonomous driving and other mobility services develop, real-world testing in towns and cities will increase.

  • Attending Monterey Car Week is like living in an Xbox racing game

    From vintage Ferraris to bleeding-edge Koenigseggs, the most lusted-after cars in the world descend on Pebble Beach every year for Monterey Car Week, and the results will bend your perception of reali …

    Attending Monterey Car Week is like living in an Xbox racing game

    From vintage Ferraris to bleeding-edge Koenigseggs, the most lusted-after cars in the world descend on Pebble Beach every year for Monterey Car Week, and the results will bend your perception of reality.

  • Big switch: Nikola One all-electric truck will now be charged by hydrogen fuel cell

    Switching from its earlier statement that the Nikola One big rig would be battery-electric with a natural gas extender, now it's hydrogen fuel-cell charged. The company plans its own solar hydrogen …

    Big switch: Nikola One all-electric truck will now be charged by hydrogen fuel cell

    Switching from its earlier statement that the Nikola One big rig would be battery-electric with a natural gas extender, now it's hydrogen fuel-cell charged. The company plans its own solar hydrogen production farms and filling stations.

  • U.S. traffic fatalities up 7.2 percent in 2015, the biggest increase since 1966

    An increase in miles traveled, speeding, drunk driving, and distracted driving contributed to the biggest increase in U.S. traffic fatalities since 1966. Half of the vehicle occupants killed were not wearing …

    U.S. traffic fatalities up 7.2 percent in 2015, the biggest increase since 1966

    An increase in miles traveled, speeding, drunk driving, and distracted driving contributed to the biggest increase in U.S. traffic fatalities since 1966. Half of the vehicle occupants killed were not wearing seat belts.

  • Audi’s 2017 A3 e-tron goes high tech, still easy on fuel

    Audi has updated the A3 e-tron for the 2017 model year. The plug-in hybrid hatchback receives more tech features and a sharper look, but it carries over with the same drivetrain as last year's mod …

    Audi’s 2017 A3 e-tron goes high tech, still easy on fuel

    Audi has updated the A3 e-tron for the 2017 model year. The plug-in hybrid hatchback receives more tech features and a sharper look, but it carries over with the same drivetrain as last year's model.

  • Audi’s Tesla-punching sedan is beginning to take shape

    Audi is in the early stages of developing an all-electric sedan aimed right at the Tesla Model S. Likely called A9 e-tron, the model will boast at least 300 miles of range, wireless charging, and a high …

    Audi’s Tesla-punching sedan is beginning to take shape

    Audi is in the early stages of developing an all-electric sedan aimed right at the Tesla Model S. Likely called A9 e-tron, the model will boast at least 300 miles of range, wireless charging, and a high level of autonomy.

  • GM and the U.S. Army will unveil their hydrogen fuel-cell truck in October

    GM and the U.S. Army will unveil a prototype hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle based on the Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck in October. The two entities have partnered on fuel-cell research since 2013.

    GM and the U.S. Army will unveil their hydrogen fuel-cell truck in October

    GM and the U.S. Army will unveil a prototype hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle based on the Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck in October. The two entities have partnered on fuel-cell research since 2013.

  • Mitsubishi says overstated mileage for more vehicle models

    By Naomi Tajitsu TOKYO (Reuters) - Mitsubishi Motors Corp said on Tuesday more of its vehicle models were involved in a mileage cheating scandal than initially stated, and that it would temporarily stop …

    Mitsubishi Motors Corp's Chairman and CEO Osamu Masuko and Head of Research and Development Mitsuhiko Yamashita bow their heads to apologize over the company's mileage scandal at a news conference in Tokyo, Japan

    By Naomi Tajitsu TOKYO (Reuters) - Mitsubishi Motors Corp said on Tuesday more of its vehicle models were involved in a mileage cheating scandal than initially stated, and that it would temporarily stop domestic sales of affected vehicles and compensate owners. Earlier in the day, Japan's transport ministry said its investigation …

  • Parisians set to go car-free for one day next month

    Paris is going car-free on September 25 in a bid to encourage citizens to adopt other mobility solutions. City officials are organizing a massive street fair that will include parades and a huge picni …

    Parisians set to go car-free for one day next month

    Paris is going car-free on September 25 in a bid to encourage citizens to adopt other mobility solutions. City officials are organizing a massive street fair that will include parades and a huge picnic.

  • Volvo Cars says to hire 400 engineers to spearhead high-tech push

    Chinese-owned Volvo Car Group said on Tuesday it would recruit about 400 new engineers over the coming year to bolster development efforts in safety technology, autonomous driving and electrification. …

    Logo of Volvo is seen on front grill of Volvo car at 2016 Moscow International Auto Salon in Moscow

    Chinese-owned Volvo Car Group said on Tuesday it would recruit about 400 new engineers over the coming year to bolster development efforts in safety technology, autonomous driving and electrification. The recruitment drive, which Volvo said was one of its largest ever, comes as the manufacturer is enjoying brisk sales …

  • Digital mapping firm HERE wants new investor by year-end: Handelsblatt

    Digital maps company HERE, controlled by German carmakers BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen , aims to find a new investor by the end of the year, HERE chief Edzard Overbeek told a German newspaper. Germany's …

    Digital maps company HERE, controlled by German carmakers BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen , aims to find a new investor by the end of the year, HERE chief Edzard Overbeek told a German newspaper. Germany's luxury automotive groups including Daimler's Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen's Audi division and BMW bought HERE for 2.5 billion …

  • Goodyear Thailand to build $162 million aviation tire factory

    Goodyear Thailand Pcl said on Tuesday it planned to invest $162 million to build a new radial aviation tire factory to expand production at Phathumthani, north of Bangkok, to meet growing demand in Asia …

    Man walks past the Goodyear logo at the South Pacific Tyres facility in Somerton

    Goodyear Thailand Pcl said on Tuesday it planned to invest $162 million to build a new radial aviation tire factory to expand production at Phathumthani, north of Bangkok, to meet growing demand in Asia Pacific. The expansion will help the tire maker capture growing demand for radial tyres as commercial airlines are rapidly …

  • Mitsubishi Motors overstated fuel economy on eight more models: Nikkei

    Mitsubishi Motors Corp <7211.T> overstated the fuel economy on eight of its vehicle models, in addition to four others the embattled Japanese automaker admitted to earlier this year, the Nikkei newspaper …

    The company logo of Mitsubishi Motors is seen at its headquarters in Tokyo

    Mitsubishi Motors Corp <7211.T> overstated the fuel economy on eight of its vehicle models, in addition to four others the embattled Japanese automaker admitted to earlier this year, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Tuesday. Japan's transport ministry, which had been investigating the fuel economy on Mitsubishi models …

  • Truck carrying Takata air bag materials explodes in Texas, killing one

    Takata said the truck, operated by a subcontractor, was traveling from a Takata plant in Moses Lake, Washington, to a Takata warehouse in Eagle Pass, Texas, early on Aug. 22 when an accident occurred. …

    Logo of Takata Corp is seen on its display at a showroom for vehicles in Tokyo

    Takata said the truck, operated by a subcontractor, was traveling from a Takata plant in Moses Lake, Washington, to a Takata warehouse in Eagle Pass, Texas, early on Aug. 22 when an accident occurred. The driver of the tractor-trailer "failed to negotiate" a curve on a highway and crashed near a house, according to a preliminary …

  • General Motors Remains Confident About China Growth

    Auto company reports encouraging growth even as competition intensifies

    Auto company reports encouraging growth even as competition intensifies

  • Who Are Uber's Biggest Competitors?

    If you're looking to leave the controversy-plagued Uber behind, and you still want the luxury of on-demand rides, there are increasingly popular alternatives for you. Here's a rundown of the biggest competitors …

    If you're looking to leave the controversy-plagued Uber behind, and you still want the luxury of on-demand rides, there are increasingly popular alternatives for you. Here's a rundown of the biggest competitors Uber faces.

  • Takata airbag delivery truck explodes, killing one and injuring four

    Reuters is reporting that a truck carrying Takata airbag inflators and propellants -- the components responsible for Takata’s 2015 recall -- exploded in Texas earlier this month, killing one and injuring …

    Takata airbag delivery truck explodes, killing one and injuring four

    Reuters is reporting that a truck carrying Takata airbag inflators and propellants -- the components responsible for Takata’s 2015 recall -- exploded in Texas earlier this month, killing one and injuring four others.

 
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