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Renault Nissan to be a top 3 automaker following successful acquisition of Mitsubishi

Nissan on Thursday announced the successful acquisition of a 34 percent stake in fellow Japanese automaker Mitsubishi. The deal, valued at 237 billion yen (approximately $2.28 billion), was first announced in May following the emergence of Mitsubishi’s own emissions cheating scandal, which... read more

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Report: Cost cutting could see Audi drop MLB in favor of other VW Group platforms

Audi is one of a handful of brands at the Volkswagen Group that still develops its own platforms. It’s responsible for the MLB platform designed for larger front- and... read more October 18, 2016 by

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Mercedes denies claims its self-driving cars will prioritize own occupants over other road users

Self-driving cars have the potential to bring substantial societal benefits, the primary one being improved safety. The thinking is that by replacing the human with a... read more October 18, 2016 by

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Report: Apple’s Project Titan changes focus to self-driving car tech

Though Apple [NSDQ:AAPL] has never publicly acknowledged it is working on a car, comments from numerous insiders as well as the tech giant’s recent poaching of senior... read more October 17, 2016 by

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BMW & Hyundai score big in first-ever J.D. Power tech survey

In theory, new technology should make our lives easier. But as anyone with an overflowing email inbox or a dodgy wireless router can attest, tech can actually make things... read more October 13, 2016 by

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Mercedes to test the waters with Airbnb-style service for cars

Airbnb is shaking up the hotel industry with its online peer-to-peer accommodation sharing model, and soon we could see a similar service offered for cars. Car sharing... read more October 13, 2016 by

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Ban on gas and diesel cars gains momentum in Germany

The sale of gasoline- and diesel-powered cars in Germany may end up being prohibited as early as 2030, if guidelines set out in a resolution passed by the German upper house... read more October 11, 2016 by

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Ford shuts Australian plant, ending Falcon and Territory production

Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] in 1925 became the first major automaker to start car production in Australia. On Friday, the Blue Oval shut its Australian car plant, located... read more October 7, 2016 by

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Henrik Fisker revives Fisker brand for electric car startup

Fisker is dead. Long live Fisker. Danish designer Henrik Fisker’s previous car company Fisker Automotive may have flopped, but that hasn’t stopped the serial... read more October 4, 2016 by

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Trump attack on Ford spurs UAW boss to confirm Bronco is official

Sometimes all it takes to learn a juicy bit of product news is a little bit of controversy. In response to Donald Trump's attack on Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] for moving... read more October 3, 2016 by

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Lotus could be up for grabs in sale of unprofitable parent Proton

Ownership of Lotus could soon change hands if the sale of its unprofitable parent company Proton goes ahead. A controlling stake in Proton was bought by DRB-Hicom in 2012 for... read more September 26, 2016 by

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Regulators take major step towards implementation of autonomous cars

There remain two main barriers to the wide-scale introduction of autonomous cars: technological and regulatory. While the automakers and tech firms continue to make rapid... read more September 21, 2016 by

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Report: Apple in talks to buy McLaren, possible full takeover

Apple [NSDQ:AAPL] has approached McLaren Technology Group over a potential sale of part or all of the company, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday. The deal could be... read more September 21, 2016 by


Private car ownership a thing of the past by 2025, predicts Lyft boss

Lyft President and co-founder John Zimmer says a majority of hailed rides will be in autonomous cars, as soon as 2021. Zimmer made the prediction in a manifesto of sorts... read more September 19, 2016 by

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America’s Divergent helping bring 3D-printed metal parts to cars

Divergent 3D, the company that in 2015 unveiled what it claimed to be a 3D-printed supercar, has partnered with French auto giant PSA Group to introduce 3D-printed metal... read more September 15, 2016 by

Teaser for seventh-generation BMW 5-Series

BMW to outsource some 5-Series production to Magna Steyr

BMW is gearing up for the start of production of its seventh-generation 5-Series. Already spied extensively in prototype form, the new sedan and wagon adopt the carbon... read more September 15, 2016 by


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