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Uber drivers can earn cash without owning a car in new trial

General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] is teaming up with an unlikely partner to trial a new mobility service in San Francisco. The 90-day trial will provide Uber drivers with the ability to lease vehicles by the week or longer at discounted rates and with no mileage limits. It means participating Uber... read more

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Otto self-driving truck prototype

Otto's self-driving Budweiser beer truck completes 120-mile run

Otto and Budweiser brewer Anheuser-Busch made history in October by successfully making the first delivery by a self-driving truck. Last week, one of Otto’s... read more October 26, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

Judge approves VW’s $14.7B buyback of 2.0-liter diesels

The Volkswagen Group in June reached a settlement with the EPA and numerous other regulators to resolve civil claims over the automaker’s diesel emission cheating... read more October 26, 2016 by


 
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

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... read more October 20, 2016 by


 
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Tesla and Panasonic look to manufacture solar cells in Buffalo

Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] and its battery partner Panasonic have signed a letter of intent over a deal to manufacture solar cells and modules in Buffalo, New York. The deal would see... read more October 19, 2016 by


 
Infiniti VC-Turbo engine

Tighter emissions leading to... bigger engines?

Europe carmakers are currently in the midst of an emissions and fuel economy crisis. According to Reuters, it seems that tougher emissions tests are on the way in the wake of... read more October 18, 2016 by


 
2017 Audi Q7

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


 
Mercedes-Benz F015 Luxury in Motion concept, 2015 Consumer Electronics Show

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


 
2016 BMW 4-Series Coupe

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


 
Dieter Zetsche during Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ concept launch at the 2016 Paris auto show

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


 
WAVE electric-car parade in Stuttgart, Germany.

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


 
2016 Ford Territory, Falcon and Falcon Ute

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


 
Fisker Inc.

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


 
Ford Bronco concept, 2004 Detroit Auto Show

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


 
2016 Lotus Exige Sport 350

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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