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Intel strengthens self-driving car presence with 15 percent stake in HERE digital maps firm

Intel is set to acquire a 15 percent stake in digital mapping company HERE which is owned by Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. The acquisition is set to be completed in the first quarter of 2017, pending approval from various regulatory bodies. In addition to the acquisition, Intel and HERE have signed... read more

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2017 Maserati Levante, 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Might Alfa Romeo, Maserati be up for sale?

While Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] CEO Sergio Marchionne has been adamant that Alfa Romeo is not for sale, some industry analysts see the sale of Alfa Romeo along... read more December 30, 2016 by


 
HERE HD Live Map

HERE and Mobileye join forces to create highly-detailed maps for self-driving cars

A cloud-based database of highly-detailed maps updated in real time will be essential for self-driving cars, as they can provide information on traffic and road conditions... read more December 30, 2016 by


 
2017 Buick Verano (Chinese spec)

China to fine GM for price fixing

China is the single biggest market in the world for cars, and automakers are scrambling to capitalize on the strong demand in the country. However, recent government... read more December 28, 2016 by


 
Uber self-driving prototype in San Francisco

Uber moves self-driving fleet to Arizona after program shut down in California

In mid-December, Uber added San Francisco, California to the list of cities where the company is testing self-driving prototypes. However, the ride-sharing giant on Thursday... read more December 27, 2016 by


 
2017 Volvo S90 T6 AWD Inscription

Volvo makes moves to become public company

Volvo Cars, not to be mistaken with the Volvo Group bus and truck giant, is wholly owned by Chinese automaker Geely. However, the company has a long-term goal of becoming... read more December 21, 2016 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Touareg TDI

VW reaches $1B settlement for cars with 3.0-liter diesels

The Volkswagen Group on Tuesday announced it reached a $1 billion settlement with regulators in the United States to resolve claims related to its vehicles fitted with... read more December 21, 2016 by


 
Stefan Ellrott

Bugatti names new development boss

Bugatti has named Stefan Ellrott as its new development boss. Ellrott was previously in charge of development at the Volkswagen brand. He starts his new role at Bugatti on... read more December 20, 2016 by


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk with Tesla Roadster

CEOs of GM, Tesla and Uber named as advisors to Trump

The CEOs of three major firms linked to the auto industry have been added to an advisory panel known as the Strategic and Policy Forum that will regularly meet with Donald... read more December 15, 2016 by


 
Aston Martin plant in St Athan, Wales

Aston Martin starts construction on SUV plant

Aston Martin has started construction on the new plant that will be used for production of an SUV based on the DBX concept car unveiled at the 2015 Geneva auto show. The site... read more December 14, 2016 by


 
Department of Transportation vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) program

Regulators moving forward with vehicle-to-vehicle communication

Following its September presentation of guidelines for the safe testing and deployment of self-driving cars, the Department of Transportation proposed a ruling on Tuesday... read more December 14, 2016 by


 
Rivian

Startup Rivian in talks to buy former Mitsubishi plant

It’s been quite a few years since we last heard about startup automaker Rivian but the company is now making headlines again, this time with news that it’s in... read more December 12, 2016 by


 
Stolen Tesla Model S recovered using phone app. Image courtesy of CBS8.

Thieves could use 'mystery device' to steal cars with push-button start

Car thieves want your wheels, and they will find a way to take them away from you. Automakers attempt to combat them in a number of ways but the car thieves are crafty and... read more December 9, 2016 by


 
MOIA logo

Volkswagen Group launches mobility unit MOIA, plans Uber rival

The Volkswagen Group has formed a new unit tasked with the development of new mobility solutions. The unit is called MOIA, a name that's meant to signify independent mobility... read more December 9, 2016 by


 
Sasha Selipanov

Genesis snags Bugatti Chiron designer

Hyundai’s new luxury brand Genesis has managed to snag another top Volkswagen Group designer. Sasha Selipanov, who was tasked to help design the Bugatti Chiron after... read more December 9, 2016 by


 
nuTonomy autonomous Renault Zoe

nuTonomy to test self-driving cars in Boston

Back in August, a startup by the name of nuTonomy made headlines following the launch of the world’s first taxi service built around self-driving cars. Albeit a trial... read more December 6, 2016 by


 
 

 
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