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Chevrolet Cruise AV self-driving car

GM to commercialize Cruise AV self-driving car in 2019

General Motors will put into production self-driving cars devoid of steering wheels and pedals in 2019, the automaker said Thursday. GM also said it planned to start a commercial service for the vehicles that same year, where the public would be able to hail a ride via an app. The car, known as the... read more

March 16, 2018 by
 
Left to right: Volkswagen ID, ID Buzz and ID Crozz concepts

Volkswagen plans to launch one electric car per month starting in 2022

Volkswagen will open the floodgates in 2022 and launch a new electric car every month as it works aggressively to electrify its portfolio, the automaker said. VW CEO Matthias... read more March 13, 2018 by


 
Techrules micro-turbine range extender for electric cars

Chinese firm reaches deal with Techrules to use turbine extended-range electric powertrain

Chinese electric car startup Techrules used last week's 2018 Geneva International Motor Show to present the Ren RS, a track-focused electric supercar with a micro-turbine... read more March 13, 2018 by


 
The Boring Company concept

The Boring Company's tunnels will prioritize mass transit over cars

Elon Musk early last year announced plans for the new venture The Boring Company that would look to create tunnels under congested cities through which cars could be... read more March 12, 2018 by


 
Porsche bringing blockchain to its cars

Porsche first to bring blockchain to auto industry

Porsche believes it will thrive and also set standards in the auto industry's coming electrification era, and the innovation has already begun today. The German performance... read more March 12, 2018 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen will kill the Beetle, squashes plans for a successor

When the current-generation Volkswagen Beetle runs out its current lifecycle, it will be the end of the road for the nameplate. The German automaker confirmed plans for a... read more March 8, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen Golf Mk1

German cities given green light to ban older diesel cars

Germany's top court has given the green light to the cities of Stuttgart and Duesseldorf to ban older, more polluting diesel cars from entering areas worst affected by... read more February 28, 2018 by


 
2018 Aston Martin DB11 V8

Aston Martin posts first profit since 2010

Aston Martin's financial turnaround is complete as the company on Tuesday announced its first annual pre-tax profit since 2010 and is poised to grow substantially in the... read more February 28, 2018 by


 
2019 Volvo XC40, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

Volvo says it's done developing gas-powered engines

The current portfolio of Volvo engines will be its last. The Swedish luxury brand confirmed it's finished with gasoline-powered engines as it paves the way for a fully... read more February 26, 2018 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Geely buys 9.7 percent of Daimler in $9B deal

Having just acquired Terrafugia, Lotus, and a sizable stake in Proton, holding company Zhejiang Geely’s international buying spree doesn’t look to be slowing down... read more February 25, 2018 by


 
Mini Electric Concept rendering, 2017 Frankfurt auto show

Mini plans to build electric vehicles in China

BMW Group, Mini's parent automaker, has signed a letter of intent to initiate a joint venture with China's Great Wall to produce battery-electric Minis in the country... read more February 23, 2018 by


 
Sony corporate logo

Sony preparing AI-powered taxi-hailing system

In an effort to expand its artificial intelligence (AI) presence in the commercial and business sector, Sony now plans to lead a project to develop an AI-powered taxi-hailing... read more February 22, 2018 by


 
Raj Nair  Executive Vice President of Ford North America

Raj Nair, Ford's North America president, fired for “inappropriate behavior”

Ford late on Wednesday announced that Raj Nair, executive vice president and president of the automaker's North American operations, has been dismissed for... read more February 21, 2018 by


 
HERE HD Live Map

Mercedes integrates highly detailed HERE maps in self-driving tech

Mercedes-Benz's future self-driving cars will rely on a cloud-based high-definition map updated in real time to see the world around them. The machine-readable map, known as... read more February 21, 2018 by


 
Waymo self-driving prototype

Waymo given green light to commercialize self-driving taxis

Waymo has become the first company, at least in the United States, to receive regulatory approval for the commercialization of a self-driving taxi service where no human... read more February 21, 2018 by


 
2019 Toyota Avalon

$2.8B Toyota R&D center will include test track that mimics Nürburgring

Toyota plans for an expansive research and development center settled in Aichi, Japan, and included in the sprawling site will be 11 separate test tracks. And one of the... read more February 20, 2018 by


 
 

 
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