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GM debuts car-sharing, 'personal mobility' brand

General Motors said it was launching a US car-sharing service under a new 'personal mobility' brand dubbed Maven. GM said Maven, which will compete with services...

22 Jan 2016


Fiat Chrysler accused of inflating sales

Shares in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles tumbled in Milan and New York on Thursday after two US dealerships filed a lawsuit accusing the carmaker of inflating US car sales...

18 Jan 2016


Transport of the future takes many shapes at tech show

In the future world of mobility, you might be traveling in a car, on a bike or a personal air transporter - with a range of new possibilities raised by connected technology...

12 Jan 2016


US sues VW for at least $20bn over emissions cheating

The US government sued Volkswagen Monday for installing equipment on nearly 600,000 diesel cars that intentionally subverted clean-air regulations...

5 Jan 2016


Google self-driving prototype cars to hit public roads

Google announced Friday, 15 May, its self-driving prototype cars were ready to leave the test track and hit public roads in California, in a step forward for its autonomous automobile program...

19 May 2015


US approves license for autonomous driving truck

The Freightliner Inspiration Truck with Highway Pilot system is the world's first autonomous truck to be granted a license for road use in the State of Nevada in the United States of America...

15 May 2015


Nissan, Ford recall hundreds of thousands of cars

Nissan and Ford issued recalls of hundreds of thousands of cars Wednesday, 28 January, to address problem parts that could lead to injuries...

30 Jan 2015


Takata rejects broader airbag recall

A senior Takata Corp. executive on Wednesday, 3 December, defended the Japanese company's rejection of a nationwide US recall of its potentially deadly airbags...

8 Dec 2014


Hyundai, Kia to pay USD100m over fuel economy suit

WASHINGTON: Hyundai and Kia agreed to pay $100 million on Monday, 3 November, to settle a US government investigation into exaggerated fuel efficiency on 2012 and 2013 car models sold in the United States by the South Korean automakers.

5 Nov 2014


Toyota recalls 690,000 pick-ups over fire risk

WASHINGTON, USA: Toyota said it is recalling about 690,000 Tacoma pick-up trucks in the United States to fix a suspension system flaw that could result in vehicle fires.

1 Oct 2014


Uber now offers dining, travel services

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Uber has moved into dining and travel smartphone applications in a moved at at settting itself up at the heart of mobile lifestyles.

21 Aug 2014


Another 300,000 cars recalled by GM

NEW YORK, USA: General Motors (GM) has recalled another 300,000 vehicles, most of them to address ignition problems, taking to over 29m the number of GM cars recalled this year.

12 Aug 2014


Musk donates $1m to Tesla museum

WASHINGTON, USA: - Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk has agreed to donate $1m to help fund a new museum dedicated to inventor Nikolai Tesla.

14 Jul 2014


Android software to be used in cars, watches, TVs

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google has set out to expand its Android operations beyond smartphones to cars, watches and televisions.

26 Jun 2014


Tesla patents available to 'open source movement'

WASHINGTON, USA: Electric car manufacturer has Tesla announced it was giving up its patents on technology used in its vehicles to "the open source movement," to help spur electric vehicle technology.

17 Jun 2014


Uber taxi app worth $17bn as new funds come in

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Internet Age taxi app Uber rose to the elite ranks of Silicon Valley with a round of funding that gives the California-based start-up a whopping $17bn value.

9 Jun 2014


Chrysler's US sales jump 17% in May

WASHINGTON, USA: Chrysler's US sales of cars and truck climbed by 17% in May from a year ago as Jeep and Ram brands racked up strong gains.

4 Jun 2014


Ford recalls almost 1.4 million cars in North America

WASHINGTON, USA: Ford Motor Company has issued safety recalls for nearly 1.4m cars in North America, mostly in the US, to fix potential steering and other problems.

2 Jun 2014


Hyundai recalls 140,000 SUVs over airbag issue

WASHINGTON, USA - South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai is recalling 140,000 vehicles in the United States and Puerto Rico because of an air bag problem, according to documents filed with US safety regulators.

20 May 2014


General Motors recalls 2,9m more cars worldwide

NEW YORK, USA: - General Motors announced the recall of another 2,9m vehicles worldwide but 2,71m of them are in the United States and about 200,000 in other parts of the world.

16 May 2014

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