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As they go electric, auto giants vie for tiny US prize

The auto industry's push into electric vehicles is turning an important corner in 2017 with the arrival of longer-range, battery-powered cars at more accessible prices...

2 days ago

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VW pleads guilty to US criminal charges, pays $4.3bn in 'dieselgate'

Volkswagen AG will plead guilty to three criminal charges and pay a total $4.3 billion in fines to settle the emissions cheating scandal known as "dieselgate"...

12 Jan 2017

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Toyota to invest $10bn in the US

Toyota will invest $10 billion in the United States over the next five years, the company said on Monday at the annual Detroit auto show...

12 Jan 2017

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Auto industry targeted by Trump is vital to Mexico

While US President-elect Donald Trump wants to put the brakes on projects by Toyota and American automakers in Mexico, the country has become...

10 Jan 2017

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Google's Waymo to expand self-driving partnerships

Waymo, the autonomous car subsidiary of Google's parent company Alphabet, announced Sunday at the Detroit auto show that it would develop its self-driving technology...

10 Jan 2017

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Renault-Nissan doubles down on autonomous cars

Renault-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn told a tech gathering on Thursday the automaker is committed to self-driving cars...

9 Jan 2017

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Uber puts brakes on self-driving cars in California

Uber on Wednesday said it put the brakes on self-driving cars in California because state officials yanked registration for vehicles...

23 Dec 2016

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Google's Waymo adds 100 Chryslers to self-driving fleet

Google's spinoff self-driving car division Waymo announced Monday it added 100 Chrysler Pacifica minivans to its fleet of self-driving vehicles...

20 Dec 2016

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Uber defies California, keeps self-driving cars rolling

Uber said on Friday it planned to keep its self-driving cars on the streets of San Francisco, defying a state order to halt the test programme...

19 Dec 2016

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US unveils 'V2V' plan for cars to talk to each other

US officials announced a proposal on Tuesday to help speed up the adoption of autonomous vehicles by requiring new cars to communicate with each other and "speak the same language."

15 Dec 2016

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GM first to deliver mid-priced, all-electric car

General Motors began deliveries on Tuesday of the first all-electric car model aimed at the middle market, getting a head start on Tesla Motors...

14 Dec 2016

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Google self-driving car unit spins off as Waymo

Google's self-driving car unit is being spun off and rebranded as Waymo as it aims "to make it safe and easy for people and things to move around." ...

14 Dec 2016

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Apple reveals autonomous vehicle ambitions

Apple has revealed it is investing heavily in autonomous vehicles in a letter asking the government to make it easier to develop self-driving cars...

6 Dec 2016

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Volvo's concierge service will wash, fuel and service your car

"Imagine parking your car in the morning at work and when you head home your car has been serviced, cleaned and refuelled."...

22 Nov 2016

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BMW expands ReachNow mobile services

German automaker BMW announced on Tuesday in Los Angeles that it is expanding its ReachNow program with new mobile tools...

17 Nov 2016

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Samsung to buy US auto parts supplier Harman for $8bn

Samsung Electronics said on Monday it would buy US auto parts maker Harman International Industries for $8 billion in a bid to enter the growing market...

15 Nov 2016

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VW's Audi hit with fresh emissions cheating lawsuit

Embattled Volkswagen is facing a new lawsuit in US courts over devices used to cheat emissions standards, this one against luxury brand Audi...

10 Nov 2016

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Tesla buys German automation firm to ramp up production

US electric car maker Tesla on Tuesday said it would buy German engineering firm Grohmann to help ramp up production...

9 Nov 2016

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US judge approves massive VW emissions settlement

A US judge on Tuesday, 25 October 2016, granted final approval for a $14.7 billion class action settlement in Volkswagen's diesel emissions cheating scandal...

27 Oct 2016

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Tesla to build self-driving tech into all cars

Tesla will build self-driving technology into all the electric cars it makes, running it in "shadow" mode to gather data on whether it is safer...

21 Oct 2016

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