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Volkswagen execs named in new emissions lawsuits

New York and Massachusetts filed lawsuits on Tuesday against Volkswagen that suggested that senior executives were aware early...

3 days ago

SOUTH AFRICA

GM sees self-driving cars as gradual rollout

General Motors believes in autonomous vehicles as a safer mode of transport, and expects the technology to come more quickly than most people think...

13 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Tesla driver killed on 'autopilot' mode, US probe opened

Tesla said on Thursday a driver was killed while using its autopilot self-driving mechanism on its Model S electric car, leading to a US federal safety investigation...

1 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

VW to pay $10bn in US over emissions scandal

Volkswagen has agreed to pay $10 billion to settle a huge US civil case over its diesel emissions-cheating scandal, a person familiar with the negotiations told AFP on Thursday...

24 Jun 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Tesla denies pressuring customers to hush up complaints

Tesla denied putting pressure on customers to stay quiet over problems in its luxury all-electric cars amid questions about the strength of the suspensions in the popular Model S...

13 Jun 2016

UNITED STATES

Google to open Detroit-area autonomous car centre

Google has announced plans to open a Detroit-area technology centre for its self-driving car programme. The new centre in Novi, Michigan, will house engineers and others testing vehicles...

30 May 2016

UNITED STATES

Google patent glues pedestrians to self-driving cars

Google on Thursday had a fresh US patent for a sticky coating that could be applied to self-driving cars so pedestrians stick instead of bouncing off when hit...

23 May 2016

UNITED STATES

US sues Volkswagen for deceptive 'clean diesel' campaign

The US government filed suit against Volkswagen, charging the German automaker deceived American consumers by promoting supposedly "clean diesel" vehicles...

31 Mar 2016

UNITED STATES

Volkswagen recalls e-Golf vehicles for battery fix

Embattled German automaker Volkswagen said on Monday it is recalling about 5,200 VW e-Golf vehicles in the United States over a battery problem that can cause their electric engine to stall...

29 Mar 2016

UNITED STATES

Takata recall could hit tens of millions more cars in US

Tens of millions of additional cars in the United States alone could be recalled over Takata's potentially defective airbags, which have been linked to several deaths...

23 Feb 2016

UNITED STATES

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

UNITED STATES

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

UNITED STATES

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

UNITED STATES

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

UNITED STATES

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

UNITED STATES

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

UNITED STATES

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

UNITED STATES

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

SOUTH AFRICA

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

UNITED STATES

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

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