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Tesla sued in Norway over sluggish cars

More than 100 disgruntled Tesla owners in Norway have sued the US automaker because the electric cars don't accelerate as quickly...

3 days ago

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Tesla fixes security in Model S after Chinese hack

A Chinese security team has hacked a Tesla Model S and revealed several vulnerabilities in the luxury electric car...

22 Sep 2016

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Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.9m cars over air bag defect

Fiat Chrysler's US unit FCA US recalled 1.9 million cars Thursday for a problem that could prevent the airbags from deploying...

19 Sep 2016

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Driverless Ubers hit the streets in Pittsburgh

Uber launched a groundbreaking driverless car service on Wednesday, jumping ahead of Detroit auto giants and Silicon Valley rivals...

15 Sep 2016

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Tesla's Autopilot to use updated radar technology

Electric carmaker Tesla announced Sunday it was upgrading its Autopilot software to use more advanced radar technology...

12 Sep 2016

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Longtime Google exec leaves Uber board of directors

Google executive David Drummond left the Uber board of directors on Monday as competition revs up between the companies over self-driving cars...

30 Aug 2016

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Catch an autonomous flying drone to work

International aerodynamics corporation Airbus is at the forefront of the air and space travel industry. While currently focused on setting up...

By Kate Walker 25 Aug 2016

UNITED STATES

Protecting security and privacy in the connected car

One very real sign that a new technology has gone mainstream is when news reports about its security risks - real, imagined or both - start to appear...

By Neil Cawse 16 Aug 2016

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Tesla reaches $2.6bn deal to buy SolarCity

Electric car maker Tesla said it won an agreement from SolarCity to acquire the solar power company for $2.6 billion, confirming a deal that has...

2 Aug 2016

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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...

20 Jul 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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

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