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Ford scraps compact car plans

Ford Motor Co has shelved plans to produce a new compact car family designed mainly for emerging markets like India and China, industry sources said, reflecting disappointing sales of mainstream model

03 Sep 2016 12:55 AM

Tesla shortens web address, mum on formal name change

Electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors Inc has changed its internet address from to, hinting at a possible company name change as part of CEO Elon Musk's latest and still undisc

22 Jul 2016 3:03 AM

Tesla Motors working on autopilot radar changes after crash

Tesla Motors is working on modifications to its autopilot system after it failed to stop for a tractor-trailer rig in a Florida crash that killed the driver of a Model S sedan.

19 Jul 2016 12:45 AM

Fiat Chrysler offers hackers cash for cyber threats

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) NV will offer rewards of as much as $1,500 to ethical hackers who tell the auto maker about data security weaknesses in its vehicles, the company said.

14 Jul 2016 1:06 AM

US probing multiple companies in Volkswagen criminal investigation

Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates said investigators are looking at "multiple companies" in probe, but she did not identify any of them

29 Jun 2016 11:07 AM


Tesla offers to buy Musk’s SolarCity, loses $3 billion mcap

Tesla Motors Inc chief executive Elon Musk said on Wednesday that the proposed acquisition of his rooftop solar panel maker SolarCity could eventually push the electric car maker’s valuation to $1 tri

24 Jun 2016 2:41 AM

Carmakers tieup with taxis to boost sales

A flurry of deals between big automakers and ride hailing and transportation startups is rewriting the playbook in the contest to control the future of personal transportation.

27 May 2016 1:38 AM

Self-driving cars in a fast lane: Fiat Chrysler chief

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne, left, shakes hands with Dino Chiodo, president of Unifor Local 444 in front of a 2017 Pacifica minivan on the Windsor Assembly Plant line in Windsor, Ontario, on Friday. (Photo: AP)

09 May 2016 6:40 AM

Google offers $250,000 for Flint research, local nonprofit

The second $100,000 Google grant goes to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.

04 May 2016 10:01 AM

Tesla bags 325,000 orders for low-price Model 3

Tesla has sold a total of 110,000 electric cars since it started doing business in 2008.

08 Apr 2016 10:07 AM


Tesla: Model 3 orders top $10 billion in first 36 hours

Tesla Motors Inc said orders for its new Model 3 electric sedan topped 253,000 in the first 36 hours -- a fast start for the company's first mass-market vehicle, which may not begin to reach customers

06 Apr 2016 12:57 AM

Rivals slam Donald Trump, but vow support if he gets nominated

Republican presidential hopefuls Senator Marco Rubio (from left), Senator Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and Ohio governor John Kasich greet each other following a debate in Detroit, Michigan, on Thursday. — AFP

05 Mar 2016 6:19 AM

Donald a fraud and phony: Mitt Romney

Former US presidential candidate Mitt Romney attacked 2016 Republican frontrunner Donald Trump as “a fraud” on Thursday and urged primary voters to keep the outspoken New York billionaire from getting

05 Mar 2016 5:49 AM

Mitt Romney to rebuke frontrunner

Former Republican US presidential nominee Mitt Romney plans to deliver a rebuke of 2016 party frontrunner Donald Trump on Thursday in a high-profile display of establishment unease with the incendiary

04 Mar 2016 2:43 AM

Google computers can pass driving test, says US government

US vehicle safety regulators have said the artificial intelligence system piloting a self-driving Google car could be considered the driver under federal law, a major step toward ultimately winning ap

11 Feb 2016 11:32 PM


Honda to recall 2.2 million vehicles for Takata air bag trouble

The driver's air bag inflators made by Takata can explode and hurl shrapnel into the passenger compartment.

04 Feb 2016 10:17 AM

Toyota recalls 320,000 trucks and SUVs for air bag problem

Dealers will replace the air bag control computer at no cost to owners.

03 Feb 2016 10:04 AM

Automakers tap mobile software experts in search of premium cache

BMW has created a 200-strong digital innovation hub in Chicago.

13 Jan 2016 10:11 AM

Google will add more partners for self-driving cars: executive

Google has worked with automotive suppliers and contract manufacturers to build a small fleet of prototype self-driving cars

13 Jan 2016 10:00 AM

Tesla software update allows self-parking, limits speed

Some Tesla Motors vehicles can park themselves without a driver inside with a software update beamed to customers over the weekend.

11 Jan 2016 10:30 AM