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  • Amazon has unveiled its fully self-driving robotaxi called Zoox (VIDEO)

    2 months ago

    Amazon has unveiled its fully self-driving robotaxi called Zoox (VIDEO)

    SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 17 — Amazon is showing off its self-driving vehicle ambitions with its Zoox project, named after the startup recently acquired by the US giant. It is an...

  • The electric vehicle that doesn’t need charging (VIDEO)

    2 months ago

    The electric vehicle that doesn’t need charging (VIDEO)

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 14 — The American manufacturer Aptera Motors has made a splash with the launch of its new all-electric three-wheeled vehicle boasting a record range of up to...

  • Porsche is participating in the development of a new green biofuel

    2 months ago

    Porsche is participating in the development of a new green biofuel

    SANTIAGO, Dec 8 — While most carmakers are planning to switch their production over to electrified models by 2030 or thereabouts, some are engaged in the development of new...

  • 'Fake city' built especially for testing autonomous vehicles

    2 months ago

    'Fake city' built especially for testing autonomous vehicles

    OHIO, Dec 4 — Waymo, the autonomous vehicle subsidiary of Google's parent company Alphabet, plans to reproduce real-world city driving conditions in an artificial environment...

  • These electric buses can be charged while driving

    3 months ago

    These electric buses can be charged while driving

    KARLSRUHE (Germany), Dec 3 — A pilot section of inductive charging road for electric vehicles, just a few metres long, is being set up in Karlsruhe, Germany. The aim is to...

  • Carmakers worldwide are embracing electrification

    3 months ago

    Carmakers worldwide are embracing electrification

    MODENA, Dec 2 — Maserati’s CEO has just announced that its brand’s entire production will be electrified (hybrid or full-electric) by 2025. The Italian carmaker joins a slew...

  • BlackBerry, Amazon team up on smart car software platform

    3 months ago

    BlackBerry, Amazon team up on smart car software platform

    SEATTLE, Dec 2 — BlackBerry and Amazon yesterday announced an alliance to create a cloud computing platform that cars could link to for services and insights based on data from...

  • What will Elon Musk make of this e-bike concept inspired by Tesla?

    3 months ago

    What will Elon Musk make of this e-bike concept inspired by Tesla?

    SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 1 — The American designer Kendall Toerner has imagined what a Tesla electric bike could be like with a concept he has even dubbed the “Model B.” But could...

  • Toyota launches its new fuel cell sedan, promising better performance and range

    3 months ago

    Toyota launches its new fuel cell sedan, promising better performance and range

    TOKYO, Dec 1 — A year after presenting its prototype at the Tokyo Autoshow, Toyota is launching its new-generation Mirai, a pioneering vehicle model in hydrogen fuel cell...

  • Tesla could widen release of ‘self-driving’ software in two weeks

    3 months ago

    Tesla could widen release of ‘self-driving’ software in two weeks

    SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 28 — Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said yesterday there will probably be a wider roll out of a new “Full Self Driving” software update in...

  • UK’s sole hydrogen car maker bets on green revolution

    3 months ago

    UK’s sole hydrogen car maker bets on green revolution

    ABERGAVENNY, Nov 28 — Hydrogen-powered car manufacturer Riversimple is hoping to steal a march on competitors ahead of Britain’s promised “green revolution” that would see...

  • When a street light is also an electric car charging station

    3 months ago

    When a street light is also an electric car charging station

    BERLIN, Nov 27 — German startup ubitricity offers an alternative to traditional EV stations, one that can be rapidly implemented and is affordable. It consists of directly...

  • New material developed to protect car sensors and radars

    3 months ago

    New material developed to protect car sensors and radars

    LUDWIGSHAFEN, Nov 25 — German chemical giant BASF has developed a new way to protect car sensors. This new material withstands extreme weather conditions but also...

  • Countries ending the sale of new internal combustion cars

    3 months ago

    Countries ending the sale of new internal combustion cars

    PARIS, Nov 24 — Quebec is among the latest in a growing list of countries and regions to announce a future end-date for the sale of new internal combustion vehicles. Sales of...

  • Simulator that analyses driver behaviour in real time

    3 months ago

    Simulator that analyses driver behaviour in real time

    GOTHENBURG, Nov 23 —— Volvo Cars has unveiled a new tool that the Swedish manufacturer bills as the “ultimate driving simulator.” Thanks to augmented reality, it can be...

  • This company wants electric scooters to be smarter and safer around pedestrians

    3 months ago

    This company wants electric scooters to be smarter and safer around pedestrians

    STOCKHOLM, Nov 17 — Electric scooter-sharing service Voi is tackling the issue of safety hazards experienced by pedestrians by developing artificial intelligence (AI) motion...

  • Dirt bikes, jeeps tear up Gaza cliff

    3 months ago

    Dirt bikes, jeeps tear up Gaza cliff

    GAZA CITY, Nov 16 — Hundreds of Palestinian youths gather every Friday to watch dirt bikers and 4x4 motorists test their courage and driving skills up a steep sandy hill on the...

  • Car parts made from rice husks coming soon?

    3 months ago

    Car parts made from rice husks coming soon?

    MARTORELL, Nov 14 — Spanish car-maker Seat is testing car parts made from rice husks as an alternative to plastic for its upcoming models, particularly for interior trims. As...

  • Watch out for mileage fraud in second-hand BMWs

    3 months ago

    Watch out for mileage fraud in second-hand BMWs

    PARIS, Nov 13 — Winding back a car’s mileage — known as “clocking” — to boost its resale price is a problem that’s as prevalent as ever in the used car market. In...

  • Honda wins world-first approval for Level 3 autonomous car

    3 months ago

    Honda wins world-first approval for Level 3 autonomous car

    TOKYO, Nov 11 — Honda today won approval to sell Level 3 autonomous cars in Japan, in what the automaker and Japanese authorities said was a world-first. The auto giant said it...

  • Catching the number 1: Aberdeen trials hydrogen buses

    3 months ago

    Catching the number 1: Aberdeen trials hydrogen buses

    ABERDEEN, Nov 10 — The Scottish city of Aberdeen enjoyed a boom after the discovery of oil in the North Sea in the 1960s, propelling it to a central role in the industry. Now...

  • The world’s fastest electric motorcycle hits 408 km/h

    3 months ago

    The world’s fastest electric motorcycle hits 408 km/h

    PARIS, Nov 6 — The Voxan Wattman is now officially the world’s fastest electric motorcycle. Ridden by former champion Max Biaggi, the Monegasque motorbike set no less than 11...

  • Greek island to shift to electric mobility with VW

    3 months ago

    Greek island to shift to electric mobility with VW

    ATHENS, Nov 5 — Greece and German auto giant Volkswagen teamed up yesterday to help the Aegean island of Astypalea junk polluting cars in favour of electric vehicles to boost...

  • Waymo has revealed the first results of its self-driving cars after two years of testing and millions of miles travelled

    3 months ago

    Waymo has revealed the first results of its self-driving cars after two years of testing and millions of miles travelled

    PHOENIX, Nov 4 — Alphabet’s autonomous driving division, Waymo, has published an in-depth report after two years of testing its self-driving cars in the Phoenix, Arizona area....

  • Mercedes bets on evolution as Tesla touts revolution in automated driving

    4 months ago

    Mercedes bets on evolution as Tesla touts revolution in automated driving

    IMMENDINGEN, Oct 28 — As Tesla touts the cutting-edge nature of its new Full Self Driving software, rival Mercedes-Benz says it has developed a similar system but stops short of...

  • AG Autoworld in Johor receives over 300 bookings for Proton X50

    4 months ago

    AG Autoworld in Johor receives over 300 bookings for Proton X50

    JOHOR BARU, Oct 27 — AG Autoworld Sdn Bhd, the biggest Proton 4S dealer in Johor, has received over 300 bookings for the highly anticipated Proton X50 during its launch at...

  • Proton X50: What’s the difference between Standard, Executive, Premium and Flagship?

    4 months ago

    Proton X50: What’s the difference between Standard, Executive, Premium and Flagship?

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 27 — The Proton X50 is now official and it is priced between RM79,200 and RM103,300 in Malaysia. The new compact SUV is offered in a total of 4 variants, 2...

  • Official price of Proton X50 starts from RM79,200

    4 months ago

    Official price of Proton X50 starts from RM79,200

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 — The Proton X50 is officially revealed and this is the carmaker’s second SUV after the Proton X70. After months of anticipation, the pricing of the X50...

  • Champion gas-guzzler Hummer returns in EV mode (VIDEO)

    4 months ago

    Champion gas-guzzler Hummer returns in EV mode (VIDEO)

    DETROIT, Oct 27 — Surprise! Hummer is back with a new fully electric pickup. GMC is reviving the brand with the Hummer EV, a premium electric supertruck that's both rugged and...

  • Tesla's release of new 'self-driving' software closely watched by US regulator

    4 months ago

    Tesla's release of new 'self-driving' software closely watched by US regulator

    WASHINGTON, Oct 23 — The US auto safety regulator said yesterday it was closely watching Tesla Inc's release of a software version intended to allow its cars to drive...

  • Inflatable scooter looks to the future of mobility (VIDEO)

    4 months ago

    Inflatable scooter looks to the future of mobility (VIDEO)

    TOKYO, Oct 20 — The Japanese are never short of ideas when it comes to innovation. After unveiling a first prototype this spring, the University of Tokyo is now presenting a new...

  • Drivers stay pedestrian when it comes to car colours

    4 months ago

    Drivers stay pedestrian when it comes to car colours

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 16 — More than three quarters of cars sold in the US are white, black, gray or silver, according to data published by the iSeeCars.com website. It follows a...

  • Live showrooms, interactive 3D imaging: How carmakers are taking auto shows into virtual world

    4 months ago

    Live showrooms, interactive 3D imaging: How carmakers are taking auto shows into virtual world

    PARIS, Oct 15 — After Volkswagen created an interactive digital experience for its new launches last April, now Peugeot is giving virtual access to its latest models. As most...