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  • Intel says Mobileye’s autonomous driving tech to be used in two million vehicles

    January 9, 2018 6:57 AM 47

    Brian Krzanich, Intel CEO, speaks at the Intel Keynote address at CES in Las Vegas January 8, 2018. — Reuters picLAS VEGAS, Jan 9 — Intel Corp Chief Executive Brian Krzanich said yesterday two million vehicles from BMW, Nissan Motor Co Ltd and Volkswagen AG would use its unit Mobileye’s autonomous vehicle technology to crowdsource data for building maps that enable

  • Samsung unveils driverless car parts, infotainment platform

    January 9, 2018 4:43 AM 72

    Tim Baxter, CEO of Samsung Electronics North America, speaks at the Samsung press conference at CES in Las Vegas January 8, 2018. — Reuters picLAS VEGAS, Jan 9 — Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its first set of components for autonomous driving and infotainment solutions developed with Harman International, which it bought about a year ago in a major

  • Kia unveils plan for 16 new electric or hybrid vehicles by 2025

    January 9, 2018 2:38 AM 50

    Kia also said yesterday it plans to begin pilot testing fully self-driving cars in select urban areas by 2021. — Reuters picSEOUL, Jan 9 — Kia Motors Corp is the latest automaker to get amped up about electrification, pledging to roll out 16 new advanced powertrain vehicles by 2025 as it looks to further expand its line-up beyond gasoline. The carmaker

  • Mercedes-Benz claims luxury pole position in 2017

    January 9, 2018 2:24 AM 49

    The Stuttgart-based group reported sales of around 2.3 million cars last year, an increase of almost 10 per cent on the figure for 2016 and its seventh record year in a row. — Reuters picFRANKFURT, Jan 9 — Mercedes-Benz said yesterday it had defended its top spot as the world’s biggest luxury carmaker in 2017, with a surge in sales, particularly in China

  • Genovation Cars to show Corvette-based EV at CES

    January 2, 2018 12:08 PM 40

    The Genovation Extreme Electric (GXE) car. — Picture by Business Wire via AFPLAS VEGAS, Jan 2 — There has been a fair amount of speculation over the last year or two about what GM is going to do in future with the Corvette and its powertrains. But none of the speculation goes as far as where a company called Genovation Cars is going with the iconic sports

  • Japanese ‘origami’ car could solve parking space problem (VIDEO)

    December 29, 2017 12:05 AM 35

    The Earth-1 electric car was inspired by the 'Transformers' — toy robots that turn into cars or beasts and back again. — Screen capture via Reuters videoTOKYO, Dec 29 — The ancient Japanese art of origami — or paper folding — applied to a car which can squeeze itself into the tightest of parking spaces. The Earth-1 electric car was inspired by the Transformers

  • Land Rover launches Discovery Commercial

    December 19, 2017 4:11 AM 38

    The Land Rover Discovery Commercial is basically a regular Discovery with all but the front two seats removed, to open up a large load space. — Handout via AFPLONDON, Dec 19 — It might be one of the more niche Christmas presents out there at the moment, but if someone wants a luxurious SUV crossover, which for tax purposes qualifies as a commercial vehicle

  • The Saab 9-3 is back… in all-electric form

    December 7, 2017 12:51 PM 38

    The new Saab is heavily based on the old 9-3 that dates back as far as 2002. ― AFP picBEIJING, Dec 7 ― Saab enthusiasts will be delighted to hear that the brand is back, but not perhaps in the way some might have hoped or expected. That’s because the business who bought the automotive assets of the Swedish carmaker from bankruptcy in 2012, the Chinese-Swedish

  • BMW secures naming rights for new EV range

    December 7, 2017 2:04 AM 52

    The 2018 BMW i3. — Handout via AFPFRANKFURT, Dec 7 — BMW has a very straightforward and logical naming convention for its vehicles, which also makes it very easy to guess what models might be coming along in future due to the obvious gaps that appear. It now turns out the German automaker has secured the naming rights for the badges i1 to i9 and iX1 to iX9, so it looks

  • Traffic-weary Chinese man fined for repainting road lines

    December 1, 2017 5:29 AM 42

    Singapore has been The man, identified only by his surname Cai, was seen in surveillance footage painting his own arrows at a junction in the eastern city of Lianyungang. — TODAY picSHANGHAI, Dec 1 — A Chinese man fed up with sitting in traffic during his daily bus commute came up with a brazen way of solving the problem — repainting the lines on the road. The man, identified