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California Issues 29 Permits for Self-Driving Cars on its Roads

Driverless cars which have been put to test on certain Californian regions for more than four years, recently received the nod from the Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday. The agency which made it mandatory for self-driving cars to be registered with them, before issuing them testing permits, gave permits to 29 vehicles onto expressways [...]

Tesla CEO Elon Musk

Morgan Stanley still views Tesla as the Most Important Car Company in the World despite Warning

Morgan Stanley, one of the most prominent supporters of electric luxury car maker, Tesla Motors Inc., has issued a cautious report sending its shares into the pothole by Monday evening. The news comes after Morgan Stanley’s investment research development cautioned warning in regards to Tesla’s speedy rise in past few months. Morgan Stanley was one [...]

Local Motors - World's First 3D Printed Strati Electric Vehicle

World’s First Entirely 3D Printed Car, Built And Driven At IMTS Chicago

In a world first, a 3D printed car took its first spin during the weekend after being created live in front of spectators at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago. Phoenix, Arizona-based automotive company Local Motors managed to 3D print and assemble an entire automobile called the ‘Strati’ which was unveiled at IMTS held from [...]

The 2005 Ford Escape Model

Ford Issues Safety Recall 74,000 for a Stalling Problem

Ford Motor Co. has issued a safety recall for about 74,000 older Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner Hybrids for problems with a motor electronics coolant pump that may overheat and cause the vehicles to stall. The affected models are Escapes from 2005-8 model years and Mariners from 2006-8, the automakers said in a report posted [...]

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China Imposes $46 Million Anti-Monopoly Fine on Chrysler, Audi

The Price Bureaus in Shanghai and Hubei Province on Thursday announced its first-ever anti-trust fine for price-fixing to foreign automakers including Volkswagen and Fiat’s Chrysler a combined sum of $46 million (31.7 million yuan). Chrysler Gets Antitrust Ticket in Shanghai According to the bureau’s anti-monopoly probe, Chrysler had signed a distribution agreement with car dealers between 2012 [...]

California Achieves A Major Milestone With 100,000 Plug-In Electric Cars On Roads

California Achieves A Major Milestone With 100,000 Plug-In Electric Cars On Roads

More than 100,000 plug-in cars have been sold in California since the market started in 2010, an electric milestone that inducts the Golden State as the worldwide leader of plug-in hybrid and electric cars. “California’s plug-in electric vehicle market is ramping up, and we expect to see significant growth as customers realize how economical and [...]

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, right, and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, extreme left, at a press conference where Nevada was announced as the new site for a $5 billion car battery gigafactory, at the Capitol in Carson City, Nev., on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

Tesla’s Self-Driving Electric Cars could be closer than you think

American automobile company that designs, manufactures, and sells electric powered cars, Tesla Motors Inc., is developing technology that might one day create self-driving cars – running on “full auto pilot”– say five or six years into the future, according to its Chairman, Product Architect and CEO Elon Musk. The 43-year-old Silicon Valley entrepreneur said his [...]

The semi-automatic system, Super Cruise makes use of cameras, sensors and radar to keep the car in the middle of a lane and also maintain a safe distance behind cars in front of it.

General Motors To Introduce Connected Car, Semi-Automated Driving Technology In 2016

General Motors, the largest U.S. automaker plans to start selling cars that can drive partially in an auto-pilot mode and can communicate with other vehicles to help avoid accidents and ease traffic congestion. Addressing the Intelligent Transport Society, CEO Mary Barra said the first features are expected to show up in the high-end 2017 Cadillac [...]

Tesla Factory, Fremont (CA, USA)

Tesla Picks Nevada for its Massive Gigafactory

Tesla Motors Inc. is planning to pick a site in Nevada for it’s proposed up to $5 billion battery manufacturing plant and could release an official statement on the matter on Thursday, as indicated by an individual acquainted with the electric car makers plans. State authorities have scheduled a press conference at 4 p.m. Pacific [...]

A spokesman for Uber said it would continue to serve German customers despite of the court’s ruling

Uber Plans to Continue its Service in Germany despite of Nationwide Ban

German court has ruled out that Uber Technologies must quit operating its ride sharing service Uberpop in Germany or pay a fine – however the ban on its service could be momentary, a court representative said Tuesday. The Frankfurt Regional Court allowed taxi affiliation Taxi Deutschland a preliminary injunction banning Uberpop around a week ago, [...]

Toyota Headquarters in Torrance, Calif.

Toyota HQ Announces Relocation to Plano, Texas

Toyota, world’s largest carmaker announced on Sept. 1 that it has selected the suburb of Plano in Dallas, Texas to move its headquarters from the Los Angeles area. Despite being offered $100 million in incentives by North Carolina business recruiters to move its North American headquarters to Charlotte, the carmaker chose Texas, which offered incentives [...]

According to MIT Technology Review report the self-driving car depends so heavily on maps and detailed data that this car cannot drive itself in 99 percent of the country.

Google’s self-driving car is still not close enough to being a hands-free option

While the idea of self-driving cars seems to be very enticing, a recent study says that the self driving cars from the search giant Google are not fool proof, there are many unanswered questions about the self driving cars that are posing serious safety concerns. Although Google’s self-driving cars have successfully driven more than 700,000 [...]

Tesla CEO Elon Musk

Tesla Motors, Chinese Firm Plan to Build 400 Charging Stations

Tesla Motors Inc. led by billion Elon Musk and state-owned China United Network Communications Corp., China’s second-largest mobile-phone company affirmed plans on Friday to build 400 charging stations for electric cars in another offer to push promote widespread adoption of the innovation in China. Tesla spokesperson Peggy Yang stated that the 400 charging points will [...]

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Oh No! US Consumers are Severely Disappointed with Carmakers

According to a survey result released by The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) on Tuesday, vehicle satisfaction levels have dunked even as Americans continue to buy cars and pickup trucks at a robust pace. Out of 21 brands that were included in the survey, 16 of them go poorer scores compared to results from 2013. [...]

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Ford Plans on Hybrid 2018 to Rival Prius Series

Ford Motor Co. announced on Wednesday that it plans to present another hybrid gasoline-electric car in late 2018 to go up against the top of the line Toyota Prius, said two sources familiar with the company’s plans. It is speculated to be Ford’s first dedicated hybrid, a vehicle intended to be marketed solely as a [...]

The vehicles equipped with communication devices could prevent more than half a million left-turn and intersection collisions

Vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology to be imposed in the U.S. soon

New rules would eventually require cars to talk to each other to help avoid accidents. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a report on Monday issuing an advanced notice to carmakers to implement the talking-car technology that will allow vehicle-to-vehicle communication to warn each other and avoid potential crashes and other dangerous situations. [...]

Antitrust investigations already announced in the auto and telecommunications sectors have spread to different sectors including pharmaceuticals, technology and cement

China investigating more than 1,000 auto companies

According to the state media, more than 1,000 companies in China’s auto sector, both domestic and overseas companies, including manufacturers, suppliers and dealers are involved in anti-monopoly probes by the government. Antitrust investigations already announced in the auto and telecommunications sectors have spread to different sectors including pharmaceuticals, technology, cement and a large number of [...]

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Toyota and Honda Cut Prices in China amid Antitrust Probe

Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co.’s Chinese ventures have now teamed with Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen AG’s Audi in narrowing costs of spare parts in the midst of an antitrust investigation in the auto industry. GAC Toyota Motor Co., venture with China’s GAC Group, will cut costs on a few auto components starting [...]

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Researchers Name Nissan, Chrysler Models To Be The Most Hackable Vehicles

A report to be published this week at the Black Hat USA Conference in Las Vegas will detail which vehicles are most susceptible to hacker attacks through their car’s Bluetooth, telematics or on-board phone applications. Cyber crime researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, who in the past have issued reports on the most vulnerable vehicles, intend to release an update detailing the most [...]