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September 23, 2015
VW admits 11 mn cars have pollution cheating device
Frankfurt (AFP) Sept 22, 2015
Volkswagen's pollution cheating scandal escalated dramatically Tuesday when the automaker revealed 11 million of its cars worldwide could be affected, wiping a third off the company's market value and threatening to topple its chief executive. As the United States opened a criminal investigation into Volkswagen, chief executive Martin Winterkorn offered his "deepest apologies" for the scandal which threatens to tarnish Germany's pristine industrial reputation. "I am infinitely sorry that we ha ... read more

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Start-ups, IT giants explore auto world of tomorrow
For a glimpse of the automobile of the future, take the escalator up to Hall 3.1 at the IAA motor show and step into the "New Mobility World". ... more
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Hyundai cautious on prospects for self-driving cars
The self-driving car is coming, but not as rapidly as people think, the head of the European operations of South Korean carmaker Hyundai, Thomas Schmid, told AFP on Wednesday. ... more
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Auto industry shows off car cockpit of future at IAA
Imagine climbing into your car seat exhausted but knowing you have to keep awake for the long drive home. ... more
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China clouds European optimism as IAA auto show opens
Leading carmakers boasted at the IAA auto show in Frankfurt on Tuesday about resurgent sales in Europe but said they were keeping a close eye on slowing demand in China. ... more
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German automakers feel pinch from Chinese slowdown
The slowdown on the Chinese automobile market, the world's largest, may be affecting the entire industry, but will hit German makers the hardest given their strong presence there, analysts said. ... more
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Auto industry veteran hired to rev up Google car
Google announced Monday it hired auto industry veteran John Krafcik to head up its self-driving car project, as it eyes expanded road tests for autonomous vehicles. ... more
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Major carmakers pledge auto-braking for US market
Major global carmakers pledged Friday to install auto-braking technology as a standard feature for vehicles sold in the US market, government and safety officials announced. ... more
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Uber's Chinese rival invests in US opponent Lyft: report
China's top taxi hailing app Didi Kuaidi has taken a stake in US archrival Uber's own domestic competitor Lyft, the Wall Street Journal reported, as the firms spend fortunes competing for market share. ... more
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China auto sales down 2.98% in August: industry group
Car sales in China fell 2.98 percent in August from a year ago, an industry group said Thursday, as concerns rise over slowing growth in the Chinese economy. ... more
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Uber raises $1.2 bn for Chinese branch: source
Uber - the app-based car service - has raised $1.2 billion to keep expanding Uber China, a source close to the efforts said. ... more
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Toyota getting in gear with smart cars
Toyota on Friday announced plans to invest $50 million into building artificial intelligence into cars, an indication it could be joining the race to develop driverless vehicles. ... more
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New York cabs get smart in battle with Uber
As New York taxi drivers face surging competition from smartphone cab services, the traditional taxi force in the city that never sleeps is preparing to push back against the likes of Uber. ... more
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Self-driving golf carts
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French electric car-sharing service launches in US
An electric car-sharing service took to the streets of Indianapolis on Wednesday as its French owner hopes to plug into the vast US market. ... more
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Foreign carmakers still driven to invest in China
Foreign carmakers that raced into China to profit from what has become the world's biggest automobile market by volume have no intention of backing out despite slowing sales as the Chinese economy shifts down. ... more
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Hong Kongers fight to save beloved trams
A controversial new proposal to take Hong Kong's beloved trams off the streets has sparked a wave of anger from residents who fear losing track of the city's past. ... more
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Tesla car gets best-ever rating from Consumer Reports
A new Tesla electric car has earned the best-ever vehicle rating from Consumer Reports, sending shares of the automaker racing higher Thursday. ... more
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California Uber driver lawsuit gets class-action stamp
A federal judge on Tuesday granted class-action status to a suit filed by Uber drivers who argue they are treated like employees but paid as contractors who receive no benefits. ... more
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Madrid electrical bicycle share system takes off
They allow you to climb the steepest streets of Madrid without sweating, even on sultry summer days: more than 50,000 residents of the Spanish capital have signed up for a public electric bike share system. ... more
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Toyota says factory lines in Tianjin shut until weekend
Toyota on Wednesday said at least 67 employees were injured after giant explosions last week in the Chinese city of Tianjin, where the carmaker's factory lines will remain closed for the next few days. ... more
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Taxi-booking app GrabTaxi raises $350 million in fresh funding
Southeast Asian taxi-booking app GrabTaxi Holdings Pte Ltd said Wednesday it had raised more than $350 million in the firm's biggest ever fundraising to boost its business in the rapidly growing market. ... more
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UAW blasts GM plan to sell Chinese-made cars in US
The United Auto Workers union blasted General Motors Tuesday for considering selling Chinese-built Buick Envisions in the United States and vowed to try to kill the plan during ongoing contract negotiations. ... more
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Toyota says workers injured, factory lines shut in Tianjin
Toyota on Monday said more than 50 employees were injured after two giant explosions last week in the Chinese city of Tianjin, where the carmaker's factory lines will remain closed until at least the end of Wednesday. ... more
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China auto sales decline in July: industry group
China's auto sales fell in July for the fourth straight month, an industry group said Tuesday, as economic growth slows in the world's largest car market. ... more
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