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September 18, 2014
Strati 3D-printed electric car unveiled at expo in Chicago
Chicago (UPI) Sep 16, 2014
A world record was broken at the International Manufacturing Technology Show, held in Chicago last week. For the first time ever, a car was made using a 3D printer. The small electric car is the product of countless hours of design work by engineers at Local Motors - a small car-centric tech company based in Arizona - but it took only two days to print and assemble. Composed of just 50 separate components, each of them made of carbon fiber plastic, the Strati - Italian for "layer" - ... read more

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150-car pile-up kills two in Netherlands
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Elusive quantum transformations found near absolute zero

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Border stand-off overshadows China leader's India trip

Finnish Greens quit government in nuclear row

Asia's billionaires see fastest wealth growth: report

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China fines Volkswagen affiliate $40.5 mn for price-fixing
An affiliate of German carmaker Volkswagen has been fined more than $40.5 million for price-fixing in China, authorities said Thursday, the latest company to be punished under a sweeping anti-monopoly crackdown. ... more
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Electric supercar race ends in a serious crash
An electric supercar flipped and flew through the air at Beijing's FIA Formula E Championship on Saturday. ... more
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Moscow Plans to Install 150 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
150 electric car charging stations are expected to be installed in Moscow by the end of the year, the Department of Transport reports. "Over the next years we have to create full infrastructur ... more
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Carnegie Mellon's smart headlights spare the eyes of oncoming drivers
A smart headlight developed at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute enables drivers to take full advantage of their high beams without fear of blinding oncoming drivers or suffering from ... more
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Tesla chief says self-driving cars just around corner
US electric car maker Tesla is developing technology that could see vehicles run on "full auto pilot" in as little as five or six years, according to its chief executive Elon Musk. ... more
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Director sees road movie a fit for car culture-gripped China
Director Ning Hao has embraced the road movie genre, saying at the premiere of his "Breakup Buddies" at the Toronto film festival Sunday that it is a natural fit for recently car culture-gripped China. ... more
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Ride-sharing could cut cabs' road time by 30 percent
Cellphone apps that find users car rides in real time are exploding in popularity: The car-service company Uber was recently valued at $18 billion, and even as it faces legal wrangles, a number of c ... more
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Sweden court accepts receivership for Saab carmaker
A Chinese-owned company set up to take over Saab's assets after the troubled Swedish carmaker's bankruptcy said on Friday it had succeeded in being placed in receivership. ... more
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France's Peugeot gets approval for China plant: report
French auto maker PSA Peugeot Citroen's fourth plant in China has been approved for the southwestern city of Chengdu by local authorities, the official Xinhua news agency said Tuesday. ... more
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China fines Japanese auto parts firms $200 mn for monopoly
China has fined 10 Japanese auto parts firms more than $200 million in total for price-fixing, authorities said Wednesday, reportedly the biggest-ever such penalties, in the latest step of the country's anti-monopoly drive. ... more
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Uber pulls into mobile dining and travel apps
Uber teamed up with dining and travel smartphone applications Wednesday as the controversial Internet-age car-hailing service moved to park itself at the heart of mobile lifestyles. ... more
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How fast you drive might reveal where you are going
In our constantly connected, information-rich society, some drivers are jumping at the chance to let auto insurance companies monitor their driving habits in return for a handsome discount on their ... more
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EV consumers better off with a range under 100 miles
Until battery cost is cut down to $100 per kilowatt hour, the majority of U.S. consumers for battery electric vehicles (BEV) will be better off by choosing an electric vehicle with a range below 100 ... more
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Mercedes-Benz accused of 'price-fixing': China media
China has accused Mercedes-Benz, a unit of German car giant Daimler, of price-fixing, state media reported, amid an anti-monopoly investigation into foreign carmakers. ... more
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Obama strategist jumps aboard controversial Uber app
A political strategist who ran US President Barack Obama's winning campaign in 2008 has hopped on board at controversial smartphone car-hailing service Uber. ... more
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Japan's NSK says hit with $28.5mn fine by China regulators
Japanese auto parts maker NSK said Tuesday it had been hit with a $28.5 million fine for violating China's anti-monopoly laws, part of a wider crackdown that has ensnared major firms including Audi and Chrysler. ... more
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Energy, Army departments working on EV efficiency
The U.S. Energy Department said it was investing more than $55 million on more than two dozen projects aimed at improving electric vehicles. ... more
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Electric cars fail to rev up car-mad Germans
Germans are mad about cars and Germany is ranked the most fuel-efficient country on the planet, but when it comes to electric vehicles, Europe's top economy is in the slow lane. ... more
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BMW's Chinese dealers fined over price-fixing
Four Chinese dealers for German auto maker BMW have been fined about 1.6 million yuan ($260,000), authorities have said, as the government steps up a high-profile anti-monopoly campaign involving a number of foreign brands. ... more
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Saab car maker NEVS reported in default
Chinese-owned automaker NEVS, the owner of the Swedish brand Saab, is in default, a Swedish court said Tuesday after receiving a notice from an unpaid supplier. ... more
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Audi says will 'accept penalty' in China anti-monopoly probe
German luxury car brand Audi will accept punishment from Chinese authorities for breaching anti-monopoly laws in the world's largest auto market, it said Monday. ... more
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Shine a light: Chinese police crack down on headlight misuse
Using the age-old reasoning of making the punishment fit the crime, police in a sprawling Chinese metropolis are making drivers who inappropriately flash their bright lights suffer the same agony. ... more
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Tesla settles trademark row with China businessman
Electric carmaker Tesla on Thursday said it has resolved a dispute with a Chinese businessman over the use of its trademarks in the country "at no cost" to the firm. ... more
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China to punish Audi, Chrysler for 'monopoly' acts
China stepped up pressure on foreign carmakers in the world's biggest auto market Wednesday, pledging to punish German luxury brand Audi and Chrysler of the United States for "monopoly behaviour". ... more
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