GLOBAL

Electric cars alone won't save the planet. We'll need to design cities so people can walk and cycle safely
Electric cars alone won't save the planet. We'll need to design cities so people can walk and cycle safely

Electric cars are hailed as the best way to cut transport emissions, but it's an illusion to think we can reduce our environmental impact without changing the way we design and move about in cities...

By Timothy Welch 17 Nov 2021

GLOBAL

In-vehicle payment transaction volumes to exceed 4.7 billion by 2026
In-vehicle payment transaction volumes to exceed 4.7 billion by 2026

In-vehicle payments are those where payments are made via vehicle systems, without requiring the use of a smartphone to process the transaction...

15 Nov 2021

GLOBAL

Use of leaded petrol eliminated in 'milestone' for health and environment, UN says

Leaded petrol has been eliminated after the world's last remaining stocks were used up last month, the UN's Environment Programme (Unep) said on Monday, 30 August...

By Emma Rumney 31 Aug 2021

GLOBAL

Domino's trials self-driving pizza delivery robot
Domino's trials self-driving pizza delivery robot

Customers who opt-in will have their pre-ordered pizzas arrive in a fully autonomous vehicle made by self-driving delivery company Nuro...

19 Apr 2021

GLOBAL

Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to
Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to

Severe shortages of critical medical supplies have prompted governments to compel private companies to fill the gap...

By Elham Mafi-Kreft and Steven Kreft 26 May 2020

GLOBAL

Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anyway
Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anyway

Our power plants may be dirty now. But unlike combustion vehicles, electric cars give us the chance to finally free ourselves from high-carbon travel...

By Ranald Boydell 3 Dec 2019

GLOBAL

Image credit: Bram Van Oost on Unsplash.
Elon Musk says Netflix and YouTube are coming to Teslas

"Netflix and drive" might become a thing now that Elon Musk revealed upcoming support for the streaming service and YouTube on his Tesla vehicles...

Shereesa MoodleyBy Shereesa Moodley 31 Jul 2019

JAPAN

Toyota racing to record profit, but Asia flashing red signal
Toyota racing to record profit, but Asia flashing red signal

TOKYO: Toyota on Wednesday, 5 November, said it was on track for a record $17.5bn full-year net profit, as Japan's major automakers wrapped up a bumper earnings season, but a slowdown in Asia, including China, could slam the brakes on growth.

10 Nov 2014

GLOBAL

Ford, GE Healthcare partner to produce ventilators

Ford Motor Company, in collaboration with GE Healthcare, will begin producing third-party ventilators to help coronavirus patients...

1 Apr 2020

GLOBAL

Leadership changes at Ford Motor Company
Leadership changes at Ford Motor Company

The changes come as Ford is moving with urgency to fully integrate and accelerate its transformation into a higher-growth, higher-margin business by leveraging smart, connected vehicles and services...

14 Feb 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

China's Geely takes stake in Proton, Lotus
China's Geely takes stake in Proton, Lotus

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Chinese auto giant Geely on Wednesday announced it was taking a 49.9% stake in Malaysia's troubled Proton as well as a 51% share in British sports car brand Lotus...

25 May 2017

JAPAN

Exploding airbag recall doubled to record 34m vehicles in US
Exploding airbag recall doubled to record 34m vehicles in US

Japanese auto parts giant Takata has acknowledged a potentially deadly defect in its airbags for the first time, as it agreed to double a US recall to a record nearly 34 million vehicles...

26 May 2015

JAPAN

Honda's annual profit slumps 8.9% as recall costs soar
Honda's annual profit slumps 8.9% as recall costs soar

Honda said on Tuesday, 28 April, that its fiscal-year net profit fell 8.9% to $4.4bn as Japan's number three automaker grapples with soaring recall costs, including from an exploding airbag crisis linked to at least five deaths...

30 Apr 2015

CHINA

China tech firms shake up world's biggest car market
China tech firms shake up world's biggest car market

SHANGHAI, CHINA: Chinese technology giants Alibaba and Tencent are promising to build the cars of the future, vehicles linked seamlessly to the Internet and offering shopping and navigation help while on the road...

24 Apr 2015

SOUTH KOREA

New taxi app challenges Uber in South Korea
New taxi app challenges Uber in South Korea

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: South Korea's top mobile messenger operator launched a new web-based cab-hailing service on Tuesday to compete with California-based Uber...

1 Apr 2015

INDIA

Delhi seeks to block Uber app after rape claim
Delhi seeks to block Uber app after rape claim

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Authorities in Delhi have asked the national government to block the Uber app, saying the cab hailing company is operating illegally in the Indian capital...

26 Feb 2015

INDIA

New Delhi bans all web taxis after Uber rape claim
New Delhi bans all web taxis after Uber rape claim

NEW DELHI, INDIA: New Delhi has extended a ban on Uber to all web-based taxi services in the Indian capital...

10 Dec 2014

JAPAN

Toyota rolls out world's first mass market fuel-cell car
Toyota rolls out world's first mass market fuel-cell car

TOKYO: Toyota said Tuesday, 18 November, it would start selling the world's first mass market fuel-cell car in Japan next month and elsewhere in 2015, in what its top executive called an industry milestone.

24 Nov 2014

CHINA

Li Pumin of the NDRC is planning to "punish" Audi and Chrysler for "monopoly actions" in China, particularly with regard to parts supplies. Image:
China punishes Audi, Chrysler for 'monopoly' acts

SHANGHAI, CHINA: China stepped up pressure on foreign car manufacturers in the world's biggest car market, pledging to punish German luxury brand Audi and Chrysler of the United States for what it alleged was "monopoly behaviour".

7 Aug 2014

JAPAN

Toyota's new fuel cell vehicles will go on sale in Japan in March and will be available in Europe and the US by the middle of 2015. Image:
Toyota's fuel cell car will cost $70 000

TOKYO, JAPAN - Japanese car manufacturer Toyota will start selling its first fuel cell sedan in March next year with a price tag of around ¥7m ($70 000).

26 Jun 2014



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