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Yanmar's YT5113A robot tractor (Credit: Yanmar)
Yanmar's robotic tractors bring autonomous vehicles out to farm

Osaka, JAPAN - We've had autonomous cars, autonomous trucks, and autonomous buses, and now Osaka-based diesel engine manufacturer Yanmar is introducing a new line of robotic tractors...

By David Szondy 23 Jul 2018

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Why the farm tyre market is weighed down globally
Why the farm tyre market is weighed down globally

Even though the broader sluggishness in the farm equipment market continues to influence farm tyre sales globally, recent research shows that opportunities exist as global sales are likely to surpass 42 million...

18 Jul 2018

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Volvo's new S60 sports sedan its first car made in the US
Volvo's new S60 sports sedan its first car made in the US

Volvo Cars' new S60 mid-size premium sports sedan was revealed recently at a combined car launch and factory opening at Volvo's first US manufacturing plant in Charleston, South Carolina...

25 Jun 2018

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The new Suzuki Jimny looks like it should cross the road holding a G-Wagen's hand (Credit: Suzuki)
New Suzuki Jimny is on the way, and we just want to pinch its cheeks

Suzuki has released the first images of its upcoming new Jimny 4x4 ... and it looks like an adorably baby-faced take on a mini G-Wagen...

By Loz Blain 22 Jun 2018

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Uber yet to make car ownership obsolete

Millennials think Uber has removed the need for car ownership and that owning a car in the near future will be irrational. However, new research indicates that the complete takeover is yet to happen...

18 Jun 2018

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How the Ford F-150 became king of cars
How the Ford F-150 became king of cars

In April, Ford announced that it will be phasing out nearly all of its passenger cars in the United States...

By M. Berk Talay 12 Jun 2018

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Among the options for the Golf GTI TCR are 19-inch rims and a honeycomb trim for the side panels
Golf GTI TCR hot hatch to bring VW racing heat to the street

Volkswagen's collection of Golf GTIs has got a sporty new stablemate, with the German automaker unveiling a road-going version of the Golf GTI TCR race car...

By Nick Lavars 18 May 2018

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The Brabham BT62 weighs in at a mere 972 kilograms and has a huge 5.4-litre V8 that outputs 522 kW and 667Nm of torque (Credit: Brabham)
Legendary Brabham name returns with BT62 racer

After some fits and starts, the Brabham name is back in business as a race car manufacturer with the debut of the awesome little BT62. The track-focused BT62 features a phenomenal power to weight ratio...

By Aaron Turpen 9 May 2018

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Tesla's problem: overestimating automation, underestimating humans
Tesla's problem: overestimating automation, underestimating humans

Tesla was hoping to produce 5,000 new Model 3 electric cars each week in 2018. So far, it has failed...

By Bettina Büchel and Dario Floreano 4 May 2018

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New report gives insights into global automotive parts, accessories market
New report gives insights into global automotive parts, accessories market

IndexBox shares some key findings from its newly released report called World: Parts and accessories of motor vehicles - market report. Analysis and forecast to 2025...

25 Apr 2018

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VW to set up software development centre in Lisbon

Volkswagen Group is creating a software development centre for Volkswagen Group IT and Mand Truck and Bus AG in Lisbon, Portugal...

18 Apr 2018

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Self-driving truck startup co-founder leaving Uber
Self-driving truck startup co-founder leaving Uber

SAN FRANCISCO, US - A co-founder of a self-driving truck startup Uber bought to rev up its autonomous vehicle efforts is leaving the ride-share company, CNBC reports...

3 Apr 2018

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Waymo's self-driving trucks are ready to haul cargo to Google's data centers in Atlanta, Georgia (Credit: Waymo)
Waymo self-driving trucks to start hauling cargo this week

Waymo has clocked up millions of self-driving miles since starting Google's autonomous vehicle project in 2009, celebrating five million of them by recently releasing a 360-degree video to demonstrate how its cars see the world around them...

By Paul Ridden 12 Mar 2018

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Infineon, SAIC set up electric car joint venture in China
Infineon, SAIC set up electric car joint venture in China

FRANKFURT, Germany - German computer chip maker Infineon is teaming up with China's biggest carmaker, SAIC Motor Corporation, to produce power modules for the Chinese electric car market...

5 Mar 2018

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BMW plans electric Mini production in China
BMW plans electric Mini production in China

German auto giant BMW said on Friday it plans to build an electric version of its compact Mini in China, in a possible joint venture with local partner Great Wall...

26 Feb 2018

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Nissan slashes profit forecasts after inspection scandal
Nissan slashes profit forecasts after inspection scandal

TOKYO, Japan - Japanese car giant Nissan has slashed its forecast for full-year operating profit after admitting that a damaging inspection scandal last year had "adversely impacted" the firm's performance.

9 Feb 2018

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Driverless cars might follow the rules of the road, but what about the language of driving?
Driverless cars might follow the rules of the road, but what about the language of driving?

Recently, while on my way to the University of Pittsburgh's campus, I made a quick "Pittsburgh left" - taking a left turn just as the light turns green - while facing a driverless car...

By Abdesalam Soudi 26 Jan 2018

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Former president of Japan's Toyota dies at 88
Former president of Japan's Toyota dies at 88

Toyota's former president Tatsuro Toyoda, who helped the Japanese auto giant establish a foothold in North America, has died at the age of 88...

9 Jan 2018

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Autosport International to showcase cutting-edge motorsport technology
Autosport International to showcase cutting-edge motorsport technology

The 2018 World Rally Championship is set to launch at Autosport International next week. It is the first time a top-tier FIA World Championship has launched at the show in its 27-year history...

4 Jan 2018

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Hitler's Nazi-parade Mercedes set for US auction
Hitler's Nazi-parade Mercedes set for US auction

A 1939 luxury Mercedes limousine used to carry Adolf Hitler around Germany will be auctioned in the US state of Arizona next month - one of only four such models ever built...

29 Dec 2017

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China's Geely takes €2.7bn stake in Swedish truckmaker Volvo
China's Geely takes €2.7bn stake in Swedish truckmaker Volvo

China's Geely, which already owns the Swedish car brand Volvo, has now become the biggest shareholder in AB Volvo, the world's second-largest truck manufacturer in a transaction worth around 2.7 billion euros ($3.2 billion)...

29 Dec 2017

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Subaru CEO returns his pay after inspection scandal
Subaru CEO returns his pay after inspection scandal

The CEO of Japanese automaker Subaru said on Tuesday he and all other executives would return part of their pay until next March following an inspection scandal at the company.

20 Dec 2017

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Car-sharing firm zips across to petrol vans in bid to cut diesel use

We have all heard of car-sharing schemes. Until now they have been about cars and the ability to jump into a vehicle, drive to your destination and then park it for someone else to use. But what if you could borrow a van?

23 Nov 2017

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Volvo to supply Uber with self-driving cars

Volvo Cars said it has signed an agreement to supply "tens of thousands" of self-driving cars to Uber, as the ride-sharing company battles a number of different controversies...

21 Nov 2017

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Waymo cars hit the road without drivers
Waymo cars hit the road without drivers

Waymo said that its self-driving cars are hitting the road without anyone behind the wheel as the Alphabet subsidiary steers toward launching an automated ride service...

9 Nov 2017

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Nissan says to resume domestic car production after scandal

Japanese car giant Nissan said on Monday it would resume domestic production which was suspended following an inspection scandal...

7 Nov 2017

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Tesla biggest quarterly loss, pushes back Model 3 volume production
Tesla biggest quarterly loss, pushes back Model 3 volume production

Tesla has announced its biggest quarterly loss to date, sending shares down nearly 5% after hours after falling 3% in normal trade and has pushed back its target for volume production on its Model 3 sedan...

2 Nov 2017

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Verstappen Mexican GP winner, Hamilton 2017 Championship winner
Verstappen Mexican GP winner, Hamilton 2017 Championship winner

NEWSWATCH: Max Verstappen was crowned the winner of the Mexican Grand Prix which took place on Sunday, 29 October 2017 while Lewis Hamilton took home the title of overall 2017 Championship winner...

31 Oct 2017

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Amazon beefs up Echo lineup and Alexa skills
Amazon beefs up Echo lineup and Alexa skills

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Amazon has unveiled upgrades to its Echo speakers and announced that Alexa smarts will be built into BMW and Mini automobiles by the middle of next year...

28 Sep 2017

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Tesla to reveal all-electric truck next month

Earlier this year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company would reveal its Tesla Semi truck this month. Musk has since announced that the reveal date has tentatively moved to 26 October 2017...

27 Sep 2017

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