Automotive technology

April 25, 2018 - 6:10 am
BEIJING (AP) — A state-owned Chinese automaker has announced plans to produce electric cars in South Africa. It shared the plan Wednesday at the Beijing auto show, which is highlighting China's growing role in the emerging technology. BAIC Group's announcement came as Nissan unveiled its first...
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April 21, 2018 - 10:37 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The biggest global auto show of the year showcases China's ambitions to become a leader in electric cars and the industry's multibillion-dollar scramble to roll out models that appeal to price-conscious but demanding Chinese drivers. Auto China 2018, which opens this week, follows...
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Herbert Diess, right, new CEO of Volkswagen , and Hans Dieter Poetsch, left, chairman of the board of directors of the Volkswagen stock company, address the media during a press conference in Wolfsburg, Germany, Friday, April 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
April 13, 2018 - 8:34 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen's new CEO said Friday that the automaker must "significantly step up the pace" as it pushes into electric and self-driving vehicle technologies and shakes up its culture in the wake of a scandal over diesel emissions. Herbert Diess said a new management...
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Andreas Renschler, right, a board member at Volkswagen AG and CEO of Volkswagen Truck & Bus, and Hino Motors President and Chief Executive Yoshio Shimo, left, pose for the media during a press conference in Tokyo, Thursday, April 12, 2018. Hino Motors, Toyota Motor Corp.'s group truck manufacturer, and Volkswagen Truck & Bus of Germany agreed Thursday to work together in a partnership on technologies like hybrids, electric cars, autonomous driving and connectivity. (Katsuya Miyagawa/Kyodo News via AP)
April 12, 2018 - 6:03 am
TOKYO (AP) — Hino Motors, Toyota Motor Corp.'s group truck manufacturer, and Volkswagen Truck & Bus of Germany agreed Thursday to work together on technologies such as hybrids, electric cars, autonomous driving and connectivity. Under the deal, the companies will maintain independence but...
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In this March 20, 2018, photo provided by the National Transportation Safety Board, investigators examine a driverless Uber SUV that fatally struck a woman in Tempe, Ariz. The fatality prompted Uber to suspend all road-testing of such autos in the Phoenix area, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Toronto. (National Transportation Safety Board via AP)
March 28, 2018 - 6:59 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Emails released Wednesday between Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's staff and Uber executives shed new light on a cozy relationship between the first-term Republican and the company whose autonomous vehicle recently was involved in a fatal crash. The previously unseen emails released by the...
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FILE In this Feb. 29, 2016 file photo a car2go car stands at the victory column in Berlin. Automakers Daimler and BMW have agreed Wednesday, March 28, 2018 to merge their transportation services businesses so they can expand their offerings in ride-hailing apps, car-sharing, parking and charging electric cars. Those businesses include car-sharing, an area where Stuttgart-based Daimler AG operates its car2go service and Munich-headquartered BMW AG has DriveNow. (Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa via AP,file)
March 28, 2018 - 10:20 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automakers Daimler and BMW have agreed to merge their transportation services businesses so they can expand offerings in ride-hailing apps, car-sharing, parking, and charging electric cars. The two companies said Wednesday they aim to become a "leading provider" of new...
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March 28, 2018 - 9:16 am
DETROIT (AP) — Tesla says a fatal crash on a Silicon Valley freeway involving an electric SUV was made more severe by a highway barrier with a damaged or missing piece designed to protect drivers. The company also says on its website that it doesn't know what caused the crash or whether the Model X...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016 file photo, Uber's autonomous car heads out for a test drive in San Francisco. Uber has decided to stop testing autonomous vehicles on California public roads by letting its state permit expire on Saturday, March 31, 2018, without renewing it. Immediately after the crash, Uber voluntarily suspended its autonomous vehicle testing in Arizona, as well as California, Pittsburgh and Toronto. The company said in a statement that it decided not to reapply for the California permit "with the understanding that our self-driving vehicles would not operate in the state in the immediate future." (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
March 27, 2018 - 9:04 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Uber has decided to stop testing autonomous vehicles on California public roads by letting its state permit expire on Saturday without renewing it. If the ride-hailing service wants to return to the state, it will have to get a new permit and address any investigations into a crash...
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The Jaguar I-Pace vehicle is introduced Tuesday, March 27, 2018, in New York. Self-driving car pioneer Waymo will buy up to 20,000 of the electric vehicles from Jaguar Land Rover to help realize its vision for a robotic ride-hailing service. The commitment announced Tuesday marks another step in Waymo's evolution from a secret project started in Google nine years ago to a spin-off that's gearing up for an audacious attempt to reshape the transportation business. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
March 27, 2018 - 6:00 pm
SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Self-driving car spinoff Waymo will buy up to 20,000 electric vehicles from Jaguar Land Rover to help realize its vision for a robotic ride-hailing service. The commitment, announced Tuesday during a New York event that was also webcast, marks another step in Waymo's...
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FILE - This Jan. 4, 2010, file photo shows an historic marker on Wall Street in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 27, 2018 - 5:01 pm
A steep, late-afternoon sell-off in technology companies pulled U.S. stocks sharply lower Tuesday, knocking 344 points off the Dow Jones industrial average. The market slide erased modest gains from earlier in the day and much of a powerful rally from the day before. Banks also weighed on the...
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