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  • Video game technology paves way for low-cost navigation system for self-driving cars January 20, 2015

    Washington: A new software that allows a self-driving car to determine its location using a single video camera instead of several laser scanners can shave thousands of dollars from the cost of such vehicles. Ryan Wolcott, a doctoral candidate in computer science and engineering at the University of Michigan, used video...
  • Police raids former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa's country home in Sri Lanka January 20, 2015

    Colombo: Embattled former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa's country home in the southern province has been raided by police who were looking for a luxury sports car but the search drew a blank. "They raided our house in Tangalle yesterday looking for a Lamborghini car," said Namal Rajapaksa, the former president's...
  • NASA teams up with Nissan to develop self-driving cars January 18, 2015

    Washington: US Space agency NASA has joined hands with Japanese automaker Nissan to develop self-driving cars and aims to start testing the first such vehicle by the end of this year. Researchers from Nissan's US Silicon Valley Research Center and NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, California have formed a...
  • Real people will be using driverless cars on public roads in 2 to 5 years: Google January 16, 2015

    Detroit: The head of self-driving cars for Google expects real people to be using them on public roads in two to five years. Chris Urmson says the cars would still be test vehicles, and Google would collect data on how they interact with other vehicles and pedestrians. Google is working on sensors...
  • Google expects public to be using driverless cars in 2 to 5 years January 15, 2015

    Detroit: The head of self-driving cars for Google expects real people to be using them on public roads in two to five years. Chris Urmson says the cars would still be test vehicles, and Google would collect data on how they interact with other vehicles and pedestrians. Google is working on sensors...
  • Delhi's increasing road traffic, decreasing parking space: an issue political parties need to address January 14, 2015

    Delhi, a city with one of the world's highest proportions of road area. 21 per cent of its total area is given to roads. The total length of the entire road network in the national capital is at a staggering 35000 kms and the city boasts of nearly 100 flyovers,...
  • Honda launches new variants of Amaze, Brio at Rs 5.99 lakh onwards; plans to launch CNG version of Amaze January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Honda Cars India introduced a new variant of its compact sedan Amaze, priced up to Rs 8.2 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The petrol variant of the sedan is priced at Rs 7.32 lakh while the diesel grade is priced at Rs 8.2 lakh. The company has also expanded the Brio...
  • Chevrolet Bolt: General Motor's concept electric car can travel up to 320 kms on a single charge January 13, 2015

    Detroit: With the introduction of an affordable electric car that can go 200 miles on a single charge, General Motors sets up a showdown with Tesla to sell an electric vehicle to the masses. It may also upstage a car of its own. GM unveiled the Chevrolet Bolt, a $30,000 concept...
  • It takes about 44 hours to make this 3D-printed electric car; coming later this year January 13, 2015

    Detroit: A 3D-printed car could be in your driveway sooner than you think. Phoenix-based Local Motors plans to sell a 3D-printed car called the Strati later this year. It's a two-seat neighbourhood car that can go up to 25 miles per hour. Local Motors prints the car's frame and panels out of...
  • Cars Mercedes-Benz is expected to launch in India in 2015 January 13, 2015

    Mercedes-Benz India ended 2014 on a high with the launch of the much-awaited C-Class and will now open the innings for 2015 with the CLA sedan. Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that they have a wide range of cars lined up for India this year. Since they are keeping mum about any...
  • Detroit auto show 2015: Convertibles poised to make a comeback January 12, 2015

    Detroit: Americans are ready to let their tops down and feel the wind blow through their hair. That's the feeling among automakers as they roll out new convertible models at a time when many consumers are gaining confidence in the economy and have more money to spend on less-practical big-ticket items...
  • Audi to launch 10 new cars in India this year January 12, 2015

    Audi India have been enjoying healthy sales throughout 2014, but 2015 is what they seem to be looking forward to with over nine launches slated for this year. The year will begin with their flagship model, the R8, getting a pair of new eyes with the Matrix LED treatment and...
  • Nissan, NASA to work on driverless car technology January 10, 2015

    Tokyo: Japanese automaker Nissan and NASA are teaming up to advance the technology behind cars that drive autonomously. Yokohama-based Nissan Motor Co. and NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, California, announced Thursday a five-year research-and-development partnership for autonomous vehicle systems so they can eventually be applied to commercially sold cars. Nissan...
  • Mercedes-Benz plans to launch 15 cars in India this year January 10, 2015

    New Delhi: German luxury carmaker Mercedes- Benz plans to introduce 15 new products in India this year, and pump in Rs 150 crore for adding a new assembly line for its upcoming CLA compact sedan at the Chakan facility. "Mercedes-Benz will introduce 15 products in 2015, including products with no predecessors...
  • Live: Charlie Hebdo suspects killed; hostages safe, free after police assault January 9, 2015

    Several people were taken hostage at a kosher supermarket in eastern Paris on Friday after a shootout involving a man armed with two guns, a police source said. There were unconfirmed reports that the man was the same as that suspected of killing a policewoman in a southern suburb of Paris...
  • Tata Kite sedan to Ford Figo sedan: Sedan cars coming to India in 2015 January 8, 2015

    2015 promises to bring in quite a few choices for prospective sedan owners in India. Though most of them are updates to existing models, there are some exciting all-new models headed here too. Read on to know what is in store.Audi A6 and A7 (facelifts)Audi have updated the A6 and...
  • Car bomb kills 35 people outside Yemen police college January 7, 2015

    Sanaa: A car bomb exploded outside a police college in Yemen's capital Sanaa on Wednesday, killing 35 people and wounding dozens, police said, less than a week after a suicide bombing south of the capital left nearly 30 dead. Yemen's sectarian conflict has worsened since September when the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi...
  • Maruti hikes car prices by up to Rs 31,600 January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India today hiked prices of its vehicles by up to Rs 31,600 following the expiry of excise duty concessions extended to the auto sector. The increased prices after revision of central excise duty with effect from January 1, 2015, across all models ranges...
  • Hyundai increases car prices by up to Rs 1.27 lakh; Elite i20 gets dearer by Rs 29,814 January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Hyundai Motor India increased vehicle prices by up to Rs 1.27 lakh to partially offset the impact of high input costs and expiry of reduced excise duty concessions. "In these adverse market conditions, the price increase is necessitated on account of the higher excise duty and increased input cost,"...
  • Daimler's self-driving concept car turns into a living room on wheels January 6, 2015

    Las Vegas:Germany's Daimler AG wants to reset consumers' expectations about self-driving cars with its futuristic Mercedes-Benz F 015 concept, unveiled at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. "Anyone who focuses solely on the technology has not yet grasped how autonomous driving will change our society," said Daimler Chief Executive...
  • A new app to help drivers start their cars remotely; to be launched at CES 2015 January 4, 2015

    New York: A new app will help car owners remotely start their cars with a simple tap of the screen. South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai will launch its new Blue Link app at the "Consumer Electronics Show 2015" that begins January 6 in Las Vegas. The app allows Hyundai owners to remote...
  • Broon F8: An Android-powered electric 'supercar' for kids under five January 4, 2015

    London: A South Korean company has designed an Android-equipped 'supercar' which can compete with Ferraris and Lamborghinis! The special car can be an ultimate toy for kids aged under five as it can reach a top speed of 14 km per hour! Broon F8, developed by a South Korean company, is an...
  • Nissan Datsun Go+ available for pre-booking in India at Rs 11,000 January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Japanese car maker Nissan has announced the start of pre-bookings of its soon-to-be-launched compact multi-purpose vehicle 'Datsun Go+' in India. The Datsun Go+, which was first previewed at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo, is available for pre-booking between January 3-14, Nissan India said in a statement. "Prospective customers can...
  • Car crash test mandatory, says government January 3, 2015

    New Delhi: For a country that loses one life every 4 minutes due to a road accident, there couldn't have been a better new year gift. The governmnet has made car crash tests mandatory for all new cars in India from October 2017. Road safety experts say this move will...
  • 2015 Honda CR-V facelift unveiled December 31, 2014

    Honda has unveiled the 2015 CR-V facelift. The SUV is expected to make its way to India in 2015. The previous-gen Honda CR-V is already available in the country. The facelifted CR-V gets a new grille and headlamps. There are also new front and rear bumpers, skid plates and LED tail...
  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA to be launched in India on January 22 December 31, 2014

    After ending 2014 on a high note, Mercedes-Benz will start the new year with the launch of the new CLA sedan on January 22, 2015. The CLA's performance version, the CLA45 AMG was launched in 2014 and if the sales reports are to be believed, has been already sold out. The...
  • Cars, SUVs, consumer durables to be costlier from January as government ends excise sop December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Come New Year, the prices of automobiles and consumer durables will go up as the government on Tuesday decided not to extend the reduced excise duty rates provided to these sectors beyond Wednesday. "The government is not extending the excise duty concessions on the auto sector and consumer durables,"...
  • Cars, two-wheelers to become costlier from January as government withdraws excise duty concessions December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Cars, SUVs and two-wheelers will become expensive from January 1 with the government deciding not to extend the reduced excise duty rates provided to the sector. "The government is not extending the excise duty concessions on the auto sector," a senior finance ministry official said. In order to boost the...
  • Upcoming launches: Bikes and cars coming to India in 2015 December 29, 2014

    The Indian auto industry that is looking ahead for a smoother ride in 2015 is expected be more aggressive next year. And a couple of them have already decided the models they will be rolling out next year. Here is a list of the cars and bikes scheduled for the...