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  • Apple car to fuel 'car of future' debate at Geneva car show 11 hours 3 minutes ago

    New Delhi:The main talking point at this week's Geneva car show is likely to be a vehicle that may never be built: the Apple car. The world's automakers will gather in the Swiss city to tout their latest minivans, city cars and sport utility vehicles against an uncertain market backdrop, with...
  • Car technology troublesome but important to buyers 3 days ago

    Detroit: Connecting a mobile phone and giving voice commands are still causing drivers problems, but new technology features will be highly desirable to buyers when they make their next new vehicle purchase, according to a study of auto dependability released on Wednesday. Looks and exterior design are still the top reasons...
  • Mitsubishi's 2016 iMiev will remain cheapest electric car, starting at $22,995 4 days ago

    Detroit: Mitsubishi's 2016 iMiev will remain the cheapest electric car on the market when it goes on sale in the U.S. next month. The tiny four-seater starts at $22,995, the same as the previous model year. With a $7,500 federal tax credit, the price drops to $15,495. Standard features include heated front...
  • Mercedes-Benz recalls 147,000 cars because of a possible fire risk 5 days ago

    New York: Mercedes-Benz is recalling more than 147,000 sedans and wagons in the United States because of a possible fire risk, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said today. A week after a similar Mercedes recall of 127,000 cars in China, the company said it needed to fix poorly secured rubber...
  • A new app that predicts where parking spaces can be found using real-time data from mobile phones 5 days ago

    When it comes to helping drivers, there's no shortage of in-car technology from GPS navigation to collision-warning systems. But now start-ups are tackling a perennial source of frustration - finding a parking space. With the parking industry worth $25 billion a year in the United States and more than twice that...
  • Mahindra launches XUV500 variant at Rs 14.48 lakh in India 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Mahindra & Mahindra launched a limited edition of its sports utility vehicle XUV500, priced at Rs 14.48 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai). The 'XUV500 Xclusive Edition', comes with various features including electric sunroof, reverse camera and voice messaging system. Commenting on the launch, Mahindra & Mahindra Chief Marketing Officer - Automotive Division...
  • Vintage cars, motorbikes head out for the 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car Rally in Delhi, Gurgaon on February 21-22 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Vintage automobiles including first petrol-fuelled car 'Motorwagen' and rare period motorcycles from golden era of Lambretta to BSA, stole the hearts of people here as heritage enthusiasts took the carefully-preserved beauties out today for a spin. Over 220 rare cars and 7 period two-wheelers were paraded on the 52-km-long...
  • Skoda plans to bring new models in India from 2017 onwards 6 days ago

    Prague: On a consolidation drive in India, Czech carmaker Skoda plans to gradually expand its product portfolio in the country from 2017 onwards. "From 2017 onwards, we plan to gradually ramp up our product portfolio in the country. We want to do it methodically," Skoda Auto India Chairman and Managing Director...
  • Volvo to bring driverless cars on roads in 2017 February 21, 2015

    Stockholm: Swedish carmaker Volvo Cars has announced that it had completed designs for self-driving cars which it plans to put on the road in two years. "Volvo Cars has designed a complete production-viable autonomous driving system," Peter Mertens, head of Volvo's research and development said in a statement. "The key to making...
  • Volvo cars plans to launch self-driving cars in 2017 February 20, 2015

    Stockholm:Swedish carmaker Volvo Cars announced Thursday that it had completed designs for self-driving cars which it plans to put on the road in two years. "Volvo Cars has designed a complete production-viable autonomous driving system," Peter Mertens, head of Volvo's research and development said in a statement. "The key to making this...
  • TCS, Infosys, Wipro eye robotics, driverless cars for next round of growth February 20, 2015

    Mumbai: After decades of low-margin work like server maintenance, India's information technology services firms are moving upscale in search of lucrative contracts for driverless cars and other advanced projects as online innovation changes clients' needs. Companies from Tata Consultancy Services Ltd to Wipro Ltd are all joining Infosys Ltd in investing...
  • Apple aims to start making an electric vehicle as early as 2020: Report February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Apple aims to begin producing an electric vehicle as early as 2020, Bloomberg cited people with knowledge of the matter as saying, a seemingly aggressive target for a mobile devices maker with little experience in car manufacture. The iPhone maker is pushing its "car team" of about 200 people...
  • Apple sued by A123 Systems for poaching auto engineers to build a large-scale battery division February 19, 2015

    San Francisco: Electric-car battery maker A123 Systems has sued Apple for poaching top engineers to build a large-scale battery division, according to a court filing that offered further evidence that the iPhone maker may be developing a car. Apple has been poaching engineers with deep expertise in car systems, including from...
  • Skoda unveils the all-new Superb; to be launched in India by the second half of 2016 February 19, 2015

    Prague: Czech carmaker Skoda has unveiled the latest version of its flagship model Superb sedan as it looks to enhance position in the mid-class segment and will be launched in India by the second half of 2016. "This car marks the beginning of a new era for Skoda. In recent years,...
  • BMW i8 hybrid electric supercar launched at Rs 2.29 crore in India February 18, 2015

    BMW India has launched the i8 hybrid electric supercar at a cool Rs 2.29 crore ex-showroom, pan-India. The car is built on an eco-friendly platform and has organic fibres and leather dyes. There is also lots of carbon fibre including the chassis. A twin-scroll turbo 231PS 3-cylinder 1.5-litre petrol motor powers...
  • Hyundai 4S Fluidic Verna: Hyundai launches redesigned Verna in India at Rs 7.74 lakh onwards February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Seeking to regain its lost market share in the mid-sized sedan segment, Hyundai launched an updated version of Verna, priced between Rs 7.74 lakh and Rs 12.19 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The model, dubbed 4S Fluidic Verna, which competes with Honday City and Maruti Ciaz, will be available in both...
  • Japan now has more electric car charging points than petrol pumps February 18, 2015

    Tokyo: Green-car sceptics take note: Japan now has more electric vehicle charging spots than gas stations. The country's number-two automaker Nissan says there are now 40,000 charging units - including those inside private homes - across the nation, compared with 34,000 petrol stations. While gas stations have multiple pumps and can service...
  • Ford eyeing WeChat to bring tailored 'hands-free' app for its cars February 17, 2015

    Beijing: Ford Motor wants Tencent Holdings to tailor its popular chatting app for the firm's cars in China, as automakers in the world's largest market vie for drivers that care about high-tech features as much as engine size. Rivals including Daimler and Nissan Motor are also looking at ways to give...
  • 2015 CNBC-TV18 Overdrive Awards February 15, 2015

    The much reputed 2015 CNBC-TV18 Overdrive Awards honours 'Hyundai elite i20' with the best hatchback of the year award. Mercedes-Benz S-class was awarded with the Executive Premium car of the year. ...
  • Apple learning to make self-driving electric car: Auto industry source February 15, 2015

    San Francisco: Technology giant Apple is looking beyond mobile devices to learn how to make a self-driving electric car, and is talking to experts at carmakers and automotive suppliers, a senior auto industry source familiar with the discussions said on Saturday. The Cupertino, California-based maker of phones, computers and, soon, watches...
  • Nissan's all-electric vehicle, the Leaf, glows in the dark February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Japanese manufacturer Nissan is perhaps the first carmaker to have come up with the idea - painting its all-electric Leaf in a coat of bright, luminescent paint. Developed in conjunction with Hamish Scott, the creator of Starpath (that luminescent spray-on coating used to light up paths in the dark),...
  • Apple working on creating an electric car: Report February 14, 2015

    Washington: Apple has a secret lab working on the creation of an Apple-branded electric car, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The project has designed a vehicle that looks like a minivan, the newspaper quoted one person as saying. It would take years to finish the...
  • Rolls-Royce to roll out new convertible model soon; make it available across the globe February 13, 2015

    Chennai: As part of expanding its offerings, ultra luxury car maker Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will roll out a new convertible model soon in the market, a top company official said here today. "We have announced plans to launch another convertible. We have not said what that will be. But we will...
  • Driverless cars hit Britain's public roads for the first time February 12, 2015

    London: Driverless cars are hitting Britain's public roads for the first time, giving a glimpse of future travel that's billed as safer and more efficient. Britain unveiled four prototype self-drive cars on Wednesday, launching the country's first public trials ahead of a series of planned rule reviews to accommodate the new...
  • Google may disrupt car industry but unlikely to become mass car manufacturer, says Daimler February 8, 2015

    Frankfurt: Technology companies such as Google are unlikely to become mass car manufacturers, even if they have the potential to disrupt an industry increasingly focused on software and automated driving, the head of German carmaker Daimler said on Friday. In recent years, automakers and Silicon Valley companies have grown increasingly inter-dependent...
  • BMW i8 to be launched in India on February 18 February 1, 2015

    And it's official - BMW will launch the highly anticipated i8 supercar in India on February 18. The launch will take place in Mumbai. The i8 will be the first hybrid supercar in the country and is expected to start an all-new segment and pave the way for its younger...
  • BMW fixes security flaw in its in-car software January 31, 2015

    Frankfurt: German luxury carmaker BMW has fixed a security flaw that could have allowed hackers to unlock the doors of up to 2.2 million Rolls-Royce, Mini and BMW vehicles, it said. BMW said officials at German motorist association ADAC had identified the problem, which affected cars equipped with the company's ConnectedDrive...