AUTO

  • JLF: High auto-rickshaw fares, over-charged local goods disappoint visitors January 20, 2015

    Ahead of the Jaipur Literature Festival many visitors to the Pink city complain that local businesses have been fleecing them during their visit from near and far. But many are disgruntled with the travel agencies and local businesses at the Pink City which are trying to make a quick buck...
  • Auto drivers back Arvind Kejriwal, want to give him second chance, Congress to lose much January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The 49-day stint of former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal did leave a mark on the common man with the auto driver community still vouching its support for the Aam Aadmi Party. For some he brought down the corruption while for others he brought solace by reducing water and...
  • 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...
  • Grand Theft Auto V for PC to be released on March 24 January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Rockstar Games has finally announced the release date for the PC version of the Grand Theft Auto V. The game that has had a series of delays will now be released for PC on March 24, 2015 - four months after it was launched on Xbox One and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 2015 Detroit auto show: What to expect January 11, 2015

    Detroit: A walk around the floor of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit leaves you with one message: The US auto industry, which nearly collapsed six years ago, is back with as much flash as ever. Multi-story exhibits have been under construction since October. There are giant video screens,...
  • 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...
  • Auto in 2014: After a topsy-turvy year, automakers eye smoother 2015 ride December 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Back on its road to recovery after a prolonged downhill journey for most part of 2014, the Indian auto industry is looking ahead for a smoother ride in the new year while building upon an estimated $5-billion investments announced in the year passing-by. Even as the year was drawing...
  • Microsoft's Skype moves toward auto-translation; now translates your speech in real time December 16, 2014

    Washington: Microsoft announced today a new step toward real-time translation, launching a Spanish-English test program using its Skype messaging service. "Today, we are excited to announce the first phase of the Skype Translator preview program," said Microsoft's Gurdeep Pall. "The preview program will kick off with two spoken languages, Spanish and English......
  • Gurgaon's pink autos for women a failure despite rising cases of sexual assault December 12, 2014

    Gurgaon: Unsafe public transport system is often cited as one of the reasons for women commuters being subject to sexual assault. The recent case of rape by a Uber taxi driver and the horrific December 16, 2012 gangrape of a paramedical student by six men in a moving bus in...
  • Retailer stops selling 'GTA V' following allegations that the game encourages players to murder women December 5, 2014

    Los Angeles: Target Australia is removing Grand Theft Auto V from store shelves after more than 40,000 people who say the video game encourages players to murder women for entertainment signed an online petition asking the retailer to stop selling it. The decision is the latest in a long line of...
  • Gurgaon: Enraged by worker's death, mob set ablaze factory; many injured November 30, 2014

    Gurgaon: Around a dozen people were on Sunday injured in a clash during which an irate mob set ablaze a number of vehicles and a factory manufacturing auto parts near Gurgaon, following the mysterious death of a worker, police said. The clash took place in Rozka Meo industrial area, some 35...
  • Rickshaw research reveals extreme pollution in Delhi November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The three-wheeled rickshaw lurched through New Delhi's commuter-clogged streets with an American scientist and several air pollution monitors in the back seat. Car horns blared. A scrappy scooter buzzed by belching black smoke from its tailpipe. One of the monitors spiked. Joshua Apte has alarming findings for anyone who...
  • 'Crying everyday in your relationship? Are you dating a human or an onion?': 18 hilarious statements you'll find written on auto rickshaws in India November 9, 2014

    An auto rickshaw ride is the easiest way to travel in a busy city. After bargaining heavily and getting rejected more than thrice, you finally have to swallow your ego and settle for any auto-rickshaw driver who is willing to take you along. An auto ride in India is nothing...
  • Watch: T-Pain says it is 'weird as hell' for him to sing without auto-tune, gets it pitch perfect in this unplugged version! November 3, 2014

    T-Pain decided to sing without auto-tune as a part of NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concert series. And now we wonder why he needed auto-tune in the first place. The rapper showed off his real vocals even though he felt it was 'weird as hell' for him to sing without using...
  • China to launch world's largest exhibition complex in 2015 October 18, 2014

    Beijing: China is building a $2.4 billion exhibition complex in Shanghai which is expected to be the world's largest upon completion next year. The National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, expected to be completed in March 2015, is set to host it's first exhibition as a trial run from...
  • New Mahindra Scorpio review: The Scorpio just received its biggest upgrade September 25, 2014

    If there was a book on the most significant cars that defined the Indian automobile industry, the Mahindra Scorpio would definitely feature in it. More than a decade after launch, it still is one of the top-selling vehicles in the highly competitive SUV segment. In some states in India, it...
  • Overdrive: Bajaj Discover 150f a frugal commuter but not premium enough September 21, 2014

    In this episode of Overdrive, we compare the new Bajaj Discover 150f with other 150cc motorcycles already in the market. ...
  • Pilot turns Malaysia Airlines flight around after defect September 14, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: A Malaysia Airlines flight was forced to turn around due to an autopilot defect, landing safely early on Sunday, said the carrier already reeling from the loss of two planes this year. Flight MH198 from Kuala Lumpur to Hyderabad in India departed late on Saturday, but the Boeing 737800...
  • First look: The Honda HRV, the allnew compact SUV September 13, 2014

    The HRV will be the latest addition to the list of small SUVs that are lining up for Europe. The idea behind these is simple all the ruggedness, room and reliability found in an SUV, packed into a pintsized coupelike package. The centrally placed fuel tank in the...
  • 'Grand Theft Auto V' coming to PS4 and Xbox One in November September 13, 2014

    San Francisco: Rockstar Games on Friday announced that the latest instalment of its crimethemed blockbuster video game Grand Theft Auto will hit PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles in November. Grand Theft Auto V will be packed with enhancements when it is released for play on the newgeneration consoles from rivals...
  • Delhi autos to display 'returning home' plate to avoid challan for refusal to ply September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: To avoid prosecution for refusing to ferry passengers, autorickshaw drivers in the national capital will display "returning home" plates on their vehicles after completing work hours from September 17. "Autorickshaw drivers will start displaying 'returning home' plates on their vehicles after completing working hours from September 17, the...
  • Celebrity nude photos leak: It's time to change some important settings on your smartphone September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Nude photos purportedly showing many top stars took the Internet by storm. Word of the images began spreading early Sunday and multiple reports suggest that the photos had been obtained by hacking into iCloud accounts. Apple says it is investigating whether any iCloud accounts had been tampered with. Cybersecurity...
  • TVS Scooty Zest review: A fun, light and agile scooter August 22, 2014

    The Scooty is a big brand name at TVS. In many ways it was synonymous with the girls' scooter as a generic name for a while. TVS does make two Scootys right now, but this scooter here is all new and TVS says it is aimed at young girls who...
  • Five Indian firms among Forbes' most innovative companies August 21, 2014

    New York: Five Indian companies, including Hindustan Unilever and Tata Consultancy Services, are among Forbes' list of the world's 100 most innovative companies that investors think are most likely to "generate big, new growth ideas". The annual 'World's Most Innovative Companies' list, released on Wednesday, has been topped by Californiabased global...
  • 'Boyfriend ke saath baith kar bhaiya kehna manaa hai': 16 funniest statements you'll find written on auto rickshaws in India August 16, 2014

    An auto rickshaw ride is the easiest way to travel in a busy city. After bargaining heavily and getting rejected by more than three autos, when you finally get an autowallah who complies, it is nothing short of an achievement. Once you're inside an auto rickshaw you'll realise how easily...