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Kia unveils SP Concept SUV for Indian market
short by Roshan Gupta / on 08 Feb 2018,Thursday
Kia unveiled the new futuristic SP Concept, which made its world premiere at AutoExpo 2018, alongside a showcase of 16 global models. The SP Concept's front mask combines a bold formative design with Kia's unique 'Tiger nose' grille. Kia will kick off its retail sales in India in the second half of the next year.
short by Roshan Gupta / 01:23 pm on 08 Feb
TVS Motor Company launches its first 125cc scooter TVS NTORQ 125
short by Roshan Gupta / on 05 Feb 2018,Monday
TVS Motor Company announced its foray into the 125cc scooter segment with the launch of TVS NTORQ 125. Designed for the youth, TVS NTORQ 125 has been developed on TVS Racing pedigree and comes with state-of-the-art CVTi-REVV 3 Valve engine. The scooter also marks the launch of an exclusive technology platform – TVS SmartXonnect -- making it India's first Bluetooth connected scooter.
short by Roshan Gupta / 05:46 pm on 05 Feb
The All-New Swift launched at Auto Expo 2018
short by Roshan Gupta / on 09 Feb 2018,Friday
The 3rd generation of the most popular hatchback Maruti Suzuki Swift has been launched. The all-new Swift offers signature DRLs with LED projector headlamps, precision cut two-tone alloys, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a host of new age features. The advanced Auto Gear Shift (AGS) technology is now available in the all-new Swift in both petrol and diesel.
short by Roshan Gupta / 10:00 am on 09 Feb
Vodafone uses AR in PBL to promote new campaign #StrongerTogether
short by Roshan Gupta / on 31 Jan 2018,Wednesday
Several pugs gatecrashed the finals of Vodafone Premier Badminton League and nobody could resist their charm. But what gave goosebumps to the audience, was actually a smart play of technology by Vodafone. In what was the first time a brand used Augmented reality in an Indian sports league, Vodafone used AR to bring the pugs live on the court and interact with the commentators.
short by Roshan Gupta / 12:24 pm on 31 Jan
Luxury vehicles to get costlier as govt hikes customs duty
short by Aditi Verma / on 02 Feb 2018,Friday
With the announcement of hike in customs duty in Union Budget 2018-19, luxury car prices will witness a rise of ₹1.25 lakh to ₹5 lakh. The prices of imported luxury buses will also rise by ₹5 lakh to ₹10 lakh. Custom duty on CKD (completely knocked down) imports of motor vehicles, motor cars, motor cycles was increased by 5%.
short by Aditi Verma / 01:33 pm on 02 Feb
Ford files patent for self-driving police car
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 27 Jan 2018,Saturday
American automaker Ford has filed for a patent for a self-driving police car. The patent describes the artificial intelligence-driven vehicle would be able to detect traffic violations by another vehicle, either on its own or with the help of surveillance cameras. It also describes a method by which officers within the car could manually take control or use it wirelessly.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 06:07 pm on 27 Jan
Volkswagen shows concept car without steering wheel, pedals
short by Shifa Naseer / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
German carmaker Volkswagen is planning to unveil its new electric concept car called I.D. Vizzion which would not have a steering wheel or pedals. The car will have a driving range of 665 km with a top speed of 180 kmph. The I.D. Vizzion also features a virtual assistant which allows riders to control the car via voice and gestures.
short by Shifa Naseer / 12:27 pm on 20 Feb
Tesla car launched in space has 'DON'T PANIC' message on it
short by Aditi Verma / on 07 Feb 2018,Wednesday
The Tesla Roadster car, which was launched into space by SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket on Tuesday, features a "DON'T PANIC" message on its dashboard. The space exploration startup also sent a dummy astronaut named 'Starman' in the car's driver seat. Further, a message which reads "Made on Earth by humans" is printed on the circuit board of the car.
short by Aditi Verma / 09:17 pm on 07 Feb
Musk shares last pic of Tesla car travelling to Mars orbit
short by Aditi Verma / on 08 Feb 2018,Thursday
Billionaire Elon Musk has shared the last picture of Tesla Roadster car which has a dummy astronaut 'Starman' in the driver's seat and is en route Mars orbit and the Asteroid Belt. The car was launched aboard the world's most powerful operational rocket Falcon Heavy on Tuesday. Interestingly, the car features a "DON'T PANIC" message on its dashboard.
short by Aditi Verma / 10:05 am on 08 Feb
My daughters don't buy cars, they only use Uber: Mahindra
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 18 Feb 2018,Sunday
Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra has said that his daughters don't buy cars and don't know how to drive as "they only use Ubers". Pointing out that traffic congestion was becoming a major problem, he added, "This harms my business, but I call a spade a spade." "If things get more congested...cities will become a living hell," he further said.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 06:07 pm on 18 Feb
Car goes from 0-100 kmph in 2 sec, misses record by 0.1 sec
short by Shifa Naseer / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
Japan-based carmaker Aspark has developed an electric car called Aspark Owl which goes from 0-100 kmph in 2 seconds, missing Tesla Roadster's world record by 0.1 seconds. Further, the Owl, which can deliver a range of 150 km on a single charge, will reportedly be priced at $4.4 million and start with a limited production run of 50 units.
short by Shifa Naseer / 03:41 pm on 20 Feb
Tesla posts biggest quarterly loss despite 55% revenue rise
short by Aditi Verma / on 08 Feb 2018,Thursday
American automaker Tesla has reported a loss of around $675 million for the fourth quarter of 2017, its biggest-ever quarterly loss. However, Tesla also posted a 55% year-on-year increase in revenue to $11.8 billion for the fiscal year 2017. The company also revealed that it has a cash balance of $3.4 billion while entering the first quarter of 2018.
short by Aditi Verma / 02:19 pm on 08 Feb
I requested Tesla, but their first choice was China: Gadkari
short by Aditi Verma / on 25 Jan 2018,Thursday
Talking about Tesla's decision to set up its first electric car factory outside the US in China, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has said, "I requested them... but their first point was China." Gadkari added that if Tesla is ready to come, India will offer it land. He highlighted that currently, Tesla doesn't have any proposal to come to India.
short by Aditi Verma / 06:01 pm on 25 Jan
Faraday Future accuses former CFO of stealing trade secrets
short by Aditi Verma / on 30 Jan 2018,Tuesday
Electric carmaker and Tesla rival Faraday Future has accused its former CFO Stefan Krause of stealing trade secrets and attempting to recruit its employees. It has also filed a lawsuit against Krause's electric car startup Evelozcity over trade secrets theft. Interestingly, Krause was fired by Faraday Future last year over dereliction of duty.
short by Aditi Verma / 01:22 pm on 30 Jan
Volkswagen apologises for testing of diesel fumes on monkeys
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 29 Jan 2018,Monday
Volkswagen has apologised after reports revealed that it funded a 2014 study that exposed monkeys to toxic diesel fumes. The New York Times had reported that the study was aimed at countering a 2012 World Health Organization decision to classify diesel exhaust as a carcinogen. The study, which was financed equally by Volkswagen, BMW, and Daimler, was abandoned last year.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 06:51 pm on 29 Jan
Volkswagen used rigged car to test diesel fumes on monkeys
short by Shifa Naseer / on 29 Jan 2018,Monday
The Beetle model used by German carmaker Volkswagen while exposing monkeys to diesel exhaust fumes as a test in 2014 was reportedly among the vehicles rigged to cheat on emissions tests. The experiment, sponsored by BMW and Daimler as well, was aimed at proving the clean emission standards of diesel vehicles. Notably, similar tests were also conducted on 25 people.
short by Shifa Naseer / 10:46 pm on 29 Jan
What will happen to Tesla car sent to space by Elon Musk?
short by Aditi Verma / on 07 Feb 2018,Wednesday
Elon Musk's SpaceX has launched the world's most powerful operational rocket carrying a Tesla Roadster car. The car will take six months to cover over 400 million kilometres in space at speeds up to 11 kilometre per second. "Will be in deep space for a billion years or so if it doesn't blow up on ascent", Musk had tweeted earlier.
short by Aditi Verma / 10:39 am on 07 Feb
Twitter reacts to SpaceX launching a Tesla car into space
short by Shifa Naseer / on 07 Feb 2018,Wednesday
Reacting to SpaceX launching a Tesla car into space on its most powerful rocket, a user tweeted, "You can say musk's Tesla cars are out of this world! Haha." Another user tweeted, "Turn on Google maps in the car pls kthnxbye." A user also tweeted, "Hey Tony [Stark]... have you heard what Elon Musk and SpaceX just did?"
short by Shifa Naseer / 04:42 pm on 07 Feb
Flying taxi startup raises $100 mn before releasing aircraft
short by Aditi Verma / on 03 Feb 2018,Saturday
Flying taxi startup Joby Aviation has raised $100 million to take its all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) passenger aircraft into pre-production, the startup has said. The round was led by Intel Capital and saw participation from investors including Toyota AI Ventures. Founded in 2009, the US-based startup has a working prototype of the aircraft but hasn't released it.
short by Aditi Verma / 11:37 am on 03 Feb
VW official suspended over reports of fume tests on monkeys
short by Manaya Bagga / on 01 Feb 2018,Thursday
Volkswagen has suspended its Head of Sustainability Thomas Steg after a New York Times report revealed that the carmaker funded a 2014 study that exposed monkeys to toxic diesel fumes. Steg admitted that he knew about the experiment but didn't inform the company. Steg will remain suspended until the issue of the tests is fully clarified, the company said.
short by Manaya Bagga / 08:22 am on 01 Feb
Mahindra's used vehicle subsidiary raises $15 million
short by Aditi Verma / on 03 Feb 2018,Saturday
Mahindra & Mahindra's used vehicles selling subsidiary Mahindra First Choice Wheels has raised $15 million in funding from existing investors. After the funding round, the Mumbai-based company has been valued at $265 million, the company said on Friday. Founded in 2008, Mahindra First Choice Wheels also organises multi brand car servicing.
short by Aditi Verma / 01:12 pm on 03 Feb
GM faces lawsuit after self-driving car crashes into bike
short by Shifa Naseer / on 24 Jan 2018,Wednesday
General Motors has been sued over a collision between its self-driving car Chevy Bolt and a motorcycle in the US last month. The rider Oscar Nilsson claims the car, involved in GM's self-driving testing program, swerved into his lane, knocking him off his motorcycle and injuring him. Reportedly, cruise self-driving vehicles have been involved in 22 accidents since last year.
short by Shifa Naseer / 01:14 pm on 24 Jan
Daimler used software to pass US emissions tests: Report
short by Shifa Naseer / on 19 Feb 2018,Monday
US investigators probing Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler have found that its cars were equipped with software which may have helped them to pass diesel emissions tests, according to reports. The company reportedly used a software designed to switch off emissions cleaning after 25 km of driving. The ongoing investigations could lead to significant penalties and recalls, the car maker said.
short by Shifa Naseer / 02:57 pm on 19 Feb
Hyundai recalls nearly 88,000 cars in US over fire risk
short by Manaya Bagga / on 25 Jan 2018,Thursday
South Korean carmaker Hyundai has recalled nearly 88,000 old cars in the US after identifying an electrical short in the antilock brake system (ABS) that could cause engine-compartment fires. It also said there are chances of the module overheating and causing a fire even when the cars are turned off. The recall affects certain 2006 manufactured Sonatas and 2006-2011 Azeras.
short by Manaya Bagga / 07:33 pm on 25 Jan
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