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Agera RS becomes world's fastest production car at 447 kmph
short by Aditi Verma / on 07 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Swedish company Koenigsegg's Agera RS hypercar has become the world's fastest production car with an average speed of 447.2 kmph (277.9 mph). The car broke the previous record of 430.9 kmph, set in 2010 by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. The average speed was achieved during two runs which were held on a 17.7-kilometre-long section of highway in Nevada, US.
short by Aditi Verma / 05:30 pm on 07 Nov
Bajaj Allianz Car Insurance now offers DriveSmart
short by Roshan Gupta / on 31 Oct 2017,Tuesday
Bajaj Allianz Car Insurance policy comes with DriveSmart Service, reiterating its promise of Relationship Beyond Insurance by offering help in managing day-to-day vehicle monitoring. DriveSmart Service, the first-of-its-kind service in India, offers a unique vehicle tracking & monitoring system. The DriveSmart device gives information like driving summary, vehicle diagnostics, & safety alerts.
short by Roshan Gupta / 12:06 am on 31 Oct
Commandos take 8000-km ride on Royal Enfield to drive awareness
short by Roshan Gupta / on 03 Nov 2017,Friday
15 NSG Commandos embarked on an 8000-kilometre ride across the nation on Royal Enfield Classic 500 Stealth Black motorcycles, driving awareness on how to fight back against terrorism. The ride covered many major cities including the NSG bases in Gandhinagar, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata, concluding at the Manesar base on the unit's 33rd commemoration day.
short by Roshan Gupta / 12:00 am on 03 Nov
Tesla unveils 'world's fastest production car'
short by Aditi Verma / on 17 Nov 2017,Friday
Tesla Co-Founder Elon Musk has claimed that the company's newly-unveiled second-generation electric Roadster car will be the world's fastest production car which can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in 1.9 seconds. The Roadster can reach a top speed of over 400 kmph, Tesla claimed. The car can run 998 kilometres on a single charge and has a starting price of $200,000.
short by Aditi Verma / 05:46 pm on 17 Nov
Hennessey Venom F5 becomes world's fastest car at 484 kmph
short by Aditi Verma / on 03 Nov 2017,Friday
US-based Hennessey Performance Engineering has unveiled Venom F5 hypercar, said to be the world's fastest road car with a top speed of 484.4 kmph. F5 has been named after the most powerful tornado speed winds on the Fujita scale and has a starting price of ₹10 crore. It can accelerate from 0 to 300 kmph in less than 10 seconds.
short by Aditi Verma / 05:49 pm on 03 Nov
Airbags, parking sensors may be mandatory in cars from 2019
short by Parmeet Kaur / on 29 Oct 2017,Sunday
Cars manufactured after July 1, 2019, must be equipped with all advanced security features like airbags, seat-belt reminders, speed alert systems, reverse parking lights, as per a proposal approved by the Union Road Transport Ministry. The move is aimed at ensuring passenger as well as pedestrian safety on India's roads. Currently, only luxury cars are equipped with such features.
short by Parmeet Kaur / 08:38 pm on 29 Oct
Self-driving bus crashes on 1st day of service in Las Vegas
short by Shifa Naseer / on 09 Nov 2017,Thursday
A driverless shuttle bus made by French startup Navya crashed into a truck on first day of service in Las Vegas on Wednesday. The crash was the truck driver's fault and none of the passengers were injured, according to city officials. The 8-seater electric bus does not have a steering wheel or brake pedals and uses GPS to drive around.
short by Shifa Naseer / 09:32 pm on 09 Nov
Honda unveils self-driving electric cooler concept
short by Shifa Naseer / on 28 Oct 2017,Saturday
Japanese automaker Honda has unveiled a self-driving electric cooler concept called 'RoboCas' which can be used to haul cargo or transform into pop-up shops. The autonomous cooler features LED screens as eyes and "can follow people in its unique, cute way," the company said. The device also features a height-adjustable canopy which is mounted on a body base with wheels.
short by Shifa Naseer / 08:00 pm on 28 Oct
Can transform into robot, fight aliens: Musk on Semi Truck
short by Aditi Verma / on 16 Nov 2017,Thursday
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has tweeted that the company's electric semi truck "can transform into a robot, fight aliens and make one hell of a latte". Earlier, Musk said the Truck "will blow your mind clear out of your skull and into an alternate dimension." Tesla's Semi Truck's launch will be webcast live on the company's website on Thursday.
short by Aditi Verma / 05:11 pm on 16 Nov
Ford develops hat that wakes driver up with sound
short by Aditi Verma / on 03 Nov 2017,Friday
American automaker Ford has developed a hat that senses a driver's head movements associated with sleepiness and wakes them up using sound, light, and vibration. Called SafeCap, it also features an inbuilt accelerometer and gyroscope that measure head movements while driving. Ford developed the hat in partnership with Brazil-based creative agency GTB.
short by Aditi Verma / 03:33 pm on 03 Nov
Toyota unveils concept car with airless tyres
short by Shifa Naseer / on 30 Oct 2017,Monday
Automobile manufacturer Toyota has unveiled a hydrogen-powered concept car called 'Fine-Comfort Ride' which features airless tyres. The tyres, which include individual motors in each wheel, have a band of rubber encircling a plastic-aluminium hub. The airless tyres aim to help reduce the weight of battery-electric and fuel-cell vehicles to boost performance.
short by Shifa Naseer / 03:51 pm on 30 Oct
Yamaha unveils concept bike with 2 front wheels
short by Aditi Verma / on 29 Oct 2017,Sunday
Japanese motor company Yamaha has unveiled a concept bike 'Yamaha Niken' that features two 15-inch wheels on its front. The bike, which was unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show, is a three-wheel leaning multi-wheeler and is powered by a liquid-cooled in-line three-cylinder engine. The bike's front axle also features tilting technology.
short by Aditi Verma / 09:24 pm on 29 Oct
Mahindra opens Detroit's first car making plant in 25 years
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Automobile giant Mahindra and Mahindra opened its new manufacturing plant in America's 'Motor City' Detroit, which got its first automotive production facility in 25 years. "We have a responsibility to contribute to the resurgence of Detroit," Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra said. The plant opened with an investment of $230 million and will create 250 new jobs in the US.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 05:39 pm on 21 Nov
Electric cars not ready for mass production: Toyota Chairman
short by Shifa Naseer / on 19 Nov 2017,Sunday
Automaker Toyota's Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada has said that electric cars are not ready for mass production yet, adding that he did not see Tesla as a role model. "Battery-powered cars with a long range are very expensive and it takes a long time to charge them," he said. Notably, Toyota partnered with Mazda Motor to produce battery-powered cars in September.
short by Shifa Naseer / 07:14 pm on 19 Nov
Faraday Future fires CFO over dereliction of duty
short by Aditi Verma / on 11 Nov 2017,Saturday
American electric car manufacturer Faraday Future has fired its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Stefan Krause, citing malfeasance and dereliction of duty. Adding that it is taking legal action against him, Faraday Future said Krause's leadership has led to "severe damages" to the interests of the company. The company further alleged that Krause also hindered its fundraising efforts.
short by Aditi Verma / 07:41 pm on 11 Nov
Lamborghini unveils concept car that can detect cracks
short by Aditi Verma / on 09 Nov 2017,Thursday
Italian luxury supercar manufacturer Lamborghini has unveiled 'Terzo Millennio' concept car which can detect cracks on its body structure. It is also capable of storing energy in carbon fibre nanotubes which release energy faster and are lighter than electric car batteries. The concept car has been designed by Lamborghini in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
short by Aditi Verma / 03:54 pm on 09 Nov
Elon Musk unveils Tesla's Semi truck
short by Aditi Verma / on 17 Nov 2017,Friday
Tesla Co-founder Elon Musk has unveiled the American automaker's electric Semi truck that features four independent motors and can run over 800 kilometres on a single charge. Semi truck can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in five seconds when empty and in 20 seconds when it is fully loaded. The truck also features steering wheel in its centre.
short by Aditi Verma / 05:33 pm on 17 Nov
One third of cars in VW emissions scandal yet to be fixed
short by Manaya Bagga / on 08 Nov 2017,Wednesday
A third of Volkswagen cars fitted with software to cheat emissions tests remain unfixed, according to data obtained from the UK's Department for Transport. Only two-thirds of the 1.2 million vehicles affected in the UK were fixed till September. The monthly rate of fixes of vehicles with defeat devices has fallen to 2% from a high of 10% in February.
short by Manaya Bagga / 02:18 pm on 08 Nov
Video shows 12-race car collision at GT World Cup in Macau
short by Shifa Naseer / on 19 Nov 2017,Sunday
A video shows a collision of 12 race cars which took place during the FIA GT World Cup in Macau on Saturday. In the video, a race car at the front is seen hitting a barrier and spinning with other cars crashing into each other. No injuries were reported after the accident and eight other cars restarted the qualifying session.
short by Shifa Naseer / 07:04 pm on 19 Nov
SC asks Mercedes-Benz to deposit ₹10 lakh over faulty airbag
short by Manaya Bagga / on 18 Nov 2017,Saturday
The Supreme Court has directed Mercedes-Benz India to deposit ₹10.25 lakh over a faulty airbag case. The fine is related to a 2006 accident case in which the airbags of a Mercedes-Benz car failed to open on collision with a container truck. The collision had caused injuries to the Managing Director of electrical company Crompton Greaves.
short by Manaya Bagga / 06:02 pm on 18 Nov
Telangana govt prepares draft policy on electric vehicles
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 29 Oct 2017,Sunday
The Telangana government has prepared a draft policy on electric vehicles which proposes benefits for manufacturers and to establish necessary support systems for the new mode of transport. The policy has 3 components– for manufacturers, consumers, and infrastructure. Telangana IT secretary Jayesh Ranjan has said that most of the expectations of industry players have been included in the policy.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 10:47 pm on 29 Oct
Man films ad to sell old car for $499, gets $135,000 bid
short by Aditi Verma / on 05 Nov 2017,Sunday
After a filmmaker made a luxury car-style commercial depicting a used 1996 Honda Accord, the car which was put up for sale for $499 on eBay has attracted bids over $135,000. The commercial, which boasts of features like a cassette deck and a 'rubber duckie' collection, ends with the tagline, "Luxury is a state of mind."
short by Aditi Verma / 11:19 pm on 05 Nov
Startup launches self-driving taxis in Paris
short by Aditi Verma / on 08 Nov 2017,Wednesday
French startup Navya Technologies on Tuesday launched its self-driving electric taxi called "Autonom Cab" in Paris. It does not have a cockpit, a steering wheel or pedals and is capable of carrying up to 6 passengers. However, it features sensors, six cameras, and an on-board computer system to control the vehicle without any human intervention.
short by Aditi Verma / 05:01 pm on 08 Nov
Steve Jobs' car may sell for up to ₹2.6 crore at an auction
short by Aditi Verma / on 30 Oct 2017,Monday
Late Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs' sports car may sell for up to $400,000 (about ₹2.6 crore) at an auction in the United States, according to reports. The BMW Z8 convertible car will go on auction in December and has a production date of April 1, 2000. Reports added that Oracle CEO Larry Ellison enthused Jobs to buy the car.
short by Aditi Verma / 04:37 pm on 30 Oct
Volkswagen to spend $40 bn on electric cars over next 5 yrs
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 19 Nov 2017,Sunday
Volkswagen has announced that it plans to spend more than $40 billion on developing electric cars, autonomous driving and other new technologies over the next 5 years. The German automaker also pledged to offer an electric version of each of its roughly 300 group models by 2030. Notably, Volkswagen group includes Audi, Porsche, Skoda along with the core Volkswagen brand.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 11:28 pm on 19 Nov
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