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CEAT presents MILAZE X3 tyres that can last up to 1,00,000 KM
short by Roshan Gupta / on 03 Apr 2018,Tuesday
India's leading tyre manufacturer CEAT has launched a new campaign for its flagship tyre Milaze X3. It shows real-life incidents wherein tyres, vital for a safer and comfortable drive, are always last on the shopping list and hence need to be more durable. These tyres are designed to be highly fuel efficient and durable giving up to 1 Lakh KM.
short by Roshan Gupta / 12:00 am on 03 Apr
KTM: India's fastest growing motorcycle brand
short by Roshan Gupta / on 30 Mar 2018,Friday
KTM, Europe's no. 1 motorcycle brand is also India's fastest growing brand for 2017 with 1.5 lac+ KTM owners and 400+ exclusive showrooms in the country. With over 271+ world championship titles every KTM is 100% ready to race. Launched in India in 2012, KTM has also won over 30 prestigious awards including the Indian Motorcycle Of The Year 2018.
short by Roshan Gupta / 12:00 am on 30 Mar
Mercedes-Benz GLS Grand Edition has power to rule every terrain
short by Roshan Gupta / on 09 Apr 2018,Monday
The Mercedes-Benz GLS Grand Edition's impressive highlights and unparalleled power give it the authority to rule every terrain. It combines luxury with agile dynamics and extensive safety systems. It also features exclusive interior and exterior elements like the LED Intelligent Light System and the striking "Grand Edition" side badge that makes its authority truly unrivalled.
short by Roshan Gupta / 11:00 am on 09 Apr
Thousands of luxury car owners in Europe trust Apollo Aspire tyres
short by Roshan Gupta / on 29 Mar 2018,Thursday
Apollo's Aspire tyres for luxury vehicles, designed in the Netherlands and tested on Europe's best tracks, offer exceptional high-speed braking and comfort for luxury cars like BMW, Mercedes, Audi and others. With Silica in their tread compound, the tyres offer high wet traction at high speed and provide advanced safety, excellent handling, brilliant traction and improved stability in all conditions.
short by Roshan Gupta / 12:00 am on 29 Mar
World's costliest number plate put on sale for ₹132 crore
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 09 Apr 2018,Monday
The world's most expensive number plate has been listed for £14.4 million (₹132 crore) by UK-based businessman Afzal Kahn, the owner of Kahn Design. The 'F1' license plate is priced over 10 times the Bugatti Veyron car it is currently linked to. The plate has been owned by Kahn since 2008 when he reportedly purchased it for £440,000 (₹4 crore).
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 08:41 pm on 09 Apr
World's most expensive SUV costs ₹15 crore
short by Ankush Verma / on 28 Mar 2018,Wednesday
Unveiled at the Dubai International Motor Show last year, the Karlmann King SUV has been priced at $2.2 million (nearly ₹15 crore), making it the world's most expensive SUV. The six-meter long SUV, which is powered by a 6.8-litre V10 engine, has a top speed of 140 kmph. Only 12 units of the SUV will be built.
short by Ankush Verma / 05:14 pm on 28 Mar
Henry Ford's first vehicle didn't have a steering wheel
short by Manaya Bagga / on 07 Apr 2018,Saturday
The first vehicle made by Henry Ford, the Founder of Ford Motor Company, had a tiller instead of a steering wheel. The 'Quadricycle', which was made in 1896, had two forward gears, no reverse gear, no brakes and a doorbell button as a horn. Ford sold his Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build his second car.
short by Manaya Bagga / 04:54 pm on 07 Apr
Road that charges moving cars opens to public in Sweden
short by Aditi Verma / on 13 Apr 2018,Friday
A 2-kilometre road that charges vehicles while they are moving has been opened for public use in Sweden. The energy is transferred from two tracks of rail in the road via a movable arm attached to the vehicle's bottom and automatically disconnects when the road ends. The system then calculates consumed energy and enables electricity costs to be debited.
short by Aditi Verma / 05:14 pm on 13 Apr
Excessive automation at Tesla was a mistake: Elon Musk
short by Aditi Verma / on 14 Apr 2018,Saturday
Responding to an article saying Tesla is relying on too many robots to make the Model 3 car and needs more workers, the company's CEO Elon Musk tweeted, "Yes, excessive automation at Tesla was a mistake." "To be precise, my mistake. Humans are underrated," he added. Musk had recently said he agrees that in some cases robots slow the production.
short by Aditi Verma / 01:35 pm on 14 Apr
Man sues BMW after his thumb gets cut off by automatic door
short by Shifa Naseer / on 28 Mar 2018,Wednesday
A US-based man has sued BMW claiming that his X5 model's automatic door severed his right thumb. The lawsuit said his right hand was on driver's door, which was "one-foot ajar" when the sensor activated an electric motor, which closed the door. Since the incident on July 6, 2016, the 61-year-old underwent two operations, but claims "it's painful beyond belief".
short by Shifa Naseer / 01:03 pm on 28 Mar
All Tesla expenses above $1 mn must be approved by me: Musk
short by Aditi Verma / on 18 Apr 2018,Wednesday
Talking about Tesla generating profits, CEO Elon Musk has said, "All capital or other expenditures above a million dollars...should be considered on hold until explicitly approved by me." Now that Tesla has reached economies of scale, it'll be more rigorous about expenditures, he added. He also asked the finance team to cut "everything that doesn't have a strong value justification."
short by Aditi Verma / 10:30 pm on 18 Apr
Tesla recalls 1.23L cars over power steering bolts corrosion
short by Aditi Verma / on 30 Mar 2018,Friday
Elon Musk-led electric carmaker Tesla has recalled about 1,23,000 Model S cars built before April 2016 over "excessive corrosion" in the power steering bolts. Tesla said that the corrosion was only observed in very cold climates. If the bolts fail, although the driver will be able to steer, an increased force will be required due to loss of power assist.
short by Aditi Verma / 01:21 pm on 30 Mar
Walk out of meeting if you can't add value: Musk to staff
short by Aditi Verma / on 19 Apr 2018,Thursday
In an email to employees giving productivity recommendations, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said, "Walk out of a meeting or drop off a call as soon as it is obvious you aren't adding value." "It is not rude to leave, it is rude to make someone...waste their time," he added. Musk urged the company's employees to get rid of frequent meetings.
short by Aditi Verma / 06:48 pm on 19 Apr
Tesla will be profitable in Q3, Q4, tweets Elon Musk
short by Aditi Verma / on 13 Apr 2018,Friday
Responding to a report on Tesla heading to a "cash crunch", Tesla Co-founder Elon Musk has tweeted "will be profitable & cash flow+ in Q3 & Q4, so obv no need to raise money." Reports had claimed Tesla needs to raise $2.5-3 billion this year. In February, Tesla reported its biggest-ever quarterly loss at around $675 million for Q4 2017.
short by Aditi Verma / 03:47 pm on 13 Apr
Driver took no action despite warnings: Tesla on car crash
short by Aditi Verma / on 31 Mar 2018,Saturday
Tesla has said the driver of the Model X car, which crashed in the US last week, received warnings but his hands weren't detected on the wheel for six seconds prior to the collision. The car was in autopilot mode when the accident which killed the driver took place. "The driver had about five seconds...but...no action was taken", Tesla added.
short by Aditi Verma / 10:41 am on 31 Mar
Tax cars on the basis of emission, not engine size: Toyota
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 15 Apr 2018,Sunday
Toyota Kirloskar Motor's Vice Chairman Shekar Viswanathan said the taxation of cars in India should be based on emission levels and not on engine capacity or ground clearance. He also sought a reduction in tax rate on hybrid cars. Viswanathan further said that Toyota globally has 34 hybrid models but in India, it has only one due to "punitive taxation".
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 05:08 pm on 15 Apr
Herbert Diess to replace Matthias Mueller as Volkswagen CEO
short by Manaya Bagga / on 13 Apr 2018,Friday
German automaker Volkswagen on Thursday named VW brand head Herbert Diess as its new CEO as part of a major management reshuffle. He will replace Matthias Mueller, who was appointed in 2015 at the height of the diesel emissions scandal. Originally contracted to serve until 2020, Mueller was stepping down "by mutual agreement, effective immediately," Volkswagen said.
short by Manaya Bagga / 02:42 pm on 13 Apr
Tesla's Model 3 becomes America's best-selling electric car
short by Aditi Verma / on 04 Apr 2018,Wednesday
US-based automaker Tesla's Model 3 has become the country's best-selling electric car, according to Bloomberg. The company delivered 8,180 Model 3 vehicles in the first quarter of 2018, as compared to 6,468 deliveries for Toyota's Prius Prime plug-in hybrid and 4,375 for General Motors's Chevy Bolt. This comes despite reports suggesting production bottlenecks of Model 3 cars.
short by Aditi Verma / 01:51 pm on 04 Apr
SUV with facial recognition to detect driver fatigue debuted
short by Shifa Naseer / on 29 Mar 2018,Thursday
Japanese automaker Subaru has unveiled its Forester SUV which features facial recognition technology called DriverFocus to detect driver fatigue or distraction. It recognises up to five drivers and can remember preferences for seat position or infotainment. It also includes a driver assist system called EyeSight which offers automatic pre-collision braking, lane-departure, and sway warning.
short by Shifa Naseer / 12:38 pm on 29 Mar
Nissan, Renault in talks to merge, to make new firm: Reports
short by Aditi Verma / on 29 Mar 2018,Thursday
Japanese automaker Nissan and French carmaker Renault are in talks to merge and create a new company, according to reports. Renault currently owns 43% of Nissan while the Japanese carmaker has a 15% stake in its French counterpart. Chairman of Renault-Nissan Alliance Carlos Ghosn will be appointed to run the combined entity, reports added.
short by Aditi Verma / 02:11 pm on 29 Mar
Tesla slammed for blaming driver for his death after crash
short by Aditi Verma / on 12 Apr 2018,Thursday
Tesla has been slammed by US Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety's President Cathy Chase after the company said that before Model X car crash, the car's driver took no action despite warnings. "I find it shocking... That's not the only way (the accident could have occurred)", Chase said. The driver was killed in the accident which happened last month.
short by Aditi Verma / 12:53 pm on 12 Apr
Musk takes over Model 3 production, terms it 'most critical'
short by Shifa Naseer / on 03 Apr 2018,Tuesday
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has taken over direct control of Model 3 electric sedan's production after the company failed to meet the delivery goals. Musk tweeted, "My job as CEO is to focus on what's most critical, which is currently Model 3 production." Tesla has been making nearly 2,000 cars per week as compared to the target of 2,500.
short by Shifa Naseer / 11:52 am on 03 Apr
BMW, Mercedes-Benz parent to merge transportation services
short by Aditi Verma / on 29 Mar 2018,Thursday
German automaker BMW and Mercedes-Benz's parent company Daimler have agreed to merge their mobility services business unit. Each company will hold a 50% stake in the joint-venture and expand their existing on-demand mobility offering in areas including car sharing and ride-hailing. The two companies will remain competitors in their respective core businesses.
short by Aditi Verma / 01:33 pm on 29 Mar
Company unveils electric car concept with transparent hood
short by Shifa Naseer / on 29 Mar 2018,Thursday
Korean automaker Genesis has unveiled an electric car concept Essentia with a long transparent hood, and a low swoopy roofline. The car features butterfly doors that can be opened using a fingerprint sensor or biometric facial recognition. The company estimates that the all-electric Essentia can go from 0-100 kmph in 3 seconds.
short by Shifa Naseer / 12:51 pm on 29 Mar
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