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PSA, Fiat Chrysler unveil merger of equals

Oct 31, 2019 - 6:05 PM

The PSA-Fiat Chrysler merger will be achieved via the creation of a parent company in the Netherlands, which would be the world's 4th largest automaker in terms of sales

End of the road: Dyson quits race to make electric cars

Oct 11, 2019 - 7:11 PM

James Dyson laments, 'Though we have tried very hard throughout the development process, we simply cannot make it commercially viable'

JAMES DYSON. In this file photo taken on October 11, 2018, British industrial design engineer and founder of the Dyson company, James Dyson, poses during a photo session at a hotel in Paris. File photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

Taliban car bomb flattens hospital as Afghan violence surges ahead of vote

Sep 19, 2019 - 12:51 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The surge in violence, with civilians paying the heaviest price, comes after US President Donald Trump called off talks with the Taliban

AFGHAN VIOLENCE. An Afghan security personnel looks on as he investigates the site where a Taliban car bomb detonated near an intelligence services building in Qalat in Zabul province on September 19, 2019. Photo by Javed Tanveer/AFP)

Ric Ocasek, visionary frontman of The Cars, dies at 75

Sep 16, 2019 - 1:57 PM

Ric is known as the singer-songwriter and rhythm guitarist of the group

(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 6, 2015 US musician Ric Ocasek attends the 25th anniversary MusiCares 2015 Person Of The Year Gala at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles. - Ric Ocasek, frontman and lead singer of New Wave innovators The Cars, was found dead on September 15, 2019, police said. Under Ocasek's leadership, The Cars brought quirky electronic effects of New Wave to classically structured pop songs, generating a string of hits such as "You Might Think," "Shake It Up," and "Drive" in the 1980s. (Photo by Frazer Harrison / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

Budget officer of Apayao town killed in car crash

Sep 05, 2019 - 6:17 PM

Aside from Reynaldo Bugnay Sr, budget officer of the municipality of Conner, two more persons are reported killed in motorcycle crashes in the Cordilleras the past few days

Taliban kill at least 10 in 'horrifying' Kabul bombing

Sep 05, 2019 - 2:48 PM

(UPDATED) The car bomb blast shakes Shash Darak, a heavily fortified area adjacent to the Green Zone and home to several important complexes

AFTER THE BOMBING. A wounded man receives treatment at the Wazir Akbar Khan hospital following a suicide attack in Kabul on September 5, 2019. Photo by Wakil Kohsar/AFP

Troy Montero recovering after car accident

Sep 03, 2019 - 9:51 AM

The actor participated in a racing event over the weekend in Pampanga

Race car driver Jessi Combs dies in high-speed crash

Aug 29, 2019 - 9:55 AM

The record-breaking attempt of 39-year-old American racer and Mythbusters star Jessi Combs turns fatal

TRAILBLAZER. Jessi Combs earned the title of 'the fastest woman on 4 wheels' in the male-dominated sport. Photo from Ultra4 Racing Facebook

Ex-Google engineer charged with theft of autonomous car secrets

Aug 28, 2019 - 10:30 AM

'All of us have the right to change jobs, none of us has the right to fill our pockets on the way out the door,' says US Attorney David Anderson

WaYMO. A Waymo self-driving car pulls into a parking lot at the Google-owned company's headquarters in Mountain View, California, on May 8, 2019. Photo by Glenn Chapman/AFP


At least 95 wounded in Taliban blast in Kabul

Aug 07, 2019 - 4:01 PM

The car bomb exploded near the entrance of a police station in western Kabul around 4:30 am GMT, interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi says

Egypt's Sisi calls deadly car blast 'terrorist incident'

Aug 06, 2019 - 12:24 AM

Egypt's prosecutor general has ordered an investigation to determine the causes of the collision

CAR BLAST. Onlookers gather around a charred car, following an accident just before midnight on August 4, 2019, outside the National Cancer Institute in the Egyptian capital Cairo. Photo by Aly Fahim/AFP

Fearing no-deal Brexit, UK carmakers slam brakes on investment

Jul 31, 2019 - 11:15 PM

New investment in the United Kingdom's automotive industry plummets by 70% in the 1st half of 2019

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 06, 2017 Opel cars are prepared for distribution at Vauxhall's production plant in Ellesmere Port, in Cheshire, north-west England. - French carmaker PSA warned it could shut down a plant in northwest England if the factory becomes unprofitable because of Brexit, the Financial Times reported on July 29, 2019. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

3 children, adult killed in France train-car crash – mayor

Jul 15, 2019 - 8:30 PM

The train linking the city of Reims with Epernay crashed into the car, which appears to have driven into the level crossing when the barrier was closed

CRASH. French gendarmes and firefighters stand at a level crossing on July 15, 2019, after a car and a TER regional express train crashed at the exit of the train station in Avenay-Val-d'Or, near Reims, northeastern France. Photo by Francois Nascimbeni/AFP

From princes to undertakers, Norway's motorists go electric

Jul 13, 2019 - 2:54 PM

Rich or not, young and old, hip urbanites and rural dwellers alike: Norwegians, including Crown Prince Haakon, are increasingly switching to electric cars

A custom made Tesla Motors car operated by a funeral services company in Norway is pictured in Oslo on April 29, 2019. Rich or not, young and old, hip urbanites and rural dwellers alike: Norwegians, including Crown Prince Haakon, are increasingly switching to electric cars. The choice is especially green in this country, where most of the electricity produced is environmentally-friendly, derived from hydro power.  Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP

Task force seizes 3 used sports cars being smuggled from Clark Freeport

Jul 11, 2019 - 7:41 PM

Task Force Aguila confiscates two other old vehicles earlier – a Ford F-150 XLT pick-up truck and a 1970 model Nissan Datsun car – allegedly brought to Angeles City and City of San Fernando from Clark Freeport Zone for restoration

SMUGGLING ATTEMPT. This is one of the two Ford Corvette Stingray sports cars seized by Task Force Aguila at Clark Freeport Zone on July 9, 2019. Photo by Jun A. Malig/Rappler

Erdogan says Turkey car blast may be terror-linked

Jul 05, 2019 - 10:08 PM

'Our colleagues are looking into who was behind this,' says President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in televised comments

DEADLY BLAST. Security and forensic officials work at the site after a car blast in Reyhanli, Turkey, on July 5, 2019. Photo by Demiroren News Agency (DHA) / AFP)

2 Filipinos killed, 3 injured in New Zealand car-train crash

Jun 19, 2019 - 9:17 PM

The Philippine embassy in New Zealand 'stands ready to provide the necessary assistance to the Filipinos and their families'

Japan unveils moves to stop car crashes caused by elderly

Jun 18, 2019 - 1:06 PM

'We should not waste any time in ensuring that children's journeys to school are safe,' Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tells cabinet ministers after the plans are approved

SHINZO ABE. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gives a joint press conference with the Iranian President at the Saadabad Palace in the capital Tehran on June 12, 2019. Photo by AFP

Vietnam's first homegrown car to be delivered on June 17

Jun 15, 2019 - 10:18 AM

The carmaker is a subsidiary of Vietnam's largest private conglomerate, Vingroup, which is owned by the country's richest man, a press-shy billionaire who started his career selling dried noodles in Ukraine

HOMEGROWN. Workers operate the car assembly line at the new automobile plant of VinFast, Vietnam's first homegrown car manufacturer in Haiphong on June 14, 2019.  Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

MMDA eyes driver-only car ban along EDSA again

Jun 13, 2019 - 2:46 PM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says the driver-only car ban will be proposed to the Metro Manila Council again in July this year

BACK AT IT AGAIN? An MMDA enforcer gives instruction to a 'driver-violator' during the dry run of the high-occupancy vehicle traffic scheme in 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Mexico to auction Lamborghini, Porsches seized from criminals

May 25, 2019 - 10:25 PM

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says the proceeds from the sale of the 82 cars – which include a Lamborghini Murcielago, 3 Porsches and dozens of armored trucks – would be invested in poor communities

A woman takes a snapshot of a seized Lamborghini that will be auctioned taken at Los Pinos former presidential residence in Mexico City, on May 21, 2019. Mexico announced Tuesday it will auction off scores of luxury cars seized by police, as its austerity-crusading president seeks to send a message in a country where powerful criminals often wield their bling with impunity. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said the proceeds from the sale of the 82 cars -- which include a Lamborghini Murcielago, three Porsches and dozens of armored trucks -- would be invested in poor communities. Pedro PARDO / AFP

Dyson driving towards all-terrain electric car

May 09, 2019 - 8:32 PM

James Dyson acknowledges the patents are deliberately light on specifics but says 'they do reveal some of the ways we might improve Battery Electric Vehicles'

JAMES DYSON. British industrial design engineer and founder of the Dyson company, James Dyson, poses with products during a photo session at a hotel in Paris on October 11, 2018. File Photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

Italian architect restores vintage Fiats thanks to Internet

Apr 13, 2019 - 3:24 PM

'I picked up the passion by chance,' says 23-year-old Giovanna Parascandolo, recalling how she got into a friend's Fiat 500 and fell in love 'with the minimalist dashboard, the buttons, the switches'

23-years-old Giovanna Parascandolo poses at the Oz co-working place where she restores and refurbishes old Fiat 500, on March 15, 2019 in Rome. Giovanna's passion for vintage cars developed through the internet and YouTube were she learned from restoration communities, and later posted her own restoration work. In the co-working spaces of a former night train maintenance factory in Rome, Officine Zero (Oz), Giovanna found a place to carry on her hobby and continue her adventure in the world of classic car restoration. Oz offers productive conversion based on re-use and recycling, coworking and mutualism between workers, freelancers, social movements and citizens.  Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP

IN PHOTOS: Car-rille, a La Union surf spot, and a place suspended in time

Apr 13, 2019 - 10:03 AM

Beyond the surface, this famous surf spot has more to offer than great waves

CAR-RILLE. Surfers head out to catch waves from this spot, accessible from an old resort in Carlatan, San Fernando, La Union. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

PH racer Daniel Miranda tops TCR series Asian category

Apr 07, 2019 - 5:11 PM

Daniel Miranda emerges as Asia's best and nabs 2nd overall right on his debut in the TCR Asia series

IMPRESSIVE DEBUT. Daniel Miranda proves that he is one of racers to beat in the TCR series. Photo from Eurasia Motorsport Facebook

Daimler and Geely to develop next generation Smart car

Mar 28, 2019 - 5:18 PM

Under the agreement, expected to be finalized by the end of 2019, the new vehicle will go on global sale in 2022, Daimler and Geely say in a joint statement

DAIMLER AND GEELY TEAM-UP. An Conghui (Geely Holding President), Liu Jinliang (President of Geely Group Company), Jörg Lamparter (Head of Mobility Services at Daimler Financial Services AG) and Klaus Entenmann (CEO Daimler Financial Services AG). File photo from Daimler.com

Volkswagen to cut up to 7,000 jobs at VW brand

Mar 13, 2019 - 5:03 PM

The job cuts announced Wednesday, March 13, come on top of an existing restructuring program slashing 21,000 positions worldwide

JOB CUTS. The company logo of German car maker Volkswagen (VW) is pictured at the company's headquarters in Wolfsburg, northern Germany on March 12, 2019. Photo by Tobias Schwarz/AFP

New law requires seat belts for children in all motor vehicles

Mar 13, 2019 - 4:58 PM

The new law penalizes a driver transporting children without a 'child restraint system' in the vehicle, and bars kids below a certain height to take the front seat of a car

Chinese carmakers show goods in Geneva as sales tank at home

Mar 09, 2019 - 4:40 PM

New Chinese players come out in force this year in Europe's biggest annual car show, which has typically been a showcase for luxury cars from historic manufacturers

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - MARCH 5, 2019: Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster sports car debut at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show. VanderWolf Images / Shutterstock.com

JV Ejercito's SUV razed in Mandaluyong auto shop fire

Feb 18, 2019 - 4:07 PM

Senator JV Ejercito's sports utility vehicle, which he fondly tweets as his 'lucky car', is among the vehicles destroyed in the blaze

Mandaluyong Autoplus Car Center fire February 18 2019. Photo by Mandaluyong Police

Nissan cuts forecast in first earnings since Ghosn arrest

Feb 12, 2019 - 6:15 PM

The Japanese car manufacturer downgrades its net profit forecast for the fiscal year from 500 billion yen to 410 billion yen

Nissan president and CEO Hiroto Saikawa speaks during the company's financial results press conference at its headquarters in Yokohama on February 12, 2019. (Photo by TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA / AFP)

Chinese engineer charged in theft of Apple car secrets

Feb 01, 2019 - 3:00 PM

An internal investigation finds Chen had taken pictures of the project and backed up his Apple work computer to a personal machine, along with more than 2,000 files including schematics, manuals, and diagrams, according to the complaint

Thousands march in Bogota after deadly car bombing

Jan 21, 2019 - 7:27 AM

The protest march ends with a religious service in memory of the victims, all between the ages of 17 and 22, killed Thursday in the deadliest attack with explosives in the city since 2003

A demonstrator with a megaphone shouts slogans during a march against terrorism, in repudiation of the police academy recent car bombing that left 20 people dead, and in support of the victims and their relatives, on January 20, 2019. The Colombian government on Friday blamed leftist ELN rebels for Thursday's bombing of a police academy in Bogota that killed 20 people as well as the attacker, and dealt a body blow to the peace process. President Ivan Duque reinstated arrest warrants for 10 ELN peace negotiators who are part of the guerrilla group's delegation to the Cuba talks. Juan BARRETO / AFP

Tesla recalls more than 14,000 cars in China over Takata airbags

Jan 18, 2019 - 2:20 PM

The affected vehicles in China are Model S cars made between February 2014 and December 2016, the State Administration of Market Regulation says

LOOK: Cebu port officials discover luxury vehicles in car part shipment

Jan 05, 2019 - 10:02 AM

Customs officials find a Mercedes Benz, an Alfa Romeo, a Porsche 911, and a Range Rover Evoque in a shipment declared as containing only one piece of car body

'MISDECLARED'. A Customs official takes note of the discovery of a Porsche in a shipment that was declared as containing a car part. Photo from Bureau of Customs

Family of Grab passenger in car crash to proceed with case vs drivers

Dec 29, 2018 - 10:44 PM

Grab Philippines says it will continue to cooperate with authorities 'to seek justice' for Marko de Guzman, who died from injuries in a car crash in Manila

South Korea fines BMW $10 million over engine fires

Dec 24, 2018 - 2:12 PM

BMW vehicles bursting into flames made headlines in South Korea earlier this year, with local media reporting more than 40 cases in 2018

Grab passenger dies from injuries in car crash

Nov 28, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Marko de Guzman, a 20-year-old University of Santo Tomas engineering student, dies over a month after the car crash

DOTr begins France-funded study for Metro Manila cable car system

Nov 14, 2018 - 5:20 PM

The French government extends a multimillion-peso grant for the study, with the Department of Transportation expected to identify possible areas in Metro Manila for the implementation of the project

CABLE CAR. Transportation Secretary Arthur P Tugade and Ambassador of France to the Philippines Nicolas Galey lead the kickoff program for the urban cable car feasibiity study. Photo from DOTr

Arroyo orders recall of ex-lawmakers' No. 8 car plates

Nov 14, 2018 - 5:07 PM

A viral video of a road rage incident prompts Speaker Gloria Arroyo to recall the protocol license plates issued to lawmakers in past Congresses

RECALL ORDER. The number 8 protocol plate is issued to all congressmen. Photo from DOTC's Twitter account.

Dyson to make electric cars in Singapore

Oct 23, 2018 - 5:45 PM

Dyson, founded and owned by Brexit-backing billionaire entrepreneur James Dyson, says the factory is scheduled for completion in 2020

DYSON'S CAR DREAMS. British industrial design engineer and founder of the Dyson company, James Dyson, poses with products during a photo session at a hotel in Paris on October 11, 2018. Photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP)

Senate approves bill requiring car safety seats for kids on final reading

Oct 09, 2018 - 1:21 PM

Under Senate Bill 1971, children aged 12 and below cannot be left unattended inside a vehicle

APPROVED. Senate approves the bill requiring child restraints in private vehicles. Rappler file photo

11-year-old Filipina gymnast killed in UK car crash

Oct 06, 2018 - 3:32 PM

Tributes flow for Marianne Haboc, who was fatally hit by a car while she was on her way home from school

Marianne Haboc was a member of the Rochdale Olympic Gymnastics Club and had represented the club in various competitions. Photo courtesy of Rochdale Olympic Gymnastics Club (via the Philippine Embassy in London)

Sri Lanka restricts car imports as currency crashes

Sep 30, 2018 - 4:30 AM

The Sri Lankan rupee has lost more than 10% of its value against the US dollar this year

IN CHARTS: Effects of driver-only car ban on EDSA

Sep 15, 2018 - 7:09 PM

The Metro Manila Council and MMDA enforced new traffic policies regulating provincial buses and driver-only cars in EDSA. Are these working?

Lawsuit accuses Tesla of trying to 'burn' short-sellers

Sep 07, 2018 - 11:48 AM

'This appears to be a textbook case of fraud,' Labaton Sucharow law firm partner Michael Canty says

TESLA'S CEO. Elon Musk, Tesla's billionaire founder, hopes the Model 3 will propel the California manufacturer into the mass market. But Wall Street experts say the global oil price plunge will likely sink his dreams. Photos from Elon Musk and Tesla Motor's Twitter profiles.


EU ready to retaliate if US imposes car tariffs – Juncker

Aug 31, 2018 - 5:43 PM

The comments come a day after Trump reportedly rejected an EU proposal to scrap tariffs on automobiles, reawakening a transatlantic trade spat

CAR TARIFFS? US President Donald Trump meets with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on July 25, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Car bomb kills 11 in west Iraq after ISIS chief jihad call

Aug 29, 2018 - 10:24 PM

The assailant blows up a vehicle at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Al-Qaim, one of the last towns in Iraq to be recaptured from ISIS, near the Syrian border

U.S. startup delivers groceries in self-driving cars

Aug 28, 2018 - 10:37 AM

A new service debuts in Silicon Valley that turns self-driving cars into mobile grocery shops summoned via an app

AUTOX. The company sees a future where groceries are delivered using autonomous vehicles Photo from AutoX website.


Toyota pours $500M into driverless car tieup with Uber

Aug 28, 2018 - 10:15 AM

The deal aims at 'advancing and bringing to market autonomous ride-sharing as a mobility service at scale,' says Toyota