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EU ignoring diesel pollution despite Volkswagen scandal – NGO

Jun 07, 2016 - 12:15 PM

Brussels based group Transport Environment T E accuses regulators of not addressing over pollution

epa05195105 Marc Oliver Dahl, head of the repair shop of a Volkswagen (VW) dealer, runs a diagnosis program at a VW Passat TDI in Solingen, Germany 04 March 2016. Volkswagen started a massive recall of diesel cars to update the emissions software in a move to regain customers' trust lost in the Volkswagen emission scandal. EPA/MARIUS BECKER

Google, Uber in coalition to promote self-driving cars

Apr 27, 2016 - 2:35 PM

The tech giant and the ride hailing company join Ford Volvo and start up Lyft as founding members of the Self Driving Coalition for Safer Streets

A Google self-driving car is seen in Mountain View, California, on May 13, 2014. A white Lexus cruised along a road near the Google campus, braking for pedestrians and scooting over in its lane to give bicyclists ample space. AFP PHOTO/Glenn CHAPMAN / AFP PHOTO / GLENN CHAPMAN

Industry calls for fast lane for self-driving cars in US

Mar 16, 2016 - 3:00 PM

If every state is left to go its own way operating self driving cars across state boundaries would be an unworkable situation says Google s Chris Urmson

The Google self-driving car maneuvers through the streets of in Washington, DC May 14, 2012. The system on a modified Toyota Prius combines information gathered from Google Street View with artificial intelligence software that combines input from video cameras inside the car, a LIDAR sensor on top of the vehicle, radar sensors on the front of the vehicle and a position sensor attached to one of the rear wheels that helps locate the car's position on the map. As of 2010, Google has tested several vehicles equipped with the system, driving 1,609 kilometres (1,000 mi) without any human intervention, in addition to 225,308 kilometres (140,000 mi) with occasional human intervention. Google expects that the increased accuracy of its automated driving system could help reduce the number of traffic-related injuries and deaths, while using energy and space on roadways more efficiently. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER / AFP / KAREN BLEIER

US, EU auto markets pull out of ditch

Aug 12, 2013 - 9:17 AM

Car industries in the United States and Europe are showing clear signs of getting back on track

File photo from BMW official Facebook page

BMW recalls 750,000 cars worldwide

Feb 19, 2013 - 11:17 PM

The recall affects mainly cars sold mainly in the US as well as Canada Japan and South Africa

File photo from BMW official Facebook page

Ford says goodbye Philippines, hello Thailand

Feb 08, 2012 - 10:32 AM

Amid diminishing government support the country s only auto exporter is moving operations for two of its models to Thailand

Ford says goodbye to the Philippines

Pinoy Mercedes Benz designer shares what makes a car timeless

Jan 09, 2012 - 1:26 AM

Internationally renowned car designer Winifredo Wini Camacho answers questions about car industry trends brand integrity and how to handle rejection