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European car shares skid after Trump tariff threat

Paris - Shares in European Union car manufacturers fell on Friday after US President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 20 percent tariff on cars imported from the bloc, traders said. Fiat Chrysler shares lost more than three percent in Milan.

GM to build new SUV in Mexico

New York - General Motors confirmed Friday that it will produce a new sport-utility model in Mexico, despite President Donald Trump's efforts to pressure US companies to add manufacturing at home.

Trade conflict already sapping German economy

Apo - An industrial powerhouse built on massive exports and a gigantic car industry, Germany is among the nations most sensitive to mounting trade tensions between the United States and other major economies.

Audi names interim CEO after boss arrested in diesel probe

Frankfurt Am Main - German carmaker Audi said Tuesday it had named a new interim chief, a day after prosecutors arrested boss Rupert Stadler in connection with parent company Volkswagen's "dieselgate" scandal.

VW says will pay 1 bn euro German fine over emissions cheating

Berlin - Auto giant Volkswagen said Wednesday it would pay a one billion euro ($1.2 billion) fine imposed by German prosecutors for diesel emissions cheating.

BMW assesses wireless charging vehicle

BMW is to become the first automobile manufacturer to develop an integrated solution for inductive charging of a plug-in hybrid model. Manufacturing is set to commence in July 2018.

Europe fears trade dispute escalation as US weighs auto tariffs

Frankfurt Am Main - The European Union and German automakers reacted with dismay Thursday after the US said tariffs on car imports could be on the horizon, potentially opening a new front in a burgeoning transatlantic trade conflict.

Volkswagen rejects 'protectionism' after US car tariff threat

Frankfurt Am Main - Car behemoth Volkswagen warned Thursday against "one-sided protectionism" after the United States said it was considering new taxes on auto imports in the name of national security."One-sided protectionism has never helped anyone in the long term.

Japan hits back as US mulls auto tariffs

Apo - Japan's trade minister on Thursday pushed back against Washington for considering possible tariffs on automobile imports, a major driver of the Japanese economy.

Trump administration weighs slapping tariffs on auto imports

Washington - The US Commerce Department said Wednesday it launched an inquiry that could allow the Trump administration to impose tariffs on auto imports over national security concerns.

Digital transformation of car dealerships Special

Car dealerships are embracing a range of new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, in order to increase efficiencies and to remain competitive. One leading example is PureCars, and the CEO, Sam Mylrea, has provided his vision to Digital Journal.

VW 'contests' report boss knew of diesel cheating risk

Frankfurt Am Main - German carmaker Volkswagen rejected Sunday a report that chief executive Herbert Diess knew of the financial risks from the firm's massive diesel cheating earlier than he has so far acknowledged.

Ex-Yugoslav strongman Tito's luxury car given new lease of life

Novi Sad - Years of dust has been wiped off, the engine replaced, the chassis once again gleams a dark blue and the wheel rims sparkle -- one of ex-Yugoslav strongman Josip Broz Tito's luxury cars has been given a new lease of life in Serbia.

Toyota posts record profit but warns on outlook

Apo - Japanese car giant Toyota reported a record full-year net profit Wednesday thanks to a weaker yen and US tax cuts, but warned about the outlook for the next 12 months.

In latest diesel woes, Audi flags new emissions 'irregularities'

Frankfurt Am Main - German luxury carmaker Audi on Tuesday said it had detected "irregularities" in the emissions controls of recent A6/A7 models, prompting it to halt deliveries in the latest twist in the "dieselgate" scandal dogging parent company Volkswagen.

Volkswagen sees 'good start' to 2018 despite slip in profits

Frankfurt Am Main - German car giant Volkswagen on Thursday reported a drop in profits but nonetheless said strong sales got the year off to "a good start", as new CEO Herbert Diess pushes on with a post-dieselgate revamp of the behemoth.

German police raid Porsche execs in diesel probe

Frankfurt Am Main - German police raided the offices of Porsche and Audi Wednesday as part of a fraud probe against two top Porsche executives and a former employee of the luxury carmaker in connection with the diesel emissions cheating scandal.

New VW boss vows reform, 'not revolution' to overcome diesel scandal

Wolfsburg - Volkswagen's new chief vowed Friday to push on with reform and cultural change to steer the German auto giant out of the cloud of the "dieselgate" scandal and into a future of electric cars and sustainable mobility.

Scandal-hit Volkswagen set to name new CEO

Berlin - German car giant Volkswagen is set to replace its chief executive Matthias Mueller Thursday, as it struggles to move on from the "dieselgate" emissions scandal that has mired the company since 2015.

Prototype car fitted with flexible rear-view screen

Flexible plastics and plastics that can be connected to electronic devices continue to be tested in automobiles. In a new development, a flexible screen as been fitted into a test car, acting as the rear-view screen and promising augmented features.

New technology helps car dealers retrieve vehicles: Interview Special

For care dealers, retrieving a vehicle after a driver has stopped payments can present a major headache. A new technological solution is now available to help address this issue. Eitan Kirshenboim, CMO of ERM Advanced Telematics explains more.

British VW drivers invited to join 'Dieselgate' legal action

London - British drivers were on Thursday given the chance to join collective legal action against German carmaker Volkswagen over the emissions-cheating "Dieselgate" scandal.

Volkswagen in UK court over 'dieselgate'

London - Thousands of British Volkswagen car owners took their compensation battle to London's High Court on Tuesday over the emissions-cheating"dieselgate" scandal that has plagued the German carmaker.

Dashcam video shows final seconds before fatal Uber crash

Washington - Dashcam footage of the first fatal self-driving car crash involving a pedestrian shows the Uber vehicle operator appearing to be distracted, then gasping in horror seconds before the impact.

German prosecutors raid VW over carbon dioxide emissions

Berlin - German authorities said Thursday they had again raided the headquarters of the world's largest carmaker Volkswagen in a probe over financial market manipulation related to excessive exhaust emissions from its vehicles.

Uber self-driving car kills Arizona pedestrian

San Francisco - Ride-sharing giant Uber said Monday it is suspending use of self-driving cars after one of the vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian in the US state of Arizona.

Uber self-driving car kills Arizona pedestrian

San Francisco - Ride-sharing giant Uber said Monday it is suspending its self-driving car program after one of the vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian in the US state of Arizona.

Volkswagen boss 'convinced of diesel renaissance'

Frankfurt Am Main - The chief executive of the world's largest carmaker Volkswagen said Tuesday he was convinced of a comeback for diesel motors, two-and-a-half years after the firm admitted to emissions cheating on a massive scale.

Rome to ban diesel cars from 2024: mayor

Rome - Rome will ban all diesel vehicles from driving in the city centre from 2024 to combat pollution, the mayor said on Wednesday.

German court paves way for diesel driving bans

Leipzig - A top German court on Tuesday ruled that cities can impose diesel driving bans to combat air pollution, a landmark decision that plunges millions of car owners into uncertainty.
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