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Race is on to turn flying car into reality

Le Bourget - Aeronautics giants are treating the idea of a flying car with caution, as such a project raises more questions than it answers, experts say -- it's a child's dream, a millionaire's toy.But is it really the next big thing in transport?

Mercedes' US home of Alabama shudders at harsh Trump trade talk

Tuscaloosa - President Donald Trump's harsh criticism of Germany's trade practices is sowing concerns in rural, Republican Alabama, where Mercedes-Benz has been an economic engine for two decades.

Czech 'GyroDrive' beats flying cars for hybrid licence

Bochor - As global automakers compete to bring the first flying car to market, Czech pilot Pavel Brezina is trying a different tack: instead of creating a car that flies, he has made a "GyroDrive" -- a mini helicopter you can drive.

EU drafts tougher 'Dieselgate' rules to stop cheating

Brussels - The European Union moved Monday to crack down on emissions cheating after the Volkswagen "Dieselgate" scandal by giving the EU executive more powers to monitor testing and fine automakers.

Trump says 'Germans are very bad': Spiegel

Berlin - President Donald Trump launched a salvo against Germany and its car sales in the United States at a meeting Thursday with European Union leaders, German weekly Der Spiegel reported.

Singapore car 'vending machine' dispenses with tradition

Singapore - A vending machine that dispenses luxury cars to well-heeled buyers is the latest space-saving innovation in land-starved Singapore -- just don't try to shake it if it gets stuck.

Judge blesses $1 bn compensation deal in VW diesel case

Washington - A federal judge in California on Thursday said he would approve a $1.2 billion settlement between Volkswagen and the US authorities over the last 80,000 cars in the company's emissions-cheating scandal.

VW confirms forecast after jump start to 2017

Frankfurt Am Main - German carmaker Volkswagen on Wednesday confirmed its forecasts for 2017 after boosting revenue and profits in the first quarter, even as its emissions cheating scandal continues to make headlines.The group reported net profit of 3.

Elon Musk teases future plans at TED talk

Vancouver - Elon Musk paused while chatting about his series of potentially world-changing endeavors to say he isn't in it to provide salvation.

VW to launch production of electric utility vehicle in Poland

Varsovia - German carmaker Volkswagen will manufacture its new e-Crafter electric utility vehicles at a factory in neighbouring Poland, a spokesman for the group said Thursday.

US judge orders VW to pay $2.8 bln criminal penalty

Chicago - A US judge on Friday sentenced Volkswagen to pay a $2.8 billion criminal penalty in the diesel emissions cheating scandal, in line with a deal struck between the automaker and the US government.

Global carmakers converge on China as rare slowdown looms

Shanghai - Global carmakers converge on China for the Shanghai auto show this week, with the industry bracing for a sharp sales slowdown and potential price war as competition stiffens in the world's biggest car market.

Daimler races ahead of expectations in Q1

Berlin - German top-of-the-range carmaker Daimler said its underlying profits overtook expectations and almost doubled in the first three months of the year, driven by the strong performance of its Mercedes-Benz brand.

Peugeot pledges to uphold Opel workers' wage, jobs deals

Frankfurt Am Main - French carmaker Peugeot pledged Wednesday to uphold wages and jobs deals with workers after its planned takeover of Germany's Opel, according to a joint statement from the company, workers and government representatives.

Daimler hits accelerator on electric car plans

Frankfurt Am Main - Daimler, the world's biggest luxury carmaker, said Wednesday it will speed up development of electric vehicles, aiming for 10 new models within five years rather than eight."Emissions-free driving is at the centre of our strategy.

BMW to squeeze more mileage out of luxury segment

Frankfurt Am Main - German luxury carmaker BMW said Tuesday it was planning as many as 40 new top-of-the-range models in the coming years in an effort to catch up after historic rival Mercedes outsold it in 2016.

Former 'Mr Volkswagen' Piech in talks to pull stake

Berlin - Volkswagen's powerful ex-chairman Ferdinand Piech, credited with its rise from the brink of bankruptcy to world leader status, is in talks to sell his stake in the group, its holding company said Friday.The 79-year-old owns 14.

More gas guzzlers due to Trump? Not necessarily

New York - The White House clashed with environmentalists over President Donald Trump's retreat from tough future auto emission standards, with both sides predicting potentially big consequences for America's car fleet.

Renault shares shift down after pollution report

Paris - Shares in automaker Renault skidded on Wednesday following a newspaper report that French investigators believe it had sought to dupe pollution tests.

German prosecutors search Audi offices over 'dieselgate'

Frankfurt Am Main - State prosecutors in southern Germany said Wednesday they had searched offices belonging to carmaker Audi over parent company Volkswagen's diesel emissions cheating scandal.

31 workers convicted over killing at Indian car plant

New Delhi - An Indian court convicted 31 workers Friday over an outburst of deadly violence at a car plant in 2012, including 13 for murder, during one of the country's worst episodes of labour unrest.

Lawmakers to quiz Merkel over role in VW's 'dieselgate'

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces Wednesday a grilling by lawmakers investigating if her government shielded Volkswagen from regulators despite knowing the auto giant was carrying out emissions cheating.

Crash test dummies sacrifice lives for car safety

Washington - Clad in a blue t-shirt and shorts, the average-size "man" is belted into a luxury Tesla Model S for a very short ride with a very abrupt end.

Pollution from rigged German Volkswagens to kill 1,200: study

Paris - Pollution from 2.6 million Volkswagen cars sold in Germany between 2008 and 2015, rigged to appear eco-friendly, will cause 1,200 premature deaths in Europe, a study of the fraud's health impacts said Friday.

Harassment complaint at prior job ends road for new Uber exec

San Francisco - A new engineering executive at Uber has left after the ride-sharing titan learned he ended his career at Google after a sexual harassment complaint, according to US media reports.

German court jails two illegal street racers for murder

Berlin - A German court on Monday convicted two illegal street racers who caused a deadly high-speed car crash of murder and handed them life prison terms in a landmark ruling.Hamdi H. and Marvin N.

Luxembourg prosecutes unknown person in VW scandal

Luxembourg - Luxembourg has filed a criminal case against an unknown person in an unusual step related to the Volkswagen "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal.

German prosecutors probing ex-VW chief Winterkorn for fraud

Frankfurt Am Main - German prosecutors said Friday they were investigating Volkswagen's former chief executive Martin Winterkorn on suspicion of fraud over the "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal, dealing a blow to the auto giant's attempts to move on from the crisis....

Poor Mexico workers fear Trump trade effect

Villa De Reyes - In a rocky desert of northern Mexico, impoverished villagers fear they may be the first people in the world to suffer the impact of US President-elect Donald Trump's trade crackdown.

Renault targeted in new 'dieselgate' scandal

Paris - A year and a half after Volkswagen's "dieselgate" erupted, Paris prosecutors are probing Renault over possible "cheating" in diesel emissions, sending the carmaker's shares sliding on the stock exchange.
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