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'Robo-taxis' hold promise, and perils, for automakers

Paris - It's November 22, 2028 and Sarah, a young mother, gives her two children a kiss goodbye before buckling them into the driverless car that will bring them to school.Sarah doesn't have a car and has no plans to buy one.

Driverless, electric future just round the corner for urban cars

London - A driverless, electric car is only a swipe away in the cities of the future, where pollution clampdowns and rapid advances in technology will transform the way we travel, despite lagging infrastructure.

Godspeed: Francis passes on Lamborghini

Vatican City - Lamborghini gave Pope Francis a personalised white supercar on Wednesday, but he put it up for auction to raise money for charity rather than give up his trademark popemobile.

BMW says recalling around 1 mln cars in US over fire risks

Frankfurt Am Main - German luxury carmaker BMW on Friday said it was recalling "approximately one million vehicles" in North America over two separate problems that posed fire risks, and did not rule out that more countries may be affected.

Leopard on the loose in Indian car factory

New Delhi - Wildlife officials and police were on the hunt Thursday for a leopard on the loose inside a factory run by India's largest car manufacturer, officials said.

Nissan suspected of forging inspection documents: reports

Toukyo - Nissan factories routinely forged inspection documents for new vehicles, reports said Wednesday, as a scandal mounted around Japan's second-biggest carmaker that has already been hit with a costly recall.Nissan said Monday it would recall 1.

Honda to start mass recall in China over Takata airbags

Bejing - Honda will recall more than 245,000 vehicles in China over concerns about airbags made by troubled Japanese giant Takata, Chinese authorities said Sunday, dealing another blow to Takata's largest client.

EU Commission calls for 'Airbus of batteries'

Frankfurt Am Main - Europe must produce its own batteries for electric cars to avoid crashing out of the race with the United States and China, a senior member of the European Commission warned Monday.

GM to recall 2.5 mn vehicles in China over Takata airbags

Bejing - General Motors will recall more than 2.5 million vehicles in China over concerns about airbags made by troubled Japanese giant Takata, Chinese authorities said, dealing a blow to the US automaker in the world's largest car market.

Renault-Nissan to launch 12 zero-emission models

Paris - Carmaker Renault-Nissan said Friday it will launch 12 all-electric cars over the next six years and equip dozens more with driverless technology.

IAA car show displays industry in throes of reinvention

Frankfurt Am Main - Automakers meet for the biennial Frankfurt car show (IAA) Tuesday, radiating confidence even as they face tougher environmental rules, a rush of pricey new technologies and major players leaving empty seats.

E-cars to shine at Frankfurt show as diesel takes backseat

Frankfurt Am Main - Hundreds of thousands of car enthusiasts are set to flock to Frankfurt's IAA motor show next week where auto giants hope to show off their electric prowess as scandal-plagued diesels take a backseat.

Battling to thwart diesel bans, Merkel throws in the cash

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday pledged a billion euros to help German cities fight air pollution caused by dirty diesel cars, as a scandal strangling the automobile industry threatened to engulf politicians at the height of an election campaign.

Merkel faces toxic diesel issue at air quality meet

Berlin - Three weeks before elections, Chancellor Angela Merkel will Monday face the toxic "dieselgate" scandal which pits the interests of Germany's powerful auto sector against public health fears over air pollution.

Workers strike at VW plant in Portugal

Lisbon - Production at a Volkswagen factory in Portugal was paralysed Wednesday as workers went on strike over plans to introduce a mandatory Saturday shift to allow for production of a new compact SUV model.

Uber earning engine purrs despite bumpy road

San Francisco - Uber's financial engine appeared to be purring despite its image being dented so badly its chief was pressured to resign.Earnings figures first reported at news website Axios and confirmed by AFP showed that adjusted net revenue at Uber was $1.

'Bogeyman' car industry fires up German election

Frankfurt Am Main - With six weeks to go until a general election, Chancellor Angela Merkel and her main rival are taking aim at Germany's scandal-hit car bosses, in a race to reassure voters they won't have to pay for the sector's mistakes.

Renault signs 660 mln euro deal with Iran

Tehran - French automaker Renault signed on Monday a long-awaited joint venture deal with Iran worth 660 million euros ($779 million) to build up to 300,000 cars per year.

Berlin orders recall of 22,000 Porsches over emissions cheating

Berlin - Germany on Thursday ordered luxury car brand Porsche to recall 22,000 vehicles across Europe over emissions test cheating amid a widening election-year scandal.

Berlin pressures automakers as scandals pile up

Frankfurt Am Main - German political leaders took the country's auto industry to task Thursday, demanding more action to reduce harmful diesel emissions even as new cartel allegations surfaced ahead of September elections.

UK to ban sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040: report

London - Britain will outlaw the sale of new diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040 in a bid to cut air pollution, the government was set to announce later Wednesday.

Daimler manipulated emissions in one million cars: report

Frankfurt Am Main - German luxury automaker Daimler manipulated the engines of around one million diesel vehicles to make them appear less polluting, local media reported Thursday, raising echoes of competitor Volkswagen's 'dieselgate' scandal.

1,200 Fiat 500s mass for iconic cars 60th birthday

Garlenda - More than 1,200 Fiat 500s from across Europe revved into the Italian foothills on Saturday to mark the 60th birthday of the iconic little car. The Italian classic took its first spin on July 4, 1957. Eighteen years later, more than 4.

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.
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