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Apple handed self-driving test permit

San Fransisco - Apple has been working on autonomous cars for a while but little detail has emerged. That's about to change. Apple has been granted a permit to test self-driving cars on the streets of California.

When vehicles become weapons

Paris - Transforming a vehicle into a simple but deadly weapon of terror -- as happened to such bloody effect in Nice -- is a tactic well known to intelligence agencies.

Paris to ban motor vehicles for an entire day

Paris - The capital of France will ban motor vehicles for a single day next month. This will allow visitors to experience Paris without motorized traffic.

Graphene is the key to the car of the future

Manchester - Graphene could be the key to more fuel efficient vehicles, leading to a generation of cars where less fuel is needed for each pump stop. It all comes down to heat efficiency.

Nanotech can tell you when it's time to change your car’s oil

When to change out engine oil is a dilemma that many car drivers face (or for the less practically minded, when to ask the garage to do it). A new nanotech invention can give motorists the answer.

More than 1,000 vehicles set ablaze on New Year's Eve in France

Every culture has its own special way of celebrating the start of a new year. In France, that celebration often includes citizens setting strangers' cars on fire.

Norway to place 'disco poles' to scare elk away from busy roads

After several traffic incidents involving elks, Norway is trying out a new system using "disco poles" to scare the wandering animals away from oncoming cars on busy roads.

Canada preparing for self-driving cars

Canadian drivers could have a self-driving vehicle in as little as four years. This will end up impacting technology and society in bigger, and possibly confusing, ways.

Op-Ed: Safety measures lower auto insurance rates

In addition to safety measures, efficient administration can also lower a consumer’s car insurance. Eight of the 10 insurance carriers chosen for the study charge less for paperless billing.

8 common auto insurance myths you need to know now Commissioned

Being aware of some common myths and popular beliefs about auto insurance can help save you money. From knowing how accidents affect coverage to finding out more about using rental cars, here are eight myths debunked.

Tesla Motors charging stations arrive on US East Coast

Tesla Motors, maker of electric cars, launched the first official Supercharger station on the US East Coast. The goal is to bring faster and more convenient charging of electric cars with lower wait time and more drive time.

Honda recalls 800,000+ vehicles

Honda is recalling more than 800,000 minivans and SUVs worldwide, which includes 807,000 in the United States alone, because they can roll away, even when drivers have removed the keys from the ignition.

Palestinians design solar-powered cars (videos)

Two different solar-powered cars have been designed in the West Bank by Palestinians, to save on the use of limited resources and also to help the environment.

300 radioactive Japanese cars seized by Russian customs

Russian officials started monitoring imports from Japan soon after the Fukushima Daiichi disaster in March 2011. They state that they have stopped 300 radioactive cars from entering the country.

Ford recalls 2013 Escape SUVs, over 10,000 in U.S. and Canada

Ford Motor Co. is recalling over 10,000 recently launched 2013 Escape compact SUVs in connection with a carpeting flaw. All of the vehicles being recalled were reportedly sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

List of top alternative-fuel vehicles offers valuable information

Los Angeles - A ranking of 2012’s hybrid and diesel-powered vehicles released today looks to help consumers make informed selections when shopping for new transportation.

PH Catholic Bishops return vehicles purchased from state funds

At least six Catholic bishops who received service vehicles purchased out of government funds have decided to return them to the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), the government agency that released the funds.

Nissan scanning vehicles made in Japan for radioactive material

Tokyo - Nissan has confirmed the safety of all foreign employees working in Japan and announced that they have implemented a policy of monitoring and testing all vehicles manufactured at plants in the disaster-stricken country for traces of radioactive material.

270,000 Toyota vehicles to be recalled due to faulty engines

At least 270,000 vehicles with potentially defective engines will be recalled. Around 180,000 of the total vehicles with defective engines were sold overseas and the remaining in Japan. The models affected were the Crown and Lexus.

Ford recalls 4.5 million vehicles over fire hazard in switch

U.S. automaker Ford has issued its largest single recall of vehicles, involving 4.5 million minivans, after it was discovered a faulty deactivation switch for the vehicles' cruise control may present a fire hazard.

Man wearing Speedo tried to steal several vehicles

A man in speedo swimsuit has recently been arrested after allegedly attempting to steal several vehicles and take items in the car.

Canadian government to spend $5-billion upgrading combat vehicles

Defence Minister Peter MacKay made the announcement at CFB Gagetown,about $1-billion will be spent to upgrade the LAV-3s that are now in service in Afghanistan.

Best Buy to sell electric vehicles

Some Best Buy outlets are beginning to sell electric bicycles, scooters, and motorcycles, both from Brammo and Currie Technologies.

Obama Unveiled Ambitious Plan to Develop Electric Vehicles in USA

US President Barack Obama has unveiled a plan to put one million electric and environment-friendly vehicles on US roads and highways by 2015 in a bid to reduce American dependence on oil

Beer to Fuel Cars of the Future

When most of us think of a cold one, we think of a warm day with beer on tap. What if we could have our beer and drive it too?

Unmanned aerial vehicles the size of a cigarette

As reported in the Daily O'Collegian, Oklahoma State University researchers have been working with DARPA in creating a sophisticated, unmanned aircraft small enough to fit in a soldier's pocket.

Michigan pays Ford not to close factories

The state of Michigan is going to pay Ford Motor Company $300 million (£155m) in order to keep open six of Ford's factories in the state.

Bangor Makes It Illegal to Smoke in Cars

The City Council of Bangor, Maine approved a measure yesterday that prohibits anyone from smoking in vehicles when children are present.

Car Tech: The 2005 Audi A8L

Digital Journal — Audi didn’t cut any corners with its 2005 A8 L 6.0. Its new powerhouse could really change things for both the company and its drivers. For the 2005 A8 L 6.0, Audi sewed together two V6 engines to create a monstrous 12-cylinder eng.

New Products From Ford Of Europe

GENEVA - A new generation of products is leading the transformation of Ford of Europe. At the 2001 Geneva Motor Show, Ford was showcasing an advanced common-rail diesel engine for the Ford Focus, two new sport utility vehicle models, prototypes for...
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