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Two-wheeled e-car without steering wheel tested in China
short by Shifa Naseer / on 05 Jun 2018,Tuesday
Beijing Lingyun Intelligent Technology has designed a two-wheeled electric car prototype which does not have a steering wheel or an acceleration pedal. The car, which is being tested in China, can be controlled by using a computer mouse and 24-inch screen. It has a top speed of 100 kmph and offers 100 kilometre of travel on one charge.
short by Shifa Naseer / 08:31 pm on 05 Jun
Volvo unveils technology that allows yacht to park itself
short by Shifa Naseer / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Swedish vehicle manufacturer Volvo's subsidiary Volvo Penta has unveiled a self-docking system which would allow a yacht to park itself in the dock. In the video, a 68-ft yacht is seen maneuvering itself into the fairly tight space without help. The system's sensors and onboard computers react in milliseconds to changing sea conditions, the company's President Björn Ingemanson said.
short by Shifa Naseer / 06:18 pm on 18 Jun
Google Co-founder-backed firm shows single-seat flying car
short by Aditi Verma / on 07 Jun 2018,Thursday
Google Co-founder Larry Page-backed startup Kitty Hawk has unveiled its latest all-electric flying car called 'Flyer' which can seat one person in a central pod. The vehicle features 10 propellers and can fly up to 10 feet off the ground at speeds of up to 32.1 kmph. The flying car's battery life is said to be 12 to 20 minutes.
short by Aditi Verma / 04:31 pm on 07 Jun
Who is India's Dhivya Suryadevara, GM's first woman CFO?
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 14 Jun 2018,Thursday
US automaker General Motors on Wednesday named Chennai-born Dhivya Suryadevara as its first-ever female Chief Financial Officer. The 39-year-old received a bachelor's and master's degree in commerce from the University of Madras and an MBA from Harvard. Suryadevara, who joined GM in 2005, had been VP of Finance since July 2017 and earlier managed the company's $85 billion pension operations.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 08:04 pm on 14 Jun
GM names India's Dhivya Suryadevara as its 1st woman CFO
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 14 Jun 2018,Thursday
US' largest automaker General Motors (GM) on Wednesday named Indian Dhivya Suryadevara as its first female Chief Financial Officer (CFO). She will succeed Chuck Stevens, who is retiring after 40 years of service, on September 1. Suryadevara, currently Vice President of Corporate Finance, has an MBA from Harvard Business School and is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Chartered Accountant.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 08:43 am on 14 Jun
Malala reacts to news of Tesla car falling on her from space
short by Aditi Verma / on 01 Jun 2018,Friday
Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has responded to a fake news article which claimed the Tesla car which was launched in space fell back down to Earth and crushed her. Sharing the article on Twitter, Yousafzai tagged Tesla Co-founder Elon Musk and said, "Hello from the other side." When Musk replied to her, Yousafzai joked she is keeping the car.
short by Aditi Verma / 12:40 pm on 01 Jun
Tesla making 3,500 Model 3 cars a week: CEO Elon Musk
short by Shifa Naseer / on 06 Jun 2018,Wednesday
Tesla is producing 3,500 Model 3 cars a week on an average, CEO Elon Musk said during the company's annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday. He also said that Tesla is pushing to meet the 5,000-per-week goal by the end of June. Musk further added that full production of $35,000 Model 3 cars would begin in the first quarter of 2019.
short by Shifa Naseer / 03:46 pm on 06 Jun
Tesla short sellers lose $1 bn in a day as stock surges 10%
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 07 Jun 2018,Thursday
Short sellers betting against Tesla lost $1.1 billion on Wednesday as the carmaker's shares surged 9.7%, according to S3 Partners. This came after CEO Elon Musk told shareholders Tesla may exceed goal to make 5,000 Model 3 sedans a week by June-end. In May, Musk tweeted that "short burn of the century" was coming soon for those betting against Tesla.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 07:50 pm on 07 Jun
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler's home raided in German diesel probe
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 11 Jun 2018,Monday
An apartment belonging to Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was raided by German prosecutors on Monday after he was named a suspect in Volkswagen's emissions-cheating probe. He is being investigated for fraud and falsifying public documents relating to sales of diesel cars in Europe. This comes almost three years after Volkswagen admitted to falsifying US diesel emissions tests.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 09:03 pm on 11 Jun
Chinese electric car startup Byton raises $500 million
short by Shifa Naseer / on 12 Jun 2018,Tuesday
Chinese electric car startup Byton has raised $500 million in a Series B funding round to develop smart, connected cars. Investors including FAW Group, Tus-Holdings, and CATL also participated in the funding round. The startup aims to begin delivering cars to Chinese customers by the end of next year and in the US by 2020.
short by Shifa Naseer / 10:36 am on 12 Jun
Aston Martin Rapide AMR unveiled at ₹1.6 crore
short by Shifa Naseer / on 15 Jun 2018,Friday
UK-based car manufacturer Aston Martin has unveiled the limited edition Aston Martin Rapide AMR, priced at $240,000 (₹1.6 crore). The car which was first introduced more than a year ago as a concept, can go from 0-100 kmph in 4.2 seconds and offers a top speed of 330 kmph. Only 210 Aston Martin Rapide AMR sedans will be sold globally.
short by Shifa Naseer / 10:35 am on 15 Jun
Jaguar breaks 10-year-old speed record with electric boat
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 16 Jun 2018,Saturday
Jaguar's battery-powered V20E boat clocked an average speed of 142 kmph across a 2-km course, surpassing the previous maritime electric record of 124 kmph, set ten years ago. Jaguar, in partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering, used similar hardware and technology it uses in Formula E, the all-electric street racing series. Jaguar is set to stop producing fuel-based cars by 2020.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 11:39 am on 16 Jun
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler arrested in diesel emissions probe
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
German authorities have arrested Audi CEO Rupert Stadler on Monday for his alleged role in the Volkswagen Group's 2015 diesel emissions scandal. Munich prosecutors, who raided Stadler's private apartment last week, said he was arrested over risk that he may tamper with evidence. Stadler has been the luxury carmaker's CEO since 2007 and a Volkswagen Group board member since 2010.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 03:37 pm on 18 Jun
Ferrari sold for ₹469 cr becomes world's most expensive car
short by Pragya Swastik / on 06 Jun 2018,Wednesday
A 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO sold for $70 million (₹469 crore) has become the most expensive car ever sold at an auction. The car was reportedly bought by David MacNeil, the CEO of car floor mats making company WeatherTech. It won the 1964 famed Tour de France race and came in fourth at Le Mans.
short by Pragya Swastik / 06:39 pm on 06 Jun
I was almost killed on a bike: Musk on why Tesla won't make bikes
short by Shifa Naseer / on 06 Jun 2018,Wednesday
On being asked about Tesla launching electric motorcycles during a shareholder meeting on Tuesday, CEO Elon Musk said the company was "not going to do motorcycles". Explaining his decision, Musk said that he "used to ride motorcycles" when he was a kid but was almost killed by a truck once while riding his bike.
short by Shifa Naseer / 10:10 pm on 06 Jun
Flipkart founders-backed startup launches e-scooters at ₹1.2L
short by Shifa Naseer / on 05 Jun 2018,Tuesday
Flipkart founders Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal-backed startup Ather Energy has launched its first two electric scooters in Bengaluru, priced at ₹1.09 lakh and ₹1.2 lakh. The Ather 340 model has a range of 60 km and a top speed of 70 kmph. On the other hand, Ather 450 has a 75 km range and 80 kmph top speed.
short by Shifa Naseer / 07:35 pm on 05 Jun
Bentley Bentayga V8 SUV launched in India at ₹3.78 crore
short by Shifa Naseer / on 07 Jun 2018,Thursday
UK-based automobile manufacturer Bentley Motors has launched the Bentley Bentayga V8 SUV in India at a starting price of ₹3.78 crore (ex-showroom). Powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine, the SUV develops 542 bhp and 770 Nm of torque. Further, Bentayga V8 can go from 0-100 kmph in 4.5 seconds and offers a top speed of 290 kmph.
short by Shifa Naseer / 08:01 pm on 07 Jun
Germany fines Volkswagen $1.2 billion over diesel scandal
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 14 Jun 2018,Thursday
German state prosecutors have fined carmaker Volkswagen around $1.2 billion for rigging diesel engine emissions worldwide. Prosecutors said 10.7 million vehicles worldwide were equipped with impermissible software from mid-2007 to 2015. Admitting its responsibility for the diesel crisis, the German carmaker said it has accepted the fine and will not lodge an appeal against it.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 08:40 pm on 14 Jun
Maserati confirms electric car that can do 0-100 kmph in 2s
short by Shifa Naseer / on 03 Jun 2018,Sunday
Italian luxury vehicle manufacturer Maserati has announced plans to launch the Alfieri electric sports car which can go from 0-100 kmph in under 2 seconds. The car, which will offer 300 kmph top speed, will feature a transmission supplied by Ferrari and a coupe or open-top version. The Alfieri was first unveiled four years ago as a concept car.
short by Shifa Naseer / 03:29 pm on 03 Jun
GM settles suit with biker hit by its self-driving car in US
short by Shifa Naseer / on 05 Jun 2018,Tuesday
General Motors (GM) has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a motorcyclist hit by the company's self-driving car last year in the US. The rider Oscar Nilsson had claimed the car swerved into his lane, knocking him off his motorcycle and injuring him. A GM spokesperson confirmed the settlement between the two sides but did not release any details.
short by Shifa Naseer / 06:12 pm on 05 Jun
7.74 lakh Mercedes cars have unauthorised software: Germany
short by Aditi Verma / on 12 Jun 2018,Tuesday
Germany's Transport Ministry on Monday said that 7.74 lakh Mercedes-Benz vehicles were found to contain unauthorized software defeat devices in Europe. Germany also ordered Mercedes-Benz' parent Daimler to recall 2,38,000 cars in the country. Daimler has said it will work on removing the software and cooperate with authorities, the authorities said.
short by Aditi Verma / 03:58 pm on 12 Jun
Mercedes-Benz parent unveils two electric trucks in US
short by Aditi Verma / on 07 Jun 2018,Thursday
Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler's truck unit has unveiled two electric trucks called Freightliner eCascadia and Freightliner eM2 for the US market. While eCascadia is a heavy-duty truck and has a range of up to 400 kilometres, eM2 is a medium-duty truck with a range of around 370 kilometres. Daimler plans to begin production of the trucks in 2021.
short by Aditi Verma / 01:44 pm on 07 Jun
Tesla car on Autopilot mode crashes into parked police car
short by Aditi Verma / on 01 Jun 2018,Friday
A Tesla Model S car crashed into an unoccupied parked police vehicle while it was reportedly driving on Autopilot mode in the US. The driver of the car suffered minor injuries in the accident. Commenting on the incident, Tesla said it has "always been clear that Autopilot doesn't make the car impervious to all accidents."
short by Aditi Verma / 03:11 pm on 01 Jun
Daimler faces $4.4 bn fine over diesel emissions: Report
short by Shifa Naseer / on 03 Jun 2018,Sunday
German automotive giant Daimler is reportedly facing a $4.4-billion fine from the country's transport ministry over a diesel emissions scandal. Reports further claimed that a total of 750,000 Mercedes vehicles could be affected. The carmaker and the transport ministry has agreed to clear the technical issues related to diesel emissions, a spokesperson for the ministry said in an email.
short by Shifa Naseer / 03:21 pm on 03 Jun
New Roadsters to have SpaceX-inspired rocket thrusters: Musk
short by Shifa Naseer / on 10 Jun 2018,Sunday
Electric carmaker Tesla's CEO Elon Musk has said that the next-generation Tesla Roadster will have an optional 'SpaceX package' that will include around '10 small rocket thrusters'. He also said these "rocket engines" which would be "arranged seamlessly around car", will improve acceleration, top speed, braking, and cornering. "Maybe they will even allow a Tesla to fly," he added.
short by Shifa Naseer / 04:23 pm on 10 Jun
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