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Uber is taking fans closer to the action this ICC World Cup
short by Roshan Gupta / on 13 May 2019,Monday
Ahead of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Uber is offering users a chance to score runs with every Uber ride. The more runs you earn, the higher your chances of winning tickets to the World Cup in England and other prizes like the official ICC merchandise and exclusive Uber ride offers.
short by Roshan Gupta / 10:00 am on 13 May
Hyundai transitions to 'Smart Mobility Solutions Provider'
short by Roshan Gupta / on 11 May 2019,Saturday
Committed to leading the future of mobility in India, Hyundai constantly aims to come up with smarter solutions that makes life easier, healthier and convenient for customers. Providing cars that are shared, connected with urban infrastructures, clean and eco-friendly, it seeks to become a leading Smart Mobility Solutions Provider, and not just a car company.
short by Roshan Gupta / 01:25 am on 11 May
GM fires Indian engineer who helped expose VW emissions fraud
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 09 May 2019,Thursday
Hemanth Kappanna, whose research helped expose Volkswagen's conspiracy to lie about its diesel cars' emissions, was fired by US' General Motors as part of a "strategic transformation". His severance package consisted of two months' salary and a one-way ticket to India. Kappanna returned to Bengaluru as he could not find a job before his work visa's 60-day grace period expired.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 05:05 pm on 09 May
Couple shoots sex video in a Tesla on Autopilot, Musk responds
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 10 May 2019,Friday
Reacting to a video of two people having sex in a Tesla car operating on Autopilot mode, CEO Elon Musk tweeted, "Turns out there's more ways to use Autopilot than we imagined." "Shoulda seen it coming," the 47-year-old billionaire added. The video went viral on Pornhub last week and made 'Tesla' the trending search term on the site.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 03:45 pm on 10 May
Japan tests world's fastest bullet train capable of 400 kmph speed
short by Pragya Swastik / on 11 May 2019,Saturday
Japan has started testing world's fastest bullet train, the 'ALFA-X' version of the Shinkansen train, capable of reaching 400 kmph speed. It will be tested twice a week after midnight between Sendai and Aomori, which are around 280 kilometres apart. On entering operation, it will run at up to 360 kmph, outpacing China's Fuxing train, which runs 10 kmph slower.
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:01 pm on 11 May
Trump says imported cars pose security threat, Toyota responds
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
Japan's largest carmaker Toyota sharply criticised President Donald Trump's declaration on Friday that imported cars and components threaten US national security. The company said it has spent more than $60 billion building operations in the country, including 10 manufacturing plants. Trump's proclamation "sends a message to Toyota that our investments are not welcomed," it added.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 05:33 pm on 18 May
4th richest man Buffett says Tesla can't sell insurance, Musk responds
short by Pragya Swastik / on 06 May 2019,Monday
After world's fourth-richest person Warren Buffett claimed carmaker Tesla cannot sell insurance, Tesla's CEO Elon Musk responded with a series of tweets on Sunday. In his first tweet, Musk urged users to buy Tesla Model 3, claiming it's cheaper than a Honda Accord. "Also 1000 times more fun!" and "That's a direct quote from Warren Buffett," his next tweets read.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:05 pm on 06 May
Volkswagen unit Porsche fined ₹4,100 crore over diesel scandal
short by Shruti Maria Mahendar / on 07 May 2019,Tuesday
German luxury carmaker Porsche has been fined €535 million (over ₹4,100 crore) by public prosecutors for lapses in supervisory duties which allowed the company to cheat diesel emissions tests. Porsche, a unit of Volkswagen Group, said it would not file an appeal against the penalty. So far the total costs of "dieselgate" for Volkswagen have exceeded €30 billion.
short by Shruti Maria Mahendar / 11:16 pm on 07 May
Why me? Indian engineer who exposed Volkswagen fraud as GM fires him
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 11 May 2019,Saturday
Hemanth Kappanna, the engineer who returned to Bengaluru after being fired by US' General Motors, asked, "I'm still bewildered. Why me?" Kappanna's research with two other PhD students in 2013 helped expose Volkswagen's conspiracy to lie about its diesel cars' emissions. "The director called me and said, 'It's nothing personal, thanks for the service'," Kappanna said about his job loss.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 08:50 am on 11 May
Will review all Tesla expenses to cut costs: CEO Musk to staff
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said he will personally review all of the electric carmaker's expenses in a new cost-cutting plan, Reuters has reported. "Going forward, all expenses of any kind anywhere in the [world], including parts, salary, travel expenses, rent, literally every payment that leaves our bank account must [be] reviewed," Musk wrote in the email to employees.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 09:00 am on 18 May
China holds driverless car race with fake cow, sheep hurdles
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
China's Tianjin city held the third edition of the annual driverless car race using autonomous cars, on a circuit covering an area of about 10 soccer fields. The circuit consisted of bumps and sudden turns, with hurdles including artificial fog and even fake cows and sheep. Several autonomous cars, however, failed to escape a roadblock that narrowed the track.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 09:48 pm on 18 May
109 babies were named Tesla in the US in 2018
short by Arundhati Rawat / on 12 May 2019,Sunday
In 2018, 109 babies born in the US were named Tesla, down from 143 in 2017, Mashable said quoting the country's Social Security Administration's annual data of baby names. Further, 3,250 male babies were named Bentley and 413 male babies were named Ford. Notably, 2,545 female babies were named Arya in 2018, which is a 'Game of Thrones' character's name.
short by Arundhati Rawat / 10:59 pm on 12 May
German startup shows world's 1st electric 5-seater air taxi
short by Arundhati Rawat / on 16 May 2019,Thursday
Munich-based startup Lilium unveiled what it claims is the world's first all-electric, jet-powered, five-seater air taxi prototype after successfully completing the full-scale prototype's maiden test earlier this month. The air taxi will have a 300 km range with a top speed of 300 kmph. Lilium intends to be operational in cities globally by 2025, providing an app-based air taxi service.
short by Arundhati Rawat / 04:49 pm on 16 May
Germany opens first 'electric highway' test track for trucks
short by Arundhati Rawat / on 12 May 2019,Sunday
Germany has opened its first electric highway test route for hybrid trucks in Hesse. The trucks are equipped with electric motor, diesel engine and batteries that can be charged from overhead power lines. The government has funded the pilot project's construction with €14.6 million along with €15.3 million available for conducting field trials in Hesse, which will run till 2022.
short by Arundhati Rawat / 05:45 pm on 12 May
Jaguar CEO denies holding talks over sale to Peugeot
short by Shruti Maria Mahendar / on 16 May 2019,Thursday
Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover's CEO Ralf Speth has denied the carmaker is in talks with French automaker Peugeot over a possible sale. This comes after a media report recently claimed a "post-sale integration document" is in circulation among senior executives of the two companies. Tata Motors had also last week stated there's "no truth" to the report.
short by Shruti Maria Mahendar / 09:04 pm on 16 May
Maruti Suzuki cuts production for three consecutive months
short by Shruti Maria Mahendar / on 09 May 2019,Thursday
India's largest passenger vehicle maker Maruti Suzuki has said it has slashed its production by around 10% in April. This will be the third consecutive month when the company reduced production as sales continued to remain subdued since September 2018. The automaker reported a 19.6% year-on-year decline in domestic passenger vehicles sales at 1.3 lakh units in April.
short by Shruti Maria Mahendar / 10:49 pm on 09 May
No choice or Tesla would die: CEO Musk on working 90 hours a week
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 08 May 2019,Wednesday
Billionaire Elon Musk, responding to a Twitter user's query if he works around 80-90 hours per week, said, "In recent years, hours were much higher...But no choice or Tesla would die." "Don't recommend though...bad for health and happiness," the Tesla Co-founder and CEO further wrote. Musk had earlier said people can change the world by working 80 hours a week.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 09:43 pm on 08 May
Former Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka joins BMW supervisory board
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 17 May 2019,Friday
German luxury automaker BMW Group has appointed former Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka to its supervisory board. Sikka had quit as the MD and CEO of Infosys in 2017 in just three years after a clash with Founder NR Narayana Murthy over corporate governance issues. Sikka, an AI PhD alumnus from Stanford, was reportedly working on an AI startup after Infosys.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 07:48 pm on 17 May
I disagree on timing: Uber CEO on Elon Musk's robotaxi plan
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 11 May 2019,Saturday
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, responding to queries about Tesla CEO Elon Musk's plans to launch 10 lakh robotaxis in 2020, said, "I don't think his vision is by any means wrong. I just think we disagree on timing." "It will be quite a few years beyond [2020]," he said, adding, "If he can do it, more power to him."
short by Kanishka Pandey / 08:46 pm on 11 May
Tesla to pay $13mn to worker left disabled in car accident at work
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 17 May 2019,Friday
Tesla has reached a $13-million settlement with former contract janitor Teodora Tapia, who was left permanently disabled after being struck by a Model S at a Tesla factory in August 2014. Joseph Aguilar, who was driving the Model S, was an employee of West Valley Staffing Group (WVSG), Tesla revealed. Earlier, Tesla had agreed it shared liability for Aguilar's conduct.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 06:02 pm on 17 May
Tata Motors denies report of JLR sale to French automaker PSA
short by Shruti Maria Mahendar / on 09 May 2019,Thursday
Tata Motors on Thursday said there was "no truth" to a report which claimed the automaker would sell Jaguar Land Rover to French automotive group PSA. The report had said a "post-sale integration document", which outlines benefits of the companies "joining forces", is in circulation. The sale of Tata Motors' UK-based luxury carmaker could be "imminent", it further claimed.
short by Shruti Maria Mahendar / 09:02 pm on 09 May
China's Chery in talks with Tata Motors for India JV: Report
short by Shruti Maria Mahendar / on 09 May 2019,Thursday
China's state-owned carmaker Chery is in advanced discussions with Tata Motors for a potential alliance in the Indian market, as per reports. The nature of the partnership and the time for Chery's entry into India is yet to be finalised, reports said. Notably, Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover and Chery have an equal joint venture in China since 2012.
short by Shruti Maria Mahendar / 10:47 pm on 09 May
India registers worst passenger vehicle sales fall in 8 yrs
short by Shruti Maria Mahendar / on 13 May 2019,Monday
The domestic passenger vehicle sales fell 17% to 2.47 lakh units in April, the worst decline in almost eight years, according to data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM). A steeper decline was last seen in 2011 when sales plunged 20%. The fall came amid rising insurance costs and petrol prices, SIAM's director general Vishnu Mathur said.
short by Shruti Maria Mahendar / 07:12 pm on 13 May
Tesla to update battery software after 2 car fire cases
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 16 May 2019,Thursday
Tesla has said it is rolling out a battery software update for its Model S and Model X electric cars. This comes after a recent video of a Model S catching fire in Hong Kong surfaced weeks after another one showed it exploding in Shanghai. Tesla said it hasn't found the fire's cause or any battery pack issues yet.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 03:25 pm on 16 May
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