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Ford announces recalls for Ford Ikon and Figo over fire risk

Ford announces recalls for Ford Ikon and Figo over fire risk

Ford has announced recall for 15,600 Ford Ikon and Figo cars in South African market due to fire risk. The vehicles sold in South Africa were manufactured at Ford facility in India between year 2004 and 2012. Ford said that the company will offer free replacement for vehicles impacted in the current recall.

The company said that due to a risk of leakage of power steering fluid, there is a chance of fumes being emitted from the engine compartment. This can lead to further damage and fire in extreme cases, the official statement informed.

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Uber denies reports that it tracked users’ devices

Uber denies reports that it tracked users’ devices

Responding to reports that Uber tracked the mobile devices of former users even after they deleted the Uber app, the ride hailing company has denied any wrongdoing.

The New York Times (NYT) recently reported that Uber tracked iPhone users even after the deletion of Uber app from their devices. But, the company claimed that iit never did anything like that.

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Tesla unveils ‘release candidate version’ of Model 3

Tesla unveils ‘release candidate version’ of Model 3

Elon Musk-led e-carmaker Tesla unveiled the eagerly-awaited Model 3 on Friday, around a year after the renowned innovator provided a sneak peek at a prototype of the vehicle.

Mr. Musk used Twitter to post a short video of the Model 3 yesterday, showing a release candidate version of the new electric vehicle. The video shows the new car accelerating with quickness.

He also clarified that the Model 3 e-car is not a successor to the existing Model S. Model 3 is only a smaller, more affordable version of Model S w. The Model S comes equipped with more superior technology.

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Hyundai is working on new fuel cell SUV with 348 mile range

Hyundai is working on new fuel cell SUV with 348 mile range

In a move which underscores a potential effort by bigwig automaker Hyundai to up its fuel game, a Nikkei report -- via Motor Trend -- has revealed that the automaker is planning to bring about a substantial increase in range for its hydrogen-powered Tucson, the company’s five-seat crossover.

According to the report, Hyundai is working on a new fuel cell SUV which will apparently have the capability to offer up to 30 percent more range as compared to its predecessor.

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Tesla Users hogging superchargers will have to pay fee at 40 cents per minute

Users hogging Tesla superchargers will have to pay fee at 40 cents per minute

Tesla Motors has announced a new policy aimed at users hogging superchargers in order to improve access for all Tesla users to the charging stations. In the recent times, Tesla users have expressed their concerns about access to superchargers. Tesla Motors has been improving its supercharging network but the issue at times is also caused by some users leaving their cars at terminals even after they have been fully charged. Tesla announced a fee of 40 cents per minute on users leaving their car on the charging point for more than 5 minutes after their vehicle has been charged.

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Kia Motors America sold 48,977 units in Oct. 2016

Kia Motors America sold 48,977 units in Oct. 2016

In a recent announcement, automaker Kia Motors America (KMA) has disclosed that its sales during the month of October 2016 touched a total of 48,977 units.

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Faraday Future will unveil its first production car at 2017 CES in January

Faraday Future will unveil its first production car at 2017 CES in January

In a disclosure made via a Wednesday email, mysterious electric car start-up Faraday Future said that its first production car will be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) scheduled to be held in January 2017.

The electric car which Faraday Future is building was first revealed - as a concept car - by the company at the 2016 CES event. The car had generated a lot of hype ahead of its reveal, by the automaker showcased only a concept car.

BMW, VW and ChargePoint partner for ‘Express Charging Corridors Initiative’

BMW, VW and ChargePoint partner for ‘Express Charging Corridors Initiative’

In a press release published on Tuesday, bigwig German automakers BMW and Volkswagen (VW) and California-based electric-vehicle infrastructure firm ChargePoint have announced that they have teamed up for a collaborative effort called the ‘Express Charging Corridors Initiative.’

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Tesla Motors’ Autopilot helps man struck by pulmonary embolism reach hospital

Tesla Motors’ Autopilot helps man struck by pulmonary embolism reach hospital

This Missouri man would not have survived if his Tesla Model X’s self-driving features would not have been there. Joshua Neally, 37, Model X owner, was on his way back to home from work when he suffered a pulmonary embolism.

He immediately led the Autopilot system to take up the control for 20 miles of highway driving and took him close to a hospital and was able to survive. The news would certainly improve the image of Tesla’s Autopilot system, which is under scanner after an accident in Florida this year. In the accident, the driver lost his life.

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Audi to create a subsidiary devoted to self-driving car technology

Audi to create a subsidiary devoted to self-driving car technology

German newspaper Stuttgarter Zeitung has revealed in a recent report (via Reuters) that automaker Audi is setting up a new subsidiary which will be devoted to development of self-driving car technology.

The new Audi subsidiary will be called SDS Company.

The disclosure about the new Audi subsidiary to the German newspaper was made by Audi’s CEO Rupert Stadler during an interaction with the paper this past weekend. Stadler said that Audi’s future investment will chiefly pivot around ‘emerging technology’ categories, like self-driving cars and electric vehicles.

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