Auto

Mercedes-Benz will start selling fuel-cell electric version of GLC SUV next year

A fuel-cell electric version of Mercedes-Benz GLC sport utility vehicle (SUV) is scheduled to hit the markets in 2017.

Company: 

CR: 2016 Toyota Prius is the most fuel-efficient vehicle ever tested by the group

CR: 2016 Toyota Prius is the most fuel-efficient vehicle ever tested by the grou

According to a new batch of tests carried out by Consumer Reports (CR), the fully redesigned 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid hatchback -- which was unveiled in late 2015 -- is the most fuel-efficient vehicle ever tested by the group.

The highly positive endorsement of the Prius' by CR on the basis of fuel economy is based on the group's testing of a mid-trim Prius Three model. The model tested by CR has bagged the same rating from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as all other Prius models, except a high-efficiency 56 miles per gallon (mpg) 'Eco Two' trim.

Location: 
Company: 

Bentley launches new Apple Watch app for Bentayga SUV owners

Bentley launches new Apple Watch app for Bentayga SUV owners

In a Thursday announcement, British luxury car brand Bentley said that it has released a new app for the Apple Watch smartwatch, to enable the owners of the Bentayga SUV to control in-car systems conveniently from their wrists.

Announcing the new app for Apple Watch, Bentley said that the app makes use of "bespoke digital architecture," so that the watchOS application can sync up with the Touch Screen Remote (TSR) system of the Bentayga SUV -- which starts at $229,100 -- via the vehicle's Bluetooth connectivity.

Location: 
Company: 

Nissan recalls 3.5M vehicles worldwide due to airbag issues

Nissan recalls 3.5M vehicles worldwide due to airbag issues

According to the documents posted by Nissan Group on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website on Friday, the automaker is recalling more than 3.5 million vehicles worldwide -- including nearly 3.18 million in the US -- because of airbag issues.

The recall announced by Nissan affects approximately 622,000 units of Nissan Sentras from model years 2013 to 2016. The reason behind the recall of the Sentras is that the airbag system of the vehicles can get deployed in case of a crash when it should not, as when a child is seated in the vehicle.

Location: 
Company: 

Tesla Model 3 pre-orders in launch week surpass 325,000

Tesla Model 3 pre-orders in launch week surpass 325,000

Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors has received more than 325,000 pre-orders for its mass-market Model 3 electric sedan within a week of its official unveiling. The Model 3 pre-orders involve a deposit of $1,000 by prospective buyers of the vehicle which is expected to cost $35,000.

The surprisingly high launch-week preorder numbers for the Model 3 underscore an unparalleled consumer response to a new vehicle, even despite the fact that consumers are aware of a potential wait of at least around two years - or even more - before the vehicle is delivered to them.

Location: 
Company: 

Toyota partners with Microsoft for new ‘Toyota Connected’ venture

Toyota partners with Microsoft for new ‘Toyota Connected’ venture

In an announcement made on Monday, bigwig automaker Toyota said that it has partnered with software giant Microsoft for a new connected-cars joint venture, which will involve the creation of ‘more intelligent’ cars which have the capability to use data from the cloud.

The new Toyota-Microsoft joint venture is called ‘Toyota Connected;’ and will be based in Texas.

News: 
Company: 

Ford patents drop-down projection screens which cover car windshields

Ford patents drop-down projection screens which cover car windshields

The U.S. Patent Office has recently published a Ford patent for an 'Autonomous Vehicle Entertainment System.'

Location: 
Company: 

Mercedes replacing robots with human workers at Sindelfingen plant

Mercedes replacing robots with human workers at Sindelfingen plant

According to a Bloomberg report, bigwig German automaker Mercedes-Benz has halted the use of robots at its Sindelfingen vehicle assembly plant, and is switching back to human workers.

News: 
Location: 
Company: 

Volvo to equip some cars with digital key technology in 2017

Volvo to equip some cars with digital key technology in 2017

In an announcement made this week, automaker Volvo said that it has efforts underway to roll out new digital key technology to some models of its commercially available cars in 2017.

Company: 

VW senior managers were reportedly warned about US diesel probe in May 2014

VW senior managers were reportedly warned about US diesel probe in May 2014

German newspaper Bild am Sonntag revealed in a Sunday report that the senior managers at the bigwig European automaker -- including its former CEO Martin Winterkorn -- had received an internal letter, by a high-ranking VW employee, warning them about a possible US diesel probe.

The warning letter by the high-ranking VW employee -- internally known as 'Winterkorn's fireman' -- was sent out in May 2014 -- more than one year before VW's US diesel emissions scandal came to light in September 2015.

Location: 
Company: 

Pages

Popular Stories

Harley-Davidson to turn 8 Dyna motorbikes into new Softail bikes

Betting big on cruisers, the luxury motorcycle... Read More

Uber’s net loss declines as ride bookings grow

Uber Technologies reported lower loss by nearly 9... Read More

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 facing challenges on multiple fronts

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is facing an increasingly... Read More

Leaked reports reveal more about new BMW M5

Luxury carmaker BMW’s next-generation M5 car will... Read More