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Sleeker Lidar Moves Volvo Closer to Selling a 2020-05-06 09:00:00Using technology from Silicon Valley's Luminar, the Swedish automaker plans to offer completely autonomous highway driving by 2022. 

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Jaguar Envisions Car Design for a Post-Pandemic World 2020-04-30 10:00:00Julian Thomson, the automaker's director of design, shares his predictions for what drivers can look forward to.

Tesla Posts Another Profit as Musk Slams Virus 2020-04-29 21:38:47The CEO has criticized shelter-in-place orders, which have forced the closure of the company's California assembly plant.

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Are Car Sales About to Bounce Back In 2020-05-22 13:23:08People who used to rely on public transit and ride-sharing, the ones who in the past said they don’t want or need their own car, are reaching an

Rolls-Royce Sells a Handbuilt Toy Cullinan SUV for 2020-05-22 12:18:27Ever since long-term paramour Arbitrage Ken traded his plastic-fantastic Dreamvette for a bespoke Roll-Royce Phantom several years back, Bel-Air Barbi

More Mini Prices: 2020 Mini Countryman Adds Cheaper 2020-05-22 10:30:57The Mini Hardtop Oxford Edition brings some of the model’s most desirable features to a low-cost trim. Now, Mini is offering the value-oriented

Mazda’s RX-Vision GT3 Is the Off-Limits Rotary Sports 2020-05-22 09:28:30The Mazda RX-Vision concept is just too good a design to exist merely as a static object, a concept car without a future out on the road. Its long nos

Future Cars: 2021 and Beyond 2020-05-22 04:00:19They may be out of favor right now, but traditional three-box cars will never go away. To make sure, automakers around the world are pouring enormous

Hey, Mercedes Is Making Upgrades To Its MBUX 2020-05-22 04:00:02Mercedes-Benz is continuing its drive to upgrade its MBUX platform—the brains of its in car suite of features and services. The never-ending end

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Mobis targets growth with increased R&D expenditure 2020-05-27 08:17:00South Korean auto parts manufacturer Hyundai Mobis Company said it plans to increase expenditure on research and development by 3.6% to KRW1trn (US$81

Hyundai fourth-largest global EV manufacturer in Q1 2020-05-27 08:13:00Hyundai Motor Group, including Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors, was the fourth-largest global manufacturer of electric vehicles (EVs) in the first quarte

Malaysia vehicle sales plunge 99% in April 2020-05-27 08:06:00New vehicle sales in Malaysia plunged by over 99% to just 141 units in April 2020 from 49,935 units in the same month of last year, as the government

Macron lauds Valeo work to restart 2020-05-27 07:44:00French President, Emmanuel Macron has hailed efforts by Valeo to cope with the coronavirus crisis as the supplier looks to gradually resume operations

McLaren to axe 1,200 jobs 2020-05-27 07:43:00McLaren is planning to cut over a quarter of its workforce in a restructuring plan forced by sharply lower revenues due to the COVID-19 pandemic hitti

Faurecia could create 600 new jobs in new 2020-05-27 06:16:00Faurecia says there is the potential to create 600 new jobs in R&D and production for Zero Emission Mobility as well as Cockpit of the Future solu

Valeo backs France aid plan for new technologies 2020-05-27 05:27:00Valeo will support Paris' EUR8bn (US$8.8bn) automotive recovery plan by locating new technologies such as 48V in France.

PSA hails State sector support 2020-05-27 05:14:00PSA has welcomed plans by the French government to support the domestic sector, with aid of more than EUR8bn (US$8.8bn) for a range of new technology

Ford halts production at Kansas plant due to 2020-05-27 05:09:00Ford has halted production at its Kansas city assembly plant (on the Transit side) after a worker tested positive for COVID-19.

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2004 Ford Shelby Cobra concept roars into Jay 2020-05-27 14:10:00After decades apart, Ford and Carroll Shelby reunited in the early 2000s, and one of the first projects of the reconstituted partnership was a 21st ce

11-month restoration makes 1987 Lamborghini LM002 better than 2020-05-27 13:51:00Before the Urus SUV, there was the Lamborghini LM002. Produced from 1986 to 1992, the Italian automaker's first SUV is now old enough that some survi

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2021 BMW 6-Series GT updated with fresh looks, 2020-05-27 08:00:00The BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo bowed out of the United States after 2019, but the premium hatchback remains on sale elsewhere and just received a round

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