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Mercedes-Benz sees self-driving EVs as the future of car sharing

Earlier this year, Daimler announced plans to develop a self-driving, car-sharing system with fully autonomous vehicles geared towards city living. Today, the company says that the first part of that vision — Smart’s Vision EQ Fortwo concept vehicle — will be presented at the 2017 Frankfurt International Motor Show next month. The EQ Fortwo is a level five, fully autonomous car with no steering wheel or pedals. Via ... Read More »

Diesel and petrol car ban: Plan for 2040 unravels as 10 new power stations needed to cope with electric revolution

Plans to ban the sale of new diesel and petrol cars by 2040 in a bid to encourage people to buy electric vehicles are a “tall order” and will place unprecedented strain on the National Grid, motoring experts have warned. Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, has warned that Britain “can’t carry on” with petrol and diesel cars because of the ... Read More »

As Self-Driving Cars Near, Washington Plays Catch-Up

An Uber Ford Fusion mapping the streets of Pittsburgh in September. A House subcommittee voted Wednesday to advance a bill that would speed up the development of self-driving cars and create a federal framework for their regulation. CreditJeff Swensen for The New York Times Self-driving cars are zooming at breakneck speed toward America’s roadways, and Washington is finally reaching for its ... Read More »

As Rolls-Royce tests its first SUV, the future of the ‘normal’ car looks uncertain

The new Rolls-Royce 4×4, codenamed ‘Cullinan’, is seen here in disguise Can anything stop the stampede of the Sport Utility Vehicle? Last year’s sales of SUVs and ‘crossovers’ increased to 25 per cent of the total European market and while the charge has slightly slowed this year, SUVs are still well ahead. Manufacturers are now talking about conquering the B-segment crossover ... Read More »

‘Toxic’ car finance could work out as the best way to pay for a new car

More and more drivers want to be driving the newest cars available CREDIT: PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP As Britain’s appetite for driving the newest and flashiest cars shows no signs of abating, the Bank of England has issued apocalyptic warnings about the state of the motor finance industry. Banks are “failing to learn the lessons of the past”, said governor Mark Carney last month ... Read More »

Envisioning the Car of the Future as a Living Room on Wheels

BMW’s show car at CES in Las Vegas, the annual consumer electronics show in Las Vegas. CreditBMW Group Swiveling seats? Movies projected across the windshield? Social media feeds on the windows? As driverless car technology develops, companies, design institutes and researchers are asking the question: What does the car of the future look like on the inside? With companies like ... Read More »

Anil Kumble’s Future As Coach Depends On Meeting With Administrators

There are reports of a rift between Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli.© AFP As the deadline for application for the post of head coach for the Indian men’s cricket team ended on Wednesday, any prospects of Anil Kumble’s continued association with the team hung on the meeting that he and team captain Virat Kohli is to have with the Chairman ... Read More »

Macron condemns ‘massive’ hacking attack as documents leaked

The campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron says it has been the target of a “massive hacking attack” after a trove of documents was released online. The campaign said that genuine files were mixed up with fake ones in order to confuse people. It said that it was clear the hackers wanted to undermine Mr Macron ahead of Sunday’s ... Read More »

Tamo Racemo revealed as new Mazda MX-5 rival

The Tamo Racemo is a new sports car that arrived in Geneva as a rival to the Mazda MX-5. The model comes from Tata’s sub brand and uses a 190bhp turbocharged petrol engine. Like the MX-5, it has small dimensions and has been designed to offer sporting performance with practical usability. It is capable of accelerating from 0-62mph in 6sec, making it ... Read More »

iPhone 8 Wireless Charging Rumours Fuelled as Apple Joins Wireless Power Consortium

In a fresh development, Apple has joined the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) – an industry group behind wireless charging standards. This move testifies to Apple’s rumoured plans of introducing wireless charging with the iPhone 8 – a feature that has been rumoured several times in the past. Business Insider reports that Apple joined WPC last week, becoming a part of ... Read More »