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BMW flew its autonomous concept car on a cargo plane around the world

As I approached San Francisco International Airport, my expectations for BMW’s new concept car were as big as the looming Boeing 777F Lufthansa cargo jet waiting for me. https://www.facebook.com/v2.8/plugins/quote.php?app_id=122071082108&channel=https%3A%2F%2Fstaticxx.facebook.com%2Fconnect%2Fxd_arbiter%2Fr%2Fmp2v3DK3INU.js%3Fversion%3D42%23cb%3Df1a941a742a434%26domain%3Dmashable.com%26origin%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fmashable.com%252Fffe981ad81485c%26relation%3Dparent.parent&container_width=949&href=https%3A%2F%2Fmashable.com%2Farticle%2Fbmw-vision-inext-autonomous-electric-car%2F%23YneNFcUVSuqh&locale=en_US&sdk=joey I had surrendered my cellphone and everything in my purse but my drivers license to see BMW’s iNext vehicle. Its tour started in Munich a few days earlier; it came to the Bay ... Read More »

A year after GST rollout, used car sales rebound in Q1 on lower base

The pre-owned car market has been subdued since November 2016, when the government demonetized high-value notes. Photo: Shankar Mourya/HT New Delhi: A year after implementation of the nationwide goods and services tax (GST), the organized used or pre-owned car sales market has started to recover albeit at a slow pace as the taxes imposed on such vehicles are still higher compared ... Read More »

Goodwood turns up the heat on traditional auto shows

Visitors to the Goodwood Festival of Speed will get to see and hear the new Aston Martin DBS Superleggera in action this week. On the face of it, the Goodwood Festival of Speed is a small specialist show held in a rural corner of southern England. In reality, this motorsport-themed event is attracting global manufacturers by offering far more than ... Read More »

10 TIMELESS cars we want back on the road: Maruti Zen to Mahindra Classic

There are some cars that leave a lasting impression on not just their buyers but also on every car aficionado worth his salt. These are the cars that you want to see on the road forever. While the production of these cars has stopped, you want them to return. True, one can always buy these cars from the used car ... Read More »

Car review: Volvo XC40; the small SUV that’s big on innovation

Scenario 1: If your vehicle accidentally drifts out of its lane, the steering wheel sends a signal to alert you. Scenario 1: If your vehicle accidentally drifts out of its lane, the steering wheel sends a signal to alert you. If you don’t react, a technology called Lane Keeping Aid automatically steers it back into its lane. Scenario 2: If you’re approaching ... Read More »

Court Rules Life Time Tax For New Cars To Be Paid Only On Invoice Value

Life time tax can only be calculated on invoice value Highlights Hyderabad High Court rules on life time tax on new cars Lifetime tax to be calculated on invoice value, not ex-showroom prices Dealers are free to give discounts to customers on new cars The Hyderabad High Court has ruled that life time tax collected by the government can be ... Read More »

Limited Edition Datsun GO Flash Goes On Sale In South Africa

Adding some freshness to the entry-level hatchback, Japanese brand Datsun has launched the GO ‘Flash’ Limited Edition models in South Africa sporting cosmetic upgrades and new features. The Datsun GO Flash edition is priced at 135,900 South African rand (around ₹ 7.25 lakh), and is priced at a premium of 3,000 South African rand (around ₹ 16,000) over the standard ... Read More »

Tata’s BIG March discounts on cars from Tiago to Hexa

Now that we are well into the last month of the current financial year, many car manufacturers in India have started offering attractive discounts and offers on almost all of their products. This is being done in order to get rid of the old inventory before the advent of the next fiscal. We have already told you about the discounts available on ... Read More »

Volkswagen Under Fire For Diesel Tests On Monkeys, Humans

Volkswagen’s “dieselgate” scandal saw it admit in 2015 to manipulating 11 million cars FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY: The world’s biggest carmaker Volkswagen faced fresh scrutiny Monday over reports it helped finance experiments that saw monkeys and humans breathe car exhaust fumes. VW “distances itself clearly from all forms of animal abuse,” the group said in a statement Saturday, after the ... Read More »

400 Deaths A Day On India’s Roads. So Just How Safe Is Your Car?

The non-profit Global NCAP has over the years given zero star rating to many small vehicles sold in India In India, more than 150,000 people are killed each year in traffic accidents. That’s about 400 fatalities a day and far higher than developed auto markets like the U.S., which in 2016 logged about 40,000. Now, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government ... Read More »