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....5bn in a civil case brought by the US government and spending $11bn to buy back cars and offer other compensation. Back in Europe, German carmakers VW, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes and BMW face questions over whether they colluded to bring down the cost of components – including some used to control diesel emissions. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Diesel scandal is a risk to German economy, says ministry image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 03:37:43 AM
....5bn in a civil case brought by the US government and spending $11bn to buy back cars and offer other compensation. Back in Europe, German carmakers VW, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes and BMW face questions over whether they colluded to bring down the cost of components – including some used to control diesel emissions. ...
Angela Merkel rival takes aim at German car chiefs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of August 2017 05:02:27 PM
....The crisis in the sector blew up when Volkswagen admitted to cheating USemissions tests almost two years ago. VW, along with German manufacturers BMW, Daimler, Audi and Porsche, are also being investigated by European regulators for alleged anti-competitive collusion. ...
Carmakers accused of 'clutching at straws' over retrofitting polluting diesels image
....Major car makers are being accused of clutching at straws after they agreed to fit software to 5m diesel vehicles in Germany to reduce harmful emissions by up to 30%. VW, Daimler, BMW and Opel made the decision at a summit with leading politicians in Berlin. ...
Petrol and diesel ban: Can we afford the electric car revolution? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . The BMW i3 is slightly more starting at £26,970, while the VW e-Golf costs £32,190 and the upmarket Tesla Model S costs from £71,435, according to figures from CarWow. ...
Carmakers’ electric dreams depend on supplies of rare minerals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of July 2017 03:00:00 PM
.... The government agrees and says it will invest more than £800m in driverless and clean technology, and a further £246m in battery technology research. BMW plans to build a fully electric version of the Mini at Cowley in Oxford from 2019. ...
Elon Musk hands over first Tesla Model 3 electric cars to buyers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of July 2017 04:59:50 AM
.... The 500,000 vehicles Tesla vows to produce next year are nearly six times its 2016 production. Were Tesla to produce, and sell 500,000 cars per year, the company would likely outsell the BMW, Mercedes, or Lexus brands in the United States. ...
Carmakers say fossil-fuel vehicle ban will dent industry and stall sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of July 2017 03:15:14 PM
.... Research by Bloomberg New Energy Finance suggests that will be the decade when there is a tipping point as the total cost of owning an electric car – including refuelling and maintenance, as well as buying the vehicle – becomes cheaper than combustion engine vehicles without subsidies. BMW, which on Tuesday announced it would make its fully electric mini in Oxford, said it was on track to sell 100,000 fully and partially electric vehicles around the world this year, up from 62,000 in 2016. ...
BMW pledges to build new e-Mini at UK car plant image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 01:14:23 PM
....A fully electric version of the Mini is to be built in the UK, giving a huge boost to the British car industry and relief to the government as it pursues an exit from the European Union. The move ends worries the new model could be made overseas after a warning in February from German owner BMW that it may look outside the UK because of the uncertainties caused by Brexit. ...
VW calls crisis meeting to discuss EU cartel inquiry, source says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of July 2017 01:46:00 PM
....The European commission said on Saturday antitrust regulators were investigating a possible German automotive industry cartel after a tipoff. At issue is whether VW, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes and BMW used German car industry committees to discuss pricing of components and technologies and whether such talks constituted anticompetitive behaviour. ...
Is a car maker about to save the planet? | Zoe Williams image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of July 2017 05:00:05 AM
.... Volvo will shunt progress forward worldwide on genuinely high-speed charging points, as well as battery production and research and development into battery storage. Perhaps the greater impact still will be on other car manufacturers: those which have an electric vehicle (EV) model – such as Nissan with its Leaf, BMW with the quirky i3, Hyundai and the delightful Ioniq – will look altogether less weird. ...
Bank of England: pay figures will fuel raging interest rate debate image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of July 2017 09:10:15 AM
.... An initial 75 stations are due to be operational by the end of the year. Some sites will be exclusively for black cabs but others will be open to owners of other electric vehicles, such as Teslas and electric BMWs. ...
One by one, Brexit’s ‘salvations’ are seen to be illusory | Nick Cohen image
.... English nationalists invoked its name as if it were a spell that could protect the nation from hard times and harder questions. From Boris Johnson and Michael Gove in the Leave campaign, through to Iain Duncan Smith and David Davis today, they convinced 17 million or so voters that BMW would ensure we could have our cake and eat it too. ...
All Volvo cars to be electric or hybrid from 2019 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 09:25:25 AM
....The pricing of those models suggests drivers will pay a premium for future Volvo cars – the basic plug-in hybrid version of its XC90 SUV crossover costs £61,650, £13,250 more than the basic diesel edition. Several of the major carmakers, including Renault-Nissan, BMW and VW, have declared ambitious plans for electric cars, supported with grants by governments, which see them as a key way of tackling air pollution and climate change. ...
Exporters are wise to start preparing for a hard Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of June 2017 04:05:04 PM
....Davis was always kidding himself as he toured Europe before the talks, telling local politicians that they were powerless to prevent Britain extracting a beneficial trade deal because they were in hock to big business. If Bavarian politicians were being dictated to, it was not by BMW, it was by the Brussels elite. ...
Latest diesel car models remain highly polluting, tests show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of June 2017 10:33:14 AM
....The government has indicated that any charging plans would exempt cars meeting the latest Euro 6 standard. But while some new Euro 6 diesel cars, for example the BMW 5 Series, meet the official limit when on the road, others pump out far more pollution, with the Nissan Qashqai, for example, emitting 18 times the official limit. ...
Should you join the charge and buy an electric car? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of June 2017 06:00:30 AM
....For the best all-round package the Nissan Leaf is hard to beat, says Shufflebotham. The BMW i3 is another to consider but is significantly more expensive – on lease from £346 a month for four years with £2,076 up front. ...
Sir John Hegarty: Einstein didn't have a brainstorm session image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 06:00:19 AM
.... He sees parallels between brainstorming and communism. “Germany got the BMW, while East Germany got brainstorm sessions and the Trabant. ...
Apple chief: driverless car venture is ‘the mother of all AI projects’ image
....”. Referring to reports that Apple had attempted to form alliances with two German carmakers, Hodgson added: “In addition, previous talks with BMW and Daimler allegedly broke down over data protection and control. ...
UK car production fall blamed on late Easter image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 07:27:24 AM
....However, the near-20% drop in new car registrations was blamed by the SMMT on consumers bringing forward purchases to March to avoid a rise in Vehicle Excise Duty. As well as the later Easter, the industry's output in April was also affected by strikes at three BMW plants in the UK in a row over pensions. ...
'Nothing we could do' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 11:00:17 PM
.... Now almost every single carmaker in the world is present in Mexico," Mr Heath says. It is not just Nafta that has attracted companies such as BMW, Nissan and General Motors. ...
Charging ahead: Welsh battery scheme may aid growth of green energy image
....The Upper Afan Valley near Swansea is already home to the biggest windfarm in England and Wales, but in July work will begin there on one of the UK’s largest battery storage schemes. Built by Swedish energy company Vattenfall, the facility will involve six shipping containers stuffed with lithium-ion batteries made by BMW’s electric car division. ...
Unite suspends planned BMW strikes after new offer image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 04:06:09 PM
. Planned strikes at BMW car plants have been suspended while members consider a deal. ...
Cloned cars sold in Greater Manchester eBay scam image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 07:35:57 AM
....". Another victim, Gordon Alexander, from Forfar in Angus, bought a cloned BMW for £18,300 in January. ...
TfL to spend £18m on preparing London for new electric black cabs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 04:24:18 PM
....An initial 75 fast chargers are due to be operational by the end of the year. While some of the sites will be exclusively for black cabs, the network will also be open to the increasing number of owners of Teslas, Nissan Leafs and electric BMWs in London. ...
BMW profits boosted by Intel map investment image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 12:56:17 PM
. BMW's first quarter profits rose more than expected after the value of its stake in the mapping service Here was boosted by an investment by Intel. ...
BMW strike halts Mini car production image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 09:08:17 AM
. Workers at three BMW plants in the UK are staging a one-day strike in a row over pensions. ...
Speedboat among £5.1m of assets seized in tax fraud investigation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 06:53:57 PM
.... A 46-year-old woman from Macclesfield was arrested during the raid, and a warrant has been issued for the arrest of a 51-year-old Dutch man in connection with allegations of money laundering and multimillion-pound tax avoidance. The authorities seized a Bentley, a Jaguar and a BMW, as well as a speedboat, cash, computers and two villas in the Netherlands. ...
BMW strikes set to disrupt Mini and Rolls-Royce production image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 11:24:39 AM
. Workers at BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars are to hold a series of 24-hour strikes at factories across the UK in a dispute about pensions. ...
BMW workers to stage first UK strikes over pensions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 10:37:44 AM
. Workers at BMW's UK plants are taking strike action over plans to close the company's final salary pension scheme. ...
Tesla charges ahead to overtake Ford in market value image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 01:31:56 PM
....“One of the big risks that Tesla will face is increased competition. Everyone from General Motors with the Chevrolet Bolt to BMW and Mercedes are being aggressive on electric cars. ...
Tesla's market value overtakes Ford image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 09:20:03 PM
.... Now people want a Tesla. It has usurped BMW as an aspirational car," said Ben Kallo, energy technology analyst at Robert W Baird. ...
The lost generation: ‘I’m 30-something and still depressed and broke’ image
.... After she gives me the £2,000 I feel guilty, but less so when I interrogate her finances. It turns out she has thousands of pounds of savings (including redundancy money from being laid off by Northern Rock); she works part-time at a Marks & Spencer; she gets a state pension (she’s 66 years old); she gets a final salary pension; she gets a winter fuel payment (£200); and she gets a free bus pass, which she doesn’t use as she’s got a BMW. ...
UK BMW workers back strike over pensions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 03:35:54 PM
. UK workers at BMW have voted overwhelmingly to go on strike in a dispute over pensions, the Unite union has announced. ...
Trump is wrong to criticise Germany over trade – he should look closer to home image
.... In 2010, Germany’s government had to support its banks with €280bn, by establishing two bad banks to take over these problematic financial products. Viewed from this perspective, a large number of the many Porsches, Mercedes, and BMWs delivered to America have never been paid for at all. ...
China's Tencent buys 5% stake in Tesla image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 02:30:31 PM
....Mr Musk has said he sees Tencent as an "adviser" as well as an investor, and the Chinese giant should have plenty of insight having already invested in businesses that are focusing on the future of transport. As well as being an early backer of NextEV, it owns a slice of Didi Chuxing, the Chinese ride-sharing giant that effectively muscled Uber out of the market, as well as a stake in HERE, the German consortium owned by BMW, Audi and Daimler. ...
Hard Brexit 'could increase cost of making a car in UK by £2,400' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 06:34:46 PM
.... There are fears that General Motors’ Vauxhall plants at Ellesmere Port, Merseyside, and Luton, Bedfordshire, could be downsized or even closed after the business was bought by Peugeot. BMW has also warned it could make the new electric Mini in Germany rather than its factory in Oxford. ...
Toyota invests £240m in Derbyshire plant – but warns over Brexit tariffs image
....However, there are concerns that General Motors’ Vauxhall plants at Ellesmere Port, Merseyside, and Luton, Bedfordshire, could be downsized or even closed after the business was bought by Peugeot. BMW has also warned it could make the new electric Mini in Germany rather than its factory in Oxford. ...
Toyota to invest £240m in UK plant at Burnaston image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 09:39:48 AM
....The general secretary of the Unite union, Len McCluskey, said Toyota workers "need to know that the government has their back and will do whatever is necessary to ensure new models and new investment keeps coming to Britain". "With discussions set to start on the replacement of models such as Vauxhall's Astra and decisions due on BMW's electric Mini, it is vital that ministers calm nerves by stating they will secure tariff-free access to the European single market and customs union in Brexit negotiations. ...
Intel buys driverless car technology firm Mobileye image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 12:09:06 PM
....54 a share in cash for the Israeli company, which develops "autonomous driving" systems. Mobileye and Intel are already working together, along with German carmaker BMW, to put 40 test vehicles on the road in the second half of this year. ...
Brexit and Bochum haunt Vauxhall in the new battle for Ellesmere Port image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 04:00:38 PM
.... “For the future of those employees and for customers in the UK, a zero-tariff environment is really, really important,” Farley said. Britain’s car industry is dominated by continental (Volkswagen and BMW), American (Ford and GM) and Japanese (Nissan and Toyota) manufacturing groups whose main export market is the EU. ...
Electric Mini decision due later this year image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 12:43:00 PM
. The head of BMW in the UK says a decision on whether the electric Mini will be produced in the UK or elsewhere will be made in a few months' time. ...
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A Mini part's incredible journey shows how Brexit will hit the UK car industry image
. If there is just one anecdote that succinctly sums up the problems that Brexit and the threat of tariffs pose to the UK car industry, it is this: the story behind the crankshaft used in the BMW Mini, which crosses the Channel three times in a 2,000-mile journey before the finished car rolls off the production line. ...
'You weren’t scared?': Nissan takes us for a ride in the Leaf driverless car image
....More than 90% of car accidents are caused by their human drivers, several of whom in Beckton seemed thrown by a car scrupulously observing speed limits, traffic signs and red lights. Iijima had to grab the wheel again as the Leaf was cut up by a BMW, and once more as a car behind attempted to change lanes at the same time. ...
Dyson shrugs off Brexit fears with massive UK expansion plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 07:19:58 PM
....The expansion plan is a boost for the government amid growing speculation about the future of other key industrial facilities. BMW is considering building its new electric Minis in Germany rather than its factory at Oxford. ...
BMW considers making electric Mini outside UK due to Brexit worries image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 06:21:12 PM
....The new electric Mini could be made in Germany rather than the UK because of the uncertainty caused by Brexit. Most Minis are manufactured at its plant in Oxford, one of the biggest factories in the country, but BMW, the owner of the brand, is considering making the electric version of the car in Germany. ...
Five minute guide to the rising cost of car maintenance image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 19th of February 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... Smaller-engined cars can, for example, also cut your vehicle excise duty, while gas guzzlers are charged more. The rules change from April, but pure electric cars such as the Nissan Leaf, BMW i3 and Renault Zoe will continue to pay no car tax at all. ...
Unite workers at BMW threaten action over plans to shut UK pension scheme image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 07:01:07 AM
. More than 7,000 BMW workers are threatening industrial action over the German carmaker’s plans to shut the final salary pension scheme. ...
'Europe's fate is in our hands': Angela Merkel's defiant reply to Trump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 07:54:18 PM
.... “I’ve spoken today not only with EU foreign ministers but Nato foreign ministers as well and can report that the signals are that there’s been no easing of tensions,” he said. Other senior members of Merkel’s government were quick to defend Germany’s policies after Trump criticised the chancellor’s handling of the refugee crisis and threatened a 35% tariff on BMW cars imported to the US. ...
Twelve things you need to know about driverless cars image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of January 2017 07:30:09 AM
....Today’s AV sector is a crowded space. It’s estimated that at least 33 tech and auto corporations, ranging from Apple to Chinese bus manufacturer Yutong – via the likes of Audi, BMW, Google, Honda, Intel, Tesla, Uber and Volkswagen – are currently developing AV technology. ...
How to break costs: Drive a hard bargain if changing your car image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 15th of January 2017 12:01:00 AM
....This can help to offset many of the initial costs, making a brand-new car more affordable than you think. It analysed the costs for popular new motors the Nissan Qashqai, Volkswagen Golf, BMW 3 Series, Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Astra, and found that in every case fuel, road tax and MOT (not required until the car is three-years old) were all cheaper than they would be for a five-year-old model. ...
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars boss pledges future in UK despite Brexit qualms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 10:29:38 AM
....Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has vowed not to turn its back on the UK amid concerns that firms could shift their headquarters overseas in response to the Brexit vote. The luxury carmaker, which is owned by Germany’s BMW, posted its second-highest annual sales in more than a century, up 6% on last year to 4,011 vehicles. ...
Jaguar Land Rover and Rolls-Royce car sales rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 07:24:06 AM
....Chief executive Dr Ralf Speth said last year that the company wanted to double production from 500,000 to one million cars a year, but that it would depend on government support. Rolls-Royce - which is owned by BMW - has seen record sales in the US, Japan, the UK and Germany. ...
Toyota plans to invest $10bn in US image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 8th of January 2017 10:03:23 PM
....Mr Lentz said the money was going on a new headquarters in Texas and upgrades to existing US car plants. Earlier, BMW told the BBC that it was "absolutely" committed to a new plant in Mexico, despite Mr Trump's opposition to such policies. ...
Global car industry worries about the new warning signs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 8th of January 2017 10:32:43 AM
.... That will shift the balance of power from manufacturers to service providers. ” So BMW has teamed its electric i3 models with the DriveNow car-sharing business and General Motors is partnering with taxi-hailing app Lyft in a driverless trial. ...
CES 2017: Ford sticks to self-driving cars by 2021 pledge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 08:39:41 PM
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'A major bank will fail' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 12:06:14 AM
....While Pokemon Go showed how augmented or mixed reality tech could take the mobile gaming world by storm, 2017 is likely to see more businesses adopting the technology, too. The marketing opportunities are obvious, with companies like BMW linking up with Accenture and Google Tango to create an app that lets customers visualise what various car models would look like in real-world situations. ...
Philip Green, Vibrac and Riverdance: the mystery of Everton’s ‘shadow investor’ image
....The only other name on the charge documents is Fiona McPadden, who is also listed as an accountant and has signed off the loan on behalf of JG Funding. After digging a little deeper, @watchedtoffee claims she is the sister of McMorrow and works at a BMW dealership in Sligo, having married a local builder, Vincent McPadden. ...
Smart gloves, clever belts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 12:18:36 AM
....It is an example of how tech-enhanced humans are fighting back against the seemingly unstoppable rise of the robots. At BMW's spare parts plant in Dingolfing, for example, which employs around 17,500 people, hand-held barcode readers have been replaced by gloves that scan objects when you put your thumb and forefinger together. ...
ECB's quantitative easing programme investing billions in fossil fuels image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 01:36:07 PM
....Purchases are often carried out in line with national priorities. The Bundesbank’s most frequent securities acquisitions were in car industry flagships Daimler and BMW (15 times each), and in VW (7 times). ...
Final salary pension schemes pivot to overseas stock markets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 07:46:12 PM
....5 million for the first time, the PPF said, increasing the number of deferred members with a frozen guaranteed payout. German car giant BMW became the latest firm to propose shutting its final-salary pension schemes when it said in September that it would shift the 5,000 staff at its plants in the UK over to its less generous defined-contribution scheme. ...
The 10 lies ​about Black Friday's consumerist circle of hell image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 07:00:27 AM
.... The great French novelist Marcel Proust, who was a profound influence on the thoughts of Walter Benjamin, saw through that kind of nonsense at the age of 18: “Desire makes all things flourish,” he wrote, “possession withers them. ” True, he was mostly focused on the objects of sexual desire, but his words apply equally to a used BMW X5. ...
Parking bays widened for bigger cars, says NCP image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 11:18:32 AM
....4m) in width. However, the latest models of the Audi Q7, Land Rover Discovery, BMW X5 and the Mercedes GL-Class are all longer than 4. ...
Clock watching image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 12:16:53 AM
....So if a company wants its software developers to up their game, to help improve a product or service, it sends them to Pivotal for an immersive boot camp that typically lasts three months. And with Pivotal's assistance much in demand, its vast client list includes BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Lockheed Martin, NBC, Bloomberg, Orange, eBay, South West Airlines, and Twitter. ...
Volkswagen plans 30,000 job cuts worldwide image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 18th of November 2016 09:39:10 AM
....Prof Stadler said: "It means VW would have to sell 60,000 e-vehicles in China by 2018, and hybrids only represent half a point. Even BMW, one of the pioneers of electronic cars has sold just 1,204 e-vehicles in China in 2016 up to September. ...
Ford to push ahead with Mexico move despite Trump threat image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of November 2016 10:22:17 PM
....Mr Fields said on Tuesday it was moving the Focus to make room for two new products in Michigan. He also expressed support for free trade deals like Nafta, echoing comments from BMW chief executive Harald Krueger last week. ...
Rolls-Royce 'made secret payments' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 31st of October 2016 05:01:05 PM
....The world famous car business of the same name was split from the aero engine company in 1973, after it had been nationalised by the then Conservative government under Ted Heath to stop the company going bust. Since 1998 the Rolls-Royce car brand has been owned by BMW which now makes the cars at Goodwood in Sussex. ...
How a trip to B&Q to buy paint can wreck your car image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of October 2016 06:00:12 AM
. When Kelly and Steve O’Reilly from Fife popped a five-litre can of paint mixed at their local B&Q store into the boot of their new BMW, they had no idea of the destruction it was about to cause. ...
Robot rage image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of October 2016 11:49:10 PM
....Electric car maker Tesla recently declared that all new cars it builds will include the hardware necessary for automated driving in anticipation of its eventual regulatory approval and public acceptance. And Mercedes, Ford, Volvo, BMW, General Motors and others are spending millions on research and development into this area, with Ford stating it will have a commercially-available mass-production car ready by 2021. ...
Self-driving cab in 'prang' in Singapore image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of October 2016 12:22:23 PM
.... Currently the vehicles are not taking paying passengers. Driverless technology is one of the biggest growth areas in the automotive industry and just about every car company is working on driverless technology from Silicon Valley's Tesla to Ford, Volvo, BMW and a number of Chinese car makers. ...
Ex-Tesla rival Fisker rejoins electric car race image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of October 2016 01:24:10 AM
.... . Before starting his first electric car company in California, the Danish designer worked for car firms including Aston Martin and BMW. ...
Formula E: Mercedes takes option to join electric motor series image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of October 2016 11:39:35 AM
....The third Formula E season starts in Hong Kong on 9 October. Ten teams - including car manufacturers Renault, Audi, BMW and Jaguar - currently take part in the series, with two new entries to be allocated for 2018-19 subject to the approval of the International Automobile Federation (FIA). ...
Join a club that can help drive down the cost of car ownership image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of October 2016 05:59:09 AM
....Most of the wave of car clubs are based in London, although bigger cities such as Brighton, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Norwich, York and Edinburgh have also seen growth. Traditional rental companies and manufacturers are getting involved, with Hertz, Enterprise, Ford and BMW recently investing in or acquiring car clubs. ...
Absent brands image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of September 2016 11:51:21 PM
.... . The big motor shows are certainly spectacular - BMW even had an elevated test track running through its stand at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year, for example - but they certainly don't come cheap. ...
BMW to shut final-salary pensions of 5,000 staff in Britain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of September 2016 11:21:08 AM
. German car giant BMW has revealed plans to shut its two final-salary pension schemes for 5,000 staff in Britain – prompting the country’s biggest trade union, Unite, to say it will fight the proposals “by whatever means possible”. ...
Avoid paying a premium for car insurance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of September 2016 06:00:24 AM
....It found that buying cover 30 days in advance could be £103 cheaper than buying the day before (based on a 35-year-old accountant living in south London and driving a 2013 1. 6L BMW 1 Series). ...
Self-driving taxi trial kicks off in Singapore image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of August 2016 04:33:42 AM
.... . And just about every car company is working on driverless technology from Silicon Valley's Tesla to Ford, Volvo, BMW and a number of Chinese car makers. ...

Driver ploughs into parked cars, killing two
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 13th of August 2016 01:22:18 PM
.... . Pictures showed the Volkswagen hatchback had been mangled and a blue BMW 330d and a grey Audi A3 had also been struck. ...
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Boy, 11, hit in face by stray shotgun pellet as he plays with family in east London park
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....The suspect is a black man who was wearing a baseball cap with a light-coloured peak, and a dark top with a white or yellow pattern on the sleeve. Officers also want to trace two cars that were near the scene at the time - a white Seat that is missing its driver's side wing mirror, and a black BMW that is missing its front number plate. ...
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