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3 European automakers build factories in Iran instead of East-EU

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Three automakers from Sweden, Germany and France will resume operations in Iran when a July nuclear accord goes into effect, instead of moving to impoverished East-EU states to support their economy. Iran is also in talks with Italian and Japanese carmakers for cooperation but they still have to reach an agreement, he told reporters on the sidelines of an Iran-Finland trade forum in Tehran on Tuesday. “We... 

Ford Focus car now snitches on its driver after hit-and-run

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Reminding us of the lesson of Dave in “2001: A Space Odyssey”, never trust the onboard computer. A Florida driver got shopped to the police by her own car after she left the scene of an accident in Port Saint Lucie. Cathy Bernstein’s Ford Focus has the sometimes-useful, always-creepy 911 Assist feature which sends the car’s location to authorities and uses your phone to connect... 

Volkswagen Finds New Fuel Consumption Fault

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Volkswagen has uncovered yet another software problem affecting its vehicles’ fuel consumption. Volkswagen has uncovered yet another software problem affecting its vehicles’ fuel consumption, German media reported Thursday, adding to a massive pollution cheating scandal that has engulfed the auto giant. “Volkswagen has new software problems, including one that has a direct impact... 

Four More Carmakers Join Diesel Emissions Row

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Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Mazda and Mitsubishi’s cars are shown to emit significantly more NOx pollution on the road than in regulatory tests. Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Mazda and Mitsubishi have joined the growing list of manufacturers whose diesel cars are known to emit significantly more pollution on the road than in regulatory tests, according to data obtained by the Guardian. In more realistic on-road... 

Elon Musk unveils Tesla Model X, his safest, most feature-packed vehicle yet

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Elon Musk has unveiled his latest auto creation. Tesla appears to finally be staking its claim in the world of fast cars, with a monster electric SUV that is not only the safest ever built, but can do 0 to 60 in just over three seconds. That is without mentioning all the things that make this new line appear as though it’s arrived straight from the future, like the intelligent ‘falcon doors’... 

Brazilian invents Motorbike that Drives 500 kms with just 1 Liter of Water

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A Brazilian man, Ricardo Azevedo from Sao Paulo, has shown off his wonder bike to the world. The magic machine can travel up to 500 kilometers on a liter of water. The so-called “T Power H20” vehicle is powered by water and an external car battery to produce electricity and split the hydrogen from the water molecules. As a result, combustion is created giving the motorbike the impetus to move. In... 

Chrysler recalls 1.4 million vehicles amid hacking fears

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Giant car maker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has recalled some 1.4 million vehicles amid concerns about a flaw that could expose them to hacking attacks. The US-Italian company made the announcement on Friday, less than a week after hackers demonstrated that they can easily take over the systems of vehicles made by the world’s seventh-largest car manufacturer. The safety recall was issued after... 

Opel recalls more than 47,000 to fix glitch

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The German-based vehicle manufacturing company, Opel, has recalled more than 47,000 of its family-sized cars. On Thursday, Opel cited making repairs to the electrically-operated hatchback doors of the Insignia vehicle as the reason for the recall. Opel said in a statement that the flaw can lead to the door suddenly falling shut. The recall affects models from 2009 to 2015. The Insignia, available... 

Robot kills a man at Volkswagen plant

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A machine on an assembly line grabbed a worker and thrust him against a metal slab, causing lethal injuries. The tragedy occurred at a plant belonging to German automaker Volkswagen (VW) in Baunatal, on Monday. A 21 year old man, who is not an employee of the plant, was assembling the robot for a new motor production line, according to the Local.de. His Meissen-based company had built the machine... 

German heavy truck maker to lay off 1,800 employees by 2017

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A truck manufactured by Germany’s MAN SE. The company has decided to lay off 1,800 jobs. Germany’s MAN SE has decided to lay off as many as 1,800 jobs in the next two years as part of its cost-cutting policies. The respected truck maker said in a statement that it plans to “realign” some its divisions in Germany, Austria and Poland “avoiding duplication of work … streamlining its indirect... 

Cars Software belongs to us, even if you Buy this Car - General Motors

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Senator Ron Wyden and Rep. Jared Polis discovered that Section 1201 of DMCA’s broken anti circumvention laws. Last week they introduced a bill to fix this part of the DMCA. Thanks to DMCA 1201, John Deer claims it still owns the tractor you thought you bought it from it, instead, John Deer claims you’re really just licensing that tractor: In the absence of an express written license in... 

Ford dismisses 700 workers, no one buys cars

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US car maker Ford is cutting 700 jobs at its Michigan plant to compensate for declining of sales. It was said in the statement of the carmaker issued on Thursday. First 200 workers will fired in June at the Michigan Assembly Plant, in the Detroit suburb of Wayne, other 200 at the end of July and the remainder at the end of September. Low gasoline prices have hurt the sales of the plant, which produces... 

Slovak company hopes to bring Flying Cars to the market by 2017

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Slovak company AeroMobil has been developing a futuristic vision of real flying cars. Now, for the first time, its CEO put a proper timeline on the idea: the expensive toys are to hit the super-rich market by 2017, but quickly improve on specs and price. The company itself has been around for five years, and past prototypes have existed, all getting ever closer to the technological requirements.... 

Tesla CEO Elon Musk wants Human Drivers Banned

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Whether taking a car for a spin on a Sunday or focusing on getting from A to B after a stressful day, driving can be fun and therapeutic. But Tesla CEO Elon Musk believes humans could be banned from driving in years to come and all cars will, instead, be controlled by robots. The entrepreneur claims that computers will one day do a much better job of driving and that humans are simply ‘too dangerous’... 

Tesla batteries to power entire homes out soon - Elon Musk

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Tesla Motors says its ambitious plan to produce battery packs strong enough to power houses will be reality within six months. The promise comes as the company revealed lower-than-expected sales figures for Model S vehicles. “We are going to unveil the Tesla home battery, the consumer battery that would be for use in people’s houses or businesses fairly soon,” company’s CEO Elon Musk said... 
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