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Britain launches new project to test Driverless Cars

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A driverless vehicle, known as a Meridian shuttle, is seen in central London on February 11, 2015. Britain has launched a multi-million-pound project to develop the technology of driverless cars, giving the green light to the testing of the futuristic vehicles on public roads. UK officials told AFP on Wednesday that driverless cars would improve road safety and create jobs for Britons in the sector.... 

Nearly all cars produced in 2015 collect private data about drivers

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Almost all automobiles sold today contain systems that can potentially be compromised by hackers, a United States Senator warns, but automakers appear largely unaware of the implications, according to his report. Sen. Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts) is calling on the world’s automobile makers to implement mandatory safeguards after his congressional inquiry revealed a widespread absence of security... 

UK road fatalities rise after traffic cop jobs slashing

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Road deaths have continued to surge for a third consecutive quarter, new figures are anticipated to show, after a significant number of traffic patrols have been eliminated from Britain’s road system. The Department for Transport on Thursday is expected to confirm an alarming trend among those killed or seriously injured (KSI) in automobile accidents. In the first six months of 2014, the percentage... 

UK Government Announces Plan to Remotely Control Vehicles

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State to seize control of cars via wi-fi sensors to reduce “traffic congestion” & global warming. The UK government today announced a plan to remotely control vehicles on roads using wi-fi technology in order to reduce traffic and offset global warming, the latest manifestation of the ‘Internet of Things’ that will stir up concern amongst privacy advocates. A report released today... 

China to start exporting domestically-made Volvo cars to US

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A Volvo manufacturing plant in Chengdu, China. China is to start exporting domestically-manufactured Volvo sedans to the United States for the first time ever, the company has announced. Volvo Car Group’s president and chief executive officer, Hakan Samuelson, made the announcement at the Detroit auto show on Monday. Samuelson said the shipping of a new S60 model, manufactured in China, to the US... 

Russia bans transsexuals, gamblers, thieves and other "mental disorders" from driving cars

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Russia has banned transsexual and transgender people from driving as they are deemed to have mental disorders which make them more likely to crash. Also on the list of those prohibited from obtaining licences are exhibitionists, fetishists and voyeurs, with the government claiming it is tightening up controls to cut the number of accidents on the roads. The shocking announcement follows international... 

German firms hurting over Russia bans

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The picture shows Opel’s production plant in Ruesselsheim, Germany. A new poll shows German firms doing business in Russia are suffering from the Western sanctions against Moscow, with hundreds of the companies suspending or cancelling projects. The survey published on Friday by the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce showed 58 percent of the German firms polled said they had been affected by... 

Fiat Chrysler recalls thousands of trucks over technical issue

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A Dodge Dakota made by Fiat Chrysler is seen in the photo. The seventh-largest automaker in the world, Fiat Chrysler, has recalled thousands of pickups due to a technical problem. The automaker says approximately 67,000 model year 2006 and 2007 pickups are recalled because of the problem with a wire in the clutch ignition interlock switch. The trucks are Dodge Dakota, Dodge Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, and... 

Google’s self-drive cars to hit streets in 2015

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Google’s famed self-drive car is ready to go. The first fully-functioning automated vehicles will be seen on Californian roads starting 2015. “Today we’re unwrapping the best holiday gift we could’ve imagined: the first real build of our self-driving vehicle prototype,” the search engine giant said on its website on Monday. Initially, the world got to see a different car, with co-founder... 

Saudi activists set to defy no-women driving law

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Activists in Saudi Arabia are set to defy a no-women driving law by getting behind the wheel amid warnings of punishment by officials. Saudi activists are encouraging women to drive themselves in public on Sunday on the anniversary of an October 26 campaign last year by female drivers in defiance of a driving ban in the kingdom. In recent weeks, campaigners have been pushing on social media for women... 

GM's new 2015 Chevrolet Corvette spy car illegal in many states

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General Motors is scrambling to prevent owners of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette from breaking the law with the car’s high-tech recording device. Apparently, the company never got the memo that secret recordings are illegal in many states. One of the new features of GM’s sports car is a part of the Performance Data Recorder called “Valet Mode.” The high-tech equipment allows ‘Vette owners to... 

New Car Exhaust Attachment Eliminates Emissions to Zero, No More Taxes?

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The carbon dioxide from car exhausts is one of the biggest contributors to air pollution, which allegedly also leads to the greenhouse effect and contributes to the so-called global warming hoax… even though it has been proven real scientists (instead of “specialists” such as Al Gore) that the one and only who dictates the temperatures on Earth is the Sun and only the Sun. CO2tube... 

Argentina workers burn US flags after auto parts maker fires 300 workers

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Workers laid off by an American auto parts company in Argentina have burnt US flags during a protest march on Washington’s embassy in the country’s capital, Buenos Aires. The Wednesday evening protest rally was triggered by job losses at a manufacturing plant run by US auto parts maker Lear as the Argentine automotive industry reels from an ailing economy. Hundreds of Argentinean workers, many... 

DS brand's split from Citroen confirmed

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The Divine DS previewed the decision to remove Citroën badging from future DS models. Premium brand will go its own way with next round of new cars. Citroën has confirmed that its DS brand is to be separated from its parent for good, which means future European-market DS models won’t feature any Citroën badging. According to the company, Citroëns will be defined by affordability and practicality,... 

China to get electronic vehicle charging network

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A tie-up between electronic car pioneer Tesla Motors and mobile phone company China Unicom is to see the setting up of a charging network for electronic vehicles across the country. Peggy Yang, a spokeswoman for Tesla, which already has 200 dedicated charging outlets across China, said the project eyes setting up of 400 charging points in 120 cities. She said the new plan includes a further 20 supercharging... 
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