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UK new car market starts 2016 on growth

UK new car market starts 2016 on growth

After an all-time high for UK car sales last year, 2016 starts also with a rising trend, according to the latest report from The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders. The UK’s new car market got off to a positive start in January, with registrations climbing 2.9 percent compared with […]

US: Google extends self-driving tests

US: Google extends self-driving tests

Google’s self-driving unit said its autonomous cars would also begin comprehensive tests in Kirkland, Washington, later this month. Alphabet Inc. wants to gather more data for its driverless project, announcing thus it will also deploy its autonomous cars in Kirkland, Washington, the third city where it is testing self-driving vehicles. […]

Toyota considers narrowing down the Prius family

Toyota considers narrowing down the Prius family

The demand for the Prius family is not at Toyota’s desirable levels for the present and the automaker ponders on the idea to shrink the line-up for the US market. Toyota had a daring plan 5 year ago, aiming to push its environmentally friendly Prius to become the best-selling model […]

US: VW submits a fix for the affected V6 diesels

US: VW submits a fix for the affected V6 diesels

The US regulators said Volkswagen has met the deadline to propose a plan to fix the 80,000 3.0-litre diesel cars affected by the emissions scandal. The California Air Resources Board and Environmental Protection Agency said late on Tuesday that Volkswagen submitted a plan to mend the affected 80,000 cars powered […]

Lyft settles California driver lawsuit for $12.25 million

Lyft settles California driver lawsuit for $12.25 million

The ride-hailing service Lyft and its rival Uber agreed to settle a proposed class action lawsuit in California by giving drivers extra benefits, but without classifying them as employees. Drivers of Lyft and of its rival Uber want to be recognized by the ride-hailing services as employees and to be […]

GM sold used cars subject to recalls

GM sold used cars subject to recalls

General Motors and two car dealers settled US claims that they advertised numerous used vehicles without disclosing that certain cars offered for sale were subject to previously announced open recalls for safety issues. General Motors, Jim Koons Management and Lithia Motors Inc. have agreed to settle separate Federal Trade Commission […]

US: New Mexico sues VW over diesel emissions scandal

US: New Mexico sues VW over diesel emissions scandal

The US state of New Mexico filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen AG and its premium divisions over the automaker’s excess diesel emissions that were affecting 11 millions of cars worldwide. After Texas, West Virginia and Harris County, Texas, another US state is filing a complaint against the German automaker over […]