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Nokia bets big on connected cars, launches $100mn venture fund

Looking to tap the rapidly growing smart and intelligent automobile market, Finnish telecom giant Nokia today launched a USD 100 million venture fund to invest in auto technology across the globe, including India.

Google claims to have made major progress in self-driving cars

Google has claimed that they have made major progress in teaching and programming their self-driving cars and getting them ready to handle real world risks.

HMSI's CB Shine touches 30 lakh unit sales milestone

The company rolled out the 30th lakh CB Shine from its second plant at Tapukara, Rajasthan.

Soon, Supersonic car that will travel at 1,000mph

Simulations have looked at how the car will cope with the supersonic rolling ground, rotating wheels and resulting shock waves in close proximity to the test surface at the record attempt site in Hakskeen Pan, South Africa. Where, in 2015, it will make high speed test runs of up to 800mph, with the full 1,000mph attempt scheduled for 2016.

''Hybrid vehicles more fuel-efficient in India than US''

In two studies using real-world driving conditions, they found that hybrid cars are significantly more fuel-efficient in India and China than they are in the US.

Now, a two wheeled car-like-motorcycle that can't be toppled

A new car-like-motorcycle has been developed that keeps it balance intact on two wheels.

Honda, Toyota to roll out fuel-cell cars in 2015: Report

Initial prices of these zero-emission vehicles, which cover longer distances than electric cars, will set below 10 million yen.

CCI rejects abuse of dominant position charges against Nissan

The Competition Commission has rejected allegations that auto-maker Nissan Motors India abused its dominant market position with respect to sales and services of its cars in Ludhiana, Punjab.

Toyota Motors to pay US $1.2 billion over safety issues

Toyota Motor Corp will pay a record USD 1.2 billion to resolve a criminal investigation into its handling of consumer complaints over safety issues, the US Justice Department said on Wednesday.

VW to spend over $1 billion on new Polish van factory

Volkswagen will spend nearly 3.4 billion zlotys on a new factory to build the Crafter delivery van in Poland, moving output out of high-cost Germany in the company`s biggest-ever commercial vehicle project.

Honda recalls nearly 900,000 Odyssey vans in US for fire risk

Honda Motor Co is recalling nearly 900,000 Odyssey minivans that could catch fire, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a recall notice posted Friday.

Toyota Kirloskar Motor crosses 1 mn sales mark in India

Car maker Toyota Kirloskar Motor on Thursday crossed the 1 million sales mark in the country.

IBM deploys cloud-based network targeting auto firms in India

Tech giant IBM on Thursday announced it has deployed a business-to-business (B2B) cloud-based network targeting the Indian automotive industry.

Tesla Model S rated best 2014 vehicle to buy

The US consumer shopping guide selected Tesla as the best overall in test performance, reliability and safety as the car made its first appearance on the annual list of top 10 vehicle categories.

Volvo to turn cars into post boxes for online shoppers

Swedish auto maker Volvo said it was developing a system to enable online shopping deliveries direct to customers' cars rather than their homes.

BMW becomes first to install LED headlights in its car

The light can potentially be far more intense, reaching as far as 600 meters or double the range of LEDs.

Toyota recalls 1.9 million Prius cars worldwide

Toyota on Wednesday announced a global recall of 1.9 million of its signature Prius hybrid cars, dealing a blow to a brand favoured by the eco-conscious including Hollywood celebrities.

Auto Expo 2014: Yamaha extends contract with John Abraham for 2 years

John's existing contract is going to expire by March-end.

Dhoni launches Bike Festival of India

Over 120 biking communities from India will participate in this biking extravaganza.

Now, your car can park itself sans you in the driver-seat

French equipment maker Valeo has come up with an interesting innovation that self-parks the car by detecting available space.