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How GM's Cruise robotaxi tech failures led it to drag pedest...
26 January 2024
SAN FRANCISCO: A General Motors Cruise robotaxi that struck and dragged a pedestrian 6 metres in an October accident made a number of technical errors that exacerbated its failings...
Toyota Motor union demands record 2024 bonuses, says Nikkei
26 January 2024
TOKYO: Toyota Motor Corp's labour union is set to demand its biggest annual bonus on record worth 7.6 months of pay, exceeding the previous high of 7.2 months, in the ongoing 2024 ...
Polestar to cut around 450 jobs globally
26 January 2024
STOCKHOLM: Electric car maker Polestar Automotive Holding plans to cut around 450 jobs globally, or about 15% of its workforce, amid "challenging market conditions", the Swedish co...
Tesla to recall 200,000 vehicles in US to fix rearview glitc...
26 January 2024
WASHINGTON: Tesla is recalling nearly 200,000 Model S, X, and Y vehicles in the US due to a software malfunction that could obstruct drivers' visibility while reversing, the Nation...
Stellantis acquires startup AI tech for in-vehicle software ...
26 January 2024
DETROIT: Stellantis on Wednesday announced it has acquired artificial intelligence and machine learning technology, intellectual property rights and patents from UK-based CloudMade...
Europe may delay ban of new fuel-burning cars, says Porsche
26 January 2024
SINGAPORE: Europe’s plan to phase out the sale of new combustion-engine cars by 2035 could be pushed back, said Porsche AG chief financial officer Lutz Meschke. "There’s a lot o...
Apple still plans to launch an electric car, but not before ...
26 January 2024
SAN FRANCISCO: The legendary Apple car, which has been fuelling fantasies for years, will probably not see the light of day until 2028. Far from its initial ambitions, Apple is ...
Electric Macan: Porsche’s second EV is two years late — and ...
25 January 2024
SINGAPORE: Porsche AG unveiled the electric Macan, its long-delayed first battery-powered sport utility vehicle, just as the EV market shows signs of cooling. Presented today he...
Porsche's first electric SUV: Top 5 highlights
25 January 2024
Exceptional E-Performance: Porsche's new Macan 4 and Macan Turbo boast impressive electric power, with the Macan 4 producing up to 300 kW (408 PS) and the Macan Turbo up to 470 kW ...
Thailand aims for lithium output in two years, boosting EV a...
25 January 2024
BANGKOK: Thailand hopes to start producing lithium from a mine in its southwest in about two years, boosting its ambitions to become a regional electric vehicle (EV) production hub...
Complete public transport overhaul needed
25 January 2024
PETALING JAYA: Increasing bus frequency and the number of bus lanes is a commendable move, but an incomplete strategy will only lead to failure and worsen traffic congestion, say p...
Daihatsu recalls 320,000 cars, extends factory halt
25 January 2024
TOKYO: Daihatsu recalled more than 320,000 vehicles and extended a factory shutdown on Wednesday, deepening troubles sparked by a major safety testing scandal last month. The To...
Ferrari launches racing yacht project to trial new technolog...
25 January 2024
MILAN: Italian supercar maker Ferrari NV is planning to start competing in sailing, building its first racing yacht to be captained by Giovanni Soldini, one of world’s top sailors,...
Malaysia Airlines to introduce luxury private terminal trans...
25 January 2024
SEPANG: Malaysia Airlines will be introducing an exclusive private terminal transfer service for its passengers to travel in premium comfort between the Main Terminal Building and ...
Tech firm and university working on measuring battery health
25 January 2024
LONDON: A British tech company is working with the University of Warwick to develop a way to accurately estimate the remaining useful life (RUL) of electric vehicle (EV) batteries....
Tesla plans to build new electric vehicles in mid-2025
24 January 2024
SAN FRANCISCO/DETROIT: Tesla has told suppliers it wants to start production of a new mass market electric vehicle codenamed "Redwood" in mid-2025, according to four people familia...
Honda Malaysia retains crown in non-national passenger car s...
24 January 2024
PETALING JAYA: Honda Malaysia recorded more than 80,000 units of total sales, achieving its annual sales target for 2023. This enabled Honda Malaysia to retain its top position ...
VW adding ChatGPT to Golf in update for its 50th birthday
24 January 2024
BERLIN: Volkswagen's most successful car is getting a facelift for its 50th birthday, and the eighth generation adds the ability to have general conversations with the car - in add...
Polestar is on a road to nowhere, says Bernstein
24 January 2024
STOCKHOLM: Volvo Car AB and its parent Geely may need to take Polestar Automotive Holding private, according to Bernstein, which sees shares in the struggling electric-car maker de...
254 critical slopes identified
24 January 2024
Contractors reinforcing a slope by the side of a highway in Ampang that was damaged in a landslide. — AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star PETALING JAYA: Some 254 locations nationwide have been ...