Jan 16, 2018

Global carmakers to invest $90bn in electric vehicles

Ford's plan to double its electrified vehicle spending is part of an investment tsunami in batteries and electric cars by global automakers.

Sep 15, 2017

Facebook won't make cars, Sandberg reassures Germany

COO Sheryl Sandberg assures carmakers the social media giant will not compete with them.

Apr 13, 2017

Japan automakers consider robots to help elderly

Automakers look beyond self-driving cars and turn their attention to robots to help keep Japan's rapidly greying society on the move.

Oct 26, 2016

Nissan, Renault open to tech partnerships

The automakers are willing to partner with other companies to equip their vehicles with sophisticated technology.

Oct 25, 2016

Automakers must prioritise cyber security

US regulators believe automakers should make shielding the electronic and computer systems of vehicles from hackers a priority.


Senators, Google urge US self-driving regulations

Members of a US Senate panel and automakers working on self-driving vehicles call for national regulation of the cars.

Jan 15, 2016

Some self-driving car rules may be waived

The US may not enforce some safety rules, as part of an effort to speed up development of self-driving vehicles.

Jan 6, 2016

Automakers, not Silicon Valley, lead in driverless car patents

Japan's Toyota Motor is best positioned to lead the way, according to a new report on patents for the fast-evolving technology.

Oct 30, 2015

Samsung IT arms push into auto tech

The tech giant and group companies try a belated push into the business of supplying technology to carmakers.

Sep 17, 2015

US senators grill automakers on security

Senators Edward Markey and Richard Blumenthal wrote to 18 automakers, asking about efforts taken to protect cars from being hacked.

Jun 24, 2015

Ford steps up self-driving car tech

The US automaker joins other global auto manufacturers in accelerating efforts to roll out self-driving cars.

Feb 9, 2015

Daimler says Google is no automaker

Technology companies are unlikely to become mass car manufacturers although they can disrupt the car industry, says Daimler.

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