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BMW , Intel plan robot car production


BBC Online BMW, Intel and computer vision firm Mobileye have signed a deal to develop autonomous vehicles. The three firms will collaborate on the systems needed to make cars that can navigate without any help from a human driver. The vehicles will be capable of driving safely along major roads as well as in suburban and inner city areas. BMW ... Read More »

Toyota recalls 1.43 m hybrids worldwide for air bag issue


Toyota Motor Corp said late on Tuesday it is recalling 1.43 million hybrid Prius and Lexus CT200h cars worldwide because of a possible airbag inflator defect, reports BBC online  The recall covers 2010-2012 vehicles with air bag inflators that could have a small crack in a weld, which could lead to the separation of the inflator chambers. The air bag ... Read More »

UK car industry opposes Brexit

Brexit-pic The UK’s car industry, more leading businessmen, and the chairman of football’s Premier League have backed the campaign to stay in the EU. The car industry’s trade body and company executives warned that leaving would increase costs and threaten jobs, reports the BBC. Premier League chair Richard Scudamore also backed Remain and said the 20 clubs in the top ... Read More »

Nissan recalls 52,000 vehicles for faulty air bags


NEW YORK : Nissan announced Saturday that it is recalling more than 52,000 vehicles for passenger air bags that can explode with too much force and send shards of metal into the passenger compartment. The vehicles have air bag systems made by troubled Japanese supplier Takata Corp. The Nissan recalls are among nearly 8 million others made by 10 automakers, ... Read More »

Toyota raises full-year profit forecast


BBC Online Japan’s biggest car manufacturer, Toyota, has raised its full-year profit forecast by 12.4%, citing a weaker yen and cost cutting efforts. It has also raised its sales forecast for its key market of North America, where it has been enjoying a strong performance. The firm said net profit may reach as much as 2tn Japanese yen ($17.5bn; £10.96bn) ... Read More »

TATA urged to set up automobile plant in BD

tata Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Thursday appealed to the Indian conglomerate, TATA Motors, to set up a manufacturing plant in Bangladesh. He said, “You should not limit yourself to marketing cars. We want TATA Motors to set up a manufacturing plant here.” The minister was speaking as the chief guest at the launching ceremony of TATA’s Nano cars. TATA’s ... Read More »

Production of India`s once iconic Ambassador car suspended


   New Delhi:The maker of India`s Ambassador car has suspended production, citing debt and lack of demand for the iconic vehicle which came to define the country`s political class, a company official said recently. Hindustan Motors, India`s oldest car maker, shut down its factory recently at Uttarpara in West Bengal state, where it has been making the Ambassador – based ... Read More »

US wins WTO luxury car ruling against China


BBC Online The US has won a World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling against China in a dispute over tariffs on US luxury cars. A WTO panel found no basis for duties that China imposed between 2011 and 2013. The US described it as a “significant victory”. China began tariffs on saloons and off-road vehicles with an engine capacity of 2.5 ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S5 Crystal Edition confirmed for May launch


Samsung is known for launching its flagship Galaxy smartphones in new avatars and variants. Following the tradition, the South Korean giant has confirmed that its flagship Galaxy S5 is coming in a Crystal Edition with Swarovski Crystal. Samsung Mobile Korea has posted a video on YouTube that teases the upcoming Galaxy S5 Crystal Edition smartphone. The video does not reveal ... Read More »

Toyota to recall 6.4 million vehicles


BBC Online Toyota is recalling 6.4 million vehicles globally, including 35,124 in the UK, over five separate issues. Some 3.5 million vehicles are being recalled to replace a spiral cable attached to the driver’s side airbag. It may be damaged when the steering wheel is turned and result in the airbag not being deployed in a crash. Other issues include ... Read More »