Trump 'deeply saddened' by shooting at congressional baseball practice

2017-06-14 22:03

US President Donald Trump voiced sadness after a shooting at a baseball practice in a Washington suburb left a top congressman and several other people wounded.

More than 170 000 Mazdas recalled because seats 'can suddenly change angles'

2017-02-16 08:46

Mazda is recalling about 174 000 small cars in the US because the seats can suddenly change angles, making the cars hard to drive.

Uber CEO challenged for Trump connection after immigrant ban

2017-01-31 08:50

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is facing criticism online for his relationship with President Donald Trump after the administration imposed a temporary ban on travel to the United States from seven majority Muslim countries.

Google's expands Waymo programme with 100 Chryslers

2016-12-20 06:57

Google's self-driving car division Waymo announced it added 100 Chrysler Pacifica minivans to its fleet of self-driving vehicles being tested.

Vehicle-to-vehicle communication to be implemented in the US from 2017

2016-12-14 07:47

The US government is proposing that new cars and light trucks be able to talk wirelessly with each other, traffic lights, and other roadway infrastructure.

Obama says self-driving could save lives

2016-09-20 06:57

President Barack Obama gave an enthusiastic endorsement to self-driving vehicles that, when safe, could prove 'transformative'.

Road rage: Millions of drivers admit to dangerous behaviour

2016-07-14 07:02

A new survey says millions of drivers engaged in extreme behaviour including bumping or ramming a vehicle on purpose or getting out of their cars to confront another driver.

US automakers to fit automatic brakes in cars by 2022

2016-03-18 08:26

US transportation officials and automakers say they've agreed to make automatic braking standard in nearly all cars by 2022.

Emissions scandal: VW chief meets US regulators

2016-01-14 10:51

Volkswagen chief executive Matthias Mueller met with the head of the US Environmental Protection Agency as the company seeks to resolve its pollution cheating woes.

Honda recalls CR-Vs over airbag issue

2015-11-02 12:38

Honda will recall more than 500 of its CR-V SUVs after it emerged a defect in the housing around the airbag inflator could cause it to rupture.


#MotoGP: Marquez tries to continue Americas race perfection

2017-04-21 10:15

Marc Marquez races for his fifth consecutive Moto Grand Prix of the Americas title after crashing out earlier in April at Argentina, where Maverick Vinales padded his season-points lead.

US to speed-up deployment of self-driving cars

2017-02-14 10:15

Two key senators say they're launching a bipartisan effort to help automakers and technology companies speed up the deployment of self-driving cars on the nation's roads.

Official: Trump wants to slash EPA workforce, budget

2017-01-27 14:02

The former head of President Donald Trump's transition team at the Environmental Protection Agency says he expects the new administration to seek significant budget and staff cut.

Who's Waymo? Google renames its self-driving car unit

2016-12-14 07:52

Google's self-driving car unit is being spun off and rebranded as Waymo as it aims "to make it safe and easy for people and things to move around."

Vroom-vroom: Gov't to require hybrid, electric cars to make noise

2016-11-15 13:45

New hybrid and electric cars are required to make noise when traveling at low speeds so that pedestrians, especially those who are blind or have poor eyesight, will hear them coming, under a new rule released on Monday.

F1 sold for $8-billion to Liberty Media

2016-09-08 09:20

Formula 1 entered a new era as US billionaire John Malone's Liberty Media agreed a takeover that values the motorsport at $8-billion and raises questions over the role of its long-time mastermind, Bernie Ecclestone.

Will robot cars drive traffic congestion off a cliff?

2016-05-17 08:31

Self-driving cars are expected to usher in a new era of mobility, safety and convenience, but the problem, according to transportation researchers, is that people will use them too much.

Emissions scandal: US, VW mum on closed-door meeting

2016-01-15 07:55

Volkswagen and the US environmental protection agency are tight-lipped about any progress during a closed-door meeting on the firm's emissions cheating scandal.

Fiat Chrysler hit with R1-billion safety issue fine

2015-12-11 10:28

US transportation safety regulators fined Fiat Chrysler more than R1-billion for failure to inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about safety issues.

Are hands-free gadgets in cars deadly devices?

2015-10-27 08:26

A new study looked at whether products designed for hands-free driving, which aim to cut down on "distracted" motorists driving", could be distractions themselves.

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