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Mercedes-Benz set to offer level 3 ‘hands-free driving service’ in US

Published on Sep 27, 2023 06:16 PM IST

Mercedes-Benz is the first to win approval for SAE Level 3 autonomous driving in the US, beating Tesla in the race to sell autonomous driving.

Level 3, by contrast,?allows the person in the driver’s?seat to sit back and watch videos, send?and return emails, text, read a book, and otherwise?disengage from the act of driving on highways at speeds up to 40 mph. (Representational Image)(AP)
Bloomberg | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Japanese automakers to benefit as Detroit strike hampers US competitors

Japanese automakers are set to be a major beneficiary of Detroit strike with their US competitors likely to get bogged down in negotiations that hurt sales.

Members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 230 and their supporters walk the picket line in front of the Chrysler Corporate Parts Division in Ontario, California.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 27, 2023 09:27 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

Elon Musk says auto union's demands could bankrupt Detroit automakers

Tesla CEO Elon Musk criticises the United Auto Workers (UAW) and warns that their demands could bankrupt GM, Ford, and Chrysler.

Elon Musk is CEO of Tesla.(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 27, 2023 08:45 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

Looking for a fuel-efficient hatchback? Check Maruti Suzuki Celerio

Maruti Suzuki Celerio: Features include 7-inch display, 12 safety features, and attractive design.

Maruti Suzuki Celerio ex-showroom price is <span class='webrupee'>?</span>5.37 lakh.(Maruti Suzuki )
Published on Sep 26, 2023 05:29 PM IST

How EU probe into Chinese EV subsidies putting German luxury carmakers at risk

Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Porsche are at greatest risk of taking a big hit should the EU-China trade dispute escalate, experts say.

A Porsche Mission X electric concept sports car manufactured by German car maker Porsche is displayed during the International Motor Show IAA in Munich, southern Germany, on September 6.(AFP)
Published on Sep 26, 2023 10:43 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

BMW to launch iX1 electric SUV in India on September 28

The car will be BMW's fourth EV offering – and the second e-SUV (after iX) – in the country.

BMW IX1 e-SUV (Image courtesy: BMW)
Published on Sep 26, 2023 03:24 AM IST
By, New Delhi

US Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez considers trading in Tesla for a union-made EV

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may be trading in her Tesla for a union-made electric vehicle.

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y) speaks at a rally to end the use of fossil fuels, in New York, Sept. 17.(AP)
Updated on Sep 25, 2023 03:12 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

How refrigerated trucks are key to this Singapore startup's entry into China

The cold-chain logistics market is dominated by IC vehicles, partly because refrigerating the cargo consumes so much of the power from the battery.

Refrigerated trucks may give Singapore startup edge into China EV market. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Sep 25, 2023 11:35 AM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

Yamaha showcases India-bound R3, MT-03 bikes; launch in December

The motorcycles were unveiled on Sunday, on the sidelines of the country's maiden MotoGP race, at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in Greater Noida.

Yamaha R3 (Image courtesy: Yamaha)
Published on Sep 25, 2023 03:24 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Tata Motors inaugurates registered vehicle scrapping facility in Surat

Named Re.Wi.Re – Recycle with Respect,' facility uses environmentally-friendly processes and has capacity to disassemble 15,000 end-of-life vehicles per year.

The RVSF is developed and operated by Tata Motors' partner Shree Ambica Auto to scrap end-of-life passenger and commercial vehicles of all brands
Published on Sep 24, 2023 08:55 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Aryan Prakash

Hyundai launches i20 N Line facelift at ?9.99 lakh

The model comes with as many 35 standard safety features, and its price goes up to ?12.32 lakh (ex-showroom).

Hyundai N Line (Image courtesy: Hyundai India)
Published on Sep 24, 2023 02:44 AM IST
By, New Delhi

India's 1st green hydrogen fuel cell public bus to run at Kartavya Path

Union Minister to flag off 1st Green Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus in Delhi. IndianOil conducting trials of 15 fuel cell buses.

IndianOil is conducting operational trials of 15 fuel cell buses powered by green hydrogen.(PIB)
Published on Sep 23, 2023 01:45 PM IST

Up to 1200kms on a single charge! Bestune Xiaoma mini EV starts at ?3.5 lakh

China's FAW is launching the Xiaoma Small Electric under its Bestune brand to compete with the Wuling Hongguang Mini EV.

 Xiaoma Small Electric car(Live Hindustan)
Published on Sep 23, 2023 11:57 AM IST

Elon Musk's Tesla proposes building battery storage factory in India: Report

Tesla plans to manufacture and sell battery storage systems in India. It has submitted a proposal and has been in talks with officials for several weeks.

The Tesla Energy Powerwall Home Battery (REUTERS)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 12:38 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

For faster deliveries of Seltos, Kia adds 2 new variants to SUV

The GTX+ (S) and X-Line (S) trims are priced at ?19.40 lakh (ex-showroom) and ?19.60 lakh (ex-showroom) respectively, and come with Level 2 ADAS.

The all-new X-Line S variant of Seltos (Image courtesy: Kia Motors)
Published on Sep 21, 2023 11:25 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Volkswagen debuts 2023 Tiguan SUV, official launch by year-end

This is the third generation model of the German automaker's popular SUV.

The 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV (Image courtesy: Volkswagen)
Published on Sep 20, 2023 01:19 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Honda introduces Motocompacto e-scooter that folds into a carrying case

The Motocompacto will go on sales starting November at a price of $995 (approx. ?82,915).

The Monocompacto e-scooter (Image courtesy: Honda)
Published on Sep 19, 2023 12:20 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Tesla, Saudi Arabia in early talks for EV factory? CEO Elon Musk says…

Saudi Arabia in talks with Tesla to set up manufacturing facility; Turkey and Israel also express interest.

Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla.(Bloomberg)
Published on Sep 18, 2023 05:31 PM IST
Reuters | | Edited by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

Jeep finalising EV strategy for India, eyes 90% localisation for Compass SUV

Jeep India currently has four products in its portfolio -- Compass, Meridian, Wrangler and Grand Cherokee.

Jeep India said that the company is aiming for over 90 per cent localisation in its compact SUV Jeep Compass over the next three years
Published on Sep 18, 2023 12:46 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Aryan Prakash

Jaguar Land Rover says it is closely monitoring demand for battery EVs in India

Globally, JLR will open bookings for the new Range Rover BEV by end of this year, built upon the success of existing modular longitudinal architecture.

The company currently sells just one electric model -- Jaguar I-Pace -- in the country(Reuters file)
Published on Sep 17, 2023 04:31 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Aryan Prakash

Jeep Compass SUV's facelift version launched. Check price, specifications

The Compass SUV is available with a 4X2 variant and the Black Shark edition with an automatic gearbox

The Jeep Compass 2WD Red Black Edition SUV is powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine mated with a nine-speed automatic gearbox(HT Auto)
Published on Sep 17, 2023 02:35 PM IST

Aprilia RS 457 sportsbike will be launched in India on this date

Aprilia ?457 has been co-developed by manufacturer teams in India and Italy.

The Aprilia RS 457 packs 47 bhp from its 457 cc parallel-twin, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valve motor with a 270-degree firing order
Published on Sep 17, 2023 12:13 PM IST

Toyota hopes for best-ever annual sales in India with Suzuki partnership

Toyota's partnership with Suzuki has helped drive record sales in India, with affordable models attracting new buyers, a senior executive.

Maruti Suzuki and Toyota Motor Corp
Published on Sep 16, 2023 06:00 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

13,000 workers go on strike at major US auto makers. What's at stake?

It could also make the union’s $825 million strike fund last much longer. Both sides began exchanging wage and benefit proposals last week.

Blue Cross Blue Shield employees show their support to members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) union as they march through the streets of downtown Detroit following a rally on the first day of the UAW strike in Detroit, Michigan, on September 15, 2023.(AFP)
Published on Sep 16, 2023 10:28 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Aryan Prakash

Citroen launches C3 Aircross in India at ?9.99 lakh, deliveries from Oct 15

The French carmaker also opened pre-bookings for the SUV.

The Citroen C3 Aircross.
Published on Sep 15, 2023 06:01 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Mercedes-Benz launches EQE luxury electric SUV in India at ?1.39 crore

The car will be offered as a single variant, with the company also giving a 10-year warranty on the battery.

Mercedes EQE is the electric equivalent of the GLE SUV and is offered in the single-spec EQE 500 4MATIC variant priced at <span class='webrupee'>?</span>1.39 crore (ex-showroom, India).
Published on Sep 15, 2023 02:41 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Tata Nexon facelift launched at ?8.1 lakh. Check details

The pre-bookings for the model are already available, having opened on September 4.

Tata Nexon SUV facelift
Published on Sep 14, 2023 01:50 PM IST
By, New Delhi

These 25 car brands rated ‘terrible’ at privacy. Details

A Mozilla Foundation report rated Elon Musk's Tesla as ‘worst’, while French automaker Renault was the best among the reviewed brands.

A Tesla logo on a Model S is photographed inside of a Tesla dealership. (REUTERS/Used only for representation)
Published on Sep 14, 2023 10:54 AM IST
By, New Delhi

‘No need’ to make 6-airbag rule mandatory for cars, says Nitin Gadkari

People themselves have become ‘cautious’ regarding road safety, the Union transport said.

Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari (PTI File Photo)
Published on Sep 13, 2023 04:01 PM IST
By, New Delhi

M Sport Signature variant of BMW 6 Series Gran Tourismo launched in India

The model has been priced at ?75.90 lakh (ex-showroom) and is powered by a lone petrol engine.

The BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo M Sport Signature (Image courtesy: BMW)
Published on Sep 13, 2023 01:11 PM IST
By, New Delhi
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