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Hertz reached agreements with Uber Technologies and Lyft, the two largest U.S. ride-hailing startups, to supply drivers with vehicles the rental-car company rotates out of its fleet.
30 juin 2016 - 21:39
NHTSA opened a preliminary investigation into 25,000 Tesla cars after a fatal crash in Florida involving a Model S with the "Autopilot" feature engaged, putting new scrutiny on emerging autonomous technology.
30 juin 2016 - 21:39
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened a preliminary investigation into 25,000 Tesla Model S cars after a fatal crash involving a vehicle using the "Autopilot" mode.
30 juin 2016 - 21:15
Maintenance workers at two Toyota assembly plants in Ontario voted against unionization, in a recruiting setback for Unifor, one of Canada's biggest unions.
30 juin 2016 - 18:41
Elio Motors provided a look at its first test vehicle, in what the company calls one of its 'most important milestones' before the planned 2017 launch of its three-wheeled vehicles.
30 juin 2016 - 18:31
Toyota said it is including child-size models for the first time in the latest update of its virtual crash test dummy software, which is sold globally to automakers, suppliers and researchers.
30 juin 2016 - 17:29
U.S. officials warned owners of certain 2001-03 Honda and Acura vehicles to stop driving the cars, citing new data showing the vehicles' Takata airbag inflators have as much as a 50 percent chance of exploding in a crash.
30 juin 2016 - 17:11
A lawyer for Volkswagen AG said the German automaker believes it can fix 85,000 polluting 3.0-liter VW, Audi and Porsche diesel cars and SUVs, a move that could help the company avoid a second pricey buyback.
30 juin 2016 - 15:59
Auto dealers should have a role in educating consumers on properly using potentially life-saving vehicle technology, a National Transportation Safety Board member said.
30 juin 2016 - 11:32
Japanese automakers recalled about 1.3 million cars at home as part of an expanded recall of potentially faulty airbags from Takata, with some planning more recalls overseas that could affect more than 1 million additional cars.
30 juin 2016 - 05:01
A newly released report from AlixPartners forecasts U.S. light-vehicle sales of 17.5 million in 2017 -- down slightly from this year's 17.8 million forecast. The consulting firm expects U.S. sales to bottom out at 15.2 million vehicles in 2019.
29 juin 2016 - 22:30
Robert Cox, an outspoken New York advertising executive who helped Ford embrace the slogan 'Quality is Job 1' in the 1980s and later crafted ad campaigns for Honda and Saturn, has died. He was 78.
29 juin 2016 - 20:18
It is too soon to measure the impact of the British vote to leave the EU on General Motors, but the decision will likely not have much effect on the company in its home market, GM's chief economist said on Wednesday.
29 juin 2016 - 20:18
General Motors chief economist Mustafa Mohataram said the automaker sees no significant impact to the U.S. auto market from U.K. voters' recent decision to exit the European Union.
29 juin 2016 - 19:49
A former New York dealer has agreed to pay $101,986 in restitution to 119 consumers for charging them illegal fees and employing deceptive sales and advertising tactics, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said.
29 juin 2016 - 19:45
Under Volkswagen's proposed $14.7 billion make-good for skirting U.S. diesel emissions rules, there won't be a quick and tidy resolution to the mess for many VW owners.
29 juin 2016 - 18:19
General Motors is cutting rates in half on its OnStar 4G LTE data plans, a bid to drive greater use of in-vehicle Internet service and plug what the company sees as a key differentiator.
29 juin 2016 - 17:00
Online veteran eBay and online upstart Vroom have teamed up to pilot a program that will give eBay customers another option to sell their vehicles for cash and Vroom another way to source vehicles for its used-car operations.
29 juin 2016 - 15:38
The 2017 Smart ForTwo Cabrio will be the cheapest convertible on the market at $19,650, with shipping, when it arrives in U.S. dealerships this fall, Mercedes-Benz USA said.
29 juin 2016 - 11:36
Suzuki Motor Corp. tapped the son of the company patriarch to become CEO, keeping management of Japan's fourth-largest automaker with the founding family as it tries to recover from a testing scandal.
French press / Presse française
- Les contrats de 700 intérimaires de l'usine de VW à Zwickau ne seront pas renouvelés
- HERE a soumis un format de donnée universel
- Geely prépare une marque de haut de gamme
- Le gouvernement allemand examine un projet de réduction des émissions des véhicules
- General Motors évalue les implications du « Brexit »
English Press / Presse anglaise
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