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  1. News - World - MOTORING

    General Motors chief ‘sorry’ for deaths related to recalled cars

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 08:32pm by AP

    ... Motors has apologised for deaths linked to the delayed recall of 1.6 million small cars, saying the company took too long to tell owners to bring the cars in for repairs. Faced with a crisis just months into the job, CEO Mary Barra has put herself front and centre in the company's efforts to take responsibility for mishandling a defect with ignition switches in small cars ...

  2. News - World - MOTORING

    FBI report sees future criminals using self-driving cars as ‘lethal weapons’

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 09:16pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian FBI report foresees 'bad actors' shooting at pursuers while getaway vehicle does the driving Driverless cars a 'lethal weapon' for criminals Google's driverless car may remain a prototype, but the FBI believes the "game changing'' vehicle could revolutionise high-speed car chases within a matter of years. The report also warned ...

  3. News - World - MOTORING

    Toyota hit by massive global recall over problems with airbags

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 01:12am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Toyota hit by another massive global recall Toyota has recalled 2.27 million vehicles globally over a defect that suggested airbags could fail in a crash ... Corolla and Yaris sedans and Noah mini-van, and covered about 1.62 million cars overseas and 650,000 in Japan. Some of the overseas cars were already included in a recall last year, but the airbag ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - MOTORING

    Uber rolls its luxury private car service out in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 05:45pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... popular luxury transportation company Uber has finally launched its cars in Hong Kong. The firm announced the launch on its official blog on June 17, confirming that actor Carl Ng and socialite ... or shopping in Causeway Bay, Uber is here for you." During the company's Hong Kong testing period, car availabilty appears to be primarily focused on Hong Kong island, particularly ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - MOTORING

    Wealthy young sports car drivers dodge the cost of accidents

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... young men. In March, Ling Gu, the son of President Hu Jintao's closest aide, Ling Jihua, was killed when his speeding Ferrari crashed in Beijing. Two women who were also in the car were ... and a Lamborghini Diablo were among the 14 cars that crashed in heavy rain in Japan. Police described the drivers, members of a car collectors' club, as "a gathering of narcissists". ...

  6. News - World - MOTORING

    General Motors seeks protection from legal claims for pre-2009 conduct

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:01pm by AP

    ... ignition switches that have led GM to recall 2.6 million small cars. The motion asks District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos to delay action on the lawsuit until the bankruptcy court rules and other federal courts decide if the case should be combined with other lawsuits. But GM says it's not asking to halt action on a motion to force GM to tell customers not to drive their cars ...

  7. Lifestyle - Motoring - MOTORING

    Motoring: Infiniti concept car

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Mark Sharp

    ... Mark Sharp mark.sharp@scmp.com Concept car's lines of least resistance To mark its 20th anniversary four years ago, Japanese carmaker Infiniti unveiled a concept car intended ... by the company's plans to boost sales, and by the burgeoning market for premium cars on the mainland. To celebrate the opening of the showroom, called Infiniti Gallery, the Essence was flown to town ...

  8. Lifestyle - Motoring - MOTORING

    Tesla cars are a 'rich man's toy,' says chairman of Chinese electric car maker BYD

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 07:20pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com Wang Chaunfu remains adamant about the value of his company's vehicles as China's electric car industry faces foreign competition According to the company chairman of Chinese electric car maker BYD, Tesla’s brand of luxury electric vehicles are a plaything reserved for the wealthy. A Shanghai Securities News interview with Wang Chuanfu ...

  9. News - World - MOTORING

    Documents show General Motors had early knowledge of switch defect linked to 13 deaths

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 06:29pm by Reuters in Washington and Detroit

    ... of Congressional documents General Motors engineers were well aware of serious problems with ignition switches in GM small cars, but rejected several opportunities to make fixes, according to dozens ... to recall 2.6 million cars to replace defective switches now linked to at least 13 deaths. The documents, the first tranche of some 250,000 pages, were released by the House Committee on Energy ...

  10. News - World - MOTORING

    Rearview cameras on US cars to be compulsory by 2018 to save lives

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 09:29pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Rearview cameras on all new US cars by 2018 The US government has announced it will require new cars and light trucks sold in the United States to have rearview ... occur," the administration said in a statement, adding that 58 to 69 lives would be saved in the US each year once all cars and light trucks on the road had the technology. There were, on average, ...




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