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  1. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    US road safety chief bullish about driverless cars

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Washington

    ... Associated Press in Washington US to determine safety of automated driving technology that official says may save many lives Bright road ahead for cars that drive themselves Cars ... and reliability of automated driving technologies. Automated vehicles are the next "evolutionary step" in car technology, David Strickland, head of the National Highway Traffic Safety ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1068806/us-road-safety-chief-bullish-about-driverless-cars
  2. Safety roadblock for new-energy cars

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the cars' powerful batteries from the risk of fire or explosion. The crash last month in Shenzhen involving a BYD electric car that resulted in three deaths has thrown a spotlight on the suitability ... Volt electric cars caught fire in a lab test after being damaged. But the BYD crash was the first time someone was killed in such an accident. Chan Ching-chuen, former head of the electrical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004048/safety-roadblock-new-energy-cars
  3. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Self-driving vehicles a step closer, say carmakers

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... have a car that will never crash, why don't we let it drive?" said Nady Boules, GM's director of autonomous technology development. However, Boules and executives like him ... a carto driveitself It's been more than half a century since some of the first concept cars boasting self-driving features were presented to the world and they're still not on the road. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1017261/self-driving-vehicles-step-closer-say-carmakers
  4. Electric-car safety tests faulted

    Posted May 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... severe real-life crashes. Wang Zidong, who is in charge of car-battery testing at the China North Vehicle Research Institute, told the Economic Information Daily that collision tests for mainland-made electric car batteries were only conducted at speeds between 40km/h and 70km/h and that manufacturers had not considered crashes at speeds in excess of 100km/h. A witness was quoted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002431/electric-car-safety-tests-faulted
  5. Accidents happen, even to electric cars

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... needs to be done to improve the reputation of electric cars and the 'Made in China' brand. The taxi exploded and caught fire after being struck by a speeding sports car, prompting ... vehicle market. But the exact circumstances and whether this was the cause may never be known, making the rush to point fingers wrong. It also ignores the reality that it is not rare for cars ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002751/accidents-happen-even-electric-cars
  6. Deaths 'not linked' to electric car design

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... electric car industry. Wu was the lead expert of the panel investigating the May 26 crash in which the e6 electric taxi travelling at 80km/h burst into flames three seconds after the sports car ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com The blast and deaths following the collision of a BYD e6 electric car with a Nissan GTR sports car in Shenzhen in late May were not directly linked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008484/deaths-not-linked-electric-car-design
  7. Chongqing Changan seeks 4b yuan from share sale

    Posted Feb 12th 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... car production. The company will issue not more than a fifth of its existing share capital, it said in a statement to the Shenzhen stock exchange. The share price will be determined ... towards additional production lines for economy cars, 2.14 billion yuan for expansion of economy car engines output and 590 million yuan for its research and development facilities. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/706141/chongqing-changan-seeks-4b-yuan-share-sale
  8. Juke has broad appeal

    Posted May 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with low headlights and backup beams that seem to emerge from slashes in the bonnet. The back lights mimic the combination designs on Nissan's Z sports car and the rear door handles ... the world's first mass-produced dual injector system, 'for more efficient atomisation and complete combustion', Nissan says. The car's fuel economy is improved further with twin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000620/juke-has-broad-appeal
  9. Export strategy success

    Posted Apr 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... achieved a five-star safety rating in the Australasian New Car Assessment Program's crash tests with protection that includes eight airbags, electronic stability braking and hill-control ... look sleek. The marque describes the cars' look as 'linear sculpture', but their bodywork was really designed to reduce wind resistance and thereby save fuel. The i40 is also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997512/export-strategy-success
  10. At the touch of a button

    Posted Aug 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... States it has helped a 10-year-old boy get his mother the medical attention she desperately needed; rescued a crashed motorcyclist in an area where mobile phones wouldn't work; and helped ... vehicle diagnosis reports', more than '100,000 remote door unlocks', at least '2,700 automatic crash responses', and 'nearly 200 stolen vehicle location cases'. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976515/touch-button

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