Cruise, with GM and Honda, team up with Microsoft for commercialization of self-driving vehicles

Cruise, a company specialising in autonomous vehicle technology, and General Motors have entered a long-term strategic relationship with Microsoft to accelerate the commercialization of self-driving vehicles. The companies will bring together their software and hardware engineering skills, cloud computing capabilities, manufacturing know-how and partner ecosystem to transform transportation to create a safer, cleaner and more […]

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Vietnam’s Vinfast to add 3 EV SUVs to range within 13 months

Vinfast, the Vietnamese carmaker which has been in operation for 3 years, has completed development of its first three smart cars. While the company aims to become a major global player in the EV (electric vehicle) segment, these new models are also available with 2-litre petrol engines. The new range consists of the VF31, VF32, […]

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2021 Porsche Taycan

Entry-level Porsche Taycan available from March, priced from RM605,000

Porsche is steadily expanding its all-electric Taycan range with a fourth variant that has rear-wheel drive. It is called just Taycan, no suffix, which reflects it entry-level position in the range which has the Taycan Turbo S, Taycan Turbo and Taycan 4S. Sime Darby Auto Performance will have the model in Malaysian showrooms from March […]

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Groupe Renault Mobilize

Groupe Renault ready for changing auto industry with new Mobilize business unit

The auto industry is going through change, not only in the way its products are powered – electricity replacing fossil fuel – but even in the way it will do business in future. Where a carmaker just developed, designed and manufactured cars, its role is now expanding to services beyond cars. It has to offer […]

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2021 Mercedes-Benz EQA

Mercedes-Benz continues EV roll-out with new EQA SUV as entry-level model

Mercedes-Benz continues its roll-out of its all-electric EQ range, which will total 10 models by 2022, with the unveiling of the EQA. The ‘A’ indicates its entry-level positioning in the big Mercedes-Benz family, and it is considered a member of the compact car line although it has a dedicated electric powertrain. Besides being built in […]

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Kia to move away from traditional manufacturing-driven business model

Earlier this month, Kia unveiled its new corporate logo with the new brand slogan of ‘Movement that inspires’. This slogan replaces ‘The Power to Surprise’ which has been in use since 2005 (although the US also had a new slogan in 2019 – ‘Give It Everything’). With the new slogan also comes a new strategy […]

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2021 Sony Vision-S prototype

Sony Vision-S concept being tested on public roads in Austria (w/VIDEO)

Over the past 15 years, a number of new companies have announced intentions to make cars, mainly electric vehicles. The notion was that cars of the future are largely packages of electronics so it was more like putting a computer package on wheels with people inside. Obviously, it’s not that simple as there are quality […]

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2021 North American Car, Truck & Utility of the Year

The diverse nature of the huge North American car market means it has many brands present and when it comes to picking winners for the annual North American Car & Truck of the Year awards, the domestic American brands certainly have a lot of challengers from foreign makes. Running since 1994, these awards are the […]

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2022 NIO ET7

China’s NIO Inc. launches all-electric ET7, its first autonomous car

NIO Inc., a global smart electric vehicle company founded in November 2014, is still pretty much unknown although it has generated some news for itself in various way. In 2015, the NIO Formula E team won the inaugural Formula E Drivers’ Championship and in 2016, it launched the EP9, one of the world’s fastest electric […]

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