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Fiat-Chrysler recalls 4.8 million vehicles due to technical defect

Fiat-Chrysler recalls 4.8 million vehicles due to technical defect. It has recalled 4.8 million vehicles due to a software defect which could lead to drivers being unable to cancel cruise-control systems. The carmaker said the recall affects vehicles in the US market, and is being issued because in certain driving conditions, acceleration may cause a problem with cruise control.

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Ricciardo wins in Monaco despite technical issue

All the fans of F1 can see that Red Bull Racing star Daniel Ricciardo claimed a dominant victory in the Monaco Grand Prix – despite suffering from a powertrain problem for the bulk of the race. Yes, Ricciardo wins in Monaco despite technical issue – that is true. Ricciardo was forced to drive without using his top two gears for …

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What is a hybrid car?

The question you ask yourself if you are not a car fanatic is What is a hybrid car? You hear on TV but really do not know what it is. Here is the answer. A hybrid car, in the simplest terms, is one that uses two different energy sources to maximise efficiency. This usually means combining electrical energy stored in …

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China extends tax rebate on hybrid and electric cars

China extends tax rebate on hybrid and electric cars. China will extend a tax rebate on purchases of so-called new-energy vehicles (NEV) until the end of 2020, a boost for hybrid and electric car makers amid a shift by policy-makers away from the traditional internal combustion engine.Amid the shift, some global automakers have called on China to maintain financial support …

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UK car thefts soar by 56 per cent

UK car thefts soar by 56 per cent. Car theft rates in England and Wales rose by 56 per cent last year according to the latest data from Office of National Statistics (ONS). Some 89,000 vehicles were stolen in 2017, up from 56,000 the previous year, and the worst year on record since 2012. Attempted vehicle thefts were also up, …

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Let Your Phone Pay for Your Car’s Fuel

Do you want to Let Your Phone Pay for Your Car’s Fuel? Automation is becoming a bigger part of the driving experience. A mobile phone app called Shell allows drivers to pay for a fill-up of gasoline from their in-car touchscreens. No debit or credit cards are involved, so the process will work for drivers who forgot their wallets.Here’s how …

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Saudi Arabia Ends Ban on Women Drivers

Saudi Arabia is lifting its ban on women drivers. The country’s leader, King Salman, ordered the change in a decree. State media said the decree ordered the creation of a group of ministers. In Saudi Arabia, women are legally required to get approval from a male guardian for legal decisions. These can include education, employment, marriage, travel and medical treatment. …

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Electronics Make Driving Easier and Safer

I have to admit that Electronics Make Driving Easier and Safer. New cars increasingly use connected technology, and incremental improvements in automotive electronics are making cars safer and smarter.The system alerts the fleet manager that the vehicle and the driver have a problem. One company founder says connected technology is changing our lives at home and on the highway. Ashot …

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Self-Driving Uber Car Kills Pedestrian in Arizona

Self-Driving Uber Car Kills Pedestrian in Arizona is a big news these days. A self-driving car has hit and killed a woman in the southwestern United States in what is believed to be the first fatal pedestrian crash involving the new technology.Police said Monday a self-driving vehicle owned by the ride sharing company Uber struck 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, who was …

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The death rate for Americans killed by firearms is as high as the mortality rate linked to motor vehicle accidents.

For the first time in more than 60 years, the death rate for Americans killed by firearms is as high as the mortality rate linked to motor vehicle accidents. According to the sources the car accidents each cause 103 deaths among every 1 million people. Guns and cars kill more people than do falls, and considerably more than alcohol abuse …

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Uber is about to Develop Flying Cars

Uber Asked NASA Engineer to Develop Flying Cars. So, we can say that Uber is about to Develop Flying Cars. They asked an expert from NASA, the American space agency, to help the company develop cars that can fly. Last October, Uber announced plans to use flying vehicles in the future to avoid traffic in and around cities. Social media …

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Spain will Auction 2 Ferrari’s Belonging to Ex-King

Spain will Auction 2 Ferrari’s Belonging to Ex-King. They were given as gifts to former King Juan Carlos are to be auctioned off by the Spanish government, with starting prices of around 350,000 euros ($400,000) each. The king said that they were hardly used cars. The king Juan Carlos stepped down last year after a four-decades and his son Felipe …

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California is Ready for Driverless Cars

By the end of the year in California we will be able to see Driverless Cars. The new state rules will give a powerful boost to the fast-developing technology. So, we can say that California is Ready for Driverless Cars. Many tech companies and automakers for the past several years have been preparing for the roads of Cali. However, there …

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Fords car scrappage scheme in Britain

Fords car scrappage scheme in Britain is about to be launched. Just like BMW and Mercedes-Benz, they are offering customers a $2,580 discount if they trade in vehicles registered before the end of 2009. BMW and Mercedes-Benz have all launched similar schemes. It is a plan to remove the most polluting vehicles and improve air quality. Furthermore, with this action …

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Will hackers use computers to steal cars?

Will hackers use computers to steal cars? Before thieves needed 30 minutes or an hour to steal a car but today it takes thieves as little as six minutes to steal a car, using a laptop and pirated software. Police in Houston think that the two men are responsible for stealing and exporting more than 100 vehicles. One computer security …

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The big question is where can you charge the Electric Car

As we seen there are a lot of automakers that are delivering more electric models with longer range and lower prices.China is taking over the electric market and some European countries aim to be all-electric in the next few decades. So, this brings up one little thing – the big question is where can you charge the Electric Car. In …

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