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Toyota Fuel Cell Bus Adds V2X, Safety Features

August 07, 2019 at 6:39 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. is launching an updated version of its Sora fuel cell bus that features new safety systems and vehicle-to-everything communications.

Thai Housing Developer Plans Self-Driving Vehicles, Delivery Drones

August 06, 2019 at 3:21 PM

Thai real estate developer Sansiri says it will deploy self-driving vehicles and package delivery drones at its housing developments beginning later this year.

Audi Halts New Spending in India as Sales Stall

August 06, 2019 at 1:37 AM

Audi AG says it is suspending further investment in India until local sales volumes improve, The Economic Times reports.

U.S.-China Trade War Widens

August 06, 2019 at 12:02 AM

President Donald Trump’s plan to add 10% tariffs to $300 billion worth of Chinese goods prompted China to stop buying American farm produce, weaken its currency and threaten higher tariffs on U.S. goods.

NEC, Cartivator Demo Flying Car

August 05, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Japanese electronics maker NEC Corp. is partnering with Cartivator to develop an electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle they hope to commercialize by 2026.

Korea Fines 4 Japanese Suppliers for Price Fixing

August 05, 2019 at 3:51 PM

Four Japanese auto suppliers have been fined a combined 92 billion won ($76 million) by South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission for rigging bid prices on electrical components sold to Korean carmakers.

Subaru’s Quarterly Revenue, Profits Jump

August 05, 2019 at 12:38 PM

Subaru Corp. reports big gains in revenue and operating profit, thanks to booming demand for its all-wheel-drive vehicles in the U.S.

DiDi Chuxing Spins Off Robotic-Car Unit

August 05, 2019 at 11:38 AM

Chinese ride-hailing giant DiDi Chuxing Technology Co. has set up its autonomous driving operations as a separate company in a bid to bolster investment in the unit.

Chinese Startup Readies Luxury EV

August 05, 2019 at 8:20 AM

Chinese electric vehicle startup Human Horizons (HH) plans to debut its first vehicle, the HiPhi 1, in early 2021.

Maruti Suzuki Drops Extra Shifts as Sales Slide

August 05, 2019 at 3:19 AM

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., which controls half of India’s passenger car market, is likely to cut production to a single shift at all three of its factories, sources tell the Economic Times.

Sales of Japanese Cars Plunge in Korea

August 05, 2019 at 2:28 AM

July sales of imported Japanese cars in South Korea plummeted 17% to 2,700 units because of a boycott sparked by trade restrictions imposed by Japan.

Report: Renault, Nissan in Talks that Could Revive FCA Merger

August 05, 2019 at 12:22 AM

Renault and Nissan are discussing ways to rebalance their 20-year-old alliance. A solution could revive merger talks between Renault and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.