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Toyota inks deal with Japan to develop Taxi of the Future

Toyota and Japan’s official taxi commission have entered into an agreement to develop a next-generation “taxi of the future.” The streets of Tokyo are currently lined with a variety of different makes and models, all based on production cars. However, there are two dedicated taxi platforms, the Toyota Crown Comfort …

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Luxury RV Giveaway Scam

A Facebook page is giving away luxury RV’s to users who like and share their page. This fraudulent offer echoed similar scams promising free cars from BMW and millions of dollars from musician Eminem. These scams promise luxurious awards for the simple task of liking and sharing a page on Facebook, …

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Mercedes-Benz introduces luxury golf cart

So another weekend of golf has come and gone and you have been reminded you don’t exactly have the world’s best golf game. And no amount of money will buy you one. But money might be able to buy you the world’s best golf cart. Not to mention what would …

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Nissan makes autonomous drive first for Japanese automakers

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced today that the new Serena, scheduled to go on sale in Japan in late August, will come equipped with the company’s ProPILOT autonomous drive technology, offering convenience and peace of mind during highway mobility. ProPILOT ProPILOT is a revolutionary autonomous drive technology designed for highway …

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Mercedes reveals wireless car charging

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Good news for electric motorists who don’t want the faff of wrestling with cables and plugs. Next year’s Mercedes-Benz S-Class 500 e electric hybrid will have the option of plug-free induction charging. You just drive over a plate and leave the car to top itself up. The 2017 500 e …

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The Most Serious Threat Facing the Auto Industry? Carpooling

In under two years, app-powered carpooling has become mainstream. UberPOOL rides now account for 20 percent of all Uber rides worldwide, according to Mary Meeker’s latest Internet Trends report, which came out this morning. That figure would appear to justify the anxiety plaguing so many automakers today: people don’t want to …

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Meet the pinnacle of Mercedes SUVs

New networked control systems enhances the superior driving experience. More power, better dynamics, more equipment features – with a rated output of 430kW, a discrete suspension and a revised AMG Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic transmission, the new Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4MATIC marks the pinnacle of Mercedes SUVs. With the change of model designation, Mercedes-AMG is emphasising the proximity to the S-Class. A look …

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Motor industry driving Tshwane economy: Mayor

Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa on Tuesday paid tribute to the automotive sector for driving the capital city’s economy during the current challenging global economic conditions. “I assume all of us have seen in the recent months investments made in the automotive sector of the our economy which currently accounts for …

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Behind the Scenes of the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

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The Jaguar Simola Hillclimb originated as a mere dream shared by a couple of motorsport enthusiasts, but since the very first edition came to fruition in 2009, it has set the benchmark for the most enthralling and accessible form of racing in the country. Now in its seventh year, and …

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VW Will Buy Back Your Cheating, Polluting Diesel

VW Will Buy Back Your Cheating, Polluting Diesel

Volkswagen wants to buy back the 500,000 or so diesel cars that it programmed to cheat on US emissions test, or repair them and compensate owners for their trouble. Under a plan that Reuters says VW is expected to present to a federal judge on Thursday, the German automaker will offer a …

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