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When driving on a road embankment, we hope that it won’t collapse under the wheels of our vehicle, but how certain can we really be?
US safety regulators want detailed information from electric car maker Tesla about the design, operation and testing of its Autopilot technology following a fatal crash in May.
Japan's Takata is going to recall and fix between 35 and 40 million additional airbag inflators in the United States.
Managers have now admitted they have been using an improper fuel-efficiency testing method since 1991.
US auto safety authorities have asked Mitsubishi for more information after it admitted falsifying mileage data for 635,000 cars sold in Japan.
Electric vehicles are a reality, and scientists are now looking ahead. They are exploring new frontiers to make them safer, more reliable, more
By April 2018 all new car models sold in the EU will have to be equipped with an eCall – an automatic emergency call system. Slovenia is the first
Italian luxury car maker Maserati is recalling nearly 21,000 vehicles in China because of concerns the driver's side floor mat could cause the accelerator pedal to get stuck down.
Four people were killed and more than 40 injured on Saturday after a car with a suspected drink driver at the wheel ploughed into past and present
A long and difficult investigation lies ahead after France’s deadliest road crash in more than 30 years. At least 43 people were killed and four
Countries must introduce tougher laws to prevent drivers from speeding or drinking, says the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO released its
Selfing-driving, intelligent cars, once a staple of science fiction, are now a technological reality, albeit in prototype form. Futuris went to
And if so, can it anticipate its actions while running without a driver on board? Listen to this expert from ETH Zurich institute: he has a vision
Deaths on French roads in July hit a three-year high, according to new figures from France’s Interior Ministry. There were 360 people killed last
Motor manufacturer Fiat Chrysler has been hit with a record fine and will have to submit to stricter monitoring by the US vehicle safety regulator
The head of Takata has apologised for the eight deaths and more than 100 injuries due to a malfunction in its airbags. Takata admitted that faults
Total recall costs for Honda for a faulty Takata airbag will be 325 million euros says Japan’s number three carmaker, which is maintaining its profit
Some 34-million cars in the United States have been recalled amid fears over potentially deadly air bags. Their Japanese manufacturer, Takata Corp
New cars and light vans will have to be fitted with devices that will automatically alert rescue services when a vehicle crashes from 2018. It
A sandstorm in northern China caused blackouts and traffic chaos as it shrouded cities in dust on Wednesday. The skyline in Beijing turned orange
In this week’s edition of Europe Weekly, questions continue to be asked about the Germanwings crash in the French Alps; Greece and Germany hold
The EU’s transport chief says the bloc is failing in its goal to halve the number of road deaths by 2020, from their 2010 levels Nearly 26,000 people
A new video providing a crash course to cycling through Brussels has racked up more than 100,000 views online. Two cycling enthusiasts turned stunt
General Motors CEO Mary Barra was pressed on Capitol Hill for a second time on Wednesday to explain what steps it is taking to resolve a safety
Swedish car-maker Volvo is testing a prototype, self-driving car on public roads, ahead of a large scale pilot programme which will see one hundred
The carmaker Toyota is recalling nearly 6.4 million vehicles worldwide because of safety concerns affecting various parts from steering to
… Well, much more than what drivers actually see. Tyres are cooked up with around 12 ingredients, including rubber, of course, but also sulphur
US government prosecutors are reportedly looking into whether carmaker General Motors broke the law in not properly revealing problems with some of
The US Department of Transportation says a future of talking cars is not only possible – but that it will soon be mandatory. The plan is to require