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Toyota: millions more airbag recalls

Toyota is having to recall 5.8 million cars around the world over potentially faulty air bag inflators made by Japanese company Takata.

Toyota is having to recall 5.8 million cars around the world over potentially faulty air bag inflators made by Japanese company Takata.

Science_technology

Could optical fibre sensors save lives?

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?

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?

Business

Tesla questioned further over Autopilot after fatal crash

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.

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.

Business

US authorities ask Mitsubishi about falsifying mileage data

US auto safety authorities have asked Mitsubishi for more information after it admitted falsifying mileage data for 635,000 cars sold in Japan.

US auto safety authorities have asked Mitsubishi for more information after it admitted falsifying mileage data for 635,000 cars sold in Japan.

Science_technology

A greener road ahead?

Electric vehicles are a reality, and scientists are now looking ahead. They are exploring new frontiers to make them safer, more reliable, more

Electric vehicles are a reality, and scientists are now looking ahead. They are exploring new frontiers to make them safer, more reliable, more

Science_technology

EU-wide emergency call system in cars to save lives

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

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

Business

Maserati safety recall for China over mat and pedal problem

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.

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.

News

Four dead and dozens injured in Oklahoma parade horror crash

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

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

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What went wrong? France probes horror bus crash that left dozens dead

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

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

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Tougher laws needed to prevent drivers speeding, says WHO

Countries must introduce tougher laws to prevent drivers from speeding or drinking, says the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO released its

Countries must introduce tougher laws to prevent drivers from speeding or drinking, says the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO released its

Science_technology

Do you know: can a car see?

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

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

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Road deaths in France hit three-year high in July

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

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

Business

Takata chief apologises for airbags fatal flaw

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

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

Business

Honda maintains dividend, profits, despite worsening airbag woes

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

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

Business

Takata doubles recall of potentially deadly air bags

Some 34-million cars in the United States have been recalled amid fears over potentially deadly air bags. Their Japanese manufacturer, Takata Corp

Some 34-million cars in the United States have been recalled amid fears over potentially deadly air bags. Their Japanese manufacturer, Takata Corp

Europe

EU cars will get automatic emergency call device from 2018

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

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

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Sandstorm blacks out northern China

A sandstorm in northern China caused blackouts and traffic chaos as it shrouded cities in dust on Wednesday. The skyline in Beijing turned orange

A sandstorm in northern China caused blackouts and traffic chaos as it shrouded cities in dust on Wednesday. The skyline in Beijing turned orange

Europe

Europe Weekly: Europe rocked by Germanwings crash

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

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

Europe

EU warns on road traffic deaths

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

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

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Vicious cycle - Film highlights Brussels' bizarre bike lanes

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

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

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General Motors CEO grilled in Congress again over safety scandal

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

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

Science_technology

A driverless future

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

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

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Toyota recalls 6.4m cars over suspected faults

The carmaker Toyota is recalling nearly 6.4 million vehicles worldwide because of safety concerns affecting various parts from steering to

The carmaker Toyota is recalling nearly 6.4 million vehicles worldwide because of safety concerns affecting various parts from steering to

Science_technology

What's inside a tyre?

… Well, much more than what drivers actually see. Tyres are cooked up with around 12 ingredients, including rubber, of course, but also sulphur

… Well, much more than what drivers actually see. Tyres are cooked up with around 12 ingredients, including rubber, of course, but also sulphur