Uber’s Chinese rival Didi Chuxing to enter Mexico next year -sources

By Julia Love and Heather Somerville MEXICO CITY/SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 7 : Didi Chuxing, China’s ride-hailing behemoth, plans to expand into Mexico next year, intensifying its global rivalry with Uber, according to two sources familiar with the plans. Didi has spoken before of global ambitions, but has not formally announced where or when it would […]

Ford to test new self-driving vehicle technology in 2018

By Paul Lienert DETROIT, Dec 7 : Ford Motor Co will begin testing its latest self-driving vehicle technology next year in at least one city but has not changed its plan to begin commercial production until 2021, the company said. The automaker said on Thursday that it would test self-driving prototypes in various pilot programs […]

VW in talks to buy stake in Russian light vehicle maker GAZ -sources

By Gleb Stolyarov and Tatiana Voronova MOSCOW, Dec 1 : German carmaker Volkswagen is in talks to buy a stake in GAZ, a Russian manufacturer of light commercial vehicles, sources familiar with the talks said. GAZ is part of the Basic Element group that holds the assets of Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska and already has […]

U.S. safety board to probe self-driving shuttle crash in Las Vegas

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON, Nov 10 : The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said it was sending a team to Las Vegas to investigate a collision this week between a self-driving shuttle bus and a truck that was blamed on human error. The board, which has the power to issue safety recommendations and determines probable […]

Nissan resumes some production amid scandal, fresh wrongdoing found

By Naomi Tajitsu TOKYO, Nov 7 : Nissan Motor Co Ltd resumed on Tuesday most of the domestic car production that had been suspended in the wake of a scandal over uncertified technicians signing off on final inspections for decades. The resumption of production, which follows Japan’s transport ministry approval of changes to inspection procedures, […]