Automobiles

Samsung invests in autonomous driving

Sep 14, 2017

Samsung Electronics Co. says it will spend 75 million euro ($89 million) in TTTech, a Vienna-based company that provides technologies for auto networks and safety controls to Audi cars and others

Nissan shows Leaf electric car revamped with more range

Sep 6, 2017

Nissan's new Leaf electric car goes farther on a charge and comes with a new type of drive technology and the possibility of single-pedal driving

Toyota, Mazda plan $1.6 billion US plant, to partner in EVs

Aug 4, 2017

Japanese automakers Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. say they will invest $1.6 billion to set up a joint-venture auto manufacturing plant in the U.S. _ a move that will create up to 4,000 jobs.

Lewis Hamilton coasts to fifth title at Chinese Grand Prix

Apr 9, 2017

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton steered clear of a chaotic start to the Chinese Grand Prix and coasted to victory on Sunday, claiming his fifth title overall in Shanghai

Nissan design chief Albaisa inspired by Cuban, Japan roots

Mar 16, 2017

Alfonso Albaisa draws upon the cultures of Japan, America and Cuba in concocting car designs with a flair that once was lacking at Japanese automakers, critics say, but is becoming evident as they globalize

China auto market has bumper year but 2017 outlook is weaker

Jan 12, 2017

Industry figures show China's auto market had a bumper year in 2016 as sales grew by 15 percent, with drivers rushing to buy cars before a tax break expired at the end of the year