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  • Jay Leno: Never use valet parking

    Jay Leno explains why he's wary of anyone else parking his cars.

  • LONDON, Dec 5- Volkswagen launched a new digital business division on Monday to take on services such as Uber, shifting its focus beyond selling cars to catering for customers who prefer to pay for use rather than own a vehicle. That takes Europe's largest carmaker deeper into digital mobility services after investing in ride-hailing business Gett earlier...

  • YOKOSUKA, Japan— Nissan Motor Co. is testing self-driving cars at one of its plants in Japan that can tow vehicles on a trailer to the wharf for loading on transport ships. Nissan executive Haruhiko Yoshimura said the automaker hoped to use the technology throughout the Oppama plant by 2019, and in overseas plants in the future. Kazuhiro Doi, a Nissan vice...

  • MUNICH, Dec 5- BMW will test autonomous vehicles in Munich next year as it seeks to keep up with ride-hailing firms like Uber, which have spent billions on pay-per-use personal transport. The German carmaker will have about 40 vehicles with self-driving functions in Munich's inner city and then expand the project to other cities, BMW executives said on Friday.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 3- Apple Inc is wading in to the debate over regulation of self-driving cars, declaring it is excited about the potential for automated transportation and calling on U.S. regulators not to restrict testing of such vehicles. A five-page letter from Steve Kenner, Apple's director of product integrity, to the National Highway Traffic Safety...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 3- Apple Inc is wading in to the debate over regulation of self-driving cars, declaring it is excited about the potential for automated transportation and calling on U.S. regulators not to restrict testing of such vehicles. A five-page letter from Steve Kenner, Apple's director of product integrity, to the National Highway Traffic Safety...

  • NASCAR star Joey Logano races Jay Leno … in a 1963 Ford Galaxie

    It’s new school meets old school when NASCAR’s young superstar gets behind the wheel of a classic racer.

  • BERLIN, Dec 2 (Reuters)- German car sales are heading for their strongest growth in about six years, the VDA industry association said on Friday, though analysts cautioned that momentum is inflated by technical factors while economic threats are growing. A robust economy, high employment and favorable financing terms could auto sales in Europe's largest...

  • BRATISLAVA, Dec 2- Japanese electrical equipment manufacturer Minebea will build a factory in eastern Slovakia, investing nearly 60 million euros and creating more than 1,000 jobs, Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Friday. Carmakers such as Volkswagen, Kia and Peugeot have production facilities in Slovakia, a member of the euro zone. Jaguar Land Rover said on...

  • NEW YORK— The New York City Police Department has announced plans to expand its fleet of Smart cars to replace the three-wheeled scooters that officers utilized for decades. The New York Times reports the NYPD is among the first public safety organizations in the world to introduce the cars, with 150 vehicles already in service. Information from: The New York...

  • However, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reported a decline in Canadian sales, down 3 percent to 20,674 vehicles last month, compared with November 2015. The month keeps Canada on track to set another record this year, with sales rising to around 1.96 million vehicles from a record-breaking 1.90 million units in 2015.. GM Canada sales are up 2 percent year-to-date.

  • A spokeswoman for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles wrote Thursday evening in an email that the company could not yet make its November figures available for Canada. Analysts said the November rebound in industry volumes, following a trend of weakening demand over the last three months, keeps Canada on track to set another record this year, with sales rising to around...

  • Automakers released November U.S. sales results on Thursday.

  • DETROIT, Dec 1- Hefty discounts helped boost November U.S. auto sales 3.7 percent, automakers reported on Thursday, putting the industry within reach of the annual sales record set in 2015.. Bob Carter, senior vice president for Toyota Motor Corp's U.S. sales arm, was upbeat nonetheless. Annualized November U.S. sales were 17.87 million vehicles, down from 18.25...

  • MONTREAL, Dec 1- General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co on Thursday reported a double-digit rise in their Canadian sales for November, compared with the same month a year earlier, fueled by strong demand for SUVs and light trucks and two extra selling days. GM Canada sales are up 2 percent year-to-date. "November was an outstanding month for sales of cars, trucks,...

  • Dec 1- The following are the 20 top-selling vehicles in the U.S. in November as reported by the automakers and ranked by total units. Top 20 selling vehicles in U.S. in November. RANK VEHICLE Nov-16 Nov-15 PCT CHNG 1 Ford F-Series P/U 72,089 65,192 +10.6 2 Chevy Silverado-C/K P/U 45,280 45,001 +0.6 3 Ram P/U 36,885 34,145 +8.0 4 Toyota Corolla 28,262 25,285 +11.8 5...

  • Jay Leno gets permission to pilot a $41 million Navy hovercraft

    Jay Leno has driven all kinds of things, but nothing quite as daunting as a 108-ton Navy hovercraft.

  • DETROIT— Toyota plans to reveal a new version of America's top-selling sedan next month at a time when U.S. buyers are moving away from cars toward SUVs and trucks. The Japanese automaker said Thursday that it would show off the 2018 Camry at Detroit's North American International Auto Show in January. It is likely to arrive in showrooms late next summer.

  • DETROIT, Dec 1- Hefty discounts during a robust Black Friday weekend helped boost November U.S. auto sales between 4 percent and 5 percent, automakers reported on Thursday, which could catapult results this year above a record high in 2015.. Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations for Toyota Motor Corp's U.S. sales arm, was upbeat nonetheless.

  • GM dealers delivered 28,523 vehicles in November 2016, an increase of 31 per cent compared to November 2015, the company said in a statement. GM Canada sales are up 2 per cent year-to-date. "November was an outstanding month for sales of cars, trucks, crossovers and electric vehicles to consumers in all regions of Canada," said John Roth, vice president, sales, service...