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  • Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies and Volvo Cars signed a $300 million deal for Volvo to provide SUVs to Uber for autonomous vehicle research. LYFT/ GENERAL MOTORS/ CRUISE AUTOMATION. General Motors Co. invested $500 million in Uber rival Lyft Inc. earlier this year.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 18- A California lawmaker on Thursday said she will withdraw a bill that would have required 15 percent of new car sales be zero emission vehicles by 2025 due to opposition from automakers, the oil industry and labor. "With just a week and a half to move the bill through, there just wasn't enough time to overcome the opposition," Allison Ruff, a...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 18- A California lawmaker on Thursday said she will withdraw a bill that would have required 15 percent of new car sales be zero emission vehicles by 2025 due to opposition from automakers, the oil industry and labor.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 18- A California lawmaker on Thursday said she will withdraw a bill that would have required 15 percent of new car sales be zero emission vehicles by 2025 due to opposition from automakers, the oil industry and labor.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 18- A California lawmaker on Thursday said she will withdraw a bill that would have required 15 percent of new car sales be zero emission vehicles by 2025 due to opposition from automakers, the oil industry and labor.

  • NEW YORK, Aug. 18- Until a month ago, Andrew Lampert was moving up the career ladder in New York City as a pricing manager at an auto parts company. Now, national parks are what Lampert, 28, and his girlfriend Elise Murphy, 24, call home. "The high cost of New York City can make it seem impossible to get by without an income and money on top," Lampert said.

  • HELSINKI— Volvo is teaming up with ride-sharing company Uber to develop next-generation driverless cars, in a $300 million project. The Swedish car maker says it has signed an agreement with Uber to incorporate the latest know-how in autonomous driving technology. Volvo Cars CEO Hakan Samuelsson said Thursday they were proud to be picked by Uber, which he...

  • WASHINGTON— Harley-Davidson Inc. agreed Thursday to pay $15 million to settle a U.S. government complaint over racing tuners that caused its motorcycles to emit higher-than-allowed levels of air pollution. Under the agreement, the company is required to ensure that all of its future motorcycle models sold in the United States are fully certified by EPA to...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 18- Harley-Davidson Inc has settled a government lawsuit alleging violations of the U.S. Clean Air Act related to "super tuners" that lead to higher emissions from it motorcycles, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday. As part of the settlement, the Milwaukee- based motorcycle maker will pay a fine of...

  • The 2017 Genesis G90.

    Genesis G80 and G90 owners can now use Amazon's Echo and voice commands to remotely start their car, lock doors and other tasks.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— The option to hail a ride in a self-driving car, which was science fiction just a few years ago, will soon be available to Uber users in Pittsburgh, the first time the technology has been offered to the general public. Uber, which has a self-driving research lab in Pittsburgh, has no immediate plans to deploy autonomous cars in other cities.

  • STOCKHOLM, Aug 18- Volvo Car Group has agreed a $300 million alliance with Uber to develop self-driving cars, the latest move by traditional vehicle manufacturers to team up with Silicon Valley firms seen as threats to their industry. The partnership will allow the Swedish-based carmaker, owned by China's Geely, and ride-hailing service Uber to pool resources...

  • STOCKHOLM, Aug 18- Volvo Car Group has agreed a $300 million alliance with Uber to develop self-driving cars, the latest move by traditional vehicle manufacturers to team up with Silicon Valley firms long seen as disruptive threats to their industry. The partnership will see the Swedish-based carmaker, owned by China's Geely, and ride-hailing service Uber...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 17- German auto supplier Robert Bosch GmbH was a "knowing and active participant" in a decade-long scheme by Volkswagen AG to evade U.S. emissions laws, according to lawyers for U.S. owners of polluting VW diesel vehicles. In a court filing late on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, the lawyers cited confidential documents turned over by...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 17- German auto supplier Robert Bosch GmbH was a "knowing and active participant" in a decade-long scheme by Volkswagen AG to evade U.S. emissions laws, according to lawyers for U.S. owners of polluting VW diesel vehicles. In a court filing late on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, the lawyers cited confidential documents turned over by...

  • DETROIT— With all the attention paid to Tesla Motors' Autopilot system, you'd think the company was the only one making cars that can almost drive themselves. When Tesla upped the ante by offering automatic lane-changing, Mercedes-Benz quickly matched that. They view themselves as a technology company, so they're going to push it, "said Adrian Lund, president of...

  • *Daimler's Mercedes-Benz in electric car push. FRANKFURT, Aug 17- Daimler's top electric motors development executive, Harald Kroeger, is joining auto supplier Robert Bosch, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters, as a battle to hire leading talents in the sector heats up. The German executive has held various senior roles, including the position of...

  • *Expands campus in Silicon Valley, triples autonomous fleet. PALO ALTO/ DETROIT, Aug 16- Ford Motor Co plans to offer a fully automated driverless vehicle for commercial ride-sharing in 2021, the automaker announced Tuesday, expanding its efforts in driverless cars and ride sharing- two areas where rivals have already made inroads. To help speed development of...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 16- U.S. regulators on Tuesday announced new standards aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions from medium- and heavy-duty trucks by up to 25 percent by 2027.. California regulators had argued for the standards taking effect in 2024.. California also agreed its regulators will not issue separate requirements, while the state and...

  • "This is a transformational moment in our industry and it is a transformational moment for our company," said CEO Mark Fields, as he announced the plan Tuesday at Ford's Silicon Valley campus in Palo Alto, California. Ford's approach to the autonomous car breaks from many other companies, like Mercedes-Benz and Tesla Motors, which plan to gradually add...