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Automakers strike back at Silicon Valley disruptors

Big automakers have spent several years watching their stock prices drift while the valuations of upstarts such as Uber and Tesla soared.


Crash rates for self-driving cars less than conventional cars: study

Self-driving cars are involved in fewer crashes on average than vehicles with a driver behind the wheel, a study released by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute shows.


Ford is at an experimental stage

Ford Motor Co exec chairman Bill Ford said the automaker is open to more than one approach to building its businesses based on mobile internet connections and alternatives to traditional car ownership. .


Detroit's auto industry is changed, but not as Washington planned

When US President Barack Obama visits Detroit's annual auto show on Jan 20, exactly one year before he leaves office, he is expected to tout how much the industry has changed since he orchestrated a federally funded rescue in 2009.


US pledges US$4bil to speed self-driving cars

The US administration pledged to help clear the way for autonomous vehicles with an investment of US$4bil (RM17.53bil) to fund research and testing projects.


US regulators could waive some safety rules for self-driving cars

The US Transportation Department said it may waive some vehicle safety rules to allow more driverless cars to operate on US roads as part of a broader effort to speed up development of self-driving vehicles.


Autonomous technology and greener engine tech shine brightest in Detroit

Even though CES has started taking some of the shine off the glamour of Detroit as an event for debuting a new car or vehicular innovation, the 2016 North American International Auto Show still had its fair share of star cars shining a light on the path the industry is taking towards greater environmental responsibility and greater autonomy.


Ghost town tests self-driving cars of tomorrow

Tucked away on a tree-lined US college campus, a sprawling ghost town has been built to test the self-driving cars of the future.


General Motors revs ride-sharing tech with Sidecar

Fresh from taking a US$500mil (RM2.18bil) stake in ride-sharing service Lyft, US auto giant General Motors has bought assets and hired employees from an Uber competitor that ran out of gas.


Ford CEO joins IBM board as auto industry transforms

Ford Motor Co chief executive Mark Fields is joining IBM's board of directors as the No 2 US automaker explores alternative mobility options beyond selling cars and trucks.