A robot at a Volkswagen car plant killed a worker this week.
The 22-year-old victim was part of a team setting up the stationary robot which struck him in the chest and crushed him against a metal plate at the plant in Baunatal, which is about 60 miles north of Frankfurt.
Fiat Chrysler will invest £178.93 million pounds to begin Jeep production in India through an expanded joint venture with Tata Motors.
Assembly of a first Jeep model will begin in the second quarter of 2017 at Fiat’s plant in the western state of Maharashtra where the two marques already assemble cars.
BMW and Toyota will this month begin on-road tests of the first jointly developed fuel cell car.
The project has been underway for over two years.
The new Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle has proved it can go the distance, achieving 67 miles per gallon and an estimated driving range of 312 miles on a single tank.
It confirms that Mirai is the only zero emissions electric vehicle on the market capable of exceeding 300 miles on one fill.
New registrations of American muscle cars increased 35.4 percent last year over the previous nine years, according to analysis by Experian credit company.
Ford Mustang took the top spot (77,000 new registrations), followed by the Chevrolet Camaro (66,000), the Dodge Charger (55,000), the Dodge Challenger (50,000), the Chevrolet Corvette (32,000) and the Dodge Viper (1,000).
UK van drivers have voted Bohemian Rhapsody top of their driving playlist in a new survey by AXA Business Insurance which finds most enjoy classic rock when driving for work, regardless of their age or gender.
Guns N’ Roses’ Sweet Child O’ Mine and Wonderwall by Oasis complete the top three in a playlist of 40 classic ‘vanthems’ that includes Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Sweet Home Alabama, Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’, AC/DC’s Back in Black and Toto’s Africa and recent chart favourites making the cut include Katy Perry’s Roar, Pharrell Williams’ Happy and Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson.
Motorists need no longer be caught out by the unexpected when they break down on the roads, thanks to a new app that’s being launched this month.
‘Pocket HiQ’ has been developed by HiQ and features a host of functions including quick call links for a selection of breakdown providers as well as geo-location technology to find places of interest nearby should motorists need to find convenient local facilities such as a café or petrol station.
The RAC saw a major increase in the number of hot weather-related breakdowns on Tuesday.
Faults with cooling systems were up 102%, including an 82% rise in blown cylinder head gaskets.
The AA has launched a members’ service in India.
It is spending £4M targeting owners without breakdown assistance in the first joint venture of its kind undertaken by the AA with an existing service provider in a country.
Saga has completed its acquisition of Bennetts, the UK’s leading motorbike insurance specialist.
Bennetts has more than 220,000 customers whilst Saga has some 20,000 motorbike policies under the Saga brand.
Nearly all (97%) fleets are excited about the changes new automotive technology will bring to the sector, but the majority (58%) say it is difficult to quantify the benefits, according to the latest BVRLA Fleet Technology Survey
.While one third (34%) claimed to be early adopters of new vehicle technology, more than half (58%) said they wait until they can demonstrate a clear return on investment.