Automobile design

Reporters take pictures of a Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission, the Nissan's first all-electric vehicle built in China, at the Nissan factory in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. The Sylphy is part of a wave of dozens of electric models planned by global automakers for China where the government is pressing them to accelerate development of the technology. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 27, 2018 - 1:36 am
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Nissan's first electric sedan designed for China began production Monday at the start of a wave of dozens of planned lower-cost electrics being created by global automakers for their biggest market. Manufacturers including General Motors and Volkswagen are poised this year...
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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2018, file photo, track workers repair a section of fence after a wreck during an IndyCar auto race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. IndyCar driver Robert Wickens car sailed into the fence when he and Ryan Hunter-Reay made contact. Wickens had titanium rods and screws placed in his spine to stabilize a fracture associated with a spinal cord injury. He remains hospitalized in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
August 24, 2018 - 1:56 pm
MADISON, Ill. (AP) — The head of competition for IndyCar said Friday that Robert Wickens' car performed exactly as it was designed when it tore to pieces during a frightening wreck at Pocono, leaving the Canadian driver hospitalized with serious injuries to his spinal cord and extremities. Jay Frye...
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"Gamora" character of the "Guardians of the Galaxy" performs with the guests during the opening show at Disneyland Paris, Saturday, June 8, 2018. Helicopters, concept cars and swat teams shrouded in smoke heralded the launch of the first Avengers-themed season at Disneyland Paris following the announcement of a $2.5 billion expansion plan for the park, which will feature Marvel superheroes. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
June 10, 2018 - 10:07 am
CHESSY, France (AP) — Helicopters, concept cars and SWAT teams shrouded in smoke heralded the launch of the first Avengers-themed season at Disneyland Paris following the announcement of plans for a $2.5 billion park expansion that will feature Marvel superheroes. Movie and sports stars, including...
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The New Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion is presented during the press day at the 88th Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, March 6, 2018. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
March 06, 2018 - 1:19 pm
GENEVA (AP) — This year's Geneva auto show is crowded with new cars flaunting electric and autonomous technologies meant to help unclog city streets and fight global warming and air pollution. That didn't stop carmakers from offering their traditional crowd-pleasers: ostentatious displays of...
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FILE- In a Jan. 5, 2018, file photo, the Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept vehicle is presented at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Japanese vehicle brands are exploring new design ideas, and figuring out what sets them apart from their U.S. and European rivals, with new prototype vehicles. Nissan, Infiniti and Lexus are all unveiling new concept cars at the Detroit auto show, which opens to the public, Saturday, Jan. 20. (AP Photo/Tony Ding, File)
January 16, 2018 - 4:56 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Japanese vehicle brands are exploring new design ideas — and figuring out what sets them apart from their U.S. and European rivals — with new prototype vehicles. Nissan, Infiniti and Lexus are all unveiling new concept cars at the Detroit auto show, which opens to the public Saturday...
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Members of the media interview Jim Hackett, President and CEO of Ford Motor Company in front of Ford's new 2019 Mustang Bullitt at the North American International Auto Show, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in Detroit. (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)
January 15, 2018 - 4:12 pm
DETROIT (AP) — It's the year of the pickup truck at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit as General Motors, Fiat Chrysler and Ford unveil new trucks in a fast-growing and highly competitive U.S. auto market. But there are plenty of other vehicles at the show, which is one of...
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In this undated photo provided by General Motors Holden, cars are assembled on the production line in Adelaide, Australia. The Australian auto manufacturing era ends after more than 90 years on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 when General Motors Co.'s last Holden sedan rolls off the production line in the industrial city of Adelaide. The nation has already begun mourning the demise of a home-grown industry in an increasing crowded and changing global car market. (General Motors Holden via AP)
October 19, 2017 - 11:58 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The last mass-produced car designed and built in Australia rolled off General Motors Co.'s production line in the industrial city of Adelaide on Friday as the nation reluctantly bid farewell to its auto manufacturing industry. GM Holden Ltd., an Australian subsidiary of...
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FILE - This Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, file photo shows the Apple logo above a store location entrance, in Dallas. Apple will begin testing self-driving car technology in California, its first public move into a highly competitive field that could radically change transportation. The California Department of Motor Vehicles awarded Apple a permit to test autonomous vehicles Friday, April 14, 2017, and disclosed that information on its website. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
April 14, 2017 - 6:16 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is joining the fiercely competitive race to design self-driving cars, raising the possibility that a company that has already re-shaped culture with its iPhone may try to transform transportation, too. Ending years of speculation, Apple's late entry into a crowded field...
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April 14, 2017 - 6:03 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is joining the fiercely competitive race to design self-driving cars, raising the possibility that a company that has already re-shaped culture with its iPhone may try to transform transportation, too. Ending years of speculation, Apple's late entry into a crowded field...
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Matthias Mueller, the CEO of Volkswagen, presents VW autonomous concept car Sedric, at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday March 6, 2017. (Uli Deck/dpa via AP)
March 06, 2017 - 5:01 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Looking well beyond its past problems, Volkswagen is projecting off into the future with its self-driving concept car featuring technologies that could someday work their way into the German automaker's brands like Audi, Bentley or Porsche. After a cheeky video riffing off Star Trek,...
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