Automobile shows

June 07, 2018 - 2:53 pm
Federal investigators say a Tesla SUV using the company's semi-autonomous driving system accelerated just before crashing into a California freeway barrier, killing its driver. The National Transportation Safety Board also says crash data shows the SUV did not brake or steer away from the barrier...
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May 31, 2018 - 12:52 pm
LONDON (AP) — The BBC says former "Friends" star Matt LeBlanc will leave the popular British auto show "Top Gear" after the upcoming season. In a statement Thursday, LeBlanc said the program was "great fun," but the time and travel commitment "takes me away from my family and friends more than I'm...
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This photo taken Wednesday, May 16, 2018, and provided by Ritchie Narges, shows what looks to be a car that crashed into the principal's office at Cumberland High School in Cumberland, Wis., but is actually an illusion created for a senior class prank. Students at the school used a junk car, some bricks, some tape and a black tarp to make it look like the car had crashed into their school. Police arrived on the scene only to realize it wasn't really a wreck. The police department wrote on Facebook that it was "one of the best senior pranks." (Ritchie Narges via AP)
May 16, 2018 - 1:20 pm
CUMBERLAND, Wis. (AP) — Police had praise for students who created an illusion for a senior class prank that appeared to show a car crashed into the principal's office. Students at Cumberland High School in Wisconsin used a junk car, some bricks, some tape and a black tarp to make it look like the...
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May 11, 2018 - 6:20 am
HONG KONG (AP) — An industry group says Chinese passenger car sales expanded at a faster pace last month as growth in the world's biggest auto market picked up steam. Monthly figures from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers released Friday show that passenger cars sales in April rose...
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April 25, 2018 - 3:55 pm
TENAFLY, N.J. (AP) — A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey commissioner caught on camera delivering an expletive-laced tirade to police officers during a traffic stop has resigned. The Tenafly Police Department released the dashcam video Tuesday showing Caren Turner attempting to pull rank on...
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April 25, 2018 - 6:10 am
BEIJING (AP) — A state-owned Chinese automaker has announced plans to produce electric cars in South Africa. It shared the plan Wednesday at the Beijing auto show, which is highlighting China's growing role in the emerging technology. BAIC Group's announcement came as Nissan unveiled its first...
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Volkswagen Group Chief Digital Officer Johann Jungwirth sits inside a Volkswagen Sedric, a self-driving concept pod, while introducing the vehicle ahead of the Auto China 2018 at the Volkswagen Future Center Asia office in Beijing, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Auto China 2018, the global industry's biggest sales event, will start on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
April 24, 2018 - 9:59 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Volkswagen and Nissan have unveiled electric cars designed for China at a Beijing auto show that highlights the growing importance of Chinese buyers for a technology seen as a key part of the global industry's future. General Motors displayed five all-electric models Wednesday...
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April 21, 2018 - 10:37 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The biggest global auto show of the year showcases China's ambitions to become a leader in electric cars and the industry's multibillion-dollar scramble to roll out models that appeal to price-conscious but demanding Chinese drivers. Auto China 2018, which opens this week, follows...
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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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The New PAL-V Liberty a car that flies, a plane that drives 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 - 8:34 am
BREDA, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch company PAL-V is unveiling the first production model of the Liberty, a three-wheeled, two-seat car and gyroplane rolled into one, at the Geneva motor show. CEO Robert Dingemanse told The Associated Press recently at a test flight in the Netherlands that "Flying cars...
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