As Le Mans goes virtual, one veteran recalls a famous victory

As Le Mans goes virtual, one veteran recalls a famous victory

PARIS: This weekend's Le Mans 24 Hours, postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, would have marked the golden anniversary of one of its most famous battles.
VinFast plans to conquer Australian market

VinFast plans to conquer Australian market

VinFast has just established a technical arm in Melbourne in preparation for entering the Australian market and is eyeing two GM operations on the continent.
Ferrari unveil SF1000 car for coming season

Ferrari unveil SF1000 car for coming season

Ferrari unveiled its new SF1000 car for the 2020 Formula One season, which they hope will deliver a first world drivers title since 2007, during a glitzy ceremony on Tuesday (Feb 11).
Coronavirus hits Chinese push into India auto market

Coronavirus hits Chinese push into India auto market

The deadly coronavirus outbreak has overshadowed a highly anticipated push by Chinese car firms into India's automotive market, with delegations from China told to stay away from a premiere auto expo event.
Toyota investing US$400 million in flying car company

Toyota investing US$400 million in flying car company

Japanese car giant Toyota said Thursday (Jan 16) it is investing nearly US$400 million in a company working on commercialising electric flying cars for "fast, quiet and affordable air transportation services".
Uber, Hyundai Motor team up to develop electric air taxi

Uber, Hyundai Motor team up to develop electric air taxi

US ride-hailing company Uber Technologies and South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor plan to jointly develop electric air taxis, they said on Monday (Jan 6), joining the race for flying cars to ease urban congestion.
14 killed in fiery family mini-bus crash in Mexico

14 killed in fiery family mini-bus crash in Mexico

A mini-bus carrying a family to a holiday beach getaway in Mexico crashed into a lumber truck on Wednesday (Dec 18) and caught fire, killing 14 people including five children, authorities said.
Seven Hong Kong Airlines planes impounded by authority

Seven Hong Kong Airlines planes impounded by authority

Cash-strapped carrier Hong Kong Airlines has had seven idle planes impounded at the city's airport after it failed to make payments, authorities said on Tuesday (Dec 17), with the firm hit by a plunge in tourist numbers caused by long-running protests.
Chile military plane disappears with 38 aboard: Air Force

Chile military plane disappears with 38 aboard: Air Force

A Chilean military plane with 38 people aboard has gone missing after it took off from the country's south for a base in Antarctica and is presumed to have crashed, authorities have said.
Aston Martin unveils first SUV, eyes luxury buyers in China

Aston Martin unveils first SUV, eyes luxury buyers in China

British carmaker Aston Martin unveiled its first-ever sports utility vehicle (SUV) on Wednesday (Nov 20) at events in Beijing and Los Angeles, signalling it was banking on China's growing appetite for luxury to prop up sales.
US trade secretary says 'hope' is to avoid new auto tariffs

US trade secretary says 'hope' is to avoid new auto tariffs

After some "very good conversations" with automakers in the European Union, Japan and elsewhere, the United States may not need to impose new tariffs on imported automobiles, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Sunday.
French 'Flyboard' inventor poised for 2nd Channel crossing bid

French 'Flyboard' inventor poised for 2nd Channel crossing bid

A Frenchman who has spent years developing a jet-powered hoverboard will again try to zoom across the English Channel on Sunday, after a first attempt last month was cut short when a botched refuelling attempt sent him into the water.
In Paris, cars forced to make way for the two-wheel revolution

In Paris, cars forced to make way for the two-wheel revolution

With the wind rushing through their hair, they zip past on bikes, electric scooters and mono-wheels, effortlessly passing lines of hot-and-bothered drivers stuck in the endless Paris traffic.
EVFTA to put Thai automotive and computer suppliers at risk?

EVFTA to put Thai automotive and computer suppliers at risk?

Thailand’s exports like automotives and computers may see the competitive scene significantly altered after the fresh EVFTA and the EVIPA.
Vietnam and Indonesia enhance automotive and spare parts co-operation

Vietnam and Indonesia enhance automotive and spare parts co-operation

Vietnam and Indonesia enhanced co-operation in the automotive and spare parts industries to reach the bilateral trade turnover of $10 billion b 2020.
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