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Dutch Road Traffic Service reflects on Tesla's use of the term 'Autopilot'

Dutch Road Traffic Service reflects on Tesla's use of the term 'Autopilot'

On Monday, the Dutch Road Traffic Service (RDW) said in an emailed statement that it is reflecting on the use of the term ‘Autopilot’ used by US-based electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors for describing its driver assistance system.

The statement by RDW comes close on the heels of a Sunday move by the German Transportation Ministry, asking Tesla to discontinue the use of the terms ‘Autopilot’ in its vehicle advertisements.

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Smart announces three new Smart Electric Drive models for 2017 model year

Smart announces three new Smart Electric Drive models for 2017 model year

Smart Automobile, a subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler, has revealed in a recent announcement that it is enhancing its Electric Drive lineup of cars with three new 2017 Smart Electric Drive models.

According to the announcement, the three new Smart Electric Drive cars which will all available for the 2017 model year will be --- the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive; the Smart Fortwo Cabrio Electric Drive; and the Smart Forfour Electric Drive.

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VW has fixed only 10% UK diesel vehicles affected by emissions scandal

VW has fixed only 10% UK diesel vehicles affected by emissions scandal

According to the latest figures released by beleaguered German automaker Volkswagen (VW), the company has fixed only 1 in 10 of its UK diesel vehicles affected by its emissions-cheating scandal which broke in September 2015.

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VW releases teaser images of new electric vehicle concept car

VW releases teaser images of new electric vehicle concept car

According to a Digital Trends report, bigwig German automaker Volkswagen (VW) has recently released three teaser images of an all-new electric vehicle concept car which the company plans to introduce at the Paris Motor Show later this month.

The images released by VW chiefly show the sharp LED headlights and a thin grille of the company’s forthcoming electric vehicle concept car, which has not yet been named.

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NHTSA: US traffic deaths in 2015 increased 7.2% to 35,092 from 2014

NHTSA: US traffic deaths in 2015 increased 7.2% to 35,092 from 2014

According to the latest statistics released by the US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Monday, traffic deaths in the country recorded a disquieting 7.2 percent increase in 2015 as compared to 2014.

Going by the NHTSA’s annual summarization of traffic fatalities in the US, the year 2015 recorded 2,348 more traffic deaths as against the 2014 figures related to fatalities resulting from road accidents in the country.

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Karma Automotive is moving to a massive facility in Irvine, California

Karma Automotive is moving to a massive facility in Irvine, California

On Friday, Karma Automotive announced that it is taking over a massive 262,000 square feet of space in Irvine, California, to convert it into its new global headquarters. The space which Karma Automotive is taking over for its new headquarters was once used by Kawasaki motorcycles.

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Hyundai, Amazon team-up to enable customers to order test drives online

Hyundai, Amazon team-up to enable customers to order test drives online

Bigwig automaker Hyundai and online retail giant Amazon have announced that they have teamed up for a new pilot project which will enable customers to order test drives of the Hyundai Elantra from the Amazon website.

The new pilot program for which Hyundai and Amazon have partnered up is called ‘Prime Now. Drive Now.’

The ‘Prime Now. Drive Now’ pilot program – which is part of Amazon’s same-day delivery service – basically unfolds a new way for customers to scheduled their Hyundai Elantra test drives in advance.

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Tesla: Autopilot technology was not at fault in fatal Model S crash

Tesla: Autopilot technology was not at fault in fatal Model S crash

According to a disclosure by a Senate Commerce Committee staff member on Thursday, electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors told Senate investigators that its Autopilot technology was not at fault in the fatal crash -- in May this year -- which killed 40-year Ohio entrepreneur Joshua Brown, who was driving his Tesla Model S in Autopilot mode.

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