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Daimler Trucks plans to invest $375 million to bring production of medium-duty engines to its manufacturing facility in the Detroit area. Daimler Trucks says the new production at its Redford Township facility will add more than 158 jobs. The announcement was made Friday in conjunction with the launch of production…

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Mazda Motor Corporation has enhanced its SKYACTIV-G engine series with the range-topping SKYACTIV-G 2.5T. This 2.5-liter direct-injection turbocharged gasoline engine powers the all-new CX-9 midsize three-row crossover SUV that will go on sale starting from North America in spring 2016.   The SKYACTIV engine series aims to offer customers a…

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Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, will work together with Microsoft, the leading platform and productivity company, to jointly develop next generation automotive technologies.   The two companies today revealed how Microsoft HoloLens, the world’s first fully untethered holographic computer, might be used in future to redefine how customers first…

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Volkswagen is heading for tough times, at least from the financial point of view. It is hard to predict how the company’s dented brand image will affect its short term profit, but what is certain is the fact that the Group is going to spend a lot of money in…

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The United Auto Workers union is making a last-ditch push for the union's proposed contract with Ford, which is heading for defeat in votes at Ford's plants. The union's chief Ford negotiator, Jimmy Settles, said Wednesday that with 75 per cent of workers voting, the contract is failing by a…

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Auto to defence conglomerate Mahindra Group is joining the startup bandwagon by helping aspiring entrepreneurs among its employees build startups in-house with seed funding and incubation facilities. "It is a very natural step for us to take on the task of incubating new-age startups within our sectors and possibly in…

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Ford's had a change of heart. When every other automaker went running for smartphone apps that connected to a vehicle via an in-car modem, Ford chose to hold off, claiming the smartphone was the method for providing vehicles with Internet-based functionality. That's all changed with the release of Sync Connect,…

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Set to be launched in December 2015, bookings for the new Volkswagen Beetle commenced from Tuesday, October 17, in the country. Interested people can pre-book the car either through select Volkswagen dealerships across India or at www.bookmybeetle.in by paying Rs 1 lakh. Michael Mayer, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India, said,…

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Meanwhile the "Remote Advanced Parking Assist System" technology will have drivers pushing a button on their key fob, enabling the vehicle to park itself without any assistance from the driver. Kia has joined the automakers that have already announced the development of autonomous technologies. The first models to be launched…

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Ola, India's largest cab aggregator by market share, has announced that it has closed $500 million in its Series F funding round. Baillie Gifford, Falcon Edge Capital, Tiger Global, SoftBank Group, DST Global and Didi Kuaidi participated in this round. Ola has raised the the series F fund at a…