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US Vehicle Quality Survey, South Korean carmakers top while Japanese Score below Average

US Vehicle Quality Survey, South Korean carmakers top while Japanese Score below

In a US survey of new vehicle quality, the South Korean auto brands namely the Hyundai Motor Co and Kia Motors Corp have taken the top slots. However, surprisingly the ace Japanese auto brands performed below the industry average for first time in 29 years.

The survey conducted by the J.D. Power & Associates tested vehicles for initial quality and was released on Wednesday. The survey recorded Hyundai and its affiliate Kia leading the industry by the widest margin ever. Also, Kia topped all non-premium brands in initial quality for the first time in the history of this study.

Volvo's redesigned 2016 XC90 defines luxury and style in each detail

Volvo's redesigned 2016 XC90 defines luxury and style in each detail

Volvo's redesigned 2016 XC90 is an all-new Scandinavian luxury sports vehicle which unfolds opulence as well as style in each detail.

On sale beginning this summer, it is the newest handcrafted sport vehicle displaying a beautiful blend of muscular and elegant styling, a more prominent iron mark logo in the grille, as well as new T-shaped ‘Thor's Hammer’ LED daytime lights.

Uber testing out its self-driving cars in Pittsburg

Uber testing out its self-driving cars in Pittsburg

The US-based international transportation network firm Uber is carrying out tests of its mysterious self-driving cars in Pittsburg. The testing is being conducted around the Centre for Advanced Technologies (CAT), the company’s new research institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

The San Francisco, California, based company recently posted job openings for its CAT. The Uber mobile app operating company clearing highlighted in its post that it is on a hunt for engineers among other research positions.

Fiat Chrysler Asks Georgia Judge for New Trail in 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Fire Case

Fiat Chrysler Asks Georgia Judge for New Trail in 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Fire

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles asked a Georgia judge for a new trail almost a month after a jury awarded $150 million to the family of a 4-year-old Georgia boy burned to death in a 1999 jeep Grand Cherokee fire.

Fiat Chrysler says the death of 4-year-old Remi Walden in a Jeep gas tank fire is not worth the $150 million awarded by a jury.

Remi was killed in 2012 while riding in a booster seat in the back of the Grand Cherokee that was stopped and waiting to turn left.

Autonomous Truck gets official Nevada License Plate

Autonomous Truck gets official Nevada License Plate

On Tuesday, at an event at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, governor of Nevada Brian Sandoval, made an announcement that cleared the path for world's first autonomous 18-wheeler to operate in the state. During the ceremony, the governor handed over an official Nevada license plate and stated that the new Freightliner Inspiration Truck is ready to run on public roads.

Tesla to Make Big Announcement on Thursday Night

Tesla to Make Big Media Announcement on Thursday Night

Tesla Motors is hosting a big media announcement on Thursday night to unveil its plans of investing into home and industrial storage batteries.

New product line of the company might not be as fascinating and appealing as its sleek, futuristic electric cars, but storage batteries could potentially become a huge business.

The idea of solar batteries is not at all new to the world. But Tesla through its usual grand fashion can make the idea sound more exciting.

US trucking group urges government to get moving on ‘speed-limiter’ rule

US trucking group urges government to get moving on ‘speed-limiter’ rule

The American Trucking Associations, the biggest trucking group in the US, has urged the government to proceed with a regulation which requires heavy trucks to be equipped with electronic speed-limiting devices.

The move to install speed limiters on big rigs – to oppose speed limits more than 65 miles per hour (65 mph) -- was proposed by the American Trucking Associations way back in 2006. However, the rule has thus far remained stuck in the government bureaucracy.

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