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Ford gets over 10000 bookings for Figo in India
The Figo’s popularity helped Ford India's overall March sales more than triple from the same month a year ago, rising an impressive 203 percent to 9,478 units. The exceptional March performance, which also included strong sales of Ford Ikon, Ford ...
3 Apr, 2010
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Porsche ranked number 1 in JD Power's vehicle dependability study
This conclusion was drawn from the results of the most recent public opinion survey, the "Vehicle Dependability Study", conducted by the US market research company J.D. Power and announced yesterday. The study ranked Porsche number one. More ...
25 Mar, 2010
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Ford and MIT to improve safety by reducing driver stress
Ford Motor Company and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are embarking on a plan to study driver workload and identify new opportunities to use in-vehicle technologies to improve driver safety by lowering stress.
1 Jan, 2010
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Ford to offer iTunes Tagging and HD Radio capability in 2010
In 2010, Ford vehicles will offer familiar terrestrial radio, HD Radio technology, SIRIUS Satellite Radio as well as Internet radio through Ford SYNC from a Bluetooth-streaming audio-capable smartphone.
30 Dec, 2009
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Porsche offers li-ion starter battery for 911 GT3, 911 GT3 RS & Boxster Spyder
The new lithium-ion battery will be available as of January 2010 for the 911 GT3, 911 GT 3 RS, and Boxster Spyder as an option delivered with the car, selling at a price in the German market of Euro 1,904 including 19 per cent value-added tax.
24 Nov, 2009
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PSA Peugeot Citroen applies eco-design principles to its vehicles
The Group has set an ambitious target in eco-design: to include 20% of green materials in the polymers used to build its cars by 2011. A car is made up of 70% metal, already largely recycled, 5% miscellaneous materials (glass, etc.) and 5% fluids. The ...
12 Oct, 2009
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Volvo's New Automatic Braking Techology - Responding to Both Vehicles & People
The next generation of preventive safety technology from Volvo has a groundbreaking function that can detect a pedestrian who has walked into the roadway - and automatically avoid collisions at speeds below 25 km/h if the driver does not react in time.
29 Sep, 2009
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Toyota Motor developing anti-drunk driving system
The system, aimed to aid companies and organizations better manage their fleet-vehicle operations, will be installed on selected trucks and other vehicles of Japanese transport companies and tested from September 1 to November 30.
1 Sep, 2009
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New BMW 7 Series High Security: A new definition of maximum security
Both, the BMW 760Li High Security and the BMW 750Li High Security are the first models in the world to be certified to BRV 2009 and both vehicles meet the requirements of the new ballistic protection level VR7.
11 Aug, 2009
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Nissan Unveils LEAF - World's First Affordable Electric Car
Designed specifically for a lithium-ion battery-powered chassis, Nissan LEAF is a medium-size hatchback that comfortably seats five adults and has a range of more than 160km (100 miles) to satisfy real-world consumer requirements.
3 Aug, 2009
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‘Dream Come True’ with Talking cars soon on roads that will avoid crashes
Two Indian researchers have come up with cars that talk to each other to avoid accidents; the research was conducted by Dr Bhibhya Sharma and Dr Utesh Chand of the University of the South Pacific. They have developed the mathematical equations which would ...
15 Jul, 2009
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World to fly 'The Flying cars' in 2011
By 2011, Terrafugia Transition, an American company, located near Boston, is ready to reveal latest technology vehicle with dual purpose car-cum-plane regarded as 'The Flying Car'. This two-seater car can help you avoid the congested traffic allowing you ...
25 Jun, 2009
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Hydrogen-powered city car will soon hit the road of UK
Like other hydrogen cars, the Riversimple Urban Car (RUC) is powered by a fuel cell that combines hydrogen with oxygen from the air to release energy and nothing more toxic than water, says a report in New Scientist.
19 Jun, 2009
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Vattenfall & Volvo to introduce plug-in hybrids technology in 2012
Volvo Cars will put plug-in electrical hybrids on the market as early as 2012. With this technology, there is a battery pack that is used to drive an entirely emission-free electric motor. The battery is recharged via a regular wall socket and in ...
2 Jun, 2009
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Hero Honda offers path breaker Glamour-Fi
The technology offers high quality and consistent engine performance with enhanced drivability, low emissions and augmented fuel economy. The extended engine life adds to the allure.
18 May, 2009
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Future Nokia Phones to come with Capacitive Screens & Multi-Touch
The resistive screen has been used in the company’s flagship Nokia XpressMusic device. However, according to rumors, this phone could be fitted with a capacitive screen as well.
16 May, 2009
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Michelin & Goodyear each rank highest in OE tire customer satisfaction
Experiencing Problems Leads to a Considerable Decline In Tire Owner Satisfaction and Recommendation Rat.
15 May, 2009
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BMW developing cars that will help pedestrians avoid danger
A car-to-car communication system that is being developed by BMW offers more protection to pedestrians by sensing situations and people that motorists usually cannot see.
14 May, 2009
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New eco-friendly bike to hit Indian roads
The group of students has plans to increase it with some changes in near future. They claim that it is the world's first 100cc motorcycle powered by air and can help eliminate pollution to a great extent.
14 May, 2009
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Casio & L-R-G launch limited edition L-R-G X G-Shock, DW-6900LRG-2
This is a color that symbolizes hope. L-R-G, G-Shock and Obama are all a sign of the times, pun intended,” said Jonas Bevacqua, Co-Founder and Creative Director, L-R-G.
11 May, 2009

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