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JOHANNESBURG- Toyota South Africa is recalling 730,000 cars to replace defective airbag inflators affecting deferent models, Xinhua news agency reported on Friday. "Toyota and many other motor manufacturers worldwide are recalling vehicles for potentially defective Takata airbag inflators. Globally, there are close to 100 million vehicles affected across several brands. At Toyota South Africa we have 730,000 vehicles affected," the...
New York (dpa) - Volkswagen has been fighting for months to keep evidence relating to its controversial testing of diesel fumes on monkeys and humans out of a US legal trial, according to documents seen by dpa. The documents were submitted to a court in the US state of Virginia by Volkswagen clients who are suing the German car giant...
FRANKFURT - Ford could make electric cars in Germany after 2023 when the life cycle of Ford's Fiesta model is due to end, the head of the carmaker's German business told a paper, adding he would welcome state subsidies to support the shift. "Purely hypothetically that (2023) could be a good time for it," Gunnar Herrmann told German business daily...
DETROIT, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd , one of India's oldest vehicle manufacturers, is testing autonomous tractors, trucks and cars, while moving closer to bringing electric vehicles to the United States, Chairman Anand Mahindra said on Monday. The company, which opened a new North American headquarters north of Detroit on Monday, is considering when to begin U.S....
Frankfurt, June 18 - German authorities arrested the head of Volkswagen’s luxury arm Audi on Monday, the most senior company official so far to be detained over the carmaker’s emissions test cheating scandal.   Munich prosecutors, who earlier this month widened their probe into Audi, said Rupert Stadler was being held due to fears he might hinder their investigation into the...
JOHANNESBURG, October 29 - British Airways has started four new weekly services between London and Johannesburg, increasing the number of direct flights between the cities to 18 a week. The British Airways' London-Johannesburg service started on Sunday and comes as the airline also opens a new route from London to Durban on Monday which will offer three weekly services using Boeing...
CAPE TOWN - South Africa is likely to adopt new plans for the country's car industry in December which aim to increase the local content of assembled cars to 60 percent by 2035 from around 38 percent now, a cabinet minister said on Thursday. The new plan, which will come into effect in 2021, seeks to provide stability for one...
JOHANNESBURG  - British aero-engine maker Rolls-Royce has partnered with Chicago-based artificial intelligence software maker Uptake to spot possible operational issues in its Trent engine fleet ahead of time, the companies said on Tuesday. Uptake provides artificial intelligence software to industrials companies to help them predict the performance of complex machines by combining data analytics and machine learning. Rolls-Royce, whose Trent engines...
DETROIT, Dec 6 – Volkswagen AG executive Oliver Schmidt will be sentenced in federal court in Detroit on Wednesday for his part in a diesel emissions scandal that has cost the German automaker as much as $30 billion. Under a plea agreement, Schmidt, a German national, will face up to seven years in prison and a fine between $40,000 and $400,000 after admitting to conspiring...
WASHINGTON - General Motors Co <GM.N> is halting work on two renovation projects at facilities in the Detroit area as it offers voluntary severance packages to 18,000 salaried workers in North America. GM chief executive Mary Barra told salaried workers in an email Wednesday seen by Reuters that the automaker has "decided to postpone the new studio building of the...

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