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Toyota car fault prompts massive recall

    Japanese car giant Toyota has announced a recall of more than 2.4 million hybrid vehicles worldwide because of a fault in their systems that could cause them to lose power. The recall of Prius and Auris cars includes 1.25 million in Japan, 830,000 in North America and 290,000 in Europe, of

Electric cars cast growing shadow on profits

FILE PHOTO: The EQC, the first fully electric Mercedes car is shown at a presentation in Stockholm, Sweden September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Esha Vaish/File Photo   Electric cars are poised to arrive en masse in European showrooms after years of hyped concept-car launches and billions in investment by automakers and suppliers. Now comes the

How Electric Scooters Are Reshaping Cities

The scene in Santa Monica, where scooter-mania began.   One of the biggest stories in technology this year is the exploding popularity of Bird, Lime, Skip, Spin and Scoot. They’re all electric scooter-rental services, and their vehicles are suddenly buzzing along city streets and sidewalks around the world. These startups allow riders to

U.S. rail volumes sustain steady climb

US intermodal rail lines   Combined carload and intermodal shipments have grown 4 percent year-over-year through August.   Total combined U.S. freight railroad traffic in August grew another 4.5 percent to 2.83 million carloads and intermodal units compared with the same month a year ago, according to the latest data from the Association of

Mercedes Brings Hands-Free Driving to Its 40-Ton Highway Hauler

Mercedes-Benz Actros 1863 LS 4x2, Exterior,antique red metallic, L-Cab, SoloStar Concept, GigaSpace, OM 473 Euro VI rated at 460 kW/625 hp, displacement 15.6 l, 12-speed Mercedes PowerShift transmission 3, Active Brake Assist 5, Proximity Assist, Traffic-Sign-Recognition-Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Stability Assist, Attention Assist, Active Drive Assist, MirrorCam, Multimedia Cockpit interactive,

Electric Mercedes opens German assault on Tesla

FILE PHOTO: A Tesla Model S electric car is seen at its dealership in Seoul, South Korea July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo   Mercedes-Benz is set to unveil its much-anticipated electric SUV on Tuesday, marking the start of a German onslaught against Tesla’s dominance of the fast-growing market for premium battery cars. Daimler-owned Mercedes,

4059 Vehicles in Nigeria Involved in Road Crashes in Q2

Latest report from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), has revealed that 4,059 vehicles were involved in road crashes in the second quarter (Q2), of the year. In the road transport data released on Tuesday, commercial vehicles represented the highest number of crashes with 2,447 representing 60.29 per cent, followed by

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