A man taking photos beside the Volkswagen logo at the 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai, China, in April. A  vast shopping spree  in past years built up the now titanic Volkswagen Group. Photograph: How Hwee Young/EPA

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Mercedes has a vision for self-driving cars, but is is Utopia or Dystopia?

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Preliminary bids for the South Korean Tongyang Cement & Energy group are expected today and reports have suggested that CRH will  be among the suitors

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Sergio Marchionne, chief executive of Fiat and Chrysler,  has successfully glued together two carmakers. The question is: can he pull off the trick again? Photograph: Fabrizio Costantini/The New York Times

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Boom models include the Jeep Renegade (above), Renault’s Captur and the BMW X5

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A car dashboard displaying HERE software

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Seven individuals and two former shareholders had been accused of selling shares in early 2006 in the knowledge that the A380 was running into delays

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The advances in car automation are impressive

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Ingredients and convenience food group Kerry climbed 1.67 per cent to close at €67.50

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The Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion in in San Francisco. “In the future,” Dr Mankowski says, “speed won’t matter anymore. Only time and space.” 2:00

Self-driving cars won’t just change the way we go to and fro, according to the world’s oldest car company. Instead, Mercedes-Benz thinks self-driving (...)