As well as entertainment, OnStar can call the emergency services in the event of a crash.

With more and more buyers citing digital connectivity as a serious consideration when it comes to buying a new car, Opel’s OnStar system could be arri(...)

Established car firms welcome talk of Apple and Google entering the car market. The firms are already working with car makers on in-car infotainment systems

Car executives are taking seriously the prospect that Apple and Google will emerge as competitors even as they consider partnering with the two. “If (...)

The proposed whistleblower incentive  follows controversies over defective General Motors ignition switches and Takata air bag inflators.

A measure that would offer financial incentives for auto industry employees to expose safety defects won unanimous backing from a US Senate panel on T(...)

Apple plans a new all-electric car for sale by 2020

Apple, which has been working secretly on a car, is pushing its team to begin production of an electric vehicle as early as 2020. The timeframe - auto(...)

The General Motors world headquarters in Detroit, US. The company had $15.8 billion net cash at December 31st, excluding financing operations. Photograph: AP Photo/Paul Sancya

A central figure in the 2009 restructuring of the US auto industry is seeking a seat on General Motors’ board, in a surprise effort to force the compa(...)

Large amounts of data on driving histories are harvested, frequently without consumers being explicitly aware that the information is being collected or how it will be used

Serious gaps in security and customer privacy affect nearly every vehicle that uses wireless technology, according to a US report released on Monday. (...)

Toyota’s Rav4 SUV has helped boost US sales and keep the Japanese car giant in top spot for the third year in a row.

Toyota warded off German giant Volkswagen to remain the world’s top-selling car firm for a third consecutive year, driven by record US deliveries of (...)

Elon Musk: he expects the lack of clear regulations covering self-driving cars could delay their introduction until 2022 or 2023

Google has begun discussions with most of the world’s top auto-makers and has assembled a team of traditional and non-traditional suppliers to speed e(...)

The 2016 Audi AG Q7 sports utility vehicle. European car sales rose 4.9 per cent in December from a year earlier

European car sales in 2014 rose for the first time in seven years on demand for low-cost motors from Renault and Volkswagen. The gradual revival from (...)

General Motors CEO Mary Barra presents the Bolt EV electric concept vehicle at the North American International Auto Show

While sales of new cars and SUVs are soaring, demand for electric vehicles is still sputtering along in the slow lane.But that’s not stopping car firm(...)