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Image of the week: Great Rainfall of China Extreme volatility is still the dominant weather pattern across Chinese financial markets, with Wedn(...)

CarPlay: access to data should be about making driving better, not about playing Big Brother

The 2010 Roman Polanski film The Ghost is a political thriller based on the novel by Robert Harris. In the film the satnav in the BMW X5 driven by one(...)

Volkswagen overtook Toyota in global sales for the first half of 2015, threatening to end the Japanese group’s three-year reign as the world’s top-selling carmaker.

Volkswagen overtook Toyota in global sales for the first half of 2015, threatening to end the Japanese group’s three-year reign as the world’s top-sel(...)

The Jeep Grand Cherokee are exhibited on a car dealership in New Jersey

The US’s car safety watchdog, toughening its stance against manufacturer defects, has issued a record $105 million in fines against Fiat Chrysler Auto(...)

Mcity: the Ann Arbor site has 40 building facades, angled junctions, a roundabout, a bridge, a tunnel, gravel roads and plenty of obstructed views. Photograph: University of Michigan  M City at University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, a purpose-built test town for  driverless vehicles.

A simulated city opened in the US this week, on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, to see if self-driving cars can operate without(...)

Car firms, struggling with lacklustre growth in established markets are hoping to reap lucrative business from re-opened Iran, but will face stiff competition from Chinese rivals

The world’s carmakers have been plotting their assault on Iran for several years. But when they arrive in the newly opened country - marking a long-aw(...)

“Fiat Chrysler has repeatedly failed to notify owners about recalls in a timely manner, in some cases weeks or months beyond the deadline to do so,” Jennifer Timian, head of the NHTSA’s office of recall management, told the hearing

Fiat Chrysler put its own customers and other drivers at risk by being too slow to notify drivers about faults and failing to provide critical informa(...)

Equities began to recover on reports that Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras had signalled he would accept creditors’ bailout offer if some changes were made to the attached conditions. Photograph: Andrea Bonetti/EPA

Stocks rebounded across Europe on Wednesday as investors watched Greece for signs of compromise. Equities began to recover on reports that Greek prime(...)

Ford’s SUV sales rose 10 per cent but car sales fell 3.5 per cent in June. Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images

Strong demand for sport utility vehicles and trucks in June helped General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co offset slowing demand for sedans by allowing th(...)

 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

“The merger is wonderful news. It will be the saving . . . of the industry. One has the know-how on the heavy vehicle side and one on the car side.(...)