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General Motors chief executive Mary Barra says self-driving vehicles should keep steering wheels and brakes and accelerators in them as the technology develops.

General Motors chief executive Mary Barra has said self-driving vehicles should keep steering wheels and brakes and accelerators in them as the techno(...)

Opel has confirmed  a re-badged version of the recently-launched Chevrolet Bolt electric car will go on sale across Europe next year.

Opel has confirmed that it will be introducing a re-badged version of the recently launched Chevrolet Bolt electric car, and it will go on sale across(...)

A driver with the ride-sharing service Lyft waits for a customer on a street in Santa Monica

General Motors is investing $500 million in Lyft and has laid out plans to develop an on-demand network of self-driving cars with the ride-sharing se(...)

 General Motors will pay a $900 million penalty  for its decade-long failure to disclose a defect linked 124 deaths

As the number of deaths linked to defective cars made by General Motors has steadily risen to 124, victims’ families have waited for the answer to a b(...)

The new Astra Sport at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Photograph: Hannelore Foerster/Getty Images

The Frankfurt motor show started with a stumble. At the opening press conference of the biennial car industry extravaganza, BMW chief executive Harald(...)

Porsche Mission E: the company says its electric concept car has a 500km range. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Frankfurt Auto Show managed a loop-the-loop, a surge and then a stumble. Which is appropriate, for that’s much like the story of the current motor in(...)

Is Mercedes’ IAA concept the best car of the Frankfurt show?

When the bosses of Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen start name-checking major political events in their motor show speeches, you know you are at a differe(...)

Mercedes razzmattazz ahead of its press conference this morning

It is, perhaps, time to pause for a cup of tea and something small to eat. A chance to rest aching soles of feet and find a replacement notebook. The (...)

Planet Business

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

Sergio Marchionne, chief executive officer of Fiat Chrysler: looking for  consolidation in the  industry, saying carmakers need to bring down the costs of producing electric cars and self-driving technology. Photographer: Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg

General Motors’ chief executive has rejected calls for a merger of the world’s third-largest carmaker by sales with its rival Fiat Chrysler Automobile(...)

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