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Electric vehicles aren’t enough to clean up city’s energy systems

An investment of €6 billion in Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure could yield over €12 billion in human health benefits from improved air quality.
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More and more Indians are buying used cars & bikes to avoid public transport, shared cabs

Apart from Covid fear, job losses and pay cuts across industries has increased risk aversion among customers leading to a sharp fall in discretionary spending.
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Why the world’s car industry is pinning its hopes on a recovery in China

Sales of passenger cars in China, which has been the world’s biggest car market since 2009, have increased for 2 months while Europe's market slumped 18% in August.
Voyage's self-driving cars will now be fitted with UV light emitters. | news.voyage.auto

Self-driving cars try UV rays to kill coronavirus to assure riders

Voyage and May Mobility, autonomous-vehicle firms that charge riders to go on specialised routes, are putting UV-light emitters in their shuttles to help keep services running.
Mahindra Roxor

Mahindra loses trade case filed by Fiat Chrysler for ‘copying’ Jeep model

The International Trade Commission upheld a judge’s finding that Mahindra’s off-road vehicle Roxor is a copy of the iconic Jeep Wrangler.
Newly manufactured Maruti Suzuki cars are seen parked inside the company factory in Manesar near Gurugram

Maruti seen bouncing back on demand for small cars & people shifting from public transport

Maruti Suzuki’s fortunes are set to turn around as changing buyer behaviour favours its dominance in cheap hatchbacks, analysts say.

Cars make a comeback as lockdowns ease and public transport remains a no-no

Driving has emerged as the socially distant transportation of choice and is offering some relief to an oil market fresh off its worst crash in history.
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How to build a morally ethical self-driving car

Companies have scaled back their ambitions, aiming more for driver support than full autonomy, just as sober-minded transport experts told us to expect.
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Car sales in India drop to record low as economic slowdown worsens

Weak sales are forcing manufacturers to cut production or shut factories, leading to at least 15,000 job losses in the industry so far.
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They’re actually reinventing the wheel to keep up with robocars

Car-makers are developing smart tyres & putting semi-conductors & sensors inside headlights, glass and seats to make them intelligent.

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This country is the real winner of the WFH economy

Gross domestic product figures are encouraging in this country neighboring China. The economy expanded 1.9% in the third quarter from the prior three months, official figures show.
Representational image. | A five gram gold coin sits on a counter inside a Titan Co. Tanishq jewellery store in Mumbai. | Photo: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Tatas got panned for Tanishq ad. But this state govt is the largest shareholder in Titan

Titan was set up in 1984 as a joint venture between the Tata group and a state govt. While the Tatas own 25.02% stake, the state govt owns 27.88% stake in the company.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.