New self-driving Google cars plying Silicon Valley roads

Jun 26, 2015

New self-driving Google cars plying Silicon Valley roads

The latest models of Google’s self-driving cars are now cruising the streets near the Internet company’s Silicon Valley headquarters in a test of how they work around other vehicles driven by people. It’s the first time that the pod-like, two-seat vehicles have been allowed ...

Jun 11, 2015

Apple cars hit the streets to gather new map service data

Apple said Wednesday that it is cruising streets in specially equipped cars to gather pictures and other data for its free online mapping service. For years, a Street View team has been ranging the world for Google Maps. Following in its tracks, Apple promised ...

May 31, 2015

Okinawans face hike in auto insurance premiums

Japan’s nonlife insurers plan to raise auto insurance premiums on Okinawa in October, informed sources said. The hikes, expected at around 10 percent, reflect the rise of accidents in the prefecture as both tourism and car ownership grow, sources said. A rise in vehicle ...

Mar 12, 2015

Japan shipping firm official to be jailed in U.S. over cartel

A senior official of the major Japanese shipping firm Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha has been sentenced to a 15-month prison term for his involvement in a price-fixing conspiracy, according to the U.S. Justice Department. The official who serves as general manager in the company’s ...

Nissan overtook Honda in U.S. sales in January

Feb 4, 2015

Nissan overtook Honda in U.S. sales in January

As falling oil prices continue to drive consumers toward sport utility vehicles and trucks, Japanese automakers kicked off 2015 by posting double-digit growth in the U.S. with Nissan overtaking Honda become the fifth-largest automaker in the country, according to data from Autodata Corp. Boosted ...