China car market heads for unprecedented second annual drop

Business Dec 10, 2019

China car market heads for unprecedented second annual drop

Car sales in China continued to decline in November, extending a historic slump and all but ensuring a second straight annual drop for the world's biggest auto market. Sales of sedans, sport utility vehicles, minivans and multipurpose vehicles fell 4.2 percent from a year earlier ...

VW accused of deceit in U.K.'s largest class action lawsuit

Business Dec 3, 2019

VW accused of deceit in U.K.'s largest class action lawsuit

Volkswagen AG is facing one of the largest-ever U.K. class action lawsuits, with almost 100,000 vehicle owners accusing it of misleading them by installing emissions-cheating software that made it appear their diesel vehicles met environmental standards. Lawyers for the drivers opened their case Monday, and ...

Toyota has plenty for robots to do during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Business Aug 23, 2019

Toyota has plenty for robots to do during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

When athletes and organizers descend on Tokyo for the 2020 Olympic Games they'll be ferried around in autonomous cars, while torch relay runners will be accompanied by vehicles equipped with artificial intelligence. Robots will ferry javelins and hammers. All told, Toyota Motor Corp. will provide ...