MG Motor India launches mid-size SUV Astor for Rs 9.78L
As per the company, the mid-size SUV comes with India's first 'personal AI assistant and first-in-segment autonomous (Level 2)' technology. "Enriched with features and packed with technologies never seen before in this segment, we believe that Astor will set a new benchmark in the segment," said Rajeev Chaba, President and MD, MG Motor India.
Foldable steering wheel for future vehicles arriving soon
The affiliate of Hyundai Motor Group said it developed a foldable steering system after two years of research. The company said it is currently working to acquire patents for the new system. The system features a steering wheel that can be folded inside the dashboard and move up to 25 centimeters back and forth to create more space for the driver's seat.
Tesla begins rolling out 'full self-driving' software update: Musk
"Beta 10.2 now rolling out to cars with 100/100 safety score over 100 miles," Musk tweeted. "Rollouts will hold for several days after that to see how it goes. If that looks good, beta will gradually begin rolling out to 99 scores & below," Musk has tweeted earlier.
Nitin Gadkari again invites Musk to come and manufacture Tesla in India
Gadkari said: "I have told Tesla that don't sell electric cars manufactured in China, in India. You should manufacture electric cars in our country, and also export cars from India." The government may consider lowering import duty along with offering other sops to Tesla but for that the EV major would have to invest in setting up a manufacturing facility in the country.
Tesla Cyberquad will be the safest all terrain vehicle: Elon Musk
"We are definitely making Cybertruck here and so probably the ATV too. The ATV is an interesting design challenge because ATVs are pretty dangerous and we want to make an ATV that is the least dangerous ATV," Musk said. Musk added some details about how Tesla plans to make that happen.
Ola launches new vehicle commerce platform
Ola Cars will enable consumers to purchase both new and pre-owned vehicles through the Ola App. "Customers are looking for a new way to buy, service and sell their vehicles. They are no longer satisfied with the archaic retail store mode," said Bhavish Aggarwal, Founder and CEO, Ola.
Mercedes-Benz India rolls-out 'Made in India' S-Class
According to Martin Schwenk, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India: "We are in particular overwhelmed with the tremendous response to the 'New Generation S-Class', and to cater to the increased demand, we are now commencing local production ahead of our planning.
Tesla increases Model 3, Model Y prices: Report
The price of Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus went from $39,990 to $41,990, Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD price stayed at $49,990 and Tesla Model 3 Performance price went from $56,990 to $57,990, auto-tech website Electrek reported on Wednesday. The most significant change is the $2,000 price increase to the Model 3 Standard Range Plus, which has been Tesla's cheapest car.
Tata Motors unveils sub-compact SUV Punch
According to the company, the sub-compact SUV will be available in both manual (MT) and automatic (AMT) transmission options. "Tata Motors design studios in India, UK, and Italy collaborated to develop this unique vehicle to herald the creation of an entirely new category - the sub-compact SUV, to address a growing customer need for a small in size but large in space SUV," the company said in a statement.
Apple Car to use automatic shading system to block bright light
With the automatic shading system, "Apple Car" could prevent drivers and passengers from being blinded by the sun's glare or dazzled by headlights, reports AppeInsider. According to the patent granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office, the "Active Glare Suppression System" could stop bright lights from reaching the driver's eyes at all, while keeping the rest of the view clear.