Back from holiday, Merkel shifts gear on diesel

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany must eventually follow other European countries in banning new diesel cars, Chancellor Angela Merkel said, conceding for the first time that diesel’s days are numbered in the wake of the emissions scandals. Her concession, in an interview with Super Illu magazine, followed mounting pressure over the summer on Germany’s auto makers […]

Carey wants more German manufacturers in F1

Could the likes of BMW, Porsche or Audi join F1 in the future?

French maker of driverless shuttles opens US plant

DETROIT — A French maker of self-driving vehicles is opening its first U.S. manufacturing facility. Navya says it’s opening a 20,000-square-foot factory in Saline, Michigan, about 50 miles (80 km) southwest of Detroit. The company plans to hire 50 workers and make 25 driverless shuttles at the plant before the end of this year. The…

F1: Sauber hires ex-Renault head Vasseur as team principal

LONDON — Sauber has hired former Renault Formula One head Frederic Vasseur as team principal. Vasseur takes over from Monisha Kaltenborn, who abruptly left the Swiss team last month. Sauber is ninth in the constructors’ championship heading into Sunday’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Vasseur oversaw Renault’s return to F1 last year but left after…

Lexus refuses to call updated LS ‘self-driving’

What the car will do and will not do required some careful wording, Lexus says. #3Novices #News #OnlineMedia 3Novices Europe

Auto industry braces for Trump decision on imported steel, aluminum

Automakers are concerned about the unintended consequences of any restrictions on steel, including a potential decline in domestic auto production and the risk of triggering a global trade war. #3Novices #News #OnlineMedia 3Novices Europe

Hamilton hit with 5-place grid penalty for gearbox change

SPIELBERG, Austria — Lewis Hamilton’s chances of winning the Austrian Grand Prix have been hit by a five-place grid penalty for an unauthorized gearbox change. Teams must use the same gearbox for six straight races but Hamilton’s Mercedes team made the change before reaching that requirement. The British driver is 14 points behind Ferrari’s Sebastian…