17 Results

  • Hyundai Motor, China

    Hyundai to recall over 43,700 cars in China

    Hyundai Motor Company will recall 43,764 of its vehicles in China over a fault which may lead to potential engine failures, quality control watchdog announced on Sunday. According to the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, the affected vehicles are the Santa Fe models with 2.4-litre Theta GDI engines manufactured between 29 November, 2012, and May 31, 2013, as well as the 2.0-litre Theta GDI engines manufactured between 29 Novmeber, 2012, and 30 November, 2013, Efe news reported.

    Business | June 25, 2017
  • Scientists carbon neutral cars

    Scientists pave way for breakthrough in 'carbon neutral' cars

    Carbon neutral cars have moved a step closer to reality after Australian scientists developed a new way to successfully use solar energy to turn naturally-occurring carbon dioxide (CO2) into a "clean" synthetic form of natural gas. In collaboration with Australia's national scientific agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, scientists from the University of Adelaide have successfully used a new "catalyst" to combine carbon dioxide with hydrogen to efficiently produce methane and water. According to University of

    Science and Tech | June 23, 2017
  • cars, pollution, cycles, Venkaiah Naidu

    'Private cars making city life hellish, use bicycles'

    Stating that "life is becoming hell" in metropolitans due to private vehicles, Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu has urged every city to shift focus on non-motorised modes of transport like cycling. "Adding vehicles is becoming a major problem. There are one crore vehicles in Delhi; Mumbai will not be lagging behind. Life is becoming hell," he told reporters here yesterday while speaking at an event. "Focus should be on non-motorised transport. I want every city to have cycle tracks," the minister

    India | June 7, 2017
  • Kevin Hart, Host, Academy Awards, Captain Underpants

    Hosting Oscars tops Kevin Hart's bucket list

    It is one of the toughest gigs in Hollywood but actor-comedian Kevin Hart says given a chance, he would love to host the Academy Awards. The 37-year-old actor, who has previously hosted MTV VMAs, is confident that the Oscars will happen sooner or later, reported Variety. "It would be something I would definitely do just to say I did it in my career. It would be great to say I had that moment," he says. "When the time is right I believe it's

    Hollywood | June 1, 2017
  • Toy car

    New toy cars for children with disabilities developed

    Scientists have developed new toy cars that encourage children with disabilities to engage in physical and social activities. The sit-to-stand car encourages the child to stand up in order to activate the switch that makes the car move. The goal is to encourage the physical skills of pulling up to stand, bear weight and balance, while also fostering more interaction with peers, said researchers from Oregon State University (OSU) in the US. While the "Throw Baby Throw"

    Science and Tech | May 29, 2017
  • India, Lamborghinis

    Market for pre-owned foreign luxury cars growing in India

    The demand for fancy foreign luxury cars is witnessing a steep rise, with buyers, including from faraway northeast, picking up Lamborghinis, Maseratis and Range Rovers that cost up to Rs.1.5 crore apiece- but all pre-owned, a polite term for second-hand. Big Boy Toyz, based in Gurugram, Haryana, is one firm that specialises in selling pre-owned foreign luxury cars in India. It is perhaps the only one of its kind in the country that panders to the Indian buyers'

    Business | May 28, 2017
  • GST Council, hybrid cars

    GST Council may reconsider steep levy on hybrid cars

    The GST Council may reconsider the proposed 43 per cent tax on hybrid cars at its meeting next week after the auto industry voiced disappointment over the steep rate hike. As per the tax slabs decided by the Council last week, the incidence of GST on mid and large-sized hybrid cars has been kept at the same level as passenger cars. Under the GST, the tax incidence on hybrid vehicles will go up to 43 per cent from

    Business | May 24, 2017
  • Cars

    Vending machine that dispenses luxury cars?

    A vending machine that dispenses luxury cars to well-heeled buyers is the latest space-saving innovation in land-starved Singapore -- just don't try to shake it if it gets stuck. Used car dealer Gary Hong has taken to displaying his wares in a glass-fronted, 15-storey building. Like choosing a chocolate bar, the buyer can see everything on display, before pressing some buttons and having their choice delivered. Hong, 45, said he got the inspiration for the new showroom

    World | May 19, 2017
  • Cars, overspeeding, Kaziranga National Park, Assam

    Rs.5,000 fine for cars overspeeding in Kaziranga National Park

    Any vehicle found over-speeding inside the Kaziranga National Park will have to pay an environment compensation of Rs 5,000 besides challan under the Motor Vehicles (MV) Act, the National Green Tribunal on Wednesday said. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar passed the order after the director of the park, who was present before it, informed it that four animals have died since January this year despite installation of sensor- operated automated traffic barriers to prevent these deaths. “Why have these

    Cities | May 17, 2017
  • hybrid cars, India

    10 hybrid cars for greener India

    The world of automobiles is currently going through a transformative phase. Whether we like it or not, cars with old-school internal combustion engines will not be with us in a few years from now. Instead, we’ll all be driving around in electric cars with zero harmful emissions. However, setting up an infrastructure for electric vehicles in a country as big as India can take years if not decades. Having said that, it is crucial that we find new and efficient ways

    Business | May 10, 2017