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Empty roads in Australia, US and Europe spark increase in speeding drivers
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17th Apr 2020
3 min read

Empty roads in Australia, US and Europe spark increase in speeding drivers

Empty roads in Europe, the USA and Australia have seen a rise in the number of drivers caught travelling at excessively high speeds, according to police and highway patrol units. State police across Australia have reported recording speeds as high as 192km/h as motorists take advantage of reduced traffic amid coronavirus restrictions, while traffic authorities in the US and Europe say average speeds have more than doubled in some areas.
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Susannah Guthrie
Have we hit peak automotive production?
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31st Jan 2020
2 min read

Have we hit peak automotive production?

Global automotive production may have already peaked and is likely to remain in a steady decline, the CEO of a top engineering company said this week. Volkmar Denner, CEO of German giant Bosch, shared his predictions during a news conference in Stuttgart while announcing plans to cut jobs in response to decreasing demand. "It could well be that we have passed the peak of automotive production," Denner told Automotive News.
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Susannah Guthrie
Mercedes-Benz fined $1.4 billion for diesel emissions non-compliance
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24th Sep 2019
1 min read

Mercedes-Benz fined $1.4 billion for diesel emissions non-compliance

Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz, has been fined €870 million ($1.4 billion) by German authorities for selling vehicles which did not fully comply with regulations regarding oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions. It's understood roughly 684,000 diesel vehicles sold in Germany were not compliant with emissions regulations.
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Derek Fung
Ford confirms 5000 European job losses, UK cuts to follow
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18th Mar 2019
1 min read

Ford confirms 5000 European job losses, UK cuts to follow

Ford has confirmed it'll cut more than 5000 jobs in Germany and an as-yet undisclosed number in the United Kingdom, launching a voluntary redundancy program for employees. "Through these programmes and other initiatives, Ford of Germany expects to reduce its headcount in excess of 5000 jobs, including temporary staff," the company said in a statement.
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Scott Collie
Ford teases 'new performance vehicle' for Gamescom reveal
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13th Aug 2018
1 min read

Ford teases 'new performance vehicle' for Gamescom reveal

Ford of Europe has confirmed it will be revealing a "new performance vehicle" at the Gamescom convention in Cologne, Germany, which commences on August 21. Not much else has been officially confirmed about the new model, though the Blue Oval says the vehicle is "for drivers and gamers", that "promises to bring the fun back to on- and off-road driving".
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James Wong