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Published:Sunday | October 23, 2016 | 12:00 AM

DETROIT (AP):A 50-year-old woman who died after a car wreck last month in California is the 11th United States victim of Takata Corp's defective airbag inflators.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirmed the woman's death...

Published:Sunday | October 23, 2016 | 12:00 AM

DETROIT (AP):Self-driving cars hold the promise of saving thousands of lives each year on US roads. But does pointing out flaws with the technology effectively put people in danger?That claim was put forth on Wednesday by Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk...

Published:Sunday | October 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

In a high stakes game with drivers going all out, two racers squared off both on and off the track at the Heroes of Speed Meet, held at Dover Raceway, St Ann, on Monday. Doug 'Hollywood' Gore and Kyle 'Speedy' Gregg nearly came to blows, with...

Published:Sunday | October 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

The push-button start was once the stuff of the superrich or the struggling, dirt poor.In earlier automotive days, in Jamaica, a push button would be found in the lowly Austin Cambridge or the reliable Ford Escort, whose ignition switch had seen...

Published:Sunday | October 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

The 2016 lamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) race series comes to a close on Heroes Day tomorrow. Meet director Monique Gibbs says the meet "... is one of the biggest meets of the year as the competitors are always eager to secure their championships."...

Published:Sunday | October 16, 2016 | 12:00 AM

It appears that whatever happens tomorrow at the last meet of the Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) Championship series for the year, the young guns will be on top.It was not long ago that the likes of William Myers, Nicholas Barnes, Fraser 'Frazz'...

Published:Sunday | October 9, 2016 | 12:00 AM

CANBERRA, Australia (AP):Ford Motor Co ended 91 years of car manufacturing in Australia on Friday, with the remaining two Australian car makers due to close their doors next year.Ford Australia said it built the world's last six-cylinder, rear-wheel...

Published:Sunday | October 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

Tarik Kiddoe, organiser of the Back to Basics Motorcycle Safety Workshop, is happy with the recent expression of support given to the Jamaican programme by US-based motorcycle safety expert Keith Code. "He showed support for the process of where...

Published:Sunday | October 2, 2016 | 12:11 AMMel Cooke

It took less then five minutes for Magna Motors’ Andrew Channer’s ‘make-sure-Elantra-is-in-motion-before-motoring-with-thy-mouth’ approach to my drive of the 2017 Hyundai Elantra to make perfect sense. You see, we journalist...

Published:Sunday | October 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

A vehicle's owner's manual states the right fuel for the car. Most cars simply require the lowest grade and lowest octane fuel at the pumps. In Jamaica, that is 87 octane fuel.The exceptions are usually either speciality cars with high-class...

Published:Sunday | September 25, 2016 | 12:51 AM

SINGAPORE (AP) Autonomous vehicle software start-up nuTonomy has made rides on its self-driving taxis available to the general public in Singapore for free, expanding a first-in-the world run that was initially invitation-only. While multiple...

Published:Sunday | September 25, 2016 | 12:00 AM

The world's first fully electric racing series will stage a race next year in Brooklyn, where Formula E will host the first FIA-sanctioned open-wheel race within the five boroughs of New York City.The 1.21-mile track was revealed on Wednesday on the...

Published:Sunday | September 25, 2016 | 12:00 AM

DETROIT (AP):There is no sense paying a premium for premium gasoline if your car is designed to run on regular, according to research by the automobile club AAA.Some drivers occasionally like to treat their cars to higher octane fuel in the belief...

Published:Sunday | September 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Jamaica's used-car dealers are dismissing talk that they have been importing used cars that are not made for Jamaica and that it renders them unserviceable. Managing director of Carland Investments Tariq Malik describes the assertion as a scare...

Published:Saturday | September 24, 2016 | 12:39 AM

Jamaica's Hyundai dealers, Magna Motors Dealership Limited, has kicked off its first anniversary celebrations with a sales promotion; discounts, free service, and giveaways up to October 1. The anniversary special features a factory clearance...

Published:Sunday | September 18, 2016 | 12:00 AM

BEIJING (AP):Tesla faces new scrutiny in China about its vehicle autopilot system after state television broadcast allegations that a man killed in a crash had activated the driver-assist feature of his car. The state broadcaster CCTV aired a report...

Published:Sunday | September 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

Sam McKenzie, head of business, Honda Jamaica, is confident about the 10th generation's success in the Jamaican market. And well he might. Ahead of Wednesday's simultaneous dual launch at ATL's Kingston and Montego Bay offices two shipments had...

Published:Sunday | September 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

On the outside, apart from fog lights, a badge, and available sunroof, there is nothing to distinguish the trim levels of the new Honda Civic. Both the EXi and the VTi-S come with the same standard features, including 16-inch alloy rims and exterior...

Published:Sunday | September 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

While Automotives reported the reluctance of new-car dealers to service second-hand imports last week, not all of them shy away from doing repairs to your JDM or grey market import.But don't expect them to work magic.If there is a problem with the...

Published:Sunday | September 11, 2016 | 12:00 AM

DETROIT (AP):A three-wheeled electric vehicle could be on the road later this year in the United States and Canada.Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp of Vancouver, British Columbia, officially unveiled the one-seat Solo on Friday. The Solo could go on...

Published:Sunday | September 11, 2016 | 12:00 AM

DETROIT (AP):A Volkswagen engineer has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy in the company's emissions cheating scandal, advancing a criminal investigation by agreeing to testify against others.James Robert Liang, 62, of Newbury Park,...

Published:Sunday | September 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Whether it is 'buyer beware' or the proverbial caution against purchasing 'puss inna bag', Jamaicans are being urged to pause before shelling out hard-earned cash on vehicles supplied by the used-car trade....

Published:Sunday | September 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Both Saccherine Miller and the executive at a large new-vehicle dealership, who requested anonymity, paint an even grimmer picture of risking taking on JDM vehicles. They told similar stories, where a person knows that they are having a transmission...

Published:Friday | September 9, 2016 | 6:34 PM

DETROIT (AP) Ford Motor Co is buying an app-based shuttle service and partnering with a bike-share company as part of its ongoing effort to expand its traditional business. It is buying Chariot, which currently operates 100 14-passenger Ford...

Published:Sunday | September 4, 2016 | 12:00 AM

The newly refurbished and expanded Rubis Bridge House in Spanish Town, St Catherine, was officially opened on Friday, August 26.Numerous visitors, staff members, and sponsors converged on the 1 Barrett Street location for the occasion.Proprietor...

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