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NuTonomy sends first driverless cars across the streets of Singapore

News - NuTonomy sends first driverless cars across the streets of Singapore

NuTonomy , a startup company by two MIT brains Karl Iagnemma and Emilio Frazzoli had been engaged all the while in the process of developing driverless taxis in Singapore.

Big companies like Uber had been busy developing the same too. But the good news is that Nu Tonomyhas finally succeeded to be the world pioneer by launching this vehicle in Singapore yesterday while Uber had planned theirs only for the month end in the United States. The complete launch of the vehicle is expected by around 2018, but as of now, only six cars will be in service. They are expecting to make the number double by the year end.

The cars used for this technology were Renault Zoe which is yet to receive approval and Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car on which the test drive was done yesterday. The Mitsubishi which went on trial yesterday is equipped with sensors and cameras to monitor other vehicles and traffic signals while strolling through the busy roads of Singapore. An engineer driver was seated behind the steering wheel as a precautionary measure to take control if necessary. Another person was also seated in the backseat to note down the real time functioning of this newly developed technology.

The company selected few enthusiasts from the public for the free trial run and invited them to use the smartphone app for pick up and drop. These people were allowed to choose between 12 destinations in 'One North', a business park located in Queenstown, Singapore. Nu Tonomy holds credit for developing the world’s first driverless cars while the other giants like Google and Volvo haven't yet managed to reach the finishing line.

Volvo’s latest SUV, XC60 launched in India at Rs.55.90 lakh
Volvo’s latest SUV, XC60 launched in India at Rs.55.90 lakh

Volvo launched their premium SUV, XC60 in a new avatar at a price of Rs.55.90 lakh. The second generation model appears in only one variant named Inscription and is based on the company’s in-house developed SPA platform.


Range Rover Velar launched at Rs.78.83 lakh
Range Rover Velar launched at Rs.78.83 lakh

Jaguar Land Rover launched their much anticipated SUV offering, Range Rover Velar in India at a starting price of Rs.78.83 lakh. Bookings for this vehicle had already begun in the beginning of this month. The Tata Motors owned company has now officially revealed the prices of the different variants of this particular model that has its base variant priced at Rs.78.83 lakh and top end variant at Rs.1.37 crore.

 Maruti Suzuki Ignis all set to be launched next month
Maruti Suzuki Ignis all set to be launched next month

Maruti Suzuki Ignis to be launched on 13th January 2017

• Addressed as a premium urban crossover, Ignis comes with a lot of unique features for the Indian specific model

• Available in both Petrol and Diesel trims and expected to be priced around Rs.5-7 lakh approximately


Peugeot buys Ambassador Car brand from Hindustan Motors
Peugeot buys Ambassador Car brand from Hindustan Motors

Hindustan Motors has signed an agreement with Peugeot, selling Ambassador Brand and certain related rights at a sum of Rs.80 crore. It also said that the proceeds of the sale will be used to clear all pending dues of employees and lenders.


Maruti Suzuki Swift 2017- Old wine in a new bottle? Find out!
Maruti Suzuki Swift 2017- Old wine in a new bottle? Find out!

Maruti Suzuki has launched the New Swift 2017 in Japan and it is just months away to the Indian launch. It is expected to reach India in the second half of 2017 and there has been some real buzz about it for quite some time now.
The unique and most loved car since 2005 has chosen a new avatar for the 2017 launch and is being awaited by the enthusiasts all over.


Honda WR-V ready to hit Indian roads on March 16th, 2017
Honda WR-V ready to hit Indian roads on March 16th, 2017

Honda WR-V (Winsome Runabout Vehicle), the sub compact crossover was unveiled at the 2016 Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil. Now, Honda is about to launch the same here in the country on March 16th, 2017. As WR-V rolls here, India will earn the name for being the first country to produce and launch it in the world. Previously named as the Jazz Twist, this crossover is based on the company’s best seller Honda Jazz but is slightly longer and taller than the latter.


Mercedes Benz India announces plans to bring hybrid & electric car
Mercedes Benz India announces plans to bring hybrid & electric car

As the Indian Government has been taking quicker and necessary steps to curb the growing pollution in the country, the automobile market too seems to be rapidly making moves alongside. This year, Indian Government planned to skip the implementation of BS-V norms altogether and is about to leap from BS-IV to VI in next four years, i.e. stricter emission norms by 2020.


Jeep Compass expected to be priced around 25 lakh
Jeep Compass expected to be priced around 25 lakh

August 1st witnessed the launch of the iconic Jeep Grand Cherokee in India. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles which brought the brand to India as CBU (Completely Built Up) units with a heavy price tag had promised that they will soon launch a Made in India SUV at their new facility (JV with Tata) in Ranjangaon, Pune.


Isuzu MU-X launched in India at a starting price of Rs.23.99 lakh
Isuzu MU-X launched in India at a starting price of Rs.23.99 lakh

MU-X, A new SUV from Isuzu Motors India was launched in India on Thursday replacing the MU-7 from their Indian line-up. This robust utility vehicle comes in two variants- a 4x2 variant priced at Rs.23.99 lakh and 4x4 variant at Rs.25.99 lakh (Both Ex-showroom Delhi). The MU-X shares its platform with the new-generation D-Max and rivals against the likes of Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. The MU-X had conquered the global market until March 2017 after which a facelifted version of the same was launched there. The facelift MU-X will reach India in another year or so, depending on how good the Indian markets welcome this model here.


2017 Maruti Dzire- Bookings open at Rs.11,000 token amount
2017 Maruti Dzire- Bookings open at Rs.11,000 token amount

Maruti Suzuki has geared up for the launch of its most popular sub compact sedan, the 2017 Dzire in India on May 16th. The company dealerships have officially started to accept bookings for the same at a token amount of Rs.11,000. There is also an option for customers who have already booked the outgoing model to upgrade it to the third generation Dzire.


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LAND ROVER Range Rover Velar

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AUDI Q7

Q7

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Renault Captur captures compact SUV lovers
Renault Captur captures compact SUV lovers

• Renault Captur launched in India at a starting price of Rs.9.99 lakh

• Company’s new flagship model is built on the MO platform as the Duster

• Has many new first in-segment premium features

Renault Kwid and Datsun Redi-GO recalled due to faulty fuel system
Renault Kwid and Datsun Redi-GO recalled due to faulty fuel system

Renault Kwid and Datsun Redi GO face recall over a faulty fuel hose.

• Around 50K units of Renault Kwid and 932 units of Redi GO affected.

• Both cars will get a free inspection of the fuel system and a new hose clip added to it.

Kwid manufactured between September 2015 and May 2016 and Redi GO manufactured until May 2016 will be inspected.

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MARUTI SUZUKI Celerio Limited Edition 2017

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HONDA Jazz

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