Hiring vehicles without drivers: provisional deal on new rules

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament and Council negotiators agreed on Tuesday evening to ease existing restrictions on the use of vans or tucks without drivers hired from another EU country. The provisional deal will update current EU rules that provide a minimum level of market opening for the […]

China joins list of nations banning the sale of old-style fossil-fuelled vehicles

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content From 2035, the only new cars for sale in China will be ‘new-energy’. In parts of Europe, similar rules are coming on stream earlier. The US is lagging behind – only California […]

We don’t know how autonomous vehicles will depreciate – and that’s a problem

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michelle Avary, Head of Autonomous and Urban Mobility , World Economic Forum LLC Autonomous vehicles (AVs) will have different depreciation patterns than current light passenger vehicles and that pattern is, as yet, unknown. The industry knows with decent […]

Safer roads: More life-saving technology to be mandatory in vehicles

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Safety features such as intelligent speed assistance, advanced emergency-braking system and emergency stop signal will have to be installed in new vehicles. In a drive to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries on EU roads, Internal Market Committee MEPs approved on Thursday a […]

The new North America trade deal USMCA punishes German cars

The North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is dead. Long live the new United States, Mexico, Canada Agreement (USMCA). The three North American nations will continue trading goods of a value of at least $ 1.2 trillion yearly between them. The US President Donald Trump had termed NAFTA as the worse trade deal his country […]