Engineers are eager to create vehicles that can drive by themselves. Advanced technology already helps with parking but carmakers have bigger dreams. They're sharing some of their ideas at this week's auto show in Frankfurt.
Volkswagen has announced that the "New Beetle," a playful spin on the classic bug, will become a thing of the past as of next year. Many Americans have fond memories of the car, despite its roots in Germany's Nazi past.
The sale of halogen lightbulbs is being banned across the EU, as LEDs are touted as greener alternatives. Advocates insist the move will save consumers money in the long run and lead to lower carbon emissions.
The South Korean government is considering banning from the roads any BMW vehicle that has not been subject to a recall safety check after more than 30 incidents in which cars caught fire. Julian Ryall reports.
Sales of electric cars in Europe have just crossed the 1 million mark, as more consumers are persuaded to opt for green mobility. Can the infrastructure to support the transition from fuel-powered vehicles keep up?
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