Some things, like cooking or watching terrible movies, are best enjoyed in the company of a significant other—or casual sexual acquaintance, no judgements here. Personally, climbing over 2,000 feet up to a rickety crane overlooking Tianjin, China doesn’t seem like a romantic activity so much as a way for both people…
The Chinese demand for travel has skyrocketed in recent years, which has in turn increased the need for experienced pilots to fly the tourists to their destinations. Some airlines want more pilots badly enough that they are offering salaries of $300,000 and above to foreigners. That’s a lot better than you can do…
Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.
Last week, the internet went all giggly over the first prototype of a revolutionary traffic-straddling bus from China. There’s some distressing news coming out now about both the shoddy build quality of the test unit, and the possibility that the whole enterprise may just be a big scam. What’s going on?
It appears that Tesla’s own operation in China cannot satisfy demand, creating a market for overpriced and under equipped American-spec cars to be imported by grey market privateers and sold for a fat markup.
A Tesla Model S was involved in a crash in Beijing earlier this week, with yet another driver blaming Autopilot. This is the first alleged Autopilot crash in China, but when you watch the video, it’s amazing it happened at all.
Dr. Kwadwo Safo is, according to his own legend, many things. He is a Pentecostal pastor. He is an inventor. Now he claims to be Ghana’s first carmaker as well. Over the past year, his Kantanka Automobile Company has made international news with its vehicles, mature industrial products emerging fully realized from a…
It’s not that often that one of those crazy-looking transportation concepts you see on the cover of an old 1950s Popular Mechanics comes true, but I’m delighted to say that’s happened. In China, a traffic-straddling bus now actually exists, and it’s bonkers and glorious. Here’s everything about it you need to know.
While driving through a wildlife park near Beijing, some folks had a weird encounter with a Siberian tiger, who decided to chew their Volkswagen’s bumper right off the front of their car.
For years China’s been toying with the idea of building a massive bus that straddles multiple lanes of cars to move commuters without creating a traffic mess. To date, it’s only existed as fancy computer renders and animations. But starting today a real-life version starts testing in Qinhuangdao, China.
Right now, China is working on drafting up rules relating to the testing of self-driving cars on public roads, Bloomberg reports. But those rules aren’t ready yet, and until they are, all automakers hoping to develop their vehicles using Chinese highways are out of luck. This could spell bad news for Chinese…
Alibaba, a huge Chinese E-Commerce company, just released the Roewe RX5, a vehicle marketed as an “internet car.” An “internet car” sounds like it could be A Thing, but really it seems like just a marketing term meaning “a car with an infotainment system.”
Last week the Department of Justice announced the conviction of Wenxia Man by a federal jury. The crime? Conspiring to export military jet engines and drones to China. Not plans. Not components. Entire jet engines and drones.
At the moment, there’s little standardization on how autonomous cars work, or how they should work, or what even counts as autonomy. The Chinese government wants to change that.
Good Morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.
Chinese automakers taking heavy “inspiration” from other companies’ designs is nothing new, but we almost never hear about those automotive plagiarists facing repercussions. Jaguar Land Rover might have had about enough of that nonsense now.
In China, a beautiful dark purple Jaguar XJ blocked a Range Rover Evoque from an exit, leaving the SUV’s driver with only once choice: to repeatedly bash the luxury sedan out of the way in a loud, chaotic spectacle that will bring tears to your eyes.
Chinese car company Gonow (a sub-brand of Guangzhou Automobile Group) is in rough shape at the moment. How rough? They’ve stopped delivering cars to their dealerships, and the dealers themselves have marched on the company headquarters.
I think that maybe only after “Citation,” the Chevrolet nameplate most people are least interested in seeing reborn is “Cavalier.” I’m probably wrong, though, because it’s been leaked that the Cavalier is coming back, at least in China. Maybe now my hopes for a new Cadillac Cimarron will come true!
Somewhere in China, a man on a scooter’s quick thinking saved his bacon as tons and tons of truck came barreling down on him, after what looks like a catastrophic brake failure.