The journey begins conventionally, with the driver turning the wheel to ease the car out of the driveway. But then he flicks a switch and raises his hands in the air.
French tyremaker Michelin is to cut 700 domestic jobs, becoming the latest vehicle industry manufacturer to slash staffing in response to the European downturn.
GROWTH in China's car sales slowed in May from a double-digit rise in April, an industry group says, as new data fuels concerns the world's second-biggest economy is faltering.
AP The US auto industry is about to go on a hiring spree as car makers and parts suppliers race to find engineers, technicians and factory workers to build the next generation of vehicles.
The Gillard Government has endorsed the need for a code of conduct between independent automotive repairers and car manufacturers to allow repairers access to the data they need to service modern cars, said Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury.