US pledges $4 bn to speed self-driving cars

The US administration pledged to help clear the way for autonomous vehicles with an investment of $4 billion to fund research and testing projects.

Weed stems ripe for biofuel

A weedy plant found on the roadside in northern Australia has stems ripe for biofuel production.

Google 'anti-aging' group has a website

Google's new company aimed at addressing problems of health and aging has taken a step forward—with its own website and mission statement.

Nissan eyes 1.5 million electric cars by 2016

Japanese auto giant Nissan is aiming to sell 1.5 million electric vehicles around the world by 2016, the company said Monday, as it looks to capitalise on growing demand for green products.

Proton goes Dutch in electric car tie-up

Malaysian automaker Proton has said it will manufacture electric cars for eco-conscious markets in Europe and the United States, in a deal with Netherlands-based Detroit Electric.

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