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Toyota also manufactures the Lexus and Daihatsu brands

Volkswagen overtakes Toyota to become top carmaker despite VWgate

29 July 2016

Toyota has reported a fall in vehicle sales for the first half of 2016 following a series of production stoppages which has left it flagging behind major rival Volkswagen (VW).

Boeing may cease production of iconic 747

Boeing 747 under threat as demand falls

29 July 2016

American plane maker Boeing has announced it is considering discontinuing the production of its iconic aircraft the 747, due to falling demand. 

Amazon has recently made a big push into Indian markets and has launched its Prime services there

Amazon sales up 30 per cent, as India debut boosts profits

29 July 2016

Amazon has reported that its sales have risen by more than 30 per cent in the second quarter of 2016 with a revenue increase to $30.4bn (£23bn).

A working group has been established representing engineers' interests during brexit negotiations

Brexit impact negatively affecting UK manufacturers, survey reveals

29 July 2016

Brexit fears are already affecting the manufacturing sector, the manufacturer’s organisation EEF has found, saying the sector’s full economic recovery is now in jeopardy. 

A think tank believes the case for HS2 is not solid due to the development of autonomous cars

HS2 'vanity project' weakened by driverless cars, says think tank

29 July 2016

A think tank advocating a low-tax society has issued a report stating that HS2 should be scrapped as the emergence of driverless cars makes the business case for the project increasingly weak. 

Hinkley Point C will be one of the most expensive energy projects ever built in the UK

Hinkley Point: EDF agrees but 'bonkers' government hesitates

29 July 2016

EDF, the French energy giant, has finally agreed to fund and build Hinkley Point C nuclear power station after months of deliberation, but the UK government has forced a last-minute halt to proceedings by saying it will now not make its final decision over support for the project until the autumn.

A new type of fuel made from plastic waste could replace fossil fuels in marine engines

Marine diesel derived from plastic waste trialled in Bristol

28 July 2016

A new type of fuel made from mixed plastic waste is being tested for use in diesel engines in tankers, ferries and industrial machinery.

The eTruck runs on three lithium-ion battery modules which allow it to drive up to 200km before it needs recharging

Mercedes-Benz reveals first completely electric truck

28 July 2016

Mercedes-Benz has revealed the first fully-electric truck with an admissible total weight of up to 26 tonnes making it capable of undertaking heavy duty operations.

IBM has joined forces with Brazilian researchers to better monitor the spread of Zika virus

IBM’s machines to fight against Zika virus

28 July 2016

IBM has provided its technology and expertise to help better monitor spread of the Zika virus disease in South America.

A key member of the search team looking for Flight MH370 believes the plane plunged in to the ocean at great speed

Flight MH370: chief investigator believes plane plunged into sea at 400km/hr

28 July 2016

The Australian crash investigator overseeing the ongoing search for missing Flight MH370 has said in an interview that, given the known satellite communication data during the final minutes of the flight, he believes the plane plunged into the sea at almost 400Km per hour.

Jupiter's Great Red Spot is a hurricane-like system of gases that swirl at speeds of up to 684km per hour

Origin of Jupiter’s mysterious hot spot found

28 July 2016

A hot spot in Jupiter's upper atmosphere is caused by the planet's most recognisable feature, according to scientists.

Technology knows what the donkey says

Donkey speech translated into human language for London rides

28 July 2016

A new summer attraction in London offers donkey rides with technology-based translation of donkey sounds into human sentences.

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