An aerial view of evening traffic in Shanghai. China’s auto sales smashed through the 20m mark last year, growing nearly 14% and extending its lead as the world’s biggest car market, an industry group said on Thursday
As the BART transit system entered its fourth day of strikes, traffic slows on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, as San Francisco Bay Area commuters started the new working week on Monday with gridlocked roads and long lines for buses and ferries. At the same time, federal investigators were searching for clues to a weekend train crash that killed two workers.
A Ferrari 458 Speciale car is covered ahead of its presentation during a media preview day at the Frankfurt Motor Show
Vehicles queue in rush hour traffic on Guomao Bridge in Beijing on Thursday. Eight more cities in China, the world’s biggest auto market, are likely to announce policies restricting new vehicle purchases, an official at the automakers association said, as Beijing tries to control air pollution
A Bangladeshi woman and her husband negotiate around the heavy traffic in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Lightning from a thunderstorm strikes on Thursday amid the wreckage of twisted cars and structures at Plaza Elementary School, where seven children were killed when a tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma. The tornado tore through the town on Monday, flattening neighbourhoods and destroying the elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds of up to 200 mph. Read more
A man cleans his vintage Soviet-made GAZ-12 ZIM during a retro car motor show in Kiev on Friday.
Rocky road: Dieter Zetsche, Daimler CEO, attends the company’s annual shareholder meeting in Berlin April 10, 2013. The German premium automaker is likely to cut its profit expectations for the year, after it said on Wednesday that its core European markets continue to weaken. Daimler has fallen behind its German rivals BMW, and Audi due to deep-seated problems in China and the latest profit warning is another dent in the credibility of Mr Zetsche, whose contract extension in February nearly ended in a boardroom coup. Daimler may need to revise its full-year profit goal after the car and truckmaker warned that European automotive markets remained in the doldrums.