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VW to set up software development centre in Lisbon

Volkswagen Group is creating a software development centre for Volkswagen Group IT and Mand Truck and Bus AG in Lisbon, Portugal...

3 days ago

This is how AI will change the way you drive

While there have been some recent setbacks (and there will doubtless be more) it appears that, with the massive investments in R&D, driverless cars will one day become a reality...

By Sherry Zameer 3 days ago

A South African roadmap to premium electric mobility

South Africa can do more to create market access and deliver on an operating environment which makes for good business...

By Trevor Hill 16 Apr 2018

After nearly a decade, why are electric cars still an anomaly?

Tesla unveiled the world's first mass-produced electric car nine years ago - why aren't more people driving them?

By Jeff Osborne 6 Apr 2018

Race to robot cars continues after fatal crash

SAN FRANCISCO, US - The race to perfect robot cars continues despite fears kindled by the death of a woman hit by a self-driving Uber vehicle while pushing a bicycle across an Arizona street...

3 Apr 2018

Self-driving truck startup co-founder leaving Uber

SAN FRANCISCO, US - A co-founder of a self-driving truck startup Uber bought to rev up its autonomous vehicle efforts is leaving the ride-share company, CNBC reports...

3 Apr 2018

New CEO for Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda

Michaella Rugwizangoga has been appointed as Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda's new chief executive officer...

29 Mar 2018

Waymo and Jaguar team up on self-driving luxury ride

SAN FRANCISCO, US - Waymo and Jaguar Land Rover have joined forces on a posh, self-driving electric car tailored for a ride-hailing service run by the Google-owned firm...

28 Mar 2018

Who's to blame when driverless cars have an accident?

The news that an Uber self-driving vehicle has killed a pedestrian has made headlines around the world...

By Raja Jurdak and Salil S. Kanhere 23 Mar 2018

Jaguar Land Rover recruiting software engineers of the future

Jaguar Land Rover will be fast-tracking applications for undergraduate and postgraduate placements for computer science, electronics, or software engineering students to work on its autonomous, connected, electrified, and shared (Aces) strategy...

22 Mar 2018

#GIMS2018: What you need to know about the Audi e-tron prototype

Prior to the world premiere, the Audi e-tron prototypes were recently on display at the Geneva International Motor Show. The e-tron prototype offers a preview of the first all-electric model from the Audi brand...

19 Mar 2018

Record results for AutoTrader, SA's leading online vehicle marketplace

Latest web traffic statistics from Effective Measure reveals that AutoTrader has retained its position as South Africa's favourite online marketplace for new and used vehicles...

Issued by AutoTrader 16 Mar 2018

The automotive sector has a bright future

As digital advancements transform the driving experience, they are also fundamentally changing how society engages with the vehicle in the retail environment...

By Trevor Hill 15 Mar 2018

Waymo self-driving trucks to start hauling cargo this week

Waymo has clocked up millions of self-driving miles since starting Google's autonomous vehicle project in 2009, celebrating five million of them by recently releasing a 360-degree video to demonstrate how its cars see the world around them...

By Paul Ridden 12 Mar 2018

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