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Driverless cars might follow the rules of the road, but what about the language of driving?

Recently, while on my way to the University of Pittsburgh's campus, I made a quick "Pittsburgh left" - taking a left turn just as the light turns green - while facing a driverless car...

By Abdesalam Soudi 26 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

New to ridesharing? Here is what you need to know

The explosion of ridesharing services has occurred partially because of the prevalence of powerful smart phones being so prevalent, new technologies including next generation smart phone applications being developed, and a desire for those who utilise taxi-type services to have better, easier, and safer experiences...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 9 Nov 2017

UNITED STATES

California to allow autonomous cars without driver

California officials have unveiled new regulations that would allow autonomous vehicles to operate on state roads in test projects without a human operator...

13 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

VW pleads guilty to US criminal charges, pays $4.3bn in 'dieselgate'

Volkswagen AG will plead guilty to three criminal charges and pay a total $4.3 billion in fines to settle the emissions cheating scandal known as "dieselgate"...

12 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Google's Waymo to expand self-driving partnerships

Waymo, the autonomous car subsidiary of Google's parent company Alphabet, announced Sunday at the Detroit auto show that it would develop its self-driving technology...

10 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Renault-Nissan doubles down on autonomous cars

Renault-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn told a tech gathering on Thursday the automaker is committed to self-driving cars...

9 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

US unveils 'V2V' plan for cars to talk to each other

US officials announced a proposal on Tuesday to help speed up the adoption of autonomous vehicles by requiring new cars to communicate with each other and "speak the same language."

15 Dec 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Volvo's concierge service will wash, fuel and service your car

"Imagine parking your car in the morning at work and when you head home your car has been serviced, cleaned and refuelled."...

22 Nov 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

VW's Audi hit with fresh emissions cheating lawsuit

Embattled Volkswagen is facing a new lawsuit in US courts over devices used to cheat emissions standards, this one against luxury brand Audi...

10 Nov 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Tesla fixes security in Model S after Chinese hack

A Chinese security team has hacked a Tesla Model S and revealed several vulnerabilities in the luxury electric car...

22 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.9m cars over air bag defect

Fiat Chrysler's US unit FCA US recalled 1.9 million cars Thursday for a problem that could prevent the airbags from deploying...

19 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Tesla's Autopilot to use updated radar technology

Electric carmaker Tesla announced Sunday it was upgrading its Autopilot software to use more advanced radar technology...

12 Sep 2016

UNITED STATES

Protecting security and privacy in the connected car

One very real sign that a new technology has gone mainstream is when news reports about its security risks - real, imagined or both - start to appear...

By Neil Cawse 16 Aug 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Tesla driver killed on 'autopilot' mode, US probe opened

Tesla said on Thursday a driver was killed while using its autopilot self-driving mechanism on its Model S electric car, leading to a US federal safety investigation...

1 Jul 2016

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