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

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

By Raja Jurdak and Salil S. Kanhere 1 day ago

Porsche workers snap up bonuses of nearly €10,000

FRANKFURT, Germany - German luxury carmaker Porsche on Wednesday said it would pay workers a special bonus of up to €9,656 ($11,800) each to celebrate a record year...

1 day ago

BMW X2 arrives in Mzansi

The latest member of the X series, the BMW X2 sports activity coupe, was launched last week in Mzansi...

2 days ago

Local inventor finds way to generate gas from plastic trash

From building alien spaceships on the set of the film District 9 to setting up his own hydroponic system at home, innovator Pierre "Pops" Pretorius always had an idea floating around in his head...

By Farren Collins 2 days ago

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...

2 days ago

Kia wins bid to provide UN with vehicles

Kia Motors has succeeded against competition from various leading global automakers to provide vehicles to the UN and UN Entities...

2 days ago

#TriedAndTested: Renault Kwid 1.0 SCe Dynamique AMT

Renault has introduced its new Kwid AMT alongside the current Expression and Dynamique manual models to continue offering affordable mobility in the entry-level segment...

By Ilse van den Berg 19 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

#GIMS2018: Goodyear moving tyres to the next level

The pace of technological change in the tyre industry is accelerating dramatically, largely focused on four core technology areas - fleets, autonomy, connectivity and electric vehicles. This is what Goodyear calls the new F.A.C.E of mobility...

16 Mar 2018

Tackling Tulbagh with tents and kids is child's play

About 30 minutes out of Cape Town en route to Tulbagh, I look in the rearview mirror and see my sister's face, happily stuck between my two nephews on either side of her. But, we all know these moments don't last very long...

By Ilse van den Berg 16 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

#TriedAndTested: Jaguar E-Pace First Edition P250 and R-Dynamic HSE D240

With even the top performance and luxury brands like Jaguar, Porsche, Lamborghini, and Rolls-Royce verging into the SUV market, it's evident that the demand for SUVs and crossovers is growing...

By Ilse van den Berg 15 Mar 2018

Porsche Panamera scoops 2018 WesBank SA Car Of The Year title!

At the 2018 WesBank South African Car of the Year event, the Porsche Panamera took the top honours. Porsche is the only manufacturer to win the title for three consecutive years, and has won the competition four times...

14 Mar 2018

Namibia to build Peugeot and Opel vehicles

In a surprise announcement, Groupe PSA, the parent company of automotive brands Peugeot, Citroen and Opel, says it will begin assembling vehicles in Namibia...

14 Mar 2018

Factory output surges on higher consumption of food and drinks

Annual South African manufacturing output growth accelerated to 2.5% in January from December's figure, which was revised down to 1.8% from the 2% Statistics SA originally published...

By Sunita Menon 14 Mar 2018

Lexus F-Sport: Winning hearts and wallets

Lexus has been a determined soldier in the tough and highly-competitive battle for the hearts and wallets of South Africa's ever-growing army of SUV fans...

By Henrie Geyser 13 Mar 2018

German automakers biggest spenders on electric cars: study

FRANKFURT, Germany - Germany's massive car industry is the biggest investor worldwide in electric vehicles, a study found...

13 Mar 2018

Now on! Don't miss South Africa's only virtual drag race

To take part in the annual AutoTrader virtual drag race, simply tweet your favourite semi-finalists in the South African Car Of The Year brought to you by WesBank competition...

Issued by AutoTrader 12 Mar 2018

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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. Now the company is shifting gear by moving into cargo hauling.

By Paul Ridden 12 Mar 2018

Yamaha announces SX Sport Edition of its mega-seller TMAX maxi-scooter

Many years ago, I had the chance to interview Jeffry de Vries, an ex-World Superbike racer who, at the time, was the chief motorcycle tester for Yamaha Europe. This man had ridden and developed basically every motorcycle Yamaha had produced for the last 20-something years.

By Loz Blain 9 Mar 2018

Why car manufacturers need to change their outlook on the future

The world is changing. We are living in a new era and the new age calls for business re-invention, particularly for car manufacturers.

By Morne Bekker 5 Mar 2018

Infineon, SAIC set up electric car joint venture in China

FRANKFURT, Germany - German computer chip maker Infineon said on Friday it is teaming up with China's biggest carmaker, SAIC Motor Corporation, to produce power modules for the Chinese electric car market, the world's biggest.

5 Mar 2018

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