Uber steps up efforts on artificial intelligence
Uber steps up efforts on artificial intelligence

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Uber announced on Monday it was buying the artificial intelligence group Geometric Intelligence, to form the core of the ride-sharing giant's own research center. The move signals a stepped-up effort in artificial intelligence, helping research efforts to bring self-driving car technology into the mainstream.

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Kenya's Mondo Ride launches motorcycle service

Online taxi hailing app Mondo Ride has launched a service that allows its customers to request for motorcycles, seeking to cash in on their growing popularity due to their ability to manoeuvre through traffic.

By Doreen Wainainah 1 day ago

Local sales of heavy vehicles on the skids
Local sales of heavy vehicles on the skids

A "bloodbath" in the truck and bus market underlined another miserable month for local new vehicle sales in November, WesBank analyst Rudolf Mahoney said on Thursday.

By David Furlonger 1 day ago

New vehicle sales drop 9.6% year-on-year in November to 46,413 units
New vehicle sales drop 9.6% year-on-year in November to 46,413 units

Another month, another nightmare. If there is one thing to be said for the new-vehicle market in 2016, it is that it has been consistently depressing.

By David Furlonger 2 Dec 2016

Dealerships discover benefits of going green and conversing
Dealerships discover benefits of going green and conversing

In 2013 we trundled along to Hillfox in Johannesburg to attend the opening of a new Kia dealership. Hardly big news you might think, but while car makers were already scrambling around coming up with green technology ideas for their cars, some manufacturers were giving thought to greening their dealerships.

By Mark Smyth 1 Dec 2016

Nissan, BMW and Porsche face sales ban in South Korea
Nissan, BMW and Porsche face sales ban in South Korea

SEOUL: South Korea is to ban sales of some cars made by Porsche, BMW and Nissan, and fine the companies over $5 million as a probe into emissions documentation widens.

1 Dec 2016

Africa wants to place itself on the automotive roadmap
Africa wants to place itself on the automotive roadmap

Africa is keeping investors on their toes with forecasts far from being true to their word. The inherent volatility and instability of African markets is difficult to fully grasp until seen in hindsight.

By Ryan Bax 1 Dec 2016

Carmakers to build Europe network of high-powered e-charging stations
Carmakers to build Europe network of high-powered e-charging stations

FRANKFURT: German carmakers BMW, Daimler, Porsche and Audi and US competitor Ford said on Tuesday they would cooperate on a Europe-wide network of electric charging stations.

30 Nov 2016

UD Trucks aims for business growth in Southern and Eastern Africa
UD Trucks aims for business growth in Southern and Eastern Africa

UD Trucks has expressed interest in expanding and growing its business within Southern and Eastern Africa, citing "great expectations for the future of the brand within the region".

30 Nov 2016

Autonomoose, other self-driving cars hit Canada streets
Autonomoose, other self-driving cars hit Canada streets

OTTAWA: A Lincoln MKZ sedan dubbed Autonomoose and two other self-driving vehicles hit the road in Canada on Monday in the country's first test of the technology on public roads.

29 Nov 2016

Toyota dealers dominant at halfway mark in Business of the Year contest
Toyota dealers dominant at halfway mark in Business of the Year contest

Toyota dealers are leading the way at the halfway mark in the National Automobile Dealers' Association's Business of the Year (BOTY) contest organised by Sewells MSXI.

29 Nov 2016