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Renault-Nissan doubles down on autonomous cars
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

Google's Waymo adds 100 Chryslers to self-driving fleet
Google's Waymo adds 100 Chryslers to self-driving fleet

Google's spinoff self-driving car division Waymo announced Monday it added 100 Chrysler Pacifica minivans to its fleet of self-driving vehicles...

20 Dec 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Google self-driving car unit spins off as Waymo
Google self-driving car unit spins off as Waymo

Google's self-driving car unit is being spun off and rebranded as Waymo as it aims "to make it safe and easy for people and things to move around." ...

14 Dec 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

GM first to deliver mid-priced, all-electric car
GM first to deliver mid-priced, all-electric car

General Motors began deliveries on Tuesday of the first all-electric car model aimed at the middle market, getting a head start on Tesla Motors...

14 Dec 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Apple reveals autonomous vehicle ambitions
Apple reveals autonomous vehicle ambitions

Apple has revealed it is investing heavily in autonomous vehicles in a letter asking the government to make it easier to develop self-driving cars...

6 Dec 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Samsung to buy US auto parts supplier Harman for $8bn
Samsung to buy US auto parts supplier Harman for $8bn

Samsung Electronics said on Monday it would buy US auto parts maker Harman International Industries for $8 billion in a bid to enter the growing market...

15 Nov 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

VW's Audi hit with fresh emissions cheating lawsuit
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 buys German automation firm to ramp up production
Tesla buys German automation firm to ramp up production

US electric car maker Tesla on Tuesday said it would buy German engineering firm Grohmann to help ramp up production...

9 Nov 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

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US judge approves massive VW emissions settlement

A US judge on Tuesday, 25 October 2016, granted final approval for a $14.7 billion class action settlement in Volkswagen's diesel emissions cheating scandal...

27 Oct 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Tesla to build self-driving tech into all cars
Tesla to build self-driving tech into all cars

Tesla will build self-driving technology into all the electric cars it makes, running it in "shadow" mode to gather data on whether it is safer...

21 Oct 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Source: Kevin Wing/Fisker Automotive
Fisker relaunches electric car effort

Former BMW designer Henrik Fisker announced plans to relaunch his electric vehicle efforts three years after a bankruptcy...

5 Oct 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Tesla sued in Norway over sluggish cars
Tesla sued in Norway over sluggish cars

More than 100 disgruntled Tesla owners in Norway have sued the US automaker because the electric cars don't accelerate as quickly...

23 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Catch an autonomous flying drone to work
Catch an autonomous flying drone to work

International aerodynamics corporation Airbus is at the forefront of the air and space travel industry. While currently focused on setting up...

By Kate Walker 25 Aug 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Tesla reaches $2.6bn deal to buy SolarCity
Tesla reaches $2.6bn deal to buy SolarCity

Electric car maker Tesla said it won an agreement from SolarCity to acquire the solar power company for $2.6 billion, confirming a deal that has...

2 Aug 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

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Volkswagen execs named in new emissions lawsuits

New York and Massachusetts filed lawsuits on Tuesday against Volkswagen that suggested that senior executives were aware early...

20 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

GM sees self-driving cars as gradual rollout
GM sees self-driving cars as gradual rollout

General Motors believes in autonomous vehicles as a safer mode of transport, and expects the technology to come more quickly than most people think...

13 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

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VW to pay $10bn in US over emissions scandal

Volkswagen has agreed to pay $10 billion to settle a huge US civil case over its diesel emissions-cheating scandal, a person familiar with the negotiations told AFP on Thursday...

24 Jun 2016

UNITED STATES

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Google patent glues pedestrians to self-driving cars

Google on Thursday had a fresh US patent for a sticky coating that could be applied to self-driving cars so pedestrians stick instead of bouncing off when hit...

23 May 2016

UNITED STATES

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US sues Volkswagen for deceptive 'clean diesel' campaign

The US government filed suit against Volkswagen, charging the German automaker deceived American consumers by promoting supposedly "clean diesel" vehicles...

31 Mar 2016

UNITED STATES

Volkswagen recalls e-Golf vehicles for battery fix
Volkswagen recalls e-Golf vehicles for battery fix

Embattled German automaker Volkswagen said on Monday it is recalling about 5,200 VW e-Golf vehicles in the United States over a battery problem that can cause their electric engine to stall...

29 Mar 2016

UNITED STATES

Transport of the future takes many shapes at tech show
Transport of the future takes many shapes at tech show

In the future world of mobility, you might be traveling in a car, on a bike or a personal air transporter - with a range of new possibilities raised by connected technology...

12 Jan 2016

UNITED STATES

US sues VW for at least $20bn over emissions cheating
US sues VW for at least $20bn over emissions cheating

The US government sued Volkswagen Monday for installing equipment on nearly 600,000 diesel cars that intentionally subverted clean-air regulations...

5 Jan 2016

UNITED STATES

Google self-driving prototype cars to hit public roads
Google self-driving prototype cars to hit public roads

Google announced Friday, 15 May, its self-driving prototype cars were ready to leave the test track and hit public roads in California, in a step forward for its autonomous automobile program...

19 May 2015

UNITED STATES

Takata rejects broader airbag recall
Takata rejects broader airbag recall

A senior Takata Corp. executive on Wednesday, 3 December, defended the Japanese company's rejection of a nationwide US recall of its potentially deadly airbags...

8 Dec 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Hyundai, Kia to pay USD100m over fuel economy suit
Hyundai, Kia to pay USD100m over fuel economy suit

WASHINGTON: Hyundai and Kia agreed to pay $100 million on Monday, 3 November, to settle a US government investigation into exaggerated fuel efficiency on 2012 and 2013 car models sold in the United States by the South Korean automakers.

5 Nov 2014

UNITED STATES

Toyota recalls 690,000 pick-ups over fire risk
Toyota recalls 690,000 pick-ups over fire risk

WASHINGTON, USA: Toyota said it is recalling about 690,000 Tacoma pick-up trucks in the United States to fix a suspension system flaw that could result in vehicle fires.

1 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

Another 300,000 cars recalled by GM
Another 300,000 cars recalled by GM

NEW YORK, USA: General Motors (GM) has recalled another 300,000 vehicles, most of them to address ignition problems, taking to over 29m the number of GM cars recalled this year.

12 Aug 2014

UNITED STATES

Musk donates $1m to Tesla museum
Musk donates $1m to Tesla museum

WASHINGTON, USA: - Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk has agreed to donate $1m to help fund a new museum dedicated to inventor Nikolai Tesla.

14 Jul 2014

UNITED STATES

Android software to be used in cars, watches, TVs
Android software to be used in cars, watches, TVs

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google has set out to expand its Android operations beyond smartphones to cars, watches and televisions.

26 Jun 2014

UNITED STATES

Tesla patents available to 'open source movement'
Tesla patents available to 'open source movement'

WASHINGTON, USA: Electric car manufacturer has Tesla announced it was giving up its patents on technology used in its vehicles to "the open source movement," to help spur electric vehicle technology.

17 Jun 2014

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