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Amnesty warns companies on child labour in DRC cobalt mining

Leading technology and electric car companies have been accused of failing to ensure minerals used in their products are not mined using child labour

1 day ago

Cars and speakers: Baidu speeds up AI progress

Chinese web giant Baidu unveiled a smart speaker model and plans for a self-driving mini-bus, its latest foray into the hyper-competitive field of artificial intelligence

1 day ago

Nod to SA's top pre-owned vehicles

The inaugural Gumtree Pre-Owned Vehicle Awards took place at the Killarney Racetrack in Cape Town recently

By Lerato Matebese 2 days ago

Council commits to hydrogen future

Eighteen key industry leaders that form the Hydrogen Council coalition launched the first globally quantified vision of the role of hydrogen

2 days ago

F-type Jaguar roars into SA with powerful Ingenium four-cylinder engine

With the most powerful four-cylinder engine ever fitted a Jaguar, the all-aluminium two-seat F-type has roared into South Africa

3 days ago

French carmaker PSA to begin Algeria production in 2018

French carmaker PSA signed a deal with three Algerian firms to set up a manufacturing base in the North African country with production to begin next year

3 days ago

Avis introduces voice-powered digital bookings

Avis Rent a Car recently integrated into the voice-activated Amazon Alexa platform, allowing customers to book and manage reservations using Amazon Echo devices

14 Nov 2017

Adoption of mobility solutions drives growth in auto ecosystem

Increased congestion and pollution in urban areas has been a key driver for transformational mobility solutions such as carsharing, e-hailing, ridesharing, and bike sharing

14 Nov 2017

Mitsubishi reveals E-evolution concept car

Mitsubishi recently launched an all-electric high-performance SUV E-evolution concept car at the Tokyo Motor Show

13 Nov 2017

Proposed code of conduct faces stiff opposition

Finalising the code of conduct for the motor industry is not going to be an easy process, given the strong opposition from the OEMs to the draft

13 Nov 2017

Blue Oval's R3bn investment flies the South African flag

Ford SA's announcement that it is investing another R3bn into its production facility in Silverton near Pretoria is great news for the company, the industry and for SA

10 Nov 2017

Ever Star adds light and medium stars to its range

Ever Star Industries has introduced two special editions to its Powerstar brand, the new V3 ET AMT (automated manual transmission), as well as a joint venture with Foton on the new FT range of light and medium commercial vehicles

10 Nov 2017

BMW more confident despite Q3 slowdown

German luxury car giant BMW fell short of expectations in the third quarter, earnings data released showed but lifted its performance targets for the full year

10 Nov 2017

Waymo cars hit the road without drivers

Waymo said that its self-driving cars are hitting the road without anyone behind the wheel as the Alphabet subsidiary steers toward launching an automated ride service

9 Nov 2017

BAIC SA appoints Batandwa Mdyesha as new CFO

Batandwa Mdyesha has been appointed as BAIC South Africa's new chief financial officer (CFO) with immediate effect

9 Nov 2017

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

Ducati launches Panigale V4, creates film to capture sound

Ducati has finally unveiled the much-anticipated Panigale V4 superbike. This is the first production Ducati with a four-cylinder engine, which is said to be "a delight to the ears" of any superbike fan (video)

8 Nov 2017

Nissan says to resume domestic car production after scandal

Japanese car giant Nissan said on Monday it would resume domestic production which was suspended following an inspection scandal

7 Nov 2017

Freeing up the huge areas set aside for parking can transform our cities

Parking may seem like a "pedestrian" topic (pun intended). However, parking is of increasing importance in metropolitan areas worldwide. On average, motor vehicles are parked 95% of the time. Yet most transport analysis focuses on vehicles when they are moving

By Dorina Pojan, Iderlina Mateo-Babiano, Jonathan Cor 7 Nov 2017

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International

Tesla biggest quarterly loss, pushes back Model 3 volume production

Tesla has announced its biggest quarterly loss to date, sending shares down nearly 5% after hours after falling 3% in normal trade. One reason for the weak numbers was Tesla struggling to launch its first mainstream battery-electric vehicle, the Model 3.

2 Nov 2017

Verstappen Mexican GP winner, Hamilton 2017 Championship winner

NEWSWATCH: Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer) was crowned the winner of the Mexican Grand Prix which took place on Sunday, 29 October 2017 while Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) took home the title of overall 2017 Championship winner.

31 Oct 2017

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