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Can platinum make a comeback in vehicles?

There are hopes that platinum could once again be used to make autocatalytic converters for petrol-powered engines, creating fresh demand for the metal amid a deepening supply deficit.

By Allan Seccombe 14 hours ago

Volvo to supply Uber with self-driving cars

Volvo Cars said it has signed an agreement to supply "tens of thousands" of self-driving cars to Uber, as the ride-sharing company battles a number of different controversies

1 day ago

Journey Organiser GPS logbook automates and expedites tax and business travel claims

Do inaccurate logs mean that your company or clients are not reimbursing you for the full amount you're owed, or that you can't claim the proper tax deduction for all your business travel?

Issued by Tiger Wheel & Tyre 1 day ago

Tesla unveils its all-electric semi truck

HAWTHORNE - After revolutionising electric cars, Tesla is tackling a new frontier in "green" transportation with the introduction a futuristic all-electric semi truck

2 days ago

South Coast residents rate Tiger Wheel & Tyre tops

Tiger Wheel & Tyre is the "Best Tyre Shop" on the South Coast according to readers of the South Coast Herald newspaper, who rated the brand tops in the 2017 Readers' Choice Awards Best of the South Coast

Issued by Tiger Wheel & Tyre 2 days ago

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

17 Nov 2017

Fuel costs car buyers more than firms say

Every new-car buyer in countries following Europe's car industry legislation is paying far more for their fuel than they expected

17 Nov 2017

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

17 Nov 2017

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 16 Nov 2017

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

16 Nov 2017

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

15 Nov 2017

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

15 Nov 2017

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

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Honda recalls 800,000 minivans over faulty seats

TOKYO - Honda is recalling about 800,000 of its Odyssey minivans in the United States over faulty parts blamed for 46 minor injuries, the company said, just a month after settling a huge lawsuit on other defects.

1 day ago

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. The convergence of these factors has created some of the most dynamic new businesses, provided tens of thousands with additional incomes as drivers and given passengers better options when they need a lift.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 9 Nov 2017

Waymo cars hit the road without drivers

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Waymo on Tuesday 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

Nissan says to resume domestic car production after scandal

TOKYO, Japan: Japanese car giant Nissan said on Monday it would resume domestic production which was suspended following an inspection scandal.

7 Nov 2017

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