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Fuel costs car buyers more than firms say
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, according to a new real-world fuel consumption study. It includes SA.

1 day ago

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Cars and speakers: Baidu speeds up AI progress

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

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Amnesty warns companies on child labour in DRC cobalt mining

KINSHASA - Leading technology and electric car companies have been accused of failing to ensure minerals used in their products are not mined using child labour, Amnesty International has said in a report.

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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 where 24 vehicles out of a total of 50 and across 10 categories were chosen as the best pre-owned vehicles by nine judges, including yours truly.

By Lerato Matebese 2 days ago

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Council commits to hydrogen future

As global leaders gathered at COP 23 in Bonn this week, 18 key industry leaders that form the Hydrogen Council coalition launched the first globally quantified vision of the role of hydrogen.

2 days ago

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French carmaker PSA to begin Algeria production in 2018

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

3 days ago

Jaguar F-type
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

Avis introduces voice-powered digital bookings
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
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

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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 original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to the draft.

13 Nov 2017

Mitsubishi reveals E-evolution concept car
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