Motoring Technology
12 Sep

No retrenchments at Uber SA

The layoffs at the ride-hailing company’s US arm will not affect Uber’s South African operations, says its local spokesperson.


CarConnect: ZTE, Deutsche Telekom make cars smarter

The premium function of CarConnect is the mobile hotspot, which brings fast WiFi into the car.


Toyota SA launches in-vehicle WiFi connected services

The car maker collaborates with Altron and Vodacom to introduce Toyota Connect, a cloud-based mobility platform in its vehicles.


Govt commits to supporting local electric vehicle market

The Department of Trade and Industry engages the automobile sector on a framework focusing on setting up manufacturing plants for electric vehicles.


Automotive body urges govt to create favourable EV environment

The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA calls for a policy framework on electric vehicles and the reduction of the 25% import tariff.


Ford moves to introduce self-driving vehicles by 2021

The car manufacturer is on a push to unveil its first fully autonomous vehicle in Europe and in US.

Jul 22, 2019

Tencent, BMW in self-driving car deal

The companies agree to work together on building the BMW Group China High Performance D3 platform for automated driving.

Jul 16, 2019

Uber, Bolt rival tests eco-friendly vehicle fleet

Emergency Taxi trials compressed natural gas vehicles, which it says give it an economically competitive advantage over Uber and Bolt.

Jul 10, 2019

MiX Telematics announces new CFO

John Granara, former CFO of energy company Ameresco, is appointed as chief financial officer and executive vice-president of MiX.


Open source plays leading role in getting driverless cars on the road

There’s big money being thrown at efforts to get commercial driverless cars on the road, with Japanese and Chinese open source initiatives leading the way.

Jul 5, 2019

Audi intros VR-enabled vehicle-buying experience

Audi SA clients can now customise the Audi of their choice, down to the very last detail, using virtual reality and 3D technology.