Motoring Technology
4 Sep

More electric semi-trailer trucks head to brewery

The CSIR commissions additional trucks with semi-autonomous tech, including enhanced autopilot, automated braking and lane departure warnings.

30 Aug

Ford plans to 'democratise' autonomous features in SA

Semi-autonomous features are already available in high-end vehicles on the road and Ford plans to bring these features to cheaper cars.

30 Aug

How Tesla 'haters' put pressure on CEO Musk

Sceptics, who spent years promoting bets against Tesla, see an opportunity to renew pressure after the failure of CEO Elon Musk's plan to take it private.

29 Aug

Tesla, Musk win dismissal of lawsuit over Model 3

A US federal judge dismisses a securities fraud lawsuit in which shareholders accused Tesla and CEO Elon Musk of misleading them.

28 Aug

Toyota injects $500m into Uber for self-driving cars

The companies will jointly work on developing self-driving cars, in a bid by both to catch up to rivals in the competitive autonomous driving business.

27 Aug

Musk's U-turn on Tesla deal may intensify legal woes

CEO Elon Musk's decision to abruptly abandon a plan to take Tesla private will not resolve his mounting regulatory and legal woes.


VW to invest $4bn to build digital businesses, software

The digital focus includes a cloud computing-based platform to connect vehicles and customers to offer services such as car-sharing.

Aug 20, 2018

Musk under major emotional stress

In a tearful interview with the New York Times, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the past year had been the most difficult and painful of his career.

Aug 10, 2018

Tesla's board seeks more info on Musk's financing plan

The board has not yet received a detailed financing plan from CEO Elon Musk, who has said he will take Tesla private in a deal worth $72 billion.

Aug 8, 2018

Elon Musk says taking Tesla private is 'best path'

The move will take the electric car maker out of the glare of Wall Street as it goes through a period of rapid growth under tight financial constraints.

Aug 7, 2018

Ford lets users automatically SYNC to new SUV

The motoring company releases its latest compact SUV in SA, the EcoSport, with the two higher range models featuring the SYNC 3 infotainment system.