Motoring Technology

LG, Magna International partner to develop e-vehicle components

The firms join forces to develop e-motors, inverters and on board chargers to support the growing global EV market.


Hyundai to acquire SoftBank’s robotics firm

The South Korean vehicle conglomerate looks to spearhead innovation in future mobility by acquiring 80% of US-based Boston Dynamics.


Tshwane automotive city gets R4.3bn injection for job creation

The Tshwane-based automotive city has created hundreds of jobs through the first R4.3 billion investment from suppliers and partners.

Dec 3, 2020

COVID-19 lockdown cramped criminals’ style, finds Netstar

The future will call on vehicle-tracking companies to use data insights for the benefit of drivers and societies at large, says Netstar MD Pierre Bruwer.


AWS partners BlackBerry on connected vehicle technology

The firms join forces to develop BlackBerry IVY, an intelligent vehicle data platform to help vehicle manufacturers create personalised driver experiences.


University of Pretoria opens Engineering 4.0 campus

Africa’s first Engineering 4.0 facility will focus on research projects conducted on South Africa’s smart transport, smart cities and smart infrastructure.

Nov 27, 2020

Post-COVID economic crunch turns fleet owners to smarter asset management

FleetDomain has integrated Selftrack’s tracking solution into its fleet management information system, enabling Selftrack to resell FleetDomain as part of a bundled solution.

Nov 25, 2020

Government zero-emission targets drive electric truck market

The medium- and heavy-duty electric trucks market is forecast to reach $203 billion by 2041, as more governments globally introduce zero-emission policies.

Nov 23, 2020

Top emerging technologies to watch in 2021

Autonomous vehicles, plastic recycling tech and natural language processing tools are among Lux Research’s top emerging technologies to watch in 2021.


Ford invests R135m in green energy project

Ford Motor Company embarks on a major solar energy project to have its Silverton Assembly Plant go entirely ‘green’ by 2024.

Nov 12, 2020

BMW readies production of its next electric vehicle

The automaker announces the iX SUV, which will be the first vehicle to feature its fifth-generation scalable electric vehicle technology.

Nov 9, 2020

New Nissan Navara is a connected machine

The new pickup, set to be built locally, features a suite of integrated technologies that are aimed at improving safety, control and comfort.