Uber unveils next-generation Volvo self-driving car

Uber Technologies Inc unveiled its newest Volvo self-driving car in Washington on Wednesday as it works to eventually deploy vehicles without drivers under some limited conditions. Uber said the new production XC90 will be assembled by Volvo Cars in Sweden and have human controls like steering wheels and brake pedals, but also with factory-installed steering […]

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Alibaba’s smart speaker to feature in Audi, Renault and Honda cars

China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Tuesday said its voice-controlled assistant will feature in local vehicles from Audi AG, Renault SA and Honda Motor Co Ltd, as the tech giant expands in artificial intelligence. The Tmall Genie Auto smart speaker will allow drivers to use voice commands to, for instance, place orders on Alibaba’s online […]

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Google Maps set to warn drivers about roadblocks, speed cameras

Google Maps is introducing a feature that will alert drivers to roadblocks and speed cameras. The feature will be rolled out in 40 countries, including South Africa. The current speed limit will be visible in the bottom corner of the app, while speed traps will show up as icons on the roads. According to TechCrunch, the […]

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NISSAN SOUTH AFRICA TO INVEST R3BN TO BUILD NEW NAVARA MODEL

The South African arm of Nissan will spend R3 billion equipping its local plant to build the Japanese carmaker’s new Navara model, the unit’s boss said on Wednesday. Capacity at Nissan’s plant in Rosslyn, near Pretoria, will increase by 30,000 units in the first phase, Mike Whitfield, managing director at Nissan South Africa said, while the plant’s […]

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Road safety: UK set to adopt vehicle speed limiters

Speed limiting technology looks set to become mandatory for all vehicles sold in Europe from 2022, after new rules were provisionally agreed by the EU. The Department for Transport said the system would also apply in the UK, despite Brexit. Campaigners welcomed the move, saying it would save thousands of lives. Road safety charity Brake […]

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Rolls-Royce savors blowout demand for SUV starting at $325,000

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is having a hard time meeting demand for its Cullinan sport utility vehicle, as the high-end British automaker’s biggest-ever model has proved popular with its ultra-rich clientele. Production of the SUV, which starts at $325,000 before customization — and almost all Rolls-Royce customers go for bespoke additions — is booked solid until […]

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R150m BMW Supertech dealership launches in Pinetown

It is all systems go for the brand new R150 million BMW Supertech Pinetown Dealership, which was launched spectacularly on Friday evening to 350 invited guests. The dealership has changed the landscape in the area offering excellent customer care at one of the finest BMW dealership establishments in the country. Over 350 individuals from BMW […]

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