Turbocharged Mazda3 confirmed with 169kW and all-wheel drive

Mazda was only meant to reveal its new turbocharged Mazda3 on Wednesday, July 8, but the company’s Mexican division jumped the gun and posted it on their website and a video was uploaded on their YouTube channel on the weekend. The video shows that the turbocharged Mazda 3 will be fitted with a 2.5-litre turbo-petrol […]

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Toyota helps taxi industry curb Covid-19 with 65,000 litres of sanitiser

Johannesburg – Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) is said to be spending over R10m to assist the local taxi industry in the fight against the spread of Covid-19. The help comes in the form of over 65,000 litres of sanitiser, 2,000 handwash dispensers and Covid-19-related marketing initiatives. “Toyota had already committed to these taxi support […]

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Audi to quit DTM after 2020 to focus shift to Formula E

Reports from various publications have confirmed that Audi will be bowing out of the German Touring car (DTM) series at the end of the 2020 season. It was reported on Monday that the Ingolstadt-based carmaker has been mulling over the decision to exit DTM before the coronavirus crisis. Audi wants to shift focus to return […]

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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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