Will robot cars drive traffic congestion off a cliff?

2016-05-17 08:31

Self-driving cars are expected to usher in a new era of mobility, safety and convenience, but the problem, according to transportation researchers, is that people will use them too much.

Emissions scandal: US, VW mum on closed-door meeting

2016-01-15 07:55

Volkswagen and the US environmental protection agency are tight-lipped about any progress during a closed-door meeting on the firm's emissions cheating scandal.

Fiat Chrysler hit with R1-billion safety issue fine

2015-12-11 10:28

US transportation safety regulators fined Fiat Chrysler more than R1-billion for failure to inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about safety issues.

Are hands-free gadgets in cars deadly devices?

2015-10-27 08:26

A new study looked at whether products designed for hands-free driving, which aim to cut down on "distracted" motorists driving", could be distractions themselves.

VW emissions scandal: Criminal probe?

2015-09-22 07:54

Volkswagen shares plunged by nearly 20% on Monday after the automaker admitted it had rigged emissions tests of diesel-powered vehicles in the US.

Crash warning systems: Must be standard

2015-06-09 09:08

A US safety board wants systems that prevent rear-end collisions to be standard in new cars. Is this a good idea or could it pose a platform for defective systems to be more of a risk?

Nearly 64-m vehicles recalled in US

2015-02-16 08:30

A US agency says nearly 64-million cars and trucks - a record number - were recalled with safety defects in the United States in 2014.

Crash-death rate slashed by new tech

2015-01-30 11:00

Due to improved safety technology, US crash deaths have dropped, reports a study. The data also revealed nine of the safety cars on the market...

SA ready for leadership summit in US

2014-08-03 14:22

President Jacob Zuma has begun his visit to the United States, where he is leading the SA delegation to the US - Africa leaders' summit.

Ignition recall for 792 000 Jeeps

2014-07-23 08:25

Chrysler has been hit by another recall, this time 792 300 Jeep Commander and Grand Cherokee sport utility vehicles are affected with a potential ignition-switch problem.


US automakers to fit automatic brakes in cars by 2022

2016-03-18 08:26

US transportation officials and automakers say they've agreed to make automatic braking standard in nearly all cars by 2022.

Emissions scandal: VW chief meets US regulators

2016-01-14 10:51

Volkswagen chief executive Matthias Mueller met with the head of the US Environmental Protection Agency as the company seeks to resolve its pollution cheating woes.

Honda recalls CR-Vs over airbag issue

2015-11-02 12:38

Honda will recall more than 500 of its CR-V SUVs after it emerged a defect in the housing around the airbag inflator could cause it to rupture.

'Tsunami' of legal trouble for VW emissions saga

2015-09-28 07:28

Who knew about it and who directed it? VW is facing a massive onslaught of legal trouble for its emissions scandal.

Disobedient Chrysler faces harsh sanctions

2015-07-03 09:24

A top US vehicle-safety regulator says Fiat Chrysler will be punished for failing to follow the law. What has the automaking group done?

Takata taps new crash-bag explosive

2015-06-02 09:18

Crash-bag maker Takata has caused the biggest recall in auto history. Now, it says, it might have a solution: a new explosive.

US report: Yes, your car CAN be hacked

2015-02-09 19:11

"Connected" has good connotations in cars - they can even call for help after a crash - but now a report assures us that your car CAN be hacked.

Future cars must 'talk to each other'

2014-08-19 07:42

Future vehicles on US roads might be able to warn road users of potential danger and mitigate collisions as the Obama administration wants cars to be able to communicate with each other.

Horror report: Hot-car child deaths

2014-07-25 08:59

Children are dying in cars when left locked inside by sizzling temperatures. It's a global occurrence, here in SA too, but its most frequent in the US. The death toll is climbing!

'Exploding' bags: GM halts Cruze sales

2014-06-26 09:19

General Motors has told its dealers to stop selling about 33 000 Chevrolet Cruze sedans because of the ongoing problem with Japan's Takata air bags.

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