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WATCH: San Francisco bans e-cigarette sales in the city

2019-06-26 12:41

It's the most far-reaching crackdown on vaping to date. San Francisco has became the first major US city to vote for a ban on the sale and distribution of e-cigarettes.

Logging in to your bank account is now a $3bn business

2019-01-14 22:39

San Francisco-based startup Plaid plans to announce that its buying New York-based Quovo, for possibly R2.8bn.

WATCH: Audi unveils the E-tron Quattro

2018-09-18 13:02

Audi today unveiled its first all-electric E-Tron Quattro in San Francisco where mass production of the SUV will officially begin.

Tesla in autonomous mode hits parked police car

2018-05-30 10:42

Police in a Southern California coastal town said that a Tesla in autonomous mode hit a patrol car parked on the side of a road.

Sending a car to space, electric bakkie... is Tesla's marketing as effective in production?

2018-03-07 10:12

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company would deliver 500 000 cars in 2018, he unveiled a fully electric truck and sent a car into space... is the marketing as effective in production?

Former Uber CEO gets grilled in high-tech heist case

2018-02-07 08:29

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick took the witness stand y, offering his initial response to allegations that he cooked up a scheme to steal self-driving car technology from Google.

A raucous Google-Uber fight is finally heading to trial

2018-02-05 13:40

A Google-bred pioneer in self-driving cars and Uber's beleaguered ride-hailing service are colliding in a courtroom showdown.

Inflammatory letter sheds light on Uber's alleged misconduct

2017-12-18 16:32

A former Uber security specialist accused the company of dispatching a team of spies to steal its rivals' trade secrets and using shady tactics to thwart its competition, according an inflammatory letter unsealed by a federal judge.

Samsung obtains permit to test self-driving cars in California

2017-09-01 10:19

Samsung Electronics has joined the self-driving car race in California with a permit from the state to test the technology on the home turf of Tesla, Google, and Apple.

With Uber in turmoil, Lyft's ridership surpasses all of 2016

2017-08-01 09:15

Ride-hailing service Lyft carried more passengers through June this year than it did in all of last year as it benefited from rival Uber's missteps

 

Facebook to tighten live stream access after mosque attacks

2019-03-30 11:02

Facebook on Friday said it is tightening live video streaming rules in response to the service being used to broadcast deadly attacks on mosques in New Zealand.

WATCH: Audi's E-Tron electric SUV to roll off line in 2019

2018-09-20 18:00

The Audi E-Tron is the first fully electrically powered series production model from the brand with the four rings.

BMW's 'ChargeForward' strategy could earn electric car owners some extra money

2018-09-13 09:38

At the San Francisco climate summit, 'BMW i ChargeForward' shows how intelligent charging can benefit both, electric mobility and the transition to a sustainable energy future.

Man dies after Tesla crashes into San Francisco area pond

2018-05-22 08:16

Authorities in the San Francisco Bay Area are investigating the death of a man after a Tesla car he was driving veered off a road and crashed into a pond Sunday night.

Consumer reports: Which brands make the most reliable cars?

2018-02-23 13:00

Genesis, Audi and BMW emerged as the top three performing brands in the luxury automotive sector says Consumer Reports.

In court clash, Waymo says Uber decided 'to cheat' to get ahead

2018-02-06 07:43

Two tech giants racing for a lead in autonomous driving clashed in court as former Google car unit Waymo's lawyer argued that Uber's boss deliberately chose "to cheat" to get a leg up on competitors.

US delivery company orders 125 electric Tesla trucks

2017-12-20 10:21

UPS, an American multinational package delivery company, announced it will buy 125 of Tesla's all-electric semi trucks, the largest such order since the vehicle was unveiled in November.

Tesla to debut battery semi-truck

2017-09-19 09:13

Tesla plans to unveil a heavy transport truck in October 2017, in a further broadening of the product lineup for the electric vehicle maker.

Uber board spat over ex-chief Kalanick goes public

2017-08-15 09:19

A bitter fight over control of Uber has intensified in recent days with warring factions battling over the future role, if any, of ousted chief executive Travis Kalanick at the global rideshare titan.

Waymo teams with Avis to keep self-driving cars going

2017-06-27 08:53

US car rental giant Avis Budget announced it will team up with Waymo on the self-driving cars being tested on Arizona roads.

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