Self-driving cars? This is the automotive fail of the decade

2019-12-30 07:32

'Our trust in digital technology companies has become so complete, that when a host of these promised self-driving cars, we believed them. And as 2019 nears its end – nobody has delivered', writes Lance Branquinho.

The Scania AXL tipper is the smart truck of the future

2019-10-01 15:52

Swedish truck brand is doing what most premium car brands can’t: building a true autonomous vehicle, writes Lance Branquinho

Self-driving cars could mean no more public parking in town

2019-09-05 09:03

Self-driving could be our near future, possible within the next decade or so.

WATCH: Former Google engineer charged with theft of autonomous car secrets

2019-08-28 06:51

A former Google engineer was hit with criminal charges Tuesday alleging he stole trade secrets from the technology giant's self-driving car project and took them to Uber.

Volkswagen drops partnership with self-driving car firm Aurora, explores a broader alliance with Ford

2019-06-12 09:10

Volkswagen said it has dropped a partnership with a US startup developing self-driving cars, Aurora, as it explores a broader alliance with Ford.

More motorists are 'horrified' by the idea of driverless cars - survey

2019-04-08 12:00

Motorists are less enthusiastic than ever about the idea of driverless cars - with more than half of drivers saying the idea “horrifies” them.

WATCH: Why fly when you can be driven? This self-driving Volvo will get you to your destination while you sleep

2018-09-06 08:09

Volvo has revealed an fully autonomous vehicle concept as alternative to short-haul flights.

Uber driver streaming "The Voice" just before crash - report

2018-06-25 11:36

Autonomous vehicles are once again under the spotlight after a self-driving Uber SUV struck and killed a pedestrian while streaming the television show 'The Voice.'

WATCH: Where's the rider?! Dawn of the self-riding motorcycle

2018-05-29 19:00

A self-driving motorcycle will allow autonomous cars to be tested under much more challenging and representative conditions.

Dashcam video shows final seconds before fatal Uber crash

2018-03-22 13:22

Dashcam footage of the first fatal self-driving car crash involving a pedestrian shows the Uber vehicle operator gasping in horror seconds before the impact.


Uber safety culture lacking in autonomous car incident - US regulator

2019-11-20 09:47

A top US regulatory official said an investigation into a 2018 fatal crash involving a self-driving Uber car revealed "an ineffective safety culture" at the rideshare company.

SEE| How do self-driving cars work?

2019-09-06 08:30

It hasn't been that long ago when autonomous driving was just a concept and driverless cars seem straight out of the future, but thanks to developments, 'that future' could be right around the corner.

President Cyril Ramaphosa test drives the new SA-bound Nissan Leaf in Japan

2019-08-28 14:10

President Cyril Ramaphosa visited Nissan’s global headquarters and the company’s Oppama Plant in Japan on Wednesday.

WATCH: ‘Suppliers are better positioned’ to support self-driving cars - study

2019-08-03 11:45

Autonomous driving – when will it happen? And in what form? And who will bring it to the market? The Centre for Autonomous Driving provides the answers...

Germany plans to unveil self-driving car test track by 2020

2019-05-25 17:17

Germany is making headway with plans to get self-driving vehicles to navigate a major city's roads.

WATCH: Hyundai, Kia team up to create a cool automated valet parking system

2019-01-07 12:00

Hyundai and Kia unveiled an electric vehicle wireless-charging concept. It's called the Automated Valet Parking System (AVPS).

'Ponzi' scams in SA, Toyota's stylish Rush compact SUV driven: Here's your midweek motoring wrap

2018-07-11 20:02

Toyota's new Rush is available to local buyers and looks set to dominate its respective segment. Here are this week's top motoring stories...

WATCH: Can you buy a truly self-driving car today?

2018-06-15 09:10

Motoring experts Thatcham Research said they want manufacturers to make a clear distinction between self-driving cars and those with technology that assists drivers.

Can fish school cars in how to drive together?

2018-04-29 10:39

In the not so distant future autonomous vehicles may rule the road. Could the ability of fish to swim together provide insights for engineers to make automated driving safer?

Autonomous vehicles: It’s time to get out of the driver’s seat

2018-02-28 13:12

Many are still uncomfortable with the idea a vehicle that has neither steering wheel nor foot pedals. But in soon, most large motor manufacturers will introduce fully autonomous vehicles.

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