Strike set for rideshare drivers, casting shadow on Uber IPO

2019-05-08 11:50

Rideshare drivers in major US cities were set to strike Wednesday, casting a shadow over the keenly anticipated Wall Street debut of sector leader Uber.

How Brexit will affect South African drivers in the EU

2019-04-10 10:41

Despite the decision to leave the European Union (EU) in 2016, the deadline by which this was supposed to happen has come and gone without the exit actually taking place.

Uber passengers will get banned from the app if their rating drops below 4 stars

2018-09-08 09:20

Uber riders in Australia and New Zealand with ratings under 4 stars are in danger of being kicked off the app, the company announced.

7 ordinary words that mean something totally different to petrolheads

2017-04-13 06:01

Here are a few ordinary words that mean something totally unique to those with petrol running though their veins. How many can you recognise?

More black women getting driver's licences - StatsSA

2016-11-24 08:04

Between 2003 and 2013, there has been a 122% increase in the number of black women who got driver’s licences, according to Statistics South Africa’s latest report on Gender Patterns in Transport.

Button: Young stars driving in 'Formula desperate'

2016-06-29 14:21

Jenson Button lashed out at Formula 1's younger drivers for not having learned enough before entering the sport.

Are your teens driving like this?

2015-10-06 12:36

Drive like an idiot and so will your kids!

Will new Haas team field a US driver in F1?

2015-09-10 08:50

The new US-owned Haas F1 team will make its debut on the grid in 2016. It has Ferrari engines, cars but no drivers...

Button: 'Love for racing' trumps cash

2014-11-11 08:42

Jenson Button's Formula 1 future is at stake with the news of Fernando Alonso possibly joining McLaren in 2015. But Button is hoping that 'love' will be the deciding factor...

UK speed-cut: What about SA?

2014-03-12 10:35

More than two-thirds of UK drivers don't want the government to cut a major freeway's speed limit. How would you react if a similar cut were proposed for SA?


South African Uber drivers received a one-time cash bonus this weekend – but not as much as their US counterparts

2019-04-29 14:54

Most South African drivers got only a couple of hundred rand – compared to some of the eye-popping amounts paid to American drivers ahead of the e-hailing company's listing.

Uber drivers earn far less per trip than Taxify drivers in SA - here’s how they compare

2018-10-05 11:09

Uber, which controls an estimated 71% of the South African market, says its total package of benefits for drivers reduces their expenses.

INFOGRAPHIC: 2018 Formula 1 teams and drivers

2018-03-02 13:00

Following the reveal of 2018 Formula 1 cars we look at driver line-ups ahead of the season-opening Australian GP.

Inside Uber's buzzing Joburg 'Greenlight Hub'

2016-11-28 13:15

Demand for internet ride-sharing service Uber has grown strongly in recent years with over 4 000 driver-partners. An illustration of this growth is drivers' daily foot traffic into the ride-sharing app's Johannesburg head office.

Uber software tracks drivers for high speed, sudden stops

2016-06-30 10:53

Uber is promising to keep a closer eye on its drivers' behavior by using data from GPS and other motion sensors in drivers' smartphones.

Vettel, Alonso to replace Rosberg at Mercedes?

2016-06-02 11:13

Mercedes and Nico Rosberg are in talks to extend the German's contract at the team, but other top drivers are ready to take his seat if talks fall through.

SA riders vs. drivers: A love-hate relationship

2015-10-05 08:14

'Riders and car drivers are always at odds about who are the worst culprits when it comes to bad driving,' writes motorcyclist DRIES VAN DER WALT. He lists his top 5 riding pet peeves.

Uber fighting drivers' class action bid

2015-07-10 10:12

Uber is facing a law suit filed by drivers which could cost the company millions if it's processed as a a class action.

Prof finds humans have own 'brain GPS'

2014-10-07 09:11

There's a reason why taxi drivers behave the way they do on the road. According to a Nobel Prize-winner they show how the human 'inner GPS' works best... We're just like rats!

UK worries about old folk on roads

2014-03-06 13:57

The UK Department for Transport may consider relaxing the age at which drivers must renew their licence from 70 to 80, reports road safety charity Brake. Good idea - or not?

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