ARTICLES RELATING TO GEAR AND TECH

BMW looking at Chinese-built electric Mini

2018-02-23 12:35

BMW says it is talking with a Chinese automaker about a possible partnership to produce electric versions of its Mini cars for the world's biggest auto market.

Tesla electric cars to have own motor racing series

2018-02-02 07:30

Tesla electric cars, which have a passionate following around the world, will soon have their own racing competition, reports a global sports organiser.

7 big car tech trends for 2018

2018-01-16 09:18

From solar-powered glass to artificial intelligence used to defeat car-hackers, there are many clever innovations coming down the pipe in the automotive world in 2018.

#CES2018: Toyota cars to integrate Amazon voice assistant

2018-01-10 10:58

Toyota says it will begin integrating Amazon's Alexa voice assistant into some of its vehicles, so drivers can tell their cars to play music or set a comfortable temperature at home before arriving.

Driverless cars should save lives not maximise profits

2018-01-08 09:53

Driverless cars – autonomous vehicles – are coming. The topic is a constant presence in media; The New York Times Magazine recently devoted most of an issue to it.

Brain-to-Vehicle tech: Control your car with your mind?

2018-01-04 09:13

Nissan has unveiled research that will enable vehicles to interpret signals from the driver’s brain, redefining how people interact with their cars.

WATCH: Here's how a clutch works

2018-01-03 07:22

Have you ever wondered what happens inside a car when you press the clutch pedal? Find out in this cool video.

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.

Nissan to begin field tests for 'robo-taxis' in Japan

2017-12-05 13:09

Nissan said on Tuesday it would begin field tests for driverless "robot taxis" early next year as its rivals around the world step up self-driving technologies.

GM to launch self-driving cars in 2019

2017-12-01 07:15

General Motors expects to have autonomous vehicles working commercially in big cities sometime in 2019.

 

In-car cameras, putting pets first… Biggest automotive trends

2018-02-12 09:42

From on-board cameras to more pet-friendly vehicles, Google reveals top automotive trends.

Jaguar's latest SA-bound SUV: We drive the new E-Pace!

2018-01-27 13:32

'The E-Pace is the newest arrival in the Jaguar litter and the third SUV in the pride,' writes Ferdi de Vos as her drives Jaguar's new SA-bound SUV.

Self-driving cars: Many questions left unanswered

2018-01-15 05:30

Autonomous driving is generating talk at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show - the technology has generated plenty of excitement but still faces many questions before it can be widely adopted.

#CES2018: Cars overshadow the small gadgets at tech show

2018-01-09 10:28

The smartphones and other small machines that used to dominate the annual CES gadget show have been overshadowed in recent years by bigger mobile devices: namely, automobiles.

Q&A with self-driving car pioneer Chris Urmson

2018-01-07 09:11

Autonomous vehicle pioneer Chris Urmson says technology is moving faster than expected.

Tesla delays target for ramping up Model 3 output

2018-01-04 08:15

Tesla Motors has again pushed back the time-frame for ramping up production of the closely-watched Model 3 vehicle, its sedan aimed at the middle market.

Will self-driving cars do more harm than good?

2017-12-31 12:43

The promise of safer roads sounds enticing, but many fear automation of transport will lead to a massive loss of jobs.

Top Gear's Chris Harris takes on Model S: Can the Tesla beat a Porsche 911 R?

2017-12-10 19:26

Top Gear's Chris Harris takes on the insane Tesla Model S P100D in an epic drag race against a Porsche 911 R.

Self-driving cars: Why Silicon Valley wants you to text and drive

2017-12-05 06:31

At present, digital devices and driving are in conflict. The solution? Silicon Valley is creating a car in which continuous cellphone use no longer poses a threat to anyone.

Uber facing US probe on allegations of espionage

2017-11-29 12:04

A US federal criminal investigation into alleged espionage at Uber has indefinitely delayed a trial over whether the beleaguered ride-hailing service stole self-driving car technology from a Google spinoff.

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