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Air taxis – why they’re no longer pie in the sky

Imagine a taxi service that picked you up (into the sky) and then dropped you off after an exciting journey, completely free of road works and traffic lights. It has been claimed that air taxis could be flying us through the air in just a few years’ time – and it’s true […]

Driverless cars may make you sick – but there’s a fix

Driverless cars will usher in a transport utopia, at least according to many of their proponents. Concept art for these futuristic vehicles often show passengers sat facing each other, reading, working or enjoying some other activity as their car does the driving for them. I would argue that one of the main attractions […]

Mercedes-Benz confirms its EVs are coming to South Africa in 2019

German car maker Mercedes-Benz is the latest to throw its hat in the South African all-electric vehicle ring. Well, it hasn’t actually flung, but it’s shown us the hat, and confirmed its intentions to fling. In addition to bolstering its hybrid offerings, the company plans to begin selling its luxury […]

Driving autonomous cars off the beaten path

Autonomous vehicles can follow the general rules of American roads, recognizing traffic signals and lane markings, noticing crosswalks and other regular features of the streets. But they work only on well-marked roads that are carefully scanned and mapped in advance. Many paved roads, though, have faded paint, signs obscured behind […]

ElectricHarleyLand – Harley Davidson launching LiveWire, its first all-electric bike, in 2019

When you think of a Harley Davidson you think either of Hell’s Angels, drugs, and crime sprees on the long roads of America, or you have a more modern vision of weekend warriors and their very shiny bikes — Harley, historically, would prefer you think of the second one. With […]

BMW: Always there when you need them

Life is unpredictable. You never know where it’ll take you, or what might happen along the way, but with BMW you know that even when the unexpected happens on your journey, there are some things you can rely on. INTELLIGENT EMERGENCY CALL If an airbag is deployed, Intelligent Emergency Call […]

Uber is trialling Ride Pass, a monthly subscription that offers cheaper rates

Ride-sharing service Uber is trying something a little different in a few American cities — it’s called Ride Pass, which is just what it sounds like. Unless you think it sounds like something that you do to get past slow drivers on the highway. No, Ride Pass is a monthly […]

Pricing for the all-electric Jaguar I-Pace starts at R1,7 million

Jaguar has revealed local pricing for its forthcoming I-Pace range of electric SUVs slated to go on sale in South Africa early next year. There will be four versions of the vehicle, with the cheapest — the I-Pace S — starting at R1,687,200 and the most expensive — the I-Pace […]

With BMW, high-tech features come standard

There are lots of reasons BMW drivers love their cars. For some, it’s the sheer driving pleasure offered by precision engineering, passionate design and attention to detail. For others, it’s the numerous creature comforts that combine to create vehicles that are as luxurious as they are engaging to drive. But […]

Let’s have a look at Vespa’s Elettrica, the brand’s first all-electric scooter

You know the motor industry is changing when even vehicles that don’t use a whole lot of gas start going electric. Piaggio, the Italian company behind Vespa, is going eco-friendly with their new Elettrica. And if the name isn’t a gigantic clue, the Vespa Elettrica is the company’s first all-electric […]

Elon Musk to step down as Tesla chairman, remains CEO in settlement with SEC

Elon Musk has reached a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the States regarding charges of securities fraud brought against him by it. Tesla was also charged with “failing to have the required disclosure controls and procedures relating to Musk’s tweets”. The settlement means that Elon Musk […]

Audi unveils its first all-electric vehicle, the E-tron SUV

Hot on the heels (or wheels) of Jaguar announcing its plans to roll out more than 80 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations around South Africa by the end of November, Audi has taken the wraps off its first all-electric car, the E-tron SUV, at a press event in San Francisco. […]

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