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Flying cars: automating the skies means playing with our lives

As Harry Potter’s encounter with the Whomping Willow reminds us, flying cars can be dangerous. Before futuristic visions of three-dimensional sprawling city traffic can approach reality, there are some serious safety issues that need addressing.

A user’s guide to self-driving cars

A controversy had Tesla at the centre of the debate in 2016, when it announced it would release self-driving capabilities over-the-air to their vehicles. Similar to what happened with Mercedes-Benz, the company was criticized for misleading advertising and “overstating the autonomy of its vehicles.”

Flying cars could cut emissions, replace planes, and free up roads – but not soon enough

When Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was released 50 years ago, flying cars were a flight of fancy. Now, these futuristic vehicles are entering the outer fringes of reality. According to a new study published in Nature, for some journeys flying cars could eventually be greener than even electric road cars, cutting emissions while also reducing traffic on increasingly busy roads.

Bloodhound LSR gets name change, another shot at breaking land speed record in SA

We've been following the fortunes of the Bloodhound SSC, the rocket-powered car that was supposed to hit South Africa in order to break the land-speed record, almost from the very start. We thought that all was lost when the project was delayed, and then delayed some more, and then ran out of money but it's back. Bloodhound SSC has become Bloodhound LSR (which stands for 'Land Speed Record') and h...[Read More]

Elon Musk reveals the Model Y, Tesla’s compact SUV

This morning Elon Musk revelaed the Tesla Model Y. It's the electric carmaker’s new compact SUV that’ll only be available in 2020.

When your kid’s an influencer: Meet Baby II, Bugatti’s R470,000 EV for wealthy young ‘uns

So you and your kids have more money than you know what to do with. You lucky, lucky people. If you're looking for ways to squander your Insta-fortune, Bugatti has a little something for you consider. Called the Baby II, Bugatti's new electric vehicle (EV) has been designed with shorter, school-aged drivers in mind. The R471,500 price tag? That's... pretty grown up.

Lego’s Ford Mustang GT is here and it’s irresistibly cool

Want a Ford Mustang but your budget won't stretch to the repayments for a current one, let alone the 1967 GT Fastback you've always dreamed of? Have you considered Lego? Today the Danish toy maker's version of one of the most iconic muscle cars ever went on sale in South Africa. We were at the unveiling, where we got to peer under the bonnet and, um, flick the tyres.

Your car is more likely to be hacked by your mechanic than a terrorist

Hollywood would have us believe our cars are extremely vulnerable to hackers. A hacker remotely logs into the onboard computer of a car on display in a showroom, causing the car to burst through the glass out onto the street – just in the nick of time to block a car chase.

The all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQC is coming to SA… and it’s fierce

It's pretty early in 2019 to be calling the tech trends, but we're pretty sure of two things: there are going to be a range of folding phones on coffeeshop tables before the year is out, and there are going to be a more electric vehicles (EVs) in parking lots. Sure, we've had the Nissan Leaf and BMW's quirky i3 for years, but sightings of them are pretty rare, and they're not SUVs. Next week Jagua...[Read More]

inDriver ride-sharing app lands in SA, bringing Real Time Deals (and haggling) along

Ride-sharing services like Uber have made the drive home after a night out a safer experience but there is something that we could do without: surge pricing. A new ride-sharing service, called inDriver, that’s just launched in South Africa, reckons it might have the answer to that — haggling. More or less. inDriver, a service that was pioneered thanks to a reaction to surge pricing on ...[Read More]

The upcoming Porsche Macan will be fully electric

Porsche wants to turn its Macan SUV into an electric vehicle following the introduction of its first EVs, and will start production within the next five years.

Need to keep your eyes on the road? Delegate to reliable helpers with BMW’s Driver Assist

All new BMW vehicles are available with a wide range of professional Driver Assist systems. They guarantee the maximum possible safety and comfort at all times, leaving you to concentrate on what is important – carefree driving pleasure.

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