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Inside Intel’s self-driving car megadeal

Intel’s expensive splurge at the car dealership makes sense, but it’s also clear that hype for the next generation of automotive technology is getting out of hand. Intel said Monday it will acquire Mobileye, an Israeli company

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Electric cars could change everything in SA

South Africa’s energy planning revolves around two interrelated but separate processes, the Integrated Energy Plan and the Integrated Resource Plan. The IEP covers all energy, including liquid fuels/transport and the IRP

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Autonomous BMWs to hit the road in 2017

BMW will dispatch a fleet of autonomous vehicles to US and European cities in the second half the year, the next step in its partnership with Mobileye and Intel to introduce fully self-driving vehicles by 2021. The German automaker will put 40 of

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Muthambi splashes R1,1m on BMW X5

R1,1m. That’s how much communications minister Faith Muthambi has splashed out on a brand-new BMW X5 sports utility vehicle. In a document entitled “Additional information on identified virements” for the

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The big problem with electric vehicles

BMW sees no quick way to boost profit from electric cars, with battery capacity and cost set to weigh on the technology for the foreseeable future. “We simply have to walk through the valley of tears” to

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BMW packs technology into its new 5-Series

BMW’s new 5-Series sedan can drive itself at speeds as fast as 210km/h, turn up the radio with the wave of a hand and warn other cars of fog. But you might not know it has all that gadgetry by looking at it. While BMW has packed one

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TalkCentral: Ep 159 – ‘Grey Friday’

On TalkCentral this week, we chat Black Friday. But not for long, because there’s real news, too – like MTN vowing to take market share from Vodacom and Cell C’s BEE shareholder suing it over the planned restructuring. Also this week, the

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Global petrol demand has peaked

After fuelling the 20th century car culture that reshaped cities and defined modern life, petrol has had its day. The International Energy Agency forecasts that global petrol consumption has all but peaked as more efficient cars and the