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Apple in talks with car maker McLaren

Apple, ramping up efforts to disrupt the transportation industry, is seeking a stake in luxury car maker McLaren and is in talks to buy Lit Motors, an electric motorbike start-up, people with knowledge of the matter

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Ford’s driverless cars here in 5 years

Ford Motor Co, which put the world on wheels a century ago, is now taking the driver out of the driver’s seat. The company said it plans to have a fully autonomous vehicle – no steering wheel and no accelerator or brake

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BMW self-driving car on the road in five years

BMW is teaming up with chip maker Intel and camera software company Mobileye to bring self-driving cars to the road by 2021, becoming the first major automaker to set a specific date to produce a fully autonomous vehicle. The technology

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The best company in the world to work for

Internet giant Google is the most desirable employer globally, according to survey by more than 267 000 millennials. Universum’s Talent Survey asked business and engineering/IT students in the world’s 12 largest economies to choose their

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BMW in race to build car of the future

BMW is accelerating plans to acquire technology expertise in a race with the likes of Apple and Google to make cars smart enough to react like human drivers. The German automaker is pushing to acquire start-ups, partner with

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Jo’burg to get all-electric Uber cars

Internet ride-hailing service Uber will launch UberGreen in Johannesburg next week, offering environmentally conscious users of the popular application the option to ride exclusively in all-electric vehicles. Uber is working with both BMW

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Connected cars could change everything

Thought Formula 1 was fast-paced? The speed of innovation in the automotive industry makes it look like a donkey-cart race. The past few years have seen the development of disruptive new technologies that are set to change the face of society forever. Ever since the first Model T Ford

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Manure to power BMW’s SA plant

BMW South Africa’s Rosslyn, Pretoria, plant will get up to 30% of its power through renewable energy from a biogas project, the German car maker announced on Friday. About 40 000 tonnes per annum of cattle manure and around 20 000 tonnes of organic waste will be fed into digesters that will produce biogas to drive