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Howard Blake
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

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BMW, Nissan to roll out national EV grid

Vehicle makers Nissan and BMW have reached an agreement to expand electric vehicle charging infrastructure across South Africa. The memorandum of understanding between the two companies

James Francis
The connected car: mission irreconcilable?

“Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half.” Those were the alleged words of John Wanamaker, a US merchant and notable type that lived at the turn of the 20th century. I say “allegedly” because if the Internet has

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A visual history of OS X

After a lengthy beta, OS X 10.10 Yosemite is finally ready for prime time. It’s the 11th version of Apple’s OS X, and represents the biggest overhaul of the operating system’s visuals since its introduction in 2001. While you’re waiting for the update to download, let’s take the opportunity to see

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BMW SA in e-vehicle charging deal

BMW South Africa and Schneider Electric have announced a partnership for the supply and installation of charging points for BMW’s electric vehicles, which will go on sale locally early next year. Schneider will work with BMW electric car

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BMW SA bets big on electric cars

Electric cars are the future of the automobile, Germany’s iconic luxury vehicle brand BMW believes. And it’s about to make a big investment in South Africa to back up this view. Worldwide, the race to electric vehicles is hotting up as leading vehicle manufacturers

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Bean counters to fuel demand for electric cars

If press coverage is any measure, it appears electric vehicles (EVs) have finally arrived. Tesla’s Model S was named Automobile Magazine’s Car of the Year, the Nissan Leaf is topping the EV sales ranks and the industry is abuzz with anticipated sales impact of BMW’s super-light i3. Yet for all the hype, EVs remain more common in glossy

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Web on wheels from BMW

BMW South Africa has taken the wraps off a set of Internet-connected services built into the company’s vehicles that provide a range of value-added services. At the heart of the technology is an embedded Vodafone Sim card, with global roaming enabled, and which is used for data services. ConnectedDrive will be embedded

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