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Mercedes hastens electric-car shift

Mercedes-Benz is accelerating its roll-out of battery-powered cars in a race to meet tighter emissions rules as European buyers turn away from fuel-efficient diesel cars. In a €10bn project, the world’s largest

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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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‘Critical moment’ in Samsung’s history

Samsung Electronics is corporate royalty in Korea. It’s also a company recognised for its marketing smarts and engineering savvy worldwide, so much so that consulting firm Interbrand ranked it as the world’s seventh most

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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

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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Self-driving cars will need people, too

Self-driving cars are expected to revolutionise the automobile industry. Rapid advances have led to working prototypes faster than most people expected. The anticipated benefits of this emerging technology include safer, faster and more eco-friendly

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Best of CES 2015

One of the biggest drawcards of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held in Las Vegas in the US every January, is its sheer scale. Covering nearly 200 000sq m of exhibitor space and showcasing more than 20 000 new products, it provides a wonderful overview of the best – and sometimes

Nafisa Akabor
Are our cars getting too smart?

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to speak to your car, to ask it to navigate you to a point of interest without knowing the address, or asking for restaurants by cuisine type that are closest to your current location? How about just telling your vehicle “I’m hungry”, and it bringing up a list of restaurants

Duncan McLeod
When brands brawl

Cell C chief commercial officer Jose Dos Santos expressed frustration at a media conference on Monday that the operator, South Africa’s third-largest by subscriber numbers after Vodacom and MTN, is not allowed to engage in direct comparative advertising. Dos Santos said the