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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

The best tech businesses aren’t really tech

Technology companies are a lot like contemporary art. Their valuations reflect narratives more than anything else, and it’s just as important to devise the right framework to describe a phenomenon as it is to build a beautiful product. Two New

Uber, Zebra duel on election rides

Uber and homegrown rival Zebra Cabs are attempting to get South Africans’ attention by offering voters free or discounted rides to polling stations on 3 August, the date of the municipal elections. Zebra, which is

Uber, Didi to merge to create $35bn firm

Uber Technologies will sell its China business to Didi Chuxing, the dominant ride-hailing service in the country, according to people familiar with the matter, ending a costly battle between the two companies

Cape Town clamps down on Uber

Traffic police in Cape Town continue to impound cars connected to Internet ride sharing service Uber at record rates, despite attempts to legalise the service in the city. Data from the City of Cape Town reveals that 302 Uber cars were impounded

Uber commuter kidnapped, raped in Jo’burg

A woman was kidnapped and raped after getting into what she thought was an Uber taxi in Fourways, Gauteng police said on Friday. A case of rape, kidnapping and robbery had been opened, Captain Mavela Masondo said. He said he could not

More anti-Uber violence in Cape Town

Violence broke out after a metered taxi driver allegedly prevented an Uber driver from picking up a passenger in Cape Town on Thursday afternoon. “The incident escalated quite badly. More metered taxi

UberEats food deliveries to be launched in SA

Internet ride-sharing app Uber is looking to branch out from transporting passengers in South Africa to delivering takeaway food parcels as well. Job ads on the Uber website indicate that the company is looking for the likes of a marketing manager

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