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Use of leaded petrol eliminated in 'milestone' for health and environment, UN says

Leaded petrol has been eliminated after the world's last remaining stocks were used up last month, the UN's Environment Programme (Unep) said on Monday, 30 August...

By Emma Rumney 31 Aug 2021

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Domino's trials self-driving pizza delivery robot
Domino's trials self-driving pizza delivery robot

Customers who opt-in will have their pre-ordered pizzas arrive in a fully autonomous vehicle made by self-driving delivery company Nuro...

19 Apr 2021

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Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to
Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to

Severe shortages of critical medical supplies have prompted governments to compel private companies to fill the gap...

By Elham Mafi-Kreft and Steven Kreft 26 May 2020

GLOBAL

Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anyway
Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anyway

Our power plants may be dirty now. But unlike combustion vehicles, electric cars give us the chance to finally free ourselves from high-carbon travel...

By Ranald Boydell 3 Dec 2019

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Elon Musk says Netflix and YouTube are coming to Teslas

"Netflix and drive" might become a thing now that Elon Musk revealed upcoming support for the streaming service and YouTube on his Tesla vehicles...

Shereesa MoodleyBy Shereesa Moodley 31 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Fuji Heavy Industries changes name to Subaru Corporation
Fuji Heavy Industries changes name to Subaru Corporation

TOKYO, Japan: Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) has changed its name to Subaru Corporation with effect from 1 April 2017...

3 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Nissan introduces new autonomous vehicle towing tech
Nissan introduces new autonomous vehicle towing tech

Nissan has announced the introduction of Intelligent Vehicle Towing (IVT), a fully automated vehicle towing system, at its Oppama Plant...

8 Dec 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Toyota rolls out fuel cell buses in Japan
Toyota rolls out fuel cell buses in Japan

Toyota Motor Corporation will begin to sell fuel cell buses under the Toyota brand from early 2017. Having already undergone repeated field tests...

28 Nov 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

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Nissan sells autoparts firm stake in corporate shakeup

Nissan said on Tuesday it is selling its stake in auto parts company Calsonic Kansei as the Japanese firm casts off non-core businesses...

24 Nov 2016

GLOBAL

Ford, GE Healthcare partner to produce ventilators

Ford Motor Company, in collaboration with GE Healthcare, will begin producing third-party ventilators to help coronavirus patients...

1 Apr 2020

GLOBAL

Leadership changes at Ford Motor Company
Leadership changes at Ford Motor Company

The changes come as Ford is moving with urgency to fully integrate and accelerate its transformation into a higher-growth, higher-margin business by leveraging smart, connected vehicles and services...

14 Feb 2020

GLOBAL

Yanmar's YT5113A robot tractor (Credit: Yanmar)
Yanmar's robotic tractors bring autonomous vehicles out to farm

Osaka, JAPAN - We've had autonomous cars, autonomous trucks, and autonomous buses, and now Osaka-based diesel engine manufacturer Yanmar is introducing a new line of robotic tractors...

By David Szondy 23 Jul 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Renault-Nissan's Ghosn to head Mitsubishi Motors
Renault-Nissan's Ghosn to head Mitsubishi Motors

Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn will become chairman of Mitsubishi Motors after Japan's number two automaker announced a major investment...

20 Oct 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Nissan's autonomous ProPILOT tech to debut in Japan
Nissan's autonomous ProPILOT tech to debut in Japan

Nissan has announced that the new Serena will come equipped with the company's ProPILOT autonomous drive technology...

14 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Toyota recalling 3.3 million vehicles over defects
Toyota recalling 3.3 million vehicles over defects

Toyota said on Wednesday it is recalling 3.37 million vehicles globally over a pair of defects, in the latest hit for a Japanese auto industry hit by fuel-efficiency scandals...

30 Jun 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Nissan announces fuel cell technology using bio-ethanol
Nissan announces fuel cell technology using bio-ethanol

Nissan has announced that it is currently researching and developing a solid oxide fuel-cell (SOFC)-powered system that runs on bio-ethanol electric power. The new system features an e-bio fuel-cell...

14 Jun 2016

JAPAN

Honda nine-month operating profit falls on exploding airbag costs
Honda nine-month operating profit falls on exploding airbag costs

Honda reported a fall in nine-month operating profit due to "quality-related" costs, seen as linked to an exploding airbag crisis...

29 Jan 2016

JAPAN

Exploding airbag recall doubled to record 34m vehicles in US
Exploding airbag recall doubled to record 34m vehicles in US

Japanese auto parts giant Takata has acknowledged a potentially deadly defect in its airbags for the first time, as it agreed to double a US recall to a record nearly 34 million vehicles...

26 May 2015

JAPAN

Honda's annual profit slumps 8.9% as recall costs soar
Honda's annual profit slumps 8.9% as recall costs soar

Honda said on Tuesday, 28 April, that its fiscal-year net profit fell 8.9% to $4.4bn as Japan's number three automaker grapples with soaring recall costs, including from an exploding airbag crisis linked to at least five deaths...

30 Apr 2015

JAPAN

Toyota rolls out world's first mass market fuel-cell car
Toyota rolls out world's first mass market fuel-cell car

TOKYO: Toyota said Tuesday, 18 November, it would start selling the world's first mass market fuel-cell car in Japan next month and elsewhere in 2015, in what its top executive called an industry milestone.

24 Nov 2014



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