GLOBAL

Electric cars alone won't save the planet. We'll need to design cities so people can walk and cycle safely
Electric cars alone won't save the planet. We'll need to design cities so people can walk and cycle safely

Electric cars are hailed as the best way to cut transport emissions, but it's an illusion to think we can reduce our environmental impact without changing the way we design and move about in cities...

By Timothy Welch 17 Nov 2021

GLOBAL

In-vehicle payment transaction volumes to exceed 4.7 billion by 2026
In-vehicle payment transaction volumes to exceed 4.7 billion by 2026

In-vehicle payments are those where payments are made via vehicle systems, without requiring the use of a smartphone to process the transaction...

15 Nov 2021

GLOBAL

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

GLOBAL

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

GLOBAL

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

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

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

GLOBAL

Image credit: Bram Van Oost on Unsplash.
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

SWEDEN

This month Sweden built the first road that charges electric vehicles as they drive.
Sweden's new road powers electric vehicles - what's the environmental impact?

Sweden has built the first smart road that will allow electric vehicles to charge as they drive...

By Rick Greenough 26 Apr 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Hyundai i30 N passes Arctic Circle test
Hyundai i30 N passes Arctic Circle test

As part of its final development programme, the high-performance model Hyundai i30 N has been tested on a frozen lake in temperatures as low as minus 30°C... [video]

3 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Volvo deploys self-driving truck in Swedish mine
Volvo deploys self-driving truck in Swedish mine

Volvo's fully autonomous truck is the first in the world to be tested in operations deep underground in the Kristineberg Mine...

14 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Volvo's autonomous driving experiment kicks off in Sweden
Volvo's autonomous driving experiment kicks off in Sweden

Volvo Cars has officially kicked off Drive Me, an advanced public autonomous driving (AD) experiment. On the morning of 9 September 2016...

12 Sep 2016

SWEDEN

Sweden's Volvo reports spike in profits
Sweden's Volvo reports spike in profits

STOCKHOLM: Sweden's Volvo, the world's second-largest maker of trucks, said on Friday, 24 October, it saw a spike in profits in the third quarter, boosted by thriving sales in the US and Japanese markets.

28 Oct 2014

SWEDEN

Volkswagen now owns 90% of the shares in Swedish truck company Scania. Image: Wikipedia
Volkswagen buys Scania as Swedish shareholder sells stake

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN: Volkswagen, Europe's biggest car manufacturer, was set to take full control of Swedish truck manufacturer Scania after a small but crucial shareholder agreed to sell its shares.

15 May 2014

SWEDEN

One of Volvo's new concept cars, the coupe, which may be launched in the next few years. Volvo is launching a technology to allow deliveries to cars instead of homes. Image: Volvo
Volvo to turn cars into boxes for online shoppers

STOCKHOLM - Swedish auto maker Volvo said on Thursday it was developing a system to enable online shopping deliveries direct to customers' cars rather than their homes.

24 Feb 2014

SWEDEN

Volvo is cutting jobs to reduce costs and put it in a more profitable position. Image: Volvo
Volvo cuts 2,400 more jobs as truck sales drop

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - Swedish truck maker Volvo is cutting 2,400 jobs in addition to 2,000 cuts the group announced in October, in a move aimed at boosting falling profitability.

8 Feb 2014

SWEDEN

Saab's are back in production for the Chinese market. Image: Wiki Images
Saab to enter Chinese market after two-year break

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - Saab cars will roll off the production line in Sweden two years after the former General Motors subsidiary filed for bankruptcy.

2 Dec 2013

SWEDEN

Volvo is to cut 2,000 jobs in its truck division. Image: Volvoapaedia.
Volvo, Electrolux slash total of 4,000 jobs

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN: Swedish industrial heavyweights Volvo trucks and Electrolux announced a total of 4,000 job cuts around the world on Friday when they published disappointing figures for the third quarter.

28 Oct 2013

SWEDEN

Image: SKF
Swedish SKF's net profit drops in the third quarter

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN: Swedish ball bearing manufacturer SKF announced a decrease of its net profit in the third quarter, amid lower-than-expected sales in its industrial business.

16 Oct 2013



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