McLaren Senna: All about ‘the ultimate road-legal track car’

Four-litre twin-turbo V8 most powerful road McLaren yet Mid-engine, rear-wheel drive ‘the optimum configuration’ Priced 2017 at equivalent of R13.9-million in Britain LONDON, England The McLaren Senna, its maker says, has been designed, engineered and developed with single-minded purpose: to be the ultimate track-concentrated McLaren for the road. “It’s legal for road use,” the supercar…

Going autonomous: Real people, real roads, real cars

First two families heading out with Volvo Four years of Swedish testing with ordinary folk ‘Easy does it’ say Gothenburg test overseers GOTHENBURG, Sweden – On the road at last… with real, everyday, ordinary families. We’re talking fully autonomous Volvo cars which, from today (Dec 12 2017), will be used by Swedish families in real-life…

Artificial intelligence: Audi taking lead on highways

California hosting talks on artificial intelligence ‘Neural network’ generates 3D environments Driving further down the road to autonomy LONG BEACH, California – Automaker Audi is exhibiting a pre-development project at what is described as “the world’s most important symposium for artificial intelligence” here. The conference has been co-sponsored by Audi and will run from Dec…

Keyless-entry car? So you think that’s safe…

Play safe with keyless vehicle locks There’s nothing like expert advice Know your fobs: Smart or not? LONDON, England – UK vehicle security company Thatcham has compiled advice to help prevent the theft of vehicles with keyless entry. Does that include YOU? Are you about to buy such a vehicle? Carman’s Corner suggests you read…

Fuel company Shell hell-bent on charging stations

LONDON, England – Royal Dutch Shell has partnered with top automakers to deploy ultra-fast battery charging on Europe’s highways and so gain the lead over rivals in the race to remove one of the biggest obstacles to widespread battery-car use. Reuters reports that Shell’s agreement with a company called Ionity (a joint venture involving BMW,…

BMW wants to lift urban mobility to new heights

Innovative urban mobility concepts for the future Elevated roads the future with “BMW Vision E³ Way” Emissions-free two-wheeler mobility in megacities As a provider of premium mobility products and services, the BMW Group is constantly in search of answers to the question: what will move us (forward) in the future? As part of the strategy…

Renault Samsung SM3 Z.E. goes longer-range electric

Renault Samsung Motors show off new electric SM3 Z.E. Driving range increased to five days’ driving Groupe Renault continues electric vehicle progress DAEGU, South Korea – Renault Samsung Motors has unveiled the SM3 Z.E. at a Future Auto Expo in this South Korean city, its maker keen to upgrade its electric vehicle range to meet…

Shell and Bio-Bean brewing new diesel fuel

Shell, Bio-Bean and coffee drinkers go green 200 000 tonnes of grounds for diesel London buses using well-brewed fuel LONDON, England – Fuel supplier Shell and a company called Bio-Beam are planning to power some of London’s iconic red buses with a bio-fuel made partly from filter coffee grounds. The fuel contains a 20% concentration of…

Merc switching on to city-friendly electric vans

Start of a Mercedes strategy for clean city deliveries Customers’imagination to be involved in developing Electric power will follow for other Mercedes commercials STUTTGART/ BERLIN, Germany – It seems to be only in Germany for now but the Mercedes eVito van are in showrooms as a leader for what should become a common sight across…

Here comes your Guardian Angel – a SEAT concept

Seat Leon ‘Cristobal’ safety car at Smart City Expo Named for the patron saint of travellers Five new systems packed into one ‘safety’ car BARCELONA, Spain – Spanish automaker SEAT has pulled the wraps off what it has called a Guardian Angel safety car at the Smart City Expo here in Barcelona. The Leon Cristobal…

More powerful than ever: 2018 Audi TT RS Coupé

More-powerful engine, high-tech lights Off-switch for speed governor Progressive steering with RS-specific tuning, UITENHAGE, Eastern Cape – Audi Sport is presenting its most powerful TT yet with a recreated signature five-cylinder engine, an image said to be “underscored” by rear diode lights and an “unmistakable exhaust note” to be “a technology leader in its segment”….

Performance pack upgrade already for Golf R

Optional Performance Pack available to order Titanium exhaust  saves 7kg, brakes another 2kg Speed-limiting removed for hatch and wagon MILTON KEYNES, England – The Volkswagen Golf R with 4Motion all-wheel drive, recently relaunched with redesigned bumpers, new diode headlights, sweeping indicators and an ‘active’ data display has been made even more attractive. Now there’s a…