Waymo Self-Driving Tech Not to Blame

Following a recent fatal crash involving a Tesla Model X, John Krafcik, the CEO of Waymo says their technology is not to blame. (Image above: Emergency personnel work at the scene where a Tesla electric SUV crashed into a barrier on U.S. Highway 101 in Mountain View, California [KTVU via Associated Press]) According to Bloomberg, who cited Krafcik as saying, that self-driving technology isn't to blame for the fatal crash of a Tesla (TSLA) Model X as Tesla's autopilot system requires a human driver to remain alert and regularly handle the wheel, while fully autonomous technology requires no human input. [...]

By | 2018-04-11T14:27:43+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Car Technology, EV's, News, Self Driving|

Biggest reveals of Geneva Motor Show

Every year it’s probably said that this show was the most tech-heavy, but each year we keep advancing even further. The first day at the 88th Geneva International Motor Show was explosive, Twitter was buzzing with all the latest reveals and displays. There’s still a significant presence of the ICE (internal combustion engine) supercars and 1,000+ horsepower hypercars. In addition, there was also the next wave of battery and electric-powered vehicles. Ferrari, McLaren, Lamborghini, and Aston Martin continue to amaze crowds with pistons and petrol. However, Geneva 2018 also saw a strong presence of more efficient machines such as turbine [...]

By | 2018-03-08T21:48:32+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Car Technology, EV's, ICE Cars, News|

Fully-electric vehicles to begin arriving 2019

Electric vehicles are all the buzz right now. Majority of the automobile manufacturers have committed to an all-electric future. Several manufacturers have announced their first all-electric and hybrid models will start arriving in South Africa from 2019 onwards. This has been confirmed for African shores: Jaguar Jaguar’s electrification begun with Formula E motorsport. Jaguar was the first premium manufacturer to join the all-electric racing series. The automaker invested £4.5 billion into R&D in 2017 towards the electrified future. Jaguar’s first all-electric vehicle, the I-PACE, is coming to South African in 2019. The I-PACE is a practical five-seater SUV that has [...]

By | 2018-02-27T10:27:46+00:00 February 15th, 2018|EV's|

10 Interesting facts about Tesla you may not know

Tesla Motors is head by someone who clearly sees the bigger picture and has made a success of all his companies. South African born Elon Musk has started up Tesla Motors, Paypal, SpaceX, and Solar City which are all valued at over $1 billion. He certainly is a game-changer and continually works on bringing forth technology that will help society. Some of his recent contributions have been toward the Hyperloop, Gigafactory 1, and a colony on Mars. His bold and daring plans are something we don’t see enough of. But as much of the hits the company has had, there [...]

By | 2017-12-12T06:31:35+00:00 November 24th, 2017|EV's|

New Nissan LEAF wins first international award

At the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Nissan’s new LEAF took two international honours. In build up to the CES in Las Vegas that takes place every January, an announcement by the Consumer Technology Association took place in New York to a crowd filled with tech industry experts. The announcement names all the CES Best of Innovation award winners. Nissan took its first major international award taken with the all­-new, zero­-emission LEAF which was the “CES Best of Innovation for Vehicle Intelligence and Self-Driving Technology”. And the second title was the “Tech for a Better World”. This is just the [...]

By | 2017-11-17T14:24:27+00:00 November 20th, 2017|EV's|

Will Tesla Model 3 delay impact South Africa?

260 Produced 1500 Target Tesla Model 3 misses its production targets for the Q ended September 2017 Tesla Model 3 production has been missed as the company produced just 17% of its target. Elon Musk announced the production targets in July at the official Tesla Model 3 launch. He also announced a little later that the Model 3 electric car would be headed for South Africa. Tesla produced 260 Model 3 electric cars and delivered 220 of them in the Q ended September 2017. This off the target set by the [...]

By | 2017-10-04T11:54:10+00:00 October 4th, 2017|EV's, News|

Electric cars leave supercars in the dust

There is a perception in some consumers' minds as well as some parts of the motoring industry in South Africa that the electric car is slow. Perhaps this could be the reason why some car shoppers still opt for petrol and diesel cars over electric ones. Even the range of modern electric cars are not a downside any longer. But, there are some electric cars that are exceptionally quick on a quarter mile and some even quicker off the mark 0-100 km/h. Tesla Model S P100D is faster than modified street racers I recently posted a video on my Facebook [...]

By | 2017-09-27T13:38:59+00:00 September 20th, 2017|EV's|

Tesla Model 3 full electric car is finally here and headed for South Africa

The long anticipated electric car for the masses is here, Tesla Model 3, and Elon Musk confirms it's headed for South Africa! He wanted to create a futuristic electric car that everyone can afford and that relegates petrol engines to the history books forever, and he's done it, the Tesla Model 3 is here. Elon Musk, a South African born entrepreneur is said to have started in cars what the iPhone started in phones. This isn't just an evolution. It's a revolution of the worldwide car industry. It will change the way in which we will see cars forever. In [...]

By | 2017-09-12T22:46:46+00:00 July 24th, 2017|EV's, News|

Electric mobility just got simpler and smaller

A fresh perspective on electric motorcycles Electric urban mobility is an ever-changing segment that is progressively enhancing year on year. Many automakers have made attempts toward the idea of “ultimate mobility” by producing small scooters. Asian countries make more effort because of the overwhelming congestion. One company has managed to push the concept over the boundary. Introduced at the Shenzhen International Industrial Design Fair, the Motochimp, is a new compact, electric-motorcycle. Electric scooters were initially made as an accessory to cars. Such is the example of Peugeot offering the e-Kick electrically assisted scooter alongside the 2017 Peugeot 3008 SUV. But the [...]

By | 2017-09-12T21:57:37+00:00 February 21st, 2017|EV's|

My Ultimate Car Showroom

My Ultimate Car Showroom Tesla Model S Everybody knows how much I love gadgets and technology, so Tesla’s Model S would blow me away completely. Another reason I would choose the Tesla in my ultimate car showroom, is because of SA-born founder, product architect and CEO Elon Musk. Professional respect is a word I think of when thinking of Elon Musk. For the new 2017 Model S, Tesla have done away with that unsightly fake grille. Besides, why would an electric car need a grill? To cool what? It looks super sleek now, like the fully-electronic sedan-supercar. Tesla have been giving [...]

By | 2017-09-12T21:16:57+00:00 June 26th, 2016|EV's, ICE Cars|