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  • Alibaba launches the first ever 'internet car'
  • Alibaba launches the first ever 'internet car'
    Paul Bence (2008) ©

Alibaba launches the first ever 'internet car'

Wouldn’t it be great if your car could book a table for you, direct you to the restaurant, tell you where to park, and then pay for the parking? That’s exactly what Alibaba is promising customers ahead of the launch of its new RX5 connected vehicle in August 2016.



  • Article image Olli: hail a driverless bus from your smartphone

    Imagine if you could hail a bus via an app and address it by name. Olli is an eco-friendly, on-demand transport solution providing just that. But it has no driver. While autonomous vehicles are being backed by governments worldwide, are people ready to stop worrying and climb aboard?

  • Article image How do families buy their cars?

    Choosing a family car is an important decision. After all, it's central to many parts of everyday life – from ferrying the kids around to going on weekend adventures – and the associated costs are a major drain on household finances. So what are family buyers looking for at dealerships?

  • Article image Xee: the app that makes standard cars smart

    Running a car is hard work – especially if it’s a bit of a banger. Let alone the little inconveniences – where did you park? Are you low on fuel? Xee is a French app that transforms standard cars into smart vehicles, contributing to a connected car market set to be worth $2.2 trillion by 2020.

  • Article image Visa, Pizza Hut and Accenture: Delivering the connected car

    Over the next five years, the portion of vehicles on sale that are networked will grow from 10% to 90%. But as car and mobile brands wrangle over how this will work, a partnership between Visa, Pizza Hut and Accenture lets drivers order and pay for pizza from the dashboard.