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SOUTH AFRICA

#WomensMonth: The women who build our cars
#WomensMonth: The women who build our cars

The automotive industry has always been known to be a male-dominated industry, yet we often forget to think or talk about the millions of women involved...

By Evan-Lee Courie 29 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#AfricaMonth: How Africa's auto industry is faring on the digitisation front
#AfricaMonth: How Africa's auto industry is faring on the digitisation front

Digital transformation is affecting and reshaping the entire automotive business model - from design and production to distribution and retail. We find out more from Lee Naik, CEO of TransUnion...

By Ilse van den Berg 1 Jun 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Understanding the lifespan of vehicle parts: tyres
Understanding the lifespan of vehicle parts: tyres

Fleet and vehicle owners need to realise that many accidents on our roads are caused by worn and old tyres...

By Pieter Niemand 16 Feb 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Image via Scuderia Ferrari .
F1: here's what 2021 engine formula could look like

The current F1 engine formula is set to stay in place for a few more years, but the V6 turbo hybrid era is set for a significant change come 2021...

By Hadlee Simons 6 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

What's in a chassis?
What's in a chassis?

When it comes to cars, it's easy to be fooled by looks and ads. Unfortunately, especially when you're a woman. Don't get me wrong, I know there are many knowledgeable women out there who can make men blush with their suspension- and engine-talk...

By Ilse van den Berg 13 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#YouthMonth: The power of mentorship in skills development
#YouthMonth: The power of mentorship in skills development

In light of #YouthMonth, we had a chat with Engen's Paul Leask and Savtec's Hennie Richter about the Engen Engine Restoration Challenge 2017 and how it impacts the youth of South Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 21 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Developed from NASA technology, SAM partners in-vehicle artificial intelligence (AI) with human support to help autonomous vehicles make decisions in unpredictable situations and build the knowledge of in-vehicle AI.
Cars are becoming life-saving smart

Autonomous driving technology is developing at a rapid pace. Business Insider's research platform has forecast that there will be around 10 million cars with various self-driving features on the road in the UK by 2020...

By Mike Whitfield 26 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Intel, Mobileye deal to make Israel autonomous tech hub
Intel, Mobileye deal to make Israel autonomous tech hub

NEWSWATCH: Intel is buying Israeli autonomous vehicle technology firm Mobileye for an estimated $15 billion...

By Ilse van den Berg 15 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Keeping the automotive show on the road amid declining new vehicle sales
Keeping the automotive show on the road amid declining new vehicle sales

Those of us in the auto industry haven't been surprised by the drop in new vehicle sales. We knew that 2016 would follow the downward trend of 2015...

By Mike Whitfield 12 Dec 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

The auto industry's state of flux - autonomous, electric, connected
The auto industry's state of flux - autonomous, electric, connected

"It appears that 'tomorrow' is coming sooner than many think." This is how influencer Carlos Ghosn describes the dramatic change...

By Mike Whitfield 2 Nov 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

#InnovationMonth: Forging ahead with intelligent mobility
#InnovationMonth: Forging ahead with intelligent mobility

The digital revolution is upon us and it has left no industry untouched. Doing a fine job at keeping up with the rate of change is the automotive industry...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

#WomensMonth: Blazing a trail for women in production
#WomensMonth: Blazing a trail for women in production

Meet Faith Lelaka, unit head of VWSA's paint shop, and the first black woman to be appointed at this level in the production environment...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 24 Aug 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Nissan introduces world's first solid-oxide fuel cell vehicle
Nissan introduces world's first solid-oxide fuel cell vehicle

Nissan Motor Co. has revealed a new EV prototype that may hold the key to sustainable, cost-effective and clean driving...

By Ané Theron 15 Aug 2016

UGANDA

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#AfricaMonth: Driving Ugandan vehicle manufacturing

Kiira Motors Corporation is a presidential initiative for automotive manufacturing in Uganda. The company has three successful...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Could this weird-looking concept take on the Smart FourTwo?
Could this weird-looking concept take on the Smart FourTwo?

Smart, the Mercedes Benz-owned city car brand, has always set the mark pretty high when it comes to technology and innovation in small vehicles. But if one, relatively unknown, Russian carmaker has its way...

By Stuart Thomas 13 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Boris Dzhingarov
Amidst present Saab struggles, history remains

From the surface, it would look like Saab is in danger of becoming irrelevant in the auto industry. And while it's entirely possible that Saab has manufactured its last vehicle, the reality is that the lure of Saab remains...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 20 Apr 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

#BrandManagerMonth: Tracy Maclear from Goodyear South Africa
#BrandManagerMonth: Tracy Maclear from Goodyear South Africa

Tracy Maclear shares strategic insights into ensuring brand sustenance for the innovative tyre manufacturer...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Mar 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

#DesignMonth: Oona Scheepers: SA's auto design export
#DesignMonth: Oona Scheepers: SA's auto design export

Originally from a farm in Prieska, Oona Scheepers harboured a keen interest for art and design from a young age. This interest, coupled with raw talent and an inescapable attention to detail, would eventually lead...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Feb 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Ford teams up with drone maker for disaster relief concept
Ford teams up with drone maker for disaster relief concept

This is pretty cool. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Ford announced a partnership with drone maker DJI aimed at creating vehicle-to-drone technology...

By Stuart Thomas 6 Jan 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

M2M to transform the automotive sector
M2M to transform the automotive sector

The technology industry's love affair with the so-called Internet of Things (IoT) continues unabated. Technologists in almost every industry are touting the future of connected sensors, devices, components, and actuators - all pumping information into a sprawling network of cloud services...

By Michael Frans 7 Dec 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Importance of IT for automotive industry
Importance of IT for automotive industry

The automotive industry has become increasingly competitive in the past few years with manufacturers and brands jostling for a leadership position in both international and local markets.

By Michael Frans 17 Oct 2014

AFRICA

Healthy gain in vehicle exports
Healthy gain in vehicle exports

While August and year-to-date local sales of new vehicles continued their negative trend, exports picked up speed to record a gain 18.5% compared to the same month last year.

By Henrie Geyser 9 Sep 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Corolla scores one million for Toyota
Corolla scores one million for Toyota

Toyota South Africa Motors last week celebrated as the one millionth locally produced Corolla rolled of the production line at the company's Prospecton Plant in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

By Henrie Geyser 27 Nov 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Strikes cripple vehicle exports
Strikes cripple vehicle exports

Ongoing strike action at seven major South African vehicle manufacturing plants as well as industrial action in the automotive component industry resulted in a decline of 75.1% in vehicle exports during September.

By Henrie Geyser 2 Oct 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

GM awards R6bn SA contract
GM awards R6bn SA contract

General Motors South Africa (GMSA), in partnership with component manufacturer Tenneco South Africa, has been awarded a R6-billion contract to export catalytic converters to North America.

By Henrie Geyser 28 Jun 2013

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