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#BizTrends2017: The auto industry will face its biggest disruption yet

The auto industry has always faced massive disruption. The heart of the industry has always been engineering, and advances have shifted the balance...

By Jeff Osborne 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Carmakers primed to tackle new year challenges

Despite another difficult year for the automotive industry, car manufacturers are on top of the challenges and ready for 2017's expected trends...

By Mike Whitfield 10 Jan 2017

Competition Commission invites comments on draft code

The Competition Commission is calling for public comment by 3 November 2017 on its draft code of conduct for competition in the South African automotive industry...

8 hours ago

AA takes hassle out of renewing your car license

By submitting their vehicle and license details, AA members can avoid fines for lapsed vehicle licences and penalties for late renewals...

1 day ago

Cartrack puts pedal to metal

Cartrack, a global provider of fleet management, stolen vehicle recovery, and insurance telematics, will hire 300 people in the next 12 months to meet the demand for its products...

13 Oct 2017

California to allow autonomous cars without driver

California officials have unveiled new regulations that would allow autonomous vehicles to operate on state roads in test projects without a human operator...

13 Oct 2017

National Road Safety Competition: Northern Cape winners

Young participants representing the Northern Cape at the National Road Safety Competition in Rustenburg scooped five top positions...

11 Oct 2017

Shell driver behaviour, emotion study results released

A recent study by Shell South Africa and Goldsmiths, University of London, used wearable emotion tracking devices, GPS, as well as weather and traffic information to better understand motorists...

5 Oct 2017

Drunk drivers could claim from new road accident benefit scheme

The Road Accident Fund is set to be replaced by the Road Accident Benefit Scheme. How beneficial are these benefits, really? Not at all.

By Jason Snyman 29 Sep 2017

The 2018 WesBank South African Car of the Year finalists

During an event hosted in Johannesburg, MC Derek Watts announced the finalists for the 2018 WesBank South African Car of the Year competition...

21 Sep 2017

VW recalls 4.86 million vehicles in China over airbag concerns

BEIJING, China: Volkswagen will recall almost five million vehicles in China over airbag concerns, dealing a new blow to the German automaker in the world's largest car market...

18 Sep 2017

Want to improve profits in the trucking industry? Focus on safety

Road freight's steady growth trajectory looks set to continue, but it is paralleled by a troubling rise in accidents involving trucks...

By Morné Stoltz 13 Sep 2017

Volkswagen, local partners recall 1.82m vehicles in China

BEIJING, China: German car giant Volkswagen and its two Chinese joint-ventures will recall 1.82 million vehicles in China in a new setback for the scandal-hit company...

6 Sep 2017

Ford Kuga's third recall in just eight months

Ford SA is treading hot water as it recalls one of its luxury vehicles for the third time. For all Ford Kuga owners, the car seems to not be as safe as one would think...

By Melissa Cohen 5 Sep 2017

#RideRoundup: New Mercedes-AMG GTs, Volvo XC40, Pajero Sport

This week's #RideRoundup features the three new Mercedes-AMG GTs - the AMG GT Roadster, AMG GT C Roadster, and sporty AMG GT R, as well as the new Volvo XC40 and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport...

By Ilse van den Berg 1 Sep 2017

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International

South African racers head to Formula Ford Festival

Seven South African racers of the Investchem Formula 1600 championship will be taking part in the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch in Kent, England from 21-22 October 2017.

3 days ago

Epic world solar car race begins in Australia

SYDNEY, Australia: An epic 3,000-kilometre (1,860-mile) solar car race across the desert heart of Australia designed to showcase new technology that could one day help develop commercial vehicles, got underway Sunday.

9 Oct 2017

Amazon beefs up Echo lineup and Alexa skills

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Amazon has introduced a handful of new home assistant devices powered by its Alexa voice-commanded artificial intelligence, ramping up its lineup competing against challenges from Google and others.

28 Sep 2017

Strikes delay construction of China's flagship BAIC SA plant

The government is feeling pressure from the Chinese state-owned R11bn Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Company (BAIC) vehicle plant being built in the Coega special economic zone near Port Elizabeth.

By Mark Allix 28 Sep 2017

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