Automotive Trends 2018

Advertise on Bizcommunity

Subscribe to industry newsletters

Joystick-driven recumbent ebike gets street-legal for Kickstarter

Handlebars seem about as important as wheels in bike design, but Swiss inventor Yvan Forclaz has done away with them in favour of a mode of control you're more likely to associate with aircraft or video games - a joystick...

By Michael Irving 5 Mar 2018

Alfa Romeo, Honda reveal new Formula 1 cars

The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team recently unveiled its new challenger, the C37, while Honda and partner Scuderia Toro Rosso, revealed their new Formula 1 car, the STR13...

2 Mar 2018

Could a virtual driver beat a real one?

The meteoric rise of e-sports has put digital athletes and traditional athletes on a collision course. Honda recently set out to find out whether a virtual driver could beat a real one in a mixed-reality race between pro driver and pro gamer...

22 Feb 2018

Mpumalanga 400 gets ready for Dullstroom

Round one of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) opens on 16 and 17 March 2018 in Dullstroom (the highest town in the country) with Mpumalanga 400 - a new event on the calendar...

19 Feb 2018

WEC dates change so Alonso can compete

NEWSWATCH: The organisers of the World Endurance Championship has moved the event to enable McLaren Formula One driver Fernando Alonso to compete for Toyota in every round...

13 Feb 2018

Fernando Alonso to compete in Le Mans 24 Hours, WEC

McLaren F1 driver Fernando Alonso, fresh from racing at the Daytona 24 Hours, will be competing in the World Endurance Championship (WEC), including the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hours...

By Hadlee Simons 6 Feb 2018

Engen Polo Cup racing car is the sixth-generation Polo GTI

This year, for the first time in the Engen Polo Cup's 22 year history, the 24 competitors will compete for the championship in the sixth-generation Polo GTI...

29 Jan 2018

Autosport International to showcase cutting-edge motorsport technology

The 2018 World Rally Championship is set to launch at Autosport International next week. It is the first time a top-tier FIA World Championship has launched at the show in its 27-year history...

4 Jan 2018

Dakar legend enters 28th consecutive Dakar Rally

Cooper Tire 4x4 ambassador, Xavi Foj, who was honoured with Dakar legend status earlier this year, is preparing to enter his 28th consecutive Dakar Rally...

22 Dec 2017

The Volvo Ocean Race - a media machine

We attended to the Volvo Ocean 65 Practice Race, the in-port manoeuvres designed to give participants of the The Volvo Ocean Race a practice run...

By Terry Levin 12 Dec 2017

Highlights of Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East

At the 100th race of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East at the Dubai Autodrome as part of the UAE National Day series, South Africa's Saul Hack finished second rookie and tenth overall...

12 Dec 2017

#RideRoundup: Nissan Patrol, McLaren Senna, Lamborghini Urus

In this week's #RideRoundup, we look at Nissan's Intelligent Mobility premium flagship, the new Nissan Patrol, which has arrived in South Africa, the McLaren Senna, and the Lamborghini Urus... (video)

12 Dec 2017

Alfa Romeo to join Formula 1 again in 2018

After more than 30 years' absence from Formula 1, Alfa Romeo is returning to the sport in 2018...

5 Dec 2017

Show more


Waymo self-driving trucks to start hauling cargo this week

Waymo has clocked up millions of self-driving miles since starting Google's autonomous vehicle project in 2009, celebrating five million of them by recently releasing a 360-degree video to demonstrate how its cars see the world around them. Now the company is shifting gear by moving into cargo hauling.

By Paul Ridden 12 Mar 2018

Yamaha announces SX Sport Edition of its mega-seller TMAX maxi-scooter

Many years ago, I had the chance to interview Jeffry de Vries, an ex-World Superbike racer who, at the time, was the chief motorcycle tester for Yamaha Europe. This man had ridden and developed basically every motorcycle Yamaha had produced for the last 20-something years.

By Loz Blain 9 Mar 2018

Why car manufacturers need to change their outlook on the future

The world is changing. We are living in a new era and the new age calls for business re-invention, particularly for car manufacturers.

By Morne Bekker 5 Mar 2018

Infineon, SAIC set up electric car joint venture in China

FRANKFURT, Germany - German computer chip maker Infineon said on Friday it is teaming up with China's biggest carmaker, SAIC Motor Corporation, to produce power modules for the Chinese electric car market, the world's biggest.

5 Mar 2018

BMW plans electric Mini production in China

German auto giant BMW said on Friday it plans to build an electric version of its compact Mini in China, in a possible joint venture with local partner Great Wall.

26 Feb 2018

Show more