Automotive Trends 2018

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#BizTrends2018: A wave of change

I foresee three major trends for the automotive industry that will challenge the status quo and bring about noticeable change.

By Pieter Niemand 10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: The year of the millennial car buyer

When it comes to buying cars in South Africa, 2018 may be the year of accelerated digital transformation for the auto sector...

By Kriben Reddy 8 Jan 2018

Lamborghini reaches sales record, PSA global sales up 15%

Italian sports carmaker Lamborghini says it set another sales record in 2017, and PSA says global sales were up 15% in 2017...

17 hours ago

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi's Alliance Ventures to invest $1bn in startups

Automotive alliance, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has launched a new corporate venture capital fund that plans to invest up to $1bn to support open innovation over the next five years...

19 hours ago

Vehicle manufacturers need to be agile and flexible

Although the local outlook for new vehicles sales is gradually becoming more positive, it's still a very tough and highly competitive market...

By Bruce Peters 22 hours ago

Land Rover kicks off 2018 with restoration of original launch vehicle

Land Rover will celebrate its 70th anniversary year throughout 2018, starting with the restoration of the original launch Land Rover launch vehicle... (video)

1 day ago

New IT, research partnerships for Hyundai, Nissan

Hyundai and Cisco have collaborated to focus on technology solutions for in-vehicle data demands; and Nissan and Nasa have joined forces to extend research into autonomous mobility services... (video)

1 day ago

Yamaha motorcycle comes on command at CES event

With a wave, Kinji Asamura summoned a riderless motorcycle to his side in the Yamaha booth at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week...

1 day ago

Beyond the car: how tech firms are exploring the future of transport

Carless commuting is cruising in the fast lane at the Consumer Electronics Show, with companies showing off electric bicycles, scooters, skateboards and more aimed at making the internal combustion engine a thing of the past...

2 days ago

Top takeaways from Consumers Electronics Show

The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, which concluded Friday in Las Vegas, drew some 4,000 exhibitors from dozens of countries and more than 170,000 attendees, showcased some of the latest from the technology world.

2 days ago

Ford offers Kuga owners settlements to squash class action suit

Global motoring giant Ford is offering to settle the bank loans of Kuga owners whose vehicles have either caught alight or malfunctioned...

By Graeme Hosken 12 Jan 2018

Tesla faces fresh Norway lawsuit over false advertising

OSLO, Norway: Nearly 80 Tesla owners in Norway have sued the US automaker over misleading advertising, saying their electric car did not deliver the promised performance, Norwegian daily Dagens Naeringsliv (DN) reported on Thursday...

12 Jan 2018

Driverless cars could be better or worse for our health - it's up to us

Driverless cars - autonomous vehicles - are coming. The topic is a constant presence in media; The New York Times Magazine recently devoted most of an issue to it...

By Jim Sallis 12 Jan 2018

'Boundless for All': KIA Motors presents vision for future mobility at CES 2018

KIA Motors presented its future mobility vision at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas...

Issued by Kia Motors South Africa 12 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Gearing up for a world of connected things

Deon Liebenberg, head of IoT at Vodacom, gives his insights on what will happen on the IoT landscape in 2018 and beyond...

By Deon Liebenberg 11 Jan 2018

Mercedes-Benz Vans reveals camper van concepts based on X-Class bakkie

Mercedes-Benz Vans is presenting its first camper van concepts based on the X-Class bakkie...

11 Jan 2018

Mercedes-Benz Citaro G hybrid buses ready for the road

The first new Citaro hybrid buses, which are gradually going into service, will be used to carry passengers on inner-city routes in Stuttgart...

10 Jan 2018

Positive new vehicle sales set stage for 2018

Despite December 2017's year-on-year sales declining 2.4%, the year-to-date new car sales for 2017 still grew 1.8%, which is reportedly setting the stage for continued growth in 2018...

10 Jan 2018

Toyota to present next-generation automated driving research vehicle

Toyota's next-generation automated driving research vehicle, Platform 3.0, based on a Lexus LS 600h L, reportedly combines greater technological capabilities with harmonised styling...

9 Jan 2018

Former president of Japan's Toyota dies at 88

Toyota's former president Tatsuro Toyoda, who helped the Japanese auto giant establish a foothold in North America, has died at the age of 88...

9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: The rise of AI and gamification in in-transit advertising

Geo-targeted advertising is becoming more and more important for marketers; and artificial intelligence in vehicle transit advertising will also become more common place over the next few years....

By Devon Brough 8 Jan 2018

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International

How to get more electric vehicles on the road

Despite the hype and excitement, not to mention the fanciful visions put forth by Tesla's Elon Musk, electric vehicles (EVs) are not yet winning over the transportation sector.

By Jonn Axsen 5 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

Hitler's Nazi-parade Mercedes set for US auction

WASHINGTON, US: A 1939 luxury Mercedes limousine used to carry Adolf Hitler around Germany will be auctioned in the US state of Arizona next month - one of only four such models ever built.

29 Dec 2017

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