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Infiniti delivers a new take on technology

Many have tried and few have succeeded, but now Infiniti is about to release a variable compression fourstroke petrol engine, plus a high-performance 'S' line to sit atop all new models.

By Michael Taylor 1 day ago

In-vehicle infotainment to dominate M2M data traffic
In-vehicle infotainment to dominate M2M data traffic

A new study from Juniper Research has found that new in-vehicle infotainment services such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will generate large amounts of new cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) data traffic. Over the next five years, this will account for up to 98% of all M2M data traffic.

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Toyota falls behind VW in world's biggest automaker race

Toyota is in danger of losing its crown as the world's biggest automaker this year as sales fall behind those of German rival Volkswagen, new figures showed on Thursday.

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Township mechanics score a skills boost
Township mechanics score a skills boost

Nelson Mandela Bay's township economy is set to gain due to the induction of 106 mechanics into a two-year Informal Automotive Service Centres Development Programme. An initiative of the Uitenhage Despatch Development Initiative (UDDI) in partnership with Filpro, an enterprise development company established to empower informal automotive entrepreneurs in South Africa, the programme is said to be the first of its kind for the Eastern Cape.

2 days ago

How to build a 1,000mph car - by the scientists behind it
How to build a 1,000mph car - by the scientists behind it

It was a staggering feat, a car that went faster than the speed of sound. On 15 October 1997, Andy Green travelled across the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, in the Thrust SSC at 763.035 mph, or Mach 1.02. Two decades on, that record remains unchallenged. Until now.

By Ben Evans 2 days ago

New models boost Kadjar range
New models boost Kadjar range

The Renault Kadjar crossover range, which has recorded 215 sales locally since it went on sale three months ago, has been extended with addition of Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) auto transmission and 1.5 dCi turbo diesel engine variants.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 3 days ago

Tequila by-product for sustainable car materials
Tequila by-product for sustainable car materials

Ford Motor Company is teaming up with Jose Cuervo to explore the use of the tequila producer's agave plant by-product to develop more sustainable bioplastics to employ in Ford vehicles.

26 Jul 2016

Enhanced digital platform streamlines vehicle sales process
Enhanced digital platform streamlines vehicle sales process

With increasing vehicle prices and a decline in sales in SA the vehicle purchasing process must go digital to respond to market concerns and stimulate sales.

26 Jul 2016

A new mobility business model for sustainable auto innovation
A new mobility business model for sustainable auto innovation

New concepts in personal transport built on digital technologies could reduce the amount of cars needed on urban roads globally by up to 20 million vehicles per year in 2025, offering huge sustainability benefits and an improved experience for travellers. These are some of the key findings of new research published recently by BT and Frost & Sullivan.

25 Jul 2016

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South Korea's Samsung invests $450m in China carmaker

BEIJING: A subsidiary of South Korean conglomerate Samsung will buy a $450 million stake in China's electric carmaker BYD, which is partially owned by US investment guru Warren Buffet, the Chinese company said on Friday.

25 Jul 2016