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Mercedes wins Sensible Innovation Award for CO2 air conditioning system

The German consumer journal "Guter Rat" and the magazine "SUPERillu" have chosen the CO2 air conditioning system by Mercedes-Benz as the "2016 Sensible Innovation".

5 Feb 2016 14:05

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Honda recalls 2.2 million cars over airbag concerns

Japanese carmaker Honda is recalling 2.23 million cars equipped with potentially defective airbags that could rupture, deepening the deadly scandal surrounding parts supplier Takata.

5 Feb 2016 08:16

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Looking to predict the future? Your car might hold the answers

Thought F1 was fast-paced? The speed of innovation in the automotive industry makes it look like a donkey cart race. The last few years have seen the development of disruptive new technologies that are set to change the face of society forever.

By Howard Blake 4 Feb 2016 14:53

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VW boss sees bright future

It was a challenging year for one of South Africa's biggest car manufacturers, but one year on Volkswagen SA head Thomas Schaefer is optimistic about the company's future.

4 Feb 2016 07:46

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Exports give Mercedes sales impetus

Mercedes-Benz SA is exporting nearly 90% of C-Class production at its East London assembly plant, as the addition of new foreign markets compensates for a continuing industrywide slide in domestic sales.

By David Furlonger 3 Feb 2016 12:20

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Missed opportunities for SA car brands on social media

What's the point of being on social media as a business? Well obviously, it's because your customers are there. But there's more to it than that, social offers businesses one of the most unique opportunities for marketing to date: to be able to converse with their customers one-on-one without that customer needing to set foot in a store. Simply put, this builds loyalty through long-term relationships.

By Nick Paul 3 Feb 2016 09:20

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Uber comes of age and gets a new look, logo and branding

The next time you see Uber, you might not recognise it. That is because the company has had a massive aesthetic makeover to rival all of Donatella Versace's.

By Myolisi Sikupela 3 Feb 2016 09:05

Can technology-enabled collaborative consumption drive prosperity in Africa?
Can technology-enabled collaborative consumption drive prosperity in Africa?

The last few years has seen a substantial rise in wealth accumulation in the global commerce. Oxfam indicates that by 2016, the wealthiest 1% of the world population, will own more than 50% of the world's wealth. .

By Ntando Kubheka 3 Feb 2016 08:42

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Do you know your vehicle cover?

It's 10pm at night and you're driving on the freeway when you suddenly hear a loud bang, followed by your car pulling to the left. You stop at the side of the road to investigate the damage and find that you have a flat tyre. It's late, you're alone and you have security concerns. Who do you call?

2 Feb 2016 15:15

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Used market gains momentum as new car sales slump

New vehicle sales saw a sharp decline in the first month of 2016, reflecting the current mood in South Africa's economy. The latest consolidated sales data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) show industry sales totaling 48,615 vehicles. This represents a year-on-year decline of 6.9%.

2 Feb 2016 10:10

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Mazda extends airbag recall campaign

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced a formal global recall covering a wider manufacturing period in order to place the highest priority on the safety of Mazda customers.

1 Feb 2016 15:24

Honda Type R is a sizzler
Honda Type R is a sizzler

The new Honda Civic Type R has arrived in South Africa at last - and the turbo-fed, scorching fast "race car for the road" is a beaut, both in looks and performance.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 1 Feb 2016 13:58

It's officially Design Month on Biz -
It's officially Design Month on Biz

Traditionally February is dedicated to all things design on Biz, thanks to the wealth of inspiration we derive from our longstanding partnership with Design Indaba festival.

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