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Here's why proper tyre care should never be overlooked
Here's why proper tyre care should never be overlookedArticle

Tyres are generally overlooked when it comes to maintenance, but caring for and maintaining your vehicle's tyres should be the first box to tick...

Naresh Maharaj 23 Mar 2021

Under fire: Step up trucking safety on the roads
Under fire: Step up trucking safety on the roadsArticle

Not only is increased demand post hard lockdown putting pressure on operators, but border delays are impacting timelines. Growing crime and violence are also putting drivers, vehicles and cargo at risk...

Jason Mellow 17 Dec 2020

Report reveals safety not a priority for SA car buyers
Report reveals safety not a priority for SA car buyersArticle

Buying a car, new or secondhand, is a big financial commitment and the buyer wants to know they are getting bang for their buck, along with all the things which they most desire in a car...

20 Jul 2020

Toyota's Thums software to be available in January 2021 for free
Toyota's Thums software to be available in January 2021 for freeArticle

Total Human Model for Safety (Thums) is a virtual human body model software programme for computer analysis of human body injuries caused in vehicle collisions. It is expected is to enhance vehicle safety...

18 Jun 2020

Why do modern cars damage so easily in a crash?
Why do modern cars damage so easily in a crash?Article

These cars look weak and cheap on the surface after a crash. There's, however, a sophisticated reason for building modern cars this way...

12 Jun 2020

4 post-lockdown vehicle safety tips
4 post-lockdown vehicle safety tipsArticle

As the lockdown eases, more South Africans are commuting to work, running errands and figuring out their new normal. This means more cars on the roads...

21 May 2020

Mixed start to commercial vehicle sales in 2020
Mixed start to commercial vehicle sales in 2020Article

The South African commercial vehicle market got off to a mixed start in 2020, recording a 4.4% year-on-year decline...

18 Feb 2020

Deseré Orrill
Will 2020 kickstart the decade of the driven human?Article

Ole!Connect's, Desere' Orrill, takes a look underneath the hood of autonomous transportation, what it means to our future mobility, and whether we are ready to relinquish the wheel, or not...

Deseré Orrill, Issued by Ole!Connect 31 Jan 2020

When it comes to wheel alignment, why align when you can 'Tigalign'?
When it comes to wheel alignment, why align when you can 'Tigalign'?Article

Rigorous merSETA-approved training sets Tiger Wheel & Tyre's wheel alignment and technicians head and shoulders above competition...

Issued by Tiger Wheel & Tyre 11 Dec 2019

Bus with car seats to transform safety of school transport
Bus with car seats to transform safety of school transportArticle

Scholar transport company, Cool (kids') Cabs, has launched The Big Yellow Bus service - a first in South Africa as it is the only bus to provide full 3-point seatbelts and car seats on every seat allowing for safer transportation of children...

23 Sep 2019

Make taxi recapitalisation programme compulsory
Make taxi recapitalisation programme compulsoryArticle

Just before the elections, former transport minister Dr Blade Nzimande announced a new taxi recapitalisation scheme...

Vincent Raseroka 6 Jun 2019

Dialdirect App gets a thumbs up at #PoY2019
Dialdirect App gets a thumbs up at #PoY2019Article

Dialdirect was recently voted product of the year in the services category at the 11th annual Product of the Year awards...

19 Mar 2019

Source: Péter Gudella ©
Survey reveals surge in car hijackings in SAArticle

With an increasing number of hijackings reported across South Africa, motorists are urged to take precautionary steps...

15 Aug 2018

Theft on the move: how to safeguard goods and personnel in transit
Theft on the move: how to safeguard goods and personnel in transitArticle

With a spike in thefts from delivery vehicles causing havoc across the country, fleet owners and operators are looking for solutions to safeguard life and property...

Morné Stoltz 10 May 2018

Understanding the lifespan of vehicle parts: tyres
Understanding the lifespan of vehicle parts: tyresArticle

Fleet and vehicle owners need to realise that many accidents on our roads are caused by worn and old tyres...

Pieter Niemand 16 Feb 2018

#BizTrends2018: Attorneys on hand - trending legal apps
#BizTrends2018: Attorneys on hand - trending legal appsArticle

These days there really is an app for almost everything and everyone - including an array about and for the legal industry. Here's a quick look at trending legal apps for the year...

Shan Radcliffe 31 Jan 2018

A proper fleet safety plan might just save your business
A proper fleet safety plan might just save your businessArticle

A fleet of vehicles is often one of the biggest operating costs for any business. It is also one of the most prominent representations of a company's brand.

22 Jan 2018

Firm rolls out new crop of tyres to boost productivity in farming sector
Firm rolls out new crop of tyres to boost productivity in farming sectorArticle

The growing world population is presenting enormous challenges for the agricultural industry...

18 Jan 2018

Neville Cannon
How government CIOs can lead digital transformationArticle

The Gartner Symposium/ITxpo kicked off on Monday, 18 September 2017 at the CTICC and is expected to attract over 1000 attendees including 190 CIOs over four days...

Ilse van den Berg 19 Sep 2017

Shaun Mhlanga
Taxi industry can benefit from RTMS-type self-regulationArticle

At the 2017 Southern African Transport Conference, Shaun Mhlanga said while South Africa has a sophisticated regulatory environment; it needs to be translated into workable business processes...

12 Jul 2017

Are you driving a deathtrap on wheels?
Are you driving a deathtrap on wheels?Article

We have all seen the adverts and testing videos on TV with the crash test dummies and shuddered at the thought of that being us. The shocking fact is, cars that have not passed international safety tests are actually driving on SA roads...

Sherryn de Vos 30 May 2017

MIWA suggests compulsory, periodic roadworthy testing
MIWA suggests compulsory, periodic roadworthy testingArticle

According to Vishal Premlall, director of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), an immeasurable contributor to the number of fatalities on our roads is the poor mechanical condition of vehicles...

9 May 2017

The safest cars in SA under R150,000
The safest cars in SA under R150,000Article

Are you driving one of the safest cars in South Africa under R150k? The AA conducted a report on the best and worst cars considering safety. The AA released its first annual ‘Entry Level Vehicle Safety Report'...

Jessica Woodruff 15 Feb 2017

Ford sales stable despite challenging start to 2017
Ford sales stable despite challenging start to 2017Article

Despite Ford's recent vehicle safety recall, sales were up 1.7% on the corresponding month last year, with a total of 6,634 vehicles sold in January 2017...

3 Feb 2017

Kuga recall and Mustang's 2-star crash test leaves Ford's reputation bruised
Kuga recall and Mustang's 2-star crash test leaves Ford's reputation bruisedArticle

While investigations continue into the Ford Kuga fires crisis, the company has now been dealt another blow...

Mark Smyth 26 Jan 2017

Ford at odds with investigators over Kugas
Ford at odds with investigators over KugasArticle

Ford Motor Company and South African investigators traded blows on Monday over the firelinked death of a Ford Kuga driver in December 2015...

David Furlonger 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Smarter decision-making drives telematics development in 2017
#BizTrends2017: Smarter decision-making drives telematics development in 2017Article

While big data has been the buzzword for the past year within the telematics and fleet management space there is no doubt that, in the year to come, this will be ever more critical...

Grant Fraser 10 Jan 2017

More Kugas aflame
More Kugas aflameArticle

Two more Ford Kuga SUVs caught alight at the weekend as forensic investigators battle over which components are causing the family vehicles to combust...

9 Jan 2017

Ford could recall Kuga due to spontaneous combustion
Ford could recall Kuga due to spontaneous combustionArticle

After a Ford Kuga "spontaneously" combusted last week, many other Kugas have followed suit and gone up in flames...

Matthew Alexander 28 Dec 2016

Euro NCAP's 'Best in Class' cars of 2016
Euro NCAP's 'Best in Class' cars of 2016Article

In 2016, Euro NCAP tested 18 new passenger cars and four heavy quadricycles and recently announced some of the year's highlights...

19 Dec 2016

US unveils 'V2V' plan for cars to talk to each other
US unveils 'V2V' plan for cars to talk to each otherArticle

US officials announced a proposal on Tuesday to help speed up the adoption of autonomous vehicles by requiring new cars to communicate with each other and "speak the same language."

15 Dec 2016

Ford Weather Factory simulates extreme weather conditions on demand
Ford Weather Factory simulates extreme weather conditions on demandArticle

Ford's new state-of-the-art 'Weather Factory' will enable engineers to test forthcoming vehicles in the most demanding weather conditions...

6 Dec 2016

Ben_Kerckx via
Have you driven a 'time bomb' lately?Article

Ford is facing a backlash from drivers of its family SUV - the Kuga - after reports of sudden fires in the car which have left one person dead...

Graeme Hosken 5 Dec 2016

Over 22M self-driving consumer vehicles expected on roads by 2025
Over 22M self-driving consumer vehicles expected on roads by 2025Article

New findings from Juniper Research reveal that the annual production of self-driving cars will reach 14.5 million in 2025...

25 Nov 2016

Tech is reshaping workforce roles, demographics and expectations
Tech is reshaping workforce roles, demographics and expectationsArticle

Digital technology is continuing to evolve at breakneck speed, affecting nearly every aspect of our working lives. From connected smart devices, sensors...

17 Nov 2016

Paradigm shift in road safety policy
Paradigm shift in road safety policyArticle

A new report written by road safety experts from 24 countries, has backed Global NCAP's roadmap for improved vehicle safety...

6 Oct 2016

Why grey fleet management is becoming a global best practice
Why grey fleet management is becoming a global best practiceArticle

Imagine there has been an accident with a car belonging to a staff member and the company director is being held liable - this is not as far a fetched scenario as it sounds...

18 May 2016

Hans via
Unlocking the value in your car's secretsArticle

Vehicle recovery will soon no longer be the main revenue source of the vehicle tracking industry. Companies like Tracker, Cartrack and Matrix say the installation of onboard tracking devices is now merely the first step...

David Furlonger 18 Apr 2016

Inflate your tyres with nitrogen for optimal handling, safety and cost-savings
Inflate your tyres with nitrogen for optimal handling, safety and cost-savingsArticle

Nitrogen tyre inflation, one of the many services offered by Tiger Wheel & Tyre, is common in the motor racing and aircraft industries and will increase vehicle safety as well as benefit everyday motorists financially...

Issued by Tiger Wheel & Tyre 7 Apr 2016

#BrandManagerMonth: Tracy Maclear from Goodyear South Africa
#BrandManagerMonth: Tracy Maclear from Goodyear South AfricaArticle

Tracy Maclear shares strategic insights into ensuring brand sustenance for the innovative tyre manufacturer...

Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Mar 2016

Your Subaru may be recalled
Your Subaru may be recalledArticle

In light of the recent news of Takata's potentially defective airbags, 2004-2007 Subaru Impreza and WRX models are being recalled for safety inspections and potential replacement...

9 Mar 2016

Grant Fraser on 2016 Budget: Don't wait and see what the impact will be
Grant Fraser on 2016 Budget: Don't wait and see what the impact will beArticle

In light of the many challenges that the Logistics industry is facing, we wanted to know what Grant Fraser thought of the 2016 Budget Speech...

Cari Van Wyk 3 Mar 2016

Will self-driving cars reduce energy use and make travel better for the environment?
Will self-driving cars reduce energy use and make travel better for the environment?Article

I started learning driving only three years ago, and - inevitably - failed my first test. Naturally, I was disappointed: but then it occurred to me that I could avoid the whole issue, if only I could get my hands on a driverless car...

Zia Wadud 29 Feb 2016

Adv Johan Jonck of Arrive Alive at the Ctrack stand during last year’s annual TruckX Expo held at the Sandton Convention Centre.
Ctrack, Arrive Alive continues road safety partnershipArticle

Ctrack will continue its partnership with Arrive Alive, making 2016 the thirteenth consecutive year the two companies will be working together...

11 Feb 2016

M2M to transform the automotive sector
M2M to transform the automotive sectorArticle

The technology industry's love affair with the so-called Internet of Things (IoT) continues unabated. Technologists in almost every industry are touting the future of connected sensors, devices, components, and actuators - all pumping information into a sprawling network of cloud services...

Michael Frans 25 Nov 2015

Solar car races around southern Africa
Solar car races around southern AfricaArticle

A group of more than 20 people has driven over 5 000 kilometres from Johannesburg, en route to Botswana, with a simple mission in mind: promote green technology...

Melissa Javan 29 Jun 2015

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