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'Moving Rwanda' digital mobility concept kicks off

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) kicked off the 'Moving Rwanda' digital mobility concept in Kigali together with key players from the private sector...

7 Mar 2018

Game-changing trends for the manufacturing industry in 2018

When you think 'IoT', is your first thought newly affordable, available sensors being added to products after they've been manufactured? If it is, well I believe 2018 will change that...

By Antony Bourne 5 Feb 2018

Volkswagen SA offers ride-hailing and more with pioneer Kigali plant

Volkswagen SA (VWSA) has launched a subsidiary company in Rwanda to build cars and provide the country with transport services such as car-sharing and Uber-style ride-hailing...

22 Jan 2018

Top car brands in Africa go electric against odds

Toyota brand enthusiasts in East Africa may soon have an option to acquire electric versions of their favourite car models, after the Japanese multinational announced plans to have an electric or hybrid version of each of its models by 2025...

By Victor Kiprop 28 Dec 2017

New heavy truck, trailer factory in Ethiopia

A factory that produces trailers, semi-trailers and Sinotrucks and fuel tankers was inaugurated recently in Ethiopia...

30 Nov 2017

Amnesty warns companies on child labour in DRC cobalt mining

Leading technology and electric car companies have been accused of failing to ensure minerals used in their products are not mined using child labour...

17 Nov 2017

French carmaker PSA to begin Algeria production in 2018

French carmaker PSA signed a deal with three Algerian firms to set up a manufacturing base in the North African country with production to begin next year...

15 Nov 2017

Isuzu expands offering in sub-Saharan Africa

Isuzu dealers in 14 left-hand motoring countries across sub-Saharan Africa can now offer the KB 4x4 crew cab X-Rider model to their customers...

12 Oct 2017

Coega SEZ set to be a new African automotive hub

With construction well on its way in zone one of the Coega SEZ BAIC site, the vehicle plant is being positioned as a new automotive hub on the continent...

6 Oct 2017

The automotive industry's nine pillars for exceptional customer experience

The digital revolution is not just apparent in the design and build of cars themselves, but digital tools are reshaping the automotive industry's customer buying and after-sales environments as well...

By Dereshin Pillay 28 Sep 2017

Tesla to reveal all-electric truck next month

Earlier this year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company would reveal its Tesla Semi truck this month. Musk has since announced that the reveal date has tentatively moved to 26 October 2017...

27 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: How AI will change the automotive game for the better

As the “fourth industrial revolution”, championed by the World Economic Forum's Klaus Schwab, gains momentum, it's thrilling to anticipate what this means for the automotive industry - and as a result, cities of the future...

By Trevor Hill 11 Sep 2017

The role of cities in the next automotive revolution

Ever-increasing urbanisation and the subsequent demand for development of cities is the catalyst needed to bridge both the greatest challenges and most creative solutions for a future of the automotive sector...

By Trevor Hill 7 Aug 2017

Digitalisation pushing boundaries of manufacturing

Digital transformation, as we've come to realise, means something different in every industry. In manufacturing, the term can be broad-reaching...

By Dereshin Pillay 27 Jul 2017

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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

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