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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

#NewCampaign: Ever considered ditching your keys?

Uber recently launched a campaign called ‘Ditch Your Keys' to encourage car owners to switch to Uber and use their time spent travelling more efficiently...

By Jessica Tennant 26 Jul 2017

Audi pulls 'sexist' China ad after public outcry

SHANGHAI, China: German automaker Audi apologised on Thursday over an advertisement it aired in China that was slammed as sexist for showing a bride-to-be being roughly examined like a piece of livestock...

21 Jul 2017

Germaine Auto Centre to service Uber Nigeria vehicles

Uber on Friday sealed pact with Germaine Auto Centre - a Nigerian based auto service and maintenance company - to provide maintenance services to its driver partners...

By Abdullateef Aliyu 17 Jul 2017

Commercial vehicle market competition on the rise in Africa

The regional market for commercial vehicles (CVs) like rigid trucks and flatbed trailers is being strengthened by rising urbanisation and infrastructural developments in Africa...

12 Jul 2017

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International

Norway puts brakes on plans for 'Tesla tax'

OSLO, Norway: Norway, a world leader of zero-emission vehicles, has abandoned plans for a proposed "Tesla tax", a controversial measure that would have cut a tax rebate granted to heavy electric cars.

24 Nov 2017

Car-sharing firm zips across to petrol vans in bid to cut diesel use

We have all heard of car-sharing schemes. Perhaps you have even used one while visiting other parts of the world, or the Locomute service in SA. Until now they have been about cars and the ability to jump into a vehicle in various cities around the world, drive to your destination and then park it for someone else to use.

23 Nov 2017

Volvo to supply Uber with self-driving cars

Swedish carmaker Volvo Cars said Monday it has signed an agreement to supply "tens of thousands" of self-driving cars to Uber, as the ride-sharing company battles a number of different controversies.

21 Nov 2017

Honda recalls 800,000 minivans over faulty seats

TOKYO - Honda is recalling about 800,000 of its Odyssey minivans in the United States over faulty parts blamed for 46 minor injuries, the company said, just a month after settling a huge lawsuit on other defects.

21 Nov 2017

New to ridesharing? Here is what you need to know

The explosion of ridesharing services has occurred partially because of the prevalence of powerful smart phones being so prevalent, new technologies including next generation smart phone applications being developed, and a desire for those who utilise taxi-type services to have better, easier, and safer experiences. The convergence of these factors has created some of the most dynamic new businesses, provided tens of thousands with additional incomes as drivers and given passengers better options when they need a lift.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 9 Nov 2017

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