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Beating the biker slaughter: Smart tech from Ford

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Every year thousands cyclists and motor-cyclists are seriously injured by a car/bakkie driver or passenger thoughtlessly opening a vehicle door as a rider approaches. The result could be death or serious injury - the latter experienced first-hand many years ago by Carman's Corner's editor when a Johannesburg commuter thoughtlessly opened… Continue reading Beating the biker slaughter: Smart tech from Ford

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Dear Mr Mabula, about our car licences…DO SOMETHING!

NADA has called on South Africa's Minister of Transport to urgently address licensing department backlogs across South Africa. Here is the dealer organisation's open letter to Minister Fikile Mbalula... Dear Minister Mbalula, JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Extensive administrative delays in document turnaround times and vital operational systems are drastically impacting motor vehicle sales in South… Continue reading Dear Mr Mabula, about our car licences…DO SOMETHING!

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‘Mon armour’! Land Cruiser takes it to the MAX 3:

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - SVI Engineering, a specialist manufacturer of armoured products, recognised the need for a cost-effective vehicle capable of protecting its occupants from ballistic weapons and rioters. It's the latest version of the MAX 3 - the entry vehicle to the MAX family of specialszed bullet- and mine-resistant vehicles.The MAX 3, The Corner… Continue reading ‘Mon armour’! Land Cruiser takes it to the MAX 3:

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Volvo Cars to show latest driving simulator in action

GOTHENBURG, Sweden - Volvo Cars has used what it calls ''unconventional technology'' to create a driving simulator to develop new safety, driver assistance, and autonomous features in its products. The simulator includes a ''mixed reality'' headset, three-dimensional rendering powered by leading computer games technology, and a full-body haptic suit. When used together, the automaker says,… Continue reading Volvo Cars to show latest driving simulator in action

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Renault Kwid Ultra: Seven models for budget buyers

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Renault has launched a seven-model Kwid Ultra ''limited edition'' hatchback as its least expensive model with the claim that it will nevertheless take a place in the established entry segment thanks to a robust and stylish exterior, spacious cabin, and features and fittings usually found further up price lists.. The automaker… Continue reading Renault Kwid Ultra: Seven models for budget buyers

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Digi Cars: Is this the post-Covid future of car sales?

Sandton dealer Digi Cars launches Livestore Omnichannel' approach car-buying processes Automotive retail changing - dealers must adapt SANDTON, South Africa - Recent circumstances have boosted online sales platforms and created a digital revolution in searching for and ordering the delivery of goods. Whether it’s groceries, clothing, homewares or even movie rentals, people are gravitating to… Continue reading Digi Cars: Is this the post-Covid future of car sales?

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Which is the most-driven vehicle in South Africa?

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Many road users have been clocking far fewer kilometres through 2020 as ''lockdown'' limited movement and working from home became more popular.So, AutoTrader checked its data and found some vehicles are still lots of kilometres.Data pertaining to cars listed on AutoTrader during October 2020 , showed the most-travelled vehicles were all… Continue reading Which is the most-driven vehicle in South Africa?

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2021 Audi Q7: It’s still a wagon but, boy! has it changed

New design, clear SUV characteristicsAll-wheel steering, off-road capabilitiesRefreshed cabin, full suite of connect servicesJOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Audi's Q7 has had an all-round visual and technical overhaul which, the automaker says, has adopted a new design, superb dynamics, and comfort, and superior space. The automaker, with the new models already in showrooms, sees the updated… Continue reading 2021 Audi Q7: It’s still a wagon but, boy! has it changed

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Honda SA goes small on latest compact SUV

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Honda has added yet another small SUV to its showroom floors and badged the cute new wheels the Indian-assembled WR-V. Which perhaps explains why a Google search for the letters came up with Winsome Recreation Vehicle... The cute little five-seater wagon is said to have been modelled on the brand's Jazz… Continue reading Honda SA goes small on latest compact SUV

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Fresh hope for safer roads around the world

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The southern African nations's Global Road Safety Partnership has been renamed as the National Road Safety Partnership but will retain its close ties to the international GRSP from where the organisation developed 21 years ago.Eugene Herbert, new chairman of the NRSP, told The Corner: ''The NRSP will continue to collaborate and… Continue reading Fresh hope for safer roads around the world