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FCA simulators take vehicle movement to new level

WINSOR, Canada - The FCA Automotive Research and Development Centre has inaugurated a vehicle dynamics simulator as part of claims is the most advanced driving simulator technology available in North America. It has nine directions of movement and specific driver calibration to closely duplicate actual driving. Tony Mancina, head of engineering at FCA Canada, told… Continue reading FCA simulators take vehicle movement to new level

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Drunk drivers: How to spot them – and what to do if you do

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Gauteng has gained notoriety as the province with the most cases of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and is one of the few to have seen an increase in such statistics. Eugene Herbert, MD of MasterDrive, says extensive efforts to educate and encourage drivers to avoid mixing alcohol… Continue reading Drunk drivers: How to spot them – and what to do if you do

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Riot on the road ahead? Here’s advice from a driving expert

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - There's continuing havoc across South Africa with strikes, looting and rioting affecting road users in a number of cities and towns. Recent criminality in Tshwane included looting - apparently of foreign-owned businesses - and the situations made road-users seek alternative routes, cancel trips, and miss meetings. So, what to do if… Continue reading Riot on the road ahead? Here’s advice from a driving expert

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Drive right at night… safe-driving when the sun goes down

IF YOU'RE about to go home from an evening function you can just hop in the car and leave, right? Not quite. Night driving in South Africa has many challenges that require more effort to stay safe. MasterDrive's MD, Eugene Herbert, says every driver should develop a strategy for safe and competent night-driving. “It should… Continue reading Drive right at night… safe-driving when the sun goes down

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Tips for pregnant drivers: Vital advice for mums-to-be

Pregnant? Then take this sage safety advice Try (or imagine) being fully pregnant when driving Ford's preggy-belt will add 14kg to your mass JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Automaker Ford has developed some potentially vital driving tips for pregnant drivers to keep them safe and comfortable on the road. Ford designers/engineers created an "empathy belly" (a… Continue reading Tips for pregnant drivers: Vital advice for mums-to-be

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Don’t drive medicated – winter ‘flu and working drivers don’t mix

WHAT IS BELIEVED to be a new strain of the H1N1 flu virus is making its rounds through the South African public at a considerable speed. Close contact and office heating make offices breeding grounds for illnesses. If you're somebody who's been affected by a cold or influenza this African winter you might want to… Continue reading Don’t drive medicated – winter ‘flu and working drivers don’t mix

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Seeing is believing? MasterDrive’s course will change your perceptions

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - Over Easter 2019 South Africa saw a commendable 48% decline in the number of road deaths against the previous year - which was commendable. No so good was that 807 drivers were arrested for driving with more than the legal alcohol limit. A large portion of the population still persists in this… Continue reading Seeing is believing? MasterDrive’s course will change your perceptions

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Telematics: A weapon you can use to fight back fuel taxes

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - The latest budget speech, as expected, warned of higher fuel levies (read, taxes!) which will add R1.34 to a litre of petrol and R0.81 to a litre of diesel. Not only that, but a ''carbon tax'' will also be added. All that means that filling a 50-litre vehicle fuel tank will -… Continue reading Telematics: A weapon you can use to fight back fuel taxes

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Comment: The killer culture of disobeying road laws

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Three teenagers were killed and another seriously injured in kwaZulu-Natal when a taxi driver ran a red light and mowed them down as they crossed the road. The local people reported that taxis were often driven recklessly in the area; unfortunately that's true in many parts of South Africa - a national… Continue reading Comment: The killer culture of disobeying road laws

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What to do if YOU’RE the target of a vehicle hijack

What to do if faced with a car hijacker Target could be you, your car, or your cash Get used to these simple-to-do precautions DURBAN, South Africa - Recently, according to MasterDrive, vehicle hijacking has spiked in this coastal city - along with an increase in the number of people kidnapped when their vehicle is hijacked.… Continue reading What to do if YOU’RE the target of a vehicle hijack