Ford, high tech, industry, Motoring News

Meet Ford’s dogbot Fluffy – taking scans at a trot

DEARBORN, Michigan - This 30kg, four-legged, dog-like robot can sit, shake hands, and roll over. He (we assume) can also perform 360-degree camera scans, handle 30-degree slopes, and climb stairs. And never get tired - so long as a bowl of doggie volts is available. The one in the images and video is called Fluffy… Continue reading Meet Ford’s dogbot Fluffy – taking scans at a trot

industry, Motoring News, nissan

Nissan’s Whitfield new president of African automakers

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Nissan Africa South's chairman Mike Whitfield is the new president of the African Association of Automotive Manufacturers.Whitfield, an ex-president of the SA National Association of Automobile Manufacturers and vice-president of the African Association of Automotive Manufacturers, joined Nissan in 1981 as a marketing trainee. He's held several management positions since and… Continue reading Nissan’s Whitfield new president of African automakers

Accessories, Buyers' advice, industry, Motoring News, vehicle technology

VBOX Africa introduces PerformanceBox Touch

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Racelogic, a global leader in satellite-supported data-logging for the automotive industry, has introduced a VBox PerformanceBox Touch.It replaces the VBox PerformanceBox and, as the name suggests, is a key feature of the newcomer is the touchscreen. Like its predecessor, it is expected to become the anchor product in the brand’s Motorsport… Continue reading VBOX Africa introduces PerformanceBox Touch

diesel, high tech, industry, Motoring News, vehicle technology

Tech breakthrough: Diesel goes digital to save millions

CAMBRIDGE, England - Heavy-duty diesel truck fleets could save millions of pounds in fuel costs and commercial vehicle manufacturers could meet increasingly stringent emissions regulations by adopting digital engine technology from Camcon Automotive.''Intelligent'' valve technology, the company explains, replaces the engine's camshaft with electronic actuators for precise control of the engine’s breathing when combined with… Continue reading Tech breakthrough: Diesel goes digital to save millions

conversions, Ford, industry, Motoring News, new models, sport cars

Shelby Super Snake: Now you can add fangs in SA studio

Shelby Super Snake shows SA its fangs Latest Mustang capable on road and track SA Shelby Mod Shop joins global chain PRETORIA, South Africa - Limited production, a Le Mans-winning, seven-litre V8, and an 800km test of Goodyear's latest performance tyres preceded the introduced the first Shelby Super Snake to the world. That was back… Continue reading Shelby Super Snake: Now you can add fangs in SA studio

industry, Motoring News, motorsport

Back on track: MSA gets clearance for motorsport re-start

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Motorsport SA now has permission to resume all MSA-sanctioned motorsport events once suitable arrangements have been made with the relevant event organisers. The permission came from the Department of Sport and Recreation after a submission by MSA.Conditions include restrictions on spectators, the presence at events of a Covid-19 compliance officer, strict cleaning,… Continue reading Back on track: MSA gets clearance for motorsport re-start

Buyers' advice, industry, Mercedes-Benz, Motoring News, road safety, vehicle maintenance

Dodgy dealing: If a car part seems cheap, it’s probably fake…

MUNICH, Germany - Daimler experts have traced counterfeit products all over the world and more than 1.6-million fake Daimler products were seized through 2019 thanks to the company's protection policies. Good news, then for owners of cars in the way more expensive ranges - and possibly saved many injuries - or lives - through product… Continue reading Dodgy dealing: If a car part seems cheap, it’s probably fake…

Fiat, industry, Motoring News, peugeot

Fiat Chrysler, Peugeot, merger set to fly with the stars

VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY and LONDON - Stellantis will be the name of a new group in the automotive world resulting from the merger of Fiat Chrysler and Groupe PSAIt's a major step as the two move towards completion of their 50:50 merger as defined in a combination agreement announced on December 18 2019 Peugeot (Groupe PSA) and… Continue reading Fiat Chrysler, Peugeot, merger set to fly with the stars

industry, Motoring News, volvo

Charmagne Mavudzi takes key role at Volvo Car SA

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Swedish automaker Volvo, as part of a global staff shuffle, has appointed South African Charmagne Mavudzi as Volvo Car SA's customer experience director.She joined the company in 2018 as head of marketing and communications after studying at the Gordon Business Institute but began her career as a tech entrepreneur before moving… Continue reading Charmagne Mavudzi takes key role at Volvo Car SA

industry, Mercedes-Benz, Motoring News, sport cars

‘Merican muscle from Mercedes Black – new GT on way

ATLANTA, Georgia - For those who desire - and are wealthy enough! - the best in AMG performance. Few competitors, their builders say, can match the exclusivity, rarity, and track-optimised performance of the AMG Black Series. Mercedes says one can think of the Black Series as AMG's most extrovert, most track-focused, most exclusive, limited-production models.… Continue reading ‘Merican muscle from Mercedes Black – new GT on way