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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

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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

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Touch too much? JLR working on better vehicle switches

PRETORIA, South Africa - Contactless touchscreen technology developed by Jaguar Land Rover and England's Cambridge University will help drivers to keep eyes on the road.'Predictive touch’ uses artificial intelligence and sensors to make the user's choice - satnav, aircon, or entertainment settings - without the human touching a button. It's part of Jaguar Land Rover’s… Continue reading Touch too much? JLR working on better vehicle switches

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Small, but mighty: Electric conversions for many vehicles

LONDON, England - Customers in the UK can now order Swindon Powertrain’s High Power Density (HPD) 80kW 'crate' EV system that, its maker says, is smaller and lighter than the concept. It's punted as being ideal for classic-car conversions, sport, recreation, and light commercial applications with deliveries to start in August 2020 (more details on… Continue reading Small, but mighty: Electric conversions for many vehicles

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Fancy being a designer? Take a Masterclass with Jaguar

Jaguar videos give insight into design process Four-part masterclass on Jaguar’s creative design process Tutorials part of Jaguar’s #StayHomeStayCreative campaign PRETORIA, South Africa - Jaguar is offering an insight into its design process with a series of ''masterclass'' films produced to encourage creativity and skills development - at home. ''Just as in the design studio,''… Continue reading Fancy being a designer? Take a Masterclass with Jaguar

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Hyundai reveals more about high-tech Prophecy concept EV

Hyundai Motor has revealed more details of its Prophecy Concept EV in a walk-around video. Hyundai Motor Group's chief design officer Luc Donckerwolke explains some of the key features inside and outside the vehicle. CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Hyundai's Prophecy concept has had a digital premiere about which a statement said that, rather than… Continue reading Hyundai reveals more about high-tech Prophecy concept EV

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Toyota and Hino switching to electric to keep on truckin’

DURBAN, South Africa - There's a swing towards electrification for many forms of transport but Toyota is developing hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles while also bringing Toyota Group electric vehicles to market. A major project to develop a heavy duty fuel cell truck is a joint venture by Toyota and its wholly-owned, truck subsidiary, Hino. There's an… Continue reading Toyota and Hino switching to electric to keep on truckin’

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Goodyear’s spins a new tyre yarn – will it be called the Arachnid?

GENEVA, Switzerland - Tyremaker Goodyear believes it has created a ''revolutionary'' vehicle tyre that is self-regenerating and ''can adapt to meet individual mobility needs''.It's called reCharge and uses material inspired by spider's webs.Mike Rytokoski, vice-president and marketing boss for Goodyear Europe, explained: "Goodyear wants the tyre to be an even more powerful contributor to vehicle… Continue reading Goodyear’s spins a new tyre yarn – will it be called the Arachnid?

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Mini-mini from Murray: One seat for now, more coming

LONDON, England - Gordon Murray design is to unveil its Motiv minicar at a Move 2020 show here in London over February 11/12 2020 in association with Delta Motorsport and itMoves. The tiny, single-seat, battery-car is said to be ''a unique and extremely versatile autonomous vehicle platform''. Its creation was part-funded by the UK-government and… Continue reading Mini-mini from Murray: One seat for now, more coming

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The truth about the future of electric cars just ain’t good

By NUNBEN DIXON Head of Gumtree Auto ANALYSTS around the world promised an electric future. Fine, but there's a problem - the automakers might not be able to deliver. The reduction of carbon-dioxide emissions is high on the agenda of a number of nations - among them the UK, India and China - but the… Continue reading The truth about the future of electric cars just ain’t good