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Mercedes SA boss heading for career in China

New manufacturing boss for Merc SA Current incumbent heading for China Praise for SA man's leadership EAST LONDON, Eastern Cape - Andreas Engling has been appointed CEO and executive director for manufacturing at Mercedes-Benz SA to take over from Arno van der Merwe. Van der Merwe is moving to Beijing, China, to replace Peter Schabert… Continue reading Mercedes SA boss heading for career in China

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Towers of strength: Nissan plant goes autonomous

Leaf trailer-tractors turn over new system Humans redundant as auto tow-cars hitch-up System could go global - more lost jobs YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan has introduced Intelligent Vehicle Towing, an autonomous and fully automated vehicle towing system, at its Oppama manufacturing plant. Nissan has worked on making the relationship between people, cars and society more exciting… Continue reading Towers of strength: Nissan plant goes autonomous

MERCEDES-BENZ VIRTUAL REALITY: Filming on the False Bay coast near Cape Town. Image: MB-SA
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Merc SA leads world with VR adverts

  Cape Town scenery choice for Merc VR Coupes and Cabrios ads lead world 'Capturing hearts and minds' PRETORIA, Gauteng - Mercedes-Benz South Africa has embarked on a series of progressive digital virtual reality video projects - and the results are amazing. Selvin Govender, MB-SA's marketing director, told The Corner in a media release: “Our… Continue reading Merc SA leads world with VR adverts

FUTURE MOBILITY: Images: Bosch
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Bosch boss tells all: Next steps for your connected car

• Transition to mobility services: annual 25% • Connected driving, smarthomes and smartcities • 'In future you’ll arrange your mobility online, too.' IT'S THE not-too-distant future. You're heading from home to Cape Town airport in your smartcar for a business trip. Just as the airport comes into view a courier rings the doorbell at home... Not… Continue reading Bosch boss tells all: Next steps for your connected car

CAR-ASSEMBLY FOR DUMMIES. An incorrect part is readied for insertion into the Ford Valencia assembly line. Image: Ford / Newspress
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Ford playing Gremlins to catch bad parts

Production-line tests commit Ford staff to quality All vehicle parts at mega-plant recorded, checked Two-billion images a month beat Instagram BRENTWOOD, England - Ford employees have been tasked with secretly planting wrong and faulty parts in an assembly-line supply to make sure all vehicles meet the automaker's standards. The guinea-pig plant is in Valencia, Spain.… Continue reading Ford playing Gremlins to catch bad parts