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  •  One of the new vehicles built by Serco for Fresh Unit Logistics
    Jan 28, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Serco trucks being used by film stars!

    Serco has built two specialised trucks for a Cape Town company which will be fitted out for use by various players in the film industry as mobile offices and three-way artist facilities. The company, Fresh Unit Logistics, is owned by Peter Ndifon… more...
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  • Taking the scenic route from Cape Town to George
    Jan 28, 2020 Motoring

    Taking the scenic route from Cape Town to George

    24TH GEORGE OLD CAR SHOW DRIVEN BY SCRIBS BENZEUM George, Garden Route (Jan 2020) Get on the N2, put your foot on the accelerator, don’t look further left or right than the strip of tar in front of you, and you’ll make the trip comfortably in… more...
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  • Clark invests in a new company headquarters in Brazil
    Jan 28, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Clark invests in a new company headquarters in…

    Expansion of activities on the Brazilian market Clark Material Handling Brazil has moved into its new company headquarters at the Campinas Technology Centre in November 2019. This strategic step was necessary to be prepared for further growth in the… more...
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  • SEW-EURODRIVE (Pty) Ltd. sets the benchmark for Industry 4.0 in South African industry
    Jan 28, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    SEW-EURODRIVE (Pty) Ltd. sets the benchmark for…

    With the advent of Industry 4.0 set to change the face of industry and production, SEW-EURODRIVE (Pty) Ltd. has a range of solutions for its concept of the Lean Sm@rt Factory. This is based on the paradigm shift introduced by new technologies such… more...
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  • Online car sales to rise, predicts industry expert
    Jan 27, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Online car sales to rise, predicts industry expert

    The introduction of smartphones and computers has given birth to the age of enablement – with people able to do just about anything with a click of a button. In most cases, this is a positive thing – speeding up typically mundane tasks. But in some… more...
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  • Road safety – ten simple steps for driving safely
    Jan 24, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Road safety – ten simple steps for driving safely

    On average, more than 40 people die on South Africa’s roads and a further 20 people are left permanently disabled every day. The most dangerous times on our roads are holiday periods. “This is highlighted by the recently released preliminary festive… more...
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  • Sobering attitudes towards autonomous vehicles see long-term forecasts cut by almost half, according to GlobalData
    Jan 24, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Sobering attitudes towards autonomous vehicles…

    CES in 2020 saw much more measured attitudes towards autonomous vehicles (AVs) than in previous years. As AV developers move beyond the technical hype and begin to tackle the immense challenge of putting safe self-driving vehicles on the road, many… more...
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  • XUV300 becomes safest car tested in India by GNCAP
    Jan 24, 2020 Motoring

    XUV300 becomes safest car tested in India by GNCAP

    Entry-level XUV300 receives full Five Star Rating in side and front impact tests The Global New Car Assessment Programme (GNCAP) has found a new safety champion in the compact SUV segment - the Mahindra XUV300. The GNCAP recently tested the… more...
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  • Decrease in vehicle crime during December
    Jan 24, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Decrease in vehicle crime during December

    Tracker reaches more than 100 000 vehicle recoveries The Tracker vehicle crime statistics for the period July to December 2019 reveal an 18% decrease in the number of theft and hijackings reported nationally during December, as compared to the five… more...
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  • INCIT-EV Project: innovative electric charging solutions to be tested in Europe
    Jan 24, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    INCIT-EV Project: innovative electric charging…

    The INCIT-EV project aims to encourage the development of electromobility in Europe through field experiments. 7 innovative charging technologies for electric vehicles will be tested in chosen locations in Europe. Groupe Renault is coordinating this… more...
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  • A fresh look for the South African Cross Country Series as it enters a new decade
    Jan 23, 2020 Motorsport

    A fresh look for the South African Cross Country…

    The South African Cross Country Championship (SACCS) will, in many ways, present a fresh face when the 2020 series opens in Mpumalanga at the end of February. New venues, new rules and regulations, new faces and the fledgling Side by Side (SxS)… more...
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  • The Digital Solutions Map in Automotive of GlobalData’s Disruptor database unveils over 70 innovative use cases of digital technologies across the automotive value chain
    Jan 23, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Automotive manufacturers need to switch gears of…

    From automation and seamless connectivity to personalization, digital technologies are putting the automotive industry in a state of disruptive transition. Against this backdrop, auto manufacturers need to explore new digital solutions across the… more...
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  • Audi provides sustainable mobility and charging solutions at World Economic Forum in Davos
    Jan 22, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Audi provides sustainable mobility and charging…

    Audi is once again presenting itself as a provider of sustainable premium mobility at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, thus supporting the Annual Meeting’s sustainability goals. The brand with the four rings is serving as the exclusive… more...
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  • Kia Motors President and CEO Han-woo Park
    Jan 22, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Kia Motors announces ‘Plan S’ strategy to…

    Kia to offer 11 EVs by 2025, targeting a 6.6% global EV market share Kia to launch a dedicated EV model in 2021 Kia to reach 25% share of its sales from eco-friendly vehicles by end of 2025 Global annual sales target of 500,000 EVs, 1 million… more...
    Editor 226
  • UD Trucks Southern Africa enters new era
    Jan 22, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    UD Trucks Southern Africa enters new era

    UD Trucks Southern Africa is entering a new era with the appointment of a new managing director. Filip Van den Heede will be replacing Gert Swanepoel, who is retiring after 32 years with the company. “It has been an incredible journey with UD… more...
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  • Why it’s important to service your car after a road trip
    Jan 22, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Why it’s important to service your car after a…

    A long trip is a great opportunity to discover the limits of your car and push it as you would never be able to on your daily commute. Most people wisely get their car serviced before a long trip, but they often leave it as is after the trip, which… more...
    Editor 173
  • Isuzu Remains Market Leader in Medium and Heavy Commercial Segments
    Jan 22, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Isuzu Remains Market Leader in Medium and Heavy…

    Isuzu continues to hold the number one position for seven consecutive years in the medium commercial truck segment of the South African market and retained its leadership position for six years in a row in the heavy commercial market. According to… more...
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  • 24th George Old Car Show driven by Scribs Benzeum
    Jan 22, 2020 Motoring

    24th George Old Car Show driven by Scribs Benzeum

    A few surprises in store at 2020 George Old Car Show Roll back the clock to an era in which the vehicles and motorcycles your grandparents drove reigned supreme. See the iconic vehicles used in film classics like James Bond, Fast and the Furious and… more...
    Editor 241
  • If a customer purchases four solid or pneumatic tyres, they also receive a free 250-hour service kit
    Jan 22, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Bobcat Equipment South Africa offers a ‘tyre and…

    The beginning of the New Year is often the ideal time for busy companies to take stock of their equipment, and to carry out any maintenance that is required. In order to help companies take advantage of this period and maximise their uptime, Bobcat… more...
    Editor 173
  • Zenuity and Hewlett Packard Enterprise join forces to develop next generation autonomous driving cars
    Jan 22, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Zenuity and Hewlett Packard Enterprise join…

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has been selected by Zenuity, a leading developer of software for self-driving and assisted driving cars, to provide the crucial artificial intelligence (AI) and high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructure it… more...
    Editor 195
  • World Rally Champion Hyundai Motorsport begins charge for 2020 drivers' title
    Jan 22, 2020 Motorsport

    World Rally Champion Hyundai Motorsport begins…

    The World Rally Champion, Hyundai Motorsport, will aim to start its seventh season as competitor on the front foot with a strong result at Rallye Monte-Carlo this weekend. As reigning manufacturers' champion and with the current drivers' champion,… more...
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  • Volvo Trucks Starts 2020 on a High Note
    Jan 21, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Volvo Trucks Starts 2020 on a High Note

    Volvo Trucks Southern Africa ended 2019 as the top-selling extra heavy truck manufacturer in South Africa. According to Naamsa, the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA), Volvo Trucks company sold 3 206 units in… more...
    Editor 233
  • KAMAZ-master dominates 2020 Dakar Rally on standard Goodyear tyres
    Jan 21, 2020 Motorsport

    KAMAZ-master dominates 2020 Dakar Rally on…

    Extremely tough edition confirms durability of Goodyear carcass-technology The KAMAZ-master team finished in 1st and 2nd position after 12 challenging stages and won the renowned DAKAR 2020. Claiming their 17th win, the KAMAZ-master team proudly… more...
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  • Speedsters, here’s what a 193 km/h crash does to your car
    Jan 21, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Speedsters, here’s what a 193 km/h crash does to…

    A video trending on social media, shockingly recorded by the driver, shows a South African motorist traveling at 308 km/h on the N1 highway. Dialdirect warns of the dire consequences of losing control of your vehicle at this speed. “Speeding impairs… more...
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  • Andrew Dawson, Commercial Director of MACmobile
    Jan 20, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Opinion Piece: Optimising the value chain is key…

    By Andrew Dawson, Commercial Director of MACmobile Cost to serve is the biggest cost driver The cost to serve, which is the cost associated with manufacturing a product and getting it from the manufacturer to the shelf for purchase by the consumer,… more...
    Editor 219
  • TreasuryOne duo fight to the finish
    Jan 20, 2020 Motorsport

    TreasuryOne duo fight to the finish

    The Dakar is famous for being a cruel event that often delivers a nasty sting in the tail — a reputation that delivered right on cue for TreasuryOne crew Hennie de Klerk and Johann Smalberger as they race towards the Qiddia finish in what was… more...
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  • Backdraft Racing supports SA Endurance Series
    Jan 20, 2020 Motorsport

    Backdraft Racing supports SA Endurance Series

    Motor racing is all about passion and Backdraft Racing - based in Prospecton, Durban - has taken this to a new level by loaning 10 race-ready Roadsters to new teams for the 2020 SA Endurance Racing Series. That's right! Ten cars loaned out for the… more...
    Editor 205
  • Red Lined Navaras build on incredible record
    Jan 20, 2020 Motorsport

    Red Lined Navaras build on incredible record

    Dakar 2020 Saudi Arabia not only proved a huge adventure for Red-Lined’s two South African-developed, built and run Nismo V8-powered Nissan Navara VK56 race cars, both of which carried their businessman crews to finish among the pros, but the race… more...
    Editor 219
  • New Linhai electric rangefrom Smith Power Equipment
    Jan 20, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    New Linhai electric rangefrom Smith Power…

    Smith Power Equipment has introduced a three-model range comprising of an electric quad bike and two side-by-sides from its principal, Linhai. With no diesel nor fumes, it is ideally suited for noise- and environmentally-sensitive areas. Latest from… more...
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  • Ricky Brabec and Honda claim the final victory at the 2020 Dakar Rally
    Jan 20, 2020 Motorsport

    Ricky Brabec and Honda claim the final victory at…

    Monster Energy Honda Team has triumphed in the 2020 Dakar Rally! Eight years after the return of the official Team HRC squad to the world's toughest rally, Honda rider Ricky Brabec has topped the overall podium, having commanded from the start of… more...
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  • Drivers, riders teams & cars show how it is done
    Jan 20, 2020 Motorsport

    Drivers, riders teams & cars show how it is done

    While Dakar 2020 will ultimately be remembered for Carlos Sainz senior winning his third race in a third different make of car, Ricky Brabec taking his first bike win and Honda’s first since 1989 and also for the loss of the life of Dakar motorcycle… more...
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  • Goodyear Selects VI-grade Driving Simulators to Increase Product Development Capabilities
    Jan 17, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Goodyear Selects VI-grade Driving Simulators to…

    First and only tyre manufacturer to purchase dynamic driving simulator The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company announced it will enhance its product development capabilities with the purchase of new VI-grade driving simulators, including a dynamic model,… more...
    Editor 271
  • SA’s most sold, and most searched, used cars in 2019
    Jan 16, 2020 Motoring

    SA’s most sold, and most searched, used cars in…

    The 2019 calendar year was yet another crackerjack year for the Volkswagen Polo and Toyota Hilux. The former was the most sold model while the latter was the most searched for model in the used car market in South Africa. These findings are based on… more...
    Editor 292
  • Mahindra set to enter new growth phase in 2020
    Jan 16, 2020 Motoring

    Mahindra set to enter new growth phase in 2020

    Fastest growing vehicle brand in 2019[1] South Africa, the first country globally to launch the automatic Mahindra Pik Up Range of new products to follow: #DARE K6+, S11 Scorpio SUV 103 kW, XUV300 W4, upgraded TUV300 and more Mahindra unveils… more...
    Editor 268
  • Isuzu and Honda collaboration a step towards hydrogen economy, says GlobalData
    Jan 16, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Isuzu and Honda collaboration a step towards…

    Following today's news (Wednesday, 15th January) that Isuzu and Honda are to team up on research and development (R&D) for hydrogen fuel-cell powered heavy-duty trucks; David Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics… more...
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  • Fiat Concept Centoventi awarded the Special Jury Prize at the
    Jan 16, 2020 Motoring

    Fiat Concept Centoventi awarded the Special Jury…

    Last night, Olivier François, President of Fiat Brand Global, received the prestigious French magazine "L'Argus"'s Special Jury Prize, awarded to the Fiat Concept Centoventi, Fiat's vision for the democratic electric mobility of the future Last… more...
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  • Hat-trick for the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio at the
    Jan 16, 2020 Motoring

    Hat-trick for the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio…

    For the third year running, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio has won a "What Car?" magazine award, in the "Performance Car of the Year" category of their "Car of the Year 2020". The Giulia Quadrifoglio is powered by the unique 2.9-litre Alfa Romeo… more...
    Editor 271
  • Ducato MY 2020 named
    Jan 15, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Ducato MY 2020 named "Best motorhome base 2020"

    The Fiat Professional Ducato has been named, for the 13th year in a row, "Best Motorhome Base Vehicle 2020" by readers of Promobil, a German motorhome magazine. This once again, confirms its leadership in the sector. The model continues to dominate… more...
    Editor 302
  • Tech and Gadgets’ Upgrade for Land Cruiser 200 VX-R
    Jan 15, 2020 Motoring

    Tech and Gadgets’ Upgrade for Land Cruiser 200…

    The Land Cruiser 200 serves as the flagship of the Land Cruiser range, presenting the ultimate overlanding vehicle, with space, luxury and high-tech driver-support technologies to take you anywhere. Tech & Entertainment Leveraging these credentials… more...
    Editor 297
  • Welcome to the Future. Connected Car Technology Now Warns Drivers of Dangers Around the Corner
    Jan 15, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Welcome to the Future. Connected Car Technology…

    Local Hazard Information (LHI) marks a significant step on the journey towards a connected transport infrastructure by helping drivers prepare for and potentially avoid dangers on the road. New Local Hazard Information offers drivers advance warning… more...
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  • 24 seconds split Sainz, Al Attiyah 8 days in
    Jan 15, 2020 Motorsport

    24 seconds split Sainz, Al Attiyah 8 days in

    Dakar 2020 is developing into an absolute epic — not only did Mini star Stephane Peterhansel’s Mini buggy beat Toyota’s Nasser Al Attiyah to a sensational Day 9 win by all of 15 seconds, but Al Attiyah closed to just 24 seconds behind Carlos Sainz… more...
    Editor 290
  • First win for SA team as lead fight tightens
    Jan 14, 2020 Motorsport

    First win for SA team as lead fight tightens

    Standalone South African race car maker Century scored an upset at Dakar 2020 Saudi Arabia when Frenchman Mattieu Serradori stormed to a convincing maiden stage win for the team over double world Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso and the might of… more...
    Editor 310
  • Clark opens new assembly plant in US headquarters in Lexington
    Jan 14, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Clark opens new assembly plant in US headquarters…

    Well positioned for growing demand Clark Material Handling Company has completed the expansion of its production facility in Lexington, Kentucky. With the completion of the third section of the plant, Clark has finalized the realignment of its… more...
    Editor 307
  • Opel: Focused on 2020!
    Jan 13, 2020 Motoring

    Opel: Focused on 2020!

    What lies ahead for the Opel Model line-up in 2020? 2020 promises to be an exciting year for Opel here in Southern Africa. The planned arrival of the Astra - with its adjusted styling - happens in the second quarter. Our Zafira Life PLUS the Vivaro… more...
    Editor 432
  • Another Eye-Catching Creation
    Jan 13, 2020 Motorsport

    Another Eye-Catching Creation

    Ford's M-Sport World Rally Team Team's EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRCs will be adorned with a striking new eye-catching design for the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship. Graphic Designer Phil Dixon drew his inspiration from print designs of the… more...
    Editor 327
  • World’s toughest race gets to halfway mark
    Jan 13, 2020 Motorsport

    World’s toughest race gets to halfway mark

    Dakar 2020 reached its halfway point as the epic race stormed into Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh Friday evening, ahead of the traditional rest day there on Saturday as Carlos Sainz followed Mini teammate Stephane Peterhansel home to consolidate his… more...
    Editor 296
  • New Toyota GR Yaris: a rally car for the road
    Jan 13, 2020 Motoring

    New Toyota GR Yaris: a rally car for the road

    Developed from world rally activity; homologation model for WRC New 1.6-litre three-cylinder turbo engine producing 200kW Power-to-weight of 156kW/tonne; light-weight GR-FOUR AWD system The world premiere of Toyota's rally-inspired GR Yaris has… more...
    Editor 306
  • Subaru Forester tops the combined small off-road/small MPV class of the safest cars tested by Euro NCAP in 2019
    Jan 10, 2020 Motoring

    Subaru Forester tops the combined small…

    Subaru Corporation announced that the Forester has been named the "Best in Class Cars of 2019", an award given to the model performed best of each class in the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP)*2 2019 safety performance test. The… more...
    Editor 374
  • Auctions reinvented
    Jan 10, 2020 Motoring

    Auctions reinvented

    “It all comes down to data” says Calvin Fisher on why selling your old car (or buying a new one) via auction is your best bet in 2019 But first some perspective - I've done it all, physical car dealerships, Gumtree, Autotrader both online and in… more...
    Editor 327
  • Opinion piece: All eyes on driver safety in the petrochemical industry
    Jan 09, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Opinion piece: All eyes on driver safety in the…

    Gain visibility, reduce risk The petrochemical transport industry is set to benefit immensely from recent developments in dash cam technology. Intelligent and connected, individual tankers are brought together into a consolidated, manageable… more...
    Editor 384
  • Transport Solutions
    Jan 09, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Transport Solutions

    Moving people much faster is the only truly viable solution to traffic congestion and the way forward is not to build more roads to fill with vehicles, whether electric, autonomous or combustion engine - the way forward is through an integrated… more...
    Editor 345
  • The all-new Renault Clio named by Euroncap best in class supermini in terms of safety
    Jan 09, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    The all-new Renault Clio named by Euroncap best…

    The All-new Renault Clio has just been acclaimed by Euro NCAP as the safest supermini (with the Audi A1) among the cars it had tested in 2019. Groupe Renault’s best-seller was tested mid 2019 and won the highest score with results at the highest… more...
    Editor 340
  • Hyundai takes to the sky with Uber Elevate
    Jan 09, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Hyundai takes to the sky with Uber Elevate

    The Hyundai Motor Company and Uber have announced a partnership to develop Uber Air Taxis for a future aerial ride share network and unveiled a new full-scale aircraft concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, America. In this… more...
    Editor 404
  • Continental launches new tire line Conti CoachRegio for intercity buses
    Jan 09, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Continental launches new tire line Conti…

    New siping technology for improved grip and traction performance over entire lifetime to ensure safety for passengers Comfort, grip and curve stability on dry and wet roads Robustness and stiffness to prevent kerb impact damage at Drive axle tire… more...
    Editor 346
  • Ross Branch delivers a superhuman ride
    Jan 09, 2020 Motorsport

    Ross Branch delivers a superhuman ride

    Most people never knew who Ross Branch was before Monday afternoon, but that all changed when Botswana’s multiple South African cross country champion rode his KTM to a shock Dakar Saudi Arabia second day victory. Branch’s glory was short lived as… more...
    Editor 371
  • Electric vehicles can present new driving challenges in winter
    Jan 08, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Electric vehicles can present new driving…

    by Toni Jalovaara Whether we’re ready for them or not, electric vehicles are a reality. The reigning World Car of the Year, until the 2020 winner is announced on April 8, is the electric Jaguar I-Pace. Many of this year’s candidates also are… more...
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  • Red-Lined's Navaras tame the Dakar
    Jan 08, 2020 Motorsport

    Red-Lined's Navaras tame the Dakar

    Red-Lined Motoring Adventures' pair of Nissan Navara VK56 racers enjoyed a calmer day at Dakar 2020 Saudi Arabia on Tuesday as both cars had a clean day to climb up the time sheets on the loop around Neom. South African pair Hennie de Klerk and… more...
    Editor 384
  • BMW Group Classic presents: anniversary stories for 2020.
    Jan 08, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    BMW Group Classic presents: anniversary stories…

    Historic events and the special stories associated with them: 100 years of Boxer engines, the launch of the roadster tradition for BMW in 1930, the victory in the Mille Miglia 80 years ago and the model diversity of the MINI brand for the past 60… more...
    Editor 383
  • Mobility goes smart and individual: Audi at CES 2020
    Jan 08, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Mobility goes smart and individual: Audi at CES…

    At the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Audi will once again display exciting exhibits – from futuristic vision vehicles to technologies ready for series production. In doing so, the premium brand is defining the digital experience of the… more...
    Editor 406
  • AutoTrader Monthly Used Car Sales Data - December 2019
    Jan 08, 2020 Motoring

    AutoTrader Monthly Used Car Sales Data - December…

    Used Car Sales Data for December 2019 as compiled by AutoTrader more...
    Editor 506
  • The most anticipated cars at CES 2020 will run on Zenuity’s software
    Jan 07, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    The most anticipated cars at CES 2020 will run on…

    Software developed by Zenuity, the assisted and autonomous driving software development company, will lie at the heart of two of the most exciting cars to be presented at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas – the alluring new… more...
    Editor 504
  • A double Southern African victory!
    Jan 07, 2020 Motorsport

    A double Southern African victory!

    In a sensational second day of Dakar 2020, Southern African competitors Ross Branch, Giniel de Villiers and Conrad Rautenbach took a historic hat trick of podiums in the motorcycle, car and side by side classes. Botswana motorcycle hero and multiple… more...
    Editor 405
  • Israeli Startup TriEye Collaborates with Porsche to Help Drivers “See” Better in Low Visibility Conditions
    Jan 06, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Israeli Startup TriEye Collaborates with Porsche…

    Israeli startup TriEye, whose Short-Wave Infra-Red (SWIR) sensing technology enhances visibility in adverse weather and night-time conditions, announced a collaboration with the German sports car manufacturer Porsche, to further improve visibility… more...
    Editor 435
  • Ford's Smart Window Displays View to Blind Passengers
    Jan 06, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Ford's Smart Window Displays View to Blind…

    Ford's Feel The View is a smart window for blind passengers Feel The View takes pictures that are turned into high-contrast monochrome images Smart Window enables blind or partially-sighted people to visualise passing scenery through touch. From… more...
    Editor 408
  • Rivian best placed to compete with Tesla in truck and SUV categories, says GlobalData
    Dec 30, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Rivian best placed to compete with Tesla in truck…

    Following the news that American electric truck startup Rivian Automotive (Rivian) has raised US$1.3bn in new funding; Aurojyoti Bose, Lead Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view on the start-up’s journey: “In… more...
    Editor 528
  • Human Horizons is Building a Smart City in Shanghai with High-tech Roads, Autonomous Driving Buses, and 5G Network
    Dec 30, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Human Horizons is Building a Smart City in…

    Human Horizons, an automotive-technology company, is building a 'Smart City' infrastructure in the AI hub of the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park in Shanghai. The project, called the Vehicle-Road-City Integrated Smart City, is laying the groundwork for… more...
    Editor 1153
  • Maximum-speed runs at Kennedy Space Center conclude McLaren speedtail’s dynamic development programme
    Dec 25, 2019 Motorsport

    Maximum-speed runs at Kennedy Space Center…

    McLaren Hyper-GT prototype ‘XP2’ concludes Speedtail high-speed validation programme, achieving 403km/h (250mph) more than 30 times during tests at the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA Culmination of extensive… more...
    Editor 652
  • Off-roading safety tips from the pros
    Dec 25, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Off-roading safety tips from the pros

    With the festive holidays fast approaching, many South Africans are planning on leaving the hustle and bustle behind in exchange for the road less traveled. Auto & General Insurance has compiled an off-roading safety guide to help you enjoy your… more...
    Editor 827
  • The essential road trip safety checklist
    Dec 25, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    The essential road trip safety checklist

    This is the time of year when South Africans hit the road enroute to their annual vacation or to visit family who live far away. For many of us, planning starts at least a month before the trip – whether it’s booking time off work, securing… more...
    Editor 510
  • Facelift Mazda2 Arrives in South Africa
    Dec 23, 2019 Motoring

    Facelift Mazda2 Arrives in South Africa

    Featuring a new, more sophisticated design, new Skyactiv-Technologies and enhanced i-Activsense safety features, an upgraded version of the company's popular B-segment hatchback, the Mazda2, will go on sale throughout Southern Africa in December… more...
    Editor 592
  • The BMW Group at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 in Las Vegas.
    Dec 23, 2019 Motoring

    The BMW Group at the Consumer Electronics Show…

    At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 – taking place in Las Vegas from 7 – 10 January 2020 – the BMW Group will be presenting its visionary approaches to creating the mobility experience of the future. The premium carmaker’s presence at CES… more...
    Editor 625
  • Neil Woolridge Motorsport wraps up 2019 with consecutive cross country titles on two continents
    Dec 23, 2019 Motorsport

    Neil Woolridge Motorsport wraps up 2019 with…

    Neil Woolridge Motorsport claims back-to-back Class T championship titles with Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable in the SA Cross Country Series (SACCS) Woolridge and Huxtable finish second overall in SA Production Vehicle championship, beating… more...
    Editor 609
  • Year in review: Top productivity trends for 2019
    Dec 23, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Year in review: Top productivity trends for 2019

    This year has seen more business owners act to boost their employees’ productivity – with new tools and more flexibility The cost of poor workplace productivity is difficult to measure. How can business owners fully know the cost of inefficient… more...
    Editor 626
  • Car thieves don’t take a break at Christmas
    Dec 20, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Car thieves don’t take a break at Christmas

    Vehicle recovery data from leading vehicle tracking company, Cartrack, reveals that criminals don’t take a break over the festive season. Motorists must be aware that car thieves do not take leave, and must be as protective over their vehicles as… more...
    Editor 655
  • Groupe Renault at CES Las Vegas
    Dec 20, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Groupe Renault to expose innovations with…

    Preview of a "Car to Home" connectivity solution with Otodo Renault Master Z.E. Hydrogen exhibition and test drive with Faurecia With Otodo Groupe Renault will preview a connectivity solution between the car and the house developed with Otodo. This… more...
    Editor 600
  • Make sure you’re paying a fair price for those used wheels
    Dec 20, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Make sure you’re paying a fair price for those…

    Modern technology is making it easier than ever for South African consumers to avoid being ripped off when buying or selling a second-hand car, with a range of new indicators available to supplement the ‘blue book’ values that have been used by the… more...
    Editor 574
  • Renault, Publicis, OMD launch new era of collaboration: in a word, Voilà.
    Dec 20, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Renault, Publicis, OMD launch new era of…

    Groupe Renault and its long-standing partners, Publicis and OMD, are launching a unique project bringing together the marketing teams of the three groups in a single platform to collaboratively develop brand campaigns for Renault and Dacia. Voilà: A… more...
    Editor 566
  • Perfect Stocking Filler for Students: Ford Figo offers outstanding value for money
    Dec 13, 2019 Motoring

    Perfect Stocking Filler for Students: Ford Figo…

    The Ford Figo is currently amongst the top 10 best-selling vehicles in South Africa A Figo is the perfect run-around, designed for zipping through congested city streets, and squeezing into tight parking spaces The trendy Figo Blu is the perfect… more...
    Editor 791
  • Dakar Portal 2020
    Dec 13, 2019 Motorsport

    Dakar Portal 2020

    Toyota has made it easy for you keep up-to-date on all the latest Dakar race action and daily developments with a dedicated Information Portal. Follow the exploits of Giniel, Nasser, Bernard and Alonso as they tackle the sands of Saudi Arabia. Press… more...
    Editor 735
  • Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry Association (RMI).
    Dec 13, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Why your car will appreciate an accredited…

    A car is a big purchase item. The second largest, in fact, to your home. For this reason alone, it makes sense to have it repaired at an accredited and graded workshop. Why? “Because an accredited workshop has to meet and comply with minimum… more...
    Editor 715
  • Champions aplenty set for Saudi edition
    Dec 13, 2019 Motorsport

    Dakar 2020: Champions aplenty set for Saudi…

    Dakar 2020 promises to be another thrilling year as the race moves into its third chapter in Saudi Arabia after a decade in South America. The event had of course raced from Paris to Dakar since its 1980s inception with one race to Cape Town too,… more...
    Editor 864
  • (from left) Joshua Omolo, Project Engineer uYilo, Bridget and Jack Finn from Finn Auto, Pieter Niemand, Director of MIWA, Peter van Mosseveld, MIWA representative, Edem Foli, Programme Manager uYilo, and Dr Nico Rust, Group Specialist: Energy Storage uYilo, during the visit to the uYilo eMobility Programme facility in Nelson Mandela University, PE.
    Dec 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    MIWA gets a look at Electric Vehicle developments

    The Motor Industry Workshop Association’s (MIWA) Director, Pieter Niemand, MIWA Regional Chairman for the Eastern Cape, Jack Finn, and MIWA representative, Peter van Mosseveld, were recently invited to visit the uYilo eMobility Programme at the… more...
    Editor 742
  • Used car sales exceed R11.2 billion this November
    Dec 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Used car sales exceed R11.2 billion this November

    A total of 38 884 used cars were sold in South Africa in November 2019, with a total listing price of over R11.2 billion. This compares to 39 167 cars worth R11.3 billion in October 2019. These figures come from AutoTrader’s Monthly Used Car Sales… more...
    Editor 691
  • Preparing for Safe Travels this Festive Season
    Dec 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Preparing for Safe Travels this Festive Season

    According to the Automobile Association (AA) of South Africa over 135 000 people have lost their lives in road accidents over the past decade. This has been declared ‘a national crisis’ by the AA and comes at a time when road safety is a challenge… more...
    Editor 680
  • Happy Holidays from SA Taxi
    Dec 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Happy Holidays from SA Taxi

    As 2019 draws to an end and many industries start slowing down, thoughts inevitably turn to reflecting on the year that was. As an organisation committed to creating a sustainable environment for the minibus taxi industry in the country, SA Taxi has… more...
    Editor 681
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 10 December 2019
    Dec 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 10 December 2019

    MasterTips: MasterDrive recognises road safety supporters MasterDrive recently awarded a number of companies for their dedication to road safety and for their efforts to make it part of their company culture. MasterTest: Autotrader COTY 2020… more...
    Editor 671
  • Insider report - Car design is rapidly evolving – inside and out
    Dec 12, 2019 Motoring

    Insider report - Car design is rapidly evolving –…

    As the automobile industry undergoes massive changes, it is also ushering in new frontiers for design – from materials to manufacturing execution. by Siddharth Vinayak Patankar It can be said that design is more important to manufacturers, is at its… more...
    Editor 780
  • Festive season roadblocks: Don’t get caught with outstanding traffic fines
    Dec 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Festive season roadblocks: Don’t get caught with…

    Fines SA offers motorists up to 20% discount off their outstanding traffic fines nationwide. As the December holidays draw close and year-end celebrations kick off, you can expect to see an increase in roadblocks all around SA. Roadblocks exist to… more...
    Editor 675
  • Keeping travellers going the Elegant way
    Dec 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Keeping travellers going the Elegant way

    Elegant Fuel will be operating a full fleet of 51 tankers over the festive season to ensure holidaymakers in South Africa have round-the-clock access to fuel. “We’re expecting about 30 000 vehicles to fill up at our stations every day over the… more...
    Editor 681
  • Take the hazard out of construction zones this festive season with these driving tips
    Dec 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Take the hazard out of construction zones this…

    Driving through a construction zone can be frustrating because it often results in unexpected delays, however motorists are urged to remain calm and observe the road rules as they make their way through these zones. Arriving late is better than not… more...
    Editor 655
  • SANRAL Festive Period Travel Information
    Dec 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    SANRAL Festive Period Travel Information

    As we come to the end of the year, we would like to provide you with some important travel information. For ease of travelling over this period, please ensure that your E- tag is topped up at all times and this can be done through various methods as… more...
    Editor 698
  • Android Auto comes to BMW. BMW to offer wireless integration from mid-2020
    Dec 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Android Auto comes to BMW. BMW to offer wireless…

    The BMW Group is extending the reach of seamless connectivity in its vehicles with the introduction of Android Auto™ starting in mid-2020. Android Auto, the latest digital and user-centric service addition to BMW, will allow customers to connect… more...
    Editor 704
  • Auction.co.za’s New Business Development Executive, Mohammed Sader
    Dec 10, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Gearing up to self-driving cars

    When most of us are asked about Artificial Intelligence (AI), our first notion is to respond with how little we know about what AI actually is, and how it is used. The truth is, you’re probably using AI to get from point A-to-Z already.… more...
    Editor 828
  • Opel Front Camera Wins 'Car Connectivity Award 2019'
    Dec 10, 2019 Motoring

    Opel Front Camera Wins 'Car Connectivity Award…

    The innovative Opel front camera has won the 'Car Connectivity Award 2019'. The system, which is offered in the Opel Insignia flagship (not available in Southern Africa) and the best-selling Astra compact, was voted into first place in the… more...
    Editor 811
  • Mohammed Akoojee, CEO at Imperial
    Dec 10, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Corporate South Africa has a fundamental role to…

    Road carnage in South Africa is a huge crisis, especially during the festive season where last year, the festive season road death toll was estimated at a shocking 1 612. “If we consider these statistics, there is no doubt that corporate South… more...
    Editor 720
  • Connectivity in logistics – a look at future technologies
    Dec 10, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Connectivity in logistics – a look at future…

    What are LPWAN, NB-IoT, and LTE-M actually about? And what benefits do these future technologies offer specifically for logistics? Connectivity is the key to tomorrow’s logistics Besides facilitating the exchange of data, connectivity is also about… more...
    Editor 826
  • New McLaren 620R sets the pace as road-legal version of McLaren GT4 race car
    Dec 10, 2019 Motoring

    New McLaren 620R sets the pace as road-legal…

    Limited-edition, competition-inspired coupé joins McLaren Sports Series Road-legal version of a race car, born from successful McLaren 570S GT4; maximises deployment of motorsport technology free from restriction of racing regulations Ultra-desirable… more...
    Editor 720
  • Long road trip ahead? Here’s how to pack your car
    Dec 10, 2019 Motoring

    Long road trip ahead? Here’s how to pack your car

    There’s nothing quite as satisfying as getting behind the wheel of your car and hitting the open road after a long and stressful year. Pure bliss! Or pure dread. It all comes down to how well prepared you are for a long road trip. We’re talking… more...
    Editor 692
  • Toyota RAV4 wins Japan Car of the Year 2019
    Dec 10, 2019 Motoring

    Toyota RAV4 wins Japan Car of the Year 2019

    For the first time in a decade, Toyota captures Japan Car of the Year award with its RAV4 while BMW’s 3-Series picks up the import car trophy. Celebrating its 40th year, the Japan Car of the Year organization gathered at the Tokyo International… more...
    Editor 735
  • Haval H1- Earn your street smarts
    Dec 10, 2019 Motoring

    Haval H1- Earn your street smarts

    When buying your first car, or buying a second family car, or buying a car that suites your budget, the list of must haves or requisites is normally short based on the fact that in each of these instances, the amount available to spend is more often… more...
    Editor 716

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