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New heavy truck, trailer factory in Ethiopia

A factory that produces trailers, semi-trailers and Sinotrucks and fuel tankers was inaugurated recently in Ethiopia

30 Nov 2017

Amnesty warns companies on child labour in DRC cobalt mining

Leading technology and electric car companies have been accused of failing to ensure minerals used in their products are not mined using child labour

17 Nov 2017

French carmaker PSA to begin Algeria production in 2018

French carmaker PSA signed a deal with three Algerian firms to set up a manufacturing base in the North African country with production to begin next year

15 Nov 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: If you can sell your first startup, sell it

Us humans have a heuristic bias to sell our winners and hold onto our losers. That's not the way to build wealth. Better to hang onto your winners and cut your losers loose

By Alan Knott-Craig 18 Oct 2017

California to allow autonomous cars without driver

California officials have unveiled new regulations that would allow autonomous vehicles to operate on state roads in test projects without a human operator

13 Oct 2017

Uber's productive four years of economic transformation

Uber has in the last four years of its operation in Africa, changed perspectives in the transportation system while using technology to drive economic transformation in the sector.

By Emma Okonji 13 Oct 2017

Isuzu expands offering in sub-Saharan Africa

Isuzu dealers in 14 left-hand motoring countries across sub-Saharan Africa can now offer the KB 4x4 crew cab X-Rider model to their customers

12 Oct 2017

Why the possibilities of connected cars are endless

With Gartner predicting that 64 million connected cars will be shipped globally in 2020, the question remains as to what the potentials of autonomous vehicles are

By Sven Hammar 9 Oct 2017

Motorists switch to digital driving licences in October

Kenyan motorists will later this month switch to digital driving licences, but will be spared instant fines that come with the smart card due to a pending court case

By James Kariuki 6 Oct 2017

Coega SEZ set to be a new African automotive hub

With construction well on its way in zone one of the Coega SEZ BAIC site, the vehicle plant is being positioned as a new automotive hub on the continent

6 Oct 2017

Ford, Lyft join forces to take self-driving cars mainstream

A new partnership between Ford and Lyft will aim to bring self-driving vehicles to the masses and help both companies progress toward more affordable, dependable, and accessible transportation future

6 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Here's to the African entrepreneurs

Join us in celebrating the courageous innovators, in small businesses and large, in South Africa and the rest of Africa, who take the risks that create new revenues, models and livelihoods, as we designate October and November as Entrepreneur Month across 18 industries on Biz

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2017

The automotive industry's nine pillars for exceptional customer experience

The digital revolution is not just apparent in the design and build of cars themselves, but digital tools are reshaping the automotive industry's customer buying and after-sales environments as well

By Dereshin Pillay 28 Sep 2017

Tesla to reveal all-electric truck next month

Earlier this year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company would reveal its Tesla Semi truck this month. Musk has since announced that the reveal date has tentatively moved to 26 October 2017

27 Sep 2017

Railway to distribute 1.8-million litres of petrol products nationwide

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has indicated readiness to deploy its 40 tank wagons for distribution of 1.8-million litres of petrol nationwide if contacted by marketers

By Kingsley Jeremiah 27 Sep 2017

Uber-Puma Fuel Card launched

Through expanding its fuel card business, Puma Energy Tanzania has established a partnership with Uber to supply fuel to all registered Uber partner-drivers

11 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: How AI will change the automotive game for the better

As the “fourth industrial revolution”, championed by the World Economic Forum's Klaus Schwab, gains momentum, it's thrilling to anticipate what this means for the automotive industry - and as a result, cities of the future

By Trevor Hill 11 Sep 2017

#Loeries2017: Stoked about camelpower

Fitting for #InnovationMonth, I chatted to Charbel Aouad, executive producer and cofounder at Dubai's Stoked, the production company behind an integrated campaign Loeries Gold and this year's integrated Grand Prix for turning horsepower into camelpower

By Leigh Andrews 8 Sep 2017

The future for rural Africa is electric

Amid the glistening concept cars at next month's Frankfurt motor show (12 - 15 September 2017) will be a boxy contraption with no doors and a top speed of 60km/h

By Dave Chambers 28 Aug 2017

Africa's app-based taxis battle Uber over market share

Uber's entry into the African continent, where it now operates in 15 major African cities, could be changing the transport narrative forever

25 Aug 2017

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International

Norway puts brakes on plans for 'Tesla tax'

OSLO, Norway: Norway, a world leader of zero-emission vehicles, has abandoned plans for a proposed "Tesla tax", a controversial measure that would have cut a tax rebate granted to heavy electric cars.

24 Nov 2017

Car-sharing firm zips across to petrol vans in bid to cut diesel use

We have all heard of car-sharing schemes. Perhaps you have even used one while visiting other parts of the world, or the Locomute service in SA. Until now they have been about cars and the ability to jump into a vehicle in various cities around the world, drive to your destination and then park it for someone else to use.

23 Nov 2017

Volvo to supply Uber with self-driving cars

Swedish carmaker Volvo Cars said Monday it has signed an agreement to supply "tens of thousands" of self-driving cars to Uber, as the ride-sharing company battles a number of different controversies.

21 Nov 2017

Honda recalls 800,000 minivans over faulty seats

TOKYO - Honda is recalling about 800,000 of its Odyssey minivans in the United States over faulty parts blamed for 46 minor injuries, the company said, just a month after settling a huge lawsuit on other defects.

21 Nov 2017

New to ridesharing? Here is what you need to know

The explosion of ridesharing services has occurred partially because of the prevalence of powerful smart phones being so prevalent, new technologies including next generation smart phone applications being developed, and a desire for those who utilise taxi-type services to have better, easier, and safer experiences. The convergence of these factors has created some of the most dynamic new businesses, provided tens of thousands with additional incomes as drivers and given passengers better options when they need a lift.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 9 Nov 2017

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