New role for autonomous cars: Tyre-tests for gravel

Any tyre test-track no longer needs a driver Automation means better processes, accurate results Automated Cruising Chauffeur luxmobile used HANOVER, Germany / Uvalde, Texas – Tyre manufacturer Continental has commissioned what it believes is the first driverless tyre-testing vehicle for a wide range of road types at a test site in Uvalde, Texas. The new…

Tech to the rescue to cut car-sales fraud

LONDON, England – Advanced facial recognition allied to artificial intelligence has been introduced by online vehicle retail specialist BuyaCar.co.uk to protect customers from online fraud. The business, in trying to create seamless and convenient vehicle purchases, says facial recognition has been added to what is described as ”an unrivalled suite of anti-fraud measures”. Online fraud…

Hyundai brings whole new meaning to ‘touch ‘n go’

World-first fingerprint tech for Hyundai Pads will unlock, start and adjust everything Updates will be done automatically LONDON, England – Hyundai has announced the pending introduction of fingerprint technology to unlock and start its vehicles from 2019. First to be equipped will be Santa Fe SUV units to be released in some world markets within…

Sick of being car-sick? Here’s an answer from Citroën

PARIS, France – More than 30-million people in Europe are believed to succumb to chronic travel sickness so automaker Citroën has created SeeTROËN, the first eyewear intended to eliminate motion sickness. The principle is said to be simple – the lenses contain a coloured liquid that maintains the horizon line to resolve conflict between vision…

Arc Vector: You’re looking at the future of motorcycling

Ground-breaking haptic ride-wear, connected  helmet Safest, most fulfilling, battery-bike experience yet It also has a ‘human machine interface’ PRETORIA, Gauteng – InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital fund, has revealed its investment in Arc, which today (Nov 6 2018) unveiled  the Vector – the world’s first fully-electric motorcycle. It also has a ”human machine…

Bentley creates luxury mobile office and entertainment space

Bentley claims world’s fastest car WiFi ‘Future-proof’ with multiple simultaneous services Viasat to deliver new high-powered system CREWE, England – Luxury automobile builder Bentley has announced its ‘Advanced Connectivity’ system while claiming it’s ”the world’s first super-fast, reliable and secure in-car WiFi system”. Bentley says its customers will be able to benefit from uninterrupted mobile network…

Merc AMG A 35 4Matic: Small is beautiful – and fast

Merc thinks small – but does superhot Two-litre AMG engine makes, er, read on… …and the limiter comes in at 250km/h AFFALTERBACH, Germany – The new Mercedes-AMG A 35 4Matic (combined fuel consumption about 7.4-7.3 litres/100 km; combined CO2 emissions 169-167 g/km) is now available for order in Europe. The heart of the ”entry-level” AMG…

Mercedes names its new hypercar: simply, ‘Mercedes-AMG One’

Yes, it’s real – the AMG hypersupercar Supercar from Mercedes ready for Paris show Road and track done – now it’s a truck ride AFFALTERBACH, Germany – Mercedes-AMG ONE. That’s now officially the name of Mercedes-Benz’ future hypercar as it’s prepared for it ”reveal” at the 2018 Paris auto show. AMG says the  badging represents the…

Baby driver? Here’s a new and super-hot tot on the block

New model opens ‘world of driving performance’ AMG thinks even smaller for bigger performance Turbo engine, 225kW / 400Nm at your command AFFALTERBACH, Germany – Mercedes-AMG says it has created a new entry-level A35 AMG built for driving performance yet based on the new Mercedes front-wheel drive platform. It’s powered by a new two-litre, four-cylinder,…

Holy graphics! Look what your windscreen could be showing by 2020

Holographics ‘to help enhance in-car experience’ Technology application beyond navigation system Display capable of filling your whole windscreen SEOUL, South Korea –  Hyundai Motor has announced what it calls ”a strategic investment” into Swiss deep-tech start-up WayRay AG to expedite the development of holographic augmented reality (AR) navigation system. The images show what it might…

Volvo just took ‘autonomous’ to a whole new level. Want one?

Volvo Cars’ new 360c autonomous concept. Re-imagining work/life balance and future Door-to-door continental travel envisaged WHERE WOULD would you choose live if you could commute each workday in an autonomous-driving, fully functional, connected, comfortable, mobile office? What if the service was provided through an on-demand subscription? Or step alone into a car in Johannesburg, snuggled…

Blower problems? Go direct to, well, TurboDirect SA

Turbo problems – work with the experts OE equipment direct from manufacturers Turbo repairs, parts – even complete units JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Having trouble with or worried about the performance of the turbocharger on your vehicle or other industrial power sources or – worse –  the quality and  provenance of replacements? There is a solution……