TW&T aim to add fun to that holiday road trip

Have fun with the kids on your holiday trip Print out a game and quiz for the family …and go through the road-safety checklist MOST ADULTS love the soothing sound of tyres on tar, a panoramic view of the open road, knowing there’s a fun and relaxing holiday at the end of that road. Kids,…

Driverless cars? See what REAL drivers think about prospect

Autonomous? Cool, but drivers still want to drive 71% of UK folk want to pilot cars themselves Connection of car/driver ‘the heart of all Mazdas’ LONDON, England – It seems the joy of driving is alive ‘n well in the UK with 71% of people surveyed saying they will still want to drive despite the…

It’s hijack season: It happens – prepare yourself and family

Don’t be a Christmas road-crime victim Teach your children what to do if threatened Tips to use for parking garage safety Previous research conducted over the festive season shows a clear spike in crime during December, including hijacking. The reason for this can only be assumed but you can to try protect yourself and your…

Going autonomous: Real people, real roads, real cars

First two families heading out with Volvo Four years of Swedish testing with ordinary folk ‘Easy does it’ say Gothenburg test overseers GOTHENBURG, Sweden – On the road at last… with real, everyday, ordinary families. We’re talking fully autonomous Volvo cars which, from today (Dec 12 2017), will be used by Swedish families in real-life…

Surviving Christmas: How to keep YOUR death off the road

How to survive the year-end holiday dash Driving know-it-alls, don’t bother reading Otherwise take this advice from experts JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Many people have already been killed on South African roads since the start of December 2017 – among them 10 in one taxi that hit a herd of cows – and the end-of-year holiday…

Artificial intelligence: Audi taking lead on highways

California hosting talks on artificial intelligence ‘Neural network’ generates 3D environments Driving further down the road to autonomy LONG BEACH, California – Automaker Audi is exhibiting a pre-development project at what is described as “the world’s most important symposium for artificial intelligence” here. The conference has been co-sponsored by Audi and will run from Dec…

Amended driving test on the way: Are UK changes ‘a fail’?

No more parallel parking manoeuvre Learners must know how to use satnav Would the amendments work in SA? CAPE TOWN, Western Cape – The driving test in South Africa is perhaps one of the most controversial items in the country with hundreds of learners passing by passing cash. Competency is, it seems, not a great…

BMW wants to lift urban mobility to new heights

Innovative urban mobility concepts for the future Elevated roads the future with “BMW Vision E³ Way” Emissions-free two-wheeler mobility in megacities As a provider of premium mobility products and services, the BMW Group is constantly in search of answers to the question: what will move us (forward) in the future? As part of the strategy…

Toyota Etios: Top performer in NCAP crash-test rating

DURBAN, South Africa – Toyota’s Etios hatchback / sedan, one of South Africa’s most affordable cars thanks to its sub-R200 000 retail price, scored top marks in the recent NCAP ratings. The Etios was awarded four stars for Adult Occupancy Protection and three for Child Occupancy Protection (COP) – mainly due to the cars having…

Ford road-safety push to combat road slaughter

Training to focus on driving skills, impaired driving Pedestrian visibility campaign at schools, Ford dealers Spotlights on child safety, Air Angels medical flights PRETORIA, Gauteng – Ford SA and the Automobile Association, with other partners, have united to created a multi-faceted road safety awareness and education campaign to try to cut the number of dead and…

Here comes your Guardian Angel – a SEAT concept

Seat Leon ‘Cristobal’ safety car at Smart City Expo Named for the patron saint of travellers Five new systems packed into one ‘safety’ car BARCELONA, Spain – Spanish automaker SEAT has pulled the wraps off what it has called a Guardian Angel safety car at the Smart City Expo here in Barcelona. The Leon Cristobal…

London cabbies becoming city’s new life-savers

Survey shows taxis often used as an ambulance 17 500 drivers could handle acid attack, heart failure Lifesaving techniques could be taught to all   LONDON, England – Each of the British capital city’s traditional black-cab drivers could become an emergency first responder by learning how to handle acid or terrorist attacks and medical crises….