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…

Jaguar i-Pace: One charge, underwater, London to Brussels

Jaguar I-Pace does London-Brussels on a single charge Chunnel service tunnel used for 50km underwater bit Jaguar i-Pace will be available in SA first quarter 2019 PRETORIA, Gauteng – Jaguar’s i-Pace has shown its real-world usability by driving 369km from London to Brussels on a single charge. And without using a ferry… what, it can…

Supercharged Mustang: Tarlton terror – it’s a family affair

Supercharged Mustang blasts Tarlton drag strip Mustang Supercharged. ‘Now with added menace’ Got a quarter-million bucks to go (a lot!) faster? JOHANNSEBURG, Gauteng – A highly-evolved version of RGMotorsport’s Ford Mustang GT Supercharged has, the company says, ”stomped its authority on ‘Tuner Wars’, Tarlton drag-strip’s annual fast-car fest. The Wild West of Gauteng came alive…

Ford Ranger, Mazda BT-50 turboboost from Honeywell

Honeywell turbo boost for Ranger, BT-50 A little extra can take  boost to 200kW Promise of lower general fuel-consumption JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – TurboDirect in South Africa has introduced a PowerMax turbocharger upgrade for the 2011-2015 Ford Ranger 3.2 diesel engine to increase overall performance and flow by 20% and boost power from 147 to 172kW….

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……

Hot electric Jaguar leaps to Laguna Seca lap record

Knysa hillclimb racer Randy Pobst lapped in 1min48.18 I-Pace  to  be shown at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours Twin Jaguar motors make 294kW / 696Nm LONDON, England – Jaguar has set a production electric-vehicle lap record of 1min48.18 on the WeatherTech Raceway at Laguna Seca with its all-electric I-Pace performance SUV. The runs came ahead of the…

BAC, Poseideon partner for ‘climate positive’ sport car

LIVERPOOL, England – Briggs Automotive has become the world’s first automaker to go ”climate positive” by removing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than it emits. The maker of the Mono supercar has partnered with the Poseidon Foundation that gives individuals, organisations and governments a chance to rebalance their carbon footprint by supporting forestry conservation projects…

JLR tests plan to get cars talking autonomously

JLR testing cars that can ‘talk’ to each other on UK roads R128-million project  for connected roads Roads and vehicles fitted with world-first tech PRETORIA, Gauteng – Jaguar Land Rover UK has begun testing smart connected cars on UK roads to prepare for self-driving cars as part of a £7-million project to create Britain’s first fully…

Ford attacking global pothole crisis – head-on

New Ford Focus road-hole detection system Instant data modifies suspension response Test track has replicas of world’s worst potholes WARLEY, England – Drivers in the UK are in a pothole crisis that’s been made worse through 2018 by the “Beast from the East” air-mass which delivered Arctic conditions to the British Isles. Ford decided to…

Amazing Waze – Fiat Panda flaunts its connections

Stay in touch with everything on road Your Waze will do it all for you Supersmart babycar goes all spaceage JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – When the most popular model in the Fiat range meets what is believed to be the world’s most social navigation system the result is the Panda Waze – described by the…

RGM conversion magic: Little Alfa 4C tuned into supercar

Radically changed from the showroom version Seriously mean engine output increases in deal ‘No bolt-on – we scoured the planet for parts’ JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – A car buyer doesn’t usually take delivery twice but one South African Alfa Romeo loyalist who switched flags just did: the first time he collected his Alfa 4C sport coupe…

Going hybrid to save cash? Read this before you sign…

Top automakers just can get fuel data right Huge discrepancies in hybrids’ consumption data Website analysed 148 000 Real MPG fuel reports LONDON, England – Here it is, very bluntly and possibly even worse than the ongoing exhaust emissions scandal: an astonishing 98% of hybrid (petrol / battery) cars can’t match their advertised fuel-consumption, according…