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The role of cities in the next automotive revolution

Ever-increasing urbanisation and the subsequent demand for development of cities is the catalyst needed to bridge both the greatest challenges and most creative solutions for a future of the automotive sector

By Trevor Hill 7 Aug 2017

Nigeria signs oil financing deals with Shell, Chevron

Nigeria has signed financing deals with oil majors Shell and Chevron to develop projects that would boost reserves and revenue, the state-run oil firm said this week

4 Aug 2017

Autonomous vehicles to reshape the global economy

Forrester, in collaboration with Christian Austin and Sal Schiano, has researched the downstream impact of widespread automation in transportation

1 Aug 2017

Digitalisation pushing boundaries of manufacturing

Digital transformation, as we've come to realise, means something different in every industry. In manufacturing, the term can be broad-reaching

By Dereshin Pillay 27 Jul 2017

#NewCampaign: Ever considered ditching your keys?

Uber recently launched a campaign called ‘Ditch Your Keys' to encourage car owners to switch to Uber and use their time spent travelling more efficiently

By Jessica Tennant 26 Jul 2017

Uber jacks up security in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya

Uber has begun the African roll out of its Real-Time ID in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya, in a bid to further improve passenger security

26 Jul 2017

Disruption anticipated at Standard Bank Top Women Conference

What's your next? As an entrepreneurial, ambitious woman, the best place to answer that question is at the must-attend event this Women's Month: the 2017 Standard Bank Top Women Conference

Issued by Topco Media 25 Jul 2017

Audi pulls 'sexist' China ad after public outcry

SHANGHAI, China: German automaker Audi apologised on Thursday over an advertisement it aired in China that was slammed as sexist for showing a bride-to-be being roughly examined like a piece of livestock

21 Jul 2017

Nigeria to cease import of petroleum products

Nigeria will cease to import petroleum products and totally depend on its own refined products from 2019, the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, disclosed this week

By Omololu Ogunmade 21 Jul 2017

Germaine Auto Centre to service Uber Nigeria vehicles

Uber on Friday sealed pact with Germaine Auto Centre - a Nigerian based auto service and maintenance company - to provide maintenance services to its driver partners

By Abdullateef Aliyu 17 Jul 2017

Commercial vehicle market competition on the rise in Africa

The regional market for commercial vehicles (CVs) like rigid trucks and flatbed trailers is being strengthened by rising urbanisation and infrastructural developments in Africa

12 Jul 2017

GM regains crown on Wall Street as Tesla shares slump

NEW YORK, US: General Motors regained its spot as the biggest US carmaker by market capitalisation greater investor skepticism that chipped away at rival Tesla Motors

10 Jul 2017

Volvo to only produce electric cars from 2019

Swedish car maker Volvo has revealed it will adopt an electrification strategy for all new models from 2019

7 Jul 2017

New Kia auto mechanic training centre in Ethiopia

The establishment of the new Kia-KOICA Green Light Auto Mechanic Training Centre in Ethiopia enables trainee mechanics to work towards a range of vocational qualifications

3 Jul 2017

Rolls-Royce to provide Ethiopian Airlines with 20 Trent XWB engines

Rolls-Royce has won a $1.5bn order from Ethiopian Airlines to provide Trent XWB engines for ten new Airbus A350-900 aircraft

28 Jun 2017

Time running out to enter the Standard Bank Top Women Awards

Entries for the 14th annual Standard Bank Top Women Awards closed on 30 June

Issued by Topco Media 27 Jun 2017

Museveni launches water transport for fuel on Lake Victoria

In the next two years, the fuel pump prices will substantially come down if the $94m (Shs338b) water transport project launched by president Museveni last week becomes a reality

By Emmanuel Ainebyoona 20 Jun 2017

Apple sees autonomous cars as 'core' technology

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Apple views autonomous driving systems as a "core technology" for the future, chief executive Tim Cook said in an interview recently

18 Jun 2017

Driving Impression: Hyundai Elantra 1.6 TGDI Elite DCT Sport

I remember finding the Elantra a little bland. They were good, solid cars - but entertaining to drive? Hardly

By Ané Theron 13 Jun 2017

How Africa can accelerate digital transformation

Digital transformation in Africa requires a fundamental shift for real change to occur across processes, functions, and customer engagement, according to Frost & Sullivan

6 Jun 2017

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International

The economic black hole at the heart of the shift to electric vehicles

The ban on the sale of new diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040 is perhaps the most significant policy announcement made by the UK government in the past decade (with the possible exception of Brexit).

By John Bryson and Tasos Kitsos 10 Aug 2017

Renault signs €660m deal with Iran

TEHRAN, Iran: French automaker Renault this week signed a long-awaited joint venture deal with Iran worth €660-million ($779-million) to build up to 300,000 cars per year.

By Siavosh Ghazi 10 Aug 2017

How did the VW camper turn into a £90,000 icon?

Only a handful of cars have ever managed to be considered both cute and cool at the same time. Fewer still acquire the kind of status that makes them sought-after collectors' pieces in old age.

8 Aug 2017

Tesla begins to deliver model for the masses

FREMONT, California: Tesla began delivering on a dream to make an electric car for the masses, rolling out the first of its keenly-awaited "Model 3" cars, aiming to disrupt a world accustomed to automobiles powered by pollution-spewing fossil fuel.

7 Aug 2017

Aston Martin: an unlikely ambassador for electric cars

Aston Martin has historically been Britain's number one stronghold of virile, automotive traditionalism, always offering vehicles with a robust core of well-proven, rather conventional technology, endorsed usually by characters such as James Bond and Jeremy Clarkson. Aston Martins have always been the car for dyed-in-the-wool, old-school petrolheads.

By Chris Ebbert 7 Aug 2017

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