April 4, 2017

Paving the autonomous path

Carmaker chooses hi-tech communications conference to showcase its autonomous sports car and personal assistant. TU-Automotive’s Paul Myles and Andrew Tolve report French manufacturer Peugeot chose last […]
April 4, 2017

Ford tests 3D printing system

Ford has begun to test 3D printing of large scale car parts – the first automotive manufacturer to trial the system. The company has joined forces […]
February 13, 2017

From Vegas to Detroit

There were a few notable debuts at last month’s Detroit Motor Show – but by and large the connected car world divulged its secrets at the […]
February 13, 2017

Advancing vehicle lighting

  Holographic technology becomes a hot concept in vehicle lighting Hella claims a new design for holographic lighting – developed in conjunction with Covestro, one of […]
February 13, 2017

Turbo’s golden age?

Honeywell’s recently released Transportation Systems Forecast for 2017 sees automakers continuing to adopt turbocharging technology to the tune of 48% of annual global sales by 2021, […]
February 13, 2017

Putting out the flames

Automotive Technology Specialists (ATS) has recently taken delivery of fresh stock of Fire Stryker – a revolutionary, single-use fire extinguisher. Approved by Motorsport South Africa as […]
December 5, 2016

Mobility as a service

How the automotive industry is gearing itself for the next step in transport options based on sustainability, safety, low pollution levels and congestion-free roads. Siegfried Mortkowitz […]
November 29, 2016

Electrifying news!

Rival automakers team up to promote the sale of electrically powered vehicles across Europe. Wynter Murdoch reports Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford, Porsche and Volkswagen have joined […]
November 4, 2016

Mobility according to BMW

The BMW Group has revealed its plan for motoring’s future – autonomous, electric, fully connected and shared. The vision is outlined in statement issued today by […]
November 1, 2016

The rush for 5G

Big 3 Bavarian manufacturers believe that 5G will be key for connected infotainment and mapping for self-driving cars. TU-Automotive’s Andrew Tolve reports on new developments on […]
October 31, 2016

Automechanika heralds aftermarket changes

Connected cars take centre stage at the world’s leading trade fair The central theme at this year’s Automechanika Frankfurt – billed as the world’s largest showcase […]
October 11, 2016

Addressing motoring’s future

Where is the global automotive industry headed? Are electric vehicles set to replace conventionally-driven counterparts? Will driverless cars become the norm? Innovation abounds in the electrified, […]
October 4, 2016

Heading down trucking’s road

A glimpse into what commercial vehicles could be like in 2030… It is the year 2030. The number 15 flashes on the display of Thilo Schneider’s […]
September 29, 2016

Uplifting cyber security

With the prospect of cyber attacks on vehicles rising with the popularity of car connectivity, automotive electronics specialist Harmon is pioneering a new field of on […]
September 28, 2016

Nissan and BMW on a charge

Nissan South Africa and the BMW Group South Africa have introduced their first joint electric vehicle (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) charging stations in the Western […]
September 23, 2016

Reducing weight remains top priority for automakers

Taking weight out of vehicles and engine efficiency programmes continue to top the list of strategies for automakers as the industry looks for ways to meet […]
September 23, 2016

OEM turns to tequila

In an effort to reduce the weight of its vehicles, Ford is looking to the plant from which tequila is made to help it lower energy […]
September 23, 2016

The rise of 48-volt electrical systems

Automotive supplier Delphi reckons the impending switch to 48-volt vehicle architectures will come sooner than expected, predicting that as many as 11-million vehicles equipped with higher-voltage […]