Toyota Racing unveils 2013 Le Mans Hybrid Challenger

Toyota Racing unveils 2013 TS030 Hybrid World Endurance Championship (WEC) contender  Toyota Racing to run two cars throughout 2013 WEC season  Alex Wurz, Nicolas Lapierre and Kazuki Nakajima to drive TS030 Hybrid (no. 7)  Anthony Davidson confirmed to run in TS030 Hybrid (no. 8) with Stéphane Sarrazin and Sébastien Buemi  Improvements made to powertrain, chassis…

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Fleet management and vehicle tracking solutions company DigiCore releases interim results

Fleet management and vehicle tracking solutions company, JSE listed DigiCore Holdings Limited, grew its interim revenue by 12% to R448.5 million for the half year ended 31 December 2012.  Gross profit improved by 7% to R299.2 million over the comparative reporting period.  Future annuity subscriptions and service revenue streams were secured with an additional 41,000…

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Toyota takes top honours in latest JD Powers Survey

Seven Toyota, Lexus and Scion (Toyota nameplate in the USA) models captured segment awards in the 2013 American J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study, more than any other automaker. Each year, the research firm determines which are the most reliable vehicles on American roads and publishes the list in its Vehicle Dependability Study. Reliability…

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May I drive in South Africa with a Zimbabwean driving licence or is a international driving licence required?

Question: May I drive in South Africa with a Zimbabwean driving licence or is a international driving licence required? Answer: In terms of the law, a driving licence that has been issued in a foreign country, is recognised as a valid driving licence in respect of the class of motor vehicle to which that licence…

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Point S Names Gabriel as Preferred Shock Absorber Supplier

Point S South Africa, part of the French-based international independent tyre dealer network operating across 27 countries with over 2500 outlets, has selected Gabriel as its preferred shock absorber supplier. “As the world’s largest independent tyre retail chain, we have an obligation to our customers to only select high-quality products complemented by excellent aftersales service,”…

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BMW recalls 570,000 vehicles in US and Canada on issue with battery cable connector

BMW is recalling almost 570,000 cars in the U.S. and Canada because a battery cable connector can fail and cause the engines to stall. The recall affects the popular 3-Series sedans, wagons, convertibles and coupes from the 2007 through 2011 model years. Also included are 1-Series coupes and convertibles from 2008 through 2012, and the…

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BMW recalls vehicles in US on oil leak that could affect power assisted braking

Detroit – BMW is recalling more than 30,000 SUVs to fix an oil leak that can knock out the power-assisted braking. The German automaker says the recall covers X5 SUVs in the US from the 2007 through 2010 model years. The vehicles were made between September 12, 2006, and March 18, 2010. They have eight-cylinder…

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Judges enforce cap on contingency fees for personal injury claims after car accidents

The North Gauteng High Court has put a stop to lawyers taking more than their 25% share of the payout when acting on a contingency basis, a decision which personal injury lawyers say they will appeal against, notes a report in The Mercury. A full Bench of three judges confirmed any contingency fee agreements which…

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Which resources can help me in preparing for the Learner’s Licence and the Driving Licence test?

Question: Good day, There is a new computerised learner test system in use, but the passing rate has dropped to about 12%. I am one for learner licence applicants to study all the signs, rules and controls and not make use of a fraudulent method to obtain a learners licence, but please advice on how to assist…

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