End of the Road for Red Lights? Ford Trials Tech to Help Drivers ‘Ride the Green Wave’

magine if you could take the kids to school, commute to work or drive across town to do some shopping without ever hitting a single red traffic light. Technology is currently being trialled with Ford cars to make “riding the green wave” a day-to-day reality. Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory uses information on traffic light…


What are the consequences when stopped by a traffic officer with six passengers in a five seater car?

Question: I would like to inquire, what are the consequences when stopped by a traffic officer with six passengers in a five seater car? What should happen in terms of the rules for traffic officers? Answer: The vehicle will be considered overloaded in terms of reg 230 to 233 of the National Road Traffic Regulations.…


Honda extends the SUV offering

Joins long-established CR-V and highly popular HR-V models Links compact, agile dimensions to versatile seven-seater capability Proven 1,5-litre i-VTEC engine delivers performance and economy Premium cabin execution across all three trim levels All-new six-speed manual transmission for increased performance Honda Motor Southern Africa has added a third, all-new model to its highly regarded range of…


Report focuses on the Future of Autonomous Cars

The new market report The Future of Autonomous Cars is a strategy report from Berg Insight analysing the latest developments on the self-driving car market worldwide. This study provides you with 250 pages of unique business intelligence, including 5-year industry forecasts, expert commentary and real-life case studies on which to base your business decisions. Ever since…


Local Production Begins for Expanded Ford Everest Range

Ford’s sophisticated Everest sport utility vehicle (SUV) is set to make an even greater impact on the South African market when an expanded range goes on sale locally in November this year. With Job 1 for Everest production commencing today at the world-class Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria, it signals the start of a new…


Sales of New Vehicles struggle under consumer affordability pressures

“New car sales continue to come under pressure with new passenger vehicles showing a 14% decline year on year. The current pressure on new car sales is likely to persist in the short-medium term driven by above inflation new car prices and consumers experiencing affordability pressures”.   General Comments on September 2016 NAAMSA sales: Month…


Mitsubishi Outlander ready for dramatic debut at Paris Motor Show

Mitsubishi Motors is preparing to send a strong statement about the company’s future plans at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. Spearheading their onslaught of modern SUV contenders is the refreshed Outlander along with the highly-anticipated Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) to the range. Mitsubishi’s striking and modern profile is conveyed by the Dynamic Shield…