Augmented Reality through Google Coloured Glasses

Augmented Reality (AR) can be traced as far back as 1957 with the invention of Morton Helig’s Sensorama. During the decades that followed, AR was used in Manufacturing and Engineering, as well as the Airforce and broadened its horizons into the arts, in a production called Dancing in Cyberspace by Julie Martin. That was 1994,…

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Top Gear Festival leaves a Legacy with an F1 in Schools initiative

Top Gear Festival endeavors to give back to the community in South Africa and has launched a number of initiatives to help students get into motoring and engineering. In 2013, a new partnership with F1 in Schools promises to build upon the success of last year’s work. Scientists, researchers, and engineers are all the backbone…

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BMW recalls 6000 of its E46 cars in South Africa for airbag problem

BMW is recalling about 6000 of its E46 cars in South Africa because of an airbag problem that prompted five other major automakers to recall a total of 3.4-million vehicles. The affected vehicles were made during 2002/03. A BMW SA spokesperson said customers would be contacted within the next month as a precautionary measure. ‘SUPER…

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Poor driving at Traffic Circles keeping residents awake at night!

South Africans – or most of them – are not very good at driving at traffic circles and roundabouts! This will be confirmed in many conversations and on many social media platforms! Earlier today the Arrive Alive website received the following message in an email: The traffic circle situated at the corner of Hertz &…

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More selling days boost April vehicle sales in South Africa

Sales increase by 8 312 units in April More selling days boosted by higher daily sales rate Exports continue to increase Market segment April 2012 April 2013 % change Passenger vehicles 29 516 34 346 +16.4% Light commercial vehicles 11 007 14 045 +27.6% Medium commercial vehicles 731 904 +23.7% Heavy commercial vehicles 364 403…

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Sydney Soundy – Head of Standard Bank Vehicle Asset Finance reveals and comments on vehicle sales numbers for May

Sales Performance Summary – Total by Market Segment (NAAMSA flash includes Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland & Botswana): General Comments on April 2013 NAAMSA sales:   Year on Year (April 2012 versus April 2013) sales increased by 19.5%, equating to 8,312 vehicles compared to the same time last year. Importantly the average sales per day April 2013…

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You simply cannot go without car insurance considering these dangers on our roads!

The Arrive Alive website received the following request for assistance: Could you please forward this email to someone who is a Road Safety Professional who could assist me by expressing an opinion regarding the safety of the public based on the photos below. We requested more info on specifics with regards to location and are…

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New levels of style and dynamism to the Verso model range

  New exterior design language brings new levels of style and dynamism to the Verso model range Revised interior harmonising instrumentation and switchgear, as well as enhanced cabin quality through new trim detailing After a brief lull in popularity, trend analysts are once again forecasting that people carriers, especially compact MPVs, will be the darlings…

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Is it illegal to strap the vehicle’s number plate if the numbers and letters are not obscured?

Question: Is it illegal to strap the vehicle’s number plate if the numbers and letters are not obscured? Answer: Yes Reg 35 applies   (5)          The owner of a motor vehicle shall cause the number plate of such motor vehicle to be affixed thereto, from the date of licensing of such motor vehicle, in the…

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Buying a car privately needn’t be a headache!

Buying a car from a dealer has become an almost seamless process, with much of the paperwork being handled by the dealership itself. The good news is that buying a car through a private sale, whether from someone you know or a private seller, can also be a relatively painless and – even more importantly…

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