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South African Taxi War Latest:Cars Burnt with Petrol Bomb

A violent feud between South African meter taxi drivers and ride-hailing services Uber and Taxify escalated with another three vehicles torched using petrol bombs, police said on Thursday. Drivers for Uber and Estonian start-up Taxify operating in Johannesburg and capital Pretoria have faced threats and protests from regular taxi operators who accuse the app-based drivers of poaching customers with cheaper ...

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Frankfurt Motorshow: Chancellor Merkel Visits Volkswagen

German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel on Thursday visited Volkswagen stand at the ongoing Frankfurt International Motor show. During the visit, the Chancellor was given a glimpse of the automotive future, courtesy of Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen brand, Dr. Herbert Diess. He stated: “The automobile has its best days ahead of it. With the right concepts, ...

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Nissan Extends Global UEFA Champions League Partnership

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. confirmed a three-year extension to its global partnership with the UEFA Champions League, including the UEFA Super Cup. Legend Gareth Bale celebrated the announcement by surprising a group of schoolchildren and teaching them how to recreate his iconic winning goal from the 2014 final against Club Atlético de Madrid. The agreement comes ahead of the first ...

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Euro NCAP Launches Road Map 2025

…In Pursuit of Vision Zero EuroNCAP has launched its Road Map 2025, setting out for the first time the programme’s priorities for the mobility and technological revolution the auto industry is just beginning to experience. In a statement released on Tuesday, the organization through lights on what the programme is meant to achieve. “Our objective,” it stated, “is to offer ...

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Ford Launches Drive2greatness Program

Ford Motor Company’s commitment to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) continues this year with the launch of the first HBCU Drive2Greatness program. Ford will donate a total of $300,000 to support STEAM initiatives at HBCU’s across the country. From now through Oct. 27, students and alumni are encouraged to “Rep Your HBCU” by voting to help their favorite school ...

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Lagos Bans Inter-State Commercial Vehicles along Ikorodu Road

…Gives Operators 7-Day Ultimatum to Move to Berger, Ojota Parks The Lagos State Government on Wednesday announced the restriction of the operation of inter-state buses and vehicles operating along Ikorodu Road from going beyond Ojodu Berger and Ojota Motor Parks. The State Government has also issued a seven-day ultimatum to the operators to relocate to the designated inter-state motor parks ...

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Nigerian Lawmakers Protest Poor State of Road

The Edo House of Assembly on Wednesday called for the revocation of the contract awarded for the reconstruction of Benin-Ekpoma-Auchi road by the federal government. The Speaker, Alhaji Adjoto Kabiru, made the call at Ekpoma, Esan West local government area while leading members of the house on a ‘protest inspection’ of the road. Kabiru decried the slow pace of work on ...

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Auto Makers Warn Europe Over Electric Cars

Europe shouldn’t rush to abandon the combustion engine and must build up its own production of electric car batteries to compete with China, auto suppliers and manufacturers said at the Frankfurt motor show. The comments come as the future of the car has become a hot topic in campaigning ahead of Germany’s Sept. 24 election, especially after Britain and France ...

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Ford Self-Driving Test Van ‘Talks’ To Pedestrians

Ford Motor Co and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute are testing a way to enable self-driving vehicles to communicate their movements visually to pedestrians, cyclists and to human drivers, the researchers said on Wednesday. The new communications method, which uses simple light signals to depict whether a self-driving vehicle is slowing or accelerating, has the potential to become a universal industry ...

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Toyota Plans Higher-Performance Hybrids

Toyota Motor Corporation announced plans to develop higher-performance versions of its world-leading hybrid technology for core models. The significant announcement accompanied the world premiere of a striking hybrid concept car based on the C-HR SUV at the Frankfurt motor show in Germany. Created by Toyota’s European design studio ED2, the C-HR Hy-Power Concept explores a more performance-focused hybrid powertrain as ...

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