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Strong Performance of Toyota Yaris WRC Goes Unrewarded in Australia

At the final round of the FIA World Rally Championship in Australia, Toyota Yaris WRC driver Esapekka Lappi has finished sixth. His team mate Jari-Matti Latvala was second right until the final Power Stage, when he went off. Nonetheless, he concluded the 2017 drivers’ championship in fourth position, after only the first full year for Toyota since returning to series ...

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Research Based Collaboration for Manufacturability of Advanced Passenger Seats

Manufacturability of Advanced Passenger Seats (MAPS) Project is research based collaboration between technology companies Gordon Murray Design Limited and Formaplex Limited. The programme is a part funded 12 month study through the Innovate UK framework that aims to further develop light weight automotive seat structures and production methods. The major deliverables from the MAPS project will be a new seat ...

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Mazda Mourns Loss of Vice President, Public and Government Relations

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) mourns the passing of Jay Amestoy, the company’s long-serving Vice President of Public and Government Relations.  Amestoy, 69, passed away on Thursday, November 16, while being treated at the Mayo Clinic. He fought a number of courageous health battles during the past nine years, always with dignity and strength.  He will be missed by many. ...

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Toyota Unveils Third Generation Humanoid Robot T-HR3

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) on Tuesday revealed T-HR3, the company’s third generation humanoid robot. Toyota’s latest robotics platform, designed and developed by Toyota’s Partner Robot Division, will explore new technologies for safely managing physical interactions between robots and their surroundings, as well as a new remote maneuvering system that mirrors user movements to the robot. T-HR3 reflects Toyota’s broad-based exploration ...

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Coscharis Motors Offers Discounts in Partnership with Jumia for Black Friday

Coscharis Motors PLC, a foremost automobile dealer in Nigeria and sole representative of globally respected iconic auto brands like Ford, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Morris Garages (MG), etc, in Nigeria, has partnered with Jumia the largest online shop in Africa to present the most exciting Black Friday shopping experience so far in this part of the world. As part of ...

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Volvo to Supply Tens of Thousands Of Autonomous Drive-Compatible Cars To UBER

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has signed a framework agreement with Uber, the ride-sharing company, to sell tens of thousands of autonomous driving-compatible base vehicles between 2019 and 2021. The base vehicles are developed on Volvo Cars’ fully modular, in-house-developed Scalable Product Architecture (SPA). SPA is one of the most advanced car architectures in the world and is currently ...

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Nissan to join 2018/19 Formula E Electric Racing Season

Nissan will become the first Japanese automotive brand to compete in the all-electric FIA Formula E racing championship starting in 2018. The move to participate in the growing Formula E series gives Nissan a highly visible global platform from which to spread the message of Nissan Intelligent Mobility – the company’s three-pillar strategy to redefine how its vehicles are driven, ...

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Frustrating End to the Season for Citroën C3 WRCS

The Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT had a frustrating final leg of the season with two of its crews – Stéphane Lefebvre/Gabin Moreau and Craig Breen/Scott Martin – retiring after going off within a few minutes of each other. Having re-joined under Rally2 rules, Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle ended Rally Australia in seventh position. On the third and final ...

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Ridgeline Baja Race Truck Continues Baja Podium Success

The Honda Racing Ridgeline Team once again proved to be “Baja Strong” in the 50th running of the classic Baja 1000 off-road race from Ensenada to La Pax, Mexico, leading their class multiple times and finishing second, the fourth podium finish for the Honda Ridgeline Baja Race Truck in five Baja races. Following the Honda Racing Ridgeline Team to the ...

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