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Here It Is, BMW Driverless Car

German Luxury car maker, BMW has unveiled its own version of autonomous car, a modification of  BMW i3 electric city car. So intelligent is this i3 that it can identify a free space and park in it by itself, reports MATILDA FRANCES The  car, which  shall be one of BMW’s special attractions at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, holding from ...

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Toyota Presents World’s First Ticklish Car

BY: MATILDA FRANCES To support this year’s red nose day, Toyota has unveiled in England a car that tickles. The car, ToyotaYaris, which reacts when touched on its tender spots, has commenced a tour across the country with the aim of raising laughter and indeed cash for the annual red nose day. As an official Red Nose Day Partner, Toyota ...

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Hydrogen-Powered Car Attracts 1,500 Orders in One Month

 Toyota’s first hydrogen-powered production car, Mirai,  has attracted 1,500 orders in its first month on sale in Japan. Due for introduction in the UK later this year, the ground-breaking saloon has far exceeded expectations: Toyota’s initial plan was to sell about 400 units by the end of this year.   Due to the large volume of orders received, Toyota expects ...

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KIA Grabs Trio GOOD DESIGN Awards

By: Matilda Frances     Kia Motors has received prestigious GOOD DESIGN awards for three of its most recent models, the Kia K900 (known as ‘K9’ or ‘Quoris’ in some countries), Soul EV and GT4 Stinger concept car.   Chosen by GOOD DESIGN’s jury of independent design professionals, industry specialists and design media, the three Kia models were evaluated on ...

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Car wash pressure hose damages Tyres -safety group

By: MATILDA FRANCES   If a revelation presented by a German safety Group, DECRA, is anything to go by, it means ordinary pressure hoses used at car wash centers across Nigeria and many parts of the world might be contributing  in no small measure to road accidents.    In a presentation made in London recently, Decra Safety Group claimed that jet washing a ...

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Mustang Ascends World’s Tallest Building

To further the vision of Ford Motor Corporation’s founder, the late Henry Ford’s grandson, Bill Ford, last year, accompanied a wrapped Mustang to the Middle East, ascended the tallest building on earth (Dubai’s Burj Khalifa) and on the 112th floor, where 2015 yellow Ford Mustang was unveiled. To cap the live-action event, Bill Ford delivered Mustang’s iconic pony badge. The ...

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