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TOYOTA BECOMES IOC TOP PARTNER

Toyota Motor Corporation has entered into a sponsorship agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to become part of The Olympic Partner (TOP) programme.   The agreement, which runs through to the end of 2024 in the mobility category, includes vehicles, mobility services and mobility solutions.   The announcement was marked by a ceremony in Tokyo, attended by IOC President ...

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Motoring Journo, Jeremy Clarkson’s Suspension

OVER 800 PEOPLE PETITION BBC …as Fans Call For Boycott of BBC Channel     BY: ROTIMI ASHER   More than 800 people have signed an online petition calling on BBC to reinstate Top Gear presenter, Jeremy Clarkson. The petition was set up last Tuesday by political blogger, Guido Fawkes. BBC last week announced that Clarkson had been suspended  following  ...

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TRACKER HELPS POLICE RECOVER STOLEN CAR

  By: MATILDA FRANCES     Police in Essex, United Kingdom were led straight to the location of a stolen Fiat 500, with the assistance of TRACKER (part of the Tantalum Corporation), the UK’s leading provider of stolen vehicle recovery systems (SVR).   On reporting the vehicle stolen by the owner, the TRACKER unit was activated. A police helicopter picked ...

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BMW i8 CROWNED UK CAR OF THE YEAR

BMW’s multi-award winning plug-in hybrid sports car, the i8, has been crowned UK Car of the Year for 2015. Having fought off stiff competition to the title of Performance Car of the Year, the four-seat technological tour de force also won the overall vote. The win heralds back to back wins for BMW and its ‘I’ car programme as the BMW i3 was ...

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92-Year-Old Arrested for Drunk-Driving

A 92-year-old, who is believed to be the oldest person ever to be caught drink-driving in the UK, has been arrested by police in Cambridgeshire. The pensioner was pulled over in his Citroen in the Stilton area and provided a sample of breath that was over the prescribed alcohol limit. Appearing before magistrates, the man, who cannot be identified for ...

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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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