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2017 Review: Why Nigeria Failed to Cut Down Sulfur Level in Fuels

FEMI OWOEYE Year 2017 saw a policy u-turn as regards what could have become reduction of sulfur in fuel used for running vehicles in Nigeria. Early in the year, the former Director General of  national Automotive Design and Development Council, Engineer Aminu Jalal, on behalf of the Federal government, that the nation would commence reduction of maximum level of sulfur allowed in ...

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Nigeria’s Fuel Scarcity Racket: Questions President Buhari Needs to Answer

Considering how the ugly situation started and reached a crescendo, fuel scarcity that disrupted smooth celebration of 2017 Christmas in Nigeria could have been prevented. Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) blames petroleum marketers, who in turn censure the NNPC. Unfortunately placing their defences’ side-by-side raises more unanswered questions. Whichever side the guilt pendulum swings, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), ...

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MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM MOTORING WORLD INTERNATIONAL’S MANAGEMENT TEAM

With the end of 2017 just around the corner, Motoring World International’s Editorial team will be refueling over the festive season, meaning the publication shall go on recess from the noon on Saturday 23rd December until Wednesday 3rd January 2018. For any urgent requests over the Christmas break, you can contact us on the mobile numbers below. We thank all ...

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Can Computers or Robots think? Could they have a Consciousness? Read Answers from VW IT Data Lab

When specialists from the Volkswagen Group IT Data Lab talk about their work, they often hear questions like this. The Data Lab, an international team is working on the development of self-learning programs. In future, their development work could provide better support for their colleagues at the office and factory in many corporate processes. However, one thing is important for ...

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Eleven Companies That Change the Way We Move

InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital arm has become one of the most active investors in mobility and transport, backing 11 companies in 2017. Ranging from growth equity investments for well-known companies like Lyft to seed funding for a number of early-stage companies that will change the way we move. InMotion Ventures invests globally in technology start-ups across sectors ...

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Here Comes Hand-Crafted Bentley Continental GT First Edition

Bentley Motors has created an exclusive First Edition of the all-new Continental GT. This ultimate expression of the Grand Tourer represents the pinnacle of Bentley craftsmanship, handcrafted and designed in Great Britain. Exquisitely appointed, the interior specification of the Bentley Continental GT First Edition has been painstakingly curated by the Bentley design team. The new model combines all the finest features ...

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How Cutting-Edge Thinking in Cancer Treatment – and Car Making – is Coming Together to Benefit Drivers and Patients

After being diagnosed with cancer, Mike Butler was fascinated by the process through which patients were treated – but saw an opportunity to introduce practices from the car manufacturing facility, where he works, so that it might run more smoothly. Working together with his colleagues, at the Ford assembly plant, in Cologne, in Germany, quality director Butler and the team ...

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Book Review: Triumph Bonneville T140 Restoration Guide

The Triumph 750 of 1973 to 1983 is probably the classic British motorcycle that most people will recognise, whether they are an enthusiast or not. Their desirability continues to grow, aided by their easy availability and excellent parts back up. This book is aimed at the DIY enthusiast interested in their renovation and restoration, and is fully illustrated with high ...

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Book Review: This Day in Automotive History by Brian Corey

During the last four centuries certain key events have influenced the development of the auto industry and the way people get about. This book tells fascinating tales, bringing individual days to life with short stories, photographs and illustrations. From the first self-powered vehicles to modern advances in technology, many topics are covered surrounding the turbulent history of the automobile. The ...

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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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