Engineering News | Automotive Home http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/automotive Sun, 24 Feb 2019 03:48:20 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Hyundai opens assembly plant in Ethiopia http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/hyundai-opens-assembly-plant-in-ethiopia-2019-02-22 Reuters AUTOMOTIVE Fri, 22 Feb 2019 08:48:00 +0200 512401 1550818183 1550818080 99999999999 Reuters 0 0 Africa still slow to take up EVs, energy storage solutions http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/africa-still-slow-to-take-up-evs-energy-storage-solutions-2019-02-20 Marleny Arnoldi ENERGY Wed, 20 Feb 2019 21:53:00 +0200 512204 1550729658 1550692380 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 VWSA to reach record production this year, says Schäfer http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/vwsa-to-reach-record-production-this-year-says-schfer-2019-02-20 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:06:00 +0200 512153 1550670645 1550667960 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000782496_resized_vwsaplant201911022.jpg The VWSA plant in Uitenhage 511 287 South African new-vehicle market to decline by 0.4% in 2019, says Toyota http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-african-new-vehicle-market-to-decline-by-04-in-2019-says-toyota-2019-02-20 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:00:00 +0200 512131 1550656875 1550656800 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000782446_resized_toyota104111022duane.jpg 511 287 Load-shedding 'extremely dangerous' to local auto sector, warns Naamsa chairperson http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/load-shedding-extremely-dangerous-to-local-auto-sector-warns-naamsa-chairperson-2019-02-19 Irma Venter AUTOMOTIVE Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:45:00 +0200 512043 1550644576 1550583900 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000782300_resized_tsamandrewkirby21022.jpg TSAM president and CEO Andrew Kirby 511 287 Daimler Trucks upbeat on 2019 prospects, new Arocs expands range http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/daimler-trucks-upbeat-on-2019-prospects-new-arocs-expands-range-2019-02-15 Irma Venter TRUCKS Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:20:00 +0200 511736 1550224393 1550222400 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000781644_resized_mercedesbenzarocsdistribution031022.jpg The Arocs distribution range 511 287 The world still doesn’t have enough places to plug in cars http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/the-world-still-doesnt-have-enough-places-to-plug-in-cars-2019-02-15 Bloomberg ELECTRIC VEHICLES Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:29:00 +0200 511715 1550216471 1550215740 99999999999 Bloomberg 0 0 VW, Ford are said to discuss $4bn valuation for Argo AI http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/vw-ford-are-said-to-discuss-4bn-valuation-for-argo-ai-2019-02-15 Bloomberg AUTOMOTIVE Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:09:00 +0200 511707 1550214855 1550214540 99999999999 Bloomberg 0 0 Rubber company to focus on automotive sector http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/rubber-company-to-focus-on-automotive-sector-2019-01-30 Cameron Mackay Rubber Manufacturing & Products Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0200 510072 1549952199 1550181600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000777921_resized_bloombergtyrerecyclingrubbermanufacturing1022.jpg VITAL INDUSTRY The rubber industry is linked to the state of the economy, as it services various sectors of the economy 511 287 Continental optimises tyre test with driverless test vehicle http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/continental-optimises-tyre-test-with-self-driving-test-vehicle-2019-01-31 Cameron Mackay Rubber Manufacturing & Products Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0200 510248 1549952199 1550181600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000778357_resized_continentalcruisingchauffeur1220181022.jpg DRIVERLESS NAVIGATION The driverless vehicle pilots the testing route with a GPS-supported satellite navigation system 511 287 Isuzu consolidates truck and bakkie manufacturing plants http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/isuzu-consolidates-truck-and-bakkie-manufacturing-plant-2019-02-14 Tasneem Bulbulia AUTOMOTIVE Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:13:00 +0200 511682 1550210527 1550157180 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Fiat Chrysler South Africa aims for recovery to 4 000 units in 2019 http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/fiat-chrysler-south-africa-aims-for-recovery-to-4-000-units-in-2019-2019-02-12 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Tue, 12 Feb 2019 15:03:00 +0200 511351 1549976873 1549976580 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000780686_resized_jeepwrangler20191022.jpg The 2019 Jeep Wrangler 511 287 Ford’s Silverton plant starts production of refreshed Ranger http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/fords-silverton-plant-starts-production-of-refreshed-ranger-2019-02-11 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Mon, 11 Feb 2019 12:20:00 +0200 511155 1549897285 1549880400 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000780298_resized_fordsilvertonproduction201931022.jpg The refreshed Ford Ranger 511 287 Lance Schultz appointed as Gauteng AIDC CEO http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/lance-schultz-appointed-as-gauteng-aidc-ceo-2019-02-08 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Fri, 08 Feb 2019 14:52:00 +0200 511046 1549631176 1549630320 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000780069_resized_mrlanceschultz1022.jpg Lance Schultz 511 287 New tech balances ever-increasing demands http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-tech-balances-ever-increasing-demands-2019-02-08 Thabi Madiba Automotive Fri, 08 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0200 509728 1549346909 1549576800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000777180_resized_automotiveindustryjendamarkodinsoftwaresolution250120191022.jpg NEW TECH Odin software improve efficiency when operated 511 287 SATMC calls for second-hand tyre resale regulation http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/satmc-calls-for-second-hand-tyre-resale-regulation-2019-02-08 Thabi Madiba Automotive Fri, 08 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0200 509724 1549346909 1549576800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000777163_resized_secondhandtyres10221.jpg TYRE ECONOMY The ongoing importation of used casings does nothing more than unnecessarily introduce more waste tyres into the economy 511 287 Naamsa projects 1% increase in new-vehicle sales http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/naamsa-projects-10-increase-in-new-vehicle-sales-2019-02-08 Thabi Madiba Automotive Fri, 08 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0200 509063 1549346908 1549576800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000776511_resized_bmwsarosslynplant70212duane1022.jpg READY FOR A PRICE TAG The new passenger car market and light commercial vehicle market reflected year-on-year volume declines of 0.2% and 7.0% 511 287 Fuel price increases led to decline in new-car sales, says Strobel http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/fuel-price-increases-led-to-decline-in-new-car-sales-strobel-2019-02-08 Thabi Madiba Automotive Fri, 08 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0200 509810 1549346909 1549576800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000777469_resized_automotiveindustrynewvehiclevolvo201721022.jpg SALES DOWN New-vehicle sales have dropped owing to increased fuel prices 511 287 New paint process leads to greater flux stability http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-paint-process-leads-to-greater-flux-stability-2019-02-08 Thabi Madiba Automotive Fri, 08 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0200 509300 1549346908 1549576800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000776489_resized_automotiveindustrysagisaautomotiveelectrodepositionpaint160120191022.jpg LITTLE BIT OF COLOUR The UF membrane has been supplied to automotive manufacturers for vehicle paint jobs 511 287 Software adds value to automotive manufacturer supply chain http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/software-adds-value-to-automotive-manufacturer-supply-chain-2019-02-08 Thabi Madiba Automotive Fri, 08 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0200 509060 1549346906 1549576800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000776515_resized_automotiveindustryincentivelocalnaacambloomberg1022.jpg ON DUTY An employee holds a metal casing for an automotive steering system 511 287 Collaboration to ensure better understanding of emission standards http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/collaboration-between-lubricant-company-and-oems-to-better-understand-standards-set-out-by-manufacturers-2019-01-24 Mc'Kyla Nortje Automotive Fri, 08 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0200 509616 1549346908 1549576800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000776941_resized_oilshelllubricants0120191022.jpg FUEL ECONOMY The field trials showed that lubricant selection had a significant impact on fuel economy in real-world driving conditions. 511 287 Company launches fluids for electric and hybrid vehicles http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-launches-fluids-for-electric-and-hybrid-vehicles-2019-01-25 Mc'Kyla Nortje Automotive Fri, 08 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0200 509704 1549346909 1549576800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000777119_resized_totallubricantsmanufacturingplantindurbannew.jpeg HIGH ROTATION SPEED These lines were developed to provide a better solution for the specific issues linked to engines and transmissions with high rotation speeds 511 287 New plans in sight for lubricants specialist http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-plans-for-in-sight-for-lubricants-specialist-2019-01-25 Mc'Kyla Nortje Automotive Fri, 08 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0200 509670 1549346908 1549576800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000777058_resized_oilfuchswarehous0120191022.jpg NEW EXPANSION FUCHS will be looking to export grease from the new plant across Africa and to other parts of the world 511 287 OneLogix to broaden logistics footprint in R280m Umlaas project http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/onelogix-to-broaden-logistics-footprint-in-r280m-umlaas-project-2019-02-07 Irma Venter LOGISTICS Thu, 07 Feb 2019 14:58:00 +0200 510905 1549963647 1549544280 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000779742_resized_onelogixumlaaslogisticshub6automotive1022megan.jpg The Umlaas hub 511 287 Ford digs up litany of unexplored claims ahead of inquest into burnt Kuga http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/ford-digs-up-litany-of-unexplored-claims-ahead-of-inquest-into-burnt-kuga-2019-02-06 News24Wire AUTOMOTIVE Wed, 06 Feb 2019 15:36:00 +0200 510766 1549460279 1549460160 99999999999 News24Wire 0 0 Ford engages the mining sector on the road to more EVs http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/ford-engages-the-mining-sector-on-the-road-to-more-evs-2019-02-05 Kim Cloete ELECTRIC VEHICLES Tue, 05 Feb 2019 10:08:00 +0200 510574 1549355071 1549354080 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 New investor for Cape Town Cobra maker; electric car on the table http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-investor-for-cape-town-cobra-maker-electric-car-on-the-table-2019-02-04 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Mon, 04 Feb 2019 15:09:00 +0200 510497 1549287027 1549285740 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000778841_resized_cobrabluefrontview1022.jpg The Hayden Cobra 511 287 Hudaco maintains FY18 dividend despite economic headwinds http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/hudaco-maintains-fy18-dividend-despite-economic-headwinds-2019-02-01 Marleny Arnoldi ENGINEERING EQUIPMENT Fri, 01 Feb 2019 16:46:00 +0200 510397 1549032951 1549032360 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000778648_resized_cliffordamoilsgrahamdunfordhudaco01191022dylan.jpg Hudaco CFO Clifford Amoils and Hudaco CE Graham Dunford 511 287 2019 kicks off with 7.4% decline in new-vehicle sales http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/2019-kicks-off-with-74-decline-in-new-vehicle-sales-2019-02-01 Irma Venter NEW-VEHICLE SALES Fri, 01 Feb 2019 15:51:00 +0200 510381 1549031392 1549029060 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000778623_resized_wesbank31022.jpg 511 287 ‘Scale’ matters in South Africa’s logistics game http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/scale-matters-in-s-africas-logistics-game-2019-01-17 Mc'Kyla Nortje Automotive Fri, 01 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0200 508869 1548749389 1548972000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000775397_resized_materialsbidvestlogistics012019.jpg COMFORT Some of the new vehicles include ergonomically designed trucks to ensure the driver’s comfort 511 340 New-look APDP could change face of the local auto industry, says Naacam http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/driving-force-2019-02-01 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Fri, 01 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0200 509350 1549000662 1548972000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000777571_resized_new.jpg 511 287 Hino SA expects truck market to remain flat, aims to set up dedicated EHCV dept http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/hino-sa-expects-truck-market-to-remain-flat-aims-to-set-up-dedicated-ehcv-dept-2019-01-30 Irma Venter TRUCKS Wed, 30 Jan 2019 15:39:00 +0200 510091 1548855637 1548855540 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000777965_resized_hino500productiondurban201711022.jpg 511 287 Ghosn blames arrest on 'plot and treason' by Nissan executives http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/ghosn-blames-arrest-on-plot-and-treason-by-nissan-executives-2019-01-30 Bloomberg AUTOMOTIVE Wed, 30 Jan 2019 12:12:00 +0200 510065 1548843277 1548843120 99999999999 Bloomberg 0 0 Automotive sector to prioritise local, specialised component manufacturing http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/automotive-sector-to-prioritise-local-specialised-component-manufacturing-2019-01-29 Marleny Arnoldi AUTOMOTIVE Tue, 29 Jan 2019 15:45:00 +0200 509944 1548827570 1548769500 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000777690_resized_andrewkirby0119dylan1022.jpg Toyota South Africa president and CEO Andrew Kirby 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/77219_2019-01-29_busa_toyota_hd_web.mp4117148507Toyota SA president and CEO Andrew Kirby addresses the Business Economic Indaba. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd. Toyota SA president and CEO Andrew Kirby addresses the Business Economic Indaba. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd. Volkswagen signs agreement with Ethiopia to develop auto industry http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/volkswagen-signs-agreement-with-ethiopia-to-develop-auto-industry-2019-01-29 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Tue, 29 Jan 2019 10:28:00 +0200 509885 1548750584 1548750480 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000777529_resized_volkswagensignsmemorandumofunderstandingwiththeethiopiangovernmenttodevelopautomotiveindustry011022.jpg Thomas Schaefer signs the memorandum of understanding with Abebe Abebayehu. With them are German federal republic president Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Ethiopian minister for finance and economic cooperation Ahmed Shide 511 287 WesBank expects 1.5% dip in new-car sales, heavy truck market to drop by 4.4% http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/wesbank-expects-15-dip-in-new-car-sales-heavy-truck-market-to-drop-by-44-2019-01-28 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Mon, 28 Jan 2019 12:10:00 +0200 509808 1548684750 1548670200 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000777366_resized_wesbank11022.jpg 511 287 Nissan is said to face SEC probe in US over executive pay http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/nissan-is-said-to-face-sec-probe-in-us-over-executive-pay-2019-01-28 Bloomberg AUTOMOTIVE Mon, 28 Jan 2019 09:18:00 +0200 509766 1548660110 1548659880 99999999999 Bloomberg 0 0