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FRSC Sports Teams Present Trophies to Corps Marshal

FRSC Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, supported by the Deputy Corps Marshal, TSSD, Ojeme Ewhrudjakpor, displays the trophy won by the FRSC Football club.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) sports teams have presented various trophies they won for the 2016 Championship to the Corps Marshal of the FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi. The trophies which were presented in the presence of the FRSC Management team drew applause from members who expressed appreciation to the teams ...

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Volkswagen Appoints Top Local Marathon Runner As Brand Ambassador

Chairman/Managing Director of Volkswagen Group South Africa,Thomas Schaefer, hands over keys of the sporty Polo Vivo GTS to Lusapho April.

Top marathon runner and 2016 Rio Olympics medal hopeful, Lusapho April, has joined Volkswagen as the brand ambassador for Polo Vivo. Lusapho, who was born and bred in Uitenhage, is one of South Africa’s top marathon runners that will be participating at the Rio Olympics in August. Lusapho’s most recent ...

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Ducati Unveils the Multistrada 1200 Enduro


Ducati said it has introduced the Multistrada 1200 Enduro, the most adventurous version ever of the renowned Bologna-built multibike into the South African market,  thus marking Ducati’s entry into a new market segment, that of the maxi-enduro tourers; without compromising on Ducati style and technology. Born to be unstoppable on any ...

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Top Global Ranking for VWSA Uitenhage Plant

Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) plant in Uitenhage

Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) plant in Uitenhage has been recognised as the top manufacturing plant in the global Volkswagen production network in 2015. A statement obtained by AUTO REPORT AFRICA said VWSA achieved the highest index score of 113.2% amongst the 13 Volkswagen plants around the world, adding that ...

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FRSC Seeks Support from Health Development Partners

Corps Marshal, FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi,  during a meeting with Health Development Partners Group.

In furtherance of the 2016 strategic goals of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) as related to stakeholders’ collaboration, the Corps Marshal of the FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi, has sought the support of health development partners’ group for enhanced rescue services by the FRSC. In a presentation made by the Corps ...

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How Kia Motors Boosted Community Mechanic Training Centres in Ethiopia, Kenya

Kia GLP Ethiopia Auto Mechanic Training Center Groundbreaking (from left): Mr. Edward Brown, World Vision Ethiopia National Director; Mr. In-Shik Kim, President of Korea International Cooperation Agency; Ms. Roman Tesfay, First lady of Ethiopia; Mr. Jin-Haeng Chung, President of Hyundai Motor Group: and
Mr. Soon-Nam Lee: President of Kia Middle East & Africa regional Headquarters

Korean auto giant, Kia Motors Corporation, is no doubt taking its ongoing global corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme, tagged the ‘Green Light Project’ to the next level by lending support to community auto mechanic training centres in Africa. The company said it has held two groundbreaking ceremonies to mark the start ...

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Lagos Pledges Support for Speed Limiting Device


Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has restated the support of the state government for the successful implementation of the speed limiting device in Nigeria. He said its effective implementation could address the current challenges of speed related crashes facing the country. The governor stated this at the stakeholders’ forum ...

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G7 Leaders Test-ride Autonomous and Fuel-Cell Vehicles in Japan

G7 leaders at the presentation before the test-drive

G7 leaders on Thursday in Ise-Shima, Japan joined the Prime Minister of Japan,Mr. Shinzo Abe, for autonomous and fuel-cell vehicle test rides at the 2016 G7 Summit held in the Japanese city. A presentation on automated-driving vehicles and fuel-cell vehicles was held as a side event of the G7 Ise-Shima ...

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Toyota Showcases Urban Teammate at 2016 Ise-Shima G7 Summit

Lexus LS with Urban Teammate

Toyota offered test drives of an experimental vehicle featuring a newly developed automated driving system, Urban Teammate, during the just- concluded  42nd G7 Summit in Ise-Shima, Japan held on May 26 and 27. In keeping with the philosophy behind Toyota’s Mobility Teammate Concept―a unique approach to automated driving that stresses the ...

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Toyota Partners Uber on Ridesharing Collaboration


Toyota Motor Corporation, an automotive company aiming for safer, more efficient and convenient mobility, has announced its partnership with Uber, a technology platform that is evolving the way the world moves, on ridesharing collaboration. A statement signed in Toyota City, Japan, said the two companies have entered into a memorandum ...

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