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The world’s biggest carmaker, Toyota, is recalling another 5.8 million cars worldwide over potentially faulty air bags made by supplier Takata. The models include the Corolla and the Yaris subcompact models, most of them sold Read More
Volvo Trucks is developing a custom-built 2400 horsepower (1789kW) semi unit called the Iron Knight as a world speed record breaking tribute to its FH series.
The truck manufacturer says that newly generated design and technical solutions from the Iron Knight will be transferred into its future series-production trucks. It was the result of a co-operative effort between the technicians, engineers and designers at Volvo Trucks.
On August 24 the Iron Knight will have a crack at the 500 and 1000 metre speed record, from a standstill with racing driver Boije Ovebrink behind the steering wheel . Continue reading “Volvo Trucks develops Iron Knight record breaker” »
Volvo Trucks is developing a custom-built 2400 horsepower (1789kW) sem ...
Holden has announced a new three-year deal with Triple Eight Race Engineering to form the Red Bull Holden Racing Team from 2017. The decision means a 26-year relationship with Walkinshaw Racing comes to an end.
The new three-year deal will see the Holden racing team run under the Red Bull Holden Racing Team banner from 2017 onwards as it shifts to a ‘single factory team motorsport strategy’.
The decision terminates the relationship between Holden and Walkinshaw Racing, which delivered six driver championships and seven Bathurst 1000 crowns. Continue reading “Holden cuts racing ties with Walkinshaw” »
Holden has announced a new three-year deal with Triple Eight Race Engi ...
The Insurance & Financial Services Ombudsman has issued a reminder that insurance cover becomes invalid if licence conditions are breached, as well as having legal consequences.
For dealers that can apply to both staff and those test driving vehicles.
Insurance cover is another benefit to encourage learner drivers to get licensed, says IFSO’s Karen Stevens. Continue reading “No safeguard if licence conditions breached” »
Karen Stevens The Insurance & Financial Services Ombudsman has ...
New technology is set to solve a problem that has plagued drivers for generations – how to reverse a trailer without creating a jack-knife.
From next year, Jaguar Land Rover says it will release a new semi-autonomous feature called Advanced Tow Assist.
According to the British car maker, Advanced Tow Assist allows even the most inexperienced drivers to manoeuvre a trailer into position automatically – and will even intelligently alert the driver if they are approaching a jack-knife situation.
Jaguar Land Rover NZ general manager Steve Kenchington says the technology utilises the vehicle’s existing surround camera system to enable drivers to guide a trailer into position with minimal effort. Continue reading “New ‘autonomous technology’ makes backing trailers a breeze” »
New technology is set to solve a problem that has plagued drivers for ...
Local councils and tourism operators are installing ‘Drive on Left’ signs at campervan and rental car carparks, intersections and popular tourist spots.
Record numbers of tourists are travelling to New Zealand — 3.3 million in the year to June — and many are opting to self-drive, says associate transport of minister Craig Foss.
“The ‘Drive on Left’ signs will help visitors safely negotiate busy driveways and intersections.” Continue reading “‘Drive on left’ signs rein in tourists” »
Local councils and tourism operators are installing ‘Drive on Left’ si ...
Two men accused of using pirated computer software to steal more than 100 vehicles may have exploited an electronic vulnerability to advance auto theft into high-tech crime. They are currently in jail in Houston.
Michael Arce, 24, and Jesse Zelaya, 22, focused on new Jeep and Dodge vehicles, which attract big money on the black market in Mexico. The men allegedly used a laptop computer to reprogram the targeted vehicles’ electronic security so their own key worked.
The stolen vehicles had a common software that’s used by auto technicians and dealers, Houston police officer Jim Woods says. Continue reading “More than 200 cars stolen using pirated software” »
Two men accused of using pirated computer software to steal more than ...
The Community Driver Mentor Programme (CDMP) assisted 500 young people successfully sit their restricted driver licence test yesterday in line with government’s key ‘safer journeys road safety strategy’ to improve the safety of young drivers.
The CDMP is an excellent example of communities, volunteers and businesses coming together to help improve the lives of young people, says associate transport minister Craig Foss.
“Having a licence can open up the world for teens and young adults — providing more freedom, mobility and employment opportunities,” he adds. Continue reading “Community driver programme reaches milestone” »
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The popular seven-seat Holden Captiva’s limited production Captiva Equipe is on sale this weekend.
“With more than 1000 new Captiva already sold this year, the arrival of the limited production model will strengthen the appeal of what is consistently one of the bestselling models not only in our range, but in the whole of the country,” says Holden New Zealand managing director Kristian Aquilina.
He adds that its value proposition includes its seven-seat functionality, which is favoured by families. Continue reading “Captiva Equipe on sale” »
The popular seven-seat Holden Captiva’s limited production Captiva Equ ...