New Mercedes-Benz Sprinter: Born to run

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is a spacious, refined van that offers mobility in an economical and sustainable manner. With its low emissions and fuel consumption, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter provides first class transportation of passengers and cargo safely to any desired destination. Now available for immediate delivery in Nigeria, the Sprinter serves as a key instrument for mass transport of people and goods all around the country. It takes the strain off the driver’s daily workload by yielding a load compartment of 17 cubic meters, which accommodates a payload of 2695 kilograms….

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Toyota gets license to Microsoft’s connected vehicle patents

Microsoft said it will license many of its connected vehicle patents to Toyota Motor Corp. in its most wide-ranging intellectual property agreement with an automaker. The software company is giving Toyota access to its suite of vehicle technologies, which includes an operating system, voice recognition, gesture control, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity tools. The agreement is not exclusive, and Microsoft said it is looking to partner with additional automakers. The companies would not disclose the financial terms of the deal, announced Wednesday. “Microsoft doesn’t make cars, we are working closely with…

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Truck Masters show strength in Body Shop

An Ikeja, Lagos based front line auto company, Truck Masters, Lagos, has shown its strength in the area of after-sales services as it recently conducted auto journalists round its facilities and delivered a training session to the journalists. This, the company says, is in furtherance of its mission and core value in developing local skills in automotive industry through sole or joint initiatives for technical training and development in Nigeria. Briefing the journalists at the opening session at Truck Masters headquarters, the company’s Executive Director, Dr. Oseme Oigiagbe said: “It…

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All-new Kia Picanto flaunts fresh design, versatility and improved safety

FFollowing silhouette presentations in some parts of the world, the allnew Kia Picanto, now in its thirdgeneration, was formally shown to the Middle-East and Africa motoring media as part of an exciting test-drive in Tunis, Tunisia last week. The event was held ahead of the city car’s planned staggered launches into the various markets across the region, beginning from the second quarter of the year. And, though the Picanto has been vastly reengineered and restyled to flaunt an assertive new design and a high-quality, high-tech new cabin, it is retaining…

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All-new Mercedes-Benz Accelo: An icon agility

DDue to the growing demand by various businesses to increase revenue and productivity while maintaining reduced overhead costs, Mercedes-Benz recently launched a new medium duty truck for city and short distance operations. The all-new Accelo 915C is the first Mercedes-Benz compact truck now available for delivery at Weststar Associates Limited, Authorized General Distributors of Mercedes-Benz commercial and passenger vehicles in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. This 4X2 truck would be a great delight to construction, haulage and distribution industries as it offers high value for money, great maneuverability and suitable…

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Ford assures of fully autonomous cars by 2026

Ford Motor Co.’s head of research believes the general public won’t be able to buy a fully autonomous vehicle until sometime between 2026 and 2031. The automaker is developing a Level 4 self-driving vehicle — without a steering wheel or gas and brake pedals — for use in a ride-sharing service in 2021. Ken Washington, Ford’s vice president of research and advanced engineering, said sales to individual consumers likely won’t happen until five to 10 years after that first fleet implementation. That’s a more conservative timeline than what has previously…

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Airbags: Toyota recalls 2.9 million vehicles globally

Toyota Motor Corp on Thursday said it was recalling a total of about 2.9 million vehicles in Japan, China, Oceania and other regions including its Corolla Axio sedan and RAV4 SUV crossover due to potentially faulty airbag inflators. Fuji Heavy Industries, the maker of Subaru cars, Mitsubishi Motors Corp and truck maker Hino Motors also recalled a total of about 240,000 vehicles in the domestic market over inflators made by Takata Corp which can explode after prolonged exposure to hot conditions. At least 16 deaths have been linked to exploding…

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