July 1, 2020


Nissan announces four year business plan for Africa, Middle East and India

Nissan Africa, Middle East and India (AMI) has unveiled a comprehensive four-year strategy for the region under the company’s Global Transformation Plan.

The AMI business plan aligns with the global direction of rationalisation, prioritisation and focus to bring core models and technologies to a region that accounts for around 10% of the world automotive market.


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March 9, 2020


Overhaul of Algeria car industry over suspicion of corruption among previous officials

TUNIS - The Algerian government repeatedly promised in recent years to expand the domestic auto industry and make home-produced vehicles available to the public at lower prices than imported cars.

However, officials in the current government accused the former government’s policy of being a ploy to enrich businesspeople close to ousted President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.


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March 5, 2020


FLIR Receives $23 Million Order for its Centaur Unmanned Ground Vehicles for U.S. Air Force

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced that the United States (U.S.) Air Force has ordered more than 180 of the company’s Centaur™ unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), plus spares. The $23 million contract is sourced through the Dept. of Defense Man Transportable Robotic System Increment II (MTRS Inc II) program.

In 2017, the U.S. Army chose FLIR Systems’ legacy business, Endeavor Robotics, as its medium-sized robot provider for"...

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March 3, 2020


Automotive industry continues to reflect power of good industrial policy in South Africa,Trade Minister

The automotive industry in South Africa has continued to reflect the power of combining good industrial policy and foreign direct investment and it remains the backbone of the country’s industrialisation drive.

This was said by the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Fikile Majola during the opening of Bosal South Africa’s R30 million Emission Control Systems at its Koedoespoort plant in Pretoria.

Majola said that"...

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February 27, 2020


Velodyne Lidar Announces Sales Agreement With Idriverplus

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. today announced a sales agreement with Idriverplus to provide Puck™ sensors over three years. Idriverplus will use Velodyne lidar sensors in mass production of its commercial autonomous vehicles, including street cleaners, passenger cars and logistics vehicles. This year, Idriverplus plans to place into commercial operation in China thousands of units of its unmanned, electric street cleaning vehicles, called WOXIAOBAI, with each vehicle equipped with two Puck sensors to ensure security and perception. Idriverplus vehicles are being used to clean and disinfect hospital areas as part of efforts to combat the coronavirus epidemic in China. Idriverplus is also developing two autonomous car solutions; an SAE Level 4 vehicle designed to drive in closed parks and some public roads, and an advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) for automatic parking (AVP) and highway follow-up (HWP). The company’s WOBIDA product applies self-driving technology to the logistics industry, providing a safer and better last mile delivery experience. Idriverplus......

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February 16, 2020


Auto sector attracts N360b investment in 2019

The National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) said automotive manufacturing companies in Nigeria made over N360 billion investments into the country’s economy in year 2019. With this latest development, the Council said Nigeria’s auto industry now has capacity to build at least 408,870 vehicles yearly.

The Council also disclosed that the companies which include, Peugeot, Honda, Mitsubishi vehicle manufacturers, Innoson,"...

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February 13, 2020


Car assembly case involving Ouyahia, Sellal: Appeals court adjourns trial

Algeria – The Appeals Chamber at the Algiers court adjourned this Wednesday, February 12, the trial of the two ex-ministers over the file of corruption linked to the car assembly.

The appeal proceedings of the two former prime ministers, Ahmed Ouyahia and Abdelmalek Sellal, as well as the former industry ministers, Youcef Yousfi, Abdessalem Bouchouareb (on the run), Mahdjoub Bedda, of Public Works alongside three car dealers , Ahmed Mazouz,"...

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