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Crippling automotive chip shortage partly due to Trump’s China tech war

Crippling automotive chip shortage partly due to Trump's China tech war By Reuters -73s ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShareBy Ben Klayman and Stephen Nellis DETROIT - Car companies around the world are shutting assembly lines because of a global shortage of semiconductors that in some cases has been exacerbated by the Trump administration's actions against key Chinese chip factories, industry officials said. The shortage, which caught much of the industry off-gu..

Giniel de Villiers deals with dunes as Stephane Peterhansel stares down victory at the Dakar Rally

Giniel de Villiers deals with dunes as Stephane Peterhansel stares down victory at the Dakar RallyBy Staff Reporter, AFP 33m ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShareSouth Africa’s Giniel de Villiers had yet another tough day at the Dakar. The Toyota Gazoo driver had to deal with two punctures as well as technical difficulties during the second to last day of the race but managed to finish in 7th place. De Villiers says the dunes were troublesome during stage 11 but he is ple..

WRC adds Arctic Rally to the 2021 calendar

WRC adds Arctic Rally to the 2021 calendarBy Jason Woosey 6m ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShareINTERNATIONAL - The World Rally Championship continued to revamp its 2021 calendar on Thursday when it added a race in northern Finland between February 26 and 28, the 'Arctic Rally'. The rally will be raced on snow and ice, replacing the Rally of Sweden, cancelled because of Covid-19 restrictions, which last year had eight stages cut at the last moment because of a l..

Transport Department clarifies licence expiration date extension

Transport Department clarifies licence expiration date extensionBy ANA Reporter 14m ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShareDURBAN – The Department of Transport has clarified the terms and conditions on which driving licence renewals are based. A backlog has built up at licensing offices across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the department has therefore extended driving licence expiration dates. However, only the period for driving licence cards renewals has ..

Six new bakkies to look forward to in 2021 and 2022

Six new bakkies to look forward to in 2021 and 2022By Jason Woosey 13m ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShareJOHANNESBURG - As far as bakkie sales are concerned, Toyota’s Hilux has a stranglehold on the South African market, as it has for decades now, but that has never stopped its rivals from stepping up to the plate with some compelling alternatives. And while the Hilux just got more competitive than ever with its recent round of upgrades, the competition is preparing to g..

Previous Land Rover Defender gets macho makeover, V8 power

Previous Land Rover Defender gets macho makeover, V8 powerBy Jason Woosey 24m ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShareMODENA, ITALY - The previous-generation Land Rover Defender is not a vehicle that you’d associate with Italian flair, but thanks to a Modenese coachbuilder called Ares, that could be about to change. Ares describes its latest creation as a “modern-day tribute to the timeless off-road icon”, and not only does it feature a V8 engine but it also boasts carbon fibr..

Australian F1 postponed over quarantine, says minister

Australian F1 postponed over quarantine, says ministerBy Reuters 34m ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShareFormula One postponed the Australian Grand Prix from March to November because it would not have been possible for hundreds of team staff to quarantine for 14 days upon their arrival, the sports minister of Victoria state said on Wednesday. The Melbourne race is normally the season-opener but was given a new date of Nov. 21 in changes announced to the 2021 schedule on T..

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