South Africa is in a ‘technical recession’ but what does this mean for the Automotive Industry?

South Africa’s slide into a ‘technical recession’ and the devaluation of the rand has brought alarm and panic across the country. However, when it comes to the automotive industry specifically, this news is not all doom and gloom. According to AutoTrader’s CEO, George Mienie, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) could actually benefit from this situation. “We… Read more »

How Artificial Intelligence (AI) will change the way we drive forever

Autonomous or self-driving vehicles may appear to be a new phenomenon, but key transport manufacturers and stakeholders have been developing smarter driving systems for some time, and South Africans can expect to see revolutionary new intelligent cars and driving systems on our roads within a matter of years.

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Budget your way to success: calculate your car’s fuel consumption the right way

As the cost of fuel continues to change, so have the budgets of many South African motorists. Not so long ago, fuel costs were ranked towards the bottom of your monthly expenditure list, but this has certainly changed over the last few months. Motorists are now digging even deeper into their pockets to keep up with the continuous fuel increases and it is uncertain as to when the price of fuel will decrease again.

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Daily Driving: How much is your car costing you?

It’s always exciting when buying a new car but the costs associated with owning a car is something all car owners need to be mindful of. When planning your budget, costs such as maintenance, fuel and insurance are important but you also need to take the daily running costs of your car into consideration.

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Matrix Protect takes the hassle out of your accident claim

Being involved in an accident is a traumatic experience that turns your life upside down. From the initial shock of what happened, dealing with injuries, damaged vehicles and the third parties involved – the admin can be overwhelming. What if we told you that, should you find yourself in the unfortunate event of a car accident, the admin involved with your accident claim can be taken care of on your behalf?

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The Festival of Motoring Is Back!

The Festival of Motoring is back and it’s going to be even bigger and better in 2018! The world-renowned Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit will once again host the only national, industry supported auto show from 31 August – 2 September 2018, presented by Wesbank.

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Get to know your Matrix: The Platform that Keeps Giving

In today’s digital world, consumer behaviour has shifted and our affinity for smart devices have created countless new opportunities for innovation that simplifies and enhances our daily lives. Research shows that people not only want the latest in technology and services, but that the products and services we buy should be customizable to fit in… Read more »

MiX Telematics Celebrates Mandela Day

This year, MiX Telematics participated in Mandela Day at their offices in Midrand, by supporting the Matla A Bana charity, a national organisation and charity project initiated and managed by the Callie and Monique Strydom Charity Trust.

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Get to Know Your Matrix

In the digital world we live in today, almost everything is done via our mobile phones. A vehicle tracking device becomes a powerful tool when it includes features such as a panic button, harsh driving monitoring and reports (for those who tend to be a bit heavier on the pedals), a full X-ray vision of your car’s whereabouts, and border alerts, all linked to your smartphone.

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