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SE Automotive (NIGERIA)

We have a staunch dedication to design quality, with design being defined as fitness for purpose. Today, a car that is fit for its purpose must achieve and surpass the competition on 3 specific quality targets: Aesthetic ValueMechanical durabilityFunctional relevance
These are the cornerstones of the SE Automotive brand. In order to build this brand, SE Automotive must follow a process of product and process development. This involves beginning with a low volume product, which inevitably means a high price and exclusivity. Segun Akin-Olugbade's company webpage. http://www.secars.com.ng

Segun Akin-Olugbade (CEO/Director of Development) is the brain behind SE Automotive, and responsible for a large part of the set up strategy of the organisation. He is also responsible for the design of the SE Dau, the company’s first car, and the quarter scale SE Dau Prototype. Segun has experience in automotive design and engineering from Perei Engineering (UK) Limited, where he worked as a Concept De…

Tanzania Automotive technology center (TANZANIA)

Tanzania Automotive Technology Centre (TATC). Established with an idea of creating a Centre of excellence in Tanzania to advance technology innovations, with the ultimate aim of attaining self reliance in technology relevant to the economic and social well-being of our country.


TATC was established in 1985 by a presidential decree, as a Research and Development Government Institution under the Ministry of Defence and National Service. The Centre is wholly owned by the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania. Establishment Purpose To create a Centre of Excellence in Tanzania to advance technological innovations, with the ultimate aim of attaining self reliance in technology relevant to the economic and social well being of the country. Building of TATC TATC was built through heavy Government investment , leading to; • Technology acquisition through ‘technology transfer initiatives’ between Timoney Technology Ltd of the republic of Ireland and the Government of the United Republic o…

Mobius 2 (KENYA)

Mobius Two omits many non-essential features while maintaining essential functionality. It has already been driven over 2,500 Kilometres around Kenya on varied terrain and proved its rugged capability.
Mobius Two is designed for driving on rough African roads. The body has a 35cm ground clearance, rugged integrated skid plate and large tyres. This is combined with the power to weight ratio of a 4x4 for optimum off-road performance. Mobius Two is versatile. The body and suspension are capable of transporting large or heavy loads long distances. The rear fold-up seats can be configured for a total of six or eight persons; they are removable, leaving a flat cargo space comparable to a pickup truck. Mobius has a rated rear load of 500kg. Lasting structural rigidity is ensured by the tubular steel chasis, which incorporates design elements of high perfomance and racing vehicles. Aluminium honeycomb crumple zone bumpers absorb impact forces in the event of a collision. Mobius uses proven co…

Nigerian woven car body design (NIGERIA)

The cane-made car above is a display of creativity and ingenuity at its peak, as the Peugeot pick-up was woven with cane from the roof, to the bonnet, bumpers, and down to the rims of the tyres!
A middle aged man, tall who introduced himself as Mr Obaniyi Adeoye Ojo who is responsibille for the re-designing of the Peugeot pick-up      said he just wanted to do something unique and promote Nigerian culture the more. Very unique I must say!

Source: http://www.ghanacrunch.com/2012/photo-nigerian-man-makes-car-with-woven-cane/#ixzz2IvwJUqZb

Team Nigeria in motorsports debut (NIGERIA)

Could motorsports become a major industry in football-obsessed Nigeria? It will be if one Nigerian businessman has his way. 
London-based entrepreneur Ribi Adeshokan has entered his country into the lavish and highly-competitive world of car racing and has ambitious plans to drive African motorsport and build a multi-million dollar racing industry on the continent.
Called Nigeria Racing Eagle (NRE), the team says it hopes to compete at major motor racing events over the next few months, including the FIA GT3 series and sports car endurance races.
"My philosophy is whatever I want to do, I go for the best," Adeshokan, team principal and owner of NRE said Monday, moments after unveiling a green and silver Audi R8 LMS as the team's car at the Africa Village, a London Olympics exhibition site designed to highlight the continent's cultural, artistic and sport assets.
Adeshokan says his team will proudly "fly the flag of Africa," being the first Nigerian racing team …

Nigerian undergraduates win world motorsport competition (NIGERIA)

Nigerian undergraduates (christened The NUTA_BOLTS Team) who are currently studying for a various Engineering degrees at the Anambra State University were Nigeria’s sole representative at the annual event whose 2012 series took place in Silverstone Circuit, Northampton, UK. Six other African universities (five from Egypt and one from South Africa) also participated in the competition the competition that drew contestants from 222 universities around the globe.

The Formula Student is an educational motorsport competition, run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), in partnership with various well-known companies in the industry. It promotes careers and excellence in engineering, by challenging university students from across the globe to design, build, develop, market and compete as a team with a small single sitter racing car. It provides the students with a real-life exercise in design and manufacture and the business elements of automotive engineering. It…