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Impeccable Fashion, Meet Automotive Excellence

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What do you think of when you hear the word luxury? You might see yourself stepping out of a rumbling sportscar in your tailor-made three-piece suit. Maybe you’re the starlet in red lipstick cruising past in your cabriolet. Regardless of what you think luxury is, chances are that it involves a mixture of beauty, power, and quality.

It’s no secret that luxury brands like Maserati and Lamborghini exclusively manufacture works of art. Masterpieces like the all new Levante GTS is a perfect example of the marriage between precision and sheer beauty and how important a keen eye for style is when designing high-end vehicles. What you might not know is that fashion designers and automotive manufacturers have worked together since the dawn of the automotive age and have no intentions of ending that connection any time soon.

Read more about fashion in the automotive industry here.

High-end manufacturers understand that there is more to designing a perfect car than simply having a comfortable drive. Fashion designers understand that there is more to style than aesthetic value. By combining their efforts, car manufacturers and fashion experts can create something that is not only a pleasure to look at, but also a pleasure to drive.

Here are four of the most iconic cars manufactured and influenced by fashion designers.

Cadillac Seville Gucci Edition

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This 1979 car was pure Cadillac on the inside, but was shipped in stock form and modified by Gucci’s top designers. Only 300 of these cars were ever manufactured and sported the following adjustments:

  • A Gucci nameplate on the steering wheel centre hub, the passenger side of the dashboard and on the pillars
  • The firm’s exclusive fabric material on the headrests, armrests, headliner, and floor mats
  • The trademark interlocking double “G” on a vinyl top covering only the car’s C-pillar.
  • A gold Gucci hood ornament
  • Gold emblems on the wheels, front fenders and C-Pillar
  • Green and red stripes across the trunk lid

Aldo Gucci, the son of the founder of the Italian company said that “The Gucci styling we have created for this car is designed to give a fortunate few owners a rare possession of distinction, beauty and ultimate luxury”.

 

Lamborghini Murcielago LP 640 Versace

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This limited-edition Lamborghini Versace Murcielago LP 640, unveiled in 2006 at the Paris Motor Show, was available in black or white and only 20 cars were ever manufactured, of which 8 were for sale.

Available as coupés and roadsters, these cars’ custom interiors were finished in bi-colour Nero over Bianco leather seats stitched with the Versace Greco motif in two-toned Versace leather. The centre console also sported a Gianni Versace logo plaque. As if driving it as is wasn’t enough, each car came with matching Versace luggage, driving shoes, gloves, and a matching watch.

 

Bugatti Veyron par Hermès

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The Bugatti Veyron Hermès  is what happens when you allow two international design giants to combine their expertise. This car is as exclusive and luxurious as its creators and this is proven by the fact that only 4 cars were ever made.

The Veyron par Hermès sports the iconic bi-colour bodyshell – a parallel to the interior bi-colour upholstery. The signature Hermès seams style is also reflected in the vents on the edge of the rims. The Hermès brand symbol is also shown on the aluminium grilles and intercoolers. The interior was designed and produced from scratch in the Hermès workshops in Paris.  Hermès proved itself true to its reputation by using only the highest quality fabrics and materials to complete this automotive masterpiece.

Maserati Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna  

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In our totally biased opinion, the Maserati Quattroporte Zegna might be the only car on this list to compare to the Bugatti Veyron Hermès in terms of attention to detail and overall beauty. The Italian automotive manufacturer once again partnered with the Ermenegildo Zegna fashion house to create a car that radiates luxury and class. The limited-edition car also comes with a 19-piece owners’ collections that includes a calfskin leather travel bag and an assortment of limited-edition clothing pieces.

The interior is made up entirely of ZegnaSilk fabric, ultra-fine leather, and walnut trim. The Maserati Trident is also embossed on the different features of the interior. Even the exterior colour is called Platinum Silk, a colour made up of aluminium pigments exclusive to this specific edition. It’s clear form this stunning car’s success and reception that Maserati and Ermenegildo Zegna will not be parting ways in the near future.

Would you invest in any of these cars? Let us know why or why not in the comments below or visit our Facebook page for more information. 

Student Transport 101: 5 Universities Doing It Right

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The academic year has officially kicked off and the excitement in the air is contagious. Students are moving into their new (or old) homes for the year and thinking, dreaming, and worrying about what 2019 might bring. Some students might be a bit wary about travelling on their own, but lucky for them, most universities offer transport to and from their respective campuses. For more information about these universities’ transport services, read on.

Please keep in mind that the transport options listed in this article do not include metered taxis, Ubers, or students’ own cars.

University of Witwatersrand

Intercampus Bus Service

Students who are in need of transport can take the Inter Campus Bus to and from the Education Campus, the Health Science Campus, and Main Campus. There is also a bus to and from Rosebank on weekends for students in residences. These buses are free of charge to all students and staff members who can show a valid student card or identification.

Rea Vaya

The Rea Vaya buses travel to the inner city as well as Florida North, Yeoville, Cresta and Parktown. Although these buses are not exclusively open to students, university students who travel with these buses get a 10% discount between 8:30 am and 3:00 pm. Students are also exempt from loading fees at these bus stations. Cash can be loaded onto smartcards at any Rea Vaya Station or ABSA cash-accepting ATM.

 

University of Pretoria

Bus Services

The University of Pretoria offers transport to and from its Hatfield, Mamelodi, Groenkloof, and Prinshof campuses free of charge. The university’s website does not list a bus schedule to Onderstepoort. The buses run on a set schedule that is occasionally updated on the university website. Tuks also offers specialised bus services during exam times with buses travelling from Sunnyside and Arcadia.

Rent A Bike

Many students also make use of bicycles. These bikes are available to rent from the University of Pretoria. There are sufficient bike racks on campus and many students use their bicycles to get from one class to another.

 

University of Cape Town

Jammie Shuttle

The University of Cape Town has its famous Jammie Shuttle that transports students and staff between campuses free of charge. The shuttle also runs on weekends and a Sunday timetable is followed on specified public holidays. There is also a night service available.

Golden Arrow Buses

Cape Town’s Golden Arrow Bus Service has been running for over 150 years and doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Students can easily access these buses from different points on campus. According to the UCT website, these buses are “accessible from Main Road, Rondebosch, and the Jammie Shuttle stops in Claremont and Mowbray.”

MyCiti Buses

The MyCiti initiative focuses on being as eco-friendly as possible while still offering efficient services to the public. These buses work with the Jammie Shuttle and are easily accessible from campus.

University of Stellenbosch

Because the main campus is situated in the middle of the town, most students make use of bicycles, skateboards, longboards, and lift-clubs. There are also some parking spaces available, although it has been noted that there aren’t many and some students might park a bit further.

Campus Shuttle Service

There is a shuttle that travels in and around Stellenbosch departments and points of interest.

Matie Bikes

These bicycles are available for rent by students and are fairly popular. They’re not only affordable but also eco-friendly. The bikes sport the university’s maroon colour and are easily recognisable. The bicycle rates are available on the university’s website.

 

University of Kwazulu-Natal

Inter Campus Bus Service

Bus transport is provided during the week to take students between the Westville and Howard College campuses. The details of the departure times are available on the university’s Facebook page.

 

If you attend any of these universities and we’ve left out key points or given false information, please contact us. Likewise, if you think that your university should be added to this list, let us know at www.mobility-online.co.za. We’d like to wish students from all across South Africa a happy and prosperous 2019. As always, stay safe on the roads and happy travels!

Driving A Race Car to Work Every Day

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Imagine heading to work. You grab your keys, just like every other day, and head to your car to make the familiar commute. But unlike every other day, you’re driving a race car. You would rumble into work in a low, thunderous monster of a race car with cage and all. Your colleagues could be wildly impressed, or most probably, confused and annoyed. Who cares? You’re driving a race car.

The problem with this fantasy though, is that race cars are made for just that – racing. Driving a race car to work would be like putting a jet ski in a pool. Yes, it would technically work, but there would be no point other than saying “well, I did that.”

That being said, humans are nothing if not curious so we won’t blame you for wanting to know what it would be like to feel like Michael Schumacher for a day. But before you blow your kids’ college funds on something like this, take a look at why driving a race car to work is not the best idea.

Not Just Background Noise.

We’re not talking about the regular V6 rumble or the screech of tyres. We’re talking about the kind of noise that doesn’t even let you hear yourself think. All the sounds that wouldn’t bother you when you’re speeding around a track at 250km/h suddenly turn into a cacophony of annoying squeaks, bumps, and grinds when you drive at a legal speed.

You Won’t Be Stepping Out in Style

If you’ve been in a race car before, you’ll know that getting in and out of your car is no joke. If you haven’t, imagine trying to get out of a bucket after falling into it rear-end first. Between the cage, racing bucket seats and the harness, getting in and out without help takes some practice and at least a minimum level of fitness.

Seatbelt or Gordian Knot?

The people who complain about the unbelievable effort of clipping in a seatbelt have never been in a race car. A conventional seatbelt is child’s play compared to the Gordian knot that is a race car harness. A racing harness is hard to get out of, which is understandable to say the least. If it were easy to get out of, it would not be safe. But you’re not racing around a track, you’re commuting to work at a ridiculous speed of maybe 70km/h. We guarantee that you’ll feel drastically less cool after having to ask your co-workers to help you out of your seat.

Compromised Comfort

Race cars are built for precision handling and impossible speeds, not comfort. Most races are over within 10 to 25 minutes. While this might seem long compared to your 5-minute grocery trip, it’s a wildly different experience. When you’re going around a track, you’re filled with adrenaline that makes small things like an itchy seatbelt or cramped muscles seem unimportant. If the only adrenaline spike you get is when trying to parallel park on a busy road, you’re not going to have a good (read comfortable) time.

In addition to this, race cars don’t have the luxuries of a conventional car – no radio, no electric windows (or windows at all sometimes), no extra space.

Throw Practicality to The Wind.  

Not only do you not have the traction nor wheel grip that come from hot tyres on a race track, you’ll also have to deal with very cramped seating. There would be no grocery bags in the backseat, because there is no backseat. As a matter of fact, there is no nothing other than the driver’s seat. If you take this into consideration along with the lack of features, a race car as an every day driver doesn’t seem like such a great idea.

 A fact about race cars that some people might not know, is that race car tyres heat up while going around the track and the heat is caused by the increased speed. This helps the tyres grip the track and make sharper turns safer. This doesn’t happen when you’re going 60 km/h down a road. The tyres are wider to grip the road, but this also means that race cars value performance over comfort. Wider tyres lead to lower ride quality and higher fuel consumption.

 

You’ll Be Burning Cash, Not Rubber.

Race car drivers like Lewis Hamilton have countless willing sponsors who make their careers a possibility by covering the costs of vehicle maintenance or replacement, racing suits, and track time. Conventional cars, on the contrary, are long-term investments. With proper care and maintenance, your car should be able to last you more than a decade. Race cars, however, aren’t meant for cross-country road trips. Enzo Ferrari explained it perfectly when he said that “the perfect race car disintegrates as it crosses the finish line.”

You probably won’t be replacing your hypothetical race car as often if you’re not burning it out on track days, but it certainly won’t last you as long as a conventional car. And trust us, race cars are not cheap at all.

 

What’s the Verdict?

We definitely don’t recommend using a race car as an everyday car, but that doesn’t mean that you have to let go of that dream completely. Our next article is all about tips from actual race car drivers that you can apply to your own driving. Not only could it improve your driving, but you can also hold on to a little piece of your racing fantasies.

If you think you have what it takes to write an article on the automotive world, contact us! We would love to publish your article. Send us a message on our Contact Page with your article pitch, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Drive safely!

Driving with a Disability: Overcoming the Impossible

Learning how to drive is stressful for almost everyone. Imagine that you’re on a busy road and you’ve stalled your car four times already. The drivers behind you are getting impatient, despite the fact that they were once where you are now. Now imagine the same situation, but as someone who has a disability.

People who have disabilities face challenges that many couldn’t even imagine. Things that seem simple to able-bodied people can become almost impossible on a good day. One of these things that are sometimes taken for granted, is driving.

Being able to drive yourself is a luxury that countless teens dream of. They count down the days until they can take their driving test and finally have the freedom to decide where they want to go (with their parents’ permission, of course). For others, this opportunity only presents itself much later in life due to their circumstances. Regardless of when you learn how to drive, being able to get yourself from point A to B without too much assistance is a milestone to be proud of.

Fortunately, this is now a possibility for almost anyone. Thanks to vehicle modifications, specialized licences, and intensive driving lessons, people with certain disabilities can drive just as well as (or, in some cases, better than) everyone else.

People with Physical Disabilities 

Physical disabilities can include different degrees of affected mobility, stamina or dexterity. Some people might need wheelchairs, crutches or other mobility aids. In this case, a person’s driving ability depends on their degree of mobility. People with physical disabilities can make use of organisations like QASAs Driving Ambitions (that specializes in driving lessons) to help them decide on what best suits their needs. Driving Ambitions “[accommodates] many different types of disabilities, including quadriplegics, paraplegics, strokes, amputees, cerebral palsy”. Each case is dealt with individually and a representative assesses a client’s abilities in advance.

Some of the many resources available while taking driving lessons at Driving Ambitions are:

  • Space Drive systems
  • Electronic brake and acceleration systems
  • Wheelchair accessible vehicles
  • Push Button Controls

People Who Suffer from Hearing Loss

It’s a common misconception that people who are hard of hearing can’t drive. Some studies have found that they actually drive better than hearing drivers because of their heightened sense of vision. Driving is a primarily visual activity and being able to process visual cues is imperative.

Some of the vehicle modifications that can be used for people with hearing loss are:

  • Devices that indicate when emergency vehicles are nearby. These devices can often detect when other drivers use their horns.
  • Panoramic mirrors that enhance visibility.
  • Panels of different indicators that detect nearby sounds and show on screen notifications.

 

People with Intellectual Disabilities

Intellectual disabilities include Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), Down’s Syndrome and Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) and others. People who have intellectual disabilities are all very different and there is no hard and fast rule to determine whether they are fit to drive or not.

That being said, if they’re able to take and pass their theory and practical tests, they will be allowed to drive just like anyone else.

 

How do I know if I’m fit to drive?

You are fit to drive if you do not suffer from one of these diseases or disabilities (taken from Chapter 4 of the Road traffic Act):

  1. Uncontrolled epilepsy
  2. Sudden attacks of disabling giddiness or fainting due to hypertension or any other cause
  3. Any form of mental illness to such an extent that it is necessary that he or she be detained, supervised, controlled and treated as a patient in terms of the Mental Health Act, 1973 (Act No. 18 of 1973)
  4. Any condition causing muscular in-coordination
  5. Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus
  6. Defective vision ascertained in accordance with a prescribed standard
  7. (vii) any other disease or physical defect which is likely to render him or her incapable of effectively driving and controlling a motor vehicle of the class to which such licence relates without endangering the safety of the public: Provided that deafness shall not of itself be deemed to be such a defect