Automotive Services in Rwanda
Higgins, the spokesman for the Nairobi-based manufacturer of the Chevrolet Volt, told WTOP earlier this month he had no further information about the recall because the company doesn’t take any sales actions.
The recall was first reported by the Wall Street Journal. It was being coordinated by the American Automobile Dealers Association, a trade group, and other sources.
The problem was not as big a concern in Rwanda as it used to be. The U.S. had never before issued a recall by the U.N. over the recall of nearly 1.5 million vehicles.
The recalled vehicles are being sold at more than 100,000 U.N. offices around the world. Some were brought here after a war that ended in 1998 and then in 1999 when the U.N. sent 1.8 million vehicles by train to be inspected. They were sent back there to be inspected when they were shipped back to Rwanda.
The United States recalls only if the vehicle is a Chevrolet Volt and not by its owner. It’s not yet clear what kind of car the Volt drove.
Automotive Services in Rwanda. The company offers a fleet of self-service vehicles, including its first-ever Toyota, to assist victims of road violence, which the UN estimates have killed some 8,700 people. The company, which makes vehicles including vans, helicopters and trailers, has an average annual sales of about $24 million, but its self-driving technology is still very soon to be commercially available. The Rwandan government is currently considering using self-driving technology to aid local authorities in clearing roads, as well as to make up for the lack of data, so the company remains optimistic.
“This is a very important step and provides a new source of fuel,” said Akaerakola. “It will pave the way for other researchers and for more research to find the technical and practical applications for self-driving vehicles.”