Brothers ‘wired up’ to take cars to next level

2016-02-11 06:00
PHOTO: precious gumed Nkululeko Dube (left) and Thulasizwe Dladla with some of their cars.

PHOTO: precious gumed Nkululeko Dube (left) and Thulasizwe Dladla with some of their cars.

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BROTHERS Nkululeko Dube and Thulasizwe Dladla from Betania spend most of their time thinking about how they can develop the motoring industry further.

The brothers make wire cars out of scrap wire, cables and motors from old electrical appliances, but what sets them apart is that their cars are remote controlled.

Thulasizwe said when making the cars they think of what functions normal cars have and come up with ideas about how they can be developed.

“We think about how we can make them better and more convenient for drivers especially when it comes to safety,” he said.

One of their cars uses an ATM card and a reading mechanism to start the ignition.

“When we came up with the idea we thought that if a person could start their car with a personalised card it wouldn’t be so easy to start it and get stolen.

“Another one uses the owner’s finger- print, which means only the owner can drive it,” he said.

The brothers began making the cars in 2009 with the dream of one day sharing their inventions with car manufacturers.

Nkululeko said they hope their dreams will come true, and feel that if they are lucky to get into the motor industry they will have the opportunity of learning more.

“We are also trying to get training on wireless controls as we think our cars will work better if there were no cables,” said Nkululeko.

The brothers will be part of an exhibition at the Margate Art Museum in March.

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