Naamsa, in partnership with Port Elizabeth-based Response Group Trendline (RGT), has introduced the Autopulse e-booklet. It has been hailed by its recipients as a "wonderful enhancement".

Naamsa, in partnership with Port Elizabeth-based Response Group Trendline (RGT), has introduced the Autopulse e-booklet. It has been hailed by its recipients as a "wonderful enhancement".

Autopulse is an electronic booklet mailed to Naamsa subscribers each month. In its new format, the information reaches its recipients 10 days earlier than the previous hard copy version.

Providing an up-to-date analysis of South African automobile retail sales statistics, the booklet now provides a greater window for motor manufacturers and dealers to assess the previous month's sales information.

Martin Kruger, executive director of RGT, said it is as significant as Naamsa's first online system, created in 1986. Martin started his database process company in 1978 and with its long-standing experience in automobile statistics has also created several added value products.

These include Autostats (an internet analysis of sales statistics), Autoparc (a national analysis of the automobile population by town and model available online), the Autospecs new car specification guide, and Performance Evaluation and Forecasting modules.

The Autopulse system is scheduled for release in January 2005. But the project's launched has been so successful that Autopulse files were emailed on September 9 for users to gauge the new system's advantages.