Category: Feature

More than a million have used new airbag safety website

More than one million Australians have taken advantage of the new website designed to let them know whether their vehicle’s airbag inflator is affected by the Takata recall. The www.IsMyAirbagSafe.com.au website, launched on 29 July, was developed as a simple…

UNDERSTANDING THE TAKATA COMPULSORY RECALL

On 28 February 2018 the Federal Government initiated the largest compulsory recall in Australian history – for all vehicles fitted with ‘affected Takata airbag inflators’ (Takata Compulsory Recall). At present the Takata Compulsory Recall affects approximately five million vehicles in…

DEALERS ARE A ROADBLOCK TO ELECTRIC UPTAKE: STUDY

A new study has found that car dealerships and sales personnel are a major obstacle to the switch to electric vehicles (EVs) in the Nordic region and possibly beyond. The study, undertaken by Aarhus University, Denmark, and the University of…

UBER DEATH SETS BACK SELF-DRIVING CARS

The death of a woman killed by one of Uber’s self-driving cars shows that we are still a long way from transitioning to an autonomous driving utopia. Elaine Herzberg, 49, was hit by a self-driving Volvo XC90 SUV in Arizona…

IMPROVE DEALERSHIP PROFIT WITH SMARTER MARKETING

Marketing is one of the top expenses for Dealers. There are ways for you to instantly improve the business impact of marketing through deploying a few simple tactics on Facebook. How you spend your marketing budgets can have a material…

‘STAR’ SAFETY PERFORMERS ON DISPLAY

An element of ANCAP’s communication strategy is to provide assistance to dealerships to incorporate safety as part of the sales conversation. ANCAP has partnered with AADA to offer members the opportunity to display a ‘star’ performer on showroom floors. The…

INDUSTRY REPORT FEATURE:

In November 2016 the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC), in conjunction with the state and territory Motor Trades Associations of Australia, conducted a national survey of over 1,000 automotive business members. This is the final instalment of our three-part…

DUTCH GROUP CONVERTS TESLA TO HYDROGEN

Netherlands gas supplier, Holthausen Group, has taken a Tesla Model S and hacked it to run on electricity and hydrogen. Combined with their ‘Project Hesla’ components, the vehicle can travel 1000km – more than double the distance of the cheapest…