Category: Technology

THE INEVITABLE RISE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

More than most industries the automotive industry is at the front line of the technological revolution that will see artificial intelligence (AI) and automation completely alter the way we live, move and do business. A new report, titled “Amplifying Human…

‘VENDING MACHINE’ CAR RETAILER TO GO PUBLIC

A US used car retailer that allows customers to buy cars online and pick them up from towers resembling giant vending machines has, according to reports, approached investment banks for an initial public offering. The company, Carvana, has supposedly hired…

UK’S EV UPTAKE OUTSTRIPS CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE

The United Kingdom’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure is struggling to keep pace with the public’s increased uptake of electric vehicles (EVs). According to data obtained from charge point database Zap-Map by UK online publication Auto Express, by the end of…

TESLA TO TARGET UTE MARKET

Tesla founder Elon Musk’s plan to diversify his electric vehicle stable beyond luxury vehicles to utes is gathering interest among Australian tradespeople. The Toyota Hilux was Australia’s biggest-selling car in 2016 while, in the US, Ford’s F-150 ‘pickup truck’ is…

OPEN SOURCE FOR AUTONOMOUS CAR

Educational tech company, Udacity, whose plans for a self-driving car concept we detailed last edition, promised to open source the complete design. To that end the company has released its self-driving car simulator via open source licence. With a working…

KIDS BORN TODAY WILL NEVER DRIVE A CAR… OR WILL THEY?

With the rate of technological change seemingly increasing by the week, most accept that autonomous vehicles are coming; it’s just a question of when. Some, like Henrik Christensen, the head of UC San Diego’s Contextual Robotics Institute, predict that kids…

UNLIMITED RANGE FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES?

A new dynamic charging technology being developed by Honda could provide electric vehicles (EVs) with unlimited range. ‘Dynamic charging’, which is the ability to both supply power and charge the battery while driving, is a potential game-changer for EVs. Honda…

Small business cyber security in sight on Safer Internet Day

The Federal Government has urged the millions of Australian small businesses to be proactive about their cyber security and to take advantage of the free resources available. To coincide with Safer Internet Day, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber…

NEW RIVAL EMERGES FOR TESLA

Meet the Fisker EMotion electric car, slated for release next year. It is projected to be cheaper than Tesla’s affordable Model 3 and the Chevrolet Bolt, with greater range than Tesla’s flagship Model S. According to Fisker Inc, the EMotion…

TESLA GIGAFACTORY HITS MILESTONE

Tesla has reached a major milestone in its bid to diversify from car maker to sustainable energy company as well, beginning to mass-produce lithium-ion battery cells at its $5 billion factory in Nevada. The 2170 cell, designed and produced in…