Category: Technology

Get personal, Dealers urged

Devin Daly, CEO of SpinCar and special guest speaker at the 2019 AADA National Dealer Convention, has urged Australian Dealers to follow the lead of Netflix and Amazon by striving to make consumers’ online experiences as personalised as possible. In…

Embrace disruption, pioneer change: Cameron

New Jaguar Land Rover Australia managing director Mark Cameron has encouraged retail automotive Dealers to embrace disruption during what he described as “the most significant changes in private mobility for over a century”. Delivering the keynote address at the 2019…

Death of the Dealer greatly exaggerated: Koblenz

The approaching arrivals of electric and autonomous vehicles, and ride-hailing services, are supposed to herald the death knell of the retail automotive dealership. However, that is far from the case, NADA executive vice-president and chief legal counsel, Andy Koblenz, has…

HARLEY GOES ELECTRIC

It’s the ultimate symbol of rebel cool: the mighty roar and iconic styling of the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle. But times they are a’changin’. In January, at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Harley-Davidson unveiled its LiveWire electric motorcycle, as well as two…

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…

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…

CAN I INTEREST YOU IN A SUBSCRIPTION?

Selling cars is a tough business – and it might get even tougher, with a generation of consumers more willing to see a vehicle as a service and the technology available to deliver on that promise. Several manufacturers have sniffed…

THE RISE OF THE ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming cheaper and more efficient, and their benefit to the environment can’t be overstated. To speed up the adoption of these vehicles, several nations have announced plans to ban the sale of non-electric vehicles, effectively putting…

ELECTRIC VEHICLES AT ELIZABETH PLANT?

Just months after Holden closed its doors, the UK billionaire who saved the Whyalla steelworks is looking to bring car manufacturing back to Adelaide’s northern suburbs. SA Treasurer, Tom Koutsantonis, said Sanjeev Gupta’s company, GFG Alliance, recently approached the State…