Category: Technology

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…

NORWAY: ELECTRIC AND HYBRID SALES TOP TRADITIONAL

Sales of electric and hybrid cars in Norway last year outpaced those running on fossil fuels, cementing the country’s position as a global leader in the push to restrict vehicle emissions. Norway, a major oil exporter, would seem an unlikely…

MANDATORY AUTOMATED BRAKING?

In the wake of research showing the technology can reduce rear-end crashes by 38 percent, VicRoads is mounting a campaign to make automated emergency braking standard for all Australian vehicles. Automated emergency braking, which is already being fitted into many…

CHINESE MAKER ATTEMPTS TO REVOLUTIONISE CAR EXPERIENCE

Chinese startup Nio is redesigning the electric vehicle (EV) from the inside out in an effort to eliminate the chore of driving and make transportation a truly comfortable experience. A number of car manufacturers – including industry veterans like Volkswagen…

GET SERIOUS ABOUT CYBER SECURITY

On 13 February 2017, the Australian Senate passed the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 (Bill). The Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2016 will introduce a mandatory data breach notification rule which will come into effect in February…