Category: Technology

ALPHABET AUTONOMOUS CAR WELL AHEAD IN TESTING

New data on tests of self-driving car technology in California suggest that Alphabet Inc. remains ahead of its rivals in the race to bring to the roads fully autonomous vehicles. Waymo, the Alphabet unit that began as Google’s self-driving car…

ELECTRIC AND HYBRID SALES COLLAPSE

Sales of electric and hybrid cars in Australia took a tumble in 2016, with sales of electric vehicles falling a whopping 69 per cent from the previous year. Hybrid vehicle sales also fell, down four per cent on 2015 figures….

MY TESLA EXPERIENCE – DAVID BLACKHALL CEO

I ordered a Tesla last year, motivated more by the desire to expose myself to the ‘no-Dealers’ sales process rather than wanting to own the car. Everything the company does reflects the astonishingly innovative business thinking of the owner and…

Coordinated approach to autonomous cars a must

AADA joins the FCAI in backing a coordinated approach to the introduction of autonomous vehicle technology. It is a given that within the next few decades all cars on the road will be driverless, with the first vehicles expected to…

OPPORTUNITIES, RISKS IN DRIVERLESS FUTURE

The introduction and eventual universal adoption of driverless technology will completely change the retail automotive game and any Dealers slow to adapt will find themselves left behind. For the smart, however, there will be opportunities. Fewer sales, more service Market…

THE SPOOKY WORLD OF SCI-FI IS UPON US

Keeping up-to-date with emerging technology associated with connected and autonomous vehicles and planning innovative ways to adapt and operate their businesses represent the biggest challenges facing Dealers over the next 15 years. It’s hard to imagine but by 2030 we…

VARYING DEGREES OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

We won’t suddenly go, overnight, from driving ourselves around to lying back in fully autonomous vehicles. The introduction of the technology will come in stages as outlined below. No automation Also known as ‘driving’, or what we’ve done for more…

ELECTRIC FUTURE NOT GUARANTEED

Most people assume that the future of motoring is electric. Tesla (especially) and others are betting on it. Yet electric cars make up just one per cent of the world car market. Teslas are common in a place like Hong…

PORSCHE AIMS HIGH WITH FIRST ELECTRIC MODEL

Porsche aims to sell 20,000 units per year worldwide of its first attempt at an all-electric car, the Mission E. The challenger to Tesla’s Model S is not due until 2019, although the concept was unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt…