OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND IN NOVATED LEASING

Recent research shows that the novated leasing market in Australia has plenty of room for growth. Fleet sales represent 50 percent of vehicle sales, but ACA Research conducted a survey that found just 14 percent of fleets regarded novated leases…

DON’T BE BLOCKBUSTER

The Australian retail motor industry is enjoying boom times, with more new cars sold every year. Will this age of prosperity continue indefinitely? What changes and challenges lie ahead? And will you be ready for them? It’s not that long…

ACCC WANTS MUCH BIGGER FINE FOR YAZAKI

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has appealed the Federal Court of Australia’s decision to fine Yazaki Corporation $9.5 million for collusive conduct, arguing that the amount of the fine should be significantly greater. ACCC Chairman, Rod Sims, stated…

AMAZON TO SELL CARS?

Internet giant Amazon could soon sell cars online in the UK after trialling the enterprise in Italy. It is believed that selling cars online in the UK is the first step in Amazon’s plan to move into the European automotive…

AUTONOMOUS CARS: HOW SAFE IS SAFE ENOUGH?

It is just a matter of time until most, if not all, of the traffic on our roads consists of driverless vehicles. The question is at what point will we consider autonomous technology safe enough to take the human out…

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES: NOT IF BUT WHEN

It’s no news to anyone that autonomous vehicles are coming, and in a big way. The more pertinent question is when – when will we reach the tipping point? Driverless trucks are the future of the freight industry. Leading equipment…

AI BREAKTHROUGH FOR AUTONOMOUS CARS

A new Artificial Intelligence (AI) computing platform promises to be the breakthrough that will make autonomous vehicles affordable and practical without prohibitive infrastructure investment by governments. American technology company, Nvidia, has developed an open AI car computing platform that enables…

US CAR SALES CONTINUE TO FALL

The US retail automotive industry has suffered a fourth consecutive monthly drop in sales. The six largest auto manufacturers missed analysts’ estimates in April, with Ford Motor and Honda Motor reporting the sharpest declines. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s New York-traded…

CAN AIRBAG RECALL EVER BE COMPLETED?

The Takata airbag recall is a seemingly never-ending saga, affecting more than two million cars in Australia and around 100 million vehicles worldwide. With Takata filing for bankruptcy recently and millions still waiting for their airbags to be replaced, the…