NEW TOYOTA EARNS 5-STAR ANCAP RATING

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) recently awarded the maximum 5-star ANCAP safety rating to the new Toyota C-HR, coinciding with its launch onto the Australasian market. ANCAP Chief Executive Officer, James Goodwin, described the C-HR as an example…

CADILLAC LAUNCHES OWNERLESS SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE

Cadillac is launching in the USA a subscription service that will charge customers $1,500 a month to drive and swap out any model they want, whenever they want. ‘Book by Cadillac’ will launch first in the New York metro area…

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…

WE ARE NOT LIKE THIS!

Is it any wonder senior regulators and government ministers label car Dealers as shonks when a Cairns second-hand car Dealer is fined $1.2 million for being in breach of consumer credit laws? Colin William Hubert, who operates SCS, was charging…

CONNECTIVITY: PRIVACY VERSUS POLICING

Connectivity is all the rage, with not just our computers and phones but our cars and other appliances set to be connected to the internet sooner rather than later. It makes for great convenience for the user, but also raises…

AADA ARGUES AGAINST LCT IN PRE-BUDGET SUBMISSION

In a pre-Budget submission to the Federal Government, AADA has argued that the Luxury Car Tax (LCT) is no longer relevant and asked for consideration for the retail automotive sector’s significant contribution to the Australian economy. The Minister for Small…

AIG Regulatory update

Commercial law firm, HWL Ebsworth, have released their annual Automotive Industry Group Regulatory Update, providing their view on new, current and proposed legislation. The 25-page document deals with amendments to Australian Consumer Law (ACL), unfair contract provisions and The Motor…

VOLKSWAGEN EMISSIONS PAYOUTS COULD TOP $60 BILLION

The final cost to Volkswagen of its emissions cheating scandal could be as high as A$60 billion after a US court ruling in early February and changes to British consumer laws. Court documents filed in the US reveal that Volkswagen…