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…

TESLA OVERTAKES FORD AND GM

For the first time ever, Tesla has overtaken Ford and General Motors in terms of market value. That makes Elon Musk’s electric-vehicle producer the auto manufacturer with the biggest market capitalisation in the United States. The company, however, is not…

WHAT IS THE AUSTRALIAN GT CHAMPIONSHIP?

In early February this year, Holden’s longstanding Motor Sport Chief, Simon McNamara, announced he was departing Holden after a 24-year career at the Fishermen’s Bend Head Office. Rumours had been swelling for two months prior that Simon was intending to…

ALL-TIME SALES RECORD IN JUNE

Australia’s new motor vehicle sales achieved a best-ever monthly result in June, according to the motor industry’s statistical service VFACTS. June sales hit a new monthly record high of 134,171, an increase of 4.4 percent to surpass the previous best…

TESLA’S PARKING BRAKE RECALL

Tesla is recalling 53,000 Model S and Model X cars to fix a parking brake issue. The electric car company’s largest ever global recall affects vehicles built between February and October 2016. “The electric parking brakes installed on Model S…

FLEX-COMMISSIONS OUT SAYS ASIC

ASIC announced in March that it will prohibit flex-commission in the car finance market but will still allow lenders to pay other types of compensation to car Dealers. ASIC considers flex-commissions “are arrangements in which a party other than a…