10 QUESTIONS FOR SUPERCARS CEO, JAMES WARBURTON

One of our nation’s most referenced expressions is that Australians are obsessed with sport. In considering such a theory there is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to Australia’s top sports. The categories vary somewhat in popularity, depending…

TESLA TO TARGET UTE MARKET

Tesla founder Elon Musk’s plan to diversify his electric vehicle stable beyond luxury vehicles to utes is gathering interest among Australian tradespeople. The Toyota Hilux was Australia’s biggest-selling car in 2016 while, in the US, Ford’s F-150 ‘pickup truck’ is…

HOW TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN MILLENNIALS IN SALES TEAM

Millennials – if you read too many articles about them online you will probably never want to hire one for your sales team. Often described as ‘entitled’, ‘lazy’, ‘distracted’, there are plenty of negative things being said about millennials. The…

OPEN SOURCE FOR AUTONOMOUS CAR

Educational tech company, Udacity, whose plans for a self-driving car concept we detailed last edition, promised to open source the complete design. To that end the company has released its self-driving car simulator via open source licence. With a working…

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…