Category: Technology

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS A STEP CLOSER

An Australia-wide connected vehicle network, known as Co-operative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS), is a step closer to being a reality after the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) announced its intention to allocate the 5.9 GHz band by early 2017….

CONNECTIVITY IS THE NEW BLACK: SURVEY

As those who attended the AADA National Dealer Convention would be aware, connectivity and digitalisation have become the biggest drivers of the retail automotive business. This was confirmed by a recent global survey predicting that more than half the global…

CADILLAC JOINS VIRTUAL SHOWROOM MOVEMENT

Following the lead of Tesla, Cadillac Dealers in the United States are being asked to consider establishing ‘virtual’ showrooms. With rapid improvements in virtual reality technology, prospective car buyers will be able to ‘test drive’ a vehicle by putting on…

Audi takes on Tesla

Audi has, with the announcement it will release three models by 2020, signalled its intention to take on Tesla in the electric vehicle market. It will also form a new subsidiary to develop autonomous cars. The company openly admits its…

Samsung bets on electric cars

The Yuan is BYD’s latest plug-in hybrid mini SUV. Samsung Electronics says it will acquire a stake in BYD through the Chinese electric vehicle and battery maker’s ongoing US$2.3 billion (A$3bn) share sale, as the South Korean technology giant bets…

TESLA’S FATAL AUTOPILOT CRASH

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has begun a preliminary investigation into 25,000 Tesla Motors Model S cars after a fatal crash involving a vehicle using the ‘Autopilot’ mode. The agency said the crash came in a 2015 Model…

HONDA TO RELEASE CLARITY LATER THIS YEAR

For years we have heard that hydrogen fuel cells were the clean energy engines of the future, converting hydrogen gas into electricity, with heat and water the only by-products. That future comes a step closer in 2016, when Honda releases…

France to build solar roads

The French Government has announced it will pave 1000 kilometres of road with photovoltaic cells, generating energy for five million people. A collaboration between the French National Institute of Solar Energy and construction company Colas, the project is the largest…