News & ReviewsLast 7 days
CarAdvice
How much are you willing to pay for an autonomous car?
News
4th Nov 2018
2 min read

How much are you willing to pay for an autonomous car?

If a self-driving car and a human-controlled vehicle were sat side-by-side in a dealership, how much would you be willing to pay for autonomy? According to a new study from the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB), over 40 per cent of Australians and New Zealanders would be happy shelling out more cash for an automated vehicle.
Profile picture of Scott Collie
Scott Collie
2015-18 Ram 2500 and 3500 recalled again - UPDATE
News
4th Nov 2018
1 min read

2015-18 Ram 2500 and 3500 recalled again - UPDATE

UPDATE, 5 November, 2018: American Special Vehicles has issued a correction, now also accepted by the ACCC and live on the recalls.gov.au website. Where previously the concern was announced as a software issue, it has now been confirmed as mechanical. The updated notice reads: "Some RAM 2500 and 3500 Trucks may have a defective tie rod bracket and mounting hardware."
Profile picture of James Wong
James Wong
Autopilot makes driver reactions up to three times slower - study
News
3rd Nov 2018
2 min read

Autopilot makes driver reactions up to three times slower - study

There have been a number of high-profile crashes involving Tesla Autopilot in 2018, caused by drivers overestimating the semi-autonomous assistance system's capabilities. We know leaning heavily on Level Two automation is risky, but exactly how risky is tough to quantify. A team of Australian researchers is trying to do just that, however, as part of a study into driver attention and semi-autonomous vehicles.
Profile picture of Scott Collie
Scott Collie
2019 Audi Q7 spied again
News
2nd Nov 2018
2 min read

2019 Audi Q7 spied again

Profile picture of James Wong
James Wong
News
2nd Nov 2018
2 min read

2019 Audi Q7 spied again

Audi Q7 2018
Profile picture of James Wong
James Wong
Takata: Queensland to issue defect notices for Alpha-equipped cars
News
2nd Nov 2018
1 min read

Takata: Queensland to issue defect notices for Alpha-equipped cars

The Queensland Government has announced that it will be issuing defect notices to owners of more than 2000 cars fitted with faulty 'alpha' Takata airbags. The defect notice will give owners 21 days to have their airbags replaced by the vehicle's manufacturer. If owners choose to take no action, their registrations will be cancelled.
Profile picture of Chris Gething
Chris Gething
Chevrolet Camaro eCOPO: Electric drag racer unveiled
News
1st Nov 2018
2 min read

Chevrolet Camaro eCOPO: Electric drag racer unveiled

Developed in conjunction with Hancock and Lane Racing, a team specialising electric drag racing, the Chevrolet Camaro eCOPO concept has an electric motor making over 522kW (700hp) of power, and 813Nm of torque. Chevrolet estimates the eCOPO can blast through the quarter mile (400m) in around 9.0 seconds, although the company admits testing is still ongoing.
Profile picture of Derek Fung
Derek Fung