News & ReviewsLast 7 days
CarAdvice
Lexus Australia confirms CarPlay/Android Auto rollout
News
7th Nov 2019
1 min read

Lexus Australia confirms CarPlay/Android Auto rollout

Lexus has rolled out Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across its line-up, but existing owners haven't been left in the cold. The ES mid-sized sedan and RX SUV were the first two models to get the technology in October, while the mid-sized NX SUV, range-topping LS sedan, and the RC and LC coupe line-ups have been outfitted with the system since November 1. Finally, all UX SUVs sold from December 1 onwards will have the technology. The BMW 3 Series-rivalling IS sedan misses out though, for now.
Profile picture of Scott Collie
Scott Collie
Ford Sync 4 and over-the-air update systems revealed
News
30th Oct 2019
2 min read

Ford Sync 4 and over-the-air update systems revealed

Overnight Ford took the wraps off its new Sync 4 infotainment system, as well as a new underlying control system which supports wireless software updates to almost all of a car's computing units. The new infotainment system has been designed to work with a new array of larger touchscreens, running from 8.0- to 15.5 inches diagonally. On cars fitted with Ford's new 12.0- and 15.5-inch touchscreens, Sync 4 will support multiple apps on screen at the same time.
Profile picture of Derek Fung
Derek Fung
Toyota debuting solid-state batteries in 2020
News
22nd Oct 2019
2 min read

Toyota debuting solid-state batteries in 2020

Toyota will debut solid-state batteries, one of the most significant technologies coming to electric vehicles, at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Speaking with Auto Express, Toyota chief technology officer, Shigeki Terashi, said at "the Tokyo Olympics, we would like to produce a car with Toyota’s own solid-state battery and unveil it for you".
Profile picture of Scott Collie
Scott Collie
Pedestrian detection systems "don't work when needed most" - study
News
4th Oct 2019
1 min read

Pedestrian detection systems "don't work when needed most" - study

Pedestrian detection in autonomous emergency braking systems are inconsistent or "completely ineffective" at night, a new study from the US Automobile Automobile Association (AAA) has found. The latest Tesla Model 3, Toyota Camry, Chevrolet Malibu, and Honda Accord were put through their paces in a range of scenarios:
Profile picture of Scott Collie
Scott Collie
Skoda reveals new digital assistant for Kamiq and Scala, not for Oz
News
30th Sep 2019
2 min read

Skoda reveals new digital assistant for Kamiq and Scala, not for Oz

Czech brand Skoda has become the latest manufacturer to offer a Siri-like intelligent in-car assistant, launching a new "Hey, Laura" function for the Kamiq crossover and Scala small car. The online-based voice control system understands natural speech in six languages, according to the Volkswagen Group subsidiary, and forms part of the 'Amundsen' infotainment system that's available for the Kamiq and Scala.
Profile picture of James Wong
James Wong
Hyundai developing central armrest airbag
News
20th Sep 2019
2 min read

Hyundai developing central armrest airbag

Profile picture of Scott Collie
Scott Collie
News
20th Sep 2019
2 min read

Hyundai developing central armrest airbag

Hyundai 2019
Profile picture of Scott Collie
Scott Collie