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ANCAP Rescue: the new phone app that could save your life
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17th Jun 2020
2 min read

ANCAP Rescue: the new phone app that could save your life

A database of 500 new and used cars – with instructions on how to cut them open after a crash – is now only a fingertip away for emergency services and could save lives by saving valuable seconds. ANCAP Rescue is a new app produced by Australia’s crash test authority – the Australasian New Car Assessment Program – and is available free of charge to fire and rescue crews who need to find the fastest way to safely cut open a vehicle after a major incident.
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Joshua Dowling
10 electric utes on the horizon
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20th May 2020
5 min read

10 electric utes on the horizon

The electrification revolution has made its way through hatchbacks to sedans and SUVs and now it has its sights set firmly on a new frontier: utes. As with most automotive industry showdowns, it was Tesla that kicked off this sparring match with its not-so-bulletproof Cybertruck, releasing a video showing the all-wheel-drive, all-electric pickup tugging a Ford F-150 up a hill.
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Susannah Guthrie
Tesla just made its giant battery reserve in South Australia even bigger
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20th Apr 2020
3 min read

Tesla just made its giant battery reserve in South Australia even bigger

The world’s biggest lithium-ion battery, Tesla's Hornsdale Power Reserve in South Australia, has received a capacity bump of around 50 per cent, courtesy of a major expansion project that promises to bring even more reliability to the state's grid. Electric carmaker Tesla and its partner Neoen, the French renewable energy provider that owns the reserve, have completed a project deploying more storage capacity at the site, which is located in Hornsdale, north of Jamestown, in South Australia.
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Susannah Guthrie
Formula One and Supercars teams producing medical equipment
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30th Mar 2020
2 min read

Formula One and Supercars teams producing medical equipment

Formula One teams in the UK and Australia’s Erebus Supercars team have joined the fight against COVID-19 by producing medical equipment. In a combined effort from seven UK-based Formula One teams to implement their advanced manufacturing capacities, 'Project Pitlane' sets out to produce ventilators to support the healthcare system during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Liam Murphy
Toyota partners with Daimler-backed Chinese startup Momenta on high-def mapping project
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19th Mar 2020
1 min read

Toyota partners with Daimler-backed Chinese startup Momenta on high-def mapping project

Toyota has partnered with Momenta – a Daimler-backed Chinese autonomous driving startup – to aid in developing high definition maps, as reported by Reuters. Momenta will help Toyota develop its Automated Mapping Platform (AMP) – a technology crucial for autonomous driving. AMP is used to gather data for accurate and current mapping of areas that allows autonomous driving vehicles to place themselves in an environment.
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Liam Murphy