Autonomous shuttle trial headed for rural South Australia
A new autonomous trial focusing on elderly and mobility-impaired people is headed to regional South Australia, in a push to show how self-driving cars can operate in a rural environment.
The trial will take place in Renmark, around three hours north-east of Adelaide, and was this morning announced by Stephan Knoll, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government in South Australia at the International Driverless Vehicle Summit (IDVS).
Senate Committee to investigate potential for local EV manufacturing
A new Committee on Electric Vehicles has been formed in the Australian Senate, with the goal of lending "much needed momentum and leadership" to the push for electric cars Down Under.
Headed by Tim Storer, Independent Senator for South Australia, the committee will explore the "economic, environmental and social benefits" widespread adoption of electric vehicles could offer for Australia.
Holden pays tribute to 69 years of Australian vehicle manufacturing
Holden has paid tribute to its local manufacturing history, as the Elizabeth Plant in South Australia closes its doors for good.
The final Commodore – a VF II SS V Redline – rolled off the production line at 10:45 this morning, ending 69 years worth of locally-built GM products for the Australian market.
Speaking about Elizabeth, South Australia, Holden executive director of manufacturing, Richard Phillips, said the it was an “honour” to work with the plant staff.
Speed limit on busy Adelaide street cut to 10km/h after council blunder
The speed limit on one of Adelaide’s busiest streets has been cut to little more than walking pace because its new $4 million surface is dangerously slippery when wet.
The Advertiser reports speed limits on the western end of Hindley St will remain at just 10km/h indefinitely after vehicles failed skid resistant safety tests on the freshly paved surface.
Holden workers to vote on manufacturer's future next week
Holden workers will vote on a new pay deal next week that will decide the future of the company's local manufacturing operations.
The vote was originally planned to take place this Friday (August 9), but was rescheduled to August 13 by Holden to give its 1700-strong workforce in Elizabeth, South Australia extra time to absorb the proposed variations to the agreement.