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Victoria joins free child restraint safety checks, will other states follow?
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20th Jan 2020
3 min read

Victoria joins free child restraint safety checks, will other states follow?

Fitting a child restraint correctly can mean the difference between life and death in a car crash, and tragically the number of poorly fitted kid seats remains high despite years of education campaigns. Soon, young families in Victoria will have access to free checks of child restraints thanks to a safety program run by Kidsafe and funded by the State Government.
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Susannah Guthrie
Ohmie Go: Car sharing service aims to drive electric adoption
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17th Jul 2019
2 min read

Ohmie Go: Car sharing service aims to drive electric adoption

A new car-sharing service for the owners of Melbourne apartments is aiming to drive electric vehicle adoption in Australia. Residents in Melbourne's EQ Tower will be able to borrow a pair of Hyundai Kona Electrics hourly, or for an entire day. Although pricing hasn't been finalised, the starting rate will be $15 per hour, with no extra charge for distance covered.
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Scott Collie
Nissan preparing electric training centre in Victoria
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14th Jun 2019
1 min read

Nissan preparing electric training centre in Victoria

Nissan Australia will build its new national headquarters and electric vehicle training centre in Melbourne, creating 60 new jobs in the process. The training centre will be used to train dealers, engineers and technicians from New Zealand and Australia on the new world of Nissan electric vehicles, first of which is the Leaf hatchback. Nissan is currently headquartered in Dandenong South, Victoria, where 400 people are employed. The new training centre will create 60 more jobs.
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Scott Collie
myLearner app launches in Victoria
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12th Dec 2018
1 min read

myLearner app launches in Victoria

Victorian learner drivers will today be able to download the new myLearner app, allowing them to turf the paper logbook in favour of a fully-digital setup. Learners submit their hours through the app, at which point they're approved by their supervising driver through a phone or computer.
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Scott Collie
Autonomy could improve efficiency of Victorian roads by 91 per cent - study
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19th Oct 2018
2 min read

Autonomy could improve efficiency of Victorian roads by 91 per cent - study

Infrastructure Victoria has revealed its advice on what's needed to support the rollout of highly-automated and zero-emissions vehicles, arguing autonomy could improve the efficiency of our roads by 91 per cent. According to the report, the rollout of self-driving cars could support $15 billion in economic growth by 2046, while the transition to zero-emissions motoring could deliver $706 million in health benefits by the same time, reducing greenhouse emissions by around 27 million tonnes.
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Scott Collie