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Toyota tops brand value list again, Tesla breaks in

For the 13th year running, Toyota has been named the most valuable brand on the world automotive scene. Hanging onto 1st place in the 17th annual Interbrand survey of global brand value, Toyota ranked 5th overall, again behind Apple (1), Google (2), Coca-Cola (3) and Microsoft (4). The Japanese car maker's 2016 result is one better than last year, however, with IBM dropping from fifth to sixth behind Toyota...

Victoria throws support behind autonomous vehicle testing: Bosch, TAC, VicRoads partner up on 'Towards Zero' goal

Competition for the status of leader in autonomous driving technology between Australia's state governments is heating up, with Victoria this week declaring it is "leading the way" on advanced driverless systems. The announcement, part of a $1...

Video: Tesla chief's plan for SpaceX rocket's journey to Mars

We've covered many forms of transport here on CarAdvice, many not related to our core focus and certainly not inherent in our name. We won't hold you up too long with this one, but the release today of a new video animation that previews - or, more accurately, speculates at - the interplanetary travel plans of Tesla chief Elon Musk and his SpaceX business… felt worthy of a share...

Don't mess with Autopilot: Tesla's updated safety alerts demonstrated in new video

Tesla's Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system recently received a pretty significant software update, and one of its new features makes sure you don’t get complacent behind the wheel - like an angry parent. Demonstrated in the above video, Autopilot Version 8...

Tesla Autopilot version 8.0 announced with new emphasis on radar - UPDATE

Update - Tesla's local arm has confirmed the rollout of the Version 8.0 software in Australia over the coming weeks. See bottom of article for more details. Tesla has announced a Version 8.0 software update, which for its Autopilot driver-assistance system, switches the car’s primary sensor to radar technology as opposed to the camera and image processing system...

2017 Tesla Model X Walkaround Preview - video

With the first deliveries of the 2017 Tesla Model X due to start at the end of 2016, we decided to head to Tesla and have a quick look at the first car to land in Australia. Pricing starts from $111,900 (plus on-road costs) for the entry-level Model X 60D, which promises over 350 kilometres of driving range on one charge...

Tesla Model X: Australian pricing and specifications for electric SUV

The full Australian-market configurator for the Tesla Model X all-wheel-drive pure electric crossover is now live, revealing more information on arguably the market’s most eagerly anticipated SUV. The celebrate the occasion, Tesla flew two US-spec cars to Australia this week for an early preview, inviting hundreds of prospective buyers to get a feel for the car...

2017 Tesla Model S P100D 'world's quickest production car', Model X also announced

New Tesla Model S P100D and Model X P100D variants have been unveiled overnight, debuting as the latest flagship upgrade in the electric car maker's line-up. Equipped with a new 100kWh battery pack, the P100D variants have a greater driving range and improved performance capabilities. So much so that the company claims the new Tesla Model S P100D with Ludicrous Mode is the world's quickest production car...

Tesla Autopilot 2.0 will have three cameras, more radar units - report

The next iteration of Tesla's Autopilot system will reportedly require a lot more detection hardware. According to anonymous sources who have spoken to Electrek, the updated hardware suite will include radar units at each corner of the vehicle, as well as a new forward-facing triple camera setup...

CarAdvice Podcast episode 15: Honda NSX flies in, Ford on Edge, DB11 reviewed, Model X priced, and much more

Welcome to episode 15 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, it's Mandy Turner at the helm, joined by specialist sidekick Mike Stevens to discuss the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market...

Tesla Model Y SUV and Model X-based minibus confirmed

Elon Musk, Tesla's outspoken CEO, has once again taken to Twitter to make some product roadmap announcements, stating on the social media service: "Model Y (compact SUV) off Model 3 chassis. Tesla Bus/Minibus/Spacebus off Model X." The Model Y name would complete the 'Model' naming scheme, which Musk had initially envisioned as spelling SEXY once the Model S, Model E, Model X and Model Y were all launched...