Toyota HiAce van

01 August, 2016

Toyota has revised its diesel-powered HiAce range to improve fuel economy in the city while achieving stricter emissions standards.


Powering the pumps

21 July, 2016

Supplying 24-hour access to diesel in remote parts of Western Australia's Pilbara region has become much more feasible with the construction of what is believed to be the world’s first fully transportable, solar-powered retail fuel outlets.


Navman Wireless rebrands

19 July, 2016

Navman Wireless has rebranded as Teletrac Navman, following the company's merger with GPS fleet tracking software company Teletrac.


Toyota brings fuel cell vehicles to Australia

15 July, 2016

Toyota says it is excited to secure three fuel cell vehicles for use exclusively in Australia over the next three years. The vehicles — known as the Mirai — will help Toyota engineers to learn more about the technology and will be joined by a portable refuelling station over the coming months.


Going green still a dream

13 July, 2016

Researchers at Queensland University of Technology are predicting that petrol-powered vehicles will continue to dominate Australian roads in the year 2030, despite advances in new technologies and public concerns about the environment.


More airbag problems for Toyota

08 July, 2016

There's a new crop of airbag issues for Toyota, this time for its Prius and Lexus models. In Australia, the company has issued a recall on vehicles from the Prius ZVW30 and Lexus CT200h ranges.


Full solar car range developed

07 July, 2016

Thin-film solar expert Hanergy Holding Group has launched four full solar-powered vehicles in Beijing at a ceremony dubbed 'Disruptive innovations drive the future'.


No sync? No thanks!

06 July, 2016

In case you were in doubt as to how much smartphones rule our lives, a new study reveals that car buyers will not purchase a vehicle that doesn't provide adequate mobile phone connection. The National Road Safety Partnership Program (NRSPP) has published details of the research which shows that other factors including styling, price and fuel economy can't be trumped by an inability to connect.


Tesla fatality sparks investigation

04 July, 2016

The death of a Tesla Model S driver in Florida earlier this year has sparked a widespread investigation into the vehicle's autopilot system involving the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the US Government and the automaker.


Details of VW make-good revealed

30 June, 2016

Details of the proposed make-good by car manufacturer Volkswagen AG have been released. Information relates only to the United States at this stage.


Smart cities to dramatically ease congestion

28 June, 2016

New information from Juniper Research suggests that by 2021, the average driver will save an entire working day per year through less driving time. The advent of smart city initiatives, including including advanced traffic management and smart parking, will contribute to 4.2 billion fewer man hours on the road.


Tough and trusted

23 June, 2016

From 'first response' at fatal road accidents to saving sheep in a storm, Warrnambool State Emergency Service needs tough and trusted capital equipment that can be relied on every hour of every day of the year.


Nissan working on e-Bio fuel cell system

20 June, 2016

Nissan Motor Corporation has announced efforts in research and development of a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC)-powered system running on bio-ethanol electric power, a world first for automotive use.


Pick up a new Tesla... from a department store

17 June, 2016

Tesla is taking the unusual step of selling its vehicles at the Nordstrom department store in Los Angeles. Already renowned for its left-of-field sales distribution model, the maker generally offers its cars via directly owned stores, commonly to be found located in shopping malls.


The rise of the grey fleet

14 June, 2016

A new steering committee has been established to explore issues around the increased prevalence of the grey fleet. The term refers to situations where vehicles used for work purposes are not owned or leased by the organisation employing the driver, including novated lease, volunteer paid mileage and private vehicle use.


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