Displaying items by tag: Automotive technology

Despite the strictures on American companies doing business with Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies, Washington appears to have given the green light for the sale of semiconductors for Huawei's growing automotive technology business.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Augmented Reality is allowing Australian car buyers to "try on" a new Volkswagen T-Roc or T-Cross in great detail, inside and out, and visualise it in their driveway, garage or elsewhere, at different sizes, as COVIDsafe buying of big ticket items online takes off in a big way! iTWire talks to CCMO Jason Bradshaw on video to find out more.

Published in Home Tech

Self-proclaimed eco-conscious car-sharing platform Evee has launched in Australia offering electric vehicles (EVs) to rent, connecting “community-conscious car owners with eco-conscious drivers”.

Published in Market
Thursday, 07 June 2018 15:01

BlackBerry finds new Australian partners

BlackBerry is expanding its partner program, but with an emphasis on quality rather than quantity.

Published in Strategy
Thursday, 15 December 2016 09:42

SnapSkan checks your tyres as you drive

A Finland-based tyre company is offering a system that automatically measures your tyres' tread depth.

Published in Home Tech

In around six years, BMW, Intel and Mobileye are promising self-driving vehicles that are "highly and fully automated" thanks to computer vision, machine learning and more.

Published in Mobility
Friday, 08 April 2016 12:05

Nvidia has a finger in many automotive pies

While most IT people know Nvidia as a graphics card and GPU vendor, the company's products are increasingly being adopted by the automotive industry.

Published in Automotive
Thursday, 08 October 2015 16:15

VW vehicle recall not good enough, says CHOICE

Consumer advocacy group CHOICE says that consumers affected by Volkswagen’s emissions scandal should be made aware of their rights under Australian law to a refund or replacement vehicle.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 20:41

Review: Navman MiVue Digital Drive Recorder

Navman has released a range of crash sensitive GPS enabled drive recorders.  The aim is to provide clarity and evidence when it comes to insurance claims for motor accidents.  And with any luck, Australians will be contributing to the oft disturbing, sometimes hilarious pool of YouTube videos along with our Russian driving friends.

The automotive, LED lighting and home consumer segments are predicted to drive a large part of growth of 30% in the semiconductor device portion of the global Internet of Things semi-conductor market over the next five years.

Published in Market

Researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) say they have taken the first step towards creating a self-driving car by fitting sensors and other technology to a vehicle owned by car sharing service GoGet.

Published in Automotive
Thursday, 06 February 2014 09:56

Garmin Dash Cam

Whose fault was that bingle anyway?  Well now you have evidence.

Published in Automotive
Monday, 30 September 2013 17:07

Alan Jones drives F1 2013

Codemasters will release the next generation of its popular F1 video game franchise for Australian PS3, Xbox 360 and PC users on 3 October  and we sat down with our own legend of the sport, 1980 world champion Alan Jones MBE, to sample a pre-review version of the game.

Published in Radioactive IT
Monday, 15 April 2013 13:16

Navman: Woman drivers more anxious

GPS brand Navman has commissioned an independent survey of drivers, aiming to characterise driving confidence by gender.

Published in Automotive
Thursday, 14 February 2013 14:57

Review: Navman MY300LMT/MY350LMT

Manufacturers of standalone SatNav devices need to deliver features at an excellent bang-for-buck ratio to compete with in-car factory fitted as well as the many other GPS enabled devices on hand today.

Wednesday, 06 February 2013 16:43

Driving the uptake of DAB+ digital radio

The local organisation Commercial Radio Australia is well aware of the importance embracing the digital age of radio broadcasting.  This is particularly significant for radios on the road; commercial radio listening figures for 2012 show 34% of radio listening is in the car and the radio industry is keen for those listeners to experience digital radio.

Published in Automotive
Monday, 26 November 2012 17:05

Black Box driving recorder from Navman

Aimed at providing forensic evidence in the unfortunate event of an accident or for protective parents wishing to monitor their teenage children’s driving habits Navman has released two digital drive recorders.

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 15:53

Volvo beats traffic jams

Self-drive cars may be the future, but that doesn’t mean the death of grid-lock or the general drag of slow city traffic.  Why do we even fork out for high performance vehicles when much of the time is spent travelling slower than a senior citizen on a mobility scooter?

Published in Automotive
Thursday, 30 August 2012 08:28

Holden Volt vaults to 5 star safety rating

Not a pure electric vehicle, yet not a hybrid, the Holden Volt is looking like it will shake up the languishing Australian automobile industry.

Published in Automotive
Friday, 03 August 2012 17:11

Honda puts its head in the cloud

HondaLink joins other - mostly German – vehicle manufacturer’s attempts at bringing the online world into our cars.  Social media, cloud based services and other applications streaming directly to the infotainment system.

Published in Automotive
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