COMPANY NEWS: Board International, the number one decision-making platform provider, today announced the appointment of Marco Limena as chief executive officer.
The Victorian Government is funding the Victorian Hydrogen Hub (VH2), which will operate in collaboration with CSIRO and Swinburne University of Technology. An early project is the development of a vehicle refuelling station at Clayton.
About 75% of all new cars that are sold in the next five years are expected to be connected, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says, adding that roughly 270 million vehicles will be shipped between 2020 and 2025.
About 155,000 vehicles with defective Takata airbags are still running on Australian roads, the Australian Completion and Consumer Commission has warned, adding that there are only six months left for the manufacturers to complete the recall of these automobiles.
About 78,000 vehicles are fitted with faulty Takata airbags which may deploy wrongly in an accident causing metal fragments to be ejected at high speed and inflict serious injuries or even kill the occupants, the ACCC has warned.
Hyundai’s plan to invest US$35 billion on mobility tech will accelerate commercialisation of self-driving vehicles, according to analytics firm GlobalData.
Australian car manufacturers have warned that 20,000 vehicles already under recall for faulty Takata airbags are now classified as “critical”, with the competition watchdog issuing an alert that the cars listed as critical should not be driven.
Moreland City Council in Victoria is partnering with Toyota Australia to test two hydrogen fuel cell-powered Mirais cars as part of its ongoing investigation of options to provide a zero-emissions transport fuel for its commercial vehicle fleet.
Toyota Australia has suffered what it says is a cyber attack that is believed to have affected its website and mail systems.
Chinese ride-sharing company DiDi and the AFL have jointly announced that it will be "the Official Rideshare Partner of the 2018 Toyota AFL Grand Final", and "give new riders who download the app a gift pack worth over $100".
A total of 1.8 million faulty Takata airbags still have to be replaced in vehicles used in Australia, the consumer watchdog says, with the recall likely to run until 2020.
Documents belonging to more than 100 manufacturing companies were exposed on a publicly accessible server belonging to Level One Robotics, "an engineering service provider specialised in automation process and assembly for OEMs, Tier 1 automotive suppliers as well as our end users", the security firm UpGuard says.
Fourteen companies have joined a group of 10 others in pledging not to indulge in harsh tactics to enforce open-source licences and adopting a deal known as the GPL Co-operation Commitment.
Toyota has denied that it is waiting until customers contact it before sending out letters to inform them of the status of replacement of defective airbags, telling iTWire that claims made in an article published recently are incorrect.
Toyota does not appear to be issuing notices to its customers who have cars with defective Takata airbags – until the customers themselves contact the company.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has warned drivers of cars that have defective Takata airbags to have them replaced if possible before undertaking road trips in the holiday season.
Every year, consumer advocate CHOICE unveils the list of products, services and companies it has deemed as being worthy of a "Shonky Award", and this year's no different!
More companies have started pulling their ads from Google due to fears that they may appear on content that is unsuitable. In Australia, Vodafone Australia, Nestle, Bunnings, Foxtel and Caltex have become the latest to do so.
Telstra has appointed international technology executive, Tesla board member and former Juniper Networks executive Robyn Denholm as its chief operations officer.
New Zealand-based, trans-Tasman IT services provider Datacom has won a three-year contract to supply IT infrastructure and support services to Toyota Australia.
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