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Global electric vehicle sales for the first half of 2021 rose by 160% year-on-year, the technology analyst firm Canalys says, adding that 2.6 million EVs were sold.

Published in Automotive

Industry body Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) has joined a working group of broadcasters, carmakers and tech experts collaborating on the innovation of radio in Android Automotive.

Published in Entertainment

Shipments of connected cars in Europe have been increasing in the last five years and are expected to grow at a CAGR of 12% with 69 million units to be added from 2020-25, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says, adding that this covers only passenger cars with embedded connectivity.

Published in Automotive

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.

Published in Automotive

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

Despite a 52% rise in the sale of what are described as new energy vehicles (NEVs) in Europe in the final quarter of 2019, the number — 160,000 — means that NEVs only made up 4.4% of the 3.7 million cars that were sold in the quarter.

Published in Automotive

Hyundai’s plan to invest US$35 billion on mobility tech will accelerate commercialisation of self-driving vehicles, according to analytics firm GlobalData.

Published in Strategy

Online SME lender OnDeck Australia has appointed experienced commercial lending operator Robbie Fidler as its national broker channel manager.

Published in People Moves
Wednesday, 10 July 2019 18:31

Roborace sets autonomous hillclimb benchmark

Autonomous car racing organisation Roborace's DevBot 2.0 has recorded the first officially timed run on the Goodwood hillclimb for self-driving cars.

Published in Automotive

Global sales of electric vehicles are expected to reach about two million in 2019. up from 1.2 million units in 2017, the global industry analysis firm Counterpoint Research says, adding that by 2025, this number is forecast to grow to 10 million.

Published in Automotive

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.

Published in Automotive

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.

Published in Security
Saturday, 26 August 2017 10:35

Writing code to order can land you in jail

What happens if your boss asks you to write code that could be used to bypass the law? Do you follow his/her instructions blindly and keep your job or object and possibly receive marching orders?

Published in Technology Regulation

Volkswagen Group Australia has deployed a customer experience insights platform from software-as-a-services company Qualtrics across its 103 dealerships.

Published in Deals
Thursday, 07 July 2016 11:55

Das Auto goes Das Leben ist gut with LG

Go back a decade or so and the most tech thing in your car was the radio. That has changed.

Published in Internet of Things

At least one article of a chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, the text of which was released on Friday, appears to have the fingerprints of lobbyists from the proprietary software industry all over it.

Published in Open Sauce
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The global body for ICT professionalism – the International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3) - has denounced the actions of software engineers who designed and implemented the solution which allowed Volkswagen to distort the results of emissions tests carried out in the United States.

Published in Market
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
Tuesday, 29 September 2015 06:57

VW failed sustainability leadership test

Volkswagen fitted 500,000 VW and Audi diesel cars with code that tricked regulators into under-recording noxious emissions. The turbodiesel engine cars had been marketed as "clean diesel" automobiles. This action – which has negatively affected all European auto companies which produce cars with diesel engines and plummeted VW's share price by 20% – also causes problems for regulators, consumers and the environment.

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