Technology Update

Tech Talk with Saint-Gobain – Grinding with a cutting wheel?

There are many tools, such as a spanner, that are easy to use, not labelled and have no user manual. When it comes to cutting and grinding tools, the...
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NSW leads the way with automotive tax reform

The NSW Government has delivered a financial reform and automotive incentive package that sets the precedent for other Governments to follow in its drive to increase electric vehicle uptake...
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Volkswagen to use 3D printing process in production

Volkswagen is pressing ahead with the use of 3D printers in car production including components used in the A-pillar of the T-Roc convertible. The newest process, known as binder...
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Global chip shortage leads to 3.9 million less vehicles

The global semiconductor-sparked crisis in the automotive sector is now expected to lead to a loss of about $110 billion in revenue, equating to 3.9 million vehicle registrations, according...
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Toyota’s state-of-the-art parts distribution delivers!

Toyota Australia is delivering more parts, faster and more efficiently than ever before with a new world-class warehousing and distribution centre in Melbourne. The new centre was opened last...
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Victoria passes widely-condemned EV tax legislation

 ‘All motorists must pay for the roads they use,’ Barton’s fair stance on road user charge. The Victorian Government’s proposed road user charge for electric vehicles (EVs) passed the...
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US insurer to use artificial intelligence to assess claims

GEICO, the second-largest auto insurer in the US, is partnering with Tractable to accelerate its auto claim and repair process. Tractable’s proprietary computer vision technology, trained on millions of...
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Toyota delivers first Mirai FCEV to CSRIO

CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has become the country’s first organisation to lease the all-new Toyota Mirai FCEV (fuel cell electric vehicle), which uses hydrogen to power the car...
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Thatcham expresses concern about lane keep assist in the UK

Responding to the UK Government’s announcement that paves the way for Automated Driving, Thatcham Research and the Association of British Insurers (ABI) are urging caution. “There is still a lot of...
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US Alliance for Automotive Innovation champions electrification

As Australian regulators grapple with the slow adoption rate of EVs, a US auto manufacturer association tells a US Senate Subcommittee that AVs and electrification are critical to nation’s...
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