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December Industry News

Updated 6 December 2017

Servos Target Fuel Theft - Dec 18

TOWNSVILLE service stations have ramped up their security in a bid to stamp out fuel theft drive-offs. The North Queensland divisional executive of the Motor TradesAssociation Andrew O’Hearn said fuel theft in the region had steadied over the past year because of increased security by operators.

Takata Airbag Warning Ahead of Holidays - Dec 12

The ACCC is urging drivers of vehicles with defective Takata airbags installed to check if their car is affected by the biggest global vehicle recall in history before driving long distance this summer. 

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New Peak body will push for next-gen infrastructure delivery - Dec 12

A new national peak body has been formed to lobby governments to make the shift to next generation service delivery across energy, water, mobility and telecommunications. 

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2018 Jeep Compass Review - Dec 12

In a nutshell Compact Crossover that's more SUV-Capable than most price reveals. 

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Is the Tesla model X Worth The Investment - Dec 12

We take the Tesla model x for a cruise to see it it's really worth the hype. 

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Car Parks the office hang-out of the future - Dec 12

Only 16 per cent of workers expect they'll be driving themselves to work in 2030, according to new research by real estate services firm JLL. 

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How cloud innovation is disrupting the automotive industry - Dec 12

Buying a car is still one of the biggest and most emotional purchases you will make today, so it is hard to believe that soon the data generated from it will be worth more than the value of the vehicle itself. 

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Automotive material research lightens the load - Dec 12

A major new research centre aims to transform Australia's automotive industry by developing new lightweight materials and manufacturing technologies, making cars more fuel-efficient and reducing carbon dioxide emissions. 

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New car sales rebound in November - Dec 6

The sales status quo has been restored, as the Australian automotive market closes in on another record haul of new vehicles. 

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Electric Cars get priority placement - Dec 5 

The government of South Australia and the City of Adelaide have agreed to increase the uptake of electric vehicles as part of their commitment to the Climate Action Roundtable. 

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NSW looks to driverless vehicles for regional public transport - Dec 5

The NSW government has called on industry to help work out how autonomous vehicles could benefit the state's future transport network through a series of trials in regional NSW. 

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Lyft exec says there's going to be a 'gut wrenching decade' in autonomous vehicles before there's a clear winner - Dec 5

Lyft executives Raj Kapoor thinks autonomous driving companies are "going to go through a gut-wrenching decade" before there are clear standards or winners. 

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2018 BMW M5 Review - Dec 4

Six generations on, and BMW's M Division has produced its finest sedan yet, the 2018 M5. A genuine tour de force in every aspect. 

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All aboard the driverless bus, as it is test driven along Cairns Esplanade - Dec 4

A driverless bus could pick up passengers from Cairns' Cruise Liner Terminal and take them for a free ride along the Esplanade. 

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Driverless bus trial to launch in southeast Queensland - Nov 27

Queenslanders could soon be able to hail driverless buses to their front door in a move that is hoped to revolutionise the public transport industry.

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