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Industry News - April '18

Updated 24 April, 2018


Electric-car aspirants tap industry veterans to jump-start their search for the next Tesla - Apr 22

Deep-pocketed investors looking to create the next Tesla are turning to seasoned car industry executives for help making sense of the complicated and capital-intensive auto business. 

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Drivers needed as world-first-semi-autonomous vehicle trial launched - Apr 22

A Canberra company is looking for about 30 drivers to take part in a world-first trial of semi-autonomous vehicles.

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Optimisting infrastructure using edge computing - Apr 23

Vertiv (formerly Emerson Network Power) has released a research-based analysis of network edge technology that identifies four main archetypes for edge applications and the technology required to support them.

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2018 Holden Commodore recalled for seatbelt fix - Apr 23

Holden has recalled the 2018 ZB Commodore over concerns the outboard rear seat-belts may not be correctly installed.

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Musk admits Tesla's biggest mistake - Apr 18

TESLA has been forced to suspend production of its Model 3 sedan - a car that is considered vital to the company's future but has been plagued by production delays.

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Germany pushes for electric car technology - Apr 17

German carmakers need to invest high "two-digit billion amounts" in electric car technology, in order to retain hundreds of thousands of jobs, a minister says.

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Ford Mustang to race in Supercars from 2019 - Apr 17

It’s official! At 11am today at Albert Park in Melbourne the president of Ford Australia, Graeme Whickman, confirmed that Ford is back in Supercars racing and its Mustang V8 will hit the track at the start of 2019.

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The Future of Driverless Cars - April 9

In March 2018, an Uber self-driving car hit and killed a pedestrian in the United States, prompting Uber to suspend its self-driving car tests.

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Our Holden love affair is over - April 9

AUSTRALIANS have fallen out of love with Holden less than six months after closing its local car factory.

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Tesla Model 3: Dual-motor "probably" coming in July - April 8

The more powerful, dual-motor Tesla Model 3 could enter production as soon as July this year, as the brand continues its production ramp-up.

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Ban on importing vehicles with alpha Takata airbags - April 9

The Government’s mandatory recall on vehicles with alpha Takata airbags means importers need to keep a close eye on what they’re bringing in.

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This graph shows how the public feels about self-driving cars now - April 7

In March, an Uber self-driving car killed a pedestrian in what has been reported as the first ever self-driving car fatality in history. And a Tesla vehicle operating in semi-autonomous Autopilot mode was also involved in a fatal crash that month.

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Toyota Australia recalls 7,000 vehicles with faulty Takata airbags - April 3

Toyota Australia is calling back 7.039 Corolla sedan, Yaris sedan and Rukus models built between January and December 2013 that have been fitted with faulty Takata airbags.

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Tesla confirms 'Autopilot' was engaged during fatal crash - April 2

Electric carmaker Tesla has confirmed its "Autopilot" feature was engaged during a fatal crash last week, a development set to exacerbate concerns over the safety of futuristic vehicles.

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Have you still got a killer airbag? - April 1

More than 50,000 Toyota vehicles with defective Takata airbags have been recalled again after replacement parts were installed incorrectly.

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Tesla issues its largest recall to date, affecting 123,000 Model S vehicles - Mar 30

Tesla has issued a worldwide recall related to the power steering systems in 123,000 of its electric Model S vehicles.

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Deep-pocketed investors looking to create the next Tesla are turning to seasoned car industry executives for help making sense of the complicated and capital-intensive auto business.
Deep-pocketed investors looking to create the next Tesla are turning to seasoned car industry executives for help making sense of the complicated and capital-intensive auto business.
Deep-pocketed investors looking to create the next Tesla are turning to seasoned car industry executives for help making sense of the complicated and capital-intensive auto business.
Deep-pocketed investors looking to create the next Tesla are turning to seasoned car industry executives for help making sense of the complicated and capital-intensive auto business.

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