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February Industry News

Updated 7 February 2018


Recalls for BMW, Mazda, Toyota - Feb 13

BMW Australia has added SUVs to the growing Takata airbag recall list, while Mazda recalls its 2 series small car and and Toyota/Lexus recalls airbag sensors.

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Car Industry resists Victorian government call for compulsory auto braking - Feb 13

AUSTRALIA’S peak motor industry body has resisted a call for automatic emergency braking (AEB) to become mandatory for all new cars sold in Australia.

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Autonomous future still unclear: Nissan - Feb 13

THE future roll out of autonomous vehicles is still relatively unclear, according to a senior Nissan executive, who acknowledged that the technology will have to be flexible and able to adapt to different regions around the world.

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Driverless shuttle bus at Glenelg will take passengers 1km from Moseley Square along the foreshore - Feb 13

DRIVERLESS vehicles are no longer just the talk of the town; they are here.

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Automotive vehicles to everything communications market insights shared in detailed report - Feb 13

This research analyzes the Global Automotive Vehicle to Everything (V2X) Communications Market by, manufacturers, regions, type, price, and application.

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This is the world's most advanced self-driving car - Feb 13

This is the world’s most advanced self-driving car. The SYMBIOZ is a concept car by Renault. It embodies what they believe cars will be like in 2030.

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Watch live as Elon Musk's Tesla disappears into deep space - Feb 13

Your plans for Valentine's Day should include a romantic dinner, a box of dark chocolates, and a live viewing of Elon Musk's SpaceX-launched red Tesla Roadster flying away into the distant darkness of space.

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Driverless cars could create new jobs in a welcome boost to Australia's motor industry - Feb 7

The race to market for widespread driverless cars may be on, but that doesn’t mean we’re anywhere near a deployable reality. Much of the initial hype has settled down, and the claims made by manufacturers and startups with regards to timelines have moderated. Interview with MTA Queensland CEO, Dr Brett Dale

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Petrol theft skyrockets in Mackay - Feb 7 

THIEVES made off with more than $25,000 worth of stolen petrol last year, statistics reveal, amid concerns about the worsening number of drive offs in the Mackay district.

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Hyundai joins Hydrogen Mobility Australia as founding member - Feb 7

Hyundai has joined the Hydrogen Mobility Australia body as one of its founding members, joining Toyota to help assist in the development and strategies for the move away from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Read More Here


Elon Musk is launching a Tesla into space - here's how SpaceX will do it - Feb 6

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket is scheduled for launch on February 6, and the entire space industry is watching with anticipation.

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Toyota starts 2018 car sales race in style - Feb 5

The Australian economy must be doing pretty well…Australians are opening their wallets and buying new cars.

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VFacts: January 2018 new vehicle sales - Feb 5

New vehicle industry peak lobby group, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), reported a 4.3 per cent increase in sales and registrations for January 2018 compared to the same month last year.

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