Technology

Jaguar Land Rover developing hydrogen fuel cell Defender

Jun 16, 2021

Jaguar Land Rover has announced it is developing hydrogen fuel cell technologies for potential future showroom products, and has created a concept for testing based on the Land Rover Defender. For now, the few limited...

Toyota Australia launches KINTO car rental platform

Jun 06, 2021

Toyota is making headlines after launching a new car rental platform here in Australia, called KINTO, that offers users the ability to rent a Toyota vehicle for as little as one-hour, or as long as...

FCAI supports $2 billion fuel standards overall for Australia

May 17, 2021

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) is welcoming a move from the federal government to impose new fuel quality standards in Australia and support a number of fuel refineries around the country. The FCAI...

Electric BMW M models to use Hans Zimmer-composed sounds

May 12, 2021

In one of the more surprising news stories to emerge this week, BMW has announced a collaboration with acclaimed composer Hans Zimmer that will see the Academy Award-winner create engine sounds for some of BMW’s...

BMW & Ford co-developing solid-state EV battery tech

May 04, 2021

BMW Group and Ford have expanded their existing agreement to co-develop battery technologies with an additional US$130 million in funding for Solid Power, one of the industry-leading producers of solid-state batteries. The Series B investment...

Mazda, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota co-developing communications tech

Apr 28, 2021

Daihatsu, Mazda, Suzuki, Subaru, and Toyota have announced they are all collaborating on the next generation of vehicle communication devices that will make ‘smart’ vehicles even smarter. More specifically, the five manufacturers have agreed to...

Should I upgrade my car’s headlights? Xenon, LED, HID Compared

Mar 19, 2021

Show us ya headlamps. No, not those ones. Headlights are one of the most important bits on your car, so is it worth upgrading them? Every bloke in a ute these days seems to have...

BMW unveils new iDrive with Operating System 8.0

Mar 16, 2021

BMW has unveiled its next-generation iDrive system which is set to appear in showroom models from later this year. It also includes the introduction of BMW’s Operating System 8.0. Following the launch of Operating System...

Ford teams up with Google, switch to Android on-board services

Feb 03, 2021

Ford has confirmed it is working with Google to see a rollout of Android-based systems for future Ford and Lincoln vehicles. The two companies will also work to further develop on-board apps and services via...

Jaguar Land Rover announces advanced composites project

Jan 27, 2021

Jaguar Land Rover has announced it is broadening its research and development in the area of advanced composite materials, such as carbon fibre, all in the name of reducing emissions and increasing performance and driving...

Mercedes-Benz EQS debuts spectacular MBUX ‘Hyperscreen’ interface

Jan 11, 2021

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a spectacular new digital MBUX interface layout, called Hyperscreen, which will debut on the upcoming EQS fully electric flagship luxury sedan later this year. This is just one of many all-new technologies...

A Guide to Run-Flat Tyres

Dec 28, 2020

Are run-flat tyres a good idea? Run-flat tyres seem too good to be true, so what’s the catch? Like with anything, there are a few downsides. Tyres have come a long way since their inception....