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When cars talk to each other, and their surroundings. Connected cars graphic via shutterstock.com

Saving lives by letting cars talk to each other

There is a way to improve safety across a rapidly evolving range of advanced mobility technologies and vehicles. The answer is connectivity.
Faulty airbags led to the biggest auto recall in US history. Airbag explosion via www.shutterstock.com

Why automakers so frequently botch product recalls

From Ford's Pinto problem to Takata's defective airbags, sometimes it seems auto companies know how to do little more than mismanage product recalls.
Car makers pay close attention to the emissions regulations in the countries they export to. Everett Kennedy Brown/EPA/AAP

Could Australia become a dumping ground for high-emission vehicles?

Unlike many countries, Australia does not have mandatory greenhouse emissions standards for cars - meaning that manufacturers are free to sell their least efficient, most polluting vehicles here.
Classic Australian car design is on display at the National Gallery of Victoria. GENERAL MOTORS COMPANY, Detroit (manufacturer)
United States est. 1908. GM HOLDEN LTD, Adelaide (coachbuilder) est. 1931. Pontiac all-enclosed coupe (Silver Streak)
1938 body designed Hartley Chaplin and Tom Wylie. Collection of Violet Cecil, Melbourne.
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More with less: Aussie innovation and the future of car design

We're not making cars in Australia anymore but the Shifting Gear exhibition at NGV showcases the best of local automobile design.
Could CarPlay be the precursor to an Apple Car? Apple

The Apple Car will be really different … if it exists

It has been a week and the Apple Car rumor hasn’t been denied by Apple. (Here’s the background in case you have been living under a rock). So what are we to make of all this? Much of what has been talked…
Australia’s Luxury Car Tax hits the high end of the market, but fuel efficiency plays an important role. Armin Weigel/EPA/AAP

Australians pay too much for luxury cars…or do they?

The Australian Automotive Association (AAA) recently stepped up its campaign against Australia’s Luxury Car Tax, arguing it means Australians are paying more than their Japanese or UK counterparts for…

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