Reactive seats and head restraints would help cut down on head and neck injuries in rear-end shunts.
Is it time for the world to choose a different road on its journey to energy security?
A new move away from petrol power could drive the global economy further than ever before.
Tesla’s impressive Gigafactory near Reno, Nevada.
Tesla are taking bold steps to make their production as eco-friendly as possible – but it's not as simple as they hope.
Rolls-Royce Motor Company
The Vision Next 100 concept car promises 22nd century luxury but is more likely to become an amusing curiosity – just like its predecessors.
2015 was the worst financial year in the Volkswagen Group’s history.
The scandal that rocked the automotive industry is far from over.
Elon Musk hasn't made a cheap electric car, but one that's attractive enough to create a mass market.
Back to basics in the home of the fuel cell.
Will the Rasa be a clean slate for the advancement of fuel cell cars?
A concept-only supercar, perhaps, but one that could shake up the status quo.
Will China end up eating the lunch of the current crop of global car manufacturers?
Cooperation between regulators and the car industry has led to a huge reduction in dangerous emissions – and we can expect further progress.
Volkswagen’s woes will be shared by many.
The impact of Volkswagen's deceit will spread far beyond its German headquarters. Customers and suppliers will face losses just as steep or steeper.
Global scrutiny has pummelled VW shares.
The market reaction to the VW emissions scandal is just like that of a jilted lover.
The sensational confessions of the car-manufacturing giant have sent shockwaves through the industry and have wider implications for the whole corporate sector.
But can you make an EV at half the price of that one?
Elon Musk of Tesla Motors wants to build an affordable, mass-market electric car. What can Tesla learn from another auto innovator – Henry Ford?
Faulty airbags led to the biggest auto recall in US history.
Airbag explosion via www.shutterstock.com
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.
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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.
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?
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.
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…
Faulty ignition switches like this one were at the core of the troubles at GM, which led to record recalls last year.
The US’s top auto safety agency last week fined Japanese car company Honda Motor a record US$70 million for failing to report hundreds of fatal accidents and injuries over the last 11 years. The unfiled…
The light-weight BMW i3 is designed to maximise its range.
To take a look at the cars on your street, it might not be apparent that the automotive industry is going through one of its most dramatic periods of change. Yet rising purchasing power in emerging markets…