• The Toyota 86 is awesome, so is Mount Panorama

    Each year at Easter around 300 competitors from around Australia come to the famous Mount Panorama motor racing circuit in my hometown of Bathurst, NSW. They come from all categories, from Dodge Vipers to 70’s Mustangs or from Formula 3 cars to Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution’s and is a great...
  • Teenager gets 30 months in prison for shooting a laser at a plane

    A 19 year old from the USA, Adam Gardenhire has been jailed for 30 months for shooting a laser at an airplane. The boy first shot it at a plane landing at an airport and then a police helicopter that came to investigate soon after. According to the police report, the...
  • Lotus F1 using Microsoft Dynamics to stay ahead of the pack

    F1 Team Lotus are using Microsoft Dynamics to not only meet tight new requirements by F1, but to beat the competition. All teams face amazing logistical nightmares each round of the F1 timetable, requiring 80-90 personnel, 2 cars and thousands of parts to be shipped around the world in...
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    Congratulations: Wade Van Ingen, you just won a F1 double pass

    Very happy to announce that the winner of the double pass to the Melbourne 2013 F1 Grand Prix pass is… Wade Van Ingen. In the biggest giveaway on techAU, he’s off to the Forumla 1 Grand Prix, with a friend, courtesy of entry and comment on this post about...
  • Watch the driving games scramble to include the Lamborghini Veneno

    Lamborghini have just outed a brand new showcase vehicle, the futuristic Lamborghini Veneno. The design is outrageous, insane, ridiculous and simply amazing. The builds on the already elaborate Aventador, but takes carbon fibre aerodynamics to a whole new level. Believe it or not, this is supposed to be ‘street...
  • Mitsubishi claim 300KM on new CA-MiEV concept car

    The Geneva Motor Show is currently on and vehicle manufacturers are unveiling their latest creations. This evening we see Mitsubishi unveil two new concept cars, the Mitsubishi GR-HEV and CA-MiEV were on show. In one of the shortest release presentations, Mitsubishi were right down to business. After what they...
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    Giveaway: Vodafone Lap Racer could win you F1 tickets

    To celebrate the 2013 F1 season and to celebrate their global sponsorship of Mercedes McLaren and Jenson Button, Vodafone have developed a new game called ‘Lap Racer’. The game is a 3/4 view racing game where you control Jenson’s F1 car around the track. While the controls are basic,...
  • Victorian Gov gives green light to ChargeIQ

    The Australian made, ChargeIQ, is an electric vehicle charger by DiUS Computing, has been given the “green light” to be a Victorian Electric Vehicle trial participant. ChargeIQ is the only electric vehicle charger used in the Victorian Department of Transport’s recent Demand Response Load Control Electric Vehicle Trial. One...
  • 7 Tesla owners are recreating the Broder drive

    This week New York Times reporter John Broder gave a fairly critical and widely regarded as a flawed review of the all electric Tesla Model S. Sparking the controversy the feature image on the post was the Tesla being towed away apparently falling short of the intended journey. You...
  • Want a Lumia 920 vent mount? Head to ebay.

    Nokia Accessories for the Nokia Lumia 920 remain elusive, which means those of us looking for solutions in the car or around the home and office have to look elsewhere. After asking at the local Telstra store, I was told they have no ETA on stock and to head...
  • BMW give a ‘Window into the future’ with augmented reality

    Last month, BMW created a ‘Window Into The Near Future’ with a dramatic digital display in New York. In a building on the corner of 42nd Street and 6th Avenue, they created a screen that digitally transforms passing cars into the all-electric BMW i3 and plug-in hybrid BMW i8...
  • Ford at the 2012 Australian International Motorshow

    The Ford stand at this years Australian International Motor show might seem quite small until you take a short walk outside. Outside you will be presented with the massive display Ford has developed this year. With a number of Ford vehicles on show as well as a “Smart Drive”...
  • Highlights from the 2012 Australian International Motor Show

    The 2012 Australian International Motor show kicked off yesterday and while the likes of Ferrari, Audi, Maserati and BMW along with 22 other brands aren’t on display this year, other brands like Mercedes with 27 cars on show and Ford with a massive hands on outdoor display the 2012...
  • Review: 2013 Ford Focus ST

    The new Ford Focus ST (Sport Technologies) is first global performance car from Ford, shipping to more than 40 countries around the world. The Focus ST features a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine that generates 184 kW and 360 Nm of torque. There’s plenty of technology packed into this 5-door hot...
  • Holden Volt ready for launch November 1st

    This week Holden held a technology briefing focusing on the technologies of the Holden Volt and also an insight to technologies currently used in GM’s line up in the US and also future tech we may see in Australia. The Holden Volt also known as the Chevy Volt in...
  • Hands-on with Ford SYNC in Australia

    Last week Ford invited journalists to their Melbourne HQ for the launch of Ford SYNC in Australia. The first vehicle in the country to feature the voice controlled SYNC technology is the 2012 Ford Focus. The voice-enabled system is launched with a pull of the dedicated SYNC trigger on...
  • Google’s self-driving cars can’t come soon enough

    Image credit: BorderMail, taken by: David Thorpe Yesterday an 89 year old man crashed into six parked cars and hit a man in Wodonga. The elderly man turned the corner, then mounted the kerb and ran into three cars parked in the Safeway car park. He then reversed his...
  • ‘Falcatron’ is a turbocharged Aussie Transformer [insert noise here]

    Aussie kids have played lovingly with transformers for generations, yet there has never been an Aussie transformer. Fans of the Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo have put things right. The design comes from a competition run on Facebook when more than 1,000 fans voted for the new Autobot to be...
  • Inside Ford’s refurbished Design Centre

    Ford Australia’s design centre is normally off-limits to press, but not today. They recently finished a refurbishment and invited us along to take a look. As per Ford’s international security protocols, journalists did still have to surrender mobile phones at the front desk. This design centre is one of...
  • Ford SYNC released in Australia

    Today at Ford Australia’s HQ in Melbourne, Ford announced the release of Ford SYNC into the Australian market. After being released in the United States and Europe, it’s now our turn to get hands-on with the in-car voice command system. The CEO of Ford Australia, made the announcement to...

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