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    Those lucky bastards that own both a Tesla Model S and Google Glass can now get GlassTesla. A new app for Google Glass that taps into the vehicle systems and provides useful data while away from your vehicle. Here’s what it can do: – View vehicle charging status. Start...
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    Innovative electric car company Tesla Motors has shown off it’s latest trick today. Interchanging batteries allows distance issues to be a thing of the past, but the problem has always been the weight distribution. Tesla have solved that problem. Basically the crazy mind of CEO Elon Musk has been...
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    As the Australian auto manufacturers are struggling, South-Korean auto company Kia has been standing out by doing things differently. If you’ve ever seen a Kia Optima in the wild, you won’t forget it, it’ll be that time you neck hurt from doing a double-take. The company has done an...
  • Gorilla Glass coming to vehicles

    Gorilla glass is the strong, scratch resistant glass that’s most likely used on your phone, and it is tipped to debut in cars within the next 12-months. Manufactured by Corning, ‘Gorilla Glass’ is used on all the latest high-end phones including the iPhone 5, Galaxy S4 and Nokia’s Lumia...
  • Ford panel – the future of technology in the Auto industry from Computex

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    Our North American friends have had AppLink in Ford vehicles for quite some time now, but Ford’s announcement today at Computex in Taipei was that Aussies (and the rest of Asia) will finally get AppLink. There isn’t any official release dates, but it is coming. The first 3 apps...
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    In a press conference this morning, Ford Australia has announced its Geelong and Boradmeadow production plants will be ceasing production at the ending of October in 2016. This will result in the loss of around 1200 jobs and the iconic Falcon brand will be ceasing. The 650 Broadmeadow job...
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    Coming from a rural town, I’m not used to cabs, I only ever use them after I’ve had a few drinks and need a lift home but every time I’ve used one I haven’t been too impressed. Uber is a completely different story though. Uber is an app for...
  • Review: 2013 Ford Kuga, one of the most technologically advanced cars ever

    This week Ford is holding the Asia Pacific launch of the 2013 Ford Kuga in Adelaide. The new and improved Kuga is now a world car, meaning it’s essentially the same components and used across the globe, achieving the economies of scale. With an incredibly competitive landscape in the...
  • Bugatti take back the convertible world record at 408.84km/h

    Supercar manufacturer Bugatti really doesn’t like being beaten. With an amazing speed of 408.84km/h they have just reclaimed the title of the world’s fastest production convertible with the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse. Chinese racing driver Anthony Liu broke the record at Volkswagen Group’s proving grounds in Ehra-Lessien in...
  • The insane logistical challenges of V8 Supercars

    V8 Supercars is one of the fastest growing sports in Australia and the company behind it all, has an amazing logistical challenge, around 70 staff work tirelessly to organise 18 teams (each with 30-70 staff of their own) and 28 cars to get to 15 events across 3 countries....
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    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,...

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