CarTech

  • Can sports cars be family cars?

    2018 Honda Civic TypeR If you’re single, then you get to buy a car completely based on your own priorities. If you’ve got a family, then you’ll need to consider how your dream car meets the needs of your family, as well as you.  The biggest growth area in...
  • First impressions of the Honda Civic Type R

    Honda’s Civic Type R is big, bold and here to be counted in performance enthusiast market. After spending a couple of days behind the wheel, it’s time to reflect on some initial impressions of the car ahead of a full review. To being we have to talk about the...
  • Recharging: What’s it cost to charge a Tesla Model X at home on 240v ?

    Recharging a Tesla can be free if you live close to a Supercharger, but what if you don’t, what are the economics of recharging at home each night? After spending some time with the Model X P100D, its time to break it down. The P100D has a 100kw battery...
  • Performance: SUVs don’t have to be boring

    When you think of SUVs, it is easy to think about a boosted sedan body with bigger tyres, a bunch of extra weight and similar engine size, meaning power-to-weight ratio goes south, in an effort to provide more space and visibility. Those assumptions need to be reset when we...
  • Review: 2018 Honda CRV VTi-Lx AWD

    The time has come to buy an SUV. With Australia’s diverse landscape of nameplates to choose from (the 39 manufacturers and 112 models), deciding on the right car for you is a serious challenge. For the past week, I’ve been reviewing Honda’s CR-V the big brother to their smaller...
  • HAVAL WEY X is exactly how cars of the future should look

    HAVAL has now officially unveiled their latest ideas at Auto China 2018 in Beijing. Easily their most impressive was their first fully autonomous pure electric SUV, the WEY X. This concept, should it make it to production, will offer Level 5 autonomous driving (sometime around 2025), this means AI...
  • Honda refines the Civic with limited edition VTi-S LUXE model

    Honda Australia has launched a new variant of the Honda Civic, the VTi-S LUXE sedan bolsters the comfort and style. The Honda Civic VTi-S LUXE adds a selection of new features for a price increase of just $2,000 above the regular VTi-S sedan. The limited time, LUXE edition includes:...
  • Telstra turns on 5G on the Gold Coast. Speed approaching 1Gbps for Australia’s first 5G car

    5G is all the rage right now, with massive promises of ridiculous multiples of the mobile speed we have today. Other benefits include better range, lower latency and for the faster speeds to make sense, larger data caps and plans for multiple devices (right Telstra?) The faster, more connected...
  • Jaguar Land Rover signs BlackBerry in technology partnership, will run future version of QNX

    BlackBerry and Jaguar Land Rover have announced the 2 companies have entered into a multi-year agreement. This new agreement will see the pair collaborate and develop technology for the next-generation of vehicles. BlackBerry will license its QNX platform and Certicom technology (software and hardware solutions along with over 450 patents)...