CarTech

  • Review: 2016 Ford Focus RS

    Ford’s Focus RS is a hot hatch and there’s no missing it in the bright ‘nitrous’ blue and definitely no mistaking it with a distinctive exhaust note. After spending a week in the Focus RS, there’s lots to discuss so strap yourselves in and hold on for the ride....
  • Infiniti Q30, the premium crossover ready to stand up and be counted

    The Infiniti Q30 is the latest in a growing lineup of vehicles from the company. In many ways the compact crossover completes the lineup of vehicle options from sedans like the Q50 to the QX80 SUV. As a crossover, the car provides a higher seating position, providing a increased...
  • Uber disrupts their own business model

    Uber is in 507 cities worldwide right now and their successful model of employing drivers is about to change. In a post titled ‘Rethinking transportation‘ Uber CEO Travis Kalanick announced they were acquiring Otto. The startup has just over 90 employees, but those employees have been working on a very important puzzle...
  • Ford plans to deliver autonomous car with no wheel or pedals in 2021

    After years of slowly walking their way to higher levels of driver assists, Ford have finally announced a bold development plan for the future. In 2021, just 5 years from now, are planning on selling (in high-volume), fully autonomous SAE level 4-capable vehicles. The most common application of this is expected to...
  • Hands on with the 2016 Ford Focus RS

    Ford’s got another hit on their hands with the Focus RS. They’ve already sold 4-500 of them in Australia and if you want one, you’ll be waiting to at least 2017. After spending a day behind the wheel, its easy to see why their latest hot hatch is beating expectations....
  • Germany wants to mandate emissions-free by 2030

    Germany’s Deputy Economy Minister, Rainer Baake recently spoke at an investment forum and outlined the countries path to reduction of carbon dioxide. With transport making up a significant part of CO2 emissions, addressing change in this area will take the country closer to their targets. Baake says in 10 years...
  • Review: 2016 Ford Mustang GT, one of the last great driver’s cars

    The 2016 Ford Mustang is an absolute head turner and if you own one, expect a lot of attention. It’s a big shiny muscle car that commands attention and the combination engine and exhaust note is ridiculously addictive. It’s a car that begs to be driven and with so much...
  • Holden Spark is the cheapest car to get Android Auto and CarPlay

    Holden have added Android Auto and Apple Car Play to the brand new Holden Spark. Like many others auto makers, Holden are handing the keys to the infotainment display to mobile phone manufacturers. Of course there’s still a default experience which provides navigation and music if you don’t have a phone, but...
  • Review: 2016 Australian Ford Mustang. EcoBoost or V8?

    The first factory built Ford Mustang to enter Australia is finally here. Probelm is its a smashing success for Ford and they can’t build them fast enough. There’s already been 4,000 sold to Australians. If you decide you want one today, you’ll be waiting till at least December before...