Vehicles

  • Help fund the future of transport, rLoop Hyperloop pod hits Indiegogo

    rLoop was born on Reddit, a group dedicated to bringing Elon Musk’s idea for a 5th mode of transport, the Hyperloop, into reality. The team has gathered an impressive 300 engineers from more than 15 countries around the world. With such a geographically diversed workforce, rLoop is leveraging modern way of working...
  • Hands-off with Tesla Autopilot in the Model S P90D

    Yesterday I drove from Melbourne to Wodonga along the Hume Freeway and probably touched the wheel a dozen times. The latest and best Tesla Model S is the P90D. Update: The P90D is on the website but the performance and 90kwh battery are both options to upgrade from the P85D,...
  • Chinese Baidu could eliminate smog-related collisions with autonomous vehicles

    This week we heard the horrific news of a 33-car crash in Tianjin, China which killed 6 people and injured dozens. This wreck is being largely attributed to the intense smog conditions that are of a level that for the first time triggered a ‘red alert’ by authorities, the...
  • Its happening! The Robots are racing – Introducing RoboRace, driverless AI

    As our cars gain new technologies and assist our driving, its long been on mind, that the differentiation between auto manufacturers of the future will be how good their software algorithms are. Optimising the route a driverless vehicle should take on a freeway drive is one thing, but what...
  • Would you sell your car to advertisers? Meet Wrapify

    Wrapify is a new startup out of San Francisco that has a pretty creative idea to make your car earn money for you (instead of just costing). The idea is to sell parts of, or the entire surface (sans windows) to advertisers, so you can be a billboard on...
  • Driverless cars to see in rain, snow, fog with Cohda Wireless 360 degree radar

    Global connected car technology company, Cohda Wireless announced a new 360-degree sensor for driverless cars today. The new sensor is designed to complements and enhances traditional sensors, allowing driverless cars to ‘see’ the world even better. Cohda Wireless says their technology enables connected cars to interact with the world using...
  • People are taking their hands off the wheel and that’s fantastic

    Never has a software update had such a profound effect on an industry. Recently Tesla started shipping Software 7.0, an over-the-air software update to their Model S owners that included Autopilot 1.0. The new feature is specifically designed to reduce driver fatigue and improve the experience of highway driving,...
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    Geelong-based Carbon Revolution making carbon fibre wheels on Ford Shelby GT350R

    Ford and Geelong-based Carbon Revolution are have begun the production of the world’s first mass-produced carbon fibre wheels for the Shelby GT350R. These wheels will ship on the performance focused car in North America. These carbon fibre wheels are not only strong, but are up to 50 per cent...
  • Tesla Supercharger in Wodonga taking shape

    Last month we brought you news of Tesla’s Wodonga Supercharger location and it’s time for an update. Less than a month on from finding the location, the 6-bay Supercharger in Wodonga is taking shape. The big power units required to rapidly charge Tesla vehicles is now installed, as are...