Category: Innovation

Less moving parts means much cheaper servicing.

Tested: Australia’s cheapest electric car

Hyundai Ioniq electric car.Source:Supplied Australians are running out of reasons to not genuinely consider a zero emissions car. Electric cars? Too expensive. Won’t travel far enough. We don’t have the

The system can detect when the driver is not watching the road ahead. Picture: Supplied.

The car technology that could stop drivers from looking at their phones

FINALLY, someone has ­invented in-car technology that could stop drivers being distracted by mobile phones. A car that beeps and ­flashes an internal warning to drivers who aren’t watching the

Volvo is developing a range of Polestar cars to take on Tesla. Picture: Supplied.

Volvo and Google’s Android Automotive invite app developers to get creative

  The next gadget, game or widget in your car could be designed by the teenager next door — at least if Volvo has its way. The Swedish company has

He blew a reading of 0.07 but claims he only consumed alcohol after he got home.

Crazy driving rule costs man $5k

WHAT started out as a minor accident on the way home from work escalated into a visit from the police which cost a Victorian man almost $5000, all because of

Kia Cerato: SLi grade with alloy wheels

Ute or pick-up, workhorse or playmate, what should we call it?

Toyota HiLux Rogue: Ute or pick-up?Source:Supplied SO, “pick-up truck” or “ute”? We should look to Australia’s past and copy the terms used from about 80 years ago. Back then the

The panels contain LED lights to create lines and signage without paint. They contain heating elements to prevent snow and ice accumulation. The panels also have microprocessors, which makes them intelligent.

Solar roads on city streets are just not a great idea

FOUR years ago a viral campaign wooed the world with a promise of fighting climate change and jump-starting the economy by replacing tarmac on the world’s roads with solar panels.

The Ioniq looks and drives like a normal car.

Living with an electric car

  After three months of guilt-free, green motoring it’s time to hand back the Hyundai Ioniq EV. I’m going to miss silently wafting along in peak hour traffic, looking down

One of the cheapest cars sold, the Brock signature Falcon. The HSV W1, left, is being sold at a later auction. Picture: Joshua Dowling.

Record $2.1 million for Holden Commodore driven by Peter Brock to Bathurst victory in 1982 and 1983

A RECORD $2.1 million has been paid for the Holden Commodore driven to victory by Peter Brock in two back-to-back Bathurst 1000 races — in 1982 and 1983. The sale

Buckle up — not making your passengers wear their seatbelts is a quick way to say goodbye to your licence.

Little-known ways you can lose your licence

THE harsh penalties for offences like drink driving and using your phone behind the wheel are constantly drilled into us, but we don’t hear about the other things that could

Andrei Petrov Kalganov. Former master in the plant. Seventy-two years old, has worked at the plant for fifty-five years. He was fortunate to present bread and salt to His Imperial Majesty, the Sovereign Emperor Nicholas II. Picture: Prokudin-Gorskii Collection/Library of Congress

Why Google is honouring photographer Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky

GOOGLE has honoured photographer Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky on what would be the man’s 155th birthday. Prokudin-Gorsky, whose work has been featured in the Google doodle on the search engine homepage, is