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Australia to build a superhighway consisting of a network of free, fast-charging electric vehicle stations

According to some media reports, Australia is planning to build one of world’s longest Electric Vehicle Highways. The Australian government has decided to build a superhighway which would consist of a network of free, fast-charging stations for electric vehicles. It will be 1,118-mile long and will be on the coast …

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Kangaroos cause confusion to Volvo’s self-driving cars

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Volvo while testing its self-driving cars in Australia has been witnessing a unique problem, according to reports. The car’s animal detection system has failed to recognize kangaroos. The detection system has come across many animals and can detect animals like deer, elk, caribou, moose etc. But kangaroos have proved to …

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Austraila: NTC and Austroads launch national guidelines for trials of automated vehicles


Australian governments are taking steps to move to a new era of mobility, with the launch of national guidelines for trials of automated vehicles. Guidelines for trials of automated vehicles in Australia is a joint publication of the National Transport Commission (NTC) and Austroads. The guidelines support state and territory …

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Mercedes-Benz Australia Pacific using an undisguised E-Class to gather data on local roads


Australian media has reported that Mercedes-Benz Australia Pacific will employ an undisguised E-Class to gather data relating to autonomous driving technologies on local roads. The gathered data will be used by the company in its research in Germany. The test car will be equipped with an additional equipment which will …

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GM to launch its OnStar in-vehicle telematics system in Holden-badged vehicles


General Motors is to launch its OnStar in-vehicle telematics system in Holden-badged vehicles . The company has also appointed a Melbourne-based wireless engineer to oversee the plan. GM had made a statement this year at Detroit motor show in January that it is planning to bring OnStar to Australian vehicles by …

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ITS in Australia to support V2X and assist in parking


Published: 26 October 2016 Siemens has announced the launch of Intelligent Transport System technology in Australia. The launch was synchronized with global ITS World Congress, held in Melbourne last week where Siemens, along with its demonstration partners NXP, showcased vehicle to infrastructure technology to help ease congestion and improve safety. …

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TomTom acquires Location Navigation to expand its map footprint in Austraia


Published: April 05, 2015 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands TomTom (TOM2)  announces the acquisition of Location Navigation including the WhereIs map assets of Australia from Sensis. TomTom will acquire all business activities of Location Navigation including its mapping IP and customer database. Charles Cautley, Managing Director, TomTom Maps said, “With this …

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Trimble partners with Iridium to deliver telematics coverage in remote Australia


Published: November 14, 2014 | Australia Trimble has partnered with satellite communications provider Iridium to deliver telematics coverage to remote areas around Australia The service is applicable for all of Trimble’s transport and logistics telematics products. This includes devices related to fatigue management, breakdown alerts, vehicle performance management, live monitoring …

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BMW to deploy ConnectedDrive services and apps in Australia

Published: April 25, 2014 Australia: BMW Australia will introduce a new suite of in-car connectivity apps in its products from later this year which are set to revolutionise the way we drive. Up until now, BMW Australia customers have had access to basic driver assistance functions but have not been …

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Cohda Wireless to support anti-collision device pilot project in Australia

April 23, 2014| NSW, Australia:  New South Wales (NSW) Centre for Road Safety has selected Adelaide-based connected vehicle technology developer Cohda Wireless to supply anti-collision devices for a trial project in Australia. This move is part of the Cooperative Intelligent Transport Initiative (CITI) trial project, under which the authorities will …

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