INNOVATION NEWS

Hyundai Invests in Human Intuition Software

9 Nov 2018 - Hyundai CRADLE, Hyundai Motor Company’s corporate venturing and open innovation business, has announced it is investing in Perceptive Automata to develop artificial intelligence software for self-driving cars and automated systems.

Leading the way for electric vehicles in Victoria

23 Oct 2018 - Environment Victoria and the Electric Vehicle Council are calling on all sides of politics to commit to electric vehicle policies following Infrastructure Victoria's report on driverless, electric cars that lead the transition to climate safe, low emission vehicles. 

VW AND MICROSOFT PARTNER ON DIGITAL TECH

15 Oct 2018 - Volkswagen and Microsoft will collaborate to develop the ‘Volkswagen Automotive Cloud’, one of the largest dedicated automotive industry clouds, for all future Volkswagen digital services and mobility offerings.

Volvo reveals stunning 360c concept

8 Oct 2018 - This is Volvo’s 360c autonomous car concept, revealed in September as part of the company’s vision for the future of travel – autonomous, electric, connected and safe.

KIA MOTORS UNVEILS NEXT-GENERATION SOUND ZONE TECHNOLOGY

Kia Motors has revealed its next-generation Separated Sound Zone (SSZ) technology that allows each passenger of a vehicle to experience an audio stream tailored to their individual needs - including music, hands-free phone calls, and vehicle alerts - whilst maintaining a headphone-free space.

Robert Bosch Venture Capital invests in DeepMap

15 Sep 2018 - Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC), the corporate venture capital company of the Bosch Group, has completed an investment in a software start-up focused on solving mapping and localisation challenges for autonomous vehicles

National Hydrogen Roadmap

30 Aug 2018 - CSIRO have released a National Hydrogen Roadmap which provides a blueprint for the development of a hydrogen industry in Australia. 

BMW Using Virtual Reality to Test Drive on Mars

16 Aug 2018 - BMW are taking an ‘out of this world’ approach to fuel excitement about the new SUV X3 by using Virtual Reality (VR) to take customers on an industry first, test drive experience through breath-taking scenery on Mars.

BMW Group uses X-ray measurements for vehicle analysis

9 Aug 2018 - The BMW Group has introduced computer tomography (CT) into prototype development, production and analysis. The company says that thanks to this technology, the full range of vehicles, from MINI to Rolls-Royce, can now be quality-controlled even in the early stages of development.

Making EV Charging Stations

24 Jul 2018 - Carola Jonas co-founded the Sydney start-up, the Everty charging network after finding difficulty with her plans to charge an electric car at her Coogee home because she has only street parking. 

Tesla plans Australian mobile servicing

24 Jul 2018 - Proposed to roll out in the third quarter of the year, Tesla has announced plans to offer a free mobile servicing scheme in an effort to boost the appeal of its electric vehicles (EVs) outside of Australia's capital cities. 

Electric car owners take action

14 Jun 2018 - Rather than wait for government action, an electric vehicle owners’ group got on with the job of ensuring a charger covers Australia’s most popular routes.

Mini launches peer-to-peer car sharing trial

14 Jun 2018 - Mini is launching a new sharing app that will allow owners to grant friends, family members or colleagues permission to open and start their vehicle via a smartphone. The car sharing project is to be tested under everyday conditions in Madrid, Spain.

Market Launch for BMW Wireless Charging

12 Jun 2018 - BMW I, the BMW Group brand that focuses on connected mobility services and is responsible for the i3 electric car and I8 plug-in hybrid sports car, has launched a factory-fitted, fully integrated inductive charging facility for the high-voltage battery in a plug-in hybrid vehicle.

New Autonomous Flying Car Revealed in NZ

16 Mar 2018 - The idea of AI-controlled, autonomous flying cars and personal electric drone transport may seem like a science-fiction dream when you're stuck in bump-and-grind peak-hour traffic, but New Zealand has taken a big step towards certifying autonomous aircraft.

HYDROGEN MOBILITY AUSTRALIA ANNOUNCES ITS ESTABLISHMENT

16 Feb 2018 - A hydrogen society, built upon renewable energy technology, including hydrogen powered transport is a vision bought to life with the announcement of Hydrogen Mobility Australia formally established as the voice of the hydrogen industry in Australia.

Brisbane's Global Precints

13 Feb 2018 - A global precincts strategic vision, released by Brisbane City Council and its economic development board Brisbane Marketing, has identified an approach to evolving the city’s precincts through partnerships with investors and stakeholders.