Technology

Who is going to be the next generation car maker ?

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Who is going to be the next generation car maker ?

In my opinion, the future car makers will be the key stakeholders of realtime technologies, hopefully with an open mind to what is required and what is not.

So who will be the next generation car maker ?

I do believe the race has already started, but it might be one of those events behind closed doors.

In no particular order my opinion is that Google, Apple, Microsoft and intel, may become the ...

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The largest Air Bag recall in Australian history

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Faulty Air bags have found to have killed at least 12 people, this Recaell should be taken seriously.

The company that makes the Airbags has filed for bankruptcy, so I would not waste any time, to have your faulty Airbags changed over.

I do wonder about the role of an automotive engineer and or the R&D design team, when it comes to testing technology, and features that are to be installed into any new vehicle.

We see time and time again a global ...

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Buying A New Car in 2017

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Buying A New Car

From time to time I get invited to go along with someone to buy a new car. Why? Because some sales people have a special talent to apply pressure in order to get the sale.

Sales are important to the dealership, they keep the wheels running right…

So here is what I would do:

Research the car of your choice, and I mean research it like you’re going to sell this car yourself, get onto Mr Google and search all ...

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Working under cars only supported by a jack may cause severe injury or death

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Working under cars

People can be crushed to death or severely injured when working under a car that is only supported by a jack.

Over the past decade, at least 46 Australians have been crushed and killed when working under a vehicle.

On average, 160 injuries are associated with jacks each year. Injuries range from amputation to fractures and crush injuries.

Most of the deaths were men and involved the vehicle being lifted or supported in the wrong way. Home mechanics are most at ...

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Mechanical Screw Spiral Bottle Jack 3 Ton Recalls

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Mighty 8 Stores Pty Ltd — Mechanical Screw Spiral Bottle Jack 3 Ton

PRA No.

2017/15926

Date published

24 Feb 2017

Product description

Capacity: 3 Ton
Minimum Height: 213 mm
Maximum Height: 500mm
Net Weight: 5.00kg
Jack Dimension: 160 x 115 x 213mm
Jack Colour: Grey

What are the defects?

Affected vehicle jacks do not comply with the labelling or instruction requirements in the mandatory standard for vehicle jacks, which is based on the Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 2693:2007 because the prescribed safety information and warnings were not ...

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