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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Vehicle Jack Recalls, May Cause Death

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Vehicle jacks

Raising vehicles with a jack can be hazardous if not done correctly. People have suffered serious injury or been crushed to death through inappropriate use of a vehicle jack. Always make sure you follow the operating instructions.

About jacks

A vehicle jack is a device designed to raise a car, caravan or trailer. The mandatory safety standard for vehicle jacks covers:

  • hydraulic jacks
  • lever jacks
  • pantograph (scissor) jacks
  • screw ...
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Support stands for vehicles may cause Death

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Support stands for vehicles

Unsafe or incorrectly used vehicle support stands can cause serious injury or death. Make sure you use support stands that meet the mandatory safety standard.

About vehicle support stands

Vehicle support stands are tools to support the axle or chassis of a vehicle allowing access to the underside of the vehicle for maintenance. Vehicle support stands come in fixed or adjustable heights.

Risks and injuries

Raising and supporting a motor vehicle ...

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Tinted headlight covers banned in Australia

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Tinted headlight covers

Tinted headlight covers affect the ability of road users to see a car, as well as impairing the driver’s ability to see when driving in the dark. Tinted headlight covers that restrict more than fifteen percent of a headlight’s beams are banned in Australia.

About tinted headlight covers

A tinted headlight cover is a coloured pane placed in front of a motor vehicle headlight to enhance its appearance.

Risks and injuries

Headlight covers ...

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LED Automotive lighting is it worth benefit

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With technology always changing within the automotive industry it was only a matter of time before LED lighting was introduced.

LED lighting is here to stay but what does not make sense is the cost of a headlamp assembly and tail light assembly, oops, forgot to mention in the past when a tail light was out, it was a simple task to replace a globe for around $2.

Now most  tail light assemblies are around $500 – $3000, but why ?.

The machinery ...

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