The impact of recalls within the automotive parts sector are far-reaching and not only do they affect the manufacturer themselves, but there is an impact on the automotive brands that use them too. From drops in sales, to reputational damage and not to mention customer safety, it has become vital to track and trace an … Continue reading Do not let an unchecked fault drive off with your credibility
MathWorks has introduced Release 2019b with a range of new capabilities in MATLAB and Simulink, including those in support of artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning, and the automotive industry. In addition, R2019b introduces new products in support of robotics, new training resources for event-based modeling, and updates and bug fixes across the MATLAB and Simulink product … Continue reading MathWorks releases 2019b of MATLAB and Simulink
The potential for the automotive industry in Australia to rebound, or at least regrow, is the subject of research led by Francis Farrelly, professor of marketing at the RMIT College of Business. Farrelly will study the marketing, design, and innovation capabilities of Australian organisations operating in the automotive sector. Farrelly has so far seen a … Continue reading Research maps out Australia’s automotive ascent
Businesses seeking to undertake automotive product development will be able to apply for federal government support, following the opening of a new grant program. Under the $7 million Automotive Innovation Lab Access Grants program, businesses can receive up to $200,000 in matched funding for eligible project costs for new automotive products. Eligible project costs can … Continue reading Grant program launched for automotive product testing
The federal government has launched a new program that provides funding for engineers pursuing research in Australia’s automotive sector. The Automotive Engineering Graduate Program provides universities with grants of between $200,000 and $1 million to deliver research support for post graduate students to undertake engineering projects in priority areas for the automotive industry. The purpose … Continue reading New funding program supports automotive engineering research
Despite Australia’s vehicle assembly sector wrapping up business, a new report has recorded a skills shortage across the automotive industry. Steven Impey investigates. The close of Australia’s automotive assembly sector has arrived, with Toyota’s Altona manufacturing branch in Melbourne closing its doors for the very last time. With it, the ticker tape will finally fall on … Continue reading Why Australia’s automotive sector is still hiring
Bosch Australia has partnered with Supercheap Auto – Australasia’s largest specialist retailer in automotive parts, accessories and fitment solutions. An agreement will see the two companies establish full-service auto workshops – initially in Sydney – and will offer independent fast-fit services using Bosch parts and equipment. The first AutoCrew – Powered by Supercheap Auto pilot … Continue reading Bosch Australia, Supercheap Auto to open city workshops
A record skills shortage within the Australian automotive industry is set to rise from more than 27,000 to 35,000 in 2018, a new report has predicted. The report, Directions in Australia’s automotive industry: An industry report 2017, has examined the future of the country’s automotive manufacturing sector. It claims the industry, which will contribute $37.1 … Continue reading Australian automotive sector to provide 35,000 jobs by 2018
Shadow industry minister Kim Carr insists Australia can revive its automotive industry – but warns it will look very different. A special guest at the Manufacturing Matters conference held at Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday, the senator took several questions from an audience made up of industry leaders and thinkers. One member of the audience … Continue reading Carr: ‘Australia has capacity to rebuild automotive industry’
At a time when the Australian car industry is on its knees, manufacturers are using links in the motorsports industry to drive automotive technology in a new direction. Steven Impey discusses opportunities the race world is offering innovators on the factory floor. Putting a car on the racetrack takes patience and precision while maintaining neck-break … Continue reading Can elite motorsport hand Australia’s automotive industry a new gear?
The latest State of the Nation Report featured a spotlight on the Australian automotive industry, painting a picture of the industry following the end of local car manufacturing. Despite the imminent closure of the Australian automotive manufacturing industry later this year (Holden and Toyota cease local manufacturing in October 2017), Australians are buying more cars … Continue reading The Australian auto industry post-manufacturing
International automotive industry IT developer, Infomedia Ltd has announced that it will renew its agreement with Jaguar Land Rover Limited (JLR).
Preliminary figures are showing sales of Australian-made cars at record lows in January as Holden gears up to release the last Commodore built here.
Former Ford boss and current BHP Billiton chairman Jac Nasser said the federal government has to decide if it wants to keep the Australia’s car manufacturing industry or not.