Tesla has posted its first quarterly profit in eight quarters, also beating its best performance in deliveries.
A US Federal Judge has granted final approval for Volkswagen’s compensation package, worth $US 14.7 billion, following the German company’s admission in September 2015 that its vehicles had cheated laboratory emissions tests.
Some of the issues faced by Britain’s industrial sector will sound familiar to Australians. It turns out we may be able to help, too, as Dr Mark Priest of Harrogate Partners, and Advanced Manufacturing Adviser to the UK’s Department for International Trade, tells Brent Balinski.
Holden will upgrade its emissions testing lab at its proving ground, east of Melbourne, spending $9 million and creating 11 new jobs.
Not too long ago, when Western CEOs pondered China’s fast-growing market and billion-plus potential customers, their eyes would fill with dollar signs. But these days, thoughts of China are more likely to elicit serious soul-searching, as some of the companies that eagerly dove into China have withdrawn.
Tesla has announced that from this week onwards, all vehicles produced in its factory will have the hardware the necessary for fully autonomous driving. According to Tesla, eight surround cameras will provide 360 degree visibility around the car at a range of up to 250 metres. Cars will also see the addition of twelve updated … Continue reading Tesla announces fully autonomous vehicles
With Ford closing its manufacturing operations in Victoria last month, and Toyota and Holden following suit next year, many observers are asking what led to this unfortunate outcome. Alan Johnson reports. LEARNING from your mistakes is one of the fundamental aspects of life, coupled with the importance of not making the same mistake twice. So … Continue reading What lessons has industry learnt?
Tesla has announced an expansion of its collaboration with Panasonic Corp, with a letter of intent for production of photovoltaic cells and modules at Buffalo, New York.
Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla Motors, will make an announcement on Monday, with various industry experts predicting it will have to do with improvements in the cars’ driver assistance abilities.
Mercedes-Benz Australia has affirmed comments made a week ago by its head of driver assistance systems that an automated vehicle would, in the event of an imminent and unavoidable collision, act to protect its passenger.
It is already old news that 3D printing is going to be the next “game changer” in manufacturing; it is only a matter of when. In the last few years, there has been a surge in demand for 3D printed parts, typically plastic and metal ones – not surprising since the CAD/CAM scene has been vastly improving in recent years.
Toyota has recalled 340,000 Prius vehicles worldwide, with 300 of these affected vehicles in Australia.
The CEO of the US’s largest privately-held coal company has called car maker Tesla a fraud. Reuters reports that Robert Murray told an interviewer yesterday (US time) that Tesla was the recipient of green subsidies of the kind supported by US Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. “Here again, it’s subsidies, and Hillary Clinton said they … Continue reading Tesla founder, coal boss exchange “fraud” comments
The sale of the Ford manufacturing sites will come no time soon, the company’s Australian boss has said.
Today heralds a very new era for manufacturing in Australia – and it is not all bad, according to the Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council (AAMC).
When Ford closes the doors on its vehicle manufacturing operations today about 600 workers will walk out of the factory gate for the last time at the Broadmeadows assembly plant in Melbourne’s northern suburbs and at the company’s engine and stamping plants in Geelong. Preliminary results from a survey of more than 400 auto workers show that most of them still want to work but are unlikely to find secure, long-term jobs.
The last-ever Holden Cruzes will be made today, with 270 staggered redundancies as a result as the car maker prepares to end manufacturing late-next year.
Ford Australia will produce its last car ever this morning, with pictures of “The Last Falcon Sedan” appearing on a Ford Facebook fan page.
The closure of Ford’s casting plant in Geelong does make you wonder how losing the ability to make our own engines can be a step forward. Australia should take stock and contemplate what kind of society we are becoming.
The first autonomous car to be made in Australia has been unveiled in Victoria this week. Using the shell of a Tesla Model S with electronic components from Bosch, the manufacturers claim the car is 10 years ahead of other autonomous cars on the market.