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Everyone says the future is looking driverless, but what does that actually mean? Autonomy is the global automotive industry’s latest trend – and, boy, is it a concept to delight and fascinate tech heads. But for the man (person) in the street, the word means little. And if you are that person in the street, you want to know whether to trust the technology that will be guiding the driverless cars bearing down on you, as they begin to reach the market over the next decade or so.
So let’s start with the basics… What does ‘Autonomy’ mean? The word is defined as ‘independence or freedom… of will’. In the automotive context it refers to cars that can essentially ‘think’ for themselves and drive with less human input (or no [...]
Holden’s Australian-built family car is just eight weeks away from extinction.
It’s a concept – a big car with a big engine created for a big country – that has been the mainstay of the Lion brand for more than 70 years, with iconic models like the Kingswood and Commodore often being the uncontested best-selling car across Australia. Times have changed though, and on October 20, 2017, Holden will become the last fully-fledged Aussie car maker when it pulls the shutters down on its Elizabeth plant in the northern suburbs of Adelaide. But, contrary to many public perceptions, Holden is not going anywhere and nor is the Commodore nameplate. Having now driven a selection of pre-production validation (PPV) models of the New Generation Commodore in and around Holden’s Lang Lang Proving Ground this [...]