SA Government ‘contractually bound’ to consider Motor Vehicle Registry privatisation

SA Government ‘contractually bound’ to consider Motor Vehicle Registry privatisation

Posted May 16, 2018 20:59:50 The SA Government has accused Labor of concealing plans to sell off the state’s Motor Vehicle Registry during its time in office, but says it is now duty-bound to consider exactly the same move. The Liberals said the deal was struck during a previous privatisation, …

Ambulance officer to stand trial accused of causing patient’s death in vehicle rollover

Ambulance officer to stand trial accused of causing patient’s death in vehicle rollover

Posted May 15, 2018 17:32:11 Photo: Ambulance officer Matthew McLean is accused of causing the death of a patient. (ABC News: Rebecca Opie) A South Australian ambulance officer accused of causing the death of a patient by dangerous driving has been ordered to stand trial, after he pleaded not guilty. …

MPs’ vehicle fines revealed, as safety advocates call for politicians with traffic offences to fess up

MPs’ vehicle fines revealed, as safety advocates call for politicians with traffic offences to fess up

Updated May 04, 2018 12:56:20 Australia’s parliamentarians must disclose their speeding and other serious traffic offences, according to road safety advocates including a current Coalition MP. Key points: Exclusive investigation reveals the MPs who have accrued the most vehicle infringements Road safety advocates are now demanding MPs reveal their driving …

The electric vehicle revolution will bring problems of its own

The electric vehicle revolution will bring problems of its own

Updated April 17, 2018 16:21:27 Photo: Electric cars will help mitigate climate change, but they’re no silver bullet. (ABC News: Leah MacLennan) After years of being derided as a joke by car manufacturers and the public, interest in electric vehicles has increased sharply as governments around the world move to …

Several dead, around 30 injured in Germany after vehicle crashes into crowd

Several dead, around 30 injured in Germany after vehicle crashes into crowd

Updated April 08, 2018 01:42:00 Photo: Police said about 30 people were injured. (AP: DPA) A vehicle has crashed into a group of people in the western German city of Muenster, killing several and injuring others. German police said “several” were dead including the driver, who had shot himself. A …

Australian Automobile Association warns ‘too strict’ vehicle emission standards could increase car prices

Australian Automobile Association warns ‘too strict’ vehicle emission standards could increase car prices

Posted April 04, 2018 12:33:49 As the Government contemplates introducing vehicle emission standards, the Australian Automobile Association (AAA) has warned it could increase the price of vehicles and lead to Australians holding onto their “older dirtier cars” for longer. Key points: US winding back emissions standards to make cars more …

Accused car thief charged after vehicle hits Bunbury train following police pursuit

Accused car thief charged after vehicle hits Bunbury train following police pursuit

Posted April 02, 2018 11:37:20 Photo: The car collided with the train after the driver tried to cross a set of boom gates, police said. (ABC News: Dan Cox) Police have charged a man who they say crashed a stolen car into a train while trying to evade officers in …

Tesla says vehicle was on autopilot when it crashed, killing driver in California

Tesla says vehicle was on autopilot when it crashed, killing driver in California

Posted April 01, 2018 10:27:22 Photo: The Tesla Model X crashed into a concrete lane divider while in autopilot mode. (Supplied: Telsa Motors) A Tesla vehicle was on Autopilot when it crashed in California last month, killing the driver, the company has confirmed. It becomes the latest accident involving a …

Pelvic mesh implants: How tracking vehicle parts is easier than medical devices

Pelvic mesh implants: How tracking vehicle parts is easier than medical devices

Posted March 27, 2018 10:39:24 Photo: When Takata airbags were recalled, getting word out to consumers was efficient and effective. (Supplied: NT Police) When Takata airbags were recalled globally in 2017, the manufacturers were able to tell motorists the make, model and year of the cars with the faulty safety …

Uber suspends self-driving car tests after vehicle hits and kills woman crossing the street in Arizona

Uber suspends self-driving car tests after vehicle hits and kills woman crossing the street in Arizona

Updated March 20, 2018 16:40:34 Video: Uber suspends self-driving car tests after pedestrian death (ABC News) An Uber self-driving car has hit and killed a woman crossing the street in Arizona, marking the first time a self-driving car has killed a pedestrian and dealing a potential blow to technology which …