Thumbs up for Bluetooth audio safety message trial

Posted on August 18th, 2016
Posted on August 18th, 2016

A world-first trial by the NZ Transport Agency in partnership with HMI Technologies and GO Rentals to send Bluetooth audio safety messages to rental car drivers between Christchurch and Queenstown is proving successful. GO Rentals Read More

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Volvo Trucks develops Iron Knight record breaker

Posted on August 18th, 2016
Posted on August 18th, 2016

Volvo Trucks is developing a custom-built 2400 horsepower (1789kW) semi unit called the Iron Knight as a world speed record breaking tribute to its FH series. The truck manufacturer says that newly generated design and Read More

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Holden cuts racing ties with Walkinshaw

Posted on August 18th, 2016
Posted on August 18th, 2016

Holden has announced a new three-year deal with Triple Eight Race Engineering to form the Red Bull Holden Racing Team from 2017. The decision means a 26-year relationship with Walkinshaw Racing comes to an end. Read More

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No safeguard if licence conditions breached

Posted on August 17th, 2016
Posted on August 17th, 2016

The Insurance & Financial Services Ombudsman has issued a reminder that insurance cover becomes invalid if licence conditions are breached, as well as having legal consequences. For dealers that can apply to both staff and Read More

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New ‘autonomous technology’ makes backing trailers a breeze

Posted on August 15th, 2016
Posted on August 15th, 2016

New technology is set to solve a problem that has plagued drivers for generations – how to reverse a trailer without creating a jack-knife. From next year, Jaguar Land Rover says it will release a Read More

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‘Drive on left’ signs rein in tourists

Posted on August 15th, 2016
Posted on August 15th, 2016

Local councils and tourism operators are installing ‘Drive on Left’ signs at campervan and rental car carparks, intersections and popular tourist spots. Record numbers of tourists are travelling to New Zealand — 3.3 million in Read More

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More than 200 cars stolen using pirated software

Posted on August 12th, 2016
Posted on August 12th, 2016

Two men accused of using pirated computer software to steal more than 100 vehicles may have exploited an electronic vulnerability to advance auto theft into high-tech crime. They are currently in jail in Houston. Michael Read More

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Community driver programme reaches milestone

Posted on August 12th, 2016
Posted on August 12th, 2016

The Community Driver Mentor Programme (CDMP) assisted 500 young people successfully sit their restricted driver licence test yesterday in line with government’s key ‘safer journeys road safety strategy’ to improve the safety of young drivers. Read More

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