Automobiles

Politics wrecked the car industry

Now the Australian Coalition Government must decide if it will protect the high-skill high-wage jobs in advance manufacturing that it generated, writes shadow Industry Minister Kim…




High-minded hopes for automation

Motorists and pedestrians will breathe a sigh of relief at the prospect of a cloud-to-car future of autonomous and emission-free driving. Or will they? Technology…


Air pollution plans brought down to earth

It is mostly invisible but its effects on human health are pervasive. Air pollution kills 400,000 people prematurely across Europe each year, and is considered…


Driving skills at Daimler and Porsche

Luxury carmaker Daimler is helping refugees and migrants in Germany boost their skills and find work with an innovative programme that will, by the end…


Industry, politics and automobiles

The UK Government’s announcement that Nissan will build two new vehicle models at its Sunderland plant, saving thousands of jobs, combined two persistent themes of…


Carmakers on a road less travelled

The number 66 has iconic status in automotive circles, evoking the spirit of freedom and expansion along America’s most famous highway. While Route 66 shot…