Tag: SightGlass News Issue 14

The National Transport Commission (NTC) has announced that new driving laws, designed to account for semi- and fully autonomous vehicles, will be introduced in 2020. Carolyn Walsh, chair and commissioner of the NTC, said: “Australian transport and infrastructure ministers have recognised that automated vehicles offer the possibility of fundamentally changing how transport is provided and Continue reading New laws for autonomous vehicles in Australia

A suvey by market specialists ACA Research has revealed that Australia’s independent automotive servicing and repair sector is one of the best performing service industries. The research, which was carried out by ACA on behalf of the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA), also highlighted the confidence among many independents and the positive prospects at hand.  Continue reading Report forecasts growth for independents

THE Australian government has voiced unanimous support for a mandatory data sharing scheme that would grant independent workshops access to OEM vehicle repair information. Both Labor and Liberal parties threw their weight behind the proposed scheme during a debate held in the Federation Chamber on 25 June, in part due to issues with the voluntary Continue reading ‘Right to repair’ escalates

US-based Bacharach, a supplier of safety and measurement hardware for the HVAC and refrigeration industries, has acquired gas analysis and handling equipment manufacturer Neutronics.  The move will allow Bacharach, which was established in 1909, to further strengthen its position in the worldwide gas measurement and instrumentation market. Doug Keeports, CEO of Bacharach, said: “Neutronics is Continue reading Neutronics acquired by Bacharach

The struggle to make car manufacturers open up access to service and repair data had been inaccurately described as a battle between franchised dealers and independent repairers, according to a leading industry spokesman. Franchised dealers were just as much in need of access to data from the brands they do not represent so they can Continue reading Access to data ‘not a war’ between dealers and independents

Automotive technicians in the retail, repair and services sector – including air conditioning specialists – enjoy better employment opportunities and more chance of a lifelong career than many university graduates, according to industry leader Geoff Gwilym. Negative attitudes to the trades generally by secondary schools and governments, both state and federal, have led to a Continue reading Trades lead to jobs, uni degrees not so much

A report published by Australia’s National Transport Commission (NTC) has showcased how the public preference for SUVs and utes is harming reductions in CO2 emissions. Data compiled in the annual “Carbon Emissions Intensity for New Australian Light Vehicles” report indicates that the average CO2 emissions for new passenger and light commercial vehicles in 2017 was Continue reading Worst CO2 reduction since 2002 linked to ute and SUV boom

A new report claims that electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles could account for 49 per cent of Australian vehicle sales by as soon as 2030. The new study further states that battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) could make up 100 per cent of sales by 2040.  Energeia, an Australian company that Continue reading Falling costs, new models to drive EV market expansion

Redarc Electronics has continued its award winning streak, being named Exporter of The Year at the 15th annual Manufacturers Monthly Endeavour Awards and taking home a prize for its innovative “Redvision” total vehicle management system (TVMS) at the 2018 Good Design Awards. The Adelaide-based company was a finalist in three categories at this year’s Manufacturers Continue reading Redarc’s award winning streak continues