Tag: Sightglass News Issue 23

News website The Driven, which focuses on zero-emissions transport in Australia, reports that electric cars are being trialled for the federal government’s Comcar fleet. Comcar, the arm of the government’s finance department that provides car-with-driver transport services for officials, is reputedly testing a Tesla Model 3 and Hyundai Ioniq Electric.  The two-year trials will ascertain Continue reading Australian government changes tack on Comcar EVs

Virtual reality tech to boost apprenticeships

A skills initiative called Ready, Tradie, Go! is using virtual reality technology to engage the next generation of Australian automotive apprentices.  The new scheme employs a VR system that allows school students to try painting a virtual car, with higher scores being awarded to better paint jobs.  Other vehicle-related career options are also highlighted, and Continue reading Virtual reality tech to boost apprenticeships

New investment to bolster successful Aussie electronics manufacturer and VASA member Redarc New co-funding totalling some $A800,000 will allow Australian electronics specialist and VASA member Redarc to further develop its facilities and create additional jobs.  The South Australian manufacturer, which has won numerous awards, has been modernising its facilities by investing in training and technology Continue reading Redarc forges ahead

Several major car manufacturers could be all-electric sooner than you think The automotive landscape is changing at a terrific rate, as evidenced by myriad manufacturers announcing their upcoming switch to electric power.   Numerous reasons are prompting the changeover, including heightened customer demand for electric vehicles, but some manufacturers have more pressing matters at hand.  Continue reading Automakers plot pure electric paths