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The National Transport Commission (NTC) has taken the task of identifying, removing and legislating impediments to facilitate the introduction of automated vehicles.
LAWS TO SUPPORT AUTOMATED VEHICLES : The National Transport Commission (NTC) has taken the task of identifying, removing and legislating impediments to facilitate the introduction of automated vehicles. It is asking road transport agencies, industry and police to provide inputs on how to amend driver laws for safe operation of automated vehicles on the road.
TOYOTA ENDS 54 YEARS OF PRODUCTION AT ALTONA FACTORY : To mark Toyota’s first mass production shut down in the history, Toyota Australia closed the Altona factory for good. The shutdown has also resulted in the more than 2500 layoffs and job losses. The company will continue its Camry model in Australia with the imported eighth-generation Japan model.
VOLKSWAGEN DIESEL SCANDAL DAMAGE APPROACHES $30 BILLION : The latest charges on VW from the diesel-cheating scandal which erupted two years ago has reached to massive $30 billion. The company has recalled around 11 million diesel vehicles from across the world since admitting about manipulating the emission tests in the United States. It is also reported that Munich prosecutors have arrested Wolfgang Hatz this week, the former top engineer of VW, in relation to the scandal.
DRIVING AGAINST DEPRESSION’ TO PROMOTE MENTAL HEALTH : A not-for-profit organisation has introduced the initiative to promote emotional and mental wellness amongst participants. It focusses on starting conversations about mental health while crushing the cars in relaxed environments. After two successful events, the organisation has planned a third event on November 18, 2017.
PERSONALISED TRANSPORT REFORMS INTRODUCED : Since October 1, 2017, the Queensland Government has introduced reforms related to safety requirements and licensing framework. The reforms will drastically change the way drivers, license holders, operators and booking entities would deliver personalised transport services. All the information on Personalised Transport Reforms has been updated on personalisedtransport.tmr.qld.gov.au
7 YEARS WARRANTY FROM HOLDEN IANNOUNCED : To boost sales in the final quarter of the year and to mark a remarkable approach in consumer satisfaction, Holden has announced the mega-deal. The seven-year, 175,000-kilometre warranty applies to all Holden purchases until December 31. The limited time offer has put Holden much ahead of competitors like Ford and Toyota. With so many flexible options, the Holden has taken over the market completely.
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