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What a human evolved to withstand a car crash might look like

What a human evolved to withstand a car crash might look like

When it comes to auto safety, advocates Down Under really know how to drive a point home. A couple of years ago, the New Zealand Transport Agency (which is roughly equivalent to America's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), created an emotionally powerful video about the dangers of... read more

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Australia's coat of arms

The Death Of An Auto Industry: Ford, GM Pull Out Of Australia, Toyota May Follow

Two days ago, General Motors announced plans to stop manufacturing cars in Australia -- or, as GM put it in a carefully worded statement: As part of its ongoing actions to... read more December 12, 2013 by


 
Drowsy drivers warning sign (photo by Flickr user Phil Robinson)

Study: Drowsy Drivers Three Times More Likely To Have Auto Accidents

Every so often, it is our duty to remind you of the painfully obvious. This is one of those times. So please bear with us when we say: if you're sleepy behind the wheel... read more October 16, 2013 by


 
Attention Powered Car, built by Emotiv & the Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia

They Said It Couldn't Be Built: The World's First Attention-Powered Car

A couple of weeks ago, we told you about a prototype device developed in Japan that can scan a driver's brainwaves, deterring theft and ensuring that the driver is awake and... read more September 27, 2013 by


 
Australia's coat of arms

After 88 Years, Ford Stops Making Cars In Australia

1925 was a pretty big year. It saw the birth of John DeLorean, Paul Newman, Johnny Carson, and Dick Van Dyke. F. Scott Fitzgerald published The Great Gatsby in 1925, and... read more May 23, 2013 by 1


 
Coffee

Go On, Have Another Cup: Caffeine May Reduce Auto Accidents

If you like coffee as much as we do, this Friday is about to get a whole lot better. Not only does java make a great eye-opener, but according to a report in BMJ (formerly... read more March 22, 2013 by 1


 
Soviet-era ekranoplan

DeLorean, Knight Rider, Beer: A Recipe For Awesome

Australia is a place far away from where I live, a place where I am told beer and the beech are a religion, high-powered cars are well loved, Mad Max movies are considered... read more June 14, 2011 by 1


 
Screencap from Australian Kia Sportage ad with Grandmaster Melle Mel and Scorpio

Kia Punches Gen-X Men Squarely In Their Middle-Aged Guts

This morning, we planned out a great post about the milestone Google Maps' reached yesterday: over 100 million people are now using its mobile app, which could mean Very Bad... read more August 20, 2010 by 0


 
Red light camera in Beaverton, Oregon, from Wikipedia

Friendly Helpful Speed Camera To Ticket You, Then Text You Too?

We've written a lot about traffic enforcement cameras, both the ones that nail red-light runners and those that send automatic tickets to drivers who exceed the speed limit... read more August 6, 2010 by 2


 
Facebook promo for Volkswagen's Marco Polo game

On Facebook, Volkswagen Plays A Clever Game Of Marco...Polo

A couple of weeks ago, we mentioned Volkswagen's Australian campaign for the revamped Polo, which consists of a dazzling, interactive website (which we love) and a TV spot... read more May 27, 2010 by 0


 
Screencap from Australian clip for the Volkswagen Polo

75% Of Hipsters From Outer Space Prefer The Volkswagen Polo

Hot on the heels of yesterday's rendering of the Volkswagen Polo R hatchback comes a new campaign to advertise the Polo in Australia. Things start off beautifully with a... read more May 12, 2010 by 0


 
From the Toyota Yaris 'Clean Getaways' clip

Video: Racy Yaris Ad Vs. The Volt Dance. Which Is Worse?

Toyota's Clever Film Competition asked fledgling filmmakers to create ads for the Toyota Yaris. In the contest rules, Toyota stipulated that submissions couldn't "break the... read more December 16, 2009 by 9


 

 
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