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NSW Classic Registration Trial

NSW Classic Registration Trial

NSW is kicking off a two year trial on October 1 for a new conditional registration scheme which should make it easier to get your classic car onto the roads.  There is little information available today, but any change to make things easier sounds positive.  Watch this space and http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/ for more information. Click on the image for a full size view, or click here for a PDF...

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Ford’s MyKey Technology Aimed at Teenage Drivers

Ford’s MyKey Technology Aimed at Teenage Drivers

This isn’t a VAG story, but something I found interesting, what do you think?  Is this a technology you would like to see make it’s way into our VAG vehicles? The MyKey system forms a part of the new Ford Fiesta’s safety and driver assistance features, which also includes Ford’s Intelligent Protection System with seven airbags. MyKey is an industry-first technology that allows parents to program a key that limits...

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FBT Issue, Again, Proves Retail Automotive Industry is Ignored

FBT Issue, Again, Proves Retail Automotive Industry is Ignored

The Federal Government’s response to the Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) issue, a $200 million funding package, ignores the one area of the automotive industry hit hardest by the FBT changes – the retail sector. As a result of the changes to FBT, car dealers and suppliers of salary-sacrificed and employerprovided cars have had orders cancelled and laid off staff. VACC, the peak automotive industry body in Victoria, has criticised the...

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Business Confidence Slugged by “CAR BAD” TAX: Fleetcare Extra $4,000 tax a year for Company Car Drivers

Business Confidence Slugged by “CAR BAD” TAX: Fleetcare Extra $4,000 tax a year for Company Car Drivers

Business confidence has taken a slug this week as business owners realise the carbon tax has been replaced by a ‘car bad’ tax of $4,000 a year, according to Nigel Malcolm, Chief Executive Officer of Fleetcare, Australia’s largest independent fleet management company. Nigel Malcolm says that Fleetcare offices have been inundated with calls from client companies seeking clarification on the tax changes and expressing alarm and...

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Continuous Development in Crash Testing

Continuous Development in Crash Testing

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) today gave its support for the continuous development of crash testing following the release of findings of a new small overlap frontal crash test by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) in the United States. The small overlap frontal crash test is the latest addition to the IIHS’s suite of tests where 25 per cent of a vehicles’ front end – on the driver side –...

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