The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-11-15T00:23:36Z Gartner Forecasts More Than 740,000 Autonomous-Ready Vehicles to Be Added to Global Market by 2023 2019-11-15T00:23:36Z gartner-forecasts-more-than-740-000-autonomous-ready-vehicles-to-be-added-to-global-market-by-2023 15 November 2019 — By 2023, worldwide net additions of vehicles equipped with hardware that could enable autonomous driving without human supervision will reach 745,705 units, up from 137,129 units in 2018, according to Gartner, Inc. In 2019, net additions will be 332,932 units. This growth will predominantly come from North America, Greater China and Western Europe, as countries in these regions become the first to introduce regulations around autonomous driving technology. Net additions represent the annual increase in the number of vehicles equipped with hardware for autonomous driving. They do not represent sales of physical units, but rather demonstrate the net change in vehicles that are autonomous-ready. “There are no advanced autonomous vehicles outside of the research and development stage operating on the world’s roads now,” said Jonathan Davenport, principal research analyst at Gartner. “There are currently vehicles with limited autonomous capabilities, yet they still rely on the supervision of a human driver. However, many of these vehicles have hardware, including cameras, radar, and in some cases, lidar sensors, that could support full autonomy. With an over-the-air software update, these vehicles could begin to operate at higher levels of autonomy, which is why we classify them as ‘autonomous-ready.’” While the growth forecast for autonomous-driving-capable vehicles is fast, net additions of autonomous commercial vehicles remain low in absolute terms when compared with equivalent consumer autonomous vehicle sales. The number of vehicles equipped with hardware that could enable autonomous driving without human supervision in the consumer segment are expected to reach 325,682 in 2020, while the commercial segment will see just 10,590 (see Table 1).   Table 1: Autonomous-Ready Vehicles Net Additions, 2018-2023   Use Case   2018   2019   2020   2021   2022   2023 Commercial 2,407 7,250 10,590 16,958 26,099 37,361 Consumer 134,722 325,682 380,072 491,664 612,486 708,344 Total 137,129 332,932 390,662 508,622 638,585 745,705 Source: Gartner (November 2019) Lack of Regulation Inhibiting Autonomous Vehicle Deployment Today, there are no countries with active regulations that allow production-ready autonomous vehicles to operate legally, which is a major roadblock to their development and use. “Companies won’t deploy autonomous vehicles until it is clear they can operate legally without human supervision, as the automakers are liable for the vehicle’s actions during autonomous operation,” said Mr. Davenport. “As we see more standardised regulations around the use of autonomous vehicles, production and deployment will rapidly increase, although it may be a number of years before that occurs.”   Sensor Hardware Costs a Limiting Factor By 2026, the cost of the sensors that are needed to deliver autonomous driving functionality will be approximately 25% lower than they will be in 2020. Even with such a decline, these sensor arrays will still have prohibitively high costs. This means that through the next decade, advanced autonomous functionality will be available only on premium vehicles and vehicles sold to mobility service fleets.   “Research and development robo-taxis with advanced self-driving capabilities cost as much as $300,000 to $400,000 each,” said Mr. Davenport. “Sophisticated lidar devices, which are a type of sensor needed for these advanced autonomous vehicles, can cost upward of $75,000 per unit, which is more than double the price of your average consumer automobile. This puts higher-level autonomous vehicle technology out of reach for the mainstream market, at least for now.”   Public Perceptions of Safety Will Determine Growth Vehicle-human handover safety concerns are a substantial impediment to the widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles. Currently, autonomous vehicle perception algorithms are still slightly less capable than human drivers.   “A massive amount of investment has been made into the development of autonomous vehicle perception systems, with more than 50 companies racing to develop a system that is considered safe enough for commercial use,” said Mr. Davenport. Gartner predicts that it will take until 2025 before these systems demonstrate capabilities that are an order of magnitude better than human drivers.   To accelerate this innovation, technology companies are using simulation software powered by artificial intelligence to understand how vehicles would handle different situations. This enables companies to generate thousands of miles of vehicle test data in hours, which would take weeks to obtain through physical test driving. “One of the biggest challenges ahead for the industry will be to determine when autonomous vehicles are safe enough for road use,” said Michael Ramsey, senior director analyst at Gartner. “It’s difficult to create safety tests that capture the responses of vehicles in an exhaustive range of circumstances. It won’t be enough for an autonomous vehicle to be just slightly better at driving than a human. From a psychological perspective, these vehicles will need to have substantially fewer accidents in order to be trusted.” Gartner clients can read more in "Forecast Analysis: Autonomous Vehicle Net Additions, Internet of Things, Worldwide.”   *For Editors Gartner defines a vehicle with autonomous driving functionality as a vehicle able to offer automation of SAE Levels 3 and above. Gartner’s forecast covers autonomous vehicles that are fitted with hardware (in-vehicle technologies and sensors, such as lidar, radars and cameras) capable of driving without human supervision (SAE Levels 3, 4 and 5). About Gartner Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), is the world’s leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500. We equip business leaders with indispensable insights, advice and tools to achieve their mission-critical priorities and build the successful organisations of tomorrow.   Our unmatched combination of expert-led, practitioner-sourced and data-driven research steers clients toward the right decisions on the issues that matter most. We’re trusted as an objective resource and critical partner by more than 15,000 organisations in more than 100 countries — across all major functions, in every industry and enterprise size. To learn more about how we help decision makers fuel the future of business, visit www.gartner.com. 5 Major Problems Of Catalytic Converter 2019-11-07T12:45:57Z 5-major-problems-of-catalytic-converter The catalytic converter is a key segment of the fumes arrangement of a vehicle. It changes a few properties of the unsafe gases created as a result running the motor. Accordingly, the transmitted gasses have a less harming effect on nature. It's critical to think about the terrible catalytic converter indications with the goal that you can spot them quickly and take the vehicle to an adjusting look for upkeep.  What Are Bad Catalytic Converter Symptoms?  A bombing catalytic converter isn't extraordinary in any way. Any outside effect, for example, flotsam and jetsam out and about or overheating of the motor's inside parts can influence it. How about we see a portion of the indications of a terrible catalytic converter.  1. Engine Misfiring The catalytic converter can overheat and give indications of bombing when the motor fizzles. Additionally, you will see the comparative signs when there is a vibrant fuel blend in the oil tank. Wealthy fuel blend causes start by making crude fuel entering the converter. The condition is risky since it can dissolve the impetus segments.  2. Loss of Power When Accelerating Losing power during increasing speed or going tough is one of the most widely recognized stopped up catalytic converter side effects. Mechanics frequently misdiagnose this reason, mainly if there should be an occurrence of halfway stopping up, and recommend changing of a couple of segments, which is pointless.  You can make sure about this issue by applying a basic test. Aside from the undeniable low-fueled speeding up, you can check the fumes with your hand. Request that an associate holds the vehicle's rpm at somewhere in the range of 1800 and 2000 while you will check the vapours push with your hand from behind the tailpipe. On the off chance that you get a hot sentiment of fumes stream, the converter is undoubtedly stopped up.  3. Degraded Performance A general debasement in motor execution is another sign. It happens due to the back weight that the bombing converter makes, influencing the motor and keeping it from running uninhibitedly. It makes your vehicle shake, and the unexpected explosion of importance can here and there slow down the engine as well while you are driving.  4. Diminished Exhauste System Performance  Another approach to see awful catalytic converter indications is to watch out for the fumes framework's exhibition. It will corrupt if the converter is coming up short and the issue can be followed back to a blunder in the fuel framework.  5. Stolen Catalytic Converter  Catalytic converter are much of the time taken because of the valuable metals inside. Converters contain limited quantities of platinum, rhodium and palladium, all of which have an incentive for metal sellers. Where To Recycle Your Used Catalytic Converter? In most cases, the most effortless approach to recycle catalytic converter is to take your whole vehicle to a car recycler. Scrap metal vendors or vehicle scrap yards are the doubtless possibility to make your old vehicle off your hands. Any huge or medium-sized network ought to have at any rate one scrap metal vendor and vehicle scrap yard. On the off chance that you need to make sure your vehicle gets reused in the most eco-accommodating way conceivable, search for a used auto parts recycling service like Qldrecyclers.com.au. It has a system of a used auto parts recycling company in Brisbane, Australia. SYDNEY FISH MARKET HOOKS DEC PR AS AGENCY OF RECORD 2019-10-10T06:05:34Z sydney-fish-market-hooks-dec-pr-as-agency-of-record p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica} span.s1 {color: #0000ff} October 2019, Sydney, Australia – Australia’s home of seafood, Sydney Fish Market, has appointed independent agency DEC PR to manage its public relations, following a recent competitive tender process. Sydney Fish Market is the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere; a one-stop-shop for 3 million food lovers from Sydney and beyond. Having been the flagship commercial hub for the New South Wales fishing industry for more than 70 years, today more than 13,300 tonnes of seafood is traded through the wholesale market, annually. Stephanie Margrain, Marketing & Communications Manager at Sydney Fish Market says: “Our team was impressed with the professionalism as well as the strategic and creative thinking that DEC PR showed during the tender process.” “We are excited to partner with an independent agency with such strong capability spanning consumer and corporate communications – one that will be able to support and shape stories across our seasonal events, but also work closely with our internal team and our retailers, to drive earned media outcomes that champion the consumption of seafood and promote the world-class sustainability of the industry," added Margrain. Renowned for its 36-Hour Seafood Marathon held annually from 23 to 24 December, and Good Friday Trading at Easter, Sydney Fish Market is an iconic Sydney destination for locals and tourists alike, but also aims to educate consumers on the wide range and seasonality of quality, sustainable seafood available. Agata Kenna, Managing Director at DEC PR, says: “Food and tourism are categories that the DEC PR team is incredibly passionate about, so Sydney Fish Market combines two of our favourite pastimes. We have extensive experience building brands, safeguarding reputations and cultivating genuine engagement in this space, and are looking forward to collaborating on campaigns that attract Australians from near and far to this iconic destination.” DEC PR commences work immediately. -ENDS- For more information or any media enquiries, please contact: Sarah-Ann Taylor via sydneyfishmarket@decpr.com.au or +61 2 8014 5033 For more information please visit www.decpr.com.au. Benefits of Selling Your Old Car to Cash for Cars in Adelaide 2019-09-23T08:00:07Z benefits-of-selling-your-old-car-to-cash-for-cars-in-adelaide If you have an old car or one which has become too expensive to keep on the road, there are two main things you can do with it. One, let it rot and collect dirt and dust in your driveway. Two, sell it for top dollars in Adelaide. Of the two, the latter seems like a better plan compared to the former, and Suburban Cash for Cars has come with some specific benefits you will reap by selling your scrap car for cash in Adelaide: You will sell the car very fast When selling your scrap car for cash in Adelaide, you don’t have to worry about searching for buyers, conducting an appraisal or pleading with the dealerships to accept the vehicle. This makes the process of selling the car to be hassle-free, and if you wanted everything done in the same day, you could have the car removed and be paid in cash in just a matter of hours. You can sell any scrap car in Adelaide It doesn’t matter whether the car has hit the road in decades or whether it got involved in an accident a few weeks ago. Irrespective of the type, make or the actual condition of the car, you are assured of selling it anyway at www.suburbancashforcars.com.au. All vehicles are accepted, and the company is always eager to give you top dollars equal to the actual value of your vehicle. So don’t hesitate to make the call, thinking that your vehicle will be rejected. You don’t have to worry about the paperwork. If it is going to be your first time selling a car, you may be overwhelmed with the amount of paperwork required. If you were to sell your car using the traditional approaches, then you have to deal with the paperwork on your own. But when you sell to Suburban Cash for Cars, you will get free paperwork done for you by our staff which means you won’t have any challenges with the paperwork at all. Free Removal services throughout Adelaide Suppose your car is not in operable condition, and you wanted to sell to scrap metal yards in Adelaide, it will be upon you to transport the vehicle to the dealer’s yard. The cost will be upon you, and this reduces the number of dollars you can get from the sale. But with cash for scrap cars services in Adelaide, the removal is completely free, thus, ensuring that you get more money from the sale. Contact Cash for Cars at 0499 022 036 for reliable car removal services in Adelaide. Why people are riding Scooters in Australia like never before. 2019-08-27T00:11:37Z why-people-are-riding-scooters-in-australia-like-never-before This year has seen a few notable industry reports released about transport and infrastructure in Australia that highlight interesting trends to our buying behaviour when it comes to cars and bikes. Scooter sales are the only growing category in Australia with 18% volume increase as people try to beat the traffic chaos and change their working habits; The 2019 Infrastructure Audit revealed Sydney will have the most clogged roads in the near future even though billions are being spent to upgrade them. LEK Consulting has reported up to 69% of household transport costs are going to private car ownership with few Australians able to own one as we head towards 2050.  There has been the steady growth of part-time employment in Australia climbing to nearly 40% of all jobs as of 2017, Australia now has the 3rd largest share behind Netherlands and Switzerland. The average age of vehicles has increased to 10.2 years. The FCAI reported that annual vehicle sales for the first half of 2019 continue to show a decline of around 8% year over year across all categories and States in Australia. Motorcycle sales for the first half of 2019 down by 17% and the only category in Australia that has shown growth was Scooters with an 18% increase with Honda leading the way with nearly 40% share of the segment. So what does this all mean? The economy is driving a lot of change with the current record low interest rate levels trying to spur things along. The quality of cars has improved in the last 10 years with less of a need to upgrade due to their durability. People’s lifestyles are changing, the big Aussie dream house looks more like a unit or an apartment these days with a million dollar mortgage to go with it. Although home ownership has dropped by 10% in the last 25 years with 70% of people renting. At the same time traffic continues to get worse with infrastructure upgrades feeling more like a band-aid solution rather than a huge step forward as population numbers continue to grow. Meanwhile the changing nature of available work opportunities continues to move towards more flexible work forces that are either transient or able to work remotely in an attempt to reduce costs. The rise of Uber Eats, Menulog and the newly launched shift-based jobs platform Freeboh makes it even easier for people to find these emerging job opportunities that are typically paid less than a full time job role. Then of course we have the continued growth of rental and subscription services making it easier for people to manage their spending with low weekly or monthly payments. Paul Wojtek, Director of Sydney start-up Scootering www.scootering.com.au commented. “People are changing their lifestyle, way of working and spending and it is the very reason I started our scooter rental service. I could see this shift in consumer behaviour and felt the timing was right. Lots of cities across Asia have relied on scooters for many years now so maybe it was inevitable for Australia. People are looking for an economical mode of transport with low cost of ownership, no messy contracts and an easy way to beat the traffic too” The FCAI results for Scooter vehicle growth in Australia tends to highlight a large shift in how people are using transport for personal and business use. With driverless metro train systems in operation, lots of discussion about autonomous transport becoming a reality with our roads getting more and more congested, could we see the continued decline in car usage with even more restrictions being placed by authorities to push us to use other methods of transport like scooters? 1st Choice Towing Sydney - Setting a New Standard for Emergency Towing 2019-08-23T05:06:02Z 1st-choice-towing-sydney-setting-a-new-standard-for-emergency-towing-1 When it comes to reliable Towing Services, there is one name that comes to countless Sydney-siders’ minds: 1st Choice Towing Sydney. At 1st Choice Towing Sydney, we take the safe and prompt transportation of vehicles very seriously. We know that the last thing anyone requiring Emergency Towing wants is to have to wait long or even compromise the safety of their vehicle or themselves in the process. We take pride in being Sydney’s leading Emergency Car Towing Service and work hard every day to provide Emergency Towing that is provided as efficiently as possible. Why 1st Choice Towing Sydney is Sydney’s Forward-Thinking Emergency Tow Truck Service We believe that the quality of a Towing service is defined by their dependability, their professionalism and their affordable rates. Our Sydney Towing service is available Sydney-wide at the drop of the hat thanks to our world-class Towing Experts being stationed throughout Sydney. Some of the benefits and services we offer include: A Prompt & Efficient Sydney Towing Service Affordable Rates Without Compromising Quality 24/7 Towing We Follow Industry Safe Practices We Use Tilt Tray Tow Trucks & Can Handle All Vehicles Types & Conditions Fully Insured for Peace of Mind We Use the Industries Best Tilt Tray Tow Trucks to Ensure Safe & Secure Car Towing 1st Choice Towing Sydney use the industry’s most Advanced Tilt Tray Tow Trucks. These versatile and reliable Tow Trucks, combined with our experienced and Fully Certified Towing Experts mean that we can remove your vehicle with ease wherever it is located and in what condition it is in. Time is of the Essence – Our Towing Experts Will Be with You Promptly Wherever in Sydney You are Located Our Sydney Car Towing Experts are dedicated to providing the Towing Service you need as promptly as possible. Being stationed throughout Sydney, we are never far away when you contact us for our services. With years of industry experience and training, our Towing Professionals know how to collect your vehicle without a hitch. We Believe in Providing a Service with Integrity and Respect At the event of having a car accident, mechanical failure or breakdown, you are likely experiencing a fair amount of stress. At 1st Choice Towing Sydney, we are passionate about providing a service that is done with respect and care. We make sure to put your safety as well as the safety of your vehicle first and are happy to transport you in our truck to the given location. Our experts are friendly, calm and will listen to any of your questions or needs. Our Towing Service Can Transport Your Vehicle Throughout Sydney as Well as Interstate If you live in Sydney, our services can take your vehicle wherever you require at honest and affordable rates. This includes all vehicle types, brands and conditions. Contact 1st Choice Towing Sydney today at 0410 516 161 Car accessory a valuable device and perfect Father’s Day gift 2019-08-14T01:38:41Z car-accessory-a-valuable-device-and-perfect-fathers-day-gift With road rage and bad driving seemingly becoming the norm on today’s roads, the perfect gift for Father’s Day is a DriveSense dash cam. Dash cams — or car dashboard cameras — are increasingly being used in vehicles to insure drivers against adverse outcomes on roads and in car parks. Dad’s love their cars so if they are involved in a crash and they weren’t at fault, dash cam footage can be provided to the insurance company to prove it. Even if his car is hit in a car park, whether he was there or not, the dash cam can record the event. Using a dash cam is like having an extra insurance policy and can protect the affected driver’s finances. It’s also a big time-saver as the evidence allows the insurance company to chase the other car’s owner for compensation. DriveSense Ranger dash cams produce crisp clear video recordings, and audio if desired, including other information such as location, date, time and speed. Leading Australian safety products company, Andatech, has introduced new DriveSense Ranger dash cams that use the latest generation technology and provide exceptional camera quality. G-sensor detects vibrations Ensuring the video footage is protected when needed is crucial, which is assisted by the gravity sensor (G-sensor) in the device. DriveSense dash cams have a built-in G-sensor that uses indicators such as vibrations and sudden jolting motions to alert the user to protect the recorded file so it cannot be deleted or overwritten. The G-sensor sensitivity can be set to low, medium, high or switched off completely. A film file can also be manually selected to lock or protect, which is then saved in a separate folder in the microSD card and cannot be deleted. Andatech’s two dash cam models comprise the DriveSense Ranger Dash Cam with WiFi and GPS ($249) and the DriveSense Ranger Duo Dash Cam ($299), which has both a front and rear dash cam with GPS. DriveSense features Features of the DriveSense Ranger dash cams include: * Recording in high resolution super HD 1080p at 30 frames per second to ensure it will pick up details such as licence plate numbers. * 1.5 or 2-inch LCD colour screen that is lightweight and compact without blocking the field of view. * A built-in accelerometer that records the speed of the vehicle while driving and is shown in every video recording. * 150-degree wide angle view with six-layer glass and infrared vision that provides an excellent field of view, comfortably covering up to five lanes of traffic. * 4x digital zoom to check details of licence plates, road signs and street names and large f/2.0 aperture, which provides vivid recordings under low light conditions and clear images even at night. * Ability to record videos in 3, 5 or 10 minute segments or continuously. Once the memory is full, the dash cam will start writing over older files seamlessly (excluding locked files). DriveSense dash cams have auto start up and shut down and users can enable or disable motion detection. Following the easy installation, it can connect directly to a smartphone for viewing and downloading files using the free DriveSense app. Andatech’s dash cams provide crisp clear recordings, full functionality and connectivity for an easy, seamless user experience. Both units come with a 32GB micro SD card and one-year warranty. For more information visit: https://www.andatechdistribution.com.au/collections/dash-cam About Andatech: Andatech is a 100% Australian owned company that designs, supplies, supports and services safety products including high quality alcohol and drug testing equipment. The company has the widest range of Australian Standard-certified breathalysers in Australia, which are designed for personal use, workplaces, hospitality venues (wall mounted) and as car interlock devices. Drug testing kits cover saliva and urine testing of up to 9 drug groups, providing error-free results. Andatech’s distribution channel offers consumer safety and air quality products including dash cams, FIR heater, dehumidifiers, air purifiers and humidifiers. https://www.andatech.com.au/ https://www.andatechdistribution.com.au/ Exporting and importing cars just got easy with Autozworld 2019-08-11T09:41:31Z exporting-and-importing-cars-just-got-easy-with-autozworld Are you the car exporter looking for a hassle free portal to help you get better deals on your new, used or vintage cars? Then Autozworld is the ideal destination for you to fulfill your business traits. The global car marketplace offers trading for selling vintage cars, used cars or new ones. Car trading is one of the booming industries in today’s era. Exporting and importing new and used cars can help any individual to cater his urge to buy his dream car. This online platform connects you with varied and genuine car buyers as well as dealers to push your trading a notch higher. Autozworld offers you a platter of services related to car dealings. Buying, selling, trading and inquire are the quadruple core services the platform provides. They also allow you to create an account of yourself on their website. You can either be a car dealer, seller or buyer on their portal. Their main motto lies in gifting you the happiness to help buy an individual his desired car at a budget friendly rate or bid adieu to his old car at splendid rates. There base is spread all over the world. Though you may reside in any corner of the world whether it is Japan, Canada, Australia, Italy, UK or USA, you can connect and do your trading at an ease on this platform. The platform has a range of quality new or used car to browse. The portal is user friendly which helps you get your customers at the quickest. Being a seller you are likely to receive plenty of offers from genuine buyers. Being a dealer you can sell your flagship car at the market rates and allow your business to switch to greater turnover. The company also plays the role of being a sourcing agent answering all your car related enquires and give you recommendations according to your needs. AutozWorld just introduced new car pricing structure for automotive dealers and private sellers. Boost Mobile continues investment in young Australian talent with signing of 16 year old Motorsport Phenom Broc Feeney 2019-08-08T03:02:08Z boost-mobile-continues-investment-in-young-australian-talent-with-signing-of-16-year-old-motorsport-phenom-broc-feeney-1 SYDNEY, Australia, 8th August, 2019 – BOOST MOBILE, the world’s largest youth-focused telco brand, has today announced the latest addition to its burgeoning stable of young Australian sports talent with the signing of 16 year old motorsport phenom Broc Feeney. Feeney has excelled through his six years of Karting, form that has carried into hist first year of car racing in the 2019 Super 3 Series. He holds the record for the youngest ever Toyota 86 Racing Series Race Winner achieved when he was just 15, and is the first Australian to ever podium at the Rok World Cup. He has been racing motorbikes since the age of 3, before moving to Karting at 9. With a Pole, a Win and a Overall Podium at all events this year Broc currently sits first in the Championship as he hunts down the 2019 Kumho Super 3 series. In Year 11 at school, his passion for motorsport extends to his education, where he is currently completing a school-based apprenticeship as a Mechanic which includes working on his own car that is run by Paul Morris Motorsport and kept onsite. Boost Mobile will be supporting Broc through this year’s Super 3 Series Championship and beyond, identifying him as an Australian talent of the future with a goal of a drive in the SuperCars Championship and beyond. "Boost Mobile is proud to continue its support of young talent in Australia. We feel that Broc is a great young driver with the world at his feet, and we’ve enjoyed following his journey so far and being a part of it moving forward. We welcome Broc into the Boost Mobile family and wish him all the best for the remainder of the 2019 Super Cars 3 Championship." said Jason Haynes, General Manager of Boost Mobile Australia. “As well as being a talented young driver, Broc is also the same as every other 16 year old Aussie who uses a lot of phone data. As he travels across the country racing cars, Boost Mobile is the perfect fit, as we can offer him loads of data on the biggest network in the country." Boost Mobile has a strong history of identifying and supporting young Australian talent across a wide range of sports including motorsport, surfing, skating and more, with Feeney excited to join such a stable of talent. “To have the support of Boost Mobile, at my age, is unbelievable to me. They are known to support the best athletes and it is an honour to be standing alongside other ambassadors throughout racing and all the other sports they support," said Broc Feeney. "My dream is to make it to the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship and become Champion there, but also look towards NASCAR in the US. I have the determination, commitment and strong will to win but also appreciate that it takes a team for such dreams to be realised and that is where having the support of Boost Mobile cannot be overstated.” "Karting taught me so much about racing at an early age, and I follow all things Motorsport, from SuperCars to Formula 1 and MotoGP. I’ve loved every minute of competing locally and internationally against the world’s best. It has shown me that to succeed I need to push the limits every time and leave nothing on the table.” IMAGERY: For imagery and videography, please go to: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/cy1fbigumz1xf1c/AAA6JhBmc7fEQ_26W6eSblmha?dl=0 About Boost Mobile Since humble beginnings in August 2000, we’ve become a leading youth mobile brand. We’re here to give you more… The team at Boost Mobile are dedicated to putting our customers first. We’re pushing hard to bring you the best network, loads of data, no lock-in contracts with great value – all on the 4G Telstra Mobile Network*, a network you can trust. We’ve also teamed up with this country’s hottest artists, athletes, parties and events to bring you more rewards, content and VIP access just for being with us. For more information, please contact: Rebecca Blasina Closer Communications rebecca@closer.com.au 0420 805 567 David Wolf Closer Communications david@closer.com.au 0411 111 787 Ellie Fraser Closer Communications ellie@closer.com.au 0458660819 The Most Usefull Five Steps Checklist For Selling Your Car 2019-07-09T06:55:22Z the-most-usefull-five-steps-checklist-for-selling-your-car 1. Where To Sell Your Vehicle The First Step is to research the different methods of selling. The main four are private ads (online or offline,) auctions, cash-for-cars type companies or part exchange with a dealer. The latter two will be a lot quicker but may mean accepting lower offers, the first two take more effort but will give you more control over the price and negotiations. There are 100s of outlets online for advertising cars, which means you can reach more people, but also makes a choice a little overwhelming and creates a lot of competition. Try multiple sites and don't rule out traditional methods such as an ad in the local paper or a sign in the car, varying the advertising can only help reach more people. Read More : Sell Your Scrap Vehicle To An Auto Dismantler 2. How Much To Ask For?  Again, research is critical, use the resources you found in step 1 to check what sort of prices cars similar to yours are being offered at, or more importantly selling at. The bible of car valuations was always The Parker's Guide, but there are now hundreds of website ready to give you an instant estimate.   3. How To Prepare? Appearances are essential in advertising, and it's worth taking time to make sure that the car is spick and span, even spending a little bit of money on getting it professionally cleaned or valeted. Make sure your photos are useful as they can be, there are some very poorly taken photos out there, either too far away, also close up, no interior shots, poorly lit etc.  Think about what you'd like to see when buying a car yourself, Also, in the same way, you paint a house neutral colours when selling it, keep the car as clear and uncluttered as possible, so buyers can more easily imagine it being theirs. Have the vehicle registration documents, MOT History and service history to hand to make potential buyers as confident as possible that they're getting good, and more importantly, safe deal. Read More : Five Tips to get rid of your old car 4. How To Negotiate? Once you've done your research into the value of your car, try and fix a price in your mind of how low you are willing to go in negotiations. If you also went down the route of getting a valuation from a professional used car dealer, you'll know how much flexibility there is between what price you want and the minimum you can expect. Set the price you're willing to go to at about 80% of the asking price. Also bear in mind that when negotiating, especially with professional traders, they will use every defect to try and lower the asking price; scratches, dents and stains, etc. No matter how minor, it's worth fixing these small imperfections, because ultimately they can add up. On the flip side, make a list of positive features your car has. If it has a full-service history or relatively few owners, this could make a big difference to your negotiations. Unless you need a quick sale, don't be afraid to turn down offers, but remember used cars are buyer's market, there is a lot of competition and a lot of competition and a lot of choices. Read More : Sell Your Nissan Car In Adelaide 5. How To Complete The Sale? Once the price has been agreed you're ready to seal the deal. It should go without saying not to hand over the keys or any documents until the funds have been transferred, but it is the essential part!   Fill out the change of details in the logbook, notify The DVLA, DMV or other local vehicles licensing agency, hand over the service history record, inspection certificates, spare keys, documentation and any other accessories! This Step is crucial, because even after the money and contract have changed hands, you may still be responsible for the vehicle if the documentation is not in order. Also remember to keep hold of any correspondence with the buyer, as well as the pictures and descriptions of the car. Even with a private sale, the buyer is protected by consumer rights, and you should be able to demonstrate the terms of the agreement. About The Author Hi My name is Hannah Renard, and I love to write an informative blog about the automotive, business, travelling and wrecking industry to help people find the parts they require or sell their car for wrecking. I'm ready to answer any question regarding the automotive industry to the best of my ability. I'm a writer that is interested in writing, especially in the automotive industry. How a Car Removal Service is driving sustainable success in Queensland 2019-07-03T22:40:59Z how-a-car-removal-service-is-driving-sustainable-success-in-queensland One tiny company, Top Cash 4 Cars, that provides Car Removal Services Brisbane wide, has both understood this reality and embedded it into their business strategy for 2019/2020. Top Cash 4 Cars is a Car Removal Service that pays Queenslanders to remove cars that their insurance companies have either written off or deemed ELV – End of Life Stage. When a car reaches its ELV (End of Life Stage), it’s Total Cost to Run (TCR) goes up considerably.  When TCR exceeds Value (the price people will pay for the vehicle) – the market abandons it and a Cash for Car dealer, or Car Removal Service is called in, to take possession of the vehicle or the fleet it belongs to. Environmentally driven Top Cash 4 cars, a Brisbane-based auto-recycler, has always put plants before profits. A spokesperson for the company is clear what drives the company – sustainability. “Every moving part in a car, Jeep, Ute, van or truck – can be recycled. And even if it can’t be recycled, it can be put to bed in a way that is non-toxic or harmful to the environment.” Specialised, eco-friendly processes Over the decade it has been in business, Top Cash 4 Cars has developed many specialised processes to minimise the damage old car parts with fluid and grease in them pose to Queensland’s natural habitat. “Every part is cleaned and degreased with special non-toxic fluids before they are either recycled and sold to second-hand car parts dealers or retired to the Earth.” Paint is a hazard Old cars use paint that is toxic because it contains lead in it. The Australian Department of Environment and Energy is clear about the hazards lead in paint can cause. According to them – “Lead is a toxic substance that can affect people of any age. It is especially harmful to children, pregnant women and unborn babies. Lead accumulates in your body, so even small amounts can pose a health hazard over time. Some auto paints, particularly those on older vehicles, are high in lead and can be a health hazard. There have been cases of children suffering lead poisoning from playing in soil contaminated by auto paint dust.” Top Cash 4 Cars understands the hazards old car paints pose to human and animal health and so strip cars of toxic paint using biofriendly solvents – before they recycle the metal. They buy cars of all makes, models and conditions. When you need a Cash for Cars sale in Brisbane, Top Cash 4 Cars are the ones you need to call. Sustainability is what drives us – not mere profits, says their business-owner To dispose off your car in a way you can be sure is eco-friendly, please contact Top Cash 4 Cars now on 0470 653 704. A2Z Car Removal’s 60 Second Deals Sell Your Car in a Minute 2019-06-26T21:02:21Z a2z-car-removal-s-60-second-deals-sell-your-car-in-a-minute There is an absolute lack of resources for the car owners that want to get rid of their vehicles sooner, as most car dealerships do not offer any kind of rebates of benefits for the car owners in Auckland. A2Z Car Removals is doing their best to help Auckland residents to get rid of these vehicles. As a professional car buying firm, they have tried endeavors with their customer care system.  While speaking to one of the spokespeople, who also happens to be the Head of Customer Care Services, we got important insights on how they could make this possible.  “We are not scared of getting duplicated. There is no way you can copy our level of expertise, and the kind of training our employees go through.”, said Courtney on being asked about their business model.  “I see it as an exciting opportunity for myself. This is what I have been training for almost half my adult life, I should be able to do it. Evaluating and assessing a vehicle can be tough if you are unsure of the criteria that will be used to decide. But we have our own estimates that suit industry standards.”, said Sameer from the customer service team.  As reported, the company will continue its car removal services in the city of Auckland. These services have been elementary in changing the way car owners in Auckland get rid of their unwanted vehicles.   Due to high demand and continual requests from customers all around the city, A2Z Car Removals’ top management has decided to keep their functions running throughout the week. Due to high demand on all days, and people who might need a towing in the weekends, they have decided to keep availability open on all seven days of the week.    However, the company has been reported to have taken action against fraudulent car owners. “We need to protect our image. Sometimes we get customers who don’t have the car keys, nor the papers, nor their own identification. We cannot buy cars from such customers because we know it might not be their own car.”, says one of the top management members.    The firm has also given its approach towards car removal a twist in recent years. Their focus is now on building some social impact. Social impact is now an evolving concept and has been considered an important aspect of business in recent times. The focus on the creation of social impact intertwined with the profit-making aspects of the business is what will make any business successful as well as ethical. A2Z Car Removals being a car recycling company is looking to improve their processes eventually and transform their business.    “Our business is already very environment-friendly. We are not trying to save the environment, but we ware trying to do as much as we can to prevent the landfills from becoming worse. All vehicles we buy are recycled, reused for car parts or resold to a car buyer. We are eliminating car waste, and it is profitable to do so!”, said the Co-Founder at A2Z Car Removals.    Beginning the revolution of instant co-creation of services might not be an easy task for most organisations. However, the experience of an organisation is essential and critical to the success in revolutionizing such an industry which is rather stable. It is only a matter of time that we should be able to get instant services on more high-involvement decisions. A2Z Car Removals are car wreckers and a car removal company in Auckland. Their services are car removal, abandoned car buying, paying instant cash for cars, and send-hand car buying. They buy old cars, used cars, trucks, utes, SUVs, vans, etc. Their services include van pickup, car pickup, giving cash for old or scrap cars and buying old cars for cash. They also do free car removal of accidental, junk and scrap vehicles.  They buy vehicles of all categories in all makes and models. Road rage and bad driving sees more dash cams being installed 2019-06-12T00:38:58Z road-rage-and-bad-driving-sees-more-dash-cams-being-installed It seems that not a day goes by when we don’t hear about a road rage incident or see a case of really bad driving. This is prompting more drivers to install dash cams — or car dashboard cameras — in their vehicles to insure themselves against adverse outcomes that may occur as a result. Along with many other reasons to use a dash cam, it’s the user’s hip pocket that’s the winner: protecting their finances and personal property, and importantly, their time. For example, with rear-ending being the most common type of car accident in Australia, drivers of the car who did the rear-ending are usually considered at fault unless they can prove otherwise. If they are innocent, a dash cam with a crisp clear recording can help prove it straight away. Clear footage can also help identify vehicles that leave the scene of an incident. Insurance companies love dash cams because they can then chase the real instigator of the crash and the affected driver isn’t recorded as being at fault. At its heart, a dash cam continuously records video and audio as well as other information such as location, date, time and speed. Leading Australian safety products company, Andatech, has introduced new DriveSense Ranger dash cams that use the latest generation technology and provide exceptional camera quality. G-sensor detects vibrations Ensuring the video footage is protected when needed is crucial, which is assisted by the gravity sensor (G-sensor) in the device. DriveSense dash cams have a built-in G-sensor that uses indicators such as vibrations and sudden jolting motions to alert the user to protect the recorded file so it cannot be deleted or overwritten. The G-sensor sensitivity can be set to low, medium, high or switched off completely. A film file can also be manually selected to lock or protect, which is then saved in a separate folder in the microSD card and cannot be deleted. Andatech’s two dash cam models comprise the DriveSense Ranger Dash Cam with WiFi and GPS ($249) and the DriveSense Ranger Duo Dash Cam ($299), which has both a front and rear dash cam with GPS. DriveSense features Features of the DriveSense Ranger dash cams include: * Recording in high resolution super HD 1080p at 30 frames per second to ensure it will pick up details such as licence plate numbers. * 1.5 or 2-inch LCD colour screen that is lightweight and compact without blocking the field of view. * A built-in accelerometer that records the speed of the vehicle while driving and is shown in every video recording. * 150-degree wide angle view with six-layer glass and infrared vision that provides an excellent field of view, comfortably covering up to five lanes of traffic. * 4x digital zoom to check details of licence plates, road signs and street names and large f/2.0 aperture, which provides vivid recordings under low light conditions and clear images even at night. * Ability to record videos in 3, 5 or 10 minute segments or continuously. Once the memory is full, the dash cam will start writing over older files seamlessly (excluding locked files). DriveSense dash cams have auto start up and shut down and users can enable or disable motion detection. Following the easy installation, it can connect directly to a smartphone for viewing and downloading files using the free DriveSense app. Andatech’s dash cams provide crisp clear recordings, full functionality and connectivity for an easy, seamless user experience. Both units come with a 32GB micro SD card and one-year warranty. For more information visit: https://www.andatechdistribution.com.au/collections/dash-cam About Andatech: Andatech is a 100% Australian owned company that designs, supplies, supports and services safety products including high quality alcohol and drug testing equipment. The company has the widest range of Australian Standard-certified breathalysers in Australia, which are designed for personal use, workplaces, hospitality venues (wall mounted) and as car interlock devices. Drug testing kits cover saliva and urine testing of up to 9 drug groups, providing error-free results. Andatech’s distribution channel offers consumer safety and air quality products including dash cams, FIR heater, dehumidifiers, air purifiers and humidifiers. https://www.andatech.com.au/ https://www.andatechdistribution.com.au/ Three Simple Guidelines On Selling An Old Car For Wrecking 2019-06-11T04:41:37Z three-simple-guidelines-on-selling-an-old-car-for-wrecking These specific factors lead to break down of cars. Well, if you are an owner to such a damaged and broken vehicle, then you can get rid of your car by selling it for wrecking. Selling vehicle for wrecking is considered to be a wise choice. The same is of great benefit to us. The decision for the same can help you attain a high price in return for your vehicle. The same comes up with monetary income, which is something every unexpected out of a scrap vehicle. Well, if you have made a firm decision of selling your car, then following the simple guidelines will help you make the best sell.  Estimating the Value of a Vehicle The vehicle is a valuable asset which is of high usage in our day to day lives. So, before replacing the same, you must evaluate its actual price. The exact cost estimation about the product will help you figure out the worth or somewhat real value of vehicles. The same will further help you to identify whether or if you get money the right price for your car. So do not forget to estimate the vehicle price before selling. The same is of great benefit. It will help you figure out the appropriate amount of the useless vehicle as per its condition. Selling in Parts You should consider selling off the vehicle into parts. Buying old cars for parts first before presenting it to the wreckers it is a perfect solution to maximize your earning from an old car. If you are looking to get used vehicle parts in Queensland, Qldcarwreckers is the perfect solution for you. Selling the used car parts one by one will help you gain the right money based on its working condition. For example, the parts functioning well are of great value than the one with extensive repairs. Well, to distinguish between the different vehicle parts, you will require expert knowledge. In such a case, you can hire any skillful individual. The expert knowledge can help you figure out with the identification of different parts along with its easy removal without causing any damage to it. However, rendering help from an expert requires an investment which is costly as well as inconvenient. Find Out the Extra Charges The auto wreckers ready to purchase your old cars charge an amount for their additional service. These other services are necessary and facilitate the individuals with the best. Well, these chargeable services by the experts can cost you much and simultaneously reduce your profit from the sale. So, you should have a clear idea about these hidden charges. Inquiry about these charges will help you avoid the extra charges. Therefore don't forget to find out the cost of paperwork, transportation, and every single process involved in selling the vehicle.  The above-mentioned guidelines will help you sell your car to the auto wreckers with ease. Moreover, it will help you maximize your profit from the sale. Pondering upon these tips will surely be of great benefit to you. Besides, while selling your car to the auto wreckers, these practices will of great help in ensuring a secure promotion of environmental wellness. Well, you can sell the components of your car to the online store as well as the remaining structure of wreckers. If you are ready to proceed further with the sale of your old car, then these simple steps will be a perfect start for sale. Therefore, do not miss out having a look at it and customizing your sale process. These steps are suitable and end up providing maximum benefits to the customers in terms of minimized losses. At the same time, it will help you identify the right offers of an auto-wrecking company. Here you are provided with the perfect opportunity which ensures the right income from the useless vehicle. Moreover, the assumption is considered to be the best decision to get rid of the junk car in an inappropriate condition. Solera | Autodata Acquires AutoMate Training 2019-06-03T11:35:02Z solera-autodata-acquires-automate-training MAIDENHEAD, UK and SYDNEY, Australia / 3rd June, 2019 – Autodata Publishing Group Limited (“Autodata”), a Solera Holdings, Inc. (“Solera”) group company and a global leader in automotive technical information, today confirmed the acquisition of AutoMate Training Pty. Ltd. (“AutoMate”), the automotive industry’s foremost provider of online technical training and professional development platforms. Founded and based in Sydney, Australia, AutoMate has rapidly expanded from a fledgling start-up to become a globally competitive player, offering automotive eLearning to thousands of automotive professionals and workshops in more than 60 countries. AutoMate’s unique, online training programs combine cutting-edge 3D visualisation with comprehensive real-vehicle analysis - all developed by a highly-experienced team of automotive experts and specialists. AutoMate and Autodata are both trusted and valued information service providers to more than eighty five thousand independent and enterprise automotive repair shops across the world, as well as corporate clients in the automotive service, maintenance and repair (“SMR”) industry. Autodata itself is recognised as the go-to automotive data solution for workshops with many countries seeing eight in ten workshops choosing Autodata to meet their SMR and automotive diagnostics needs. Jonathan Sampson, Managing Director and founder of AutoMate said: “Joining the Solera family is a logical and exciting next step on our strategic journey as a company. This union will see AutoMate’s renowned training programs made available in new global markets and will ensure increased business growth through further product development. AutoMate’s eLearning expertise, combined with Autodata’s highly advanced diagnostic and repair data, promises to deliver new and existing customers a compelling suite of products for the automotive mechanic.” Rod Williams, Managing Director of Autodata said: “AutoMate’s innovative solutions and strong management team provide immediate value with Solera. Together we provide immense value to Solera’s 400,000+ SMR users with AutoMate, enabling us to further capitalise on the opportunity to service both our existing users and beyond with AutoMate’s solutions.” -END- About Solera Solera was founded with the mission to digitalise and empower mobility transactions across the critical 54 and 250 lifecycle touchpoints of a vehicle, delivering true transparency and knowledge to all stakeholders. Today, Solera’s leading digital technologies manage and protect life’s most important assets: our cars, trucks, homes and digital identities. The company processes more than 300 million digital transactions annually for approximately 235,000 partners and customers in over 90 countries. For more information, please visit www.solera.com. About Autodata  Established in 1972, Autodata is a trusted world leader in providing technical information to the automotive aftermarket. Autodata develops products for use in automotive workshops for the repair and servicing of cars and motorbikes, as well as corporate solutions for companies requiring bespoke platforms or integration with Autodata’s technical information. Through long-standing relationships, all data is licensed directly from 142 manufacturers, covering 34,000 models worldwide. The new Autodata web application features 90,000 diagrams and illustrations, covering over 600,000 step by step procedures. Autodata is part of the Solera group. For more information about Autodata and its latest developments, please visit www.autodata-group.com About AutoMate Founded in 2014, AutoMate has made a name for itself as the industry’s leading provider of online technical training platforms for the automotive sector. AutoMate’s suite of digital training products are designed to support technicians throughout their entire automotive career, giving them easy, on-demand access to high-tech video training, covering fundamental and emerging automotive systems. AutoMate develops these knowledge solutions for trainee and professional technicians in over 60 countries, as well as corporate solutions for companies requiring bespoke training solutions. For more information, please visit www.automatetraining.com Cautions About Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements about: the benefits of the acquisition of AutoMate (the “Acquisition”), including but not limited to the benefits and value of products and services to Solera’s, Autodata’s and AutoMate’s customers, either alone or in conjunction with the products and services of other Solera group companies. These statements are based on Solera’s current expectations, estimates and assumptions and are subject to many risks, uncertainties and unknown future events that could cause actual results to differ materially. Actual results may differ materially from those set forth in this press release due to the risks and uncertainties inherent in transactions of this nature, and Solera’s, Autodata’s and AutoMate’s respective businesses, including, without limitation: the failure to realize the expected benefits of the Acquisition; risks associated with and possible negative consequences of acquisitions, investments, joint ventures and similar transactions; successfully integrating AutoMate’s solutions with or into Autodata’s or other Solera group offerings, including but not limited to, continued adoption of AutoMate’s Autodata’s and the Solera group’s products and services; effects of competition on product and service pricing and AutoMate’s, Autodata’s and the Solera group’s business; Solera’s ability to obtain additional financing as necessary to support its business or operations; rapid technology changes in Solera’s industry; and effects of security breaches on Solera’s business and reputation. 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