Speed cameras that helped police capture two terrorist suspects last week by matching passing number plates with a "Wanted" database are being investigated for use in Australia by several State Governments.
Another vehicle manufacturer is now selling to the Australian market, with Indian company Manindra launching its Scorpio Pik-Up aimed mainly at commercial users like tradesmen, farmers and also for recreational drivers.
The latest in-car GPS navigation device from Navman has a large, bright touch-screen display for easy map and menu viewing coupled with great new software, making it one of the best GPS navigation devices today.
Thousands of Australian motorists are set to be nicked by a new generation of speed cameras that operate over 5 lanes of traffic at once, are capable of identifying stolen cars as well as vehicles owned by disqualified drivers. It is also known that some Governments are also evaluating point to point traffic systems.
New automotive technology is being used by BMW to cut fuel costs in a new BMW's 1-Series hatchback range which wil include a sporty three-door model later this year. Also included is an iPod docking station.
Retailers in Australia are reporting booming sales of navigation gear with this set to rise during upcoming summer months. During the last quarter the worldwide portable GPS market more than doubled and Garmin overtook TomTom as the market leader in worldwide sales, according to a new report from Canalys.