DENSO Corporation and Toshiba are jointly developing an artificial intelligence (AI) technology, called Deep Neural Network-Intellectual Property (DNN-IP), which will accelerate driver assistance and automated driving technologies and open up new business applications.

The move combines image recognition systems which have been independently developed by the two companies to help achieve automated driving technologies way ahead of what exists today – aiming to rival and exceed the human brain. 

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THE Ministerial Forum on Vehicle Emissions met recently to progress the Turnbull Government's commitment to reduce Australia's vehicle emissions.

Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher and Minister for the Environment and Energy Josh Frydenberg resolved to advance the work the Forum started before the Federal Election. 

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NATIONAL car brokerage Red Plum Automotive (RPA) has rapidly expanded since the business launched in 2013 – the result of astutely driving a handful of savvy business practices.

RPA managing director, Christopher Lee actually started the business from his kitchen bench in 2013, aiming to provide the widest possible variety of vehicles to meet customer needs, ranging from work utilities to luxury saloons to high-end sports cars. Red Plum aims to find precisely the right vehicle at precisely the right price for customers. 

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CHEVIN Fleet Solutions, whose fleet management technologies are used in 120 countries, is seeing local governments move at pace to paperless methods of enforcing their fleet policies.

It makes sense, according to Chevin Fleet Solution general manager Ken Goldberg, as local governments aim to reduce the volume and cost of resources devoted to administration – and there are upsides for workplace health and safety compliance. 

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WHAT will cars look like and how will they operate in 2030? It is a challenging question that Queensland University of Technology (QUT) researchers are going into overdrive to answer.

A QUT research team is investigating the future of vehicles and mobility in the Asia-Pacific region by asking up to 200 experts throughout Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand what vehicle options they forecast will exist 15 years from now, and by asking 6000 residents in those same countries what vehicles they would purchase in the future. 

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THE move by Zagame Automotive to open an all-new $15 million Maserati dealership, right in the heart of Melbourne, late last year is paying off.

Surging demand for the legendary Italian car maker’s products, which saw Victorian sales increase by 166 percent in 2014, according the official VFACTS figures, are accelerating into 2015.

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