Chris Bowen

Chris works at Australia's leading radio station 2GB. He's worked on three radio Olympic games broadcasts, attending Beijing 2008 & London 2012. Deep down Chris harbours ambitions to one day sit behind the microphone himself. Aside from radio his other great passion is the motor car. Strangely he owns a Toyota Camry Hybrid, he defiantly rejects the knockers. Chris is married to Gillian and resides in Sydney's North West. They have Sam the English Springer Spaniel and Felix the Burmese cat to keep them company.
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    Put A Roof Over Your Head – the roof awning for your sedan: Rhino-Rack Dome 1300 

    There’s a stack of roof awnings on the market mostly designed for high-roofed 4×4’s. But what if you own a sedan or wagon style vehicle and still want the sun-shielding, rain-shedding connivence of an awning. Well the Rhino-Rack Dome 1300 could be for you. ...
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    The Swag Just Got Lite: Blackwolf Ryebuck Lite

    BlackWolf is one of the higher end manufacturers of camping gear in Australia. Trust me I know, I own a BlackWolf tent that has withstood some unbelievable weather conditions....
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    The Theta AR Jacket from Arc’teryx – Your all weather cover!

    Have you ever been caught out when it comes to appropriate clothing for unexpected weather conditions. Well a few of my EFTM colleagues know that feeling after our recent CES trip. Lesson one boys, don’t go to the snow wearing only light jackets!...
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    That’s not a robot – THIS is a robot: The Furrion Prosthesis

    Its 4.2 metres tall, 5 metres wide, weighs 3,500kg has a top speed of 30km/h. But what is it? Well if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes and someone told me about it I’d think they had a drug problem. It’s called “Prosthesis” – a racing robot...
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    BMW’s new infotainment system and dash goes Touch Free 

    If you’ve ever driven a BMW you’ll be across its iDrive interface. It’s a central rotary dial that is now in its fifth update. However the future of BMW’s take on in-car control is about to alter dramatically, it’s called BMW HoloActive Touch....
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    The Mercedes Vision Van at CES 2017

    Mercedes-Benz is known for its transit vans across the world but for the first time at this year’s CES an exhibit takes the humble courier van to a whole new level. Known as the “Vision Van” it serves as a mothership when it comes to the transportation of goods. It was revealed to the public...
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    The Concept Cars of CES

    While they may be far-flung, ugly and may never see the light of day the concept cars of CES are at the very least an interesting insight into how each company sees the future.  So we thought we’d wrap up for you all the concept cars of CES right...
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    Looking for new wheels? Try the Doohan EV3 iTank

    What sits on three wheels, is battery-powered, connected to the internet and can take on some light off-road fun? It’s the Doohan EV3 iTank, China’s first dual-front-wheel smart motorcycle....
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    Osram Lights Up the Future at CES

    Autonomous cars in the future require a rethink when it comes to communicating with other drivers or pedestrians. This is where Osram, the leading supplier globally for vehicle lighting, comes into play. It’s teamed with Ringspeed which is a Switzerland-based and renowned for pumping out visionary concept cars, in this case the Oasis....
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    Nissan’s Impressive CEO Carlos Ghosn – a Q & A meeting

    The CEO of Nissan Motor Co. Carlos Ghosn is a formidable leader, his performance at CES at a round table discussion with journalists certainly proved that. The Brazilian born CEO wears several hats, he also serves on the board of Japan’s Mitsubishi Motors Corp, and he’s the CEO of...
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    Volkswagen showcases the cockpit of the Future at CES 2017

    When it comes to cars CES has literally been a constant stream of information surrounding future autonomous ability, connectivity improvements and dramatic changes to the driver interface. One of the more fascinating concepts is what will one day be on offer from Volkswagen....
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    Nissan forms partnership with NASA

    Nissan Chairman of the Board and CEO Carlos Ghosn during his keynote address today announced the launch of its Seamless Autonomous System (SAM) system. The program has been developed from NASA technology. Again Artificial Intelligence (AI) comes to the fore but with the need for human support when things get too hairy. The deal...
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    Hyundai looks closer at the Connected Car

    Car manufactures have certainly embraced the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) here in Las Vegas, just like Hyundai who were the first to have an independent booth back in 2009. Today the South Korean company focused on what it calls the ‘hyper-connected car’ and the relationship formed with IT company...
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    Nissan Teaching Cars Human Behaviour

    It was an enlightening performance today at CES in Las Vegas from Dr Melissa Cefkin who’s the Principle Researcher, Design Anthropologist for Nissan. She’s based in Silicon Valley and is the go to person when it comes to how autonomous cars of the future will operate in the real...
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    Driverless cars are decades away: Toyota the Voice of Reason on Autonomous Cars

    Another car news conference and another concept car, today it was Toyota’s turn with its Concept-i. I’ll touch on that in just a moment. BUT the big news is the concession that fully autonomous, driverless cars are not even close but in fact decades away!...
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