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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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!...
  • The Wearable Airbag: Advanced Motorcycle safety

    Do you ever feel a tad uncomfortable when you see a motorcyclist whiz pass with minimal protective gear on? Sure everyone wears a helmet, but I cringe when I see a T-shirt clad guy or even a mini-skirt wearing girl fly by seemingly oblivious to the carnage contact with asphalt can cause at...
  • Eli Zero Electric Vehicle: They might be onto something here

    CES brings many an idea, concept and even dreams to our attention. Some seem absurd others plausible. Occasionally along comes a vision that seems a bit of a pipe dream but upon further inspection you realise the inventors may be onto something. In this instance it’s the Eli Zero...
  • Artificial Intelligence The Next Industrial Revolution

    ZF is one of the leading automotive parts suppliers in the world, renowned in particular for its driveline and chassis products. However today the company announced what will be a real game changer for industries in just about every field imaginable. It’s called ZF ProAI and it’s the brains behind what...
  • Just Giving You the Heads Up… display

    Let’s face it, there is NO reason to touch your phone in just about every car these days. With Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and voice recognition and you can even ask Siri to direct you somewhere or read you a text or email. But what if you’re still hanging on to ‘old faithful’, own a classic car or like us just...
  • The Chrysler Portal – More than just an electric van

    Chrysler has today showcased the latest Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) going round known as the Portal. In concept form it’s what you’d expect and wouldn’t be out-of-place on the Jetsons. But as is the norm these days it’s the emerging technology that really sparks genuine interest. This is the...
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