Development and Testing of Vehicles in Australia 650459
This presentation describes the development and testing of automotive passenger and commercial vehicles in Australia. The author presents information on roads, climate, local content requirements, existing tax laws, and the importation duty applicable to imported K. D. (knocked down) vehicles from the United States, Canada, Europe, and Japan. Australian industry production versus importations is discussed. Included is a discussion of the unique requirements for vehicles in Australia and the testing techniques devised to assure achievement of satisfactory vehicles for this market.