Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Adelaide, Sturt
I read years ago that our design regs' are more demanding to the point of annoyance to car makers, more than most other countries around the globe so on that matter we're ok but the places like the U.S. want rebounding front bumpers, the Japanese want cleaner and quieter engines and Europe just needs motors that won't use too much fuel!
Complying with that stuff costs money but the small things like mandatory child seats' harness points, longer full length wiper blades as standard and dozens of other strange esoteric rules is what stops, for example, the Japanese being able to freely import their vehicles here because the government here asks for alot of compliance in almost trivial areas.
I mean, what does a high powered Japanese sports car going to need mandatory child safety harness points for?