I n d e p e n d e n t

A u t o m o t i v e

C o n s u l t a n t s


  • Automotive design

  • Motor vehicle standards

  • VicRoads engineering signatory - VASS

  • Vehicle assessments

  • Expert witness services

  • Project management


  • Approvals for modified and Individually Constructed Vehicles

  • Certification & registration of imported vehicles

  • Consultant for Vehicle Compliance Plate approvals

  • Vehicle compliance testing

  • ISOFIX installation & special needs' solutions

  • Seatbelt design

  • Root cause analysis of component & engine failures

  • Expert Reports for VCAT, Magistrates' Court & County Court

Rowan Carter

  • Bachelor Mechanical Engineering - Monash University 

  • Chartered Professional Engineer - CPEng 

  • Member - Society of Automotive Engineers & Institution of Engineers Aust. 

  • Registered Automotive Consultant with the Federal Dept of Transport

  • Rowan founded the company, Cartech in 1983

  • Approved engineering signatory (VASS) with VicRoads since 1982

  • Approved heavy vehicle examiner (AVE) - NHVR

Rowan's professional experience includes consulting to the legal profession, government departments and the insurance industry. 

Expert witness services are provided for automotive related matters. Rowan is experienced in giving evidence in VCAT, the County Court and the Magistrates' Court.

Extensive experience in the design, testing, compliance and certification of new and used, imported and modified cars, motorcycles, motorhomes and heavy vehicles. 


Also extensive practical experience in the automotive industry, with direct involvement in the modification, testing and repair of motor vehicles and associated automotive products


For over twenty years, employed as a specialist engineer in the car manufacturing and heavy vehicle industries. Expertise in the design, development and validation of chassis systems, body structures and fuel systems.

Been involved in many vehicle development programs. Exposure to the overall vehicle development process, from concept to volume production. Highly developed skills and knowledge about motor vehicle design, manufacturing processes and problem root cause analysis. 

  • Federal Government

  • State Governments

  • Insurance industry

  • Legal fraternity

  • Major Utilities

  • Owners of personally imported motor vehicles

  • Modifiers of vehicles

  • Aftermarket automotive industry

  • Registered Automotive Workshops - RAWS

  • First and second stage vehicle manufacturers - IPA

PO Box 1376
Camberwell, VIC 3124

By appointment only

Inspections on-site, including country Victoria, can also be arranged

Cartech Pty Ltd - ABN 64 006 493 812

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