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Nuon Solar Team wins World Solar Challenge

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Nuon Solar Team wins World Solar Challenge

The Nuon Solar Team has taken out the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge at an average speed of 81.2 km/h, running from Darwin to Adelaide two hours faster than its nearest competitor. The Dutch team led the University of Michigan and Belgian entry Punch Powertrain Solar Team in the headline Challenger Class...

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2018 Jeep Cherokee spied: Goodbye quirky headlights
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2018 Jeep Cherokee spied: Goodbye quirky headlights

The facelifted Jeep Cherokee has been spied during testing, revealing a new, cleaner nose to replace the polarising current split-headlight design. Although much of the car is covered, it’s clear the updated car will have a face far more similar to that of the Grand Cherokee and Compass. That means no more two-tier lighting, and no more awkward beaky grille...


2018 Mercedes A-Class drops more camo
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2018 Mercedes A-Class drops more camo

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class has been snapped testing alongside its small-car competitors, offering a peek at the German marque's next entry to the competitive premium compact segment. Although the prototype is still heavily camouflaged, it’s clear the new hatch will follow the theme set by the Aesthetics A and Concept A Sedan shown earlier this year...


Toyota drops Concept-i trio ahead of Tokyo motor show
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Toyota drops Concept-i trio ahead of Tokyo motor show

Toyota has unveiled a trio of artificial intelligence-focused concepts ahead of the Tokyo motor show next week. Both the Concept-i and Concept-i Ride are designed to preview how artificial intelligence (AI) could make life easier for owners in the future, suggesting the car and driver could eventually become “partners”, while the Concept-i Walk is something entirely different...


2018 Lexus NX pricing and specs
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2018 Lexus NX pricing and specs

Lexus has revealed pricing and specifications for the 2018 NX300 and NX300h, bringing new suspension tuning, sharper styling, more standard safety and a front-wheel drive option for F Sport buyers. The NX engine lineup remains unchanged for 2018. The NX300 (formerly NX200t) is still powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo making 175kW and 350Nm, hooked up to a six-speed automatic gearbox...


2014-15 Ssangyong Stavic recalled
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2014-15 Ssangyong Stavic recalled

Ateco Australia has issued a recall notice for 340 examples of the Ssangyong Stavic people mover, over concerns about worn ball joints. The company says the joints could fail if cars are “operated for extended periods of time without any inspection or repair”...


Mini Deep Orange 7: Students look to 2025 with design concept
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Mini Deep Orange 7: Students look to 2025 with design concept

Students at Clemson University have re-imagined the Mini for 2025 with the Deep Orange 7 Concept. The car, which has been in development since 2014, is a fully-functional vehicle, complete with a scalable platform capable of housing pure-electric, internal-combustion or plug-in hybrid propulsion systems with minimal modifications...


Volkswagen looking to better differentiate its volume brands
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Volkswagen looking to better differentiate its volume brands

The Volkswagen Group is looking to diffuse emerging tensions among its mass-market marques by giving them more clearly-defined roles in the future. According to a report from Reuters, the automotive giant wants to cut the overlap between Skoda, Seat and Volkswagen vehicles, in an attempt to better take advantage of its manufacturing scale...


Paris plans to ban petrol and diesel cars from 2030
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Paris plans to ban petrol and diesel cars from 2030

Paris will ban all petrol cars from the city centre in 2030, ahead of a planned nationwide ban on the sale of internal-combustion vehicles in 2040. The decision follows earlier plans to ban diesel vehicles from Paris in 2024, and is part of a wider campaign to cut CO2 levels in the French capital...


The Netherlands prepares for internal combustion sales ban in 2030
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The Netherlands prepares for internal combustion sales ban in 2030

The Dutch government has confirmed plans to ban the sale of petrol- and diesel-powered vehicles in 2030. The decision is part of a plan to cut CO2 levels by 49 per cent ahead of 2030. According to NL Times, the internal combustion ban will be accompanied by the closure of all coal-fired power stations within Dutch borders by the same date...


2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante unveiled
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2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante unveiled

The 2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante has been revealed this week, dropping the top off the British GT . Unlike the DB11 coupe, which is offered with a choice of V8 or V12 engines, the Volante will only be available with the AMG-derived twin-turbo V8 under the bonnet in an attempt to keep weight down. The 4...


Toyota puts Project Portal fuel cell truck to the test
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Toyota puts Project Portal fuel cell truck to the test

Toyota is putting its Project Portal fuel-cell truck through its paces, as the company looks to better understand the role of zero-emissions powertrains in future heavy haulers. The truck, first announced in April, will be used to haul goods around the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California...


Rinspeed Snap revealed ahead of CES 2018 debut
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Rinspeed Snap revealed ahead of CES 2018 debut

Swiss manufacturer Rinspeed has unveiled the quirky Snap concept ahead of the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The concept, set to be revealed in Las Vegas next January, couples an autonomous 'skateboard' chassis with interchangeable body 'pods'...


Nissan GT-R/C is a full-size remote control car with a difference
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Nissan GT-R/C is a full-size remote control car with a difference

To celebrate the launch of Gran Turismo Sport, Nissan has created a GT-R with... a difference. Rather than relying on a driver or conventional remote, the GT-R/C is controlled with a DualShock 4 unit from the PlayStation 4. The company sat Nismo driver, Jann Mardenborough, in an R44 Raven II helicopter and let him loose at Silverstone to show off its new toy...


Waymo safety report sheds light on the life of a self-driving car
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Waymo safety report sheds light on the life of a self-driving car

Google’s self-driving project, Waymo, has shared a safety report with the US Transport Department, shining a light on how it operates its autonomous test fleet. The detailed report looks at how the systems in Waymo cars operate, the type of data they record, what happens when something goes wrong and how the car deals with an accident...


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