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GM hopes next-gen RoboGlove will reduce RSI at factories
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GM hopes next-gen RoboGlove will reduce RSI at factories

GM hopes to be the first US manufacturer of any kind to employ a force-multiplying robotic glove in one of its factories. General Motors will co-develop the next-generation robotic glove with Bioservo, a Swedish medical technology company. The new robotic glove will build on the work previously done by GM and NASA to create the RoboGlove back in 2011...


2007-08 Audi A8 recalled for sunroof fix
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2007-08 Audi A8 recalled for sunroof fix

The 2007-08 Audi A8 limousine optioned with the solar sunroof is being recalled over concerns the glass panel of the roof could come loose. According to the Audi, the seven cars being recalled may have a glass panel that is insufficiently bonded to the sliding sunroof frame due to a manufacturing fault...


2015-16 Mercedes-Benz Vito recalled for brake fluid leak
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2015-16 Mercedes-Benz Vito recalled for brake fluid leak

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 2134 of its Vito vans over concerns a loss of brake fluid which could lead to brake failure. According to the German auto maker, the brake fluid reservoir may not have been secured properly due to a manufacturing fault. If the reservoir moves, brake fluid could be lost, which could lead to a deterioration of braking efficiency...


Volkswagen and LG to develop connected car platform
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Volkswagen and LG to develop connected car platform

The Volkswagen Group has signed an agreement with LG Electronics to collaborate on the research and development of a new connected car platform. Aimed at enhancing vehicle connectivity, the two companies will work together on Volkswagen’s next-generation Cross-Over-Platform...


Tesla unsure if Autopilot involved in second crash
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Tesla unsure if Autopilot involved in second crash

UPDATE, JULY 22: And now, a good-news story on Tesla's Autopilot. Elon Musk has tweeted a letter from a Model S owner that describes his belief that Autopilot saved the life of a pedestrian he nearly hit.  US authorities are investigating the crash of a Tesla Model X in Pennsylvania, with the driver claiming that the semi-autonomous Autopilot system was active at the time...


Ford Mondeo update announced: Sync 3 standard across the range
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Ford Mondeo update announced: Sync 3 standard across the range

Ford has announced a ‘2016.75’ model-year update for its Mondeo mid-sizer, which now sees the company’s new Sync 3 infotainment system fitted as standard across the range. Like the Mustang pony car and Ranger ute before it, the updated Mondeo range - on sale now - features the new 8...


2018 Bentley Continental GTC spied
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2018 Bentley Continental GTC spied

The next-generation Bentley Continental GTC convertible has been spied undergoing testing on public roads in Europe. Don't expect the production car to feature fenders quite as wide or as flared as this prototype's. It's clear from front and rear track width, that the final version of the Continental will be slightly narrower than this development model...


Route 66 to get solar roadway panels by the end of the year
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Route 66 to get solar roadway panels by the end of the year

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) in the US has announced several pilot programs - including the introduction of roadway solar panels on the historic Route 66...


Ram Trucks Australian conversion facility, behind-the-scenes tour
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Ram Trucks Australian conversion facility, behind-the-scenes tour

Since it launched in Australia at the end of 2015, startup American Special Vehicles (ASV) has boldly claimed that its right-hand drive Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks were a cut above existing converted US pickups already on sale. For one thing, ASV — a joint-venture between Ateco Automotive as distributor and Walkinshaw as converter — is unique in having direct collaboration with Fiat Chrysler in the US, and acts as a de facto RHD supplier with export potential...


Uber’s new app monitors driver behaviour to improve road safety
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Uber’s new app monitors driver behaviour to improve road safety

Ride-sharing giant Uber has announced some new features for its smartphone app that will allow the company to monitor how its drivers behave on the road to help improve safety. The new ‘safety pilots’ are the product of Uber’s partnership with the US Government's Highway Safety Association and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), aiming to improve rider and driver safety when using an Uber service...


2016 Holden Colorado 7 recalled for seat fix
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2016 Holden Colorado 7 recalled for seat fix

Holden has issued a recall for its 2016 model-year Colorado 7 SUV over concerns the second row of seats may not lock into position. The car maker said in a statement: "A condition has been identified whereby the recliner mechanisms fitted to the second row (60 per cent side – left and centre seating positions) may not lock correctly when the seat back is placed into the upright position"...


2016 Citroen C5 to be the last offered in Australia: 62 cars to honour iconic suspension system
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2016 Citroen C5 to be the last offered in Australia: 62 cars to honour iconic suspension system

If you thought last year's Finale special represented the end of Citroen's C5 in Australia, think again. Instead, the 2016 Citroen C5 will be the last of the line for the Australian market, with the company's local distributor today finally confirming its impending retirement...


Subaru Liberty, Outback Tribeca recalled for Takata airbags: 76,000 vehicles affected
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Subaru Liberty, Outback Tribeca recalled for Takata airbags: 76,000 vehicles affected

Subaru Australia has issued a recall for nearly 76,000 vehicles from its Liberty, Outback and Tribeca lines as part of the ongoing Takata airbag scandal. This latest recall for Subaru follows a notice issued for the Impreza small car last year, taking its count of local vehicles affected to around 110,000 units...


2017 Nissan Micra to be built in France
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2017 Nissan Micra to be built in France

The next-generation Nissan Micra will be built in France. The Japanese brand's five-door Micra micro car is set to be built where its ally, Renault, currently assembles the European-market Clio and the cutesy Zoe electric car...


2019 Jeep Grand Wagoneer will be high-spec trim level of next Grand Cherokee
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2019 Jeep Grand Wagoneer will be high-spec trim level of next Grand Cherokee

The new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are unlikely to be distinct models in the brand's future lineup. Instead, the names look set to be revived on high-end trim lines for the next-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee. Mike Manley, head of the Jeep brand, hinted as much in a chat with Automotive News overnight...