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Mercedes-AMG to adopt new grille treatment to further differentiate sporty models from standard ones
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Mercedes-AMG to adopt new grille treatment to further differentiate sporty models from standard ones

Mercedes-AMG will move to differentiate itself further from Mercedes-Benz through design, with the sporty sub-brand set to adopt a polarizing new vertical bar grille design to its go-fast models. With such a proliferation of Mercedes-AMG models, not to mention AMG line packages for non-performance models, it can be hard to pick a real AMG model from a hotted-up regular car, but that won’t be the case for much longer according to Mercedes-Benz chief design officer, Gorden Wagener...


Nissan says tech companies will struggle to make cars
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Nissan says tech companies will struggle to make cars

The constant rumours and public testing of cars by technology giants like Apple, Google and Uber has some wondering if traditional car companies will soon face an onslaught from the cash-rich industry. Those companies are keen to move into the automotive sector in unison with the revolution of autonomous and electric vehicles, but Nissan’s global CEO says tech companies will find it more difficult than they think...


Nissan won’t integrate Mitsubishi product; Lancer Evo XI long way off
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Nissan won’t integrate Mitsubishi product; Lancer Evo XI long way off

Nissan says that its approach with newly acquired Japanese brand Mitsubishi is to leverage scale in manufacturing and parts in order to increase profit margins, not to make clones of its existing cars with different badges...


Mercedes-AMG R50: 'It's perfect'
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Mercedes-AMG R50: 'It's perfect'

The hotly anticipated Mercedes-AMG R50 hypercar will be clearly distinguishable as a product of the three-pointed star brand, the company’s chief design officer has revealed. Speaking with CarAdvice at CES 2017, Gorden Wagener – the chief penman for the company who signs off on every new model launched under the Mercedes badge – said the new hypercar was a fulfilling project to lead...


Ford’s autonomous car that you can’t buy will be joined by one that you can… at some point
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Ford’s autonomous car that you can’t buy will be joined by one that you can… at some point

  The first Ford autonomous car due in 2021 will have no steering wheel, no pedals and will not be sold to the public. But the Blue Oval brand will make a car consumers can buy with the same level of autonomy at some point, it has been revealed...


2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class: Facelift and tech updates confirmed
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2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class: Facelift and tech updates confirmed

It seems like just yesterday the new-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class launched, but the German brand is readying an updated version of the limousine that will launch later in 2017. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class will debut in the northern hemisphere summer (winter for us) with a host of new technologies, including a new high-tech six-cylinder petrol engine with 48-volt mild-hybrid technology, as well an updated semi-autonomous drive system, and, possibly, new Digital Light high-definition headlights...


Victorian government announces 2017 road safety plan
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Victorian government announces 2017 road safety plan

The Andrews government in Victoria has announced its 2017 plan to make the state's roads safer in an effort to curb the ever-increasing annual road toll. In a statement released this week, the 2017 plan declares that this year will be Victoria's "year of action" against road fatalities, after 2016 showed an increase in the annual road toll for the third consecutive year...


ITS Australia joins Melbourne Uni's 'urban laboratory': Pilot program to launch in April
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ITS Australia joins Melbourne Uni's 'urban laboratory': Pilot program to launch in April

National membership organisation, Intelligent Transport Systems Australia (ITS Australia), has voiced its support for the recently-announced 'urban laboratory' which will serve as a test bed for emerging technologies like connected vehicles, roadways, and public transport...


Honda demonstrates self-balancing bike, improved voice recognition technology
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Honda demonstrates self-balancing bike, improved voice recognition technology

Honda took the wraps off a self-balancing motorcycle, its Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem, and the NeuV concept, which we've already detailed. Honda Riding Assist motorbike While self-balancing bikes aren't an entirely new idea, Honda's new Riding Assist concept (above) doesn't use large gyroscopes, which it says add too much weight and impact upon the riding experience...


Autonomous cars may not crash, but they can’t stop other drivers crashing into you: Ford
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Autonomous cars may not crash, but they can’t stop other drivers crashing into you: Ford

Autonomous cars are designed to be safe – safer, even, than the average driver. In fact, that’s part of the reason companies are moving down this path – the collective social conscience dictates that anything that can be done to save lives on the road, should be done...


Top driving roads around Melbourne: Kinglake, Chum Creek and Donna Buang
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Top driving roads around Melbourne: Kinglake, Chum Creek and Donna Buang

Welcome to the first of a little series intended to highlight some of the best, most challenging, and most fun roads we (occasionally) get to drive on. Driving isn’t always about going fast; let me make that clear from the outset...


The cars we're looking forward to most in 2017
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The cars we're looking forward to most in 2017

New Year's Day already seems a lifetime ago, and the year that has a hard act to follow, on newsworthiness at least, is spooling up to be a big one. So among the motor shows and new releases 2017 has in store, what are the CarAdvice team looking forward to most? We've asked around the office, and have the usual, varying array of responses...


Mitsubishi Lancer production reported to end this year - UPDATE
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Mitsubishi Lancer production reported to end this year - UPDATE

The Mitsubishi Lancer's decade-long run as the diamond brand's small car is set to end in August this year, reports out of the US suggest. The news doesn't come as too much of a surprise: Mitsubishi has repeatedly said it is reshaping itself to be an SUV and pick-up truck manufacturer, and the Lancer Evolution – the brand's hero vehicle for years – has been axed already...


No pedals, no steering wheel, not for sale: Ford autonomous car in 2021 will be for fleets only
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No pedals, no steering wheel, not for sale: Ford autonomous car in 2021 will be for fleets only

The headline says it all: Ford’s first fully autonomous car will not be sold to members of the public, and nor will it have a steering wheel, accelerator or brake pedals. The as-yet-unnamed future model is destined to be used as a fleet vehicle for ride hailing companies – similar to Lyft and Uber – but instead of a driver trying to find you, the car will bring itself to wherever you may be...


Best of the CarAdvice podcast: Part 2, plus bloopers!
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Best of the CarAdvice podcast: Part 2, plus bloopers!

It's part 2 of the best of the CarAdvice podcast, and it kicks off with the time we spoke to our most eccentric reader, Harrington. Plus, hear all the times we've stuffed up, with the bloopers! Subscribe to the CarAdvice podcast: iTunes | Pocket Casts (Android, iOS, web) | Omny | Stitcher You can also view a detailed list and description of episodes at caradvice...