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Grand Theft Auto V used by researchers to train self-driving software
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Grand Theft Auto V used by researchers to train self-driving software

Grand Theft Auto V and other open world computer games are being used by researchers to train artificial intelligence systems that could one day power computers responsible for self-driving cars. Commercially available assisted driving systems, as well as most prototype autonomous vehicle technologies, work best in closed environments, such as freeways and motorways, where the number of variables that need to accounted for by the computer are limited...


2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet cuts back the camouflage
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet cuts back the camouflage

The upcoming 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet has been spied again, this time wearing slightly less camouflage. Gone is the false ‘whale tail’ spoiler that adorned the bootlid of the prototype spied in April, as are the bulky rear bumper add-ons and the stickers surrounding the front grille, though the swirly black and white wrap remains...


Subaru BRZ replacement: still no word on second-generation sports coupe
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Subaru BRZ replacement: still no word on second-generation sports coupe

Will there be a second-generation Subaru BRZ? There’s no word either way, just yet, according to the Japanese brand. The two-door sports coupe co-developed and produced by Toyota and Subaru is a few years into its lifecycle now, with a mid-term facelift just a few months away from launching in Australia...


2017 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster revealed: New powered-up ragtop to sit below GT R
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2017 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster revealed: New powered-up ragtop to sit below GT R

The 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster has been revealed, giving the previously coupe-only supersports car some open-top style. Teased earlier this week in an online video, the new roadster is available in two grades: GT and GT C, joining the GT, GT S and GT R coupes in the company's flagship performance line-up...


2017 Alfa Romeo Stelvio shown by accident in company video
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2017 Alfa Romeo Stelvio shown by accident in company video

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio, the brand's first SUV, has been shown with less disguise during an official company video. Yesterday Fiat Chrysler posted a mini-documentary, on its YouTube account, about the construction of the Giulia at the company's factory in Cassino, Italy. Just over a minute into the video there's a shot of a pre-production version of the Stelvio SUV making its way through the factory...


Subaru Liberty 3.6R could be the next STi-tweaked tS model
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Subaru Liberty 3.6R could be the next STi-tweaked tS model

There’s a strong chance that the impressive Subaru Liberty 3.6R will be the next model in line for a tS special edition version, CarAdvice has learned. The Subaru Liberty flagship variant apparently has the sportiness required to justify such a variant, with Subaru Australia managing director Nick Senior saying that any tS model has to be able to pull off the badge...


2017 Renault Megane pricing and specs: All-new hatch hits Australia
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2017 Renault Megane pricing and specs: All-new hatch hits Australia

Australian pricing and specifications for the all-new 2017 Renault Megane have been announced today, ahead of its September 19 showroom debut. Revealed to the world almost exactly one year ago, the new Megane builds on the now familiar styling themes set out by head designer Laurens van den Acker, poached from Mazda way back in 2009...


Electra Meccanica Solo revealed
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Electra Meccanica Solo revealed

Canadian company Electra Meccanica has unveiled its Solo single-seater, three-wheeled electric vehicle (EV) during the Luxury and Supercar Weekend in Vancouver. Priced from CAD$19,888 ($20,197), the Electra Meccanica Solo is one of the most affordable EVs on sale, though it still packs enough punch and practicality for daily use - for one person...


2017 Toyota C-HR detailed for Australia ahead of first-quarter launch
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2017 Toyota C-HR detailed for Australia ahead of first-quarter launch

More local details of the upcoming 2017 Toyota C-HR have been revealed this week, with two “premium variants” to hit Australian showrooms in the first quarter of next year. The use of ‘premium’ indicates that Toyota plans to pitch the C-HR higher than the more affordable variants offered by the Mazda CX-3 (starting at $19,990), possibly pushing towards a starting price in the $25,000 ballpark - though final pricing is yet to be announced...


Ken Block releases Gymkhana 9 video, no Sydney Opera House in sight
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Ken Block releases Gymkhana 9 video, no Sydney Opera House in sight

Ken Block's Gymkhana 9, the chapter that could have been filmed in Australia if not for an endless reel of red tape at the permits office, has been released online today. This latest instalment in the long-running Gymkhana series that first blew fanboy minds in 2008, was filmed in Buffalo, the second-largest city in the US state of New York...


Volvo Drive Me autonomous car trial begins in Sweden
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Volvo Drive Me autonomous car trial begins in Sweden

Volvo has officially begun its Drive Me autonomous vehicle public road trial, with the first set of self-driving XC90 SUVs rolling out of Volvo's facilities last week. The Drive Me program is far from the first trial of self-driving cars on public roads...


2012-15 Ford Ranger recalled for rear seat fix: 58,000 vehicles affected
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2012-15 Ford Ranger recalled for rear seat fix: 58,000 vehicles affected

Ford has issued a recall for 58,066 of its 2012-2015 Ranger 'Double Cab' PX and PX MkII utes, over concerns the latch spring in the rear seatback could fail - preventing it from locking into the upright position. Like the fault affecting the closely-related Mazda BT-50, the rear seats of the affected utes could break, which could see the seatbacks fall forward and down when under brakes...


Right-hook ruled out for GM's "democratised" Bolt and Ampera-e EVs
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Right-hook ruled out for GM's "democratised" Bolt and Ampera-e EVs

Tesla needn't worry about its affordability-focused Model 3 being challenged by General Motors' new Bolt EV in Australia - it won't be coming here. The Bolt was first revealed in market-ready form back in January, with a 150kW/360Nm electric motor fuelled by a 60kWh battery pack...


2018 Alpine 'A120' spied
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2018 Alpine 'A120' spied

The upcoming Alpine coupe, rumoured to be badged as the Alpine A120, has been spied ahead of its official debut later this year. The camouflaged prototype seen here looks remarkably similar to the Vision concept that was unveiled in the middle of February this year, with the major differences being the alloy wheel design, proper external door handles, and roadworthy wing mirrors...


2017 Peugeot 3008 DKR: twin-turbo, rear-drive SUV revealed for 2017 Dakar Rally
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2017 Peugeot 3008 DKR: twin-turbo, rear-drive SUV revealed for 2017 Dakar Rally

Think Peugeot SUVs aren't hardcore enough for you? Then check out the new 2017 Peugeot 3008 DKR. Due to be officially unveiled at next month’s 2016 Paris motor show, the new Peugeot 3008 DKR is the successor to the 2016 Dakar Rally-winning Peugeot 2008 DKR, and is set to take on the iconic off-road endurance rally raid come January 2017...