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India trialling ‘virtual’ speed bumps
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India trialling ‘virtual’ speed bumps

A new program in India has seen the introduction of ‘virtual’ speed bumps, in an attempt to reduce the road toll caused by speed humps and potholes. Over the last three decades, the number of cars on Indian roads has dramatically increased from 5 million to over 75 million vehicles...


BMW unveils quad-turbo diesel straight-six engine
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BMW unveils quad-turbo diesel straight-six engine

Over the weekend, at the Vienna Engine Symposium, BMW unveiled its much rumoured quad-turbo straight-six diesel engine. The quad-turbo engine features four exhaust-driven turbochargers, with two high pressure units allied to two low pressure devices. Rumours had earlier suggested this new engine might feature an electrically driven compressor to help out at low engine speeds...


2017 Volkswagen Amarok gets V6 diesel power
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2017 Volkswagen Amarok gets V6 diesel power

The 2017 Volkswagen Amarok has been unveiled in the form of the new-look – and powered-up – VW Amarok Aventura dual-cab ute. The so-called "premium pick-up" is set to become the only ute in the segment with a turbo diesel V6 engine, with the new 3.0-litre power unit churning out 165kW of power and 550Nm of torque: up markedly on the most powerful twin-turbo four-cylinder engine currently offered in the Amarok (with 132kW and 420Nm)...


Holden Colorado LS-X edition revived
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Holden Colorado LS-X edition revived

Holden has re-added a familiar model to the Colorado ute range, the LS-X. Set to go on sale this month, the revived LS-X nameplate continues from where it left off as a special edition that was first introduced last year, however, this time around it is nearly $15,000 cheaper in real terms...


BMW i3 loan car program axed
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BMW i3 loan car program axed

Owners of the BMW i3 will no longer be offered the option to access BMW loan cars if they decide to go for a long-distance road trip. At the time of the electric city car's launch in 2014, BMW announced a loan-car program for buyers of the i3 that would see those customers able to take advantage of a loan car when they planned to take a longer trip...


2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK recalled for battery fix
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2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK recalled for battery fix

Mercedes-Benz has recalled 15 vehicles from its SLK sports car line over concerns that a battery failure could cause the car’s electric park brake and gear selector to fail. The German manufacturer reports that in the event of a main battery failure, the electric ignition lock will not be supplied power from the backup battery...


Curtin University opens advanced driving simulator for road safety research
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Curtin University opens advanced driving simulator for road safety research

Western Australia’s Curtin University has unveiled one of the most advanced driving simulators in the southern hemisphere. Housed at the university’s Technology Park campus, six kilometres from the Perth CBD, the CKAS Mechatronics simulator's installation is the product of the collaboration between Curtin University and independent road research body, ARRB Group...


Nissan recalls 3.53m vehicles over faulty occupant sensor, Australia not affected - UPDATE
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Nissan recalls 3.53m vehicles over faulty occupant sensor, Australia not affected - UPDATE

Update: Nissan Australia has confirmed that Australian models are not affected by this recall as local models use a different kind of occupant-sensing system. See bottom of article for details. Japanese manufacturer Nissan is recalling 3.53 million vehicles globally, due to a faulty occupant classification system (OCS) that may not deploy the airbags properly in the event of an accident...


2017 BMW X3 M spied: big M power coming to mid-sized SUV
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2017 BMW X3 M spied: big M power coming to mid-sized SUV

A prototype of what could be the first-ever BMW X3 M has been spied testing in Germany this week. Following the images of the regular new 2017 BMW X3 snapped last week, a beefed-up, M-fettled variant of the next-generation SUV has been spotted for the first time...


2017 BMW i3 revealed with bigger battery, greater range
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2017 BMW i3 revealed with bigger battery, greater range

New i3 variant gets extended driving range with meatier battery Faster charging available with three-phase upgrade Australian debut due late 2016 A new variant in BMW’s electric vehicle family has been revealed this week, in the form of the 2017 BMW i3 (94 Ah). The parentheses aren’t our doing, either: the model’s official name in Europe is indeed “i3 (94 Ah)”...


NSW to trial traffic light communication for trucks
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NSW to trial traffic light communication for trucks

The New South Wales government has announced a trial of vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technology to tackle increasing congestion on Sydney’s roads. Transport for NSW says that by reducing the number of times trucks stop at traffic lights, the connected vehicle technology should improve travel time at over 100 intersections across Sydney, which will result in smoother and faster commuting for motorists...


2016 BMW M4 GTS DTM Safety Car unveiled
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2016 BMW M4 GTS DTM Safety Car unveiled

The BMW M4 GTS DTM Safety Car has been unveiled ahead of the 2016 season, which begins during the first weekend of May. Based on the showroom-bound BMW M4 GTS, which has a limited build run of just 700 units worldwide, this year's DTM safety car required only a few modifications to bring it up to spec for use in the German racing series...


Ford working on rival for Chevrolet Bolt, Tesla Model 3 after all
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Ford working on rival for Chevrolet Bolt, Tesla Model 3 after all

Contrary to comments made about three weeks ago at the conference in Detroit, it seems as though Ford is developing a long range, affordable electric vehicle to compete with the likes of the Chevrolet Bolt and Tesla Model 3. Mark Fields, CEO of Ford, told The Detroit News and others earlier this week: "Our EVs come down to making sure we’re the best or among the leaders in those areas...


BMW 1 Series sedan previewed with leaked design files - report
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BMW 1 Series sedan previewed with leaked design files - report

An image that purportedly reveals components of the upcoming and so-called 2017 BMW 1-Series sedan has surfaced online this week. In addition to recent spy pictures, fans got their first look at the sedan at last November’s Auto Guangzhou in China, presented then as the Concept Compact Sedan...


Rolls-Royce Wraith gets $50,000 bespoke luggage set
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Rolls-Royce Wraith gets $50,000 bespoke luggage set

Luxury marque Rolls-Royce has used its flair for premium car design to create a range of elegant luggage designed to accompany the Wraith. The collection was brought to life by Rolls-Royce designer, Michael Bryden, and has been crafted to be housed perfectly in the rear compartment of the $645,000 car...