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Local Motors LM3D Swim launched, 3D printed car on sale 2016
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Local Motors LM3D Swim launched, 3D printed car on sale 2016

The Local Motors LM3D Swim has been unveiled and is set to become the first commercially available 3D printed vehicle. Local Motors says that the all-electric Swim is the first in a series of LM3D vehicles. New variants will be unveiled in 2016 while the company seeks to complete the homologation process, which includes the federal crash testing and highway certification...


Toyota to open $1.4 billion artificial intelligence centre in Silicon Valley
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Toyota to open $1.4 billion artificial intelligence centre in Silicon Valley

Toyota is preparing to massively multiply its already sizeable investment in artificial intelligence, announcing its new Toyota Research Institute Inc company in California’s Silicon Valley this week. Although Toyota has an existing five-year $70 million investment with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University, today’s announcement will see the company pour $1...


Bentley Continental GT Speed hits v-max of 331km/h in the Northern Territory
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Bentley Continental GT Speed hits v-max of 331km/h in the Northern Territory

The British luxury marque has taken its Bentley Continental GT Speed to the Northern Territory and recorded it hitting a top speed of 331km/h. Since 2014, when the territory reinstituted unlimited speed zones, the NT has one of three public roads in the world where there's officially no speed limit...


Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 Spyder debuts in Australia
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Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 Spyder debuts in Australia

The Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 Spyder will cost $470,800 plus on-road costs when it arrives on Australian shores in April. Pricing for the open-air version of Lamborghini’s entry-level supercar was announced this week as the Sant’Agata Bolognese-based brand gave local media and prospective customers an early preview of the latest addition to the line-up...


CarAdvice joins Movember and Mini to take mownership of men’s health
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CarAdvice joins Movember and Mini to take mownership of men’s health

For some, the arrival of the year's second last month signifies pre-Christmas panic. For others, though, it represents an important four weeks for men's health. Welcome to Movember. For the unacquainted, Movember is all about raising awareness and funds for a raft of key men’s health issues, namely prostate and testicular cancer, mental health and physical inactivity...


2016 BMW 3 Series GT facelift spy photos
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2016 BMW 3 Series GT facelift spy photos

The Bavarian luxury car maker is working on a facelift for the BMW 3 Series GT, and a prototype of the updated car has been photographed by our spy team in Europe. As with the facelift that was applied to the 3 Series sedan and wagon earlier this year, the visual update to the GT will be minor in nature...


Audi 3D prints scale model of Auto Union Typ 3C race car
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Audi 3D prints scale model of Auto Union Typ 3C race car

The tool making division of Audi has used 3D printing technology to create a half-size scale model of the 1936 Auto Union Typ 3C race car. Much of the Typ 3C scale model was created by a 3D printer that uses a selective sintering laser to melt layers of metallic powder. The grains of the powder have a diameter of between 15 and 40 microns, or around half that of a human hair...


Driverless cars could reduce Australia’s $27 billion ‘road safety bill’ by 90 percent
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Driverless cars could reduce Australia’s $27 billion ‘road safety bill’ by 90 percent

The managing director of ARRB Group, an independent research and consulting body for roads and transport, told the International Driverless Cars Conference in Adelaide this week that the introduction of autonomous vehicles will be a “disruptive” event that could realise benefits across society...


Bugatti "Chiron" spied undisguised by Instagram user
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Bugatti "Chiron" spied undisguised by Instagram user

A user of the popular social media site has photographed the new Bugatti "Chiron" completely undisguised. Instagram user Erico Hessel, a photographer based in New York City, spotted the Chiron while it was undergoing testing on public roads in Italy. It seems as though Hessel only managed to take one good photo of the hypercar, but his shot gives us our clearest view yet of the successor to the Veyron...


SEMA 2015: 11 eye-catching concepts
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SEMA 2015: 11 eye-catching concepts

With its mix of outlandish enhancements and 'what were they thinking' concepts, the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas might not be everybody's cup of tea - but it does throw up its fair share of interesting automobiles. To give you a taster of what that all means, we've put together a handful of the most eye-catching machines at this year's show...


BMW X4 xDrive35d launches from $89,900
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BMW X4 xDrive35d launches from $89,900

The BMW X4 xDrive35d is now on sale in Australia, priced from $89,900 plus on-road costs. The xDrive35d becomes the flagship in the five-model X4 line-up, sitting above the 20i, 20d, 30d and 35i variants. The BMW X4 xDrive35d boasts monstrous performance numbers. Under the bonnet sits a 230kW/630Nm 3...


New Car Sales Figures October 2015
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New Car Sales Figures October 2015

The following data are new car sales figures for the month of October 2015. For a detailed analysis, click here...


VFACTS new car sales October 2015 : Toyota HiLux back on top
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VFACTS new car sales October 2015 : Toyota HiLux back on top

Australian new vehicle sales continued on their record-setting pace in October, but the big news was the return of an old favourite to the top of the individual leaderboard — the Toyota HiLux. According to industry database VFACTS, Australian dealers sold 94,321 cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles last month, up 3...


‘Sports’ car sales plummet in October
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‘Sports’ car sales plummet in October

Sales of dedicated sports cars fell off a cliff last month, with industry database VFACTS recording a 23.6 per cent drop over the same month in 2014. This statistic is a significant outlier, given sports car sales as a whole are down by a comparatively modest 3.8 per cent for the year so far. Naturally, the concept of a ‘sports car’ is a slippery one...


Volkswagen denies first sales decline of 2015 linked to 'dieselgate' stigma
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Volkswagen denies first sales decline of 2015 linked to 'dieselgate' stigma

Volkswagen Australia says it doesn’t believe negative stigma about the company relating to the ongoing ‘dieselgate’ saga is to blame for the brand’s first negative sales result of the year. Volkswagen sales were down 6.0 per cent last month compared with October 2014 to 4480 units...