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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...


Buying a car is like a middle point between a ‘refrigerator and a dog’, Nissan CEO says
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Buying a car is like a middle point between a ‘refrigerator and a dog’, Nissan CEO says

Renault Nissan Alliance chief Carlos Ghosn says the rise of ride-sharing apps and co-ownership schemes for cars will not have an overall negative impact on the number of cars sold, due to the irrational and emotional connection buyers will have with their vehicles...


Honda NeuV concept works hard to make a living when the owner's away
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Honda NeuV concept works hard to make a living when the owner's away

The Honda NeuV concept has been unveiled at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, and is said to tackle the problem of idleness. Specifically, the automaker claims that privately owned cars sit idle and unused 96 per cent of the time. Mike Tsay, principal designer at Honda R&D Americas, says the NeuV was designed to "become more valuable to the owner by optimising and monetising the vehicle's down time"...


Mercedes-Benz autonomous vehicles due on the road between 2020 and 2025
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Mercedes-Benz autonomous vehicles due on the road between 2020 and 2025

Mercedes-Benz is hard at work on its autonomous vehicle technology – as are most brands – and the German maker will aim to have autonomous cars of differing levels on sale between 2020 and 2025...


Android takes over infotainment systems at CES
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Android takes over infotainment systems at CES

Better known for its use in smartphones and tablets, Google's Android operating system could soon power entire infotainment systems. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week, technology companies Panasonic, Qualcomm and Google have taken the concept of Android Auto one step further, presenting a standalone infotainment system running Android 7...


Mercedes-AMG R50 hypercar teased, will debut this year
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Mercedes-AMG R50 hypercar teased, will debut this year

A new hardcore hypercar from Mercedes-AMG, expected to be known as the 2017 Mercedes-AMG R50, will debut this year to celebrate the Affalterbach performance arm's 50th anniversary. A new image of the new Mercedes-AMG R50 was revealed at CES 2017 by the company's head of research and development – and former AMG boss – Ola Kallenius, who said the hypercar would be like a birthday present to the AMG brand...


Autonomous cars are 'the vaccine that will cure deaths on the road', says industry figurehead
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Autonomous cars are 'the vaccine that will cure deaths on the road', says industry figurehead

People die on the roads, that’s a fact of life. But it doesn’t have to be, according to the head of an energy industry watchdog in the US. Robbie Diamond, CEO of Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE), addressed media at CES 2017 overnight in Las Vegas, where he said autonomous vehicles could be a way of dramatically cutting down the road toll on a global level...


Autonomous vehicles without human intervention "useless", Nissan claims
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Autonomous vehicles without human intervention "useless", Nissan claims

Nissan says that autonomous vehicles that don’t include human intervention are next to useless, as the Japanese brand launches its new Seamless Autonomous Mobility (SAM) system. SAM (detailed in an article here) is Nissan’s way of addressing the limitations of artificial intelligence in cars by allowing a human in a remote command centre to take control of an autonomous vehicle when it gets stuck...


Nissan 200SX successor unlikely: 'No more customers' for affordable sports car
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Nissan 200SX successor unlikely: 'No more customers' for affordable sports car

The man in charge of global planning for Nissan's product line-up admits that it's very difficult to make a business case for a new Nissan Silvia or 200SX, or any affordable rear-wheel drive sports car to compete with the likes of Toyota's 86...