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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...


2017 Bentley Continental Supersports: World's fastest four-seater revealed
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2017 Bentley Continental Supersports: World's fastest four-seater revealed

The new Bentley Continental Supersports coupe and convertible have been unveiled, and they are claimed to be the fastest four-seat luxury vehicles of their type in the world. Under the bonnet, the new Continental Supersports model has a version of the company's 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine, which has been tuned to deliver 522kW of power at 6000rpm, and 1017Nm between 2050 and 4500rpm...


Nissan partners autonomous driving Artificial Intelligence with human support
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Nissan partners autonomous driving Artificial Intelligence with human support

Nissan unveiled a unique twist on autonomous driving technologies at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas today, bringing the use of remote human intervention as a way of solving the current limitations of artificial intelligence (AI) in cars...


2017 Subaru WRX update revealed in the USA
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2017 Subaru WRX update revealed in the USA

Updated versions of the Subaru WRX and Subaru WRX STI have been launched in the USA with a sportier front-end design, and numerous improvements under the skin. The revised WRX and WRX STI both feature a new front bumper with more aggressive and sculpted air intakes, and a revised grille. Above: Subaru WRX. Top: Subaru WRX STI. While the 199kW 2...


Hyundai Ioniq self-driving prototypes, electric scooters, powered exoskeletons debut at CES
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Hyundai Ioniq self-driving prototypes, electric scooters, powered exoskeletons debut at CES

Hyundai has brought a number of high-tech concepts to this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, including a fleet of self-driving cars that will be plying the public roads around the show's many convention buildings. Self-driving Ioniq Electric The autonomous Ioniq models include Lidar sensors, which are hidden behind the front bumpers rather than mounted on the roof...


New Nissan Leaf confirmed: Next EV to go further with new tech
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New Nissan Leaf confirmed: Next EV to go further with new tech

The next-generation 2018 Nissan Leaf has been made official by the company’s CEO, Carlos Ghosn, at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The second-generation Leaf, which will follow its predecessor that debuted in 2010, signals Nissan’s commitment to electric-vehicle technology, while the Japanese brand also promises to incorporate the latest in its arsenal of autonomous driving systems with the new model...


2008-09 Kia Sportage recalled for wiring fix
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2008-09 Kia Sportage recalled for wiring fix

Kia Motors Australia has issued a recall notice on 2008-09 KM Series Kia Sportage, citing an electrical wiring fault. Kia revealed the wiring harness connector pins in the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU) assembly may corrode due to improper sealing of the HECU’s wiring harness connector...


Top ten growth brands of 2016
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Top ten growth brands of 2016

The results are in: annual new vehicle sales in 2016 were the highest on record, with the market growing two per cent to a tick under 1.18 million vehicles, thanks to strong growth from light commercials and SUVs. But what brands grew well above the market average? Here we list the top 10 growth brands, by raw numerical sales increase...


Mercedes-Benz Digital Light system will use two million mirrors in its headlights
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Mercedes-Benz Digital Light system will use two million mirrors in its headlights

A new headlight technology from Mercedes-Benz will use more than 1,000,000 micro-mirrors in each of its headlights to make driving safer for road users and pedestrians alike. According to Mercedes-Benz, the high-definition Digital Light system will be so advanced that, in theory, you could watch a movie using just the lighting system as a projector against your garage wall...