Infotainment systems, in-car electronics most common source of new car complaints - report

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Infotainment systems, in-car electronics most common source of new car complaints - report

According to an extensive American car owner survey, entertainment and navigation systems are the most likely source of complaints in new cars...

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Honda Legend to feature world-first emergency steering system to avoid pedestrians
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Honda Legend to feature world-first emergency steering system to avoid pedestrians

The next-generation Honda Legend will introduce a number of new advanced driver-assist safety features, including one claimed world first, when it goes on sale in Japan later this year. Dubbed ‘Honda Sensing’, the system consists of two different types of sensors: a millimetre-wave radar located inside the front grille, and a monocular camera mounted on the upper inside section of the windscreen...


New Audi A8's autonomous driving 'better than most drivers'
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New Audi A8's autonomous driving 'better than most drivers'

The next-generation Audi A8 will feature a fully autonomous driving system that the German company claims will be better than the majority of drivers. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the new Audi A6 in Dresden, Germany, the company’s head of product communications, Stefan Moser, confirmed plans for the system’s unveiling at next year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January...


BMW i3 acceleration problems will be sorted out in 2015
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BMW i3 acceleration problems will be sorted out in 2015

Testing has revealed that in certain circumstances the range extended version of the BMW i3 may experience a sudden decrease in acceleration ability; BMW says that it is currently working on a fix. The BMW i3 hatch is available as either a pure electric vehicle or with an optional range extender petrol engine...


Apple CarPlay by Pioneer: first test
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Apple CarPlay by Pioneer: first test

In our increasingly connected world, the desire to be 'always on' has driven many advances in personal communication - but what about in the car? For many drivers, the capabilities and functionality of a vehicle's infotainment system are as important as the drivetrain. Earlier this year, Apple announced its next-generation automotive product, CarPlay...


Apple CarPlay by Pioneer Review : first test
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Apple CarPlay by Pioneer Review : first test

www.caradvice.com.au/314065/?yt_desc - Read the article here. Earlier this year, Apple announced their next generation automotive product, CarPlay. CarPlay takes the core functions of your Apple iPhone and integrates it with the car’s media system...


Vertu for Bentley smartphone priced from $18K
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Vertu for Bentley smartphone priced from $18K

Produced in association with the British luxury car maker, the new Vertu for Bentley smartphone costs an eye-watering 12,500 euros ($18,000) and is now available for order. Based on the Vertu's existing Signature Touch phone, the limited edition Vertu for Bentley features a 4.7-inch 1080p touchscreen housed in a diamond knurled titanium body...


Driverless Audi RS7 to race around Hockenheim at DTM finale
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Driverless Audi RS7 to race around Hockenheim at DTM finale

An autonomously piloted Audi RS7 will drive itself, at racing speeds, around the Hockenheimring in Germany. The car, dubbed the Audi RS7 Piloted Driving Concept, will perform a demonstration lap at around 12.45pm local time on October 19 (9.45pm, October 18 AEDT). The event will serve as part of the curtain raiser to the last race of this year's DTM season and will be live streamed on the internet via the company's website...


Tesla 'D' dual-motor all-wheel drive and Autopilot tech revealed
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Tesla 'D' dual-motor all-wheel drive and Autopilot tech revealed

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has ‘unveiled the D’ today, taking the wraps off the brand’s new all-wheel drive system as well as a suite of autonomous driving technologies for its new Autopilot system. Tesla vehicles with the ‘D’ suffix (for ‘dual motor’) will feature a second electric motor positioned above the front axle to power the front wheels, teaming with the electric motor over the rear axle present in the brand’s existing models...


Volvo developing 360-degree view, active collision avoidance safety systems
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Volvo developing 360-degree view, active collision avoidance safety systems

Volvo is working on integrating all of a car's safety sensors to give it a complete 360-degree view of its surroundings, which will in turn allow it to plot a collision-free way out of trouble. The Swedish automaker hopes that these new developments will help it meet an important safety target that it has set for itself, namely that by 2020 no-one inside in a new Volvo model will be killed or seriously injured...


Ford MyKey expands with lower speed limit settings
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Ford MyKey expands with lower speed limit settings

Ford Australia has given a big push to its MyKey system with the introduction of the software on the entire Fiesta range. MyKey, which was previous available on the Ford Fiesta ST, has been revised begins a wide spread implementation starting with the entire Fiesta range this year and Focus, Mondeo and Mustang next year...


Ford MyKey Demo - Safety System for Young Drivers
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Ford MyKey Demo - Safety System for Young Drivers

www.caradvice.com.au/312873/?yt_desc - Read the article here. Ford Australia has given a big push to its MyKey system with the introduction of the software on the entire Fiesta range. MyKey, which was previous available on the Ford Fiesta ST, has been revised begins a wide spread implementation starting with the entire Fiesta range this year and Focus, Mondeo and Mustang next year...


Automotive voice recognition, in-car Siri use can be dangerous, research finds
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Automotive voice recognition, in-car Siri use can be dangerous, research finds

New research has found that in-car use of voice recognition systems, especially Apple's natural language Siri system, can be distracting, dangerous and, in simulations, even cause crashes. In a research paper titled "Measuring Cognitive Distraction in the Automobile II: Assessing In-Vehicle Voice-Based Interactive Technologies”, researchers found that "voice-based interactions in the vehicle...


Mercedes-Benz C250 Coupe : Tunnel Mode demonstrated
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Mercedes-Benz C250 Coupe : Tunnel Mode demonstrated

James Ward demonstrates the little known tunnel mode feature in the Mercedes-Benz C250 Coupe.


Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 concept debuts with autonomous highway driving system
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Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 concept debuts with autonomous highway driving system

The Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 concept made its official debut at the IAA commercial vehicle show in Hanover overnight. The Future Truck 2025 is equipped with the Highway Pilot system, which fuses together the truck's various cameras and sensors to create a three-dimensional digital map, which includes the road, topography, and stationary and moving objects...


Tesla Model S : Software v6.0 update brings location-based air suspension, traffic-based navigation
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Tesla Model S : Software v6.0 update brings location-based air suspension, traffic-based navigation

The latest software update for the Tesla Model S has introduced GPS-linked suspension, real-time traffic-based navigation and a host of other enhancements to the innovative electric sedan. Tesla released the Software v6.0 ‘over-the-air’ update for Model S owners around the world to download on Friday...


Range Rover Evoque gains world-first laser head-up display
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Range Rover Evoque gains world-first laser head-up display

The Range Rover Evoque has become the first car in the world available with an advanced laser head-up display (HUD) system. The innovative HUD uses laser holographic techniques to project road speed, gear position, turn-by-turn navigation, traffic sign recognition, cruise control speed and status and warnings onto the Evoque’s windscreen in the driver’s field of vision...


Tesla expects autonomous vehicles by 2020
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Tesla expects autonomous vehicles by 2020

Tesla CEO and serial entrepreneur Elon Musk says he expects technology for fully autonomous cars to be ready in five to six years. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Musk said the consequence of automated vehicles will be significantly less risk of injury to the car’s occupants as well as lower risk of damaging other vehicles and striking pedestrians than if it was to be manually driven...


Renault RS Monitor: quick look
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Renault RS Monitor: quick look

The Renault RS Monitor 2.0 data logging system made its global debut back in 2013 on the all-new fourth-generation Clio RS. Expanding on the brand’s earlier RS Monitor 1.0 – with features limited to acceleration and lap timing and tyre pressure monitoring – the more advanced Renault RS Monitor 2...


Nissan may scale back or cancel EV battery production - report
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Nissan may scale back or cancel EV battery production - report

Thanks to poor sales and high costs, Nissan is considering scaling back or, in an extreme case, eliminating its electric vehicle battery production capability. When Nissan launched the Leaf electric hatchback back in 2010, the company wasn't just taking a punt on the usual development, marketing and manufacturing costs associated with a new car, it was making a big bet on battery technology — it's own battery tech, engineered and built in-house...