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Mercedes Benz S500 Autonomous Driving Demo

http://www.caradvice.com.au/?p=320876/?yt_desc - Read the article here. Tony takes a drive from the back seat with the autonomous self-driving Mercedes-Benz S500.

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Skoda Superb Estate - rain sensor demonstration
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Skoda Superb Estate - rain sensor demonstration

James parks his Skoda Superb Estate and accidentally leaves the windows down, and to make matters worse it’s about to rain. Luckily the Skoda rain sensor has it covered!


Audi pilot plant produces synthetic diesel using only water, CO2 and green electricity
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Audi pilot plant produces synthetic diesel using only water, CO2 and green electricity

Overnight Audi opened a new pilot plant in Dresden, Germany, that produces synthetic diesel using only water and carbon dioxide. The new experimental factory is partly funded by the German government, and is a collaboration between Audi, Climeworks and Sunfire. In the test plant, an electrolysis machine uses green electricity to split water into its constituent elements: hydrogen and oxygen...


Why Car Dash Video Cameras make perfect sense
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Why Car Dash Video Cameras make perfect sense

With the high levels of safety and built-in collision systems that form part of most modern cars, a minor accident can cost thousands of dollars in repairs. Worse still, when there is a dispute about who is at fault, it can at times become problematic for the victim. But there appears to be an easy solution - having a dashcam installed that records everything that happens while you’re driving...


BMW i Remote app for Samsung smartwatch wins CES award
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BMW i Remote app for Samsung smartwatch wins CES award

Not content with just winning engineering and design awards, BMW has won the top prize in the 2015 CES Innovations Awards - Software and Mobile Apps category - for its new i Remote app for Samsung Gear smartwatch. Entries in the awards are judged on a multitude of criteria, including aesthetic design, functionality, user-friendliness and innovation...


Mercedes-Benz unveils new Multibeam headlight with 84 LED units
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Mercedes-Benz unveils new Multibeam headlight with 84 LED units

Mercedes-Benz has previewed a new Multibeam LED headlight with 84 individually controlled LED units per headlamp. Earlier this year Mercedes-Benz lifted the covers off the facelifted CLS-Class four-door "coupe". Fitted to the car was the company's first Multibeam LED headlight system...


Volkswagen introduces new fuel-saving technologies including 10-speed DSG
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Volkswagen introduces new fuel-saving technologies including 10-speed DSG

German car manufacturing giant Volkswagen Group has unveiled a suite of fuel-saving technologies that it hopes will aid in its aim to "hunt for every gram of CO2, every drop of fuel, every kilowatt of power that can be saved". VW Group has confirmed a broad range of technologies and systems that are said to help the company become "the world's most sustainable carmaker by the year 2018"...


Next-generation GM infotainment system to run on Android OS
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Next-generation GM infotainment system to run on Android OS

GM's next-generation entertainment and navigation system will be built on the Android OS, although it's not clear when, or even if, the next-gen units will begin to appear in Holden cars. Dinesh Paliwal, Harman CEO, spoke to Automotive News about the next-generation entertainment and navigation system that his company is building for GM as part of a US$900 million ($1...


NFC one-tap smartphone pairing coming to cars from 2016 onwards
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NFC one-tap smartphone pairing coming to cars from 2016 onwards

Automakers might offer tap-to-pair entertainment systems as early as 2016, if predictions from one of the world's top NFC chip makers proves to be true. Drue Freeman, a senior vice president at NFC producer NXP, told Automotive News that his company, along with its competitors, has begun offering NFC tags and chips to automobile suppliers...


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. Consumer Reports' 2014 Annual Auto Reliability Survey, which tracked car issues reported by the magazine's subscribers over the past 12 months, was released earlier this week, with the category that encompasses in-car electronics generating the most complaints...


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

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

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

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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...


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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

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

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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

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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

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