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Victoria kicks off driverless vehicle technology trials

The Victorian government has started its autonomous driving technology trials, first announced in December last year. Launched to "help Victoria prepare for the future of driverless vehicles", the trial is being carried out in cooperation with roads company Transurban, along with VicRoads and RACV...

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Continental wireless charging system to debut at Frankfurt motor show
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Continental wireless charging system to debut at Frankfurt motor show

German technology and tyre company, Continental, will unveil a wireless charging system at next month’s Frankfurt motor show that could spell the end of ‘range anxiety’ for owners of electric vehicles. Continental believes one of the keys to an electric motivation future is in ensuring charging is both easy and readily available...


UK issues guidelines to protect connected cars from hackers
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UK issues guidelines to protect connected cars from hackers

The UK government has issued a new set of guidelines regarding automotive cyber-security of today's increasingly interconnected vehicles. As the government notes in the introduction to its guidance paper, cars are "more vulnerable than ever to hacking and data theft" thanks to new capabilities, including internet Wi-Fi hot spots, and autonomous driving features...


GM to start over-the-air vehicle updates by 2020
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GM to start over-the-air vehicle updates by 2020

GM is currently working on new electrical and infotainment systems, which will allow the company to issue over-the-air software updates in the near future. Last week, Mary Barra, CEO of GM, told analysts and journalists, including Automotive News, the company would begin issuing over-the-air vehicle updates "before 2020"...


Bosch, Mercedes-Benz launch automated valet parking site in Germany
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Bosch, Mercedes-Benz launch automated valet parking site in Germany

The valet experience will be available to all in the near future, thanks to autonomous driving technology - and Bosch is planning to be at the forefront of providing that tech. In a new video released today, Bosch and technology partner Daimler have previewed a system that sees a Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan guided to its space by newly installed infrastructure in the Mercedes-Benz Museum parking garage...


Everty launches Australia's "Airbnb of EV charging" to monetise your home charger
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Everty launches Australia's "Airbnb of EV charging" to monetise your home charger

The monetisation of peer-to-peer charging for electric vehicles, a concept that has quickly taken off in overseas markets, is now in Australia. Sydney start-up Everty describes its online EV charger search and booking service as the "Airbnb of electric cars"...


US draft legislation frees self-driving cars from safety standards
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US draft legislation frees self-driving cars from safety standards

A bipartisan draft bill relating to "highly automated vehicles" has been released, and it seeks to significantly reduce the burden on car makers and other companies working to develop, test and deploy self-driving car and autonomous vehicle technology on public roads. As currently worded, the new bill would exempt up to 100,000 self-driving cars per year, per company, from having to comply with existing car safety legislation...


Continental's 48-volt 'mild hybrid' revolution
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Continental's 48-volt 'mild hybrid' revolution

A 48-volt hybrid drive has gone into mass production and could revolutionise the future of hybrid automotive technology. Jointly developed by German automotive tech giant Continental and French carmaker Renault, the 48-volt hybrid drive will make its debut in diesel production variants of Renault’s Scenic and Grand Scenic models this year...


Continental: 'Diesel is not dead'
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Continental: 'Diesel is not dead'

German automotive giant Continental is bucking the general perception that diesel-powered cars’ days are numbered and declares that “diesel has a future”. That bold statement comes on the back off Continental unveiling a new technology called Super Clean Electrified Diesel, which the company claims can reduce NOX emissions by 60 per cent...


Continental 'unveils' speakerless sound system
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Continental 'unveils' speakerless sound system

Imagine a car without speakers but where the audio quality of the sound is quite possibly the best thing you have ever heard. German tyre giant and technology company Continental has, and the result is extraordinary. But how does a car’s audio system work if there are no speakers – no tweeters, no midrange and subwoofers? No high-end (and usually optional and expensive) 13-speaker surround system...


Honda plans to have autonomous vehicle on sale by 2025
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Honda plans to have autonomous vehicle on sale by 2025

Last week Honda CEO, Takahiro Hachigo, held a press conference to outline elements of the company's Vision 2030. As part of the plan, the company is hoping to have a personal use level four autonomous vehicle on the market by around 2025. A level four self-driving vehicle can be driven by a human, but can operate in all situations by itself...


Do Not Disturb While Driving: New safety-minded mode coming to iPhone
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Do Not Disturb While Driving: New safety-minded mode coming to iPhone

A new Do Not Disturb While Driving feature is coming to Apple iPhone devices from around the third quarter of this year. When Do Not Disturb While Driving mode is enabled, the phone can block incoming messages and also automatically reply with something like: "I'm driving with Do Not Disturb on. I'll respond when I get to where I'm going...


2018 Toyota Camry to feature Linux-based infotainment system in the US
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2018 Toyota Camry to feature Linux-based infotainment system in the US

The next-generation Toyota Camry will be the first car, at least in the US, to feature an infotainment system based on the Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) operating system. In a statement, Keiji Yamamoto, head of Toyota's Connected Company, said: "The flexibility of the AGL platform allows us to quickly roll out Toyota's infotainment system across our vehicle line-up, providing customers with greater connectivity and new functionalities at a pace that is more consistent with consumer technology...


Uber fires head of self-driving car development in midst of legal battle with Google
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Uber fires head of self-driving car development in midst of legal battle with Google

Uber has fired Anthony Levandowski, the engineer who formerly headed up the company's self-driving car development team. Overnight, Uber confirmed to The New York Times it had fired its star engineer. Levandowski is at the centre of a court case launched earlier this year by Waymo, Google's autonomous vehicle arm, against Uber...


Electric Vehicle Council launches in Canberra with $400,000 grant
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Electric Vehicle Council launches in Canberra with $400,000 grant

The Electric Vehicle Council is now 'on the map' in Australia, thanks to a heavily reported launch event this week in Canberra and the provision of a $390,000 federal grant to member organisation ClimateWorks. The council is a national, independent advocate body, formed in 2016 through a tie-up of the smaller ACT EV Council and related parties...


Wireless charging road demonstrated in France, planned for Israel
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Wireless charging road demonstrated in France, planned for Israel

Testing and planning for roads with built-in wireless charging infrastructure continues, with news this month of a successful test in France, and grander plans in Israel. France The French test road includes a 100m track with underlying wireless charging technology. It's claimed the infrastructure can supply a charge of up to 20kW for vehicles travelling up to and in excess of 100km/h...


2018 Mini range updates: Apple CarPlay, revised displays coming Q3 2017
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2018 Mini range updates: Apple CarPlay, revised displays coming Q3 2017

Mini has announced a number of range-wide updates this week for July production, including the addition of Apple CarPlay mirroring, along with a new driver's cluster and head-up display. All models in the line-up - which includes the Hatch, Clubman wagon and Countryman SUV - will get a new cockpit instrument layout with an additional "night" design and a revised fuel level display...


Google's Android to underpin Volvo, Audi infotainment tech
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Google's Android to underpin Volvo, Audi infotainment tech

Forget Android Auto as you know it right now. Google's next leap into automotive infotainment will be right there in the dash before you've even connected your phone. The tech giant has today announced its platform will form the basis of next-generation infotainment for Volvo and Audi...


Google's Waymo teams up with Lyft on self-driving cars - report
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Google's Waymo teams up with Lyft on self-driving cars - report

Waymo, Google's self-driving vehicle division, and Lyft, the ride-sharing app, have agreed to work together on autonomous cars. Both companies have confirmed the deal to The New York Times, although details about the scope of the agreement have not yet been revealed...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 12, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 12, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...