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Young drivers fear other road users more than death or spiders

Millennials and Generation Z people are more afraid of other motorists driving dangerously than they are of public speaking, spiders, snakes and — bizarrely — even death, according to new research out of the US by independent research company Penn Schoen Berland...

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Samsung Safety Truck makes semi-trailer partially transparent to improve overtaking safety
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Samsung Safety Truck makes semi-trailer partially transparent to improve overtaking safety

With a forward facing camera and rear-mounted television screens, the Samsung Safety Truck prototype allows drivers behind to see the road ahead and decide whether it's safe to overtake. Overtaking a semi-trailer on a single lane highway can be a tricky affair. First, you have to determine if there's traffic in the on-coming lane...


Jaguar Land Rover working on brain monitoring to detect drowsiness
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Jaguar Land Rover working on brain monitoring to detect drowsiness

Jaguar Land Rover has begun research into using brainwaves to detect driver drowsiness. The Indian-owned British luxury car maker says that its Mind Sense research team, which includes "leading neuroscientists", is currently investigating if it's possible to use brainwave monitoring to spot the signs of driver inattention...


Headlight Comparison : Laser v LED v HID Xenon v Halogen
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Headlight Comparison : Laser v LED v HID Xenon v Halogen

It wasn’t that long ago that headlights were a no-thought-required feature. All cars had them and no one really paid them much heed unless they failed or were shaped in a particularly ugly manner. Halogen Reliably generating light with the limited resources at a car’s disposal was a problem for early automotive engineers...


Porsche tops 2015 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, voice recognition issues increase
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Porsche tops 2015 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, voice recognition issues increase

Porsche, Kia and Jaguar have come out on top in the 2015 edition of the J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study. Every year, J.D. Power surveys customers over the first 90 days of ownership of their new cars for its Initial Quality Study (IQS). Porsche has come out on of the IQS for the third year running with just 80 problems per hundred vehicles (PP100)...


Ford begins online sales of 3D printable versions of its cars
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Ford begins online sales of 3D printable versions of its cars

Ford has begun selling 3D printable versions of some of its vehicles via its website. This week, the company starting retailing STL format CAD (computer-aided design) files and pre-printed 3D models via its new 3d.ford.com website. If you go down the do-it-yourself route, the STL files can be used with any compatible 3D printer (home or commercial)...


Current Citroen C5 to be last car from brand with hydropneumatic suspension - report
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Current Citroen C5 to be last car from brand with hydropneumatic suspension - report

The current-generation Citroen C5 will reportedly be the last car from the French brand to be offered with the company's iconic hydropneumatic suspension system. Anonymous sources have told Reuters that PSA Peugeot Citroen will cease production and development of the plush-riding suspension setup when the current C5 ceases production...


BMW fuel cell vehicle on sale by 2020 - report
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BMW fuel cell vehicle on sale by 2020 - report

BMW will reportedly have a fuel cell vehicle on sale by around 2020. Sources have told AutoExpress that the Bavarian automaker is planning to have a vehicle powered by a hydrogen fuel cell stack on the market by 2020...


Jaguar Land Rover teases new Pothole Alert system
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Jaguar Land Rover teases new Pothole Alert system

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is working on a concept car that uses sensors and cameras to pick up obstacles such as potholes, and subsequently adjust the suspension to handle them as smoothly as possible. At the same time, using cloud-based systems, the car will share data gleaned by sensors in its suspension and offer it to other enabled road users so they can slow down or swerve, and alert the local council to get a repair team down there to sort it out...


2016 BMW 7 Series unveiled - UPDATED
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2016 BMW 7 Series unveiled - UPDATED

After a series of online leaks, the sixth-generation BMW 7 Series has been unveiled and detailed. As before, the new 7 Series will be available in both standard and long wheelbase formats. The regular car measures 5098mm from nose to tail, is 1467mm tall and rides on a 3070mm wheelbase, while the LWB version is 5238mm long, 1479mm tall and has a 3210mm wheelbase...


Apple CarPlay will support wireless mirroring with iOS 9
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Apple CarPlay will support wireless mirroring with iOS 9

Apple announced a number of improvements to its CarPlay mirroring protocol at its keynote today, which kicked off the 2015 edition of the company's Worldwide Developers' Conference (WWDC). The headline feature from today's keynote is that Apple CarPlay will now work via a wireless connection...


Ford Sync 3 set to roll out in Australia in 2017
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Ford Sync 3 set to roll out in Australia in 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhjZf0i6qaU Ford has announced its new-generation Sync 3 infotainment system will debut on the 2016 Ford Fiesta, 2016 Ford Escape  and 2016 Ford Transit in the US. The new Ford Sync 3 system is a complete overhaul of the systems that have gone before it. Superficially, Sync 3 features a altered colour palette, with larger and more clearly defined buttons...


BMW working on street parking prediction software
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BMW working on street parking prediction software

BMW and its partner Inrix are working on software that will hopefully reduce the amount of time required to find a street parking spot. The two companies will present research and a prototype vehicle at the TU-Automotive Detroit, a conference for those specialising in telematics, autonomy and mobility, that's currently taking place in Motor City...


Audi believes 90 per cent of automotive innovation is related to electronics
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Audi believes 90 per cent of automotive innovation is related to electronics

At its keynote address at the first CES Asia, held in Shanghai last week, Audi made many statements about how automotive change is being accelerated by developments within the electronic sphere. According to Rupert Stadler, chairman of Audi, "We are experiencing a digital revolution with an impact faster and stronger than the Industrial Revolution in Europe 150 years ago"...


Tesla Model S OTA Software Updates
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Tesla Model S OTA Software Updates

Read the article here. After our huge drive in the Tesla Model S down the west coast of America, we were blown away by the capabilities of the car, provided there’s a suitable charge network. At the time, we didn’t know Tesla’s plans down under – but a broad-scale rollout is planned and this one in St Leonards is already up and running...


Google Maps turn-by-turn navigation and search will be available offline from late 2015
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Google Maps turn-by-turn navigation and search will be available offline from late 2015

Turn-by-turn navigation and point-of-interest lookup be available in Google Maps' offline mode from later this year. Currently, users of the Google Maps app on iOS and Android are able to save maps for offline use. These maps contain streets (including names and route numbers), geographical features (parks, rivers, lakes and so forth), saved locations, and some large or important points of interest...


Chevrolet adds Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility to its 2016 model range - UPDATE
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Chevrolet adds Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility to its 2016 model range - UPDATE

Chevrolet will begin adding Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality to its North American vehicles from the middle of 2015. All up, the company claims that 14 models in its 2016 model year range will be available with headunits that support both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto...


Hyundai Sonata becomes first production car with Android Auto
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Hyundai Sonata becomes first production car with Android Auto

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata has become the first production car in the world available with Android Auto smartphone integration. Existing owners of 2015 Sonata sedans with the satellite navigation media system can now get the Android Auto software update installed free of charge at their local dealership...


Volkswagen Golf update to bring gesture control technology - report
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Volkswagen Golf update to bring gesture control technology - report

The facelifted Volkswagen Golf due in 2016 will reportedly feature segment-first gesture control technology that will replace many of the car’s physical buttons and dials with touch-sensitive surfaces. Speaking with Auto Express, Volkswagen head of powertrain development Dr Heinz-Jakob Neusser revealed some of the gesture control technology previewed earlier this year in the Volkswagen Golf R Touch concept would make its way into the popular small car within 18 months...


Mini Cooper green-mode - Fish game
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Mini Cooper green-mode - Fish game

Read our Mini Cooper review here. Green and Eco Driving modes are nothing new, but in the third-generation Cooper, Mini have taken it a step further and turned it into a game! When on the go, select 'Green Driving Mode' - which automatically puts the car into an eco-friendly state...