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Advanced driver assistance systems 'inconsistent and dangerous' – report
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16th Aug 2020
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Advanced driver assistance systems 'inconsistent and dangerous' – report

Vehicles equipped with advanced driving assistance systems – such as lane-keeping and lane-wander warning technology – behave inconsistently and are potentially dangerous, according to a study conducted by the American Automobile Association (AAA). The study tested so-called 'level-two' autonomous technologies, which allow the car to take over control of steering, braking, and acceleration under some circumstances.
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William Davis
2021 Porsche Panamera breaks Nürburgring lap record
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15th Aug 2020
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2021 Porsche Panamera breaks Nürburgring lap record

The upcoming 2021 Porsche Panamera has broken the Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record in the “executive cars” category. The iconic 20.832km circuit in central Germany – used as a testing benchmark by global vehicle manufacturers – was lapped in 7 minutes 29.81 seconds by German test driver Lars Kern. Kern started the lap at 1:49pm on 24 July, 2020, with an outside temperature of 22 degrees Celsius and a track temperature of 34 degrees Celsius.
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William Davis
The unending allure of the Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series: Market Insights
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14th Aug 2020
7 min read

The unending allure of the Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series: Market Insights

A few years ago, my wife Michelle and I found ourselves stuck in a small town called Louth, in western New South Wales. About 100 kilometres southwest of Bourke and 820km northwest of Sydney, this little Outback town consists of one great pub (Shindys Inn), and not a lot else. The population of 43 (according to the 2016 Census) mostly live beyond the outskirts of town.
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Sam Purcell
Something 'grand' is coming soon for Jeep
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13th Aug 2020
2 min read

Something 'grand' is coming soon for Jeep

Jeep has teased an incoming new model on Instagram, telling its followers that something ‘grand’ is coming soon to the brand. The backdrop of the image is the Grand Canyon, but the exact model being referenced is so far shrouded in mystery. The post also includes the definition of grand: ‘magnificent and striking in appearance, size or style’.
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Sam Purcell
Torsus Terrastorm off-road bus revealed
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13th Aug 2020
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Torsus Terrastorm off-road bus revealed

Torsus, a Slovakia-based Off-road Bus company, has released the Crafter-based Terrastorm 4X4 bus. It's adding a specialist off-road edge to the Volkswagen Crafter, and it wants to come to Australia. Based on the Volkswagen Crafter 4Motion, the Torsus Terrastorm adds in some special engineering to increase off-road ability. The Terrastorm comes in a few different body styles, and can carry up to 19 people when configured as a bus.
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Sam Purcell