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Audi expands Takata recall
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15th Aug 2018
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Audi expands Takata recall

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Scott Collie
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15th Aug 2018
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Audi expands Takata recall

Audi A4 2018, Audi A5 2018, Audi A3 2018, Audi Q5 2018
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Scott Collie
Smartphone use tops road safety concerns in Australia
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15th Aug 2018
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Smartphone use tops road safety concerns in Australia

Nearly three-quarters of Australian motorists are worried about mobile phone use, and more than half are calling for a strong police presence to tackle the problem. According to a study of 1500 NRMA members, illegal phone use tops the list of safety concerns on the road, with 72 per cent of respondents listing it as a concern, topping drunk drivers (56 per cent) and speeding (55 per cent).
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Scott Collie
Ford Ranger Raptor design patent confirms North American launch
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15th Aug 2018
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Ford Ranger Raptor design patent confirms North American launch

Ford is yet to officially confirm the existence of a Ranger Raptor for the North American market, but documents filed with IP Australia referencing an American design patent suggest its announcement is imminent. The long-awaited return of the Ranger to the USA was announced earlier this year, but left out any mention of the Raptor, which shares its four-wheel disc brakes with the American chassis, but picks up a coil-sprung suspension and a Watt's linkage instead of leaf springs.
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Paul Maric
Lexus LC500 powers through Bristol carpark - video
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14th Aug 2018
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Lexus LC500 powers through Bristol carpark - video

It's no secret the Lexus LC500 is quite a looker, but it also sounds fantastic. To showcase this, the company's British arm has released a new video online. Posted to Lexus UK's YouTube channel, the clip shows James Bond stunt driver, Mark Higgins, piloting a bright yellow LC500 V8 around the Caboose Circus multi-level car park in Bristol. If the visuals aren't enough to get you excited, the coupe's 'Exit Music' will make you drool.
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James Wong
Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow teased
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14th Aug 2018
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Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow teased

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Scott Collie
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14th Aug 2018
1 min read

Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow teased

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Scott Collie
Semi-autonomous systems 'aren't robust substitutes for human drivers' - study
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14th Aug 2018
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Semi-autonomous systems 'aren't robust substitutes for human drivers' - study

The current crop of semi-autonomous driver assists aren't proper substitutes for hands-on attention, according to a new study from the US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). According to the non-profit's research, current semi-autonomous systems like lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control displayed behaviours ranging from "the irksome, such as too-cautious braking, to the dangerous".
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Scott Collie
2019 Mini Electric spied inside and out
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14th Aug 2018
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2019 Mini Electric spied inside and out

The upcoming Mini Electric hatchback has been spied undergoing evaluation on public roads in southern Europe. The prototype features a grille element with only a small horizontal air opening, and no tailpipe. On the inside, the car has a small completely digital instrumentation screen ahead of the driver and a different transmission shifter.
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Derek Fung