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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
Cupra Arona coming in 2020 - report
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14th Aug 2018
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Cupra Arona coming in 2020 - report

The Seat Arona looks set to be the next model in the Spanish brand's line-up to be fettled by its new Cupra performance sub-brand – according to a new report. Spain's Motor.es claims the hotted-up crossover is scheduled for release in 2020 as a 2021 model, around the same time the Arona will go through a mid-life refresh.
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James Wong
McLaren 720S vs Tesla Model S P100D drag race - video
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13th Aug 2018
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McLaren 720S vs Tesla Model S P100D drag race - video

The Tesla Model S is very, very quick in a straight line. The McLaren 720S is also very, very quick in a straight line, albeit through different means to the Tesla. You can probably see where this is headed. The team at CarWow has teamed up with YouTube personality Shmee150 to deliver a few interesting head-to-heads, one of which is published below.
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Scott Collie
Maserati Quattroporte GTS Gransport Nerissimo Edition arrives from $371,990
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13th Aug 2018
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Maserati Quattroporte GTS Gransport Nerissimo Edition arrives from $371,990

Maserati has confirmed the **breathes** Quattroporte GTS Gransport Nerissimo Edition for Australia, priced from a cool $371,990 before on-road costs. The Nerissimo Edition – or 'very black' edition – is a dark-themed special featuring numerous blacked-out styling treatments and various carbon-fibre components.
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James Wong
Mercedes C-Class, R-Class added to Takata recall - UPDATE
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12th Aug 2018
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Mercedes C-Class, R-Class added to Takata recall - UPDATE

Mercedes-Benz has added the 2008-11 C-Class and 2009-13 R-Class to the ever-growing list of cars on the Takata airbag recalls list. UPDATE, 13/8/18: This recall has been expanded to include C-Class models through to the 2011 model year, increasing the number of affected vehicles to 24,478 units. An updated VIN list can be viewed here. In the C-Class, the driver and passenger airbags are included, while only passenger-side airbags are impacted in the R-Class.
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