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CarAdvice on YourMoney, 12 December 2018: What's on this week's show?
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12th Dec 2018
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CarAdvice on YourMoney, 12 December 2018: What's on this week's show?

On this week's episode of CarAdvice, Paul Maric and Trent Nikolic talk Hyundai SUVs and the Santa Cruz, hydrogen Toyotas, fast BMW coupes and falling dealer profits. In news, Hyundai has revealed a new SUV and a possible pickup truck for the USA. Will they come to Australia? Toyota has partnered with the Hobson's Bay city council to test hydrogen power, looking at how the alternative fuel source could work in a fleet environment.
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myLearner app launches in Victoria
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12th Dec 2018
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myLearner app launches in Victoria

Victorian learner drivers will today be able to download the new myLearner app, allowing them to turf the paper logbook in favour of a fully-digital setup. Learners submit their hours through the app, at which point they're approved by their supervising driver through a phone or computer.
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Pininfarina PF1 crossover to be based on Rivian platform - report
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11th Dec 2018
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Pininfarina PF1 crossover to be based on Rivian platform - report

The Pininfarina PF1 crossover will use a platform from Rivian, a start-up electric carmaker based in Detroit. "Work has started on the PF1 and right now, we are in the process of finalising the design," Pawan Goenka, managing director of Mahindra, owner of Pininfarina, told Autocar India. The magazine understands Pininfarina's new crossover will use Rivian's skateboard platform and associated technologies.
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Mercedes-Benz E300e announced for the UK
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11th Dec 2018
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Mercedes-Benz E300e announced for the UK

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James Wong
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11th Dec 2018
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Mercedes-Benz E300e announced for the UK

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2020 Audi A4 Avant facelift spied
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11th Dec 2018
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2020 Audi A4 Avant facelift spied

A facelifted Audi A4 Avant has been spied undergoing winter testing in Sweden. This is the second update to the current-generation A4, and appears more substantial than the revision due to go on sale in Australia from early 2019. While that update has subtly new front and rear bumpers, and a more 3D effect for the grille, this prototype sports a more extensive overhaul.
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External airbags could reduce injuries by 30 per cent
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10th Dec 2018
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External airbags could reduce injuries by 30 per cent

ZF has been looking into the impact external airbags could make on car accident injury rates. Turns out, it's potentially huge. According to the company, its prototype external side airbag could lessen occupant injury severity by a whopping 30 per cent in perpendicular crashes. Obviously, ZF hasn't just strapped a heap of steering wheel inflators on the side of a car. The test unit has a 250L volume, making it three times the size of a regular curtain airbag.
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