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Jaguar Land Rover developing system to 'see around corners'
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23rd Apr 2018
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Jaguar Land Rover developing system to 'see around corners'

The world's car manufacturers are racing to have their autonomous technology up and running at the moment, testing ingenious solutions to the potential problems facing self-driving vehicles. Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is currently working on technology to let its robo-cars 'see around corners' thanks to a combination of automated, connected and mapping tech.
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Scott Collie
2017-18 Nissan Qashqai recalled
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23rd Apr 2018
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2017-18 Nissan Qashqai recalled

Nissan Australia has issued a recall for its 2017-18 Qashqai over concerns a faulty Body Control Module (BCM) may not warn drivers that the indicator lamps have failed. The Japanese manufacturer reports the UK-built crossover's BCM may not trigger a warning (double speed flashing) due to an incorrect software setting. If the condition occurs, the driver won't be aware that their indicator lights are not functioning correctly, and this could pose a hazard to the driver and other road users.
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James Wong
BMW iX3 teased ahead of Beijing debut
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23rd Apr 2018
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BMW iX3 teased ahead of Beijing debut

BMW has provided a peek at the face of its upcoming all-electric Concept iX3 crossover, ahead of a full reveal at the Beijing motor show later this week. All we have to work with is a 15-second clip posted on Twitter, but we know the iX3 will feature a new interpretation of the classic BMW kidney grille inspired by the i Vision Dynamics concept – which previews the upcoming i4.
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Scott Collie
Porsche powertrain development chief arrested over Dieselgate - reports
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21st Apr 2018
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Porsche powertrain development chief arrested over Dieselgate - reports

Joerg Kerner, head of powertrain development at Porsche, has reportedly been arrested by German prosecutors investigating the Dieselgate emissions cheating affair. A source has informed Reuters Kerner was taken into custody on Thursday, European time, and is being held as a flight risk. The offices of Audi and Porsche were raided by German authorities earlier this week. A spokesperson told the wire service Kerner was one of three current and former employees targeted as part of the raids.
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Derek Fung
Kia ditches hybrid, straight to pure electric from 2021
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20th Apr 2018
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Kia ditches hybrid, straight to pure electric from 2021

Kia Australia is planning to skip importing existing hybrid models altogether as it seeks to bring at least two pure-electric vehicles to market by 2021. Speaking to CarAdvice in Brisbane this week, Kia Australia's chief operating officer, Damien Meredith, said that the decision to skip hybrid vehicles in its entirety makes sense for the brand, as there is currently no demand for either type of alternative fuel vehicles, so it may as well start with the better option.
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Alborz Fallah