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Faraday Future to shut down operations after co-founder resigns - UPDATE
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2nd Nov 2018
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Faraday Future to shut down operations after co-founder resigns - UPDATE

UPDATE, 4 November 2018: In an email to CarAdvice, Jacob Brown, Faraday Future's manager for product and lifestyle communications, said the company is not shutting down operations and has "hired a new financial advisor team team this week to assist as we move forward in seeking funding". We will continue to report on Faraday Future's path forward as news come to hand.
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Chris Gething
Takata: Queensland to issue defect notices for Alpha-equipped cars
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2nd Nov 2018
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Takata: Queensland to issue defect notices for Alpha-equipped cars

The Queensland Government has announced that it will be issuing defect notices to owners of more than 2000 cars fitted with faulty 'alpha' Takata airbags. The defect notice will give owners 21 days to have their airbags replaced by the vehicle's manufacturer. If owners choose to take no action, their registrations will be cancelled.
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Chris Gething
Chevrolet Camaro eCOPO: Electric drag racer unveiled
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1st Nov 2018
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Chevrolet Camaro eCOPO: Electric drag racer unveiled

Developed in conjunction with Hancock and Lane Racing, a team specialising electric drag racing, the Chevrolet Camaro eCOPO concept has an electric motor making over 522kW (700hp) of power, and 813Nm of torque. Chevrolet estimates the eCOPO can blast through the quarter mile (400m) in around 9.0 seconds, although the company admits testing is still ongoing.
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Derek Fung
Autonomous shuttle trial headed for rural South Australia
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1st Nov 2018
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Autonomous shuttle trial headed for rural South Australia

A new autonomous trial focusing on elderly and mobility-impaired people is headed to regional South Australia, in a push to show how self-driving cars can operate in a rural environment. The trial will take place in Renmark, around three hours north-east of Adelaide, and was this morning announced by Stephan Knoll, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government in South Australia at the International Driverless Vehicle Summit (IDVS).
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Scott Collie
Queensland Police Kia Stinger on US tour
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31st Oct 2018
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Queensland Police Kia Stinger on US tour

The first police force in the world to use a Kia Stinger - Queensland Police - has allowed Kia Australia to bring one of its operational police cars to the mecca of mechanical performance and modification - SEMA 2018. There's good reason for it too. Built in Australia almost at the last minute and shipped to the States specifically for the SEMA show, the Stinger is all about showcasing the potential of the vehicle for police operations globally.
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Trent Nikolic