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Uber self-driving death likely caused by software choices - report
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9th May 2018
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Uber self-driving death likely caused by software choices - report

The self-driving Uber test vehicle which struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona reportedly didn't take evasive action because of problems with how the on-board software responds to foreign objects on the road.
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Scott Collie
Lexus RX Crafted special edition revealed
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9th May 2018
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Lexus RX Crafted special edition revealed

Lexus Australia has announced details of the RX Crafted, a new special-edition version of its popular SUV priced from $81,351 before on-road costs. Despite being based on the entry-level Luxury grade, the RX Crafted features numerous specification upgrades bringing it more in line with higher models.
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James Wong
Lotus Esprit successor due 2020
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8th May 2018
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Lotus Esprit successor due 2020

Lotus boss Jean-Marc Gales has confirmed the company is working on two new sports cars, including a new hero model available by 2020. Speaking to Autocar, Gales said the new star car will reside "in an upper segment, above the Evora", meaning it will inevitably be compared to the Esprit, which ceased production in 2004.
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Derek Fung
Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR: Local arm keen on new hot hatch
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8th May 2018
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Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR: Local arm keen on new hot hatch

Volkswagen Australia has voiced its interest in a Golf GTI variant to sit atop the local line-up, in the lead-up to the reveal of the GTI TCR at Lake Worthersee on May 9. "We would be keen on such a variant," said Paul Pottinger, general manager for corporate communications at Volkswagen Australia, telling us "the [Golf] GTI and R line-ups are ever-evolving."
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James Wong
Nissan to axe diesels in Europe
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8th May 2018
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Nissan to axe diesels in Europe

Nissan has confirmed it will gradually withdraw diesel-powered models in Europe, following a similar decision made by fellow Japanese automaker Toyota. Speaking with industry journal Automotive News Europe, a "Nissan spokeswoman" confirmed the news, as a result of slowing sales and customer anxiety about looming tax rises, bans and restrictions.
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James Wong
Rear-view cameras become mandatory in USA
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8th May 2018
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Rear-view cameras become mandatory in USA

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Scott Collie
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8th May 2018
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Rear-view cameras become mandatory in USA

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Scott Collie