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Former Volkswagen CEO charged over Dieselgate scandal
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4th May 2018
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Former Volkswagen CEO charged over Dieselgate scandal

Martin Winterkorn, CEO of the Volkswagen Group at the time the Dieselgate scandal erupted into public view, has been indicted on four charges in the United States. The US indictment against Winterkorn was actually filed in secret in March, and was only revealed this week by the Detroit district court as the Volkswagen Group held its annual general meeting in Germany.
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Derek Fung
Gran Turismo Sport categories explained - video
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4th May 2018
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Gran Turismo Sport categories explained - video

Have you ever played a racing game and wondered how the creators came up with certain levels or categories? Well, Gran Turismo Sport fans will be happy to know Playstation has created a video tutorial giving you the rundown of each category, and what kind of cars compete in each. The clip itself has some super cool animations, and gives us a look at some of the special Vision Gran Turismo concepts in action in the game. Watch the video above for more! MORE: Gran Turismo Sport coverage
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James Wong
2018 BMW M5 Competition leaked
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4th May 2018
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2018 BMW M5 Competition leaked

Details about a more focused, hardcore BMW M5 Competition package have leaked online, along with its likely $229,000 local starting price. According to a member of Bimmerpost, the hotter M5 will have 460kW of power from its 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8, for a 3.3-second sprint to 100km/h and a 10.8-second run to 200km/h. When the M Drivers Package is specced, top speed is expected to be north of 300km/h.
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Scott Collie
Brembo: Brake-by-wire needs work, will become more common
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4th May 2018
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Brembo: Brake-by-wire needs work, will become more common

Giovanni Canavotto, executive director for braking systems at Brembo, believes brake-by-wire systems will become a "strong trend over the next decade", but still have some hurdles to overcome. In an interview with Car and Driver Canavotto noted brake-by-wire systems "really give us and carmakers flexibility with tuning".
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Derek Fung
Nikola sues Tesla over Semi truck design
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3rd May 2018
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Nikola sues Tesla over Semi truck design

Nikola has filed a lawsuit against Tesla, claiming the Silicon Valley-based electric vehicle (EV) firm copied the design of its One fuel-cell truck for the Semi. The company is suing for US$2 billion ($2.66b) over alleged copying of design elements like the One's wraparound windscreen, aerodynamic fuselage design, the mid-entry door to the cabin, and front fender.
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James Wong