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2019 New York motor show: Hits and misses
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24th Apr 2019
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2019 New York motor show: Hits and misses

New York may no longer be April's pre-eminent motor show – blame Shanghai for that – but it still plays host to a plenty of important product launches and the odd concept. With two CarAdvice representatives on hand at this 2019 show, we're playing it a bit fast and loose with the hits and misses format, with a more detailed run down from those of us at the Javits Center. Best production cars
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Derek Fung
Google Maps to show real-time EV charge point availability
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24th Apr 2019
1 min read

Google Maps to show real-time EV charge point availability

Google Maps will now show whether your nearest electric charging point is occupied the USA and UK. All users need to do is open the app on their phone, or the website on their desktop, and search for 'EV charging stations' for a live list of how many plugs are free at EVgo, SemaConnect and Chargemaster stations.
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Scott Collie
2018 Hyundai i30 recalled
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23rd Apr 2019
1 min read

2018 Hyundai i30 recalled

Hyundai Australia has recalled the 2018 i30 over concerns about its electric sunroof motor. According to the company, some batches of sunroof motors have had the incorrect software installed and mightn't have automatic safety stop. If someone puts their hand or arm in the path of the sunroof, the motor will keep closing the glass, putting people at risk of injury. A total of 95 cars are included in the campaign – a VIN list is attached here.
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Scott Collie
2019 Audi S5 TDI revealed, not for Australia
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23rd Apr 2019
2 min read

2019 Audi S5 TDI revealed, not for Australia

Audi Sport has announced the S5 TDI in both coupe and four-door Sportback forms for the European market, bringing diesel power to the nameplate for the first time. Like the new S6 and S7 models revealed a fortnight ago, the S5 TDI draws upon a 48V mild hybrid-assisted 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel, making 255kW and 700Nm – the latter available between 2500 and 3100rpm.
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James Wong
Tesla full self-driving computer revealed: 'The best chip in the world' according to Musk
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22nd Apr 2019
2 min read

Tesla full self-driving computer revealed: 'The best chip in the world' according to Musk

Elon Musk says Tesla cars could be able to drive themselves by the end of 2019, on the back of today's full self-driving computer reveal. According to the outspoken CEO, the new computer is "the best chip in the world... objectively". It was unveiled at an investor day in Palo Alto, California. It'll be built in Texas by Samsung, with the company suggesting supply shouldn't be an issue. We've heard that before, though.
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Scott Collie