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Mercedes-Benz, Geely considering joint ride-hailing service - report
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10th Oct 2018
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Mercedes-Benz, Geely considering joint ride-hailing service - report

Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz and Smart, is reportedly considering starting a 50-50 joint-venture ride-hailing service with Chinese carmaker Geely. Sources have told Bloomberg the ride-hailing system would be for the Chinese market. Daimler is reportedly considering using vehicles from its Denza electric car brand, which itself is a joint venture with BYD and produces EVs based on the first-generation B-Class.
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Derek Fung
2019 BMW X5 pricing and specs
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10th Oct 2018
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2019 BMW X5 pricing and specs

BMW Australia has announced pricing and specs for the fourth-generation X5 SUV, which touches down locally in November. The range will kick off with two variants: the xDrive 30d and xDrive M50d, priced from $112,900 and $149,900 before on-road costs respectively. Power in the 30d comes from a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine making 195kW and 620Nm, good for a claimed 100km/h sprint time of 6.5 seconds. It's mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, while all-wheel drive is standard.
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Scott Collie
Honda demos 'Smart Intersection' tech
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9th Oct 2018
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Honda demos 'Smart Intersection' tech

Honda has demonstrated its Smart Intersection vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology in Marysville, Ohio, the town where its first North American factory and research centre is based. Honda's Smart Intersection setup has four cameras mounted atop the traffic lights at each corner of an intersection. The company's image processing then uses that information to create a 360-degree feed, and classifies objects as cars, pedestrians, cyclists or emergency vehicles.
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Derek Fung
Australia's accident hotspots revealed
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9th Oct 2018
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Australia's accident hotspots revealed

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Chris Gething
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9th Oct 2018
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Australia's accident hotspots revealed

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Chris Gething
Porsche Taycan: Australian launch confirmed for 2020
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9th Oct 2018
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Porsche Taycan: Australian launch confirmed for 2020

Porsche will launch its first pure-electric vehicle in 2019, but Australia will have to wait until 2020 for the Taycan. In the meantime, the company is gearing up for its electric future by showing the Mission E Concept for the first time in the Southern Hemisphere. It’s all part of a pop-up display dubbed ‘Future Lab’, opened this week in Barangaroo, Sydney, offering a look at the concept car, as well as a 1962 356 in what is a celebration of the carmaker’s 70 years of production.
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Anthony Crawford
Tata Harrier: Land Rover-based off-roader teased
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8th Oct 2018
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Tata Harrier: Land Rover-based off-roader teased

The upcoming Tata Harrier crossover has been teased ahead of its full debut next year. In these latest teasers, we can see the production crossover will share many styling cues with the H5X concept, including its smooth body surfacing and window graphics with a blacked-out roof and pillars.
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