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NHTSA unwilling to regulate self-driving cars ... for now
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15th Jul 2018
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NHTSA unwilling to regulate self-driving cars ... for now

The acting administrator of the US' National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says it's too early in the game to begin working on regulations for autonomous vehicles. “At this point the technology is so nascent I don’t think it is appropriate today to regulate this technology,” Heidi King, the agency's acting administrator told Automotive News. “It’s not there yet, but each and every day we are open to identifying when the time is right.”
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Derek Fung
WLTP: What's all the fuss about?
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15th Jul 2018
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WLTP: What's all the fuss about?

From September 2018, the World harmonised Light vehicle Testing Procedure (WLTP), a completely overhauled set of fuel consumption and emissions testing rules designed to replace the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) test, will come into force. By then, only WLTP-homologated cars will be allowed for sale in Europe.
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Scott Collie
Ford Fusion to become crossover wagon - report
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13th Jul 2018
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Ford Fusion to become crossover wagon - report

The Ford Fusion sedan will die at the turn of the decade, but its nameplate could live on as a high-riding Subaru Outback rival, according to a new report. Industry journal Automotive News claims "people familiar with the automaker's plans" have indicated the current sedan will be replaced by a "high-roofed hatchback" based on the same underpinnings.
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James Wong
Singer DLS revealed at Goodwood
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13th Jul 2018
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Singer DLS revealed at Goodwood

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Scott Collie
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13th Jul 2018
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Singer DLS revealed at Goodwood

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Scott Collie
2019 Mercedes-Benz A200 priced from $47,200
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13th Jul 2018
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2019 Mercedes-Benz A200 priced from $47,200

Mercedes-Benz Australia has revealed the first pricing information for the new A-Class range, set to touch down in dealers on August 10. The mid-spec A200 will be priced from $47,200 before on-road costs, making it $2900 more expensive than the car it replaces. That price jump will bring a host of new tech, though.
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Scott Collie
2019 Mini Electric teased
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12th Jul 2018
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2019 Mini Electric teased

Mini has released a pair of sketches showing components that will feature on the upcoming all-electric version of the Hatch, scheduled for launch in 2019. The first image (above) shows the new model's front grille, while the second (below) shows the futuristic alloy wheel design – both largely unchanged from the Mini Electric concept (bottom) shown last year.
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James Wong