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Israel plans 2030 internal-combustion sales ban
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10th Oct 2018
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Israel plans 2030 internal-combustion sales ban

Israel plans to ban new internal-combustion car and truck sales by 2030, citing health concerns as the main reason. Dr Yuval Steinitz, the energy minister, said the country will make "a gradual transition to electric cars and [compressed] natural gas trucks" with "an absolute ban on the import of cars with polluting fuels" starting from 2030.
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Derek Fung
2019 Nissan Qashqai gets Apple CarPlay, Android Auto in Europe, not for Oz
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10th Oct 2018
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2019 Nissan Qashqai gets Apple CarPlay, Android Auto in Europe, not for Oz

Nissan Europe has announced further details of its upgraded Qashqai range for 2019, headlined by a new turbocharged petrol engine and a new infotainment system. We heard about the new 1.3-litre turbo petrol engine a fortnight ago, but the company's latest announcement confirms the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring for the first time, thanks to a new infotainment system.
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James Wong
Jay Leno checks out the 100th 911 reimagined by Singer - video
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9th Oct 2018
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Jay Leno checks out the 100th 911 reimagined by Singer - video

Jay Leno, late-night television host and noted car collector, has driven some very cool vehicles as part of his Jay Leno's Garage series on YouTube. For fans of the Porsche 911, though, one of his more recent videos might just be the best of the lot. Leno is joined by Tim Gregario, director of client relations at Singer Vehicle Design, to take a look at the restoration firm's 100th creation.
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Scott Collie
Australia's accident hotspots revealed
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9th Oct 2018
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Australia's accident hotspots revealed

National insurer AAMI has revealed the results of its 2018 Crash Index, which lists the ten most common car accident locations in each capital city. The data was collected through analysis of motor accident insurance claims across the country from 1 of August 2017 to 31 July 2018. AAMI spokesperson, Ashleigh Paterson, said there are a number of factors linking the locations.
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Chris Gething
Ford patents smartphone-based autonomous vehicle steering
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8th Oct 2018
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Ford patents smartphone-based autonomous vehicle steering

Ford has been granted a patent in the United States for a system it calls ‘Non-Autonomous Steering Modes’, which would allow an autonomous car to be steered using a smartphone. First discovered by carbuzz.com, Ford's patent allows the vehicle to be controlled through the accelerometer and gyroscope within most smartphones. The same system is used to control cars in video games like Real Racing, but hasn't yet made the leap to reality for reasons we probably needn't explain here.
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Chris Gething