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Hyundai unveils fingerprint unlocking, starting
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20th Dec 2018
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Hyundai unveils fingerprint unlocking, starting

Hyundai has revealed a new fingerprint authentication system, allowing drivers to unlock and start their car using smartphone-style technology. The system features two fingerprint sensors: one on the engine start/stop button, and one on the driver's side exterior door handle. Hyundai's system is capable of storing authentication details for two drivers, including three sets of fingerprints for each person.
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Derek Fung
2019 Mini JCW now WLTP-compliant
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20th Dec 2018
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2019 Mini JCW now WLTP-compliant

Mini has detailed the mildly-updated JCW Hatch for Europe, complete with a new particulate filter helping it meet Euro 6d-Temp emissions regulations on the tough WLTP test cycle. Power still comes from a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine making 170kW/320Nm, hooked up to a six-speed manual transmission as standard. An eight-speed automatic is also be available.
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Scott Collie
2014-16 Holden Commodore, Caprice, HSV models recalled
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19th Dec 2018
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2014-16 Holden Commodore, Caprice, HSV models recalled

GM Holden has issued a recall for the 2014 to 2016 model-year VF Commodore, WN Caprice, and related HSV versions over concerns the power steering system could fail. The manufacturer reports "increased electrical resistance in a component within the Electric Power Steering system may result in a loss of power steering assistance". If the condition occurs, it could increase the effort required to turn the steering wheel, or even loss of steering control.
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James Wong
2019 Toyota Supra tested in Australia
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19th Dec 2018
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2019 Toyota Supra tested in Australia

Toyota has tested the new Supra sports car on Australian roads before it arrives in showrooms in the second half of next year. However, rather than making changes to suit local conditions, the week-long exercise was used to validate settings already developed on foreign roads. The A90 Supra’s chief engineer Tetsuya Tada – also the chief engineer for the current generation Toyota 86 – accompanied six engineers and technicians from Toyota Australia on the test drive.
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Joshua Dowling
2019 Suzuki Jimny hit with AEB bug
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18th Dec 2018
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2019 Suzuki Jimny hit with AEB bug

Suzuki says it won’t stop deliveries of its highly anticipated Jimny four-wheel-drive – but is considering a software update – after overseas tests found a glitch that caused the car to repeatedly slam the brakes even though there was no obstacle. Testing in the US found the Suzuki Jimny’s stability control could be triggered after the autonomous emergency braking system detected a guardrail when rounding a bend.
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Joshua Dowling