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Ford develops window tech to help the blind experience the environment
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1st May 2018
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Ford develops window tech to help the blind experience the environment

Ford has revealed a new prototype system, Feel The View, allowing people who are blind or highly visually impaired to experience their vehicle's surroundings. The device sits on one of the car's windows. Via a button it captures a snapshot of the passing vista, and then converts the picture into a greyscale image.
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Derek Fung
Time Machine Tuesday: 1 May, 2018
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1st May 2018
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Time Machine Tuesday: 1 May, 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of May 1 in years past. On this day two years ago, BMW unveiled a special version of its wild M4 GTS track weapon, designed to be the pace car in Germany's popular DTM racing series.
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James Wong
2019 Toyota Corolla: Australian details
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30th Apr 2018
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2019 Toyota Corolla: Australian details

Initial local details for the all-new 2019 Toyota Corolla range have been revealed this week, ahead of a local launch in August. For our market, the Corolla will be offered with two powertrains – one petrol, one petrol-electric hybrid – along with two transmissions. The new 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine develops 125kW of power and 200Nm of torque, representing an increase of 21.4 per cent and 15.6 per cent over the outgoing 1.8-litre engine respectively.
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James Wong
Volkswagen GTI drag race: Polo v Golf – video
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30th Apr 2018
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Volkswagen GTI drag race: Polo v Golf – video

How do you prove one car is faster than another? You drag race them – duh! The new Volkswagen Polo GTI isn't far off its Golf GTI stablemate these days in terms of power, but how does that translate in straight-line speed? In this video, Car Mania aims to answer that question. The Polo GTI is smaller and lighter, though the Golf GTI has more grunt.
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James Wong
2020 Toyota C-HR EV announced for China
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30th Apr 2018
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2020 Toyota C-HR EV announced for China

Toyota has confirmed it will launch an electric C-HR in the Chinese market in 2020 at the Beijing motor show. As reported by Autocar, the Japanese manufacturer announced three new electrified models it will be bringing to China in the coming years, including plug-in hybrid (PHEV) versions of the Corolla and Levin sedans due next year, in addition to the all-electric C-HR.
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James Wong