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Roborace pits self-driving racer against human driver in Hong Kong
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16th Dec 2017
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Roborace pits self-driving racer against human driver in Hong Kong

Autonomous racing series, Roborace, has put its self-driving prototype to the test against a human driver around the streets of Hong Kong. The comparison was run at the first Formula E race for the 2o17/18 season. Representing the robot revolution (or pending armageddon, depending on how you look at it) was DevBot, a bits-and-pieces prototype used to hone the software which will eventually power series entrants.
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Scott Collie
Geely to buy stake in Mercedes-Benz - report
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15th Dec 2017
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Geely to buy stake in Mercedes-Benz - report

Geely, the Chinese parent of Volvo Cars, is set to buy a significant stake in Daimler, the company behind Mercedes-Benz and Smart. According to The Global Times, the state-run China Central Television (CCTV) network is reporting Zhejiang Geely is about to buy three to five per cent of Daimler for 4.0 billion euros ($6.2 billion). Above: Mercedes-Benz CLS.
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Derek Fung
Toyota labelled 'world's greenest automotive company'
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15th Dec 2017
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Toyota labelled 'world's greenest automotive company'

Toyota has been rated the 'world's greenest carmaker' in a global study from Newsweek. Having topped the automotive rankings, the company ranked 16th among the 500 largest publicly traded companies in the world. L'Oreal topped the global charts, while Cisco Wireless was the 'greenest' company in the USA. Companies are rated against their industry rivals on a number of criteria, including energy consumption, water usage and waste levels.
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Scott Collie
Euro NCAP stars fall for facelifted models
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14th Dec 2017
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Euro NCAP stars fall for facelifted models

Euro NCAP has released its latest safety scores this week for a number of models, including updated ratings for ageing vehicles still sold as new cars. Several all-new cars got full five-star ratings, including the Hyundai Kona, Kia Stinger, BMW 6 Series GT and Jaguar F-Pace, while re-testing of some recently-facelifted versions of older models revealed some sub-par results - including a zero-star score.
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James Wong
2018 Ford Mustang Bullitt spied during promo shoot
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13th Dec 2017
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2018 Ford Mustang Bullitt spied during promo shoot

The Ford Mustang Bullitt could be making a return, with spy images of a special 2018 'Stang posted to an online forum suggesting the Blue Oval is preparing a reboot of the legendary nameplate. Images circulating online show a facelifted Mustang wearing a 'crosshair' badge on the bootlid and black 'Torq Thrust' wheels with chrome lips - equipment that isn't currently available on the 2018 Mustang range.
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James Wong