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When we're not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world.
Here's a handful of the articles, videos and social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand-new, others have been online for a while.
Enjoy them – just not too much, okay?
Volvo has been granted permission to test self-driving cars on Swedish roads, according to a new report from DI Digital.
The publication says Volvo will be able to run autonomous mules on public roads around Gothenburg, its home town, provided they stay below 60km/h. They'll also need to have a human safety driver behind the wheel, with one hand on the steering wheel at all times.
Cadillac nixes diesel development in favour of electrification - report
Cadillac has put the development of diesel engines on hold, as the wider industry pushes toward hybrid and pure-electric vehicles.
According to a report by Automotive News, Steve Carlisle, president of Cadillac, said "markets may be changing more quickly" than the company first anticipated.
"Going forward, we will focus on electrification," he told the industry journal.
Dave VanderWerp • We had barely started our first contemplative swish of the next 3 Series around the palate before the flavors started rolling in.
As we eased a roughly 85 per cent complete prototype out of BMW’s Nürburgring support garage, the car’s resolute tautness was apparent within the first 50 feet, telegraphing to us that the seventh generation of the Roundel’s venerable sedan is a dynamic about-face from its watered-down predecessor. It just felt right.
Volkswagen, Bosch executives refuse to testify in Dieselgate lawsuit - report
Former Volkswagen CEO, Martin Winterkorn, and Bosch CEO, Volkmar Denner, are among witnesses refusing to testify in a trial against Porsche SE, the main shareholder of Volkswagen Group.
The presiding judge of the regional court in Stuttgart, Fabian Richter Reuschle, said of the decision: “we have to accept that we cannot force them to incriminate themselves," according to reporting from Automotive News.