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Victorian driverless testing highlights need for improved infrastructure
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23rd Aug 2017
4 min read

Victorian driverless testing highlights need for improved infrastructure

Autonomous vehicle technology trials currently underway in Victoria have delivered a first round of results, revealing aspects of infrastructure and technology that must be improved for autonomous systems to reach their full potential. Using current-model vehicles with 'level 2' autonomous technology systems already in market, the trials were first announced in December and have been actively testing in regular daily traffic on the Eastlink corridor.
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Mike Stevens
Dubbo to trial digital driver licence tech, due for public release in 2019
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23rd Aug 2017
1 min read

Dubbo to trial digital driver licence tech, due for public release in 2019

Transport for New South Wales (NSW) has announced this week that residents of Dubbo will be able to trial digital driver licence technology in November. Accessible through a mobile phone app, the digital licence can be used for proof of identity and proof of age to enter pubs and clubs, along with roadside police checks.
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James Wong
Ford, Zotye investigating joint venture EV brand for China
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22nd Aug 2017
2 min read

Ford, Zotye investigating joint venture EV brand for China

Ford and Zotye have signed a memorandum of understand to begin investigating and laying the groundwork for an all-new Chinese brand, which will exclusively market and develop electric vehicles. According to Ford, China is the world's fastest growing market for electric vehicles. Spurred by government incentives, the American firm believes sales of "new energy vehicles" will hit six million per year by 2025. Four million of these cars are expected to be pure electric models.
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Derek Fung
2018 BMW M5 revealed: Frosty 'First Edition' to open launch range
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21st Aug 2017
5 min read

2018 BMW M5 revealed: Frosty 'First Edition' to open launch range

The new 2018 BMW M5 has been officially revealed, with the Bavarian super sedan bringing all-wheel drive, supercar-like acceleration and a limited-run First Edition variant. First things first, let's talk numbers: 441kW of power, 750Nm of torque, and 0-100km/h in 3.4 seconds. BMW had previously said to expect "at least 450kW", and while the missing killerwasps are a curious matter, the official numbers are nothing to shrug at.
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James Wong
2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S gets next-gen carbon-fibre wheels for $22,000
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21st Aug 2017
2 min read

2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S gets next-gen carbon-fibre wheels for $22,000

Porsche has announced it is bringing an all-CFRP (carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic) wheel to market in 2018, debuting as an option on the current 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series. Each wheel weighs 8.6kg, which is 20 per cent lighter than the equivalent aluminium alloy version, but is also 20 per cent stronger – improving both acceleration and braking performance, according to Porsche.
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Anthony Crawford