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GM launches autonomous ride-hailing service for employees
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9th Aug 2017
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GM launches autonomous ride-hailing service for employees

GM employees in San Francisco have begun testing a fleet of self-driving taxis on public roads. In an interview with TechCrunch, Kyle Vogt, founder and CEO of GM's Cruise automated driving division, revealed the company has begun beta trials of its new Cruise Anywhere service.
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Derek Fung
Alpine A110 being readied for Australian release
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9th Aug 2017
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Alpine A110 being readied for Australian release

Renault Australia is in the process of submitting regulatory documents to approve the Alpine A110 for sale in Australia, despite staying quiet about its future here. The latest documents and images, submitted on August 1, 2017, suggest Renault is close to gaining approval to sell the vehicle in Australia.
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Paul Maric
Faraday Future leases new factory in California, $1 billion Nevada project on ice
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9th Aug 2017
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Faraday Future leases new factory in California, $1 billion Nevada project on ice

Electric start-up company, Faraday Future, has signed the lease on a new manufacturing facility in Hanford, California, which will see the production of its upcoming FF 91 EV. In an effort to bring the FF 91 to market by the end of 2018, Faraday Future has been forced to ditch its US$1 billion manufacturing facility in Las Vegas, following recent reports that the company was running into money troubles.
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James Wong
VACC warns of number-plate cloning scam, motorists left to prove innocence
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8th Aug 2017
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VACC warns of number-plate cloning scam, motorists left to prove innocence

Guilty until proven innocent? The Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) is this week shining a light on the most heinous practice of number-plate cloning, which it claims has left "numerous" car dealers fighting traffic infringement penalties. In one case, the VACC says, a Licensed Motor Car Trader was fined over $16,000 "for a single incidence of number plate cloning".
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Mike Stevens
2011 Kia Sorento, Sportage recalled for fire risk
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8th Aug 2017
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2011 Kia Sorento, Sportage recalled for fire risk

Kia has issued a recall for 106 vehicles across its previous-generation diesel-powered 2011 model-year 'XM' Sorento and 'SL' Sportage model lines over concerns a fuel hose leak could pose a fire risk. The Korean manufacturer reports that vehicles equipped with the Euro 5 'R' turbo-diesel engine may exhibit premature deterioration of the fatigue-resistance and oil-proofing of the fuel feed hose. If the condition occurs, Kia says there is a risk of a fuel hose leak, which could lead to a fire.
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James Wong
2018 Volkswagen Jetta spied undisguised
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7th Aug 2017
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2018 Volkswagen Jetta spied undisguised

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Derek Fung
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7th Aug 2017
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2018 Volkswagen Jetta spied undisguised

Volkswagen Jetta 2017
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Derek Fung