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Mini envisions autonomous driving for race tracks
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18th Sep 2017
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Mini envisions autonomous driving for race tracks

Mini admits that autonomous driving technology in its traditional sense does not make a whole lot of sense for the young and sporty brand, however, it foresees a future where the artificial intelligence in its cars can be used to showcase the full sporty potential of its vehicles. Speaking to Australian media at last week's 2017 Frankfurt motor show, the senior vice president of Mini, Sebastian Mackensen, said that for now, Mini buyers are not asking for autonomous driving technologies.
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Alborz Fallah
Mini and electric propulsion fit like 'a hand in glove'
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18th Sep 2017
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Mini and electric propulsion fit like 'a hand in glove'

Mini says its existing urban and younger demographic appeal make its transition to electric propulsion a much easier task than for some other brands. Speaking to the Australian media at last week's 2017 Frankfurt motor show, Mini senior vice president Sebastian Mackensen confirmed his brand’s intentions for electrification but also admitted that it will take time, with the transitioning period particularly important to avoid disfranchising existing owners.
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Alborz Fallah
NSW Govt announces changes to Graduated Licensing Scheme, adopts Victorian model
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17th Sep 2017
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NSW Govt announces changes to Graduated Licensing Scheme, adopts Victorian model

Transport for New South Wales (NSW) has announced "major improvements" to its Graduated Licensing Scheme, with the changes largely aligning with the process used in Victoria. Coming into effect from 20 November 2017, the revised scheme comes with three main changes. Firstly, learner drivers will now be required to complete the Hazard Perception Test before undertaking the practical driving test.
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James Wong
Aston Martin DB11 V8: Creating the sound
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17th Sep 2017
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Aston Martin DB11 V8: Creating the sound

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Anthony Crawford
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17th Sep 2017
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Aston Martin DB11 V8: Creating the sound

Aston Martin DB11 2018 v8
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Anthony Crawford
AMG GT Black Series a sure thing, but no AMG X-Class
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16th Sep 2017
3 min read

AMG GT Black Series a sure thing, but no AMG X-Class

AMG boss Tobias Moers told Australian media at the 2017 frankfurt motor show that there is a Black Series version of the already heavy-hitting Mercedes-AMG GT model on the horizon. With Black Series becoming an even more performance-oriented and collectible version of any Mercedes-Benz platform it is added to over the past decade or so, the GT provides a logical basis for that trend to continue.
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Trent Nikolic
2011-15 Dodge Journey, Fiat Freemont recalled for steering wheel fix
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16th Sep 2017
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2011-15 Dodge Journey, Fiat Freemont recalled for steering wheel fix

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall for 9896 vehicles across its 2011 to 2015 Dodge 'JC' Journey and Fiat 'JF' Freemont model lines over concerns a faulty steering wheel harness could cause the airbag to deploy randomly. The manufacturer reports that the steering wheel wire harness may become trapped between a tab on the wheel plastic back cover and the edge of the horn plate.
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James Wong