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Automotive 'black box' recorders could become mandatory in Europe
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22nd Feb 2019
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Automotive 'black box' recorders could become mandatory in Europe

The European Union Parliament will next month vote to make pre-crash 'black box' data recorders and potentially life-saving active safety technology mandatory on new vehicles sold after 2022. In yesterday's vote, the EU Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) approved plans to make autonomous emergency braking, pedestrian and cyclist detection, intelligent speed assist and lane-keeping assist mandatory on all new cars sold from 2022.
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Scott Collie
Kia teases electric concept for Geneva
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21st Feb 2019
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Kia teases electric concept for Geneva

Kia has offered a peek at its upcoming electric concept car, revealing its face in a teaser. Although the original image was blacked out, a bit of basic photoshop is all it took to get a proper look at the compact, sporty show car.
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Scott Collie
Holden officially slams takeover talk but concedes it’s now a “challenger brand”
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21st Feb 2019
4 min read

Holden officially slams takeover talk but concedes it’s now a “challenger brand”

Holden boss Dave Buttner has officially dismissed talks of a takeover in the distribution of its cars – but in a shock move the former Number One has raised the white flag and admitted it is now a “challenger brand” in the wake of record low sales. In wide-ranging media interviews this week, Holden executives conceded the company needs to reinvent itself to remain relevant amid changing buyer tastes, and has even vowed to take on “keyboard warriors” who give it grief on social media.
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Joshua Dowling
SAIC Motor takes over MG in New Zealand
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21st Feb 2019
2 min read

SAIC Motor takes over MG in New Zealand

SAIC Motor has announced it will be taking over the distribution of its MG subsidiary in New Zealand from British Motor Distributors. As part of the move, the company will introduce the MG3 automatic hatchback and ZS crossover to the New Zealand market later this year, joining the existing MG6 Plus, MG3 manual and GS SUV.
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James Wong
Europe to cut truck and bus emissions by 30 per cent by 2030
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20th Feb 2019
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Europe to cut truck and bus emissions by 30 per cent by 2030

Two of Europe's key governing bodies, the European Parliament and Council, have agreed to a provisional deal, which will see the 28 member bloc cut carbon dioxide emissions from heavy trucks and buses by 30 percent from 2019 levels by 2030. The deal will also see the EU target a 15 per cent reduction by 2025, as well as create incentives to spur production and sales of low- and zero-emissions trucks.
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Derek Fung