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Autonomous Toyota GR Supra learns to drift
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22nd Jan 2021
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Autonomous Toyota GR Supra learns to drift

A 2021 Toyota GR Supra has reportedly been taught to autonomously drift, as part of a collaborative project between Stanford University’s Dynamic Design Lab (DDL) and the Toyota Research Institute (TRI). According to a joint mission statement, the research ultimately aims to improve the evasive capabilities of autonomous driving technology in road vehicles.
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William Davis
Israeli company claims fast-charging battery breakthrough – report
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19th Jan 2021
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Israeli company claims fast-charging battery breakthrough – report

An electric vehicle (EV) battery capable of five-minute recharges may have been achieved by Israeli company StoreDot. According to The Guardian newspaper, StoreDot claims it's production-ready EV battery can provide 480km of driving range and be fully charged in five minutes – a little more than it takes to fill up the average petrol-powered car. However, the charger used to achieve this feat is far more powerful than commercial plugs currently available to EV drivers.
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Ben Zachariah
Look at this Froot Loop! Driver eating breakfast cereal busted by mobile phone detection camera
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10th Jan 2021
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Look at this Froot Loop! Driver eating breakfast cereal busted by mobile phone detection camera

A Queensland driver has been caught on camera eating breakfast cereal and scrolling through a mobile phone while behind the wheel of a moving car. However, incredibly, the offending driver will likely avoid a $1000 fine because Queensland was only testing the technology at the time. The alarming image shows a driver balancing a breakfast cereal bowl on what appears to be a cushion, while scrolling through a mobile phone with one hand.
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Joshua Dowling
Autonomous technologies make us less safe, new study finds
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25th Nov 2020
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Autonomous technologies make us less safe, new study finds

Autonomous technologies and driver aids may actually make us less safe, a new study has found. The research – conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in conjunction with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – concluded that drivers were more likely to fidget with electronics and take both hands off the steering wheel when they became accustomed to adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist features.
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William Davis
Hyundai and Kia to partner with computing giant Nvidia on infotainment
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14th Nov 2020
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Hyundai and Kia to partner with computing giant Nvidia on infotainment

Charlie Bullis • Hyundai and Kia have joined the list of car companies to introduce over-the-air updates on future vehicles, among the list of new features its next-generation infotainment system – developed in partnership with computing giant Nvidia – will offer. The Korean car giant is yet to outline the capabilities of the new tech and it’s expected to focus on infotainment initially, but could eventually be adapted to engine management computer software upgrades.
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