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Apple CarPlay, Android Auto less distracting than manufacturer systems - study
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2nd Jul 2018
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Apple CarPlay, Android Auto less distracting than manufacturer systems - study

Manufacturers are pouring countless hours (and dollars) into developing more advanced infotainment systems, as they race for technology leadership. While they're feature-packed and (sometimes) look very pretty, a study from the North American AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has found Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are less distracting in day-to-day driving.
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Scott Collie
Jaguar Land Rover trialling connected car tech
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25th Jun 2018
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Jaguar Land Rover trialling connected car tech

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has released details of its connected vehicle testing, commencing new trials as part of the UK CITE Project. The British automotive group says it has deployed a fleet of connected cars – based on current models like the Jaguar F-Pace, Land Rover Discovery and Range Rover Sport – with an array of communication systems that can 'talk' to other vehicles and compatible infrastructure.
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James Wong
China to mandate car-tracking chips from 2019 – report
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16th Jun 2018
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China to mandate car-tracking chips from 2019 – report

Tracking devices will soon be fitted to cars registered in China in an effort to tackle the country's notorious congestion and pollution problem. According to The Wall Street Journal, from July the country will begin fitting cars with radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags at registration time. Although the scheme won't be compulsory at first, it looks likely it will become mandatory for new cars starting from 2019.
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Derek Fung
Volvo expects a third of its cars to be autonomous by 2025
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8th Jun 2018
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Volvo expects a third of its cars to be autonomous by 2025

Volvo has laid out “operational ambitions" for electrification, self-driving and subscription services, which it hopes to achieve by 2025. As previously announced, the Chinese-owned automaker hopes to generate half its annual sales from pure-electric vehicles (EV) by 2025. If this comes to pass, it’ll be quite an achievement given it's yet to announce a mass-market pure-electric vehicle.
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Derek Fung
Ford adds Waze connectivity to Sync 3 – UPDATE
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31st May 2018
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Ford adds Waze connectivity to Sync 3 – UPDATE

UPDATE (4/6/18): Ford Australia has confirmed that the Waze function is available Down Under. See bottom of article for details. Ford North America has announced a new function of its Sync 3 infotainment system – it can now project the Waze navigation app from an iPhone. Using the Sync AppLink system, owners can plug their iPhone in using the USB port and view the app's real-time traffic and navigation service on the touchscreen, and control it via voice commands.
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James Wong
BMW first to market with wireless charging
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30th May 2018
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BMW first to market with wireless charging

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Scott Collie
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30th May 2018
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BMW first to market with wireless charging

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