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Apple CarPlay to support Google Maps navigation
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4th Jun 2018
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Apple CarPlay to support Google Maps navigation

With the launch of iOS 12, the operating system behind the iPhone later this year, Apple users will soon be able to use Google Maps and other third-party navigation apps via the infotainment system of compatible cars. The announcement was made as part of today's keynote speech at Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Diego, California.
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Land Rover commences off-road autonomous testing
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31st May 2018
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Land Rover commences off-road autonomous testing

Land Rover has announced the commencement of Cortex, its project involving the development of off-road capable autonomous vehicles. The company says the development of Level 4 and Level 5 off-road autonomous technologies ensures future vehicles "are fully capable in any weather condition: dirt, rain, ice, snow or fog". As part of the initiative, Land Rover is employing new '5D' sensor technology – which combines acoustic, video, radar, light detection and distance-sensing data in real-time.
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US consumer groups label Tesla Autopilot system 'deceptive'
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28th May 2018
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US consumer groups label Tesla Autopilot system 'deceptive'

Two groups, The Center for Auto Safety and Consumer Watchdog, have called on the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate the Tesla Autopilot system.
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Skoda: Active Info Display coming in Q4
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15th May 2018
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Skoda: Active Info Display coming in Q4

Skoda Australia will join family members Audi and Volkswagen in offering a fully-digital instrument cluster forselect models later this year, the local arm has confirmed. Originally, the Czech brand's version of Volkswagen's Active Info Display – which measures 12.3 inches – was meant to launch with the all-new Karoq crossover, which goes on sale Down Under on July 2.
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James Wong
GM files patent for shape-shifting car
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10th May 2018
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GM files patent for shape-shifting car

General Motors is investigating how to make future autonomous vehicles more aerodynamic, especially when there's no-one or very few people on-board. GM Inside News has uncovered a patent filing for "Method and Systems for Reconfiguring a Vehicle Geometry". In short, the filing details how vehicles, most likely autonomous, could reconfigure themselves to handle various use cases.
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