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General Motors offers ‘in-flight movies’ for cars with WarnerMedia RIDE streaming service
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31st Oct 2020
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General Motors offers ‘in-flight movies’ for cars with WarnerMedia RIDE streaming service

Cross country road trips in the US have been upgraded to Business Class with the announcement of a collaboration between General Motors, WarnerMedia and telecommunications provider AT&T. The service, called WarnerMedia Ride, allows owners of GM-brand vehicles (Chevrolet, GMC, Buick and Cadillac) to stream on-demand entertainment via the car’s WiFi hotspot and an unlimited-data AT&T 4G plan.
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James Ward
Florida joins Australian states in introducing digital driver's licences
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14th Oct 2020
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Florida joins Australian states in introducing digital driver's licences

The state of Florida will be the first state in the United States to offer motorists the option of a digital driver's licence from 2021, joining a handful of Australian states that already offer the service. From next year, residents of Florida will be able to apply for a licence that can be accessed across a wide range of devices, including smartphones and tablets, and will be recognised both nationally and internationally.
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Susannah Guthrie
Audi Australia commits to 100 per cent renewable energy by 2021
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4th Oct 2020
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Audi Australia commits to 100 per cent renewable energy by 2021

Audi Australia has pledged to obtain 100 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources. A spokesperson for the manufacturer told CarAdvice the commitment will relate to the energy consumption of all local business operations, and is set to come into effect from 2021. Accredited through government regulator GreenPower, electricity will be sourced primarily from the Capital Wind Farm precinct near Tarago, New South Wales.
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William Davis
Nissan aims to make carbon fibre more affordable – and use it on more models
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7th Sep 2020
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Nissan aims to make carbon fibre more affordable – and use it on more models

Once the realm of only the most exotic, and most expensive supercars, carbon fibre is more widely used now than ever before, across manufacturing sectors outside traditional industries. The material used widely in planes, rockets and those aforementioned expensive sportscars, still hasn’t been broadly available though. Now, Nissan has come up with a process that might see it appear on more mass-market cars.
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Trent Nikolic
Ford is developing new technology to predict car accidents before they happen
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30th Aug 2020
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Ford is developing new technology to predict car accidents before they happen

Ford is leading a research project in the United Kingdom that could see road travel in urban centres become easier and safer thanks to the ability to "foresee traffic incidents" and prevent them from happening. Ford Mobility has partnered with a group of councils, transport bodies and universities to create a predictive road safety tool that utilises data from connected vehicles, local authorities and roadside sensors to identify high-risk hotspots.
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Susannah Guthrie