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2021 Hummer EV to get 'crab mode' four-wheel steering
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15th Sep 2020
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2021 Hummer EV to get 'crab mode' four-wheel steering

The 2021 Hummer EV will be capable of driving diagonally thanks to a 'crab mode' four-wheel steering system, GMC has revealed. In a promotional video posted to YouTube, the General Motors truck division demonstrated the technology alongside a less-than-cryptic slogan “Sometimes the biggest leaps forward are actually diagonal”. However, the clip indicates the feature will be an optional extra, rather than fitted as standard.
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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
Classic Rolls-Royce goes electric
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23rd Aug 2020
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Classic Rolls-Royce goes electric

Up to 30 classic Rolls-Royces are set to be restored with electric powertrains by British conversion specialists Lunaz. The Phantom V and Silver Cloud variants will be offered in a range of body styles, including four-door limousine, two-door coupé and drop head coupé. The Phantom V draws power from a 120kWh battery pack, while the Silver Cloud draws power from a 80kWh battery pack. Lunaz claims both cars have a range of 300 miles (482km).
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William Davis
Navman's latest product wants to take on Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
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13th Aug 2020
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Navman's latest product wants to take on Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

You might assume the rise of smart in-car infotainment systems, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities could spell the end for the manufacturers of external sat-nav devices, but Navman would argue it’s the exact opposite. The Australian/Kiwi-born brand is out to prove it’s far from irrelevant in today’s tech-laden society, with the launch of its new range – led by a multi-tasking hero product it hopes will give modern drivers everything they need and more.
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Susannah Guthrie