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Classic Rolls-Royce goes electric
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23rd Aug 2020
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Classic Rolls-Royce goes electric

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William Davis
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23rd Aug 2020
2 min read

Classic Rolls-Royce goes electric

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William Davis
Four cylinders, eight pistons and no valves: Meet Cummins’ new 1000hp tank engine
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15th Aug 2020
4 min read

Four cylinders, eight pistons and no valves: Meet Cummins’ new 1000hp tank engine

There’s a new breed of engine coming for the USA's armed forces, and it could pave the way for more powerful and efficient engines in broader applications. It's called the Advanced Combat Engine (ACE). A co-development of Cummins and Achates Power, it’s radically different to a typical diesel engine that we all know. It’s the result of a $US47.4 million contract, aimed at producing the next generation of engine for military use.
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Sam Purcell
Audi talks tech: Electronic Chassis Platform
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9th Aug 2020
3 min read

Audi talks tech: Electronic Chassis Platform

Amid the current covid-clampdown that’s taking place around the world, automotive brands like Audi are looking for new and innovative ways to share news about their new models and technologies. In Audi’s instance those product communications are taking place via Audi Tech Talks, where engineers and executives talk up the brand’s latest and greatest developments. In the most recent, suspension development came under the spotlight.
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Kez Casey
BMW to debut remote engine start function, but is it legal to use?
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30th Jul 2020
2 min read

BMW to debut remote engine start function, but is it legal to use?

BMW will debut a remote engine start function on its upcoming 4 Series, 5 Series, and M5 Competition vehicles. The technology will allow operators to start the car's engine remotely – using a smartphone app – for up to 15 minutes before driving. During this time the interior can be heated or cooled and the seat warmers can be activated. Drivers can activate the function from any location through the BMW ConnectedDrive app.
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William Davis
Australian first: truck camera ‘mirrors’ point to technology coming to cars
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26th Jul 2020
3 min read

Australian first: truck camera ‘mirrors’ point to technology coming to cars

Side mirrors could soon be replaced by tiny cameras with high-resolution displays inside the cabin – to improve visibility and fuel economy. The first vehicle on sale in Australia available with cameras instead of side mirrors is the latest generation Mercedes-Benz Actros truck.
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Joshua Dowling
2021 Audi E-Tron S: superfast electric SUV due in Australia next year
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16th Jul 2020
2 min read

2021 Audi E-Tron S: superfast electric SUV due in Australia next year

Audi is out to prove electric cars don’t need to be boring, or slow. The German car maker has released details on the Audi E-Tron S electric SUV range ahead of its Australian arrival in the second half of next year. It promises sports-car performance – with a 0 to 100kmh time of 4.5 seconds – and has an “overboost” mode that delivers a phenomenal 370kW/973Nm output for up to eight seconds, designed for safer overtaking.
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Joshua Dowling