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BMW Australia “still on track” to offer Android Auto by mid-2020
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22nd Mar 2020
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BMW Australia “still on track” to offer Android Auto by mid-2020

BMW Australia remains confident it will deliver on its promise of an Android Auto upgrade by mid-2020, despite concerns surrounding coronavirus COVID-19 and its negative effect on the automotive industry. In late-2019, the marque said it will integrate Android Auto into its iDrive operating software for the first time – and expand the system’s capacity to be updated with over-the-air (OTA) wireless technology – by mid-2020. “We’re still on track [for mid-2020],” BMW Australia told CarAdvice.
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Liam Murphy
Australian Genesis GV80 models will score a 3D instrument cluster
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19th Mar 2020
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Australian Genesis GV80 models will score a 3D instrument cluster

The new Genesis GV80 will receive a brand new three-dimensional instrument cluster created by German auto parts manufacturer Continental – and it won't require 3D glasses to view. UPDATE, August 19 2020: Australian pricing for the 2021 Genesis GV80 has now been confirmed. Details here. The rest of this review remains unchanged.
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Susannah Guthrie
Got a MINI? There’s an app for that.
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15th Mar 2020
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Got a MINI? There’s an app for that.

The line between personal technology and our cars is becoming increasingly blurred, thanks to a new generation of connected vehicles and user technology. This is a series of pieces where we look at the mobile applications available for your car. First cab off the rank, is MINI. MINI Driver’s Guide: Digital owner’s manual for your car, linked to the VIN.
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James Ward
Electric car fast-charging network one of Australia's 'highest priorities'
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27th Feb 2020
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Electric car fast-charging network one of Australia's 'highest priorities'

Infrastructure Australia (IA) has identified the development of a fast-charging network for electric cars as one of Australia's highest national priorities over the next five years. In its Infrastructure Priority List 2020 – a guide to the investments required to "secure a sustainable and prosperous future" – the independent advisory body cited a lack of access to charging stations as a major hindrance to the uptake of electric cars.
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Susannah Guthrie
London Electric Vehicle Company predicts massive growth for 2020
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24th Feb 2020
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London Electric Vehicle Company predicts massive growth for 2020

Geely-owned electric vehicle (EV) maker, London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) has forecasted major growth for 2020 following its 2019 sales figures. After selling more than 2500 of its hybrid TX taxi and shuttle variants across 2019 (up from 1300 in 2018), the marque has begun preparations for a projected further 50 per cent increase in demand in 2020. LEVC believes it will be selling into 20 markets globally by the end of 2020.
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Liam Murphy