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BMW partnering with JLR on next-gen EV technology
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5th Jun 2019
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BMW partnering with JLR on next-gen EV technology

Jaguar Land Rover will team up with BMW to develop 'next-generation Electric Drive Units', as both brands look for a more efficient way to electrify their ranges going forward. The agreement is designed to make research and development into the electric space more cost-effective, and to improve economies of scale by having both companies buy from the same suppliers.
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Scott Collie
Apple CarPlay facelift unveiled
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3rd Jun 2019
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Apple CarPlay facelift unveiled

Last month Google unveiled a significant design update for its Android Auto smartphone mirroring system, so it's no surprise Apple used today's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote to whip the covers off revisions to its CarPlay setup. While the upcoming version of Android Auto has a significant design change, the latest iteration of CarPlay features a less dramatic overhaul.
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Derek Fung
Formula E: How electric racing is improving your tyres
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27th May 2019
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Formula E: How electric racing is improving your tyres

Formula E hasn't been around long. It's only five years old, certainly not since the beginning of motoring, but lessons from the electric single-seat series are already sneaking onto the school run. Michelin has been on board with Formula E since day one, developing the Pilot Sport EV (generation one cars) and now the Pilot Sport for the growing category, and says it's already transferred tech from the e-prix circuit into its production tyres.
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Scott Collie
2020 Skoda Superb teased again, here in Q3 - UPDATE
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14th May 2019
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2020 Skoda Superb teased again, here in Q3 - UPDATE

Skoda has previewed the upcoming 2020 Superb facelift once again, giving an early glimpse at the full LED lighting suite that will be available. UPDATE, 14/5/19: Skoda Australia has released initial details for the updated Skoda range, see bottom of article for details. Headlining the new light technology will be full-LED matrix headlights, a first for the Skoda brand. The flagship units consist of an LED module for the dipped and high beam, along with three more LED high beam segments.
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James Wong
Kia developing neater tech for emergency services
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1st May 2019
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Kia developing neater tech for emergency services

Kia and Fujitsu Australia have teamed up to develop a cleaner interface for emergency service vehicles. Rather than relying on bulky, tacked-on instruments, the system integrates into Kia's existing infotainment system. Based on a Stinger, the car pictured here relies on a Fujitsu software platform (which appears to have its roots in Google's Android platform) that pulls disparate technologies like active numberplate recognition, sirens and internal messaging into the one interface.
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Scott Collie