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2020 Kia XCeed previewed with digital instruments
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12th Jun 2019
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2020 Kia XCeed previewed with digital instruments

Kia Motors Europe has issued yet another teaser for its upcoming XCeed crossover, this time showing off the new available digital instrument cluster. The 12.3-inch display has a resolution of 1920 x 720 pixels, incorporating virtual dials and a multifunction display in the centre. Drivers will be able to switch between navigation, audio, phone and trip computer information using the multifunction section.
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James Wong
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
Jaguar reveals smarter 'Sensory Steering Wheel'
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31st May 2019
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Jaguar reveals smarter 'Sensory Steering Wheel'

Jaguar Land Rover has taken a regular, everyday heated steering wheel and turned the technology on its head. Rather than roasting your palms on a chilly morning, the Sensory Steering Wheel uses two heating elements to tell drivers when and where to turn. Developed alongside Glasgow University, the wheel has elements on both sides of the wheel capable of warming or cooling its section by six degrees. Driver would be able to control how warm the wheel gets, if that's too much.
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Scott Collie
Tesla updates battery software after Hong Kong, Shanghai fires
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18th May 2019
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Tesla updates battery software after Hong Kong, Shanghai fires

Tesla has wirelessly updated the software on the Model S and Model X, after spontaneous battery fires in Shanghai and Hong Kong. The company this week issued the update, which tweaks "charge and thermal management settings" in the battery out of "an abundance of caution".
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Scott Collie
2020 BMW M8 to get adaptive braking system
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10th May 2019
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2020 BMW M8 to get adaptive braking system

BMW has offered a teaser of its upcoming M8 Coupe and Convertible, revealing details about its highly customisable M Mode. Modern performance cars will let you tweak essentially every facet of their driving experience. Throttle response, engine noise, steering weight – they're all changeable, depending on the driver's mood. REVIEW: BMW 8 Series tested in Australia
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Scott Collie