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Over 3300 people snapped by NSW mobile phone cameras in one week
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18th Dec 2019
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Over 3300 people snapped by NSW mobile phone cameras in one week

The world-first mobile phone detection cameras recently launched in New South Wales caught more than 3300 people using their phones while driving in their first week of operation – but the drivers caught will only be warned, not fined. A total of 3303 drivers were caught using fixed and trailer-mounted phone-detection cameras in New South Wales between December 1 and December 7.
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Scott Collie
Queensland: $1000 fines for in-car phone use, phone-monitoring cameras coming
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29th Nov 2019
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Queensland: $1000 fines for in-car phone use, phone-monitoring cameras coming

Being caught using a mobile phone while driving in Queensland is about to get a lot more expensive. The Queensland Government has announced any driver caught using a mobile phone behind the wheel will be fined $1000 and four demerit points. For drivers caught twice within 12 months, double demerit points apply and they may now lose their licence. Queensland will also trial cameras recently introduced in New South Wales to detect mobile phone usage.
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William Stopford
Bentley V8 engine turns 60
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17th Nov 2019
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Bentley V8 engine turns 60

The motoring world isn't kind to old technology. The average model cycle is eight years, with a styling change halfway through to keep things fresh – if you're really good at facelifts, maybe a model can be stretched to 12 or 13 years. Bentley doesn't really work on the same timelines as the rest of the motoring industry, though. Forget 12 years, the V8 engine in the current Mulsanne has just turned 60.
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Scott Collie
Toyota: Apple CarPlay retrofit $199 for selected models
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31st Oct 2019
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Toyota: Apple CarPlay retrofit $199 for selected models

Toyota Australia has finally rolled out its Apple CarPlay and Android Auto retrofit program, along with announcing the standard fitment of the smartphone mirroring systems across its new-generation model lines. From November 1, existing owners of the Camry, Corolla, Granvia, HiAce, Prius and RAV4 will be able to upgrade their vehicles' infotainment systems – costing $199 for Camry, Corolla and Prius, while Granvia, HiAce and RAV4 retrofits will be free of charge.
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James Wong
Nissan unveils avatars: virtual reality companions for autonomous cars
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24th Oct 2019
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Nissan unveils avatars: virtual reality companions for autonomous cars

Japanese carmaker Nissan has unveiled virtual reality (VR) passengers to keep drivers company in autonomous cars during long journeys. In one of the most bizarre media presentations during the 2019 Tokyo motor show, Nissan demonstrated how passengers could appear in thin air, giving lonely drivers someone to talk to whether they are struck in traffic or on a weekend drive.
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Joshua Dowling
Hyundai reveals AI cruise control system
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21st Oct 2019
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Hyundai reveals AI cruise control system

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Scott Collie
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21st Oct 2019
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Hyundai reveals AI cruise control system

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Scott Collie