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Volvo puts drunk drivers on notice
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20th Mar 2019
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Volvo puts drunk drivers on notice

Volvo will add sensors to detect drunk drivers and distracted drivers, announcing all vehicles on the SPA2 platform will be fitted with advanced driver monitoring technology from the early 2020s. Subaru already has a driver-monitoring camera in the Forester, designed to force owners who take their eyes off the road to pay attention, but Volvo is promising to take things a step further, by using the semi-autonomous systems in its vehicles to take control.
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Scott Collie
Smart poles to light up EV charging in Sydney
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12th Mar 2019
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Smart poles to light up EV charging in Sydney

Charging your electric vehicle on the run is about to become a little easier thanks to new technology being trialled in Sydney beginning this week. The first of 20 smart street lights, each believed to cost around $30,000, has been installed in Sydney’s Blacktown and offers free – for now – charging points for EVs. Further poles are expected to be rolled out in Blacktown and Canada Bay in Sydney’s inner-west.
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Rob Margeit
Scientists develop method of converting waste plastic into fuel
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14th Feb 2019
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Scientists develop method of converting waste plastic into fuel

Scientists at Purdue University in Indiana have discovered a way to turn polypropylene plastic waste into oil, which can then be turned into petrol or diesel fuel. As part of a paper published in Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, a team led by professor Linda Wang created the oil by adding pellets of purified polypropylene waste to supercritical water, an extremely hot and highly-pressurised form of the liquid.
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Derek Fung
Hyundai debuts multi-impact airbag
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26th Jan 2019
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Hyundai debuts multi-impact airbag

Hyundai has revealed the world's first multi-impact airbag, designed to protect drivers in collisions where the first collision isn't necessarily the most dangerous. In scenarios where the airbags might not deploy after the first impact – say a car crashing into another car, below the main airbag trigger threshold – the Hyundai system is capable of detecting the occupants' positions, and firing faster than the initial airbag system.
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Scott Collie
Honda reveals in-car commerce prototype at CES
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9th Jan 2019
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Honda reveals in-car commerce prototype at CES

Honda has taken its next step into the in-car commerce sphere with the reveal of the Honda Dream Drive prototype infotainment software, which the brand claims to be the "automotive industry’s first integrated driver and passenger infotainment, commerce, services and rewards dashboards within the vehicle environment".
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James Wong