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Jaguar Land Rover trialling a crypto 'Smart Wallet'
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29th Apr 2019
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Jaguar Land Rover trialling a crypto 'Smart Wallet'

Jaguar Land Rover has announced a new 'Smart Wallet' allowing drivers to earn money by reporting traffic obstructions is being tested. Using the Smart Wallet, drivers are able to link a cryptocurrency account to their car. When they encounter hazards like potholes, traffic jams or breakdowns, the company says correctly-equipped cars will be able to automatically report them to the relevant local authorities, or third-party 'navigation providers'.
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Scott Collie
Google Maps to show real-time EV charge point availability
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24th Apr 2019
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Google Maps to show real-time EV charge point availability

Google Maps will now show whether your nearest electric charging point is occupied the USA and UK. All users need to do is open the app on their phone, or the website on their desktop, and search for 'EV charging stations' for a live list of how many plugs are free at EVgo, SemaConnect and Chargemaster stations.
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Scott Collie
Audi e-tron to be the first vehicle in Oz with digital mirrors
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29th Mar 2019
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Audi e-tron to be the first vehicle in Oz with digital mirrors

If you thought buying an Audi e-tron quattro would be sufficient for propelling you into the future of mobility, think again. Audi is expected to offer the e-tron locally with the option of digital mirrors – the sleek and energy efficient mirrors that feature built-in high-resolution digital cameras in the place of mirrors. While the technology has been seen on countless concept cars, Audi is one of the few manufacturers on the market with the technology available on a production car.
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Paul Maric
AEB could become mandatory in Australia
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27th Feb 2019
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AEB could become mandatory in Australia

Australia looks likely to make autonomous emergency braking (AEB) mandatory on all new vehicles sold from the early 2020s, pending the passage of draft UN standards. Unlike the rules soon to face the European Union parliament, which includes lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring and black box data recorders, the United Nations World Forum for Harmonisation of Vehicle Regulations rules relate exclusively to autonomous emergency braking.
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Scott Collie
Amazon invests in autonomous driving technology company
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9th Feb 2019
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Amazon invests in autonomous driving technology company

Aurora, a startup focused solely on self-driving vehicle technology, has secured over US$530 million ($750 million) in Series B funding. This round of funding is led by venture capital firm Sequoia, Amazon, and T Rowe Price Associates, an asset management company. Thanks to this latest round of investment Sequoia gains a seat on Aurora's board. According to the Aurora, Amazon will be tapped for its "unique expertise, capabilities, and perspective".
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Derek Fung