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Tesla Model 3 stolen by reusing mobile phone authentication key
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7th Sep 2018
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Tesla Model 3 stolen by reusing mobile phone authentication key

A 21-year-old man has been arrested in Texas after stealing a Tesla Model 3 from a rental company using only the Tesla app, hinting at what could become a more common issue across the industry. It's believed the man gained access to the car by manipulating the Tesla app to unlock and start it, as well as disable GPS tracking. Computer forensics specialist, Mark Lanterman, believes the suspect was able to do this using a loophole in Tesla’s procedures.
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Chris Gething
Jaguar Land Rover turns to 'virtual eyes' for self-driving pods
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29th Aug 2018
2 min read

Jaguar Land Rover turns to 'virtual eyes' for self-driving pods

Small nods to pedestrians, waves for polite drivers and high-beam flashes to warn of impending speed cameras are all part of the fabric making our road system work. They're also beyond reach for cars without an empathetic human behind the wheel. To help self-driving pods better communicate with the world around them, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has turned to a set of (terrifying) virtual eyes.
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Scott Collie
Holden announces $28 million for autonomy and EVs, 150 new jobs
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21st Aug 2018
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Holden announces $28 million for autonomy and EVs, 150 new jobs

General Motors (GM) has announced plans to make Holden a hub for engineering autonomous technology and electric vehicles, pouring an additional $28 million into local research and development, and promising 150 new engineering and design jobs. That takes the annual spend on research and design for Holden beyond $120 million, an increase of around 30 per cent, and will push the local design and engineering team to around 500 employees.
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Scott Collie
Ferrari debuts world-first 'low-bake' paint finish
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2nd Aug 2018
1 min read

Ferrari debuts world-first 'low-bake' paint finish

Ferrari has introduced a new low-temperature paint process, designed to deliver better uniformity across components and a lower environmental impact. Developed in partnership with PPG Industries, the new paint finish is called 'Low Cure' clear coats. It relies on a specially formulated clear coat, which allows Ferrari to bake the paint at 100 degrees instead of 150 degrees.
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Scott Collie
Michelin developing ultra high-speed tyres, alternative materials
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1st Aug 2018
3 min read

Michelin developing ultra high-speed tyres, alternative materials

French tyre maker Michelin is currently developing a tyre capable of cracking a mind-blowing 482km/h (300mph), which would allow street-legal hyper-cars like the Bugatti Chiron and Koenigsegg Agera RS to exceed higher straight-line speeds than what they have officially recorded to date (431km/h and 447.2km/h respectively).
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Anthony Crawford