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Zoox autonomous car leaks online ahead of worldwide launch
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9th Dec 2020
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Zoox autonomous car leaks online ahead of worldwide launch

California-based autonomous tech developer Zoox is preparing to unveil its first driverless car next week, however it appears the cat is already out of the bag. The all-electric vehicle – which CarAdvice understands will use LiDAR technology to navigate obstacles and be capable of bi-directional travel thanks to its symmetrical design – was snapped outside the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco over the weekend.
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William Davis
Roborace autonomous car slams into pit-wall before reaching first corner
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3rd Nov 2020
2 min read

Roborace autonomous car slams into pit-wall before reaching first corner

The Roborace series has successfully hosted fully autonomous motorsport events since 2016 – however, on Friday not everything quite went to plan. Competing at Britain’s Thruxton circuit, the Acronis SIT Autonomous team car suffered a nasty and embarrassing accident within seconds of leaving the starting grid for a test run. As it accelerated from the line the vehicle veered hard to the right, colliding with the pit wall and tearing off the front splitter.
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William Davis
Mercedes could be world's first car-maker with Level Three autonomy
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3rd Sep 2020
3 min read

Mercedes could be world's first car-maker with Level Three autonomy

The inventor of the motor car – Mercedes-Benz – is poised to take the first big step into the next level of autonomous driving, and has likened the achievement to planting a flag on the moon. Speaking to media ahead of the unveiling of the 2021 Mercedes S-Class sedan, the global boss of the German brand, Ola Kallenius, said the company was about to roll out "Level Three" autonomy, pending government approval.
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Joshua Dowling
2021 Nissan Ariya electric SUV revealed, Australian arm keen - UPDATE
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16th Jul 2020
4 min read

2021 Nissan Ariya electric SUV revealed, Australian arm keen - UPDATE

UPDATE: A European press release for the 2021 Nissan Ariya offers additional details on variants and WLTP-estimated driving ranges, which we've added to the body of this story as a breakout. July 15, 2020: The 2021 Nissan Ariya crossover has been revealed, debuting as the Japanese car maker's latest electric car after the Nissan Leaf and its first electric SUV, boasting all-wheel-drive capabilities, autonomous driving technology and more than 600 kilometres of range.
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Susannah Guthrie
Audi A9 e-tron electric flagship due in 2024 – report
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7th Jul 2020
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Audi A9 e-tron electric flagship due in 2024 – report

Audi will introduce its new A9 e-tron electric flagship sedan as soon as 2024, according to a new international report. The A9 e-tron model will be one of the first developed under Audi’s Artemis project – an initiative announced by Audi CEO Markus Duesmann last month to “focus on new technologies for electric (and) highly automated driving” – as a step towards the brand’s goal of having 75 electric models by 2029.
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Liam Murphy