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GM infotainment to be Android-based from 2021, confirmed for Holden
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5th Sep 2019
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GM infotainment to be Android-based from 2021, confirmed for Holden

General Motors has announced it will beginning rolling out new infotainment systems based on the Android mobile operating system from 2021. By using the Android operating system, GM will be able to offer navigation using a Google Maps app built into the head unit. For cars with internet connectivity this means access to live traffic information and automatic rerouting.
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Derek Fung
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi signs autonomous car deal with Google
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21st Jun 2019
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Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi signs autonomous car deal with Google

Waymo, Google's self-driving car unit, has signed a deal to commercialise autonomous vehicle services with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. According to the companies, this new agreement is "exclusive... for an initial period" and will see the partners "explore all aspects" of autonomous vehicle services in France and Japan, including passenger services and cargo delivery.
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Derek Fung
Waymo leads autonomous vehicle industry on disengagements
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18th Feb 2019
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Waymo leads autonomous vehicle industry on disengagements

Google's self-driving cars, operating under the Waymo name, required human intervention just once every 11,154mi (17,950km) in 2018, comfortably making it the industry leader for disengagements. Waymo vehicles drove a whopping 1.2 million miles (1.93 million kilometres) in California last year, equating to a "50 per cent reduction in the rate of disengagements and a 96 per cent increase in the average miles travelled between disengagements" compared to 2017.
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Scott Collie
Time Machine Tuesday: 26 June 2018
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26th Jun 2018
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Time Machine Tuesday: 26 June 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of June 26 in years past. The all-new X5 was revealed just weeks ago, and one year ago today saw the debut of the smaller X3.
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James Wong
Waymo takes 'Early Riders' for a spin - VIDEO
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15th Mar 2018
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Waymo takes 'Early Riders' for a spin - VIDEO

Google's Waymo autonomous driving subsidiary has shown off its new self-driving vehicles by taking members of the public out for a spin. Dubbed 'Early Rider Moments', the short clip shows the reactions of people participating in Waymo's autonomous driving trials. The Chrysler Pacifica test vehicles are completely controlled by the company's array of sensors, radars, and artificial intelligence (AI) systems, without any form of human input from the driver's seat.
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James Wong