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Kia shows off clutch-by-wire technology for mild-hybrid cars
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26th Jun 2020
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Kia shows off clutch-by-wire technology for mild-hybrid cars

Kia has revealed details of its new clutch-by-wire technology that allows use of a conventional manual transmission with mild-hybrid and start-stop systems. Modifying the traditional hydraulic system used to actuate clutches in manual cars – which is connected directly to the vehicle’s clutch pedal – Kia’s ‘intelligent manual transmission’ (iMT) places a module between the pedal and the hydraulics.
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Liam Murphy
Tesla files patent, begins rewriting Autopilot software
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21st Apr 2020
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Tesla files patent, begins rewriting Autopilot software

Tesla has filed a new patent application with start-up tech company DeepScale in a step towards rewriting the electric vehicle specialist’s Autopilot autonomous driving software. DeepScale – a San Francisco-based specialist in ‘machine learning’ software – was purchased by Tesla in October 2019 for an undisclosed amount to assist in development of autonomous driving technology, according to a reported by Electrek.
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Liam Murphy
How a blow-off valve works: we take a look inside one
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16th Mar 2018
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How a blow-off valve works: we take a look inside one

We’ve all heard the distinctive sound of a blow-off valve, but what exactly does it do, how does it work, and how do you know which type to buy for your car? In this video we explore the basic principles of the induction system on a turbocharged or supercharged vehicle, how a Blow-Off-Valve works, and the pros and cons of fitting on to your car. The different types of valve including Bypass, Dual Port and Atmospheric are also discussed.
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Mark Trueno
Mercedes-Benz says combustion engines still have life in them despite EV push
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5th Jan 2017
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Mercedes-Benz says combustion engines still have life in them despite EV push

Mercedes-Benz may be pushing its electric car agenda with its EQ sub-brand, but the German maker has confirmed at CES 2017 this week there is still plenty of life left in the conventional combustion engine. Mercedes-Benz’s EQ program will see the brand offer “at least 10 battery electric vehicles by 2025”, but along with charging ahead (!) in the EV market, Mercedes-Benz is looking to adapt its conventional powertrain line-up, too.
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Matt Campbell
CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 2, 2016
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2nd Sep 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 2, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage,with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews. What happened in the week ending September 2, 2016? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below. THE WEEK IN NEWS:
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Tegan Lawson