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BMW Australia “still on track” to offer Android Auto by mid-2020
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22nd Mar 2020
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BMW Australia “still on track” to offer Android Auto by mid-2020

BMW Australia remains confident it will deliver on its promise of an Android Auto upgrade by mid-2020, despite concerns surrounding coronavirus COVID-19 and its negative effect on the automotive industry. In late-2019, the marque said it will integrate Android Auto into its iDrive operating software for the first time – and expand the system’s capacity to be updated with over-the-air (OTA) wireless technology – by mid-2020. “We’re still on track [for mid-2020],” BMW Australia told CarAdvice.
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Liam Murphy
Samsung prototypes long-life solid-state EV battery
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17th Mar 2020
2 min read

Samsung prototypes long-life solid-state EV battery

Samsung has proposed a new type of solid-state battery smaller than a lithium-ion battery yet capable of storing more charge, and degrades more slowly than other iterations of this tech. The prototype – based on research towards driving “the expansion of electric vehicles (EVs)" – uses a new kind of anode that could potentially offer a longer usable lifespan of more than 1000 full charges.
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Mike Costello
Got a MINI? There’s an app for that.
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15th Mar 2020
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Got a MINI? There’s an app for that.

The line between personal technology and our cars is becoming increasingly blurred, thanks to a new generation of connected vehicles and user technology. This is a series of pieces where we look at the mobile applications available for your car. First cab off the rank, is MINI. MINI Driver’s Guide: Digital owner’s manual for your car, linked to the VIN.
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James Ward
2020 Volkswagen Golf GTE and GTD revealed
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27th Feb 2020
3 min read

2020 Volkswagen Golf GTE and GTD revealed

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Liam Murphy
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27th Feb 2020
3 min read

2020 Volkswagen Golf GTE and GTD revealed

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Liam Murphy
Ride-share services like Uber produce more carbon emissions than private cars, study finds
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26th Feb 2020
2 min read

Ride-share services like Uber produce more carbon emissions than private cars, study finds

Ride-sharing or ride-hailing services like Uber contribute more CO2 emissions to the atmosphere than their private car counterparts, according to a new scientific report. In the paper Ride-Hailing’s Climate Risks: Steering a Growing Industry Toward a Clean Transportation Future, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) found the use of these services in the United States creates an estimated 69 per cent more pollution than the trips they displace.
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Susannah Guthrie
10 electric utes on the horizon
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24th Feb 2020
4 min read

10 electric utes on the horizon

The electrification revolution has made its way through hatchbacks to sedans and SUVs and now it has its sights set firmly on a new frontier: utes. As with most automotive industry showdowns, it was Tesla that kicked off this sparring match with its not-so-bulletproof Cybertruck, releasing a video showing the all-wheel-drive, all-electric pickup tugging a Ford F-150 up a hill.
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Susannah Guthrie