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Road-testing the Turo car-hire app, and a Dodge Challenger
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5 days ago
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Road-testing the Turo car-hire app, and a Dodge Challenger

It seems a little flippant to talk about international travel right at the moment, given all that is going on in the world. But the following story comes from a time, late last year in fact, when we could travel. We decided to put it together for you, to give you something to think about when you can travel again. Also, as a bit of an escape from the current lockdowns, shutdowns and lockouts around the world. Cast your mind back, then, to October 2019…
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Trent Nikolic
BMW to debut remote engine start function, but is it legal to use?
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30th Jul 2020
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BMW to debut remote engine start function, but is it legal to use?

BMW will debut a remote engine start function on its upcoming 4 Series, 5 Series, and M5 Competition vehicles. The technology will allow operators to start the car's engine remotely – using a smartphone app – for up to 15 minutes before driving. During this time the interior can be heated or cooled and the seat warmers can be activated. Drivers can activate the function from any location through the BMW ConnectedDrive app.
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William Davis
Audi CEO: Tesla is 'two years ahead' of the curve
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28th Jul 2020
2 min read

Audi CEO: Tesla is 'two years ahead' of the curve

Audi's new CEO believes Tesla has a major head-start on the rest of the automotive industry, admitting his company has some catching up to do in the electric car space. Markus Duesmann, who took the helm at Audi on April 1, 2020, said Elon Musk's company is "two years ahead" of Audi when it comes to the development of in-car software, autonomous capabilities and battery technology.
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Susannah Guthrie
Ford Pass Connect unlocks hi-tech features using your phone 
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16th Jul 2020
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Ford Pass Connect unlocks hi-tech features using your phone 

Ford is about to introduce remote smartphone connectivity that will allow owners to lock and unlock their car, pinpoint its location when parked, and check fuel levels and tyre pressures from the convenience of their phone. The technology – called Ford Pass Connect – will initially roll out on the Ford Ranger ute, Ford Everest SUV and Ford Transit van, before being fitted as standard on all models including the Ford Fiesta, Ford Focus, Ford Escape and Ford Mustang by early 2021.
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Joshua Dowling
Apple iPhone Digital Key will soon be able to unlock your car
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22nd Jun 2020
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Apple iPhone Digital Key will soon be able to unlock your car

Apple iPhone users will soon be able to lock, unlock and start their car using the smartphone’s near-field sensor technology and a new app called Digital Key. The tech giant announced overnight that its latest devices with the near-field sensor technology will be able to lock and unlock certain BMW cars by ‘tapping’ or positioning their phone near the front door handles. Once inside the car, the same technology will start the car at the press of a button.
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Joshua Dowling