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Apple plans to become car maker by 2024; Musk takes aim – report
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23rd Dec 2020
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Apple plans to become car maker by 2024; Musk takes aim – report

Apple has its eye on the automotive industry, with insiders telling news outlet Reuters the tech giant wants to begin production of a vehicle in 2024. Nicknamed 'Project Titan', the self-driving electric car planned by Apple is said to be back on track, having been on and off since the idea first emerged in 2012.
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Ben Zachariah
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
Mercedes-Benz and BMW end autonomous driving partnership
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22nd Jun 2020
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Mercedes-Benz and BMW end autonomous driving partnership

Rival German car makers Mercedes-Benz and BMW have paused their partnership to jointly-develop autonomous driving technology. The alliance – announced in 2019 – plotted to develop ‘next-generation’ autonomous driving (up to 'fully-autonomous' Level 4), with the first cars fitted with the technology slated for launch in 2024. However, citing exceeding costs and adverse economic conditions, the brands announced they would pause their partnership indefinitely.
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Liam Murphy
Nissan unveils avatars: virtual reality companions for autonomous cars
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24th Oct 2019
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Nissan unveils avatars: virtual reality companions for autonomous cars

Japanese carmaker Nissan has unveiled virtual reality (VR) passengers to keep drivers company in autonomous cars during long journeys. In one of the most bizarre media presentations during the 2019 Tokyo motor show, Nissan demonstrated how passengers could appear in thin air, giving lonely drivers someone to talk to whether they are struck in traffic or on a weekend drive.
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Joshua Dowling
Infiniti Q50 to debut world-first autonomous tech
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16th May 2019
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Infiniti Q50 to debut world-first autonomous tech

The Infiniti Q50 will debut a new driver-assistance system that will allow for hands-off driving later this year. Exclusive to the Japanese market at this stage, the Q50 – sold in its home region as the Nissan Skyline – will get an enhanced ProPilot technology suite (dubbed ProPilot 2.0) that uses the vehicle's navigation system to assist drivers on the highway over a pre-determined route.
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James Wong