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Car News Daily: Your daily download
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1st Oct 2019
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Car News Daily: Your daily download

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Mandy Turner
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1st Oct 2019
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Car News Daily: Your daily download

Mitsubishi Triton 2019, ŠKODA 2019, Hyundai Tucson 2019, 2019
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Mandy Turner
Former Uber engineer charged for stealing autonomous driving secrets
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1st Sep 2019
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Former Uber engineer charged for stealing autonomous driving secrets

Anthony Levandowski, the former head of the self-driving car research program at Uber, has been indicted on 33 charges related to stealing secrets from his former employer Waymo, the autonomous driving arm of Google. Federal prosecutors allege Levandowski downloaded 14,000 files, including circuit board layouts and LiDAR designs, from Google's self-driving vehicle division and stored them on a personal laptop.
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Derek Fung
Uber adopts five-star car safety policy but not newer vehicles
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2nd Apr 2019
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Uber adopts five-star car safety policy but not newer vehicles

Uber passengers will soon have the benefit of riding only in cars with a five-star safety rating – however most cars will still be allowed to be up to 10 years old. Ride sharing service Uber has announced it will join Australian governments and leading fleet operators by adopting a policy of only having cars with five-star ANCAP safety standards.
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Joshua Dowling
Uber ends self-driving truck development - report
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31st Jul 2018
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Uber ends self-driving truck development - report

Uber has decided to close its self-driving truck department, and concentrate its autonomous vehicle efforts in passenger car sphere. "We recently took the important step of returning to public roads in Pittsburgh, and as we look to continue that momentum, we believe having our entire team’s energy and expertise focused on this effort is the best path forward,” Eric Meyhofer, head of Uber Advanced Technologies Group, said in an internal email sent to employees and seen by Techcrunch.
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Derek Fung
Volkswagen partners with UniCar ride-sharing service
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9th Apr 2018
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Volkswagen partners with UniCar ride-sharing service

Volkswagen Australia has dipped its toes into the burgeoning ride-share market, joining forces with UniCar to become a preferred vehicle provider. The pilot program for the service commences this week at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, where UniCar will offer vehicles from the Volkswagen range to customers and drivers.
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James Wong
Around the Tracks: Autonomous driving, Fullboost in the CarAdvice Stinger
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26th Mar 2018
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Around the Tracks: Autonomous driving, Fullboost in the CarAdvice Stinger

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the articles, videos and social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand-new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay?
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Scott Collie